Kick off this stretch of hot days right by checking out these events in Toronto today! Have a great Thursday and enjoy the sunshine.
Now in its sixth year, the Toronto Japanese Film Festival showcases the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy.
Where: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court
When: June 8 to 28, 1 pm to 7:30 pm
After a long hiatus, Anime! At The Revue! returns in June with a special encore screening of AKIRA (1988).
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
When: June 8 at 6:45 pm
TSG: Come together highlights the need for artistic engagement and responses to propel our activism into a new dimension.The artists will explore what could be possible if we came together, embracing the unprecedented surge in cross-community activism bringing understandings of Indigenous Sovereignty, Black Lives Matter, environmental justice and queer and trans justice together in larger conversation.
Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
When: June 8 at 7 pm
Hosted by eTalk’s Ben Mulroney and The Social’s Marci Ien, the evening will feature delicious food, open bar, silent and live auctions and dancing to live performances by much-loved Toronto cover band Dwayne Gretzky. All proceeds are donated to Sheena’s Place, the ONLY not-for-profit, community-based support centre for eating disorders in the GTA.
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
When: June 8 at 7:30 pm
Ayyyyeeee it’s not a celebration unless there’s a party at the house first, and it’s not a house without the family. So Manifesto organizers are transforming The Drake Hotel into Manifesto’s house for the night, and you’re all invited.
Where: The Drake, 1150 Queen Street West
When: June 8 at 10 pm