In today's Urban Planner: fishing in Toronto, celebrating disposable films, and Sketch Com-Ageddon.
FISH: The Don River might not immediately inspire you with the urge to fish, but downtown angling is, in fact, a thing. Lake Ontario Evenings: The Urban Angling Edition will examine the type of fish found in Toronto, whether they’re safe to eat, and what events anglers can join in the city. The event marks the official launch of Chris Robinson’s Fishes of Toronto, and talks will be by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Satyendra Bhavsar, the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Wil Wegman, and tournament angler Dave Chong. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 6:30–9 p.m., FREE.
FILM: Film snobs may rue that everyone with an iPhone considers themselves a cinematographer, but the Disposable Film Festival celebrates it. Started in 2007, this festival encourages indie creativity and champions short films made on non-professional devices. Some of this year’s best Disposable Film submissions will screen as part of the film component of NXNE. National Film Board (150 John Street), 8 p.m., $10 or FREE with NXNE Film Fest wristband/pass.
COMEDY: The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival presents the launch of the fifth annual Sketch Com-Ageddon. In tonight’s preliminary round, troupes will be given five minutes each to impress the audience and SketchFest panel sufficiently to be granted a spot in the semi-finals. Participants throughout the week include 2011 Encouragement Award winners British Teeth, Producers’ Pick Award winners Jape (2008) and Vest of Friends (2011), and the 2010 Sketch Com-Ageddon champs Smells Like the 80s. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., tickets are $8 per show or $12 for both.
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