Urban Planner: July 30, 2012
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Urban Planner: July 30, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: Soulpepper's Sunshine Boys; the downtown edition of the Comedy Cabaret; and visiting R&B and hip-hop acts Twin Shadow and Aesop Rock.

Eric Peterson and Sarah Wilson perform a vaudeville routine in The Sunshine Boys. Detail of a photo by Cylla von Tiedmann.



THEATRE: Soulpepper Theatre Company opened their revival of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys last week, and while the 40-year-old script felt a bit creaky to us, the comic timing of leads Eric Peterson and Kenneth Walsh, who play feuding vaudeville legends, was impeccable. Plus, the production boasts strong supporting performances from Jordan Pettle (currently starring in David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow) and Quancetia Hamilton (making her Soulpepper debut), and fun cameos from company members like Oliver Dennis and Sarah Wilson. The Young Centre (50 Tank House Lane, Distillery District), 8 p.m., $32–$68 ($5–$22 rush tickets one hour before show.)

COMEDY: Co-producers/hosts Chris MacLean and Robin Crossman bring their Comedy Cabaret back downtown for a (later) summer edition. Tonight’s stand-up bill includes Rob Mailloux, Aastha Lal, and Xerxes Cortez. The Charlotte Room (19 Charlotte Street), 9 p.m.–10:30 p.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: It’s a tough call for fans of hip-hop and R&B tonight, with two touring artists making stops in T.O. Rapper/producer/Nike+iPod programmer Aesop Rock headlines at the Mod Club (722 College Street, 7 p.m., $20 in advance, all ages), and rising soul singer/songwriter Twin Shadow does his thing at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $20 in advance ($25 at the door).

CORRECTION: July 30, 2012, 9:05 AM This post originally mentioned a special dinner at which Bellwoods Brewery and Evil Twin Brewing would debut a new beer they had collaborated on. In fact, that dinner took place last Monday, July 23. We regret the error.


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