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Weekend Radar: Capture the Flag, East End Comedy Revue, We Love Animals Tour, Day of the Dead, The Bluroc Festival Tour, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival


GAMES | Capture the Flag
From the people at Newmindspace comes the 2010 edition of Capture the Flag in the Financial District. This bi-metropolis duo organize free fun events in Toronto and New York City in an effort to reclaim public space. To participate just show up at the south west corner of King and Bay by 8:30pm and choose a side. A great time to run amok in the city without the pressure of the G20 riot squad looming!
Financial District, 8:30pm, Free

COMEDY | East End Comedy Revue
Do you still hold a cult like affection towards the comedy group Kids In The Hall? Then you'll want to check out Scott Thompson at the East End Comedy Revue. If you are a fan of his character Buddy Cole, his imitation of Queen Elizabeth II or his rendition of Death from the recent Kids In The Hall show on CBC, you should be entertained.
Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. E., 8pm, $15 - $20

EVENT | The Ultimate Fashion Swap Party
With our current awareness of the three R's, this event looks to be a great concept for any fashionista looking to get some trade in value from their wardrobe. Offering a social element to the shopping experience, this party supplies music, refreshments and style workshops. A great way to exchange what you no longer wear and opportunity to find something you've always wanted.
200 Spadina Ave., 1:30 - 4:30pm, $30

MUSIC | Crookers "We Love Animals Tour"
Gaining worldwide success from their remix of Kid Cudi's "Day 'N' Nite", Crookers bring their clubbing sounds to the city on this stop of their We Love Animals Tour. Also featured on the bill are AC Slater, L-Vis 1990 and SBTRKT. It will definitely be a dance your face off kind of night!
Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., 10pm, $25 in advance (+ service charge)

MUSIC | Scratch & Taboo's Scorpio Celebration
A multi-birthday celebration for many of those in the house dj scene. This party features DJ Starting From Scratch spinning soulful house music all night long. Scratch is mainly known for his urban mix show on Flow 93.5 but as shown by this party, he doesn't stick to just one genre.
99 Sudbury St., 10pm, $15


EVENT | Day of the Dead Festival
Mexican food sucks in Toronto so why not go here to see if there's something closer to the real deal? This festival brings to our city an example of the spirit and traditions of the Mexican peoples. Expose yourself to the music, art, food and crafts of this event brought to us in part by the Mexican Consulate in Toronto.
Harbourfront Centre, Noon - 5:30pm, Free

MUSIC | The Bluroc Festival Tour
This lineup features New Orleans rapper Curren$y who originally gained notoriety from his association with Lil' Wayne, has created his own unique flow that has helped to take the southern rap sound into new directions. Also on the bill are Ski Beats & The Senseis, London Souls, Dynasty Electric, Mckenzie Eddie and Sean O'Connell.
Wrong Bar, 1279 Queen St. W., 9pm, $10

COMEDY | Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival has always been a fantastic week that showcases Canadian humor. But all good things must come to an end, even when it involves laughter. This last night offers a free midnight show as part of their closing party. Arrive early to see the Sketchersons perform their show Sunday Night Live.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., 9:30pm, Free - $15

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Writing by Brian Low. Photo by Jen Tse in the blogTO Flickr Pool

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