MUSIC: Lambchop frontman Kurt Wagner will make a rare solo appearance tonight: the Nashville alternative-country singer is playing at the Drake Underground. The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $15.
POLITICS: There is a debate tonight for Toronto Centre MP candidates, featuring Green candidate Ellen Michelson, NDP candidate El-Farouk Khaki, Conservative candidate David Gentili, and Liberal candidate Bob Rae. The event is free and open to the public. Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
LECTURE: George Roter, the co-founder and co-CEO of Engineers Without Borders, will be giving a lecture tonight at Ryerson University. He’ll be speaking about his experiences with Engineers Without Borders in Canada and overseas. George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (245 Church Street, in Lower Ground Room 014), 6 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Eclectic film critic Richard Crouse is launching his new film guide, Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. To celebrate, there is a release party tonight at the Gladstone Hotel where Crouse will take part in an Inside The Actors Studio–esque interview. The launch is part of Pages‘ This Is Not A Reading Series. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
Photo of Kurt Wagner by La Tête Krançien.