5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, January 2

Jan 1 2020, 2:54 pm

The holidays might be over, but the fun definitely is not. Time to find that next adventure in the city, and we’d recommend starting at one of these great events today, January 2.

The Illusionists

What: This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. This year’s family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacles.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Meridian Hall — 1 Front Street East
Admission: Tickets currently $42 to $141, available online

Princess Mononoke

What: On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. It’s the movie that brought so many modern animation fans into the fold, don’t miss it.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 1 pm
Where: Revue Cinema — 400 Roncesvalles Avenue,
Admission: $10 to $13, available online

Opera Pub — No Resolutions

What: There’s a bar in Toronto where you can hear live opera — for free — with a pint in hand. Which honestly sounds delightful. See some real, raw talent in a more accessible space than typically opera exists.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Amsterdam Bicycle Club — 54 The Esplanade
Admission: Free

Winter Glow

What: A party just isn’t a party, unless it comes with complimentary glow sticks and wrist bands. Lucky for you, Winter Glow is giving away both. If you like house, hip hop, R&B, top 40, and anything else you can bump to, this is the all ages event for you.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 10 pm
Where: Door Three — 667 King Street West
Admission: $15 to $30, available online

Slut Parade: A Sex Positive Comedy Show

What: Slut Parade is a sex positive comedy show hosted by Allie Pearse and a collection of Toronto’s best standup comedians sharing their best and worst stories of the sex and dating world.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $20

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