5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, September 1

Aug 31 2016, 9:10 pm

Happy September!

It is actually here. September.

But the end of summer is still a few weeks away, so let’s keep enjoying this warm weather and sunshine, and pretend it’s just June with pumpkin spice everything.

Fan Expo Canada

Fan Expo Canada is in its 22nd year, and is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Canada. The 4-day event will feature panels with legends such as Stan Lee and Kate Mulgrew. Of course, Cosplay is optional.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: September 1 to 4

The St Royals Live on the Patio

It maybe September, but its still patio season. So enjoy the live sounds of motown and soul tonight for free at Roy Thomson Hall Patio with the sounds of the St Royals.

Where: Roy Thomson Hall Patio, 60 Simcoe Street
When: September 1 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Dancing on the Pier

And from free music to free dancing – and the last Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront tonight! The theme for this evening is Yiddish Dancing.

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
When: September 1 at 7 – 10 pm

AGO First Thursdays: Constituency

In partnership with Toronto’s MANIFESTO Festival and in celebration of the exhibition Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, the AGO is dedicating September’s event to constituencies of community builders and activists. Highlights include musical headliner, Mykki Blanco.

Where: AGO, 317 Dundas Street West
When: September 1 at 7 – 11:30 pm

School Boy Q

LA rapper ScHoolboy Q is bringing his Blank Face tour to Toronto. Tonight, the Top Dawg Entertainment artist will take to the Sound Academy with guest Joey Bada$$ to promote Q’s upcoming Blank Face EP.

Where: Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street
When:  September 1 at 8 pm