5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, May 16

May 15 2019, 6:48 pm

If you can’t wait for the long weekend to blow off some steam and have some fun, we’ve rounded up five awesome events happening in the city today that will keep you entertained.

From a mouth-watering rib festival to live music and free yoga, here are the top events happening in the city today, Thursday, May 16.

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Rib Fest

What: Ribs, BBQ chicken, burgers, blooming onions, funnel cakes, and more! This four-day Rib Fest takes place in the heart of downtown and Yonge-Dundas Square.

When: May 16 to 19
Time: Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
Price: Admission is free

Free Yoga Classes

What: The Sony Centre offers free yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. No experience is required but bring your own mat and water. Registration is usually available online ahead of the class.

When: May 16
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
Tickets: FREE – register in advance online

Taco! Taco! Taco!

What: Eastbound Brewery is teaming up with Maizal to serve up a fierce dinner featuring ceviche, grilled corn, queso, fresh tortillas, grilled fish, marinated veg and slow braised meats on May 16.

When: May 16
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Eastbound Brewery – 700 Queen Street East
Price: Tickets are $55, available online

St. Lucia in Toronto

What: If you’re in the mood to get groovy this evening, come and dance the night away with Brooklyn’s St. Lucia. You can expect an evening filled with the band’s chart-topping hits in an intimate and acoustic-style show.

When: May 16
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Mod Club, 722 College Street
Price: Tickets from $47

Operanation: Tall Tales

What: The most whimsical party of the season returns to Toronto this week to celebrate Operanation’s 15th birthday. This year’s party will feature musical guest Joseph of Mercury, and performances from DJ Chippy Nonstop and Karim Olen Ash. Operanation will transform the iconic Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts into a fairytale fantasy, complete with a moody purple floral installation evoking a secret garden. Guests will experience culinary innovations, signature cocktails, and more.

When: May 16
Time: 9 pm
Where: 
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Price: $150