5 things to do in Toronto today: Monday, September 23

Sep 22 2019, 6:00 pm

It’s not Monday’s fault you’re not emotionally prepared for the workweek.

It’ll be hard to have a bad time today though, what with all these great events happening in the city. To help you out, we’ve rounded a few of the best ones going on today, September 23.

6 Degrees Toronto

What: An event that takes place around the world, 6 Degrees Toronto brings together the brightest minds and the boldest methods. Join thinkers, doers, executives, artists, politicians, and civil society leaders in coming together and talk about what is really happening in the world. Presented by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the immersive annual three-day Toronto event anchors a series of one-day pop-up events across Canada and around the world.

When: September 23 to 25
Time: Monday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm; Tuesday, 9 am to 9 pm; Wednesday, 9:30 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W
Admission: Tickets start at $150, available online

Andrew Bird: My Finest Work Yet

What: The talented multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird has found legions of fans of his indie rock that blends swing, gypsy, and folk, all delivered with his virtuosic abilities. The soulful rocker is appearing tonight in Toronto, promoting his new album, My Finest Work Yet.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
Admission: $40.50 – $50.50, available online

Cory Doctorow: Seeding Utopias & Resisting Dystopias

What: Attend the launch event for the Multiversity Collective and learn how libraries are a utopian idea made real, how to protect them, and what other utopian ideas could be institutionalized in the future. Meet and brainstorm with activists, authors, and futurists.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 6 pm
Where: Oakwood Village Library And Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood Ave
Admission: Free

Laughsploitation: Teen Wolf Too

What: Check out some grade-A local comedy and enjoy a movie while you’re at it. Check out Laughsploitation at the Eyesore Cinema. Go back to school with 1987’s Teen Wolf Too, the incredibly campy sequel to the original Teen Wolf.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 8 pm
Where: Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor St. W
Admission: $10

Alternative Film Festival – Fall Edition

What: The Alternative Film Festival is an IMDb-qualifying quarterly event that is committed to bringing filmmakers of all levels — even beginners — a chance at taking home a festival award. It selects eight of the best-submitted films in a variety of categories.

When: Monday, September 23
Time: 5:45 pm
Where: The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St West #300
Admission: Free