5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, January 23

Jan 22 2020, 8:56 pm

Thursday is coming in hot. Toronto is bursting at the seams with great things to do today, and we picked a few that you might want to head out to if you’re looking for fun this January 23.

Barack Obama in Toronto

What: Former US President Barack Obama is coming back to Toronto today. According to The Economic Club of Canada and Global Institute for Conscious Economics, they are launching a new four-part event series to explore “The Future of Work & The New Economy.” The series is designed to create space that will inspire new ways of thinking about society, the economy, and the way we work.

The first event of this series will be held today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with Obama as the honorary speaker.

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: 8:30 am
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Available through the Economic Club of Canada

What: Celebrate the architects, artists and designers who have shaped our world at Toronto’s newest film festival. Featuring special guests and exciting panel discussions.

When: On until January 26
Time: Varies
Where: 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: Available online

Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy

What: In one of the most distinctively Canadian feature films ever made, Kids In The Hall explores the effects a drug that makes everyone happy. Is it a gift, or a hilarious curse? Brain Candy is deeply funny and sarcastic in a way that’s one of a kind.

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: 176 Bloor Street West
Admission: $5

Toronto Night Time Record Show

What: The historic Monarch Tavern will once again play host to 10 fully stocked tables of vinyl goodness for your perusal and consumption. All styles of music will be represented, from vintage treasures to the latest wax. We’ll also be spinning the good stuff all night for you to groove to whilst digging.

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: 6 pm
Where: Monarch Tavern — 12 Clinton Street
Admission: $3

Double Down

What: Enjoy a night of great stand-up comedy hosted by the very funny Yaw Attuah. Come discover new favourite local comics and get an extended set from a hilarious headliner. It’s the place to go to laugh tonight.

When: Thursday, January 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $10, available online