5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, October 18

Oct 17 2018, 8:27 pm

It’s Thursday, and the sun is shining.

Celebrate making it one day closer to the weekend by checking out these awesome events happening throughout the city this fine Thursday, October 18.

Dear Rouge

What: Juno award-winning Vancouver-based electronic rock band Dear Rouge is taking over the Danforth Music Hall tonight. Fans can look forward to songs from the band’s latest album PHASES. 

When: October 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Danforth Music Hall
Price: From $33

International Festival of Authors

What: The 39th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers. The festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, roundtable discussions, public book signings and a number of special events.

When: October 18 to 28
Time: Varies by day
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Varies by event

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 

What: Come and enjoy nine nights of all things horror, sci-fi, action, and cult at the 13th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature new independent pieces from across North America, Europe and Asia, and big box office feature films.

When: October 18 and 19
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West
Price: $159 for the entire festival


What: imagineNATIVE is the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. The organization is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for excellence and innovation in programming and as the global centre for Indigenous media arts.

When: Now until October 21
Time: Varies by day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Price: Prices vary

Red Bull Music Festival Toronto 2018

What: While summer is over, festival season continues as Red Bull brings its inaugural Music Festival to Toronto this month. This October, Red Bull Music Festival will take over several venues in Toronto for a week of shows throughout the city.

When: Now until October 25
Time: Varies by day
Where: Various venues
Price: Varies by the show

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