Urban Planner: October 3, 2012
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Urban Planner: October 3, 2012

Today: Learn to craft your heritage story; Steam Whistle launches its October art exhibit; and The War of 1812: Been There, Won That screens under the stars at Fort York.

October's art exhibit, Black Math, launches tonight at Steam Whistle. Image courtesy of Hyein Lee.

STORYTELLING: Everyone has a story; the trick is being able to tell it well. Join Nick Noorani, founder of Canadian Immigrant magazine and author of Arrival Survival Canada, for an immigration storytelling workshop. Story-crafting experts will be on site to help you identify the key elements of your life journey. Hone your public speaking and presentation skills while learning how to relate your experiences in compelling ways that evoke empathy and understanding. Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), 6 p.m. FREE.

ART: It’s the beginning of the month, and that means Steam Whistle is throwing a party to launch its October art exhibit, Black Math. This mixed-media exhibition explores the mystic and supernatural—the stuff we thought we ruled out with math and science. Featuring works from Vicki Nerino, Britt Wilson, Roben Nieuwland, Ilichna Morasky, Ty Dunitz, Ale Diaz, Alexei Vella, and Hyein Lee. Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard), Launch party 7 p.m., Exhibit runs all month, FREE.

FILM: Are you a history buff? Not afraid of a little cool weather? Well, Fort York is presenting Films Under the Stars, and you should go. As part of the ongoing commemoration of the War of 1812 Bicentennial, tonight’s presentation is the CBC documentary The War of 1812: Been There, Won That. Hosted by Peter Keleghan, one of Canada’s most accomplished and funniest actors, this film takes a modern look at the strange stories, twists, conflicts, and colourful characters from the 200-year-old war. Historic Fort York (250 Fort York Boulevard), 7 p.m., FREE.

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