5 things to do in Toronto today: Tuesday, June 5

Jun 4 2018, 9:14 pm

It’s the first Tuesday of the new month!

In case you don’t have anything planned for this fine Tuesday, we’ve rounded up the top events happening in the city.


What: RIOT, from Ireland’s thisispopbaby, is Luminato’s “house show,” which runs most of the duration of the festival. It’s a bawdy cabaret of dance, drag, circus, spoken word, and comedy. RIOT features performances from one of the most well known drags queens ever Panti Bliss and also features the famed Lords of Strut, who were finalists on Britain’s Got Talent.

When: June 5 to 16
Time: Numerous show times each day
Where: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front Street East
Price: From $39

5th Annual Freedom Party

What: The Freedom Party is a fundraising event for Rainbow Railroad, which receives hundreds of requests for help every year from countries where LGBTQI individuals are open targets of violence. Come and spend your evening partying for an incredible cause!

When: June 5
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
Thompson Hotel, 550 Wellington Street West
Price: $75

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

What: Get your dancing shoes ready, Hall & Oates and Train are taking over the ACC tonight for an evening filled with chart-topping hits.

When: June 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street
Price: Tickets from $55

The Wonder Woman Show

What: If you’re in the mood to get your laugh on, this special showcase of Toronto’s best female-identifying comedic performers doing anything but stand-up is a must-see this evening. Plus, all proceeds will be donated to Sistering.

When: June 5
Time: 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue
Price: $10

Negroni Week

What: Nearly 40 Toronto restaurants, bars, and cocktail lounges are participating by offering classic and innovative takes on the time-honoured cocktail. The official hub for festivities in Toronto is Superpoint Pizza where Campari will host Negroni Week activities including a gift shop stocked with limited-edition Campari art prints, t-shirts, branded bar tools, and patio parties (held on June 9 and 10) featuring guest bartenders from across the city.

When: Now until June 10
Time: Varies by location
Where: Participating Toronto bars and restaurants
Price: Varies by location

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