5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, December 9

Dec 9 2019, 4:30 am

It’s the first day of the week and your first opportunity to have some fun. Try any one of these great events and make the most of your Monday, December 9.

Celine Dion: Courage World Tour

What: First Cher, now Celine. Toronto has never been more fabulous. Continuing a fall season of incredible music, the Quebec-born diva is done with Vegas and in the city as part of her world tour.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena — 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $150, available online

ANIMALIA: Animals in the Archives

What: In this exhibit, you’ll learn about five distinct animal groups in Ontario — fish, bears, horses, dogs and birds — and discover how animals connect Canadians to the land, provide food for many, help people get around, and enrich their lives. The diverse ways humans have recorded, remembered, and affected other animals often says as much about us as it does about them.

When: Now until January 1
Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Archives of Ontario — 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd
Admission: Free

Canned Laughter Food Fundraiser

What: Laugh your butt off for a good cause. All ticket sales go to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate. The event features some of the best comics from around Toronto, including Ali Hassan, John Wing, Alex Wood, Luba Magnus, and more.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 9 pm
Where: Rivoli — 334 Queen Street West
Admission: $10 online, $15 at the door

Disappointing Your Mother (and other family obligations)

What: Presented as part of Dark Day Monday, a curated monthly performance series featuring artists who break boundaries, comes the theme Disappointing Your Mother (and other family obligations). A celebration of unique artists and creators who take up these themes, this Monday’s event will explore the work of five different artists.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 8 pm
Where: Burdock — 1184 Bloor Street West
Admission: $10, available online

Toronto Festivus Celebration: Seinfeld Trivia

What: Celebrate Festivus properly by showing off with your knowledge of Seinfeld Trivia. There will be a Festivus pole. There will be an airing of grievances. There may even be feats of strength. But no tinsel (It’s distracting). The first round will be all questions from the Festivus episode. The winner will get a $100 gift card for Dublin Calling and a ton of themed prizes are up for grabs.

When: Monday, December 9
Time: 8 pm
Where: Dublin Calling — 250 Adelaide Street West
Admission: Free, register online

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