Photo of Joke Club host Nick Flanagan by Davida Nemeroff.
COMEDY: Joke Club, the long-running, anything-goes comedy night, is back. With the wide array of comedians performing (Bob Kerr, Craig Brown, Vida Zukauskas, Randy Hughes, Jimmy Hogg, Makesi Arthur, David Dineen-Porter, and others), expect to see all types of humour from the crowd-pleasing irony to its poor cousin sarcasm and some pitch-perfect deadpan. Host Nick Flanagan, a regular at the Rivoli’s Laugh Sabbath night, is also famous for performing rare feats like making indie kids laugh. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $6.
DANCE: It was inevitable: people born in the ’90s have reached drinking age and suddenly the ’90s dance parties have cropped up. Concert review blog Panic Manual hosts a blast from the past dance night tonight, where Ace of Base, Nirvana, TLC, and other long-gone sensations will be resurrected on stereo. If you’re still lip-syncing Milli Vanilli, this night just might be for you. The Boat (158 Augusta Avenue), 9 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Spend an evening with some talented femmes at the Rivoli where husky-voiced singer-songwriter, Megan Hamilton (who has received quite a bit of love from the local press), releases her new album before touring across Ontario and Quebec. Folksy nine-piece Olenka and the Autumn Lovers is opening, while local comedian Kathleen Phillips performs her quirky brand of humour. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), 8:30 p.m., $7.
CHARITY: As part of Centennial College’s Public Relations program, students are organizing an event in support of The Children’s Breakfast Clubs, which delivers nutritious meals to in-need children. Add some kids in pyjamas, a screening of the original 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and you’ve got the Jammie Jam fundraiser at the Beaches’ Fox Theatre. There are even golden entrance tickets to get everyone in the Oompa-Loompa mood. The Fox Theatre (2236 Queen Street East), 6 p.m., $10 for adults, $7 for children.