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. 3desisandadiva.com.
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,brownpapertickets.com/event/301365.
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,comedybar.ca.
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. jsquaredtheatre.blogspot.ca.