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Radar: Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week, We're Not Popstars, Zulfikar Hirji in Conversation with Sheniz Janmohamed, Art Matters, A History of Marriage

ART | Toronto Alternative Arts & Fashion Week
There may be art, film screenings and music but the main attraction at the event more commonly known as FAT is definitely the fashion. Heidi Ackerman will once again be among the talented local designers gracing the runway - this time at FAT's new location at 99 Sudbury. Attendees can either purchase a one-day pass or a week pass for $70 gets you access to the whole festival.
99 Sudbury (99 Sudbury Street), April 26-29 @ various times, $25-$70

MUSIC | We're Not Popstars
You may have never before heard the words "Afro Latin Post Rock" uttered in one sentence. Not only is tonight's performance at The Gladstone's Melody Bar going to open your eyes to a new genre of music but it will do so with flying colours. The band is called We're Not Popstars and come tonight to see why this is oh-so true with what is sure to be an exceptional live performance.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 9pm PWYC

LITERARY | Zulfikar Hirji in Conversation with Sheniz Janmohamed at "Diversity and Pluralism in Islam" Laun
Another event taking place at The Gladstone tonight, one that is equally as thought-provoking as a little Afro Latin Post Rock infusion, is a special presentation courtesy of This Is Not A Reading Series. Witness an engaging conversation between poet Sheniz Janmohamed and author Zulfikar Hirji about how "pluralism and diversity manifest themselves in Muslim contexts," coupled with the launch of Hirji's newest book, Diversity and Pluralism In Islam: Historical and Contemporary Discourses Amongst Muslims. Janmohamed will will also be reading from her book, Bleeding Light.
The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 7pm $5 or free with book purchase

ART | Art Matters
The fun for art-minded folk continues this week with tonight's event called Art Matters, held at the Cadillac Lounge in support of federal Liberal candidate Gerard Kennedy. A celebration of local artists and a information session on how to maintain a vibrant arts scene in this country, the event should be of interest to Liberals and non-Liberals alike — just so long as you can stomach the fact that proceeds will go to the candidate in question.
The Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen Street West), 8pm $5-$20

LITERARY | A History of Marriage
Ever wonder what married life was like way back when? They say that reflecting on the past can help us prepare for the future and this might just be the takeaway you leave with at Riverdale Historic Society's presentation of A History of Marriage. This is the newest work by author Elizabeth Abbott, which notably was short-listed for the Governor-General's Award last year. Escape the cold and rain tonight while learning some enlightening history.
Riverdale Public Library (370 Broadview Avenue), 6pm $5 for non-members, free for members


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