Urban Planner: August 8, 2012
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Urban Planner: August 8, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: The Complete Works of Shakespeare—in a couple hours; a free chamber music performance; and worms. Yes, worms.

Three actors take on The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) at Casa Loma. Photo courtesy of Classical Theatre Project.



ENVIRONMENT: “Worms” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when deciding how to spend a Wednesday; but if you’re interested in the environment, this event is for you. The Toronto Green Community is holding a seminar on basic worm-composting, hosted by Glenn Munroe. Learn how to make small indoor composters for your home or office, and how to properly care for your worms. Email [email protected] to register. Eglinton Park Community Garden (200 Eglinton Avenue West), 6–7 p.m., $10 suggested donation.

THEATRE: Three actors and the entire works of Shakespeare, set in a real castle. How could that not be entertaining? Matthew Drappel, Jeff Hanson, and Kevin Ritchie whip themselves into a frenzy with the Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged]. Presented by the Classical Theatre Project, this production focuses on the funnier bits of Shakespeare’s library and ignores the fourth wall, allowing the actors speak directly to the audience, and maybe even involve them in the performance. Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace), 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $49 for adults, $30 for students and seniors.

MUSIC: Students of the University of Toronto Scarborough Chamber Music program have been hard at work, studying the art of music written for small, un-conducted groups, with emphasis on the interplay of distinct sounds and musical lines. They’d like to share what they’ve learned this semester; inviting the public in for a concert and light refreshments. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Arts & Administration Building, AA 303 (1265 Military Trail), 7–9 p.m., FREE.

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