5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, January 3

Dec 15 2017, 4:24 pm

Hump Day is finally here!

And if you can’t wait for the weekend to have some fun, you’re going to want to check out all the awesome events happening right in your own backyard.

From musical performances to a Kensington Market food tour, here are five things to do in the city today, Wednesday, January 3.

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Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

What: Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or just a fun excuse to leave your house, this live performance of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is a must-see this winter. The classic story has been adapted for the stage by David Greig and features gorgeous puppetry and infectious original music.

When: January 3, 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Where: Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West

Next Stage Festival 2018

What: Produced by the folks behind the Toronto Fringe, the Next Stage Festival is a platform for past Fringe artists to take their groundbreaking work to the next level by providing Toronto culture lovers with a wide range of performances this winter.

When: January 3 to 14
Where: Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

Magnificent 70mm

What: Stay warm this Wednesday by viewing some Hollywood classics the way they’re meant to be seen: in 70mm in widescreen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tonight’s screenings include The Thing, Vertigo, Dunkirk, and The Wild Bunch. 

When: January 3, various screening times
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West

Kensington Krawl Food Tour

What: Calling all Toronto foodies!  Come and taste your way through Toronto’s most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.

When: January 3, 11 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Meeting point is Jimmy’s Coffee (Kensington Market), 191 Baldwin Street

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show is now on. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.”

When: January 3, 8 pm
Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street

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