Best of Fringe 2014

Ruth Goodwin and Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster are two of the "random" actors in 52 Pick-Up. Photo by Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

Ruth Goodwin and Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster are two of the "random" actors in 52 Pick-Up. Photo by Vincenzo Pietropaolo.

  • Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street)
  • All day

With so many sold-out shows at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, there were plenty of people who didn’t get to see many of Torontoist‘s top picks. Not to worry: as they have for several years now, the Toronto Centre for the Arts is presenting Best of Fringe, a two-week additional run for some of the most popular shows at this year’s festival, including Theatre Brouhaha’s Punch-Up, Pea Green Theatre’s Three Men in a Boat, and The Howland Company’s 52 Pick-Up. We strongly suggest double billing shows over an evening (each show runs about an hour) and buying tickets well in advance, as each show gets only three performances.

Details: Best of Fringe 2014

Porch View Dances

Photo by Diana Renelli.

Photo by Diana Renelli.

  • 7 p.m.

Since 2012, Kaeja d’Dance has been working with families in Seaton Village to develop Porch View Dances, an evening of choreographed works inspired by the neighbourhood and families themselves. You’ll be guided through site-specific performances on and around the porches, streets, and alleyways of the Village, culminating in a final public performance. Whether you live in the neighbourhood or want to explore a new one, Kaeja d’Dance provides a rare opportunity to see a community choreographed.

Details: Porch View Dances

Urban Bat Walk

  • Grenadier Cafe (200 Parkside Drive)
  • 8 p.m.

Meet at the Grenadier Cafe to learn about creatures that like to hang out in High Park—upside down. Find out everything there is to know about bats on this late-night urban nature walk and try your hand at using bat monitors to detect any winged mammals that might be sleeping nearby.

Details: Urban Bat Walk

Bad Dog’s Final Frontier

  • Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
  • 8 p.m.

Beam yourself up to Comedy Bar for tonight’s instalment of Bad Dog Improv’s Final Frontier, a Star Trek-themed improv show featuring talented comedians including Alastair Forbes (Second City Mainstage) and Jess Bryson (Bad Dog Repertory Players). If you’ve never been to the Comedy Bar before, go—boldly.

Details: Bad Dog’s Final Frontier


A Journey Into the Forbidden City

  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City