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Radar: Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids #10, All Female Poetry Slam, Elvis Monday at the Drake Hotel, Shoeless Monday, Poppin' Chips

CULTURE | Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids #10
This is a unique event that combines the written word with the comedy and dynamic of a variety show. The same "open mic" format that could be found at any poetry reading will be used for participants to read something they wrote in their very early years: letters, schoolwork, diary entries, et cetera to a receptive crowd. This is the tenth edition of this very popular series. Be sure to arrive early, as rumour has it that most (if not all) advance tickets are gone, but there will be a stash of "rush tickets" at the door tonight.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 8PM $5

LITERATURE | All Female Poetry Slam
An all-female poetry contest of the highest order! The origin of the poetry "slam", which is essentially a competitive poetry reading, goes back to the mid '80s in Chicago's jazz scene, where commonplace poetry nights were given more exposure by adopting this competitive 'edge', and the active involvement of the audience as judges. The Toronto Poetry Slam series takes place regularly, in different venues around the city. You must attend to see how entertaining and raucous the written word can be!
Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) 7PM $5

MUSIC | Elvis Monday's at The Drake Hotel
Toronto's longest-running, internationally recognized indie-rock showcase delivers another rawkin' edition this eve. This week's lineup features Soupcans, New/France, Ghostwalk Creek, People Of Canada, and Adrenechrome. As Chuck Berry said, "Let It Rock"!
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street) 9PM FREE

MUSIC | Shoeless Monday
Another no-cover Shoeless Monday at The Horseshoe tonight. This is always a good night of up and coming local rock acts at a great venue with no cover! Tonight's bands include One Mans Opinion and Horses About Men.
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 9PM FREE

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