Urban Planner: November 1, 2008
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Urban Planner: November 1, 2008

ANIMATION: In honour of World Animation Day (October 28), the NFB is screening its latest series of animated shorts with the programme Get Animated! The films will be showing at the NFB both Saturday and Sunday following special clay and mixed media animation workshops for kids (ages 6–13). Other award-winning NFB animated films will be available for free on the NFB viewing stations all weekend for everyone. National Film Board of Canada (150 John Street), 1 p.m., FREE.
FILM: The Toronto Palestinian Film Festival closes this year’s program with Slingshot Hip Hop, a documentary looking at how hip hop music and culture have become the essence of communication and survival for a group of young Palestinians living in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $10.
ART: Burmese artist Chaw Ei Thein concludes her piece Quiet River with a closing performance at the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art this afternoon. During the past week, the artist has invited participants to enter into conversation with her about daily life and culture in Burma as she completed a large work on canvas. She has been developing the subject of her canvas mural around the conversations that she has had with Torontonians as she paints. Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West), 3 p.m., FREE.
FILM: Get three (choose from a total of twelve films) environmental documentaries and a bowl of chili with bread for only $15 today at the Green Docs Film Fest. The festival also offers an opportunity to purchase eco-friendly products and gather information about green living. Eglinton St. George’s United Church (35 Lytton Boulevard), 4–9 p.m., $15.
PARTIES: It may be All Saints Day, but the costumed revelry and mayhem continue at most of the clubs around town. Costume contests are happening at numerous venues (The Embassy, The Mod Club, The Wreck Room, and The Guvernment, to name a few). For Haute Couture costumed fun, Circa is hosting the Fashion Cares after-party with French DJ Antoine Claraman in the house. Various venues, 10 p.m.-ish, $5–20.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Just a reminder to set your clocks back an hour tonight, as Daylight Savings winds to a close.
Still from Sainte Barbe courtesy of National Film Board of Canada.