Urban Planner: October 11, 2008
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Urban Planner: October 11, 2008

SPORTS: If you’re wandering around the Financial District tonight, don’t be too shocked when you see hundreds of people running around erratically. It’s got nothing to do with the economic crisis; it’s Newmindspace‘s Capture the Flag, back for its sixth episode, where the only crisis participants face is determining the whereabouts of their opponents’ flag. Full details, the official map, and rules are available here. King Street and Bay Street (on the southwest corner), 9 p.m., FREE.
POLITICS: Toronto Centre MP candidate Bob Rae will appear this afternoon at “Stuff the Ballot Box,” an event combining Thanksgiving with the upcoming election. Rae will do a turkey cooking demonstration alongside chef Chris Klugman, making both “Stephen Harper” and “Stéphane Dion”–style turkey dinners. Attendees will be able to sample both dinners and vote on which they prefer. All The Best Fine Foods (1101 Yonge Street), 3 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Artist Derek Liddington is celebrating the release of his new work, Reading Machine for Dr. No. Roughly summarized, the seven-page novel is a close examination of the high-speed car chase from Ian Fleming‘s novel Dr. No, juxtaposed with excerpts from the Alain Robbe-Grillet novel La Jalousie, and mirrored by the textual works of Rodney Graham. Liddington will be reading at the event, followed by a meet and greet with the audience. Art Metropole (788 King Street West), 1 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: You’ve got options tonight, reader. Indie acoustic performer Jarod Parlee will be performing tonight at the Free Times Café (320 College Street, 9 p.m., $5). Action Makes, The Speaking Tongues, Electric Lions, and the Skirt Chasers are all playing tonight at the Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Avenue, 9 p.m., $5). And over at the Mod Club, Digable Planets, Abdominal, and the Obliques will perform (722 College Street, 7 p.m., $24.50).
Photo from last year’s Newmindspace Capture the Flag by Miles Storey/Torontoist.