Urban Planner: September 13, 2008
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Urban Planner: September 13, 2008

20080913urbanplanner.jpgART: The ROM is launching a new series called “Out of the Vaults” today. The exhibition will display the ceremonial garb of Chief Sitting Bull, including his war shirt, moccasins, and iconic feathered war bonnet, all on display in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada. What’s more, an original court gown of Marie Antoinette will be on display as part of the exhibition for two weeks starting October 11 in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume, before it gets loaned to the palace of Versailles. The Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park), 10 a.m., $22 (included with admission).
MUSIC AND ART: Montreal experimental punk group AIDS Wolf are celebrating their record release in conjunction with the third Poster Show, an exhibition of Torontonian poster artists. AIDS Wolf, Indian Jewelry, Romo Roto, and Thrashed Jeans will all be playing sets, and poster artists Seripop, Merchguy, Michal Majewski, Michael DeForge, and many others will be displaying their work. Whippersnapper Gallery (587A College Street), 6 p.m., $10.
EVEN MORE ART: It’s time for the sixth annual Queen West Art Crawl, presented this year by the Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation. The pinnacle of the two-day celebration is the outdoor art show and sale, which will take place in Trinity Bellwoods Park and will feature over 100 exhibitors performing, displaying, and selling their wares. Additional art can be seen at over fifty Queen West galleries and organizations, including the Gladstone Hotel and CAMH. There’ll also be a live music area and beer garden in the parking lot at 1325 Queen Street West. Various locations, 11 a.m., FREE.
POLITICS: There is a political rally for Jack Layton at the CNE grounds this afternoon, featuring performances by Toronto indie favourite Jason Collett, comedian Sabrina Jalees, and team-building corporate drumming group Drum Café. Stick around to hear Jack Layton wax poetic as only a Canadian Obama/Nader hybrid could. Heritage Court (on the CNE Grounds, 100 Princes’ Boulevard), 12 p.m., FREE.
Photo of Sitting Bull’s ceremonial headdress courtesy of the ROM.