In today's Urban Planner: Historians discuss the role of citizenship in Canada, a monster makeup course, and Character Assassination goes down at Clinton's Tavern.
HISTORY: As part of the Toronto Public Library’s Thought Exchange program, a panel of historians will gather tonight to discuss changes in Canada’s way, as a country, of thinking about citizenship. Featuring Assistant Professors Heidi Bohaker and Sean Mills (University of Toronto), Professor Pam Sugiman (Ryerson), Assistant Professor Sean Kheraj (York University), and adjunct lecturer Steven Maynard (Queen’s University). Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue), 6:30—8 p.m., FREE.
ZOMBIE MAKEUP: ‘Tis the season for bloody, torn flesh and oozing wounds—at least, the fake kinds. Just in time for the Toronto Zombie Walk, the Complections Zombie and Monster Makeup Workshop is teaching horror makeup techniques for people of all skill levels. Sign up to strike fear into the hearts of the living, and envy into the hollow chest cavities of your fellow undead. Complections College of Makeup Art & Design (110 Lombard Street), 6:30—9:30 p.m., $80 for workshop, $75 plus HST for kit (optional).
THEATRE: If you enjoy character-driven theatre, or if you’re an actor looking to broaden your portfolio, Character Assassination is for you. Tonight, 10 characters will take the stage with monologues to vie for audience votes. The top five characters will return for next month’s competition, and the rest will be assassinated. It’s a mutually beneficial event: performers are given immediate feedback on their act, and attendees get to be bloodthirsty critics. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West), 11 p.m., $5.
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