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5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, April 26

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Ainsley Smith Apr 25, 2018 6:35 pm 372

Toronto, we’re one day closer to the weekend!

And hopefully you’re in the mood to have some fun because we’ve rounded up some awesome events happening in the city today.

Digifest 2018

What: This digital festival brings together tech leaders and innovators in the world of media and gaming to Toronto for three days of programming, activities, and discussions.

When: April 26 to 28
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive
Admission: Tickets range from $25 to $100

HotDocs

What: North America’s largest documentary festival returns to Toronto this month, bringing an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences.

When: April 26 to May 6
Time: Various screenings each day
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Tickets start at $21.24

Picnic in the Cemetery

What: At Picnic in the Cemetery, which happens to be inspired by Toronto’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery, guests will enjoy a combination of classical music written by contemporary composer and artist Njo Kong Kie. Kong Ki’s music has since been interwoven with performance and visual arts elements, creating a distinctive chamber concert meets performance art hybrid.

When: April 26 to May 6
Time: Performance times vary by day
Where: Canadian Stage (Berkeley), 26 Berkeley Street
Admission: Tickets range from $35 to $69

In Conversation: Sean Penn and Chris Hadfield

What: Academy Award-winning actor, director, and bestselling author Sean Penn will be in Toronto this Thursday to discuss his debut novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. This special evening will have Sean Penn in conversation with Canadian astronaut and bestselling author, Chris Hadfield.

When: April 26
Time: 7 pm to 8 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St W
Admission: One ticket is $30 and includes a signed copy of Penn’s book

FLOOR’D

What: Toronto’s only vernacular jazz dance company, Holla Jazz, is presenting its first full-length work FLOORD this week. Drawing inspiration from Katrina Hazard-Gordon’s renowned book, Jookin: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture, FLOOR’D is a soulful performance of dance, live music, and raw energy.

When: Now until April 28
Time: 8 pm
Where: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street
Admission: Tickets are available online and are $25 to $30

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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