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

May 1 2019, 9:02 pm

In case you have yet to venture outside this week, you may want to check out these awesome events happening in the city today, May 2.

From a free art show to a Harry Potter live symphony orchestra performance, here are the top events happening in the city today.

GradEx Art Show

What: This May, you’ll have the chance to ogle at work by Canada’s next generation of artists and designers… completely free of charge. OCAD University will showcase the work of the class of 2019 at the Annual Graduate Exhibition (GradEx) from May 1 to May 5.

When: On until May 5
Time: Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am to 8 pm; Saturday, and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Where: OCAD University – 100, 113 and 115 McCaul Street
Admission: Free

Herschel Sample Sale

What: You can stock up on backpacks, jackets, wallets, luggage, accessories and more from 30 to 70% off at this four-day sample sale.

When: May 2 to 5
Time: Thursday and Friday, 11 am to 8 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: 111 Tacos Drive, Unit 107
Admission: No cost to enter

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 2
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front Street East
Tickets: FREE – register in advance online

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert

What: For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix while a live symphony orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter soars across the big screen in high-definition.

When: May 2 to 4
Time: Every performance is at 7:30 pm
Where: 1 Front Street East, Sony Cente for the Performing Arts
Price: From $55

Toronto Jewish Film Festival

What: The Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF), showcases the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  TJFF heightens awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and presents films in their original languages, with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.

When: May 2 to 12
Time: Screenings vary by day
Where: Multiple venues
Price: From $15

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