Urban Planner: February 6, 2013
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Urban Planner: February 6, 2013

Today: Kevin O'Leary launches his new book, Dan Hill gets up close and personal, Steam Whistle debuts its February art show, and young opera stars shine in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

Kinship is theme of February's art exhibit at Steam Whistle. Image courtesy of Ross McAuley.

Kinship is the theme of February’s art exhibit at Steam Whistle. Image courtesy of Ross McAuley.

BOOKS: Kevin O’Leary, star of Dragon’s Den and the The Lang & O’Leary Exchange, is launching his new book, Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money. Join him for a discussion of the book, complete with personal finance lessons and tips. There will be a Q&A, followed by a book signing. CBC Lower Atrium (250 Front Street West), 12–1:30 p.m., FREE.

TALK: Take a peek into the life of a Canadian music legend tonight with Dan Hill: Up Close and Intimate. The man behind such hits as “Sometimes When We Touch” and “Can’t We Try” will sit down with jazz musician Joe Sealy to talk about his life and music. Space is limited. Call 416-395-5660 to reserve your spot. North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street), 7–8 p.m., FREE.

ART: Steam Whistle celebrates family with its February art exhibit, Kinship. Thirteen Toronto artists demonstrate how familial relationships are defined in portraits. Featuring pieces by Ross McAuley, Gillian Blekkenhorst, Melanie Tranchemontagne, Trevor Henderson, Erin Rei Ornstein, Jenn Woodall, Ron Boyd, Sarah Walterhouse, Mary Verhoeven, and more. Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Boulevard), launch party 7–11 p.m., exhibit runs all month, FREE.

OPERA: Tonight, something rare and profound is happening, courtesy of The Canadian Opera Company. The Ensemble Studio, a group of young aspiring artists, will be taking over principal roles for a special rendition of Mozart’s final opera, La clemenza di Tito. Under the same artistic direction as the regular mainstage production, the Ensemble will be accompanied by the full COC orchestra and chorus. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West), 7:30 p.m., $25 or $55.

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