Urban Planner: November 13, 2008
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Urban Planner: November 13, 2008

THEATRE: Halloween may be over, but opportunities to get scared pantless remain. Check out The Paranormal Show at Toronto’s oldest home, the Campbell House. Featuring an assortment of metaphysical tricks, including—but not limited to—hypnotism, psychokinesis, and a full séance, this show may be able to outdo that weird party on the third floor of Wicked we went to on Saturday. Campbell House Museum (160 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., November 13–15, 20–22, 28–29, $40.
MUSIC: British jazzy hip-hop crew The Herbaliser (we love their bad ass video for The Missing Suitcase) takes the stage at Revival with super-talented Toronto MC More or Les of Hip-Hop Karaoke fame tonight. He made us sound good as we drunkenly rapped with him last year at HHK, so he must have some incredible talent. Revival Bar (783 College Street), 9 p.m., $18 advance, $25 at the door.
ART: Send some cash money to our friends down south and check out the photography of Judith Coombe, who has chronicled her journey to the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The area was left without power following the disaster, and is only recently starting to look like something other than a ravaged ghost town. All proceeds from the sale of her photos will go the Head Start Program, a federal program offering support for preschool children from low-income families. Six Shooter Art (1118 Queen Street East), 7–9 p.m., FREE.
BOOKS: Sexy pick-up fantasies aside, laundromats aren’t particularly exciting places. Kyle Buckley’s twisting, long-form poem, The Laundromat Essay, is set to change that. Join him at his book launch as he ruminates on temporal-linguistic forgetfulness and other everyday topics of conversation. Type Books (833 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., FREE.
ART: There’s a recession going on? Check out the new (old) Jackson Pollock painting everyone’s talking about, before it gets sold for like nine trillion dollars and then kept in a diamond castle surrounded by a lake of gold. There are hungry babies in Parkdale, people! Good God, does anyone have a conscience anymore?! We’ll be attending for the complimentary crab cakes, of course. Gallery Delisle (2239 Queen Street East), on display for two weeks. To get into the opening tonight, send an email here.
Photo courtesy The Paranormal Show.