In today's Urban Planner: She Said What's sketch, Scrim for Rent's Lawrence & Holloman, and plenty of music and stand-up to take NXNE's place.
COMEDY: Two great events we’re excited about:
- The four funny women of She Said What are presenting a night of new sketches tonight. The evening is titled She Said What, Who, Where, Why, When?!; Dave Merheje hosts and Gavin Crawford is a special guest. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $12.
- The Monarch Tavern was a hotspot over NXNE for several (very) late-night comedy showcases. Tonight, for the first time, the tavern is hosting an instalment of Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev’s now monthly Laughable stand-up showcase, with guests like Rob Pue, Jillian Thomas, and Zabrina Chevannes. The Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street), 9 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Scrim for Rent Productions is putting on Morris Panych’s two-hander Lawrence & Holloman, starring veteran performers Jerry Schaeffer and Trent McMullan. The black comedy about two losers who meet over drinks is staged in the Winchester Kitchen, and you’ll be able to have a drink yourself as you watch the proceedings. Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester Street), doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., $15–$20.
MUSIC: Not quite ready for the North By Northeast Festival to end? The good news is that there are any number of great shows to tide you over, and two in particular we’re highlighting. To wit:
- There were plenty of veteran established acts at NXNE, and if you want to see another, Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai is the big ticket draw in town tonight. Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $29.50 in advance at Rotate This or Soundscapes.
- If you’re looking for an out-of-town act on the rise, Washington, D.C.’s Les Rhinocéros, who fuse ambient, jazz, world music, and more into their own style, are headlining tonight, with openers Many Arms and BBC3. The Rhinos are most closely associated with John Zorn, being signed to his label Tzadik. The Tranzac Main Hall (292 Brunswick Avenue), 8 p.m., $8.
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