DISCUSSION: Are re-runs of Inside the Actors Studio starting to bore you? Then check out View Points: Inside the Musicians Studio tonight, with DJ and journalist Denise Benson stepping in for James Lipton, and Rolf Klausener of The Acorn and Slim Twig stepping in for Al Pacino. Learn about the complex thought processes and strains of really good weed behind the magic that is song writing. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 7 p.m., $5 at the door.
MUSIC: Toronto’s Telephone Explosion Records light up Sneaky Dee’s tonight with their first year anniversary party. Featuring Detroit’s Human Eye, Ottawa’s Holy Cobras, and Toronto’s Teen Anger. Oh, and beer’s only $2.75, you so can get absolutely wasted on the cheap if you don’t like the music. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 9 p.m., $8.
WORDS: This month’s edition of the Rowers Pub Reading Series is a celebration of the recently released (and modestly titled) The Best Canadian Poetry in English. Four contributors to the anthology will be present—Ken Babstock, Heather Cadsby, Jeramy Dodds, and Bill Howell—to read their works over the sounds of beer guzzling and the smells of deep fried bar food. Harbord House (150 Harbord Street), doors at 6 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Achieve instant glory amongst your high-top wearing Urban Outfitter friends tonight as Samantha Ronson blesses us with her DJing presence. Oh, and she allegedly makes out with Lindsay Lohan sometimes, which we’re pretty sure no one outside of the E-Talk daily news circuit cares about anymore. We’d recommend showing up around 1 a.m., wading through the hordes of drunken first-year university girls, then shooting yourself in the face for being roped into this ridiculous publicity stunt (that said, we’ll be in the second washroom from the back hoping to catch a glimpse of Lindsay, or at least her dealer). The Courthouse (57 Adelaide Street East), 10 p.m.–4 a.m., $30 at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Lavish and Squalor.
Photo of The Acorn from of the band’s MySpace.