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Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of March 8 to 10

King Joffrey Baratheon’s crown from Game of Thrones (Photo: HBO)

In this edition of The Weekender: the annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, a Trekky’s greatest fantasy and three more things to do in Toronto.

ART
Game Of Thrones: The Exhibition (FREE!)

The travelling exhibition displays more than 70 pieces, including weapons, costumes and jewelry, straight from the set of HBO’s crazy-popular fantasy series. March 9 to 16. Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., 416-363-6121, themovienetwork.ca/Exhibition

THEATRE
Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

The biggest name at the festival is former Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch, who makes his first solo appearance in Toronto in over a decade for his one man show “Young Drunk Punk” on Monday. This weekend the highlight is Eugene Mirman, best known as the put-upon landlord on Flight of the Conchords. $15–$50. March 7–17. Various venues. 647-505-1050, torontosketchfest.com

SHOPPING
Drake General Store Warehouse Sale (FREE!)

The Drake’s signature kitschy curiosities, as well as salvaged furniture and clothing (including a selection of Pendleton items), are going for up to 70 per cent off at this special sale in a warehouse around the corner from the Queen West shop. March 9-10. 442 Dufferin St., 416-531-5042 ext. 101, drakegeneralstore.ca

CONVENTION
Toronto ComicCon

Nearly the entire bridge crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation—Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFaddden, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton—are going to be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a live stage event (they’re also taking photos and signing autographs). Other sci-fi stars on-hand include Sean Astin from the Lord of the Rings movies and Laura Vandervoort from Smallville. $20–$25. March 9–10. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., comicontoronto.com

KIDS
Game On 2.0
A hands-on exhibit that helps connect the dots between Pong and World of Warcraft by tracing the developments of the gaming industry from its beginning in the early 1960s to today, when games rake in more cash in North America than Hollywood. $22. March 9–September 2. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., 416- 696-1000, ontariosciencecentre.ca

 

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