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5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, June 20

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Ainsley Smith Jun 19, 2018 7:30 pm 526

Toronto, we’re officially halfway to the weekend!

If you’re in the mood to blow off some steam and have some fun today, here are the top events happening in the city.

Starry Night: 10th Anniversary

What: Starry Night will feature the shiniest talent you can handle., including famous drag queens, rump-shaking beats, and a few extra special surprises.

When: June 20
Time:
 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street
Price: Free admission

Green Space Festival

What: Green Space Festival is a full-fledged, multi-day music festival, featuring world-class DJs, electronic and house legends, drag queen royalty and more.

When: June 20 to 23
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street
Price: Free, but donations are welcome

Burning Doors

What: Burning Doors is a moving performance about human rights from Maria Alyokhina, political activist, member of punk group Pussy Riot, and the Belarus Free Theatre. Burning Doors recently made the New York Time’s “Top 10 Plays of the Year” list.

When: June 20 to 24
Time: June 20 to 22, 7 pm to 8:45 pm; June 23, 1 pm to 2:45 pm & 7 pm to 8:45; June 24, 1 pm to 2:45 pm
Where:
 Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front Street East
Price:  $78.32 for adults

alt-J at Echo Beach

What: Hot off their latest album Revolver, rock trio alt-J is performing at Echo Beach tonight by to play some of their popular electro-rock music including Breezeblocks, Left Hand Free, 3WW, and more.

When: June 20
Time: 8 pm
Where: Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd West
Price: Tickets start at $63

Open Roof Festival

What: Open Roof Festival will be back for its ninth season this June, and the festival has announced it’s relocating to a new venue. Starting June 20, Open Roof Festival will feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks, every Wednesday until August 22. The venue is moving from Sudbury Street to Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle near the new site of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

When: Begins June 20 and runs until August 22
Time: Musical guests perform at 8 pm nightly while screenings commence around 9 pm
Where: Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle (the lot adjacent to 158 Sterling Road)
Price: $15

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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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