Urban Planner: August 3, 2012
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Urban Planner: August 3, 2012

In today's Urban Planner, all the shows are fundraising for other shows: Belladonna reunites with the Awakening in support of The Hours That Remain; Jumple and Dinosaur Dinosaur play to prop up Moon Valley Pictures; and Darryl Pring previews OCD. (While Mantown raise money for more beer?)

Improv troupe Mantown chugs while a sparkler-waving crowd cheers. Photo by Steve Hobbs.

THEATRE: New Harlem Productions and Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company are producing a cabaret night to raise funds for Native Earth playwright-in-residence Keith Barker’s upcoming production of The Hours That Remain. Inspired in part by the play—which is about a woman searching for her lost sister—the evening’s program features several “returns,” including that of Native Earth Artistic Director Tara Beagan to the stage (backed up by Henry Adam Svec), and the reunion of poet-performer Belladonna with her old backing band, The Awakening. Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue), 8 p.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: You could pay through the nose to see Snoop Dogg’s new incarnation as “Snoop Lion,” or to see the sold-out Jesus and Mary Chain show. But how about this instead? Moon Valley Pictures is looking to shoot a short film later this summer, and has put together a packed bill of music, comedy and more tonight to fund the flick. Its Friday Night Soundtrack event will include performances from popular local bands Jumple and Dinosaur Dinosaur, a raffle, hosts The Trumpeters, and more. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $10.

COMEDY: Late-night laughs are always in abundance at Comedy Bar. Tonight, in the cabaret, frequent producer and technician Darryl Pring presents a preview of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Darryl), before he takes his one-man show on the road to the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Meanwhile, in the main theatre, the perpetual frat boys of Mantown host their monthly booze-soaked improv show, with guest host Ely Henry. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 10 p.m. onwards, PWYC–$10.

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