In today's UP, consider celebrating with the Cameron House; seeing dance, music, and theatre as performed by the Art of Time Ensemble; or laughing at the Alt. Dot. Comedy Lounge.
MUSIC: As we reported last week, The Cameron House’s week-long 30th anniversary celebrations get underway today. The line-up for the entire week is fluid and “subject to change,” with no official listing as to which of their many celebrity guests is kicking the week’s festivities off in the back room tonight, but it’s a good bet there’ll be some great musicians getting up for a few tunes. Cameron House (408 Queen Street West), doors at 4 p.m., music from 6 p.m. onwards, FREE.
THEATRE: The Art of Time Ensemble, whose popular shows usually only run over the course of a weekend, is gearing up for a rare full run of their latest project, I Send You This Cadmium Red, previewing tonight before tomorrow’s opening at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre. The multidisciplinary company combines actors and dancers with live classical music; for this production, actors Julian Richings and John Fitzgerald Jay play noted thinkers John Berger and John Christie, whose written correspondence formed the basis for a recent BBC radio play. As well, this production incorporates dancers choreographed by James Kudelka, and original music by Gavin Bryars. Canadian Stage Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street), 8 p.m., $35.
COMEDY: This Monday’s edition of the Alt. Dot. Comedy Lounge is a pretty strong one, including appearances from Ted Hollister’s Cow (Nikki Payne & Terry Clement, whose raunchy Fringe Festival debut impressed us this summer), Bitch Salad‘s Andrew Johnston, Debra Digiovanni, and Unlovable co-host Steph Tolev, taking a night off from her own weekly. The Rivoli (332 Queen Street West), doors at 8:30 p.m., PWYC.
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