5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, October 2

Oct 1 2019, 8:21 pm

Hump day is a day for many things. Start warming up for the weekend early and get out and have some fun this October 2.

Stereolab concert

What: Stereolab is an iconic English-French avant-pop band formed in London during the 90s. See them as they stop in Toronto as part of their worldwide tour that’s followed the reissuing of their entire seven-album discography.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave
Admission: Tickets start at $46, available online

Don’t Break the Chain

What: It’s the hardest working stand up show in Toronto! Comedians air out new material they’ve written within an hour that day. It’s all-new bits by these comics, which means all the excitement of raw, unpolished performance. Seating is general admission.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 9:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Comedy Bar, 45 Bloor Street W
Admission: $5 at the door

Fall for Dance North

What: Experience a striking line-up of 12 works from 11 of the world’s most innovative dance companies across 3 unique programs at Meridian Hall and Ryerson Theatre, featuring a special focus on international Indigenous artists.

When: October 2 to 6
Time: Various times
Where: Meridian Hall,
Admission: $15, available online

The Audience Strikes Back

What: Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente – the co-heads of the Toronto International Film Festival appear as part of the RBC Disruptors series to speak to the power of audiences in crafting digital experiences.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 9 am
Where: RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium, 88 Queens Quay W
Admission: Free, register online

Sigrún Pálsdóttir: History. A Mess.

What: Sigrún Pálsdóttir appears to discuss her novel, History. A Mess. about an Icelandic historian who creates a sensation when she “discovers” a lost woman artist and the mess that erupts when it turns out to be a mistake.

When: Wednesday, October 2
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street
Admission: Free