Urban Planner: October 5, 2008
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Urban Planner: October 5, 2008

20081005urbanplanner.jpgMUSIC: We can’t really think of a better way to nurse your Nuit Blanche hangover than spending an afternoon with Nardwuar. The Human Serviette himself will be performing at Trash Palace with his band, The Evaporators. He’ll also be presenting clips from his “Video Vault,” which feature interviews with Marilyn Manson, Iggy Pop, and Michael Moore. The 3Tards and The Weirdies will also perform. Trash Palace (89-B Niagara Street), 3 p.m., $6.
ART: Feel like checking out some of the art festivals going on this weekend, but not sure where to begin? The Art Gallery of York University understands and has set up a free bus to transport patrons to and from the various exhibits happening downtown today. The bus will depart the Toronto International Art Fair at 12:30 p.m. sharp to head to the Gladstone Hotel for a peek at the upART Contemporary Art Fair. At 2 p.m., the bus leaves for the Parkdale International Art Fair at the Convenience Gallery. Finally, the bus will head back to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at 2:45 p.m. for a tour of TIAF. Best part? The bus ride and gallery visits come equipped with Toronto artist Ulysses Castellanos, who will be giving tours of each of the galleries. Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West), 12:30 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: In case you missed them play last night at El Mocambo with Chad VanGaalen, Albertan experimental group Women are playing again this afternoon. The free in-store matinée will happen at 1 p.m. over at Soundscapes. Soundscapes (572 College Street), 1 p.m., FREE.
BENEFIT: The CIBC Run For The Cure is happening this morning. The 17th annual walk/run raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s a little late to sign up to participate, but if you’re not doing anything this morning and want to support a good cause, head over to Nathan Phillips Square, where the race will start at 9 a.m. Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West), 9 a.m., FREE.
Photo of Nardwuar and his band from their MySpace.