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MUSIC: Brooklyn experimental electronic duo Mountains will be playing at the Music Gallery this evening. The drone duo, whose pastoral soundscapes and vivid melodies draw from influences like Brian Eno and Fennesz, will be playing songs off their recently released third album, Choral. Also performing tonight are avant-garde rock veterans Ayal Senior’s Spacechurch, as well as eclectic guitarist/pedal steel guitarist Matthew “Doc” Dunn. Music Gallery (197 John Street), 7 p.m., $10 ($5 for members, students, and seniors).
WORDS: The Recession Relief Fund Coalition will host a community forum this afternoon, entitled “We’re All In This Together: Defending the Public Interest During Recession.” All are welcome to come out and share their own experiences regarding the recession thus far and discuss strategies for moving forward. The stacked team of panellists includes Naomi Klein, Uzma Shakir, Gail Nyberg, Peggy Nash. Multifaith Centre (569 Spadina Avenue), 3–5 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Tonight, Torontonian novelist Martha Baillie will celebrate the release of her latest work, The Incident Report, at the Gladstone Hotel. The night kicks off with a discussion between Baillie and scholar Laura McLauchlan, followed by a screening of local director Gabrielle Gillispie’s short experimental film based on the novel. Tonight’s launch will also feature performances from pianist Liz Acker, tenor Avery Krisman, renowned klezmorim Jonno Lightstone, and guitarist Tony Quarrington. Part of Pages’ This Is Not A Reading Series. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., $5 (free if you buy the book).
FOOD: The Ontario Cheese Society will host their second annual Ontario Artisan Cheese Market and Tasting this evening at Hart House. A rare tasting and purchasing event in the presence of the cheesemakers themselves, attendees will get a chance to sample some of the best cheese our province has to offer, complemented by selections of local beer and wine. Get your tickets in advance, as upwards of five hundred guests are expected and last year’s event was sold out. Nom nom nom. Hart House at the University of Toronto (7 Hart House Circle), 6–9 p.m., $30.