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Today in Toronto: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jully Black and more

International Festival of Authors It won’t be difficult to spot at least one familiar author wandering around Harbourfont during this year’s literary mega-fest. Michael Chabon, Junot Díaz, Emma Donoghue, Annabel Lyon and dozens more will be reading, signing books and mingling with fans. Find out more »

Jully Black These days, Black is more of a fixture on daytime talk shows than on the stage, but her status as a Canadian R&B star is undeniable. Find out more »

Ravel and Sibelius The French composer’s Piano Concerto in G major shakes the jazz spirit in a cocktail mixer of impressionist harmony. The piece is in the trustworthy hands of pianist Lise de la Salle, with TSO guest conductor Douglas Boyd at the helm. Find out more »

Road Trip Choreographer Susie Burpee, a Dora Mavor Moore Award winner, joins up with celebrated colleague Linnea Swan for a tragicomic duet about two women who act out every aspect of female friendship while travelling together. Find out more »

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion They haven’t recorded a whole lot in the past few years, but Jon Spencer’s whacked-out, Elvis-on-speed rock ’n’ roll trio was always better sampled live, anyway. Find out more »

Food Events Tequila y Tapas. See the Weekly Eater »

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