5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, September 12

Sep 11 2019, 8:00 pm

The work week is almost over but you don’t need to wait until Friday to have some fun. Thursday has plenty of great events to offer, so get out and make the most of today, September 12.

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Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria

What: Alegria, which was first performed by Cirque in 1994, stole the eyes and ears of more than 14 million spectators. Performed under a traditional Big Top tent, the show made its way to 255 different cities over 19 years of touring, until its last performance in 2013. Now the acclaimed production is back and arriving in TO this week. Treat yourself to this event.

When: On now till December 1
Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Admission: Tickets start at $70.75, available online

Rock Band Night

What: Come powerslide into Rock Band stardom. Move the jam sesh out of your living room and into an IRL venue. There’s a massive setlist to choose from and it’s open to all levels of skill. Come shred a pattern of colours and find out if it will be you and your friends reigning victorious.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Power Up Bar, 38 Wellington Street East

Wear We Came From Exhibition

What: Wear We Came From is a photo-audio series documenting 10 young Asian individuals living in the GTA and their stories of migration, told through clothing and accessories. Apparel often lives through multiple generations and moves across lands, holding an abundance of memories, experiences, and histories. Wear We Came From’s focus is uncovering and creating Asian migrant stories through the medium of clothing.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Crimson Teas, 415 Spadina Av

Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour 2019

What: If there’s one thing Toronto is never short on its solid live music choices. Since Rascal Flatts started in 2000, the band has sold over 22.5 million albums, 28 million digital downloads and delivered 16 #1 singles. You can see them tonight with the incredible Toronto skyline behind them at the Budweiser Stage amphitheatre.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Cost: Tickets start at $20, available online

Toronto Lit Up: Break in Case of Emergency

What: Acclaimed Canadian author, Brian Francis is releasing his novel, Break in Case of Emergency, and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch. Join HarperCollins Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors to celebrate the Toronto based author’s latest work.

When: Thursday, September 12
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street
Cost: Free, register online