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The cast of The River includes Beach resident Dani Kind, left, David Ferry, and Jane Spidell.

Beach resident Dani Kind co-stars in The Coal Mine Theatre production of The River, on now until Nov. 22.

Kind has performed on stage and screen, including theatre productions of Laws of Motion, Diving Normal, Fat Pig, and The Crucible. On the small and big screens, her credits include Saving Hope, Cracked, Murdoch Mysteries and The Good Witch’s Fate.

The River is set in a remote fishing cabin. The Man (David Ferry) invites The Woman (Jane Spidell) to the cabin, but she goes missing. Kind, starring as The Other Woman, rounds out the cast as the story, starting out as a romance, evolves into a mystery.

The show runs Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m., closing on Sunday, November 22. Tickets are $35, available online. The Coal Mine’s temporary location is 982 Danforth Ave., just west of Donlands.



The Barry Livingston Group will appear at Beach United Church on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The Barry Livingston Group
The Barry Livingston Group

Pianist Livingston’s compositions range from mainstream jazz to South Indian, Asian and Latin sounds. The group includes some of the country’s top jazz and world musicians, including vocalist Suba Sankaran, Colleen Allen on soprano sax and flute, bassist Kobi Hass, and drummer Paul Fitterer.

Beach Jazz and Reflection services feature music that “moves the spirit,” and run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.

After this month’s Jazz and Reflection, Beach United and St. Aidan’s Anglican churches will host a Syrian refugee fundraising event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The fundraiser includes food and live music from St. Aidan’s Regrets. Money raised will go toward private sponsorship of a Syrian refugee family.



Bohemians in Brooklyn will take place on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church.

Tom Allen and Lori Gemmell
Tom Allen and Lori Gemmell

The show features the talents of CBC host, author and trombonist Tom Allen, actor, singer and pianist Bryce Kulak, harpist, guitarist, and singer Lori Gemmell, and singer Patricia O’Callaghan.

Bohemians in Brooklyn tells the story of author Carson McCullers, who shared a Brooklyn brownstone with poet WH Auden, musician Benjamin Britten, and stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. The concert is the final event in this year’s Beaches Reads, which featured McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Tickets are $20 or $10 for students. The concert will take place at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd.



Clela Errington will host a weekly residency at Relish Bar and Grill for the month of November.

Clela Errington
Clela Errington

Errington, a former East End resident, is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, and is modelling the weekly Tuesday night sessions after an informal kitchen jam.

The Kitchen Sessions will feature a new guest each week. Tonight, Nov. 3, Brian Stillar will join Errington on stage. Tuesday, Nov. 10 will feature Jill Daley, and Mr. Rick will appear on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

The Kitchen Sessions run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in November. Admission is pay-what-you-can.



Gerrard India Bazaar resident Teri Vlassopoulos will hold a reading in the West End on Sunday, Nov. 15 to celebrate the publication of her first novel, Escape Plans.

Vlassopoulos is the author of the short story collection Bats or Swallows, and has written for a number of periodicals and websites. She will be joined at the reading by author Liz Worth (No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol, PostApoc, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond) who will also offer free tarot readings.

The event will take place at Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W., starting at 8 p.m.



Drummer Greg Pilo’s weekly Tuesday night jazz sessions continue at the Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E. The music runs from 7 to 10 p.m. with no cover.

On Nov. 10, the band will include Mike Murley, sax, Dave Restivo, piano, and Neil Swanson, bass. On Nov. 17, saxophonist Kelly Jefferson, guitarist Reg Schwager, and bassist Dave Young will perform.

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