Happy Monday, Toronto!
Here’s what’s happening in and around the city this fine day.
Check out a free lunchtime concert with Nhapitapi and fill your afternoon with Zimbabwean Mbira music with a hint of contemporary flavor and a focus on electronic instruments and syncopated dance choreography.
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: June 5 at 12:30 pm
Check out the Canadian premiere of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire as it is adapted for dance with daring and sensitivity by choreographer John Neumeier.
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West
When: Now until June 10
Following a screening of her new biographical drama about child chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, award-winning director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) discusses her personal connection with this twist on the classic “hero’s journey” narrative set in her adopted home of Kampala, Uganda.
Where: TIFF, 350 King St West
When: June 5 at 7 pm
Tonight’s Free Flick celebrates Pride and will be the 1995 drag queen comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar!
Where: The Royal, 608 College Street
When: June 5 at 7:30 pm
California folk punk band Girlpool are in town tonight playing a show with Ian Sweet and LALA LALA.
Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West
When: June 5 at 8:30 pm