5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, August 16

Aug 15 2018, 8:35 pm

If you can’t wait for the weekend and you’re ready to have some fun, we rounded up the top events happening in the city today.

From live music to a unique escape room at a historic Toronto landmark, here are the top events for this Thursday, August 16.

Blockchain Futurist Conference

What: Today is the final day to check out this inaugural event that caps off the first ever Canadian Blockchain Week, bringing together pioneers and enthusiasts in the industry to discuss what’s next for blockchain, and the importance of Toronto as a growing blockchain hub.

When: August 16
Time: 8 am to 11 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Price: From $100

Victorian Riddles: Mackenzie’s Escape Game

What: Set in a restored townhouse from 1857 that was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor and leader of the 1837 rebellion, this unique escape room experience will take visitors back in time to work through a series of clues as they attempt to make it out of the house.

When: August 16
Time: 7 pm and 9 pm
Where: Mackenzie House,
Price: $30 plus tax, advance tickets required

Dîner en Blanc

What: Toronto’s top secret white party is set to pop-up once again this evening. Dîner en Blanc, the wildly popular and secretive annual event returns for its seventh year in Toronto and will see white-clad diners gather for an epic and visually stunning pop-up picnic tonight.

When: August 16
Time: TBA
Where: TBA
Price: From $44

Shakespeare in the Ruff: Portia’s Julius Caesar

What: Kicking off this Thursday is the annual Shakespeare in the Ruff production and its reworked rendition of the classic Shakespeare play Portia’s Julius Caesar. An adaptation of the classic political thriller reframed to explore the agency of women in Ancient Rome, all are welcome and performances are pay-what-you-can.

When: August 16 to September 13
Time: Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30 pm
Where: Withrow Park, between Chester & Pape
Price: Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested $20)

Rascal Flatts Back at the Budweiser Stage

What: The iconic country group Rascal Flatts is taking over the Budweiser Stage this evening to perform the hits from their 11th studio album Back to Us. 

When: August 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd.
Price: From $76

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