5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, December 28

Dec 27 2017, 10:10 pm

The holidays might be over, but at least we have the weekend to look forward to!

And in case you can’t wait for the weekend to arrive, here are the top events happening in Toronto today, Thursday, December 28.

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Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop

What: Did Santa miss the mark this year? Worry not! Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop is returning to Toronto this week offering Torontonians a chance to trade colourful candies for unwanted ugly sweaters, thoughtless secret Santa gifts, and presents from family members that make you wonder “how are we even related?”

When: December 28, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 277 Queen Street West

Jurassic Park Live in Concert

What: The 1993 classic thriller will be hitting the big screens in Toronto this week for a very special performance with the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra. One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made features renowned composer John Williams’ iconic score and you can watch it performed live to picture at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

When: December 28, 7:30 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East

Kensington Krawl Food Tour

What: Calling all Toronto foodies!  Come and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.

When: December 28, 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Meeting point is Jimmy’s Coffee (Kensington Market), 191 Baldwin Street

FREE Animation & Experimental Best of Shorts Film Festival

What: This film festival is not only free to attend but it will feature 13 of the best short films from around the world today, including animation and experimental films from Argentina, Australia, China, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and the US.

When: December 28, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street

Miracle on Mercer Street

What: Miracle on Mercer Street features The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, and tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. But the town is being torn apart as the residents clash over their different traditions, and a dastardly mayor’s plan to chop down the town’s oldest tree!

When: December 28, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Second City, 51 Mercer Street