Urban Planner: October 31, 2012
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Urban Planner: October 31, 2012

Tonight: Do Halloween up right with a haunted tour of the Campbell House Museum, a dark and sexy burlesque revue, and a special conversation with zombie king George A. Romero.

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GHOST STORIES: The storms have been ominous, and so are the stories inside the Campbell House Museum tonight for The Haunting [PDF]. Each creepily candlelit room on the self-guided tour tells a different chilling story through interactive theatre installations. Maybe you’ll even encounter a spirit or two, hiding out in this nearly 200 year old building. Hot apple cider and marshmallows for toasting will be available for purchase. Created by Guerilla Theatre and Staceylee Turner. Campbell House Museum (160 Queen Street West), 6:30—9:30 p.m., FREE.

FILM: Spend your Halloween with the Godfather of the zombies himself as TIFF presents In Conversation With George A. Romero. International Programmer Colin Geddes sits down with the legendary writer, producer, and director to celebrate his five decade-long career. Leading the zombie movement, and redefining the horror genre by blending gore with social and political commentary, Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Martin, The Crazies and Creepshow have garnered critical acclaim and cult classic status. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), 7 p.m., $19.75 or $16 for students.

DANCE: Les Coquettes, a burlesque ensemble that mixes song, humour, and dance into their shows wants you to celebrate Halloween with them and their dark and sensual revue, Bone Orchard Follies. Follow young Billie Black who plans to teach the world a lesson on her prom night. Instead, she finds herself at the dim and smokey Bone Orchard Lounge, where the nightly variety show celebrates pleasures of the flesh. Revival Bar (783 College Street), 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $20—35.

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