In this Urban Planner: learn CPR alongside roller coasters, help support a feminist magazine, catch an art-documentary screening, and a cabaret heats things up.
WONDERLAND: When’s the last time you brushed up on your life-saving skills? Probably not since high school, correct? Now you’ve got yourself an opportunity not only to learn (or relearn) CPR, but also to take part in a Guinness Book of World Records attempt at orchestrating the biggest CPR class ever. Oh, and did we mention that you’ll do all this at Canada’s Wonderland? That’s right, pay for the CPR course and you’ll get admission to Wonderland, where the annual Halloween Haunt will be happening. Canada’s Wonderland (9580 Jane Street), gates open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m., $14.99.
FUNDRAISER: Newsweek‘s decision to stop publishing its print edition isn’t the most positive of omens for the magazine industry. But, really, all it means is that magazines will have to get more creative with how they raise money. Shameless Magazine, a feminist magazine for teens and trans youth, invites you to participate in a fundraising silent auction. There will also be food and entertainment. ING Direct Cafe (221 Yonge Street), 6:30 p.m., $15.
FILM: Here’s a free film screening for those interested in culture abroad. The Lotus that Went to the Sea, a documentary about the art scene in Cambodia, will be screening at the East Gallery, as a tie-in with their exhibition on Cambodian contemporary art. The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West), 7:30 p.m., FREE.
CABARET: Halloween is just around the corner. Tonight’s cabaret, Dangerous Dames and Wicked Little Girls, will help you get into the spirit with an interactive “boutique” performance featuring Portia Favro, Deona Scott, Aidan Morris, and Anna Jaeger. Nyood Lounge (1096 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $20.
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