5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, September 19

Sep 18 2019, 8:00 pm

The weekend is so close you can taste it, so why not whet your appetite with a few fun Toronto activities today, Thursday, September 19.

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Just For Laughs JFL42 Comedy Festival

What: Starting today, Toronto is going to echo with laughter as the JFL42 festival takes over the city with a stellar lineup. Among the headliners performing at Sony Centre are Saturday Night Live stars John Mulaney and Pete Davidson, as well as Gabriel Iglesias, Marc Maron, and many more.

When: September 19 to 29
Where: Headliners at Sony Centre, and other comics and programming at various venues to be announced
Price: Festival passes range from $59 to $299

Oktoberfest Haus Party @ The Swan

What: Kick-off the Oktoberfest season at the Oktoberfest Haus Party @ The Swan. This wild party will feature a variety of games including a beer stein carrying competition, a stein hoisting competition, stein skee ball (there’s a theme here), and more!

When: Thursday, September 19
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: The Swan: A Firkin Pub, 2205 Bloor Street West
Admission: Free to attend

Paint Night with Tennille Rose at Black Lab Brewing

What: Brews, dogs, and awesome art. Join Black Lab Brewing as they bring back Tennille Rose to instruct thirsty artists and have some fun while doing it. Try Black Lab’s signature beers while learning about painting. Dogs are welcome as always, and there will be extra supplies for drop-ins.

When: Thursday, September 19
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Black Lab Brewing, 818 Eastern Avenue
Admission: $30, available online

Party with Fred VanVleet

What: Yes, you read that correctly. Join Toronto Raptors superstar and NBA champ, Fred VanVleet and spend the evening celebrating Toronto’s big win. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and listen to music mixed live by DJ Danny D from Z103.5 FM. There will also be a special guest appearance by Superfan Nav Bhatia.

When: Thursday, September 19
Time: 
6 to 9 pm
Where: 
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill, 21 Colossus Drive, Vaughan
Admission: $75, available online

Lizzo Cuz I Love You Too Tour 2019

What: Don’t worry if you weren’t able to snag tickets to Lizzo’s last Toronto performance at The Danforth Music Hall, the songstress is returning to the city this week to wrap up the summer. Hot on the heels of killing it at the MTV VMA’s, Lizzo is bringing her North American tour, “Cuz I Love You Too,” which stops in Toronto on September 19.

When: Thursday, September 19
Time: 8 pm
Where: Budweiser Stage
Admission: Tickets start at $69available online