5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, December 30

Dec 30 2019, 4:25 am

Monday isn’t too bad when it’s the day before New Year’s Eve. What makes it even easier is all the great events going on in the city today, December 30.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – The Nutcracker

What: Ballet Jörgen’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score blends a magical classic tale with Canadian twists. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, this returning festive-favourite is set against the rugged beauty of the Canadian landscape as seen through the eyes of the Group of Seven.

When: December 30 and 31
Time: Times vary
Where: Flato Markham Theatre — 171 Town Centre Boulevard
Admission: $15 to $50, available online

What’s in the Box

What: What’s in Box Music Festival (WITB) is where the plethora of Canadian talent — from DJs, to singer-songwriters, to cultural producers – get to showcase their music, their ideas and visions. It’s five days of increadible art. This is the last day of the festival so do not miss out.

When: Monday, December 30
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: The Drake Hotel — 1150 Queen Street West
Admission: $5, available online

Legends of Karaoke

What: You know that song, your jam? Well everyone needs to hear it, sung by you, at the top of your lungs, on stage. Make your rock star fantasies come true at Sneaky Dee’s this Monday.

When: Monday, December 30
Time: 10 pm
Where: Sneaky Dee’s — 431 College Street West
Admission: No cover

ET the Extra Terrestrial

What: It’s an out of this world film classic. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. No word on if it’s the original, or the remastered version (both are good).

When: December 30 and 31
Time: Monday, 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm; Tuesday, 3:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere — 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Admission: $15, available online

The Holiday Bonus

What: Check out a very special Holiday Bonus stand up showcase featuring a fun and festive group of Toronto’s most talented comedians. It’ll be a night of big laughs and silliness, perfect before saying goodbye to the year.

When: December 30 and 31
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $12, available online

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