5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, October 30

Oct 29 2019, 4:00 pm

Holy Hump-Day, Toronto! Let’s find something to do. It’s Wednesday, October 30, and while it’s not quite Halloween, there’s no reason not to treat yourself to something fun today.

Halloween Battle of the One Hit Wonders!

What: This show is all about One Hit Wonders! Dress like your favourite One Hit Wonder: Dead or Alive, Billy Ray Cirrus, Flock of Seagulls, Kriss Kross, Aqua, Right Said Fred; google them, there are a ton. The come out and see if your favourite is worthy of a singalong. It’s uninhibited fun and music together.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Jester, 1427 Yonge St
Admission: Free

In the Abyss

What: Working from the question “what do all humans have in common?” and the scientific fact and beautiful metaphor that we are all made of stardust, In The Abyss looks at the inescapable connections between the galaxies beyond us and our earthbound lives. Multiple dancers come together to create a spectacle both beautiful and unusual.

When: October 30 to November 2
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, 304 Parliament St
Admission: $25, available online

All Treat no Trick: A Halloween Comic Jam

What: In this workshop, Cleopatria Peterson will be demonstrating a few inking techniques, discussing their work, and facilitating collaborative zine-making. Participants will be able to use spooky/cute/kitschy Halloween prompts to create collaborative comics. All skill levels are welcome.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Canada Comics Open Library, 585 Dundas Street East
Admission: Free

The Surreal/Real/Good/Okay Life-A Lifetime

What: The Surreal Life is usually an unusual comedy show in a gallery. This month is a celebration of lifetimes featuring storytelling, theatre, and of course comedy. See the bizarre-ness of it all for yourself.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 8 pm
Where: 187 Augusta Ave
Admission: $5 to $10

Century Thief w/Sea Beau and Sabine Ndalamba

What: Century Thief is back with some all-new music.  The six-piece trash lounge folk prog-rock collective describes themselves as a wave of introspection and energy. See the sometimes soft, sometimes noisy experimental indie rock featuring brass, woodwinds, keys, guitars, bass, drums, and multi-layered vocal harmonies.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Burdock, 1184 Bloor Street W
Admission: $12, available online