Urban Planner: April 6, 2012
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Urban Planner: April 6, 2012

In today's UP: a Passion parade in Little Italy, Silent Shout at Milk Glass, The Elwins headline a Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser, The Buzz Garage re-opens, and Chris Locke's funny friends help send him to Portland.

Toronto-based jokester Chris Locke is maximizing his Portland appeal in this photo, what with the flannel and logging. Photo by Derek Horn.

PARADE: The parish of St. Francis of Assisi will once again be leading a procession through the streets of Little Italy to commemorate Good Friday this year, proceeding through side streets up to College Street (here’s their usual route). St. Francis of Assisi Church (72 Mansfield Avenue), 3 p.m., FREE.

DANCE: The Silent Shout “dark dance” series returns in a new venue with new acts, including Montreal’s Armen at the Bazaar, and local acts Kontravoid and Farragoes. Before, in-between, and after, DJ ARP 2600 and special guests will be spinning electronic tunes you can get your butt wiggling to. Milk Glass (1247 Dundas Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $5.

POP: The Elwins are home from their SXSW and back-road trip, and they’re headlining tonight’s Wheel Talk concert, raising funds for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Also on the bill are up-and-comers Jane’s Party and Alright Alright. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $10.

PUNK: The Buzz Records Garage, closed for the winter due to a lack of heating, has their 2012 re-opening party tonight, featuring fuzzed-out fun with a trio of performances, from HUT, Hussy, and Das Rad. Buzz Records Garage (73 Cecil Street), doors at 9:30 p.m., PWYC.

COMEDY: A man in a too-small T-shirt and a bullhorn in each hand, Toronto-based comic Chris Locke is looking to make his way to Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival to see how his jokes go over in the Pacific North West, and he’s put together a stellar line-up of his colleagues for a fundraising show. On the bill is Mark Little, Kathleen Phillips, Graham Chittenden, and more. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 10 p.m., $10.

Correction: April 6, 12:37PM – The feature image of this post was attributed to Derek Horne, whose name was misspelled. His name has been corrected in the feature image credit.

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