More than 40 sketch troupes started out at the start of this month’s Sketch Com-Ageddon, but just 12 of those will play in two semi-final rounds on Friday, and six of those in the finals on Saturday evening. It’s not just for bragging rights, either—there’s a substantial winner-take-all, entry-fee-pool cash prize, and a coveted headlining spot for the winners in the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival next March. Twelve dollars gets you both the 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. rounds on Friday, or you can see just one set (or the 8 p.m. finals on Saturday) for $8.
Produced by Sunparlour Players’ Andrew Penner, Dreams From Belle County is the debut album by Toronto’s Local 164. The roots and alt-country band is releasing the album with a free party at TO’s folk headquarters, the Tranzac Club. Penner will join the band on stage, and Zachary Bennett from Tin Star Orphans will open.