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Radar: Canadian Music Week, Crafty Connections, Sound Image 2013, Write Club, Let It Burn

Toronto events on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

MUSIC | Canadian Music Week
Canadian Music Week launches its 31st year of music with national pride tonight. Beginning with a digital media summit at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre and several performances across the city, this six-day celebration of Canadian music and music makers involves sonferences, a trade expo, film and comedy festivals and awards shows scattered around the city. Highlights of CMW will include shows by CHVRCHES, Metric, and Heart (to name only a few). Check out our round-up of the top 30 shows of CMW 2013 for a full guide on what to see and how to see it.
Various locations at various prices

ARTS & CRAFTS | Crafty Connections
Whether you're crafty or not, come experiment with arts and crafts at the Ralph Thornton Centre Exchange Loft on Queen East this afternoon. Crafty Connections is an hour and a half workshop where experts welcome the community to gather and learn crafting techniques. Anyone is welcome to come and hang out with their neighbours in this cool loft space that also offers free newspapers and WiFi. For a full listing of interesting workshops and events taking place at the centre, check out RalphThornton.org.
Ralph Thornton Centre Exchange Loft (765 Queen Street East) 3:30PM

PHOTOGRAPHY | Sound Image 2013
Local concert photographers exhibit their best images of musicians in action at Sound Image 2013. A contest and exhibition judged by Exclaim Photo Editor Stephen Carlick, music photographer and creative director of Analogue Gallery Lucia Graca, and music photographer Barrie Wentzell, Sound Image will feature the images of local artists like Jess Baumung, Vanessa Heins, Brian St. Denis and our own Roger Cullman. Stop by to take a look at their works along with that of 22 other photographers and stay tuned for a special guest judge announcement as well as prizes provided by Crumpler, Lomography, and Henry's.
Analogue Gallery (673 Queen Street West) 6PM Free

BOOKS & LIT | Write Club Toronto: Chapter 6
Write Club is a fight club for writers who are willing to go tête-à-tête in front of a live audience at The Garrison for charity. Given two opposing ideas, two writers will face off for seven minutes apiece with the audience picking a winner. Tonight, eight writers--Ryan F. Hughes, Jason Maghanoy, Aisha Alfa, Patrick Hakeem, Marilla Wex, Daniela Saioni, Chloe Van Keeken and Megan Griffith-Greene--will face off. Cheer and jeer at Write Club Toronto: Chapter 6 this evening because, after all, it is for charity.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 7:30PM $10

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