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What's On: A literary salon and more to explore this Thanksgiving weekend...

There's lots to do in the city this weekend ... before popping the turkey in the oven and after storing the leftovers in the fridge. Here are some options:

Hear Here
Oct 9
161 Bay St (18th Floor)

This literary salon brings together a range of artists from different mediums in an effort to promote arts and literacy in the city, and showcase the amazing talent pool in Toronto. This instalment of the salon is hosted by Shelly Hamilton, and features Clifton Joseph and Jason Wilson among others.

For more information, check out the Hear Here website.

Doc Wuthergloom's Haunted Medicine Show
Oct 7 to Oct 10
Red Sandcastle Theatre

The show revolves around a 142-year-old exorcist who returns to Toronto to save the derelict souls in the city. He's assisted in this endeavour by a "cabal of chilling puppets and a cavalcade of dark parlour magic!"

For more information, check out the Eldritch Theatre website.

Seance with Nicholas Wallace
Oct 11
Theatre Passe Muraille

This show traces the history of seances and the ways people connected with the dead in Victorian times, culminating with the audience taking part in a live seance -- in the dark. Organizers caution that if "you have a nervous disposition, please think twice before attending."

For more information, check out the Seance website.

Downton Abbey: An Insider's Retrospective
Oct 10
Hart House Theatre

If you like Downton Abbey, you will LOVE Jessica's show, say the organizers. Jessica Fellowes is a UK author, public speaker and niece of the show's creator Julian. With three books based on the research with her insider access under her belt, she is the person to ask all your burning questions.

For more information, check out the Hart House Theatre website.

Quote-Along: Predator
Oct 10
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

It's like a sing-along, except you shout out memorable lines from the movie. And no "Austrian bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-United States Governor has given us more hilariously quotable lines than Arnold Schwarzenegger, and no Arnold movie is more quotable than the 1987 man vs. alien opus Predator." Doors open at 8:30 am.

For more information, check out the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema website.

In Concert: Sukhwinder Singh and Kanika Kapoor
Oct 10
Sony Centre

Although both artists are from Britain, they have made waves in Bollywood, with many hit songs to their credit from Chaiya Chaiya to Baby Doll.

For more information, check out the Sony Centre website.

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