Urban Planner: August 24, 2012
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Urban Planner: August 24, 2012

Happening today: gallery-hopping with the Junction Design Crawl; surf's up for SickKids at the Aloha Toronto beach party; a final chance to make your grad dance dreams come true at Fake Prom; and Whale Tooth and pals play the Horseshoe Tavern.

Last year's Fake Prom, which had a military theme. Photo courtesy of Fake Prom.

ART: The arts community in the Junction is collaborating on a neighborhood tour, the Junction Design Crawl, featuring nine different galleries (and other participating shops) holding special receptions along Dundas Street West, roughly from Keele to High Park Avenue. The galleries taking part will all be lit with white lights outside, so you can start at either end of the map and amble, or hop around. Various locations (see website for details), 7–11 p.m., FREE.

TIKI: The Aloha Toronto beach party is raising money for the Hospital for Sick Children, and for the Surfer’s Healing Camp, which helps autistic kids. To that end, they are holding a number of events over the weekend, including a kick-off party this evening, a stand-up paddle (SUP) race on Saturday, and more. Throughout the weekend, there will be daily free events on the beach as well, with film screenings, surfing demonstrations, and live entertainment. Woodbine Beach (Lake Shore Boulevard East near Woodbine Avenue), Friday from 7 p.m. onwards, Saturday from 9 a.m. onwards, Sunday from 10 a.m. onwards, FREE.

PROM: It’s your last chance to experience the magic of prom (or replace crappy memories of the first time around with fresh and better ones)—Fake Prom is going all out for their final bash, with a classic “Enchantment Under The Sea” theme. Organizer Dylan Reibling had made it clear that this is it, so if you miss tonight, you’ll need to find a tricked-out Delorean and get it up to 88 miles per hour… Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore Boulevard), 9:30 p.m., $20 in advance, limited $30 tickets at the door.

MUSIC: Couldn’t find any way to score (or pay for) tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band? No worries—local rockers Whale Tooth, who have a rep for putting on a great live show, are having their hometown CD release for their debut LP Search Party tonight, with openers The Paint Movement and The BB Guns. The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), The BB Guns are on at 10 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

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