Urban Planner: October 22, 2012
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Urban Planner: October 22, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: the fall funny festival season continues with The Toronto Improv Festival; The Vagabond Trust returns to the Ossington; and Slim Twig, U.S. Girls, and Sic Alps play for kids of all ages at Double Double Land.

Detail of Vigil 8, by Sophie Jodoin.

COMEDY: With lots of comedy festivals happening this month, it seems like hilarity season has arrived. The Toronto Improv Festival, now in its 11th year, features homegrown improv stars like 2-Man No-Show alongside acts from the U.S. like Mister Diplomat and Len and Jen. Various locations, times, and prices. See website for details.

CABARET: The Vagabond Trust reading series is back after a hiatus. This evening’s curator/host, Jason Maghanoy, has enlisted fellow writers like Nicolas Billon (Iceland), Airina Rodrigues, Jordan Tannahill (Feral Child, Videofag), plus musical act Maloo (Maylee Todd‘s solo act) to diversify the evening’s entertainment. The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue), 8 p.m., FREE.

MUSIC: An unusual number of out-of-town acts are playing in Toronto, for a Monday night: Blitzen Trapper at Lee’s Palace, Alex Bleeker (of Real Estate) and Twerps at the Silver Dollar, 2:54 at the Horseshoe Tavern. But the hottest ticket tonight is an all-ages triple bill of local art rocker Slim Twig, Montreal’s U.S. Girls, and “West Coast garage rock weirdos” Sic Alps. Double Double Land (209 Augusta Avenue), doors at 9 p.m., $10.

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CORRECTION: October 25, 4:46 PM Artist Sophie Jodoin was not involved in the cabaret night listed above, as we originally wrote, she just created the promotional image for it. We regret the error.