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What's On: Pandemonium on stage and more

Looking to escape the Black Friday madness/ There's lot to do in the city besides hitting the malls. Here are some options:

24 Hour Sketch Festival
Nov 29 (8 PM)
154 Danforth Avenue

Six groups of six people have 24 hours to meet, greet and put a sketch together. The cast includes sketch comedians and actors. Will there be drama? You bet!

For more information, check out The Social Capital website.

A Very Very NDN Christmas
Nov 29
Aki Studio Theatre

The show is billed as "a night of good ol' fashioned belly laughs & comedy films ... Headlined by Anishinaabe comedian Ryan McMahon, this night of comedy features a loose variety show typed format and will feature comedy shorts presented by imagineNATIVE."

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

Cinderella: The Gags to Riches Family Musical
Nov 21 to Jan 4
Elgin Theatre

A Toronto tradition for 19 years, this holiday panto provides a contemporary spin on ye old fairytale. Cinderella runs an organic farmer's market in Toronto, Prince Charming is an un-Justin-Bieber pop star and then there's Revolta Bulldoza, played with great relish by Ross Petty. References to construction, the mayoral election and plenty of inside jokes makes the show a hoot for young and old.

For more information, check out the Ross Petty website.

Holiday Greeting Cards Workshop
Nov 29
Todmorden Mills

If you haven't your holiday gifts cards yet, why not make some at this family workshop. Besides learning about their origins, you can learn about crafts such as pop-up and collage cards.

For more information, check out the Todmorden Mills website.

2014 Holiday Showcase Featuring Tundra Stars
Nov 29
Lillian H. Smith branch, Toronto Public Library

This holiday showcase is perfect for young book lovers. This year's event features authors reading from their work and run activities. While authors such as Kyo Maclear and Cybéle Young will take on readers between 2-8, Natale Ghent and Richard Scrimger will present to the 8-12 set.

For more information, check out the Small Print Toronto website.

Christmas with Mozart
Nov 29
Alliance Francaise

Since it's a concert aimed at kids, there shouldn't be too much shushing going on. Children's choirs will perform "a rich and varied repertoire," from Hallelujah to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, along side Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

For more information, check out the Alliance Francaise website.

In Concert: Saidah Baba Talibah
Nov 28

Saidah Baba Talibah performs as part of the final edition of the Friday Night Live series for the season.

For more information, check out the ROM website.

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