Urban Planner: December 7, 2008
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Urban Planner: December 7, 2008

FILM: Check out the new documentary Good Morning Kandahar for some insight into what Canada’s mission in Afghanistan means to Afghan-Canadian youth. Canadian filmmaker Ariel Nasr visits other young Afghanis around the world—including those in both homelands of Canada and Afghanistan—who grapple with living in countries at war with their own. Nasr will be in attendance. NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street), 2 p.m., $6.
CRAFTS: The Workroom is a place that rents out sewing machines by the hour to those crafters who don’t have one of their own. The place fosters other crafty stuff too. The Holiday Trunk Show sees The Workroom hosting a craft sale with a twist—local artists display their wares in suitcases. It looks like an opportunity for some fun shopping. The Workroom (1340 Queen Street West), 12–5 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: What’s Sunday brunch without some skiffle and twangy guitar? Each week The Dakota Tavern serves up an all-you-can-eat feast of the chef’s choice for Sunday brunch, and the meal comes with a side of bluegrass. This week The Good Right Arm Stringband plays the Bluegrass Brunch. The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 11 a.m.–3 p.m., $12.
TOUR: Any given Sunday provides an opportunity to take a tour of the Gladstone Hotel with its resident cowboy and official elevator operator Hank Young. Get a peek into the boutique hotel rooms, a taste of hotel history, and an earful of tall tales. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 2–3 p.m., FREE.
FILM: Torontoist loves a good practical joker, which is why we’re sending everyone out to the Alan Abel double-bill at the Bloor today. Abel Raises Cain is a documentary about the incredible hoaxes Abel has played on members of the media over the last forty years; Is There Sex After Death? is a 1971 R-rated mockumentary that pokes fun at the reaction to the sexual revolution of the time. There will be a question and answer with Abel following each screening. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), Able Raises Cain: 1 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., Is There Sex After Death? 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., $11 per film.
Photo from Good Morning Kandahar by Farah Nosh, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.