Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of February 18th, 2013

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

It’s mid February. The weather won’t stop melting and snowing and freezing and raining. Everything is wet. This week’s cheap theatre is a cheers to that – all the productions below are held inside fine establishments where one’s palate can be made as wet as one’s feet. Celebrate the un-dry season in some un-dry bars and taverns with entertainment that will afford your wallet some accompanying food and drink.

3 Desis And A Diva by Jenny Alexander (Magnila Media/Orange Shot Productions). A scholar and his alcoholic poet cousin discuss family issues, the creative process and what it means to be a first-generation Canadian. Opens Feb 14 and runs to Mar 10. $15-$20. Winchester Kitchen & Bar, 51A Winchester.

Ducky’s World The Joy of Camping presents camp comedy by Sean Michael and Hillary Thomson about a man and his puppet friends. Feb 21 8 pm. $10. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton. 416-531-5833.

Duncan Trussell High on Trees and Puff Mama present the writer/actor/stand-up comedian in a live show. Feb 21-23. $20.The Underground Comedy Club, 670 Queen E. 416-732-7761,

Egg Zeppelin: The Improvised Bacon, Music & Comedy Show Kris Siddiqi and Marcel St. Pierre present the comedy talk show, w/ special guests Precious Chong, Toby Berner and musician Kristen Cudmore. Feb 21 8 pm. $10-$12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-551-6540,

The Vagabond Trust Reading Series (Vagabond Trust). Readings by Ann Marie Macdonald, Priscila Uppal, Ins Choi, Joseph Jomo Pierre and others plus music and art. Feb 18 at 8 pm. Free. The Ossington, 61 Ossington.