In today's Urban Planner: a visual art exhibit comes to a close; dual Australian guitarists come to Toronto; and the Dancing on the Pier series ends with a bang.
ART: Whether or not we send Bruce Willis and company to mine out minerals beyond our atmosphere, the truth of the matter is that “Space Diamonds Are Real.” In the meantime, you can check out the gems on our own planet at the closing party of the aforementioned art exhibit by Roxanne Ignatius. The final night features clothing swaps and crafts, as well as DJs, drinks, and general fun, fun, fun. Milk Glass Co (1247 Dundas Street West), 6 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: While we all do our best to hold onto the last of August, here’s a sweet gig to help prepare you for the fall. Australian guitarists Kim Churchill and Daniel Champagne are putting on a night of foot-stomping, blues-roots melodies. These artists actually hail from Toronto but rarely get to play onstage together anymore, so it’ll be a real treat to witness this reunion. Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 7–9 p.m., FREE.
DANCE: Speaking of the end of the summer, if you haven’t yet dropped in on Harbourfront Centre’s great Dancing on the Pier series, consider this your final chance until at least next year. This finale edition invites dancers to recall all they’ve learned with a grand showcases of various dance styles, from salsa to swing. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 7–9 p.m., FREE.
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