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An Horse performs tonight at The Garrison.
MUSIC: The story of An Horse could just as easily be the plot of an adorable indie movie. The duo, consisting of Kate Cooper and Damon Cox, met while working at a now-defunct Brisbane independent record store called Skinny’s. Cooper and Cox, who had also been members of Australian indie bands Iron On and Intercooler, respectively, started playing together and installed a P.A. system in the store, where they would rehearse. They’ve opened for Death Cab for Cutie and Tegan and Sara, and tonight, they will headline a show at The Garrison, supported by Hannah Georgas. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., $10.
WORDS: Who says literature has to be stuffy, and who says sex has to be salacious? A long line of esteemed writers, from D.H. Lawrence to Henry Miller, have indulged in literary erotica. Unlike Lawrence and Miller, none of the participants in tonight’s “ORAL: Adventures in Erotica” reading have to worry about obscenity trials. The event will feature readings by writer and Rheostatics veteran Dave Bidini, novelist Emily Schultz, and NOW sex columnist Sasha Van Bon Bon. Guests can also read their own sexy stories during the Open Mouth (Mic) segment of the evening (please keep pieces under five minutes), while a Quickie writing competition offers prizes from Cupid Boutique and Arsenal Pulp Press. Renegade (1266 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE (donations accepted).
FOOD: Hart House goes classy tonight, hosting the ultimate wine and cheese. The cocktail marketplace is sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and will feature delicious cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk cheeses from dozens of talented cheesemakers for tasting and purchase. To complement the cheeses will be the finest Prince Edward County wines and beers, as well as artisan bread provided by epi Breads. Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), 6–9 p.m., $35.
COMICS: Keep Toronto Reading month is coming to an end, but there are still some events you can catch before the festivities are over. Tonight, KTR and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (which will take place in May) cohost a celebration of Jeffrey Brown‘s new graphic novel, Undeleted Scenes, a collection of stories and comics, including rarely seen and previously unpublished material. Brown will be on hand to discuss his use of autobiography in comics and the art of finding a happy medium between fact and fiction. North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street), 6:30 p.m., FREE.