In today's Urban Planner: is it still Halloween? See ghosts in The Hours That Remain, fight the zombie apocalypse in the interactive ByoLogyc: Retreat, and party with Sheezer and friends at their Halloween bash.
THEATRE: Keith Barker’s new play, The Hours That Remain, is a moving and disturbing story about disappearances of women along a stretch of highway, inspired by British Columbia’s Highway of Tears murders. When Michelle (Keira Loughran) begins appearing to her sister Denise (Tara Beagan) in a series of visions, Denise begins to lose touch with reality—and her concerned husband, Daniel (Eli Ham). As in any good ghost story, things aren’t quite what they seem. Aki Studio Theatre, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East), 8 p.m., $21.
ROLE-PLAYING: Innovative theatrical experience purveyors ZED.TO have already impressed us with their interactive “teaser” shows at the Fringe Festival and Nuit Blanche. This weekend, a year’s worth of storylines and lead-ups will culminate in Byolgyc: Retreat, when the hinted-at zombie apocalypse finally arrives. You can choose to be in the general public group, or you can pay VIP ticket prices to join the resistance faction, the tactical squad, or the board of the Umbrella Corporation-like tech firm trying to contain the pandemic. For Torontoist readers, quoting “ZEDISNOW” when you order will get you $20 off any advance ticket price. Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue), 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $50–$100.
MUSIC: The ladies of Sheezer, after dressing up in Sailor Moon outfits last Halloween, are going all out this year. They’ll be hosting a Halloween Bash show, featuring themselves, plus opening acts Planet Creature and Pins & Needles—a band formed by alumni of the Girls Rock Camp. Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
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