5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, December 19

Dec 18 2019, 8:29 pm

It’s Thor’s Day, so thunder into the weekend with some great Toronto events. There’s a lot going on, and to help you choose what to do, we’ve grabbed a few of the hottest tickets in town for you to check out.

Boston Manor

What: You might Drown in Gold at this show, golden gems of hit music that is. See the UK band live and in-person before they head back across the pond. If you like solid and soulful riffs of musical excellence, this is for you.

When: Thursday, December 19
Time: 6 pm
Where: Velvet Underground — 508 Queen Street West
Admission: $22, available online

PORCHMAS: 6 Porch Nights ’til Christmas

What: Head to the first annual #PORCHMAS as they celebrate 6ix Porch Nights ’til Christmas. The team of rooftop elves are building Igloos, Fire Pits, Santa’s Workshop (photo booth), Winter Games, and more. Each night has limited capacity, so skip the FOMOHOHO and buy your ticket beforehand.

When: Thursday, December 19
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Porch — 250 Adelaide Street West
Admission: $20, available online

Lion in the Streets

What: In the early 1990’s Judith Thompson wrote this play, loosely based on a real-life unsolved murder case. With our ghostly narrator intact (a nine-year-old Portuguese immigrant girl) Thompson has taken us on a journey through Toronto’s underbelly- into the lives and very dark, private moments of a community in search of connection.

When: Thursday, December 19
Time: 9 pm
Where: Robert Gill Theatre — 214 College Street
Admission: Free

Keeping Score: ROCKY IV

What: We’re talking Dolph MF Lundgren here folks. See the champ take on the communists, as the fourth installment of the Rocky franchise pits the Italian Stallion against Ivan Drago in a see who will crush you.

When: Thursday, December 19
Time: 7 pm
Where: Revue Cinema — 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Admission: $15, available online

Cabbagetown Comedy Night

What: Head to a laid back, intimate evening of comedy at a nifty new digital agency studio in Cabbagetown. See a diverse line up of local comics, from total newbies to straight-up pros. Hosted by the creator of the A Gay Victorian Affair webseries, Robert Watson.

When: Thursday, December 19
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Social Smiths Studio — 574 Parliament Street
Admission: $10, available online