Sketch Com-Ageddon 2013 Semi-Finals and Finals

Sketch troupe Tony Ho. (From left to right, Roger Bainbridge, Adam Niebergall, and Miguel Rivas.) Photo by Karl Ang.

Sketch troupe Tony Ho. (From left to right, Roger Bainbridge, Adam Niebergall, and Miguel Rivas.) Photo by Karl Ang.

  • Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
  • 9:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

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.

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Local 164 CD Release with Andrew Penner, Zachary Bennett

Roots outfit Local 164 release their debut LP on Friday. Photo by Kevin James.

Roots outfit Local 164 release their debut LP on Friday. Photo by Kevin James.

  • The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue)
  • 10 p.m.

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.

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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