5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, May 6

May 3 2019, 9:06 pm

It’s not always all blues on Mondays.

From the start of Canadian Music Week to a special tribute to legendary chef Anthony Bourdain, make sure to check out these awesome events happening in the city today, May 6.

Happy Monday, Toronto!

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What: If you’re looking to find your momma the perfect gift, there’s as special pop-up coming to Toronto’s Union Station. At LocalTO you’ll find an impressive assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces from local entrepreneurs, creators and makers all housed under one roof, making it a one-stop shop for your Mother’s Day gift ideas.

When: On now until May 26
Where: Union Station in the Front Street Promenade (next to Peace Collective)

Canadian Music Week

What: Now in its 38th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music.

When: May 6 to 12
Time: Varies by day
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Varies by the show

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Nearly a year after beloved chef, author, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain died by suicide, Toronto will host a free tribute in his honour. The household name, an inspiration to many, left behind a vast body of work that has majorly impacted the culinary scene in Toronto, and around the world. To remember him, a tribute event will be held in the Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on May 6. The evening will be hosted by food, drink, and travel writer Suresh Doss.

When: May 6
Time: From 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm
Where: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library – 789 Yonge Street
Tickets: FREE, available online

Knock Down the House Screening

What: Coming hot off the heels of its Sundance Film Festival audience award win, Knock Down the House, a doc about four progressive women running for US Congress in 2018, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is set for an international premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival this week.

When: May 6 to 9
Time: Monday, 6 pm to 7:30 pm; Tuesday, 8:40 pm to 10:10 pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Tickets: $14, available online

Flight Night

What: Flight Night at Ufficio returns tonight. Beat the Monday blues as you enjoy small plates and sparkling wine flights.

When: May 6
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ufficio, 1214 Dundas Street West
Price: $27 for flights

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