5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, October 20

Oct 19 2016, 8:09 pm

Just because it’s fall weather out there, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your Thursday.

Grab your sweaters, and check out these events in Toronto today!

International Festival of Authors

This week marks the 37th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) which runs for 11 days starting today. The IFOA is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers, and this year it is welcoming over 200 Canadian and international participants.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: October 20 to 30

Muskoka Brewery Dinner at Luma

Enjoy an intimate reception and four-course beer journey dinner! Learn about the art and science behind brewing, while sipping and sampling brewmaster classics, as well as limited-edition beers like a Pinot Noir infused barrel-aged Summerweiss.

Where: Luma, 350 King St. W, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 2nd Floor
When: October 20 at 6 pm

41st Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Trinity College Friends of the Library hold a spectacular book sale every October in Seeley Hall at Trinity College. Expect all sorts of books at the event.

Where: Seeley Hall (Second Floor) Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue
When: October 20 to 24

Beau’s Oktoberfest at The Hogtown Pub

More Oktoberfest activities going down tonight! Beers, German-inspired dinners, prizes, and more.

Where: The Hogtown Pub, 633 College Street
When: October 20 at 7 pm


End your night with the soulful voice of Sampha, who is playing a show tonight with support from Kelsey Lu.

Where: Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West
When: October 20 at  8pm