Radar: Taste Matters, Toronto Literary Salon, The Autumn Defense, Sketch Comedy, Reel Asian

FESTIVAL | Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
Everyone loves a good dose of laughter blended with martial arts! The14th annual edition of The Reel Asian Film Festival opens with the film Gallants to capitalize on this good time feeling. Think of this movie as combining the vision of Stephen Chow with the setting of a retirement home. Bound to be a fan favorite!
Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., 8:30pm, 9pm, $20

BOOKS | Toronto Literary Salon
This is a great opportunity to discover 4 new local authors. Have a discussion with writers Kathryn Borel, Christopher Shulgan, Micah Toub and Nathan Whitlock about their most recent works and how they may relate to your own disturbing family experiences, in third person of course.
The Spoke Club, 600 King St. W., 6:30pm, Free

FOOD | Taste Matters 2010
For all you foodies and wine connoisseurs on a budget, Taste Matters offers a mini global excursion that exposes your pallet to 15 vineyards and accompanies them with 15 international cuisines combined in one whirlwind evening! All in benefit of the local charity Eva's Initiatives, an association that creates programs to help the city's homeless youth.
Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd., 6pm, $100

MUSIC | The Autumn Defense
A side project from two of the members of the group Wilco, John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone bring their intentionally lo-fi, pop, folk sound to all the swooners. With the current wave of indie rock that floods the internet, The Autumn Defense rides a crest of their own creation which fans respect and adore.
The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W., 8pm, $15

COMEDY | Sketch Comedy Lounge
Every Tuesday at the Rivoli, the Sketch Comedy Lounge brings together and showcases some mighty funny people from around the country. Anchored by the rock steady Newsdesk with Ron Sparks, this session features Manicorn, Parker & Seville, Two Dudes No Chicks and more.
The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W., 9pm, Pay what you can

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Writing by Brian Low. Photo by katelyndowns in the blogTO Flickr pool.

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