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

Sep 9 2019, 5:00 am

Boring Mondays are so last year.

Spice up the start of your week with any one of these awesome events and make the most out of today, September 9. It’s already getting colder, so make the most of the last few days of the warmer season.

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Lunch & Learn: Gnocchi by Laura Guanti

What: Laura Guanti graduated from George Brown before completing a post-graduate program of Italian Cuisine, which involved travelling to Italy, studying in Emilia Romagna (home of some of Italy’s best pasta), and working in fine dining in Potenza. Learn from this amazing experience as a fun hands-on workshop with one of the city’s top culinary talents.

When: Monday, September 9
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: The Depanneur, 1033a College St
Admission: $50, available online

Improv Karaoke

What: Some of the Best Musical Improvisers in Toronto create songs on the spot with the help of The Well Dressed Magic Band. It’s a musical comedy event that is equal parts impressive as it is hilarious.

When: Monday, September 9
Time: 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W
Admission: $10, available online

Woven Wall Hanging: DIY

What: Create your own beautiful, one of a kind, creations. They’re easy to make and full of possibilities. In this class, loom frames are 19 x 21 inches with the finished creation being slightly smaller than that. Weave a picture, using selective areas to weave each colour or you can use the full width for colour blocking awesomeness. They provide yarn in varying thicknesses as well as cotton fabric or knit (t-shirt) strips on hand for you to experiment with.

When: Monday, September 9
Time: 7 pm
Where: Common Threads, 2126 Danforth Ave
Admission: $45, materials included, available online

Play The Parks – The West End Riverboat Band

What: The West End Riverboat Band play a broad repertoire drawing from the last 150-years of music, often in a traditional jazz style. The three-piece group is playing as part of the Play The Parks series today, offering their unique blend of banjo, clarinet, and double bass to spectators for free.

When: Monday, September 9
Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
Where: 777 Bay St
Admission: Free

Introduction to Flamenco

What: Learn technique, choreography, rhythm, and expression all starting from square one. A celebratory class and a fabulous workout for the complete beginner taught by Canadian dancer Lia Grainger. Learn why flamenco is such an addictive art form. Students will learn a complete choreography in the “tangos” flamenco palo.

When: Monday, September 9
Time: 6 pm to 7 pm
Where: Gotta Dance Studios, 3581 Dundas St W
Admission: Full Term (14 classes): $210; drop in: $17′