Urban Planner: November 19, 2012
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Urban Planner: November 19, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: National Geographic explorer-in-residence Wade Davis talks Everest; comedians talk funny; Henry Rollins talks angry; A$AP Rocky talks in rhyme; and Neil Young & Crazy Horse let the rock do their talking.

Wade Davis speaks about his travels tonight. Photo by Ryan Hill.

TALK: Author, adventurer, and conservationist Wade Davis speaks about his experiences as the National Geographic Society’s explorer-in-residence, and the work that went into his new book, Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest. Davis will be introduced by Laurie Skreslet, who was the first Canadian to summit his book’s subject. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 7:30 p.m., $30 (includes signed book), or $250 VIP ticket.

COMEDY: Weekly stand-up showcase Laughable at Unlovable, with co-hosts/co-producers Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev, has a pretty solid line-up tonight, including Gilson Lubin, Amanda Brooke-Perrin, and Fraser Young. Unlovable (1415 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: Some big names are in town tonight. Here are a few:

  • Hardcore punk legend Henry Rollins rants onstage this evening in the first of a three-night stand at the Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West), 7 p.m., $30.
  • Canuck rock legend Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse play the Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street), 7:30 p.m., $53.25–$258.25.
  • And rap legend in the making (partly self-proclaimed, but hey, it’s hip-hop) A$AP Rocky headlines an all-ages gig at the Sound Academy (11 Polson Street), 8 p.m., $35.50.

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