Urban Planner: November 15, 2012




Urban Planner: November 15, 2012

In this Urban Planner: a glass-art exhibition opens, a star from our childhood returns for a one-night show, and the opening of a play about sexual assault.

Oleanna, a play about sexual harassment, opens tonight. Photo by burdettphotography.com.

ART EXHIBITION: Any art enthusiasts out there who have tried to use glass in a creative way have probably realized that it’s not so easy to work with. Bow down and marvel, then, at “The Last Glass Show,” which brings together an immensely large group of artists and designers. The exhibition has a photo component, intended to show how we interact with glass objects on a regular basis. Ontario Crafts Council Gallery (990 Queen Street West), Opening reception 6 p.m.–9 p.m., FREE.

FRED PENNER: If you recognize this name, you probably feel all fuzzy with nostalgia. Fred Penner, the family-man entertainer who starred in his own TV show, Fred Penner’s Place, is returning to the stage for one night only, to sing some of his favourite songs. Joining him on the bill are Toronto indie-folk-rock band Inlet Sound and singer-songwriter Richard Garvey. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 8:30 p.m., $10.

THEATRE: A new production of Oleanna tackles the always-fraught subject of sexual harassment on college campuses. What would you do if your teacher tried to exploit you, or if a student falsely accused you of doing so? Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East), 8 p.m., $19.

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CORRECTION: 12:45 PM Oleanna is a new production but not a new play, as we originally wrote, and it does not deal with issues of pedophilia as we originally implied. Thanks to several readers who pointed out these errors.