Urban Planner: August 27, 2012

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Urban Planner: August 27, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: screenings for the Lo-Fi Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge, jokes at the AltDotComedy Lounge, and Regina the GentleLady kicks the week off with some bingo.

The sort of dystopian re-imagining of Toronto's skyline likely to be seen in the entries to the Lo-Fi Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge, screening tonight at the Monarch. Image by Sanford Kong.


SCI-FI: Indie filmmakers across the GTA had a busy weekend, as they scrambled to complete five-minute shorts for the Lo-Fi Sci-Fi 48 Hour Film Challenge. Organized by the creators of Ghosts With Shit Jobs, which won best feature at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival, the weekend’s finished entries will be screened at the last Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Salon of the season tonight. The Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street), 7 p.m., PWYC.

BINGO: Regina The Gentlelady (whose alterego Gentleman Reg is in the midst of releasing his latest album project Leisure Life), hosts a particularly leisurely activity tonight, calling the balls at the Garrison’s Bingo and Drinking event. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 8 p.m., first game at 8:30 p.m., $3 per card, $10 for four.

COMEDY: It was a busy weekend for Canadian comedy, with the opening of The LOT Stand Up Comedy Club, and the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival showcases. Many of the stand-ups in town for the awards ceremony (including nominees like Nathan Macintosh, Julie Kim, and Pardis Parker) are appearing on tonight’s edition of AltDotComedy Lounge. The Rivoli (332 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.


Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to events@torontoist.com.

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