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Power Ball Unites Toronto’s Creative Scene With Art and Sandwiches

It’s easy to be cynical about art parties with triple-digit ticket prices. Sipping on sponsored tequila and hollering over relentless house music, the connection between gallery and gala fizzles out. If you spend your Thursdays hauling ass to openings around the city, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself looking around the room and wondering, […]

Urban Planner: March 31, 2011

In today’s Urban Planner: the Deadly Nightshades and Tigerlilies collaborate on a fashion fair and dance party, Zeesy Powers offers free therapy in her new performance piece, the Images Festival opens, and Cigarettes launches a debut album.

2010 Hero: The National Theatre of the World

The performing communities in Toronto too infrequently merge and cross-pollinate. Theatre and comedy in particular—two disciplines most people would think are indistinguishable—rarely have crossover stars with roots in both. So when a company garners rapturous praise and awards in both stage and comedy circles, as Matt Baram, Ron Pederson, and Naomi Snieckus of The National Theatre of the World have done, it’s pretty extraordinary.

Urban Planner: November 12, 2010

In today’s Urban Planner, Toronto landmarks are mashed up in a new painting exhibit, Zeesy Powers explores social conventions (both in real life and digitally), filmmakers kick off a forty-eight hour challenge to make digital art (that is, a film), burlesque performers show a little at Appeteasers, and two bands (The Meligrove Band, and Winter Gloves) release CDs at shows tonight.

Ten Things We Loved at SummerWorks 2010

“Underage” Orphan Solmund Patterson is lifted by the other Orphan dancers in the Hidden Cameras’ stage adaptation of their album Origin/Orphan. Photo by David Topping. It’s taken a few days, but we’ve sufficiently recovered from SummerWorks, and had some time to reflect on the highlights of the multidisciplinary festival. Having seen twenty-five of forty-two plays, […]

Urban Planner: January 6, 2010

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected] On The Road (oil on routered wood) by Kurt Rostek. Courtesy of Gallery […]