MUSIC
Noisy avant-garde Texan band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead and Secret Machines play tonight. Lee’s Palace, 528 Bloor St. W., 8 p.m., $18.50 at Rotate This or 416-870-8000.

BOOK LAUNCH
Journalist Ian Brown launches his poignant memoir, The Boy In Moon — about life with his severely disabled 12-year-old son Walker. The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick Ave. 7:30 p.m., reception 6:30 p.m., $5

SIGNING
Douglas Coupland makes the first of two Toronto appearances for his novel Generation A. Free at Indigo Bayview Village, 2901 Bayview Ave., 7 p.m.

DAY OF ACTION
Celebrate Car-Free Day and sustainable transportation with live music, performances, and environmental and health displays. Free at Yonge-Dundas Square. www.carfreeday.ca.

AWARDS
Canadian indie superstar groups Metric, the Weakerthans, and Hey Rosetta! perform at the Verge Music Awards. The Mod Club, 722 College St., Doors 6:45 p.m.

STORYTELLING
Heeb, the New York-based magazine about the Jewish experience, presents a storytelling event hosted by comedian Aaron Berg. The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. $5, 9 p.m.