5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, May 30

May 29 2019, 8:49 pm

Toronto, we’re one day closer to the weekend.

In case you can’t wait for the weekend to let off some steam, we’ve put together a list of the top events happening throughout the city today, May 30, including a massive Raptors tailgate party, a fun beer dinner, and more.

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Canadian Launch of Facundo

What: To coincide with Father’s Day, Facundo Rum is hosting Facundo Family Room this weekend,  an exclusive tasting experience at LCBO Summerhill where customers can engrave their Facundo Rum bottle, creating the perfect customized gift for dad.

When: May 30 to June 1
Time: Thursday, 4 pm to 8 pm; Friday, 1 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 11:30 am to 3:30 am
Where: LCBO Summerhill, 10 Scrivener Square
Price: Free to attend

Free Toronto Raptors Tailgate Party

What: Our Toronto Raptors are facing the Golden State Warriors this evening as part of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. And in case you can’t snag a ticket to the game (and chances are you can’t), there will be a FREE Raptors tailgate party happening in Maple Leaf Square (Jurrasic Park) tonight.

When: May 30
Time: Gates open at 5 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Free to attend

Coffee and Canvas: Freestyle Painting

What: Get your creative juices flowing this Wednesday at Fresh Paint Studio’s drop in painting session. While this isn’t a guided painting lesson, there will be images on display to provide reference along with helpful staff members. Just pay for your canvas and the studio will supply the rest.

When: May 30
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East), 1849 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Canvases start at $20

Big Rock X Cowbell Brewing co.

What: Come and enjoy a hopped-up evening of brews and bites this evening. Kick off the night with a welcome beer, before indulging in a delicious five-course dinner paired with Big Rock and Cowbells beers.

When: May 30
Time: Welcome beer at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm
Where: Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty Street
Price: $69 (includes tax and tip)

Higher Brothers in Toronto

What: This evening, China’s biggest rap group, Higher Brothers, is performing live in Toronto. The group recently released their star-studded sophomore album, Five Stars, and the show is part of their 27-date world tour.

When: May 30
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: Rebel, 11 Polson Street
Price: From $25