5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, April 26

Apr 25 2017, 8:30 pm

It’s Hump Day in Toronto.

Be sure to enjoy the warm, sunny weather, and check out what’s happening in the city today!

Toronto Lit Up: Barbara Gowdy

The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) and HarperCollins invite you to the release of Little Sister by award-winning author, Barbara Gowdy, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Where:Boxcar Social, 235 Queens Quay West
When: April 26 at 6:30 pm

Desert Dancer

Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, and Tom Cullen star in this powerful bio-drama based on the life of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian. Set in the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election in Iran, where many cultural freedoms are threatened, Afshin and a group of close friends risk their lives as they form an underground dance company.

Where:Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
When: April 26 at 7 pm

Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

In the TSYO’s final performance of the season, conductor Earl Lee guides the Orchestra’s brilliant young musicians through a monumental program of works, including a selection from Wagner’s lushly romantic opera Tristan and Isolde, and Tchaikovsky’s final masterpiece, the “Pathétique” Symphony.

Where: Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
When: April 26 at 7:30 pm


Time to get Shut Down! UK Grime’s Skepta returns to Toronto for a show at Rebel tonight.

Where: 11 Polson Street
When: April 26 at 8 pm

Riverdale: Improvised

Riverdale fans unite! Riverdale Improvised is a show that recreates all the drama of Riverdale and fills in all the mysteries the show left out! Who killed Jason Blossom? Who will fall in love? Who will do it? Will there FINALLY BE a hot tub scene? Find out on this month’s episode of Riverdale Improvised.

Where: The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue
When: April 26 at 9:30 pm