Today: buy crafts at the Moose Show, the Trinity College Dramatic Society presents Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, writers read their works at WordStage, and the Switch Off sketch comedy battle goes down at Comedy Bar.
CRAFT SALE: Get started on your holiday shopping while supporting local artists at the 16th annual Moose Show. Peruse hand-crafted jewellery, clothing, ceramics, leathers, and photography, from 40 of Toronto’s finest artisans. The Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Barbara Frum Atrium (250 Front Street West), 10 a.m. — 8 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: It’s a dark and stormy night in postwar England, and Giles and Mollie Ralston, hosts of the Monkswell Manor Guest House, are snowed in with a group of eccentric guests. Watch tensions and suspicions rise with the body count in Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit, The Mousetrap. The Trinity College Dramatic Society will be presenting the play for four days only, in celebration of the mystery’s 60th anniversary. Directed by Robyn Hope. George Ignatieff Theatre (15 Devonshire Place), 7 p.m., $10, $5 for students.
WORDS: Get acquainted with some of the best upcoming and established talent in prose, poetry, and drama at the latest installment of WordStage. Tonight, Marshall Hrchuk, Sonia Di Placido, Michelle Alfano, and Robert Priest will read excepts from their works. Q Space (382 College Street), 7:30 p.m., FREE but donations are welcome.
COMEDY: Tonight, Touch My Stereotype hosts Switch Off, a manic sketch comedy competition. Three comedy duos—Ladystache, Fun Car, and The Templeton Philharmonic—will swap their material and vie for your votes in each round. The performance will be followed by an entertaining (and likely sickening) food challenge. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9:30 p.m., $10.
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