Urban Planner: July 20, 2012
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Urban Planner: July 20, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: The Best of the Fringe Festival holdover series; public Manhunt and Capture the Flag games; comedy from Kathleen Phillips and Melissa D'Agostino, and music from Hugh Oliver and Fiver.

Comedian Kathleen Phillips (pictured) and One Hundred Dollars' singer Simone Schmidt's new project Fiver split a bill at Saving Gigi tonight.

THEATRE: Many of the recent Toronto Fringe Festival‘s more successful shows are enjoying short revivals at the Best of Fringe holdover series until August 3rd. Tonight’s offerings: the uproarious theatrical sketch show Pomme is French for Apple, and a re-imagined production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre (5040 Yonge Street), 7 p.m. & 9 p.m., $16.50.

COMEDY: Performer Melissa D’Agostino returns to the Pubaret with a new show, Melissa D’Agostino Breaks Up With You, featuring musical accompaniment by Waylen Miki, special guest Precious Chong, and many recurring guests (that is, D’Agostino’s characters). The Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament Street), 7:30 p.m., $10 in advance ($15 at the door).

MUSIC: 82-year-old musician and poet Hugh Oliver, the subject of the recent documentary The Ballad of Hugh, is throwing a party to celebrate his new music video “Will My Lady Love Me?” There will be poetry and a live performance by Oliver and his band. The Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue), 8 p.m., FREE.

GAMES: Adults playing childhood games on a large scale! All are welcome tonight to join in on Manhunt & Capture the Flag games in North York. Yonge Street & Sheppard Street, 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., & 10 p.m., FREE.

COMEDY & MUSIC: When we interviewed her last year for our first Local Ladies Who Make Us Laugh post, character comic Kathleen Phillips named One Hundred Dollar’s frontwoman Simone Schmidt as the performer in Toronto she most admires. Schmidt has a new musical project, Fiver, and she and Phillips are splitting a bill tonight. Saving Gigi (859 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $10.

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