Merridale Showdown returns

Colourful competition pits performers against the clock

The colourful, if not irreverant, Merridale Showdown returns to the Victoria Event Centre on Sunday (Jan. 18).

The concept? Seven performers are allowed up to seven minutes to showcase their talent, in order to vie for the audience’s vote and infamous Showdown Crown and $200 in prize money.

Merridale Showdown happens the third Sunday of every month. Each month celebrates different performance genres which include: comedy, dance, film, spoken word, burlesque and circus.

At the end of the year, there is a showdown of all showdowns, where all the winners are invited back to compete against each other, for a grand prize of $500.

Tickets ($10) are available at the door. For information, please go online to victoriaeventcemtre.ca or phone 250-380-1280.

The Victoria Event Centre is located at 1415 Broad St. The show begins at 8 p.m.

 

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