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Radar: Fidel Gastro at Mercury Espresso, Dorkbot, Sounds of the Season, International Lecture Series, 102.1 The Edge Jingle Bell Rock, HoHoTO

FOOD | Pop-Up Food Event
Fidel Gastro may be the rebel without a kitchen but who needs one when you consistently serve up delicious food that Torontonians love? The man behind the Gastro moniker, Matt Basile, will be hosting a pop-up food event along with chef Steve Shienfield, at Mercury Espresso Bar in the east end. On the menu at this surprise food stall event are Gastro's Toronto-famous Cuban sandwiches and Shienfield's Sticky Toffee Pudding. If you attended the recent Toronto Underground Market at the Brick Works, you'll know it is not just their unconventional promotional methods that are interesting but their food, too.
Mercury Espresso Bar (915 Queen Street East) 6:30PM Free

ART | Dorkbot: sensory overload
Artist and CGI master Alex McLeod joins writer Thomas Bailey at the non-profit electronic media arts centre InterAccess tonight to present their work and research on the fusion of sensory modes in contemporary art. With McLeod's 3D renderings being displayed and Bailey's research on the history and future of sensory fusion providing a contextual basis, the joining of these two unique perspectives will present information and data in an enlightening and beautiful new way. New audio-visuals will be presented in the gallery space at this latest installation of the Dorkbot series.
InterAccess (9 Ossington Avenue) 6:30PM Free

FUNDRAISER | Sounds of the Season
CBC Toronto kicks off its annual charity drive today by inviting viewers inside the broadcasting centre for a full day of live programming. The day will include live broadcasts of CBC Radio and local television shows while viewers can meet and greet with the personalities of the CBC like George Stroumboulopoulos, Peter Mansbridge, Jian Ghomeshi and Dragons' Den's Arlene Dickinson. Additionally, there will be local performers and a silent auction running from 5:30AM until 6:30PM, all in support of Ontario Association of Food Banks. Financial donations and non-perishable food items will be accepted
CBC Toronto (250 Front Street West) 5:30AM Free

ART | International Lecture Series: Martha Rosler
Artist, photographer, writer, sculptor and filmmaker Martha Rosler has explored all forms of art to create a public understanding of the female experience in the western world. The Brooklynite comes to Harbourfront Centre tonight to give a lecture about her work, including The Martha Rosler Library, a traveling library that toured from 2005-2009 with over 7000 books, and Richard Florida's theory about the Creative Class, relating it to the funding cuts in international arts and culture communities. The event is free for Harbourfront Centre members but is open to the public for $12.
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 6:30PM $12

MUSIC | 102.1 The Edge Jingle Bell Rock: AWOLNATION & USS
Jingle Bell Rock, the continuing concert series presented by 102.1 The Edge, follows up with last week's show featuring K-os and Bedouin Soundclash with an evening of music by AWOLNATION and USS. Electronic rock band AWOLNATION will play tunes from their 2011 sophomore album Megalithic Symphony while Parkdale electronic duo USS will play from their wide range of songs that have earned them recognition on the Toronto scene. As always, $1 from every ticket goes to The Daily Bread Food Bank and non-perishable food items will also be accepted. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or better still at Rotate This and Soundscapes.
Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 7PM $16.21-$21


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