Urban Planner: February 14, 2013
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Urban Planner: February 14, 2013

Today, an arousing art gallery opens up, a cabaret for Valentine's Day, a free classical music concert, and a play on love and time machines has its world premiere.

David Tichauer and Gillian English from Love in the Time of Time Machines, which premieres tonight. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

ART: If you’re looking to cut the Hallmark crap and spice up your Valentine’s Day, consider checking out WITH PLEASURE, an x-rated collection of arousing artwork. The gallery features a digital collage, vintage pornography, paintings by Sri Lankan-born Rajni Perrera, and a trip inside an installation called “PORN FORT.” Huntclub (709 College Street West), 6 p.m.–11 p.m., FREE.

CABARET: In the spirit of Valentine’s, some of Toronto’s top cabaret performers will be putting on a show called Love Letters Cabaret: SMOKE. If you make a dinner reservation before the show, you’ll be guaranteed seating. Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West), 7:30 p.m., $25.

MUSIC: The Hart House Orchestra is filling in with classical music in a night called Violins and Valentine’s Day: A Perfect Match. The main event features Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony under the direction of conductor Henry Janzen; the programme also includes compositions by Beethoven and Copland. Great Hall, Hart House, U of T (7 Hart House Circle), 8 p.m., FREE.

THEATRE: Here’s your chance to preview an Off-Off Broadway play for one night only, before it makes its way to New York. The world premiere of “Love in the Time of Time Machines” tells the tale of a break-up and the fabric of the space-time continuum. Written by David Tichauer and Ned Petrie and directed by Chris Gibbs. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $15.

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