Urban Planner: October 12, 2012
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Urban Planner: October 12, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: song and dance and more at the Global Cabaret Festival; a march to take back Christie Pits from a serial sexual attacker; and metal from SepticFlesh, rap from Cadence Weapon, electronic beats from A Tribe Called Red, and punk rock from Metz.

Rapper, poet, and recent Polaris Prize-nominee Cadence Weapon starts the evening off with an early show at WrongBar. Photo by Evan Prosofsky.

CABARET: The fifth annual Global Cabaret Festival once again transforms the entire Young Centre complex into a variety of cabaret spaces and stages for a wide variety of performances, including a Leonard Cohen tribute, a remount of Fringe Festival hit Mickey and Judy, and a solo show by Broadway legend Brent Carver. Young Centre (50 Tank House Lane), times and ticket prices vary.

WALK: With a flurry of sex assaults over the Thanksgiving long weekend adding to a string this summer and fall, the Christie Pits neighbourhood is on edge. Organizers of a solidarity march will lead concerned residents through Christie Pits into areas in the neighbourhood where attacks have taken place. Christie and Bloor streets, march at 8 p.m., FREE.

MUSIC: There’s pretty much a concert for every musical taste tonight. Here are a few we heartily recommend:

  • Metal band SepticFlesh headlines a stellar lineup of metal and aggressive acts, courtesy of Intertia Entertainment. SepticFlesh is in the middle of a North American tour entitled Conquerors of the World, and proving they are, show by show, takes time—hence the 5:30 p.m. early doors. Annex Wreckroom (794 Bathurst Street), 5:30 p.m. doors, $25 in advance.
  • Rapper Cadence Weapon also gets things going early this evening, with an opening set from electronic act Digits, who we’ve been fans of for a while, too. After Rollie drops the mic, there’s a quick turnaround for a late night show headlined by innovative electronic and aboriginal powwow outfit A Tribe Called Red. WrongBar (1279 Queen Street West), early show doors at 7 p.m., Digits at 8 p.m., Cadence Weapon at 9 p.m., $12 in advance; late show doors at 11 p.m., $10 in advance.
  • We’ve already raved about local and loud band Metz’s long-awaited LP, and the trio will play it live tonight at the Horseshoe, with openers Ell V Gore and RoomRunner. The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $12 in advance.

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