Urban Planner: June 10, 2013



Urban Planner: June 10, 2013

In today's Urban Planner: a gallery show about Stockholm syndrome, a storytelling night with Paul Bellini, and a dance-punk band invites fans on stage.

Paul Bellini proudly tells stories at “Tales of…”. Photo by Andre Tardif.

  • Art: HUNTCLUB brings Montreal artist Fred Caron’s Trust Isn’t an Issue to its gallery for a two-week exhibition, beginning with an opening on Monday, June 10. The street artist is focusing on aspects of Stockholm syndrome for his installation’s short run in Toronto; later this summer, he’ll be the co-curator for on-site art at the Osheaga Festival. In addition to the opening, Caron is also doing an artist’s talk on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. HUNTCLUB (709 College Street), 6 p.m., FREE. Details
  • Comedy: Storytelling night “Tales of…” has a special Pride edition, gearing up for the week of festivities later this month. On the bill to spin (likely humourous) yarns: Ian Lynch of MTV Canada’s One Girl 5 Gays, writer and Kids in The Hall alumni Paul Bellini, stand-up comic Marco Bernardi, host Shannon McDonough, and more. Rustic Owl (993 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., PWYC. Details
  • Music: Dance-punk band !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk) return to Toronto, and they’ve got a contest going for shows on their Thriller tour. Sonia Moore, the female vocalist on current single “One Girl/One Boy,” isn’t touring with the band, so they’re auditioning fans to sing on stage with them via video submission. If you submit a video or MP3 to singwithchk@gmail.com, you could get to share the stage with the band (plus “I’m with the band” guest listing, of course). Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $16.50. Details


  • Photography: Canadian indie music label, Arts & Crafts, are celebrating their tenth anniversary. As part of the celebrations, they’re showing a new exhibition from Toronto photographer, Norman Wong. The exhibition features images of various artists over the years including Feist, Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, and many more. You’ll be able to buy a book of photography there and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Testicular Cancer Canada and MusiCounts. 1093 Queen Street West, Unit 2 (1093 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE. Details
  • Theatre: One of the Fringe Festival’s greatest successes, and definitely Soulpepper’s biggest post-millennial hit, Ins Choi’s corner store comedy Kim’s Convenience returns for another extended run into the the summer season. Most of the principal cast, including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as larger-than-life patriarch Appa, are back. Here’s our review of the first Soulpepper remount. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane), 7:30 p.m., $5–$68. Details

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