5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, September 27

Sep 26 2018, 9:33 pm

Looking for something new to do in Toronto today?

Check out these awesome events happening throughout the city including Buffer Festival, Oktoberfest and more.

Toronto Oktoberfest 2018

What: Don your finest lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent in the Ontario Place parking lot. Modelled after the original Munich event, this volks fest, presented by ERDINGER, promises food, beer, a 20-piece brass band, and a fun fair!

When: September 27 to 29
Time: Thursday and Friday, 6 pm to 11:30 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 4:30 pm; Sunday, 6 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Ontario Place East Parking Lot
Price: Online from $20.

Buffer Festival

What: Buffer Festival is an annual showcase of YouTube world premieres, bringing the most acclaimed digital creators and their audiences together. Held from Thursday, September 27 to Sunday, September 30, the festival includes a variety of programming, including a red carpet gala and premiere screenings, showcasing an array of YouTube’s highest quality content.

When: September 27 to 30
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where: St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St E, Toronto,
Price: Available online; individual screening tickets: $25

Octo-berfest at the Aquarium

What: Raise your stein for an evening of live music and entertainment by Matt Lebar Ensemble and craft beer from ten local breweries. Prost! Plus find food and drink for sale.

When: September 27
Time: 8 pm to midnight
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Price: Tickets are $30

Leon Bridges

What: Soulful R&B recording artist and songwriter Leon Bridges is coming to Toronto this evening. The Grammy Award-nominated artist will be performing at Echo Beach as part of his 2018 headline, Good Thing Tour.

When: September 27
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: From $113


What: Award-winning dancer and choreographer Esie Mensah presents the world premiere of Shades at the Factory Theatre this week. Shades is a dance/theatre piece exploring issues between light and dark skin people within communities of colour, depicted from the lens of the black community.

When: September 27 to 30
Time: 8 pm
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
Price: From $35

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