Urban Planner: October 17, 2012
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Urban Planner: October 17, 2012

Today: A Halloween costume swap, Adventures in Self-Publishing, Descant Magazine launches its fall issue, and The Next Day is the Hardest Day of All! premieres at Unit 102 Theatre.

P-Dale Ep. 2: The Next Day is the Hardest Day of All! hits the stage tonight. Photo courtesy of Jonah Bettio.

COSTUME SWAP: Unless you never grew out of playing “dress up” on the regular, you likely have a bunch of Halloween costumes taking up space in your closet. And with Halloween parties galore looming on the horizon, you’re gonna have to go out and accumulate some more. Will the madness ever end? Yes! Uniiverse has come up with a solution: the Halloween Costume Swap. Bring in your unwanted costumes and trade them with others. Everyone wins! IndustREALarts Room (688 Richmond Street West), 6–9 p.m., FREE.

PUBLISHING: Tonight, the Toronto Public Library hosts Going it Alone: Adventures in Self-Publishing as part of their Writer in Residence series. Join experienced self-publishers Cory Silverberg, Bill Freeman, Christine Cowley, and Vivek Shraya for a discussion about Kickstarter, how to decide if self-publishing is for you, and where they think the industry is headed. Lillian H. Smith Library (239 College Street), 6:30–8:30 p.m., FREE.

MAGAZINE LAUNCH: Descant Magazine celebrates its fall issue launch tonight with a night of readings and free food. Descant 158: Renovations features fiction, poetry, art, and essays, all on the theme of “renovations.” Contributors Catherine Graham, Cora Siré, Jessica Parkinson, David Ker Thomson, and Anya Moryoussef will all read excerpts of their work. The Rochester (423 College Street), 7–10 p.m., FREE.

THEATRE: Get reacquainted with the colourful characters of pre-gentrification Parkdale in P-Dale Ep. 2: The Next Day is the Hardest Day of All!. It’s the second installment in Luis Fernandes’ original play series, presented by the Unit 102 Theatre Actors Company. Aiming to expand beyond the confines of regular theatre, Episode 2 incorporates video, original music, an in-house DJ, and even more characters that you’ll love to hate. Unit 102 Theatre (376 Dufferin Street), 8 p.m., $15.

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