MusicOntario: Making a Living Making Music

  • The Foundery (376 Bathurst Street)
  • 7 p.m.

Want to make music for a living, but can’t stomach the idea of being the stereotypical starving artist? It doesn’t have to be that way. There are many revenue streams available to business-smart artists, including licensing, royalties, streaming, and direct-to-fan solutions. But how does it all work? Join MusicOntario’s Making a Living Making Music workshop to find out. Rodney Murphy (SOCAN), Andrew Karis (ACTRA RACS), Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic), and a representative from Coalition Music make up the event’s panel of industry experts.

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Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown 2013

Participants in the 2012 Chowder Chowdown. Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Participants in the 2012 Chowder Chowdown. Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium.

  • Fermenting Cellar (28 Distillery Lane)
  • 7 p.m.

The Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown, presented by the Vancouver Aquarium, is making its return to Toronto. In support of sustainable seafood, 13 Toronto chefs—and their chowder recipes—will be going head to head in hopes of being crowned the Chowder Champion. Attendees will be able to taste all of these creations, which will be paired with a variety of local beers, before voting for their favourites.

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Iceland

From the acclaimed Iceland. Image courtesy of Why Not Theatre.

From the acclaimed Iceland. Image courtesy of Why Not Theatre.

  • Upper Canada College (200 Lonsdale Road)
  • 7:30 p.m.

After a successful run at this year’s SummerWorks Festival, the cast of Iceland reunites for a special one-night performance. The play—starring Christine Horne, Kawa Ada, and Claire Calnan—focuses on an immigrant escort, a businessman, and a rental evictee whose lives become entangled, their connections laid out against the bleakness of the banking crisis.

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Shakespeare Bash’d Turns to Tragedy

James Wallis and Julia Nish-Lapidus in 2012's Shakespeare Bash'd production of Taming of the Shrew. Photo by James MacDonald.

James Wallis and Julia Nish-Lapidus in 2012's Shakespeare Bash'd production of Taming of the Shrew. Photo by James MacDonald.

  • Bar 3030 (3030 Dundas Street West)
  • 7:30 p.m.

If the name Shakespeare Bash’d sounds familiar, it’s for good reason. For two years in a row, the collective creative effort founded by James Wallis and producer Rob Kraszewski has been upending the way local audiences experience the Bard’s work. In 2012, Shakespeare Bash’d’s Fringe Festival staging of The Taming of the Shrew, at Mirvish Village’s Victory Café, earned citywide praise.

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Play Reading Week

  • Tarragon Theatre, Near Studio (30 Bridgman Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Tarragon Theatre presents ten days of innovative onstage creations as part of Play Reading Week. The showcase will debut new works from members of the 2013 Playwrights Unit, and many of the plays will go on to be developed further in Tarragon’s WorkSpace program and mounted as full productions in future seasons. A different burgeoning playwright will find him or herself in the spotlight each night. On the roster are Kate Cayley, Anna Chatterton, Jordi Mand, Amy Lee Lavoie, Maria Milisavljevic, Jessica Anderson, Adam Paolozza, Diane Flacks, Marilo Nuñez, and Gord Rand.

Details: Play Reading Week

Combating Boredom With Comedian David Dineen-Porter

David Dineen-Porter. Photo by Sam Varela.

David Dineen-Porter. Photo by Sam Varela.

  • The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue)
  • 9 p.m.

Comedian David Dineen-Porter was recently voted “Best Male Stand-Up” in NOW Magazine‘s annual Best of Toronto readers’ poll, surprising many people familiar with his eccentric and outlandish style. Many comedians consider him one of Toronto’s most original talents, but peer recognition doesn’t always translate into popular appeal. That said, Dineen-Porter and Tom Henry, co-hosts and co-producers of the monthly Don’t Get Bored of Us and Leave show at The Ossington, garnered considerable attention in the U.S. at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival this past summer.

We spoke with Dineen-Porter about his and Henry’s upcoming anniversary show, how he’s pranked his co-host and the audience in the past, and what to expect on Tuesday (the only sure bet is cake).

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Ongoing…

The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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