5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, October 17

Oct 17 2019, 3:41 am

The best part about Thor’s Day, is that it comes every week! Swing your hammer and thunder into one of these great events, today, Thursday, October 17.

Lake Street Dive concert

What: Described as “familiar – like a well broken-in pair of vintage boots,” Lake Street Dive’s perfectly balanced blend of soul, Motown pop, and knockabout R&B, anchored by flawless harmonies and their vocalist’s smoky voice, has a freshness to it that’s hard to pin down. The Brooklyn-based, classically-trained foursome have been together for over a decade and are in Toronto tonight.

When: Thursday, October 17
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue
Admission: Tickets start at $88, available online

Red Bull Music Festival

What: It begins, today. Red Bull is bringing back its music festival to Toronto this fall. The Red Bull Music Festival will make its way to the city “to explore the minds and scenes shaping music.” According to Red Bull, Toronto can expect programming that spotlights rising local musicians, producers, and DJs while presenting exciting collaborations with groundbreaking artists, bringing their boundary-pushing visions to the stage.

When: October 17 to 21
Time: Times Vary
Where: Venues throughout the city
Admission: Find individual tickets online

Food in Film: The Witches of Eastwick w/ Bunner’s Bakeshop

What: Bunner’s Bake Shop is a premier, vegan and gluten-free bakery in Toronto. Snack on their increadible goodies while enjoying the hilariously campy Witches of Eastwick. Starring Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer, as the titular characters.

When: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:45 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave
Admission: $20, available online

Toronto After Dark 2019

What: Kicking off tonight it’s Toronto After Dark 2019. Get ready for the start of nine nights of horror, sci-fi and action. Enjoy the opening gala and the Irish horror-comedy Extra Ordinary.

When: Thursday, October 17
Time: 7 to 11:30 pm
Where: Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St W
Admission: Single event tickets and all-access passes available online

A Party to Murder

What: Enjoy the story of six people who have come in secret on Halloween to play a murder mystery game at a rustic island cottage. Invited by writer Charles Prince, they appear set for a weekend of fun until ghosts from the past begin to haunt the proceedings and it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Who will survive?

When: Thursday, October 17
Time: 8 pm
Where: Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard Street E
Admission: $20

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