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

Jun 2 2017, 4:20 am

Happy Monday, Toronto!

Here’s what’s happening in and around the city this fine day.

Lunchtime Live!

Check out a free lunchtime concert with Nhapitapi and fill your afternoon with Zimbabwean Mbira music with a hint of contemporary flavor and a focus on electronic instruments and syncopated dance choreography.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: June 5 at 12:30 pm

A Streetcar Named Desire

Check out the Canadian premiere of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire as it is adapted for dance with daring and sensitivity by choreographer John Neumeier.

Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West
When: Now until June 10

Mira Nair on Queen of Katwe

Following a screening of her new biographical drama about child chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, award-winning director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) discusses her personal connection with this twist on the classic “hero’s journey” narrative set in her adopted home of Kampala, Uganda.

Where: TIFF, 350 King St West
When: June 5 at 7 pm

Free Flicks: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Tonight’s Free Flick celebrates Pride and will be the 1995 drag queen comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar!

Where: The Royal, 608 College Street
When: June 5 at 7:30 pm


California folk punk band Girlpool are in town tonight playing a show with Ian Sweet and LALA LALA.

Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West
When: June 5 at 8:30 pm

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