In today's Urban Planner: Tweet about city life for the @strollcity project; see ELLAmentary with a cocktail and lobster roll in hand; and follow the exploits of The Dick Ridgeport 5 as they explore the 21st century, Monkee-style.
STROLL: Author and flâneur Shawn Micallef is relaunching his popular @strollcity series today, with the crowdsourced and Twitter-fuelled project appearing on subway-platform screens across the city. Micallef’s already started tweeting for the project himself, but the official rebundling of participants’ street-level observational tweets will launch midday today, and appear as part of the Art For Commuters project on video screens throughout the TTC until June 24. Subway-platform screens across Toronto, FREE.
THEATRE: We were big fans of Christine Aziz’s ELLAmentary when it debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival, and at its last short run at Red Sandcastle Theatre. Now, Aziz is preparing to take her coming-of-age musical on the road, and is playing a couple of fundraising shows in anticipation. For this evening’s closing performance, she’s also partnered with Ivy Knight’s 86’d Mondays lounge event; ticket holders will be treated to a complimentary drink and lobster roll. Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West), doors 6:30 p.m., show 7 p.m., $10.
COMEDY: The Action Slacks, the comedic improv team behind Class City: An Improvised History of Toronto, is reaching back in time for their new show, debuting tonight. It’s the Dick Ridegeport 5! features a Monkees-style musical troupe from the ’60s transported to the here and now, and their zany adventures on stage will be scored live by surf rock band Luau or Die. The Charlotte Room (19 Charlotte Street), 8 p.m., $10.
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