Museum
The Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., hosts a talk called Renaissance Venice: The Courtesan On Stage at 6 p.m. $14.

Books
Margaret Atwood discussing her new novel The Year Of The Flood at Indigo, 55 Bloor St. W., at 7 p.m. chapters.indigo.ca.

Film
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival International takes place at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., through Saturday. www.labourfilms.ca.

History
The history of Union Station is being explored at 7:30 p.m. with a talk at the Northern District Library 416-393-7610.

Tribute
Craig Martin & the Superchargers play a tribute concert to Bruce Springsteen at the Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. www.horseshoetavern.com.

Gala

Jackie Richardson performs at the Stars Awards Gala, 6 p.m. at the Shamba Foundation, 48 Yonge St. $75. 416-515-8080.