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Radar: Diamond Rings, Cairo Time, Fresh Wednesdays, Hear/Hear Reading Series, Warpaint

MUSIC | Warpaint at Wrongbar
L.A. psych rock band Warpaint are taking the stage tonight at Wrongbar supporting their amazing debut EP "Exquisite Corpse". The all girl, four piece mixes dreamy melodies with gorgeous vocals and hypnotic guitars which makes for an amazing live show, one of the stand outs of this years NXNE. The band is currently working on their debut full length, so you'll want to see them now so that you can tell your friends in six months that you saw Warpaint before they got huge. If you were excited to see Brooklyn's Beach Fossils open, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but they've been forced to cancel their Canadian dates due to losing their passports, but don't worry beat-makers Javelin are still on the bill!
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St W, $12.50, 8pm

BOOKS/LIT | Hear/Hear Reading Series #8
Now Hear This! is a community outreach program focused promoting artistic literacy and creative writing in schools by bringing together professional writers with youths in Toronto. And as a thank you to the writers who donate their time to this cause, the organization is putting on the Hear/Hear Reading Series where they are free to share their talents outside of the classroom to the public. This edition features Devon Code, Colin Fritzzell and Paul Vermeersch.
Free Time Cafe, 320 College St, Free, 7pm

MUSIC | Diamond Rings & PS I Love You at SummerWorks
Diamond Rings brings his unique, retro pop songs to night seven of the SummerWorks Music Series. He's been gaining lots of praise lately for his singles on music sites such as Pitchfork, and NME, as well as for his music video for Show Me Your Stuff. Opening is rising Kingston, Ontario buzz band PS I Love You, who recently signed to Paper Bag Records and have their debut full length album coming out in September. Not to be missed!
The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave, $10, 9pm

MUSIC/FOOD | Monique Barry at Fresh Wednesdays
While the Fresh Wednesdays farmers market runs until mid-October, the concert series that accompanies it is nearing its close. There's only three more weeks to experience live Canadian music while you shop for fresh fruits and vegetables from your favourite vendors. This week classically trained singer/songwriter Monique Barry performs at noon, giving you the perfect opportunity to get down there on your lunch break and have a lunch that for once isn't wrapped in tinfoil.
Nathan Phillips Square, 10am-2pm, Free

FILM | Cairo Time
I know it might not seem like it because it's not about hockey, pine trees or mounties, but Cairo Time won the Best Canadian Feature award at TIFF last year. That also probably means that you haven't seen/heard of it but it's playing tonight in Metro Square as part of a series of free summer movie nights. And while you're watching, you can enjoy special menus from participating restaurants in the entertainment district. Also if you notice the CN Tower displaying an out of the ordinary light show, it doesn't mean its' circuits are frying, it means the movie is starting so hurry up and get down there!
Metro Square, Free, 9pm

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