In today's Urban Planner: hundreds of tubas at Nathan Phillips Square, This Guy, This Girl art exhibit launches at Steam Whistle, and Egg Zeppelin performs with special guests (and bacon).
MUSIC: Ever wonder what hundreds of tubas would sound like in unison? You can find out today at the 21st Annual Christmas Tuba Festival and Choir Sing-a-long! Bring a cushion, your lunch, maybe even some hot chocolate, and enjoy carols and other seasonal songs performed by over 300 musicians. Presented by the Coalition for Music Education. Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West), 12–12:45 p.m., FREE.
ART: Photographers Dylan Leeder and Maria Jose Govea have both made a career of capturing images of interesting people, whether they be friends or celebrities. Selections from their portfolios make up Steam Whistle’s December art exhibition, This Guy, This Girl. Peruse pics of Jack White, Skrillex, Roger Waters, Snoop Dogg, Dallas Green, Blink 182, Grimes, and more at tonight’s launch party, while listening to the sounds of Toronto’s own Skratch Bastid and The Killabits. Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard), launch party 7–11 p.m., exhibition runs all month, FREE.
COMEDY: Where do you go when you can’t decide between a restaurant, concert, or comedy bar? Egg Zeppelin: The Improvised Bacon, Music and Comedy Show, that’s where! Based on audience suggestions, comedy duo Kris Siddiqi and Marcel St. Pierre create an hour in the lives of Dude and Man, the owners of a small-town greasy spoon. In addition to the bacon being cooked onstage, tonight’s show features guest appearances from comic Helder Brum, actor/comedian Colin Mochrie, and a musical performance from Bob Wiseman. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $12, $10 for students.
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