5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, December 11

Dec 10 2019, 8:04 pm

It’s hump day, Toronto, and that means the weekend is well within your sights. Forget staying in though, there are too many things worth seeing in this city today, December 11.

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

What: Explore the career, music, and influence of Canadian songwriting legend Gordon Lightfoot. This Hot Docs ’19 hit candidly takes the viewer from rural Ontario in the 50s and the iconic coffeehouses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through to Lightfoot’s substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to his life today.

When: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 4 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — 506 Bloor Street West
Admission: $11.50, available online

Anime! at the Revue: Tokyo Godfathers

What: From the award-winning anime director Satoshi Kon, the visionary behind Perfect Blue, and the legendary anime studio Madhouse, comes Tokyo Godfathers. The story of three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby and join together to reunite mother and child. Presented in stunning 2K.

When: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 7 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Admission: $15, available online

Comedy Mixtape with Oren Williamson

What: Performers Rush Kazi and Sarah Ashby present the latest episode of Comedy Mixtape, a musical comedic mash-up, designed to tickle all of your senses. Come on out for some amazing and hilarious ditties that’ll have you tapping your toes and laughing out loud.

When: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 7:45 pm
Where: Comedy Bar — 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $7

The Elephant Man (1980)

What: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence, and sophistication. This film is based on the true story of Joseph Merrick.

When: Wednesday, December 11
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Grand Gerrard Theatre — 1035 Gerrard Street East
Admission: $10

Toronto, I Love You

What: A local smash-hit, unscripted comedy about unexpected connections, set against a backdrop of neighbourhoods suggested by the audience, Toronto, I Love You sells out every time they bring it out of the vault… and this exceptional new cast is not-to-be-missed.

When: December 11 to 21
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: Bad Dog Comedy Theatre — 875 Bloor Street West
Admission: $30, available online