Radar: Making a Living Making Music, ShopAGO, Art Bar Poetry, Veggielicious, Not Criminally Responsible

Toronto events on November 19th, 2013

MUSIC | MusicOntario Presents: Money!! Making a Living Making Music
Local musicians will want to check out this workshop tonight, presented by Music Ontario. A sea change has occurred within the recorded music industry in the last decade or so with streaming slowly replacing digital purchases, and though there is a "vinyl niche," sales of recorded music are no longer able to sustain the majority of musicians, and many are trying to figure out how they can replace what was a relatively dependable, ongoing income stream. This workshop, which includes a panel of industry experts, will share a many useful ideas. Foundery Coworking & Events (376 Bathurst Street) 7PM $10 ($5 for non-members)

BOOKS & LIT | Oana Avasilichioaei, Mina Pam Dick & Margaret Christakos at the Art Bar!
Tonight, the Art Bar poetry series presents readings by three female Toronto poets at The Black Swan on the Danforth. Reading tonight is Oana Avasilichioaei, both a poet and translator who also works in the visual world, having created outdoor installations and other works which incorporate text. Mina Pam Dick will be sharing some poetry (her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, and other spots) and Margaret Christakos, shortlisted for the Ontario Trillium Book Award, and recipient of the Bliss Carman Award for Poetry is also reading. Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue) 8PM.

SHOPPING | ShopAGO's Exclusive Holiday Trunk Shows
The AGO is doing its part to make your holiday shopping easy this week with a special series of "Holiday Trunk Shows" that feature the artists whose products make up the shopAGO collection. Beginning today, and running throughout the week, a different group of artists will be featured. The ball gets rolling today with Tea Forte, a gourmet tea company specializing in whole leaf teas; Helen Benninger Scarves, specializing in wearable fibre art designed and produced by a textile artist; and exciting and eclectic jewellery from Benee Rubin jewellery. ShopAGO at the Art Gallery of Ontario runs from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day this week. The Art Gallery of Ontario (517 Dundas Street West) 11:30AM.

FOOD | Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
Thirteen of TO's top chefs battle it out tonight, in support of what is reportedly a trend that has is growing in support and popularity: the sustainable seafood movement. Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown will take place at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, and will find culinary talents from Luma, Catch Seafood Restaurant, Trattoria Mercatto, The Healthy Butcher, EPIC, Hapa Izakaya, The Sweet Potato, and other top drawer restos, battling it out in a competition to make the best Ocean Wise chowders. Nothing fishy going on here - should be tasty. Fermenting Cellar (28 Distillery Lane) 7PM $56.50.


Veggielicious, Toronto's vegan and vegetarian dining festival, is in the midst of its third year now with over 30 participating restaurants across the city. Founded by the Toronto Vegetarian Association in 2011 to supplement both Summer- and Winterlicious, the two week-long festival is also primarily structured around prix fixe specials, but does include a variety of other deals from bakeries, cafes and grocery stores to bolster its lineup. This, no doubt is a good thing given the smaller number of participating restaurants. Participating this year are popular vegetarian spots like Grasslands, Sadie's Diner, The Steady, One Love Vegetarian, Urban Herbivore, Kupfert and Kim, and more. November 15 to 30. More info here.

European Union Film Festival
At the European Union Film Festival Torontonians can catch features from Euro destinations from Bulgaria to the UK and from Croatia to Finland, France, Greece, Romania, and well, you get it. Ongoing until November 27 the ninth annual fest will screen 34 films from 28 countries for free (yes, for free!) at The Royal Cinema. Read our preview here. Until November 27, The Royal Cinema (608 College St), various showtimes, all screenings free (reserved seats $10).

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Photo of The Steady by Jesse Milns

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