In today's Urban Planner: evening Hymns and Sean Frey mix music and projection art, finding happiness with modern Buddhism, Sidney York sneak previews a new album, and Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata opens at Factory Theatre.
MUSICAL ART: Indie folk rock band Evening Hymns and artist Sean Frey join forces tonight to create an aural and visual adventure. Explore themes of loss, pain, and hope through their careful mixture of music, live projections, and animation. University of Toronto Scarborough, Leigha Lee Browne Theatre (1265 Military Trail), 7–9 p.m., FREE with RSVP.
LECTURE: Need some peace and happiness in your life? Consider attending Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong’s “Meditation & Modern Buddhism for Today’s World” lecture tonight. Using Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom, Gen-la gives practical advice on how to reduce dissatisfaction, frustration, and stress in daily life. Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West), 7:30–9 p.m., FREE with RSVP.
THEATRE: Trawling Craigslist missed connections is good for a laugh from time to time, but how would they sound as song lyrics? Veda Hille and Bill Richardson have the answer for you: Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata. They’ve set actual Craigslist ads to music, creating a funny and poignant social study. Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), 8 p.m., $22.
MUSIC: Canadian indie-pop act Sidney York plays a special show tonight, giving fans a sneak peek of new material from the band’s upcoming album, Hearts. Attendees are encouraged to submit anonymous personal secrets on scraps of paper, which will be incorporated into the album cover art. C’est What (67 Front Street East), 9 p.m., $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
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