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Radar: The Guy's Guide to Feminism, International Pop Overthrow Toronto, MothUP, Ranch Relaxo PWYC Wed, Polaris Music Prize Record Salon

BOOKS & LIT | Michael Kaufman & Michael Kimmel "The Guy's Guide to Feminism" launch
These two Michaels have something else in common besides their first name: both are well known activists and thinkers on the subject of gender equality. Their collaboration, "The Guy's Guide to Feminism" examines the impact feminism has had on the lives of women over the decades, and what this means for the lives of men. The book's varied format ranges from interviews, to lists, comics, and more. The authors characterize this work as an "informal read", and "The Guy's Guide to Feminism" does have a sense of humour, but also takes its subject matter very seriously.
Type Books (883 Queen Street West) 7PM

MUSIC | International Pop Overthrow Toronto
The International Pop Overthrow began many moons ago as a small festival in LA to celebrate the music known as "power pop", and closely related rock flavours. A little over ten years later, this week-long festival now takes place in several different cities, including Chicago, Nashville, Liverpool, San Francisco, Vancouver, and of course, TO. This year's IPO begins tonight and finishes Saturday night, with all shows taking place at the Rivoli. Tonight's lineup includes Harrison Fine, Little Creatures, Swindled, Oscar Tango, The Breaking Lakes, and Hunnay.
The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West) 8PM $10

Tonight, it's the final MothUp of 2011! If you haven't checked out this evening of special storytelling before, this is your chance. The idea here is almost an open stage, where people who wish to take part can sign up in advance by email, and then tell a brief story on the evening's assigned topic. It must be a true story, and no notes or cheat sheets! Whether you are participating, or just hanging out and enjoying the stories, there's always fun to be had! Tonight's topic is about an epiphany, revelation or life-altering course of action you undertook: a life-changing moment!
No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street) 7PM

MUSIC | PWYC Weds w/ Mad in Craft, Nature Move Faster, James Windsor
PWYC Wednesdays at Rancho always deliver! That's where you can find the best of TO's (and environs) up and coming rock geniuses honing their craft. This week's lineup is no exception: James Windsor of Wanderbirds fame will be doing an acoustic set, followed by the aggro-funky-dirty-rock sounds of Nature Move Faster. Closing the night out is Mad In Craft, who align themselves with the Goth and alt-rock schools, and their sound certainly straddles these camps, with intricate and aggressive guitar work that recalls greats like Ash or Severin, and vocals that have a subtle Peter Murphy influence. This is certainly going to be an interesting and eclectic lineup!
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street) 9PM PWYC


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