Urban Planner: September 7, 2012
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Urban Planner: September 7, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: an album release, a film-inspired concert, a lion (a Snoop one), fall theatre, and much more.

Lisa Bozikovic, seen here moonlighting with femme rock band Vag Halen. Photo by Michael Helmer.

MUSIC: Lisa Bozikovic releases her sophomore album, This Is How We Swim, at an early show this evening at the Music Gallery, a venue perfectly suited for songs like her “Fever Dream.” The show will be visually enhanced by projection artist Sean Frey, who made Evening Hymns’ CD release last month especially memorable. The Music Gallery (197 John Street), 7 p.m., $12 in advance.

THEATRE: Our fall theatre guide highlights shows that are especially promising this season, and this is the first of them to open. Jordan Tannahill’s Feral Child, about a chance encounter between a housekeeper and her boss’s son, is being staged in the rehearsal hall at the Berkeley Theatre. It’s a small venue so tickets will go quickly. Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street), 8 p.m., $17–$22.

MUSIC: With TIFF underway, many music events are tailoring accordingly. To wit:

  • The Drake Hotel’s TIFF music series Overdrive series brings Maylee Todd, The Magic, The Modern Superstitions, and New Hands to the Underground. Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West), doors at 8 p.m., $10.
  • Young Lions Music Club has organized an elaborate party inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, with performances from ALX and Absolutely Free. Entrance in the alleyway just south of Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 10 p.m., $10.
  • The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg is the subject of a a documentary premiering tonight at TIFF, and Snoop Lion himself will be attending the film’s afterparty. (We’ve also heard a rumour he’ll be spinning once he gets there.) The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), doors at 10 p.m., FREE with RSVP (rsvp.vice.com/reincarnated)

COMEDY: The National Theatre of the World are hosting their final Carnegie Hall Show at Second City tonight, with guests Maestro Fresh Wes, Nug Nahrgang, and more (55 Mercer Street, 10:30 p.m., $12 adults, $6 students.

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