5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, May 15

May 11 2017, 8:23 pm

Happy Monday, Toronto! What other way to celebrate the start of the week besides seeing a free Meat Loaf mini-concert downtown?

Enjoy the day!

Toronto Newcomer Day 2017

The City is hosting its third annual event showcasing Toronto’s diverse communities. Nathan Phillips Square will be alive with activities and entertainment as we come together to celebrate Toronto Newcomer Day 2017.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square
When: May 15 at 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

The Middle East in Film: Blackboards

Spend the afternoon watching a free international film. Today’s feature: Blackboard. It’s about “Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war.”

Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
When: May 15 at 2 pm

No, You’re the Wvrst!

What better way to start the week than with $5 pints? Add in top-ranked fries, boisterous atmosphere and lots of great friends to hang with and it almost feels like Friday. This is a women’s only event, but as always your favourite men are welcome to join after 9pm!

Where: WVRST, 609 King Street West
When: May 15 at 6 pm

TPFF Nakba Commemoration

This free event will spotlight the life and works of renowned Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout (1930-2006) and Tamam El-Akhal, with a screening of the documentary The Exodus and Odyssey, accompanied by an art exhibition of Shammout’s & El Akhal’s famed murals.

Where: George Ignatieff Theatre, U of T, 15 Devonshire Place
When: May 15 at 6 pm

Meat Loaf free concert

Meat Loaf is coming to town, and shutting down Yonge Street tonight! The legendary musician will be in Toronto to launch the musical Bat Out of Hell.

Where: Yonge St., from Shuter to Dundas
When: May 15 at 7 pm

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