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Five things to do in Toronto this weekend, April 11 to 13

Sixteen Scandals
A lie has no leg, it has been said, but a scandal has wings. This city's mayor knows that, and the Second City sketch-comedy company knows it too. The troupe's new revue includes a Rob Ford skit and presumably 15 other scenes, including a satirical song that spoofs the genre of satirical songs. Globe reviewer J. Kelly Nestruck applauded a "laugh-out-loud night," and it would be a shame (if not a scandal) if you missed out on it. Indefinite run. $25 to $29. Second City, 51 Mercer St., 416-343-0011 or

Harlem Globetrotters
If you got to travel the world and play basketball every day for a living, you'd probably whistle while you work too. To the zippy melody of Sweet Georgia Brown, the legendary African-American hoopsters dunk, dribble, pass and shoot in athletic and fancy-schmantzy ways, while getting up to showboating and amusing shenanigans for full entertainment effect. April 12 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). $29.75 to $214.50. Ricoh Coliseum, 100 Princes' Blvd., 1-855-985-5000 or

TIFF Kids International Film Festival
It's just the thing for film-loving little people with ants in their pants. The popular festival formally known as Sprockets presents a full range of youth-orientated shorts and features. This year's schedule is crawling with insects. The Danish adventure Antboy involves a pint-sized superhero, while Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a dialogue-free, animated 3-D feature from France. To April 21. $8.50 to $25. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W, 888-599-8433 or

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Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra
An army marches on its stomach, but the Arabesque Dance Company does much more interesting things with its own (talented and limber) bellies. For example, the troupe's new creation Sawah involves a hospitable meeting of Arab and Western cultures, with more than 40 musicians and dancers charitably reaching across the divide. April 12 (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and April 13 (2 p.m.). $19 to $39. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W, 416-973-4000 or

Toronto Art Expo
One-stop shopping (or browsing) is the appeal of a giant offering of paintings, prints, sculptures and works in glass, with all levels of spending limits considered. You don't need to brush up on your brush-stroke appreciation either, as the art fair is aimed at novice art admirers as well as the snobbier aficionados. Until April 13. $12 to $15 (free for children under 12). Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., 1-866-228-4238 or

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