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Radar: Textile Talk, New Music 101 series, Seven Readings for Seven Masters, Son Roberts Band & Amanda Moscar, The Next Food Truck, Hipster Bingo

CULTURE | Textile Talk: Making Cloth and Making Social Worlds in Madagascar
This evening at The Design Exchange, an interesting lecture on Madagascar cloth making, weaving traditions, and the society surrounding this industry. ROM Associate curator Sandra Fee has gone above and beyond what many might consider typical curatorial duties, to actual work in the field with different Tandroy cattle herding communities. Her expertise and hands-on approach to research comes from her experience at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and other international cultural institutions of note. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this subject from a genuine expert.
Design Exchange (234 Bay Street) 6:30PM

MUSIC | New Music 101 series
The Toronto New Music Alliance presents "New Music 101", a four part series at the Toronto Reference Library, that begins this evening. If you are curious about the world of "new music" or "contemporary classical", this event is definitely for you. The Globe and Mail's music critic, Robert Everett-Green, will act as host for this series, and discussion is a key part of the program for "New Music 101". Tonight, TO new music collective, Arraymusic will perform.
Toronto Reference Library - Beeton Auditorium (789 Yonge Street) 7PM

BOOKS & LIT | Seven Readings for Seven Masters: Uo'T MA in Creative Writing Graduates
They sat that "you can't serve two masters", but you can certainly enjoy readings from seven of them! "Masters" here referring to grads of the University of Toronto's Creative Writing Program. Tonight at The Supermarket, these seven grads will share some of their greatness they are ready to unleash on the world. The grads are: Laura Hartenberger, Melissa Kuipers, Jennifer Last, Molly Lynch, Suzannah Showler, Andy Vatiliotou, and Phoebe Wang. Come out and show your support for part of the next generation of Canadian authors!
The Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue) 6PM

Toronto bluesman Son Roberts continues his bi-weekly residency at the Trane Studio. This has been an interesting run, as it finds a different special guest added to the excitement each time, and tonight that honour belongs to Amanda Moscar. Son Roberts' album "Tell That Story" has been getting some good niche traction around the province and abroad, and his previous effort, "You Don't Know Yet" earned a Maple Blues Award nomination back in 2007. A good dose of blues and roots is always a great way to start your week!
Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street) 8PM

FOOD | The Next Food Truck
Although there won't be any food trucks in attendance, they'll still be the focus of this food fair meets art gallery. According to organizers, "The Next Food Truck will bring together food vendors that are interested in or progressing to a food truck business model showcasing their Gourmet Food Truck menu, along side artists hungry to express their vision of what the future of the food truck can be." Some familiar vendors will be on hand, including Salad King. Does that mean a food truck is on the way for the popular Thai restaurant? Perhaps we'll find out.
Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Blvd.) 7PM


Nick Lowe + Peter Elkas @ The Phoenix
Hipster Bingo at the Garrison
Joseph & The Mercurials @ The Drake Underground /LEAH HUNTER /TOKI OTO + More

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