5 things to do in Toronto: Thursday, July 5

Jul 5 2018, 2:50 am

The short week is almost at its end!

Enjoy this fine Thursday by checking out these events happening in and around Toronto today.

The Edwards Summer Music Series

What: You can enjoy a free concert series by an eclectic roster of popular artists, set in the natural beauty of the Toronto Botanical Garden. The concerts will take place rain or shine but will be moved indoors in case of extreme weather. The concerts will take place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic barn in Edwards Gardens.

When: Every Thursday, July 5 to August 23
Time: 7 pm
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave East
Price: Free

Venezuelan Independence Day

What: Celebrate Venezuelan Independence Day, aka Cinco de Julio, at this communal feast featuring a menu of mini arepas, tuna roll ceviche, and more.

When: July 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Arepa Café, 490 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: $65

Canada’s Most Imaginative Bartender

What: Ten of the best bartenders from across Canada will flex their creativity at this pop-up bar offering the chance to taste the wildest and most flavourful cocktails in the country. Admission for the 19+ event is $20 and includes complimentary gin cocktails and appetizers throughout the night.

When: July 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Ricarda’s Atrium, 134 Peter Street, Toronto
Price: Admission is $20

David Blaine Live in Toronto

What: Magician David Blaine will be paying a visit to Toronto this week on his ‘David Blaine Live’ show. The American-born magician, who specializes in combining magic and stunts, has made a name for himself through television specials that seemingly defy all odds.

When: July 5
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – 1 Front St. E, Toronto
Tickets: From $63

Corktown Common Park

What: This marks the third season of outdoor films at Corktown Common Park and this summer, the public is invited to enjoy a series of films about four cities in ten short and feature films set in Toronto, Rome, Berlin, and Selma, Alabama.

When: July 5
Time: Roughly 9 pm
Where: Corktown Common Park, 155 Bayview Avenue
Price: Free

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