Urban Planner: November 15, 2010
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Urban Planner: November 15, 2010

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

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Pat Thornton’s taking on a second twenty-four-hour stand-up set in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Illustration by Brian McLachlan/Torontoist.


In today’s Urban Planner: Jerry Lewis ain’t got nothing on Pat Thornton, Twitterati gather IRL in support of Movember, lectures at Trampoline Hall (on pandas, brains, and September) and the Blueprint series (on perspective), and a ghost book launch at the (ghost of) Elvis Monday music series.

COMEDY: Comedian Pat Thornton raised over five thousand dollars for the Stephen Lewis Foundation last year with his first twenty-four-hour stand-up marathon (well shy of the Guinness World Record, but several hours better than Jerry Lewis). This year, he’s stepping onto the Comedy Bar stage having already raised that, and now hopes to more than double it over the course of his set, which will be streamed on Bite TV’s website (so you can watch and donate from home and work). Thornton will be assisted by a joke-writing support team, but he’ll also take jokes from the audience (including those online), especially if they’re backed up by a pledge. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 6 p.m. Monday, November 15–6 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, $5 unlimited in-and-out wristband (bring your chequebook for donations).
MEET N’ GREET: Twitter personalities @MichaelNus, @PhotoJunkie, and @MoChampions are hosting an IRL gathering at the Gladstone Hotel. There’ll be a Twitter wall and special cupcakes in support of Movember (which we wrote about in brief last week). Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar (1215 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., PWYC (proceeds go to Movember).
LECTURE: Trampoline Hall isn’t the only lecture series in town tonight; for instance, there’s the Architecture for Humanity Toronto‘s Blueprint Lecture Series (featuring guest lecturer Lisa Rochon on perspective), at the Design Exchange (234 Bay Street), 6:30–8:30 p.m., PWYC. But this month’s Trampoline Hall, curated by Lauren Bride, is typically eclectic, featuring Nobu Adilman on Giant Pandas, Sean O’Neill on You & Your Brain, and Cara Eastcott on September 2010. The usual show-up-ridiculously-early-for-rush-ticket rules apply. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. (no latecomers), $5.
READING: Author Jim Carroll (The Basketball Diaries) passed away last fall, before his last novel, The Petting Zoo, was published. Now his friends, in association with This Is Not a Reading Series and Elvis Mondays, have put together a “ghost book launch“, featuring guests Lovely Killbots, People of Canada, and more (plus, Elvis Monday’s traditional free buffet). Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC

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