Toronto Hit List: 90s Video Dance Party, Fast Times, F’unreal, In Touch & more!

WEDNESDAY

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis, James Redi, and special guests. Every Wednesday.

10 pm Freaky Tiki Wednesdays @ Tiki Bar, 542 Queen St. W. A rooftop dance party with DJ Blush playing ’60s/’70s soul, funk, and rock all night.

THURSDAY

5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. A brand-spanking new Thursday weekly starting at 5 pm for your post-work hang time. DJ Caff on the 1s and 2s all night long, playing everything from bangers to ballads.

7 pm “Why The @#&! Do You Paint?” Opening Reception @ The Gladstone Hotel 2nd Floor Gallery, 1214 Queen St. W. The first annual group painting exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel which explores why so many of us paint. The first year subtitled Thick and Juicy looks at the act of moving wet materials across a variety of supports to create illusions, affect surfaces, and open up discourses. The work in this exhibition begins to explore what can be accomplished with paint that other materials are less capable of achieving. Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until December 7, 12-5 pm daily.

8 pm Love To Love Disco @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Disco, every Thursday! Rare, groove, classic, italo, and nu. $5.

8:30 pm Drunk Feminist Films Presents: Twilight @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Nothing says empowerment like controlling vampire boyfriends who watch over you all day and night with their sexy never-sleeping eyes and their soothing mystical love. THEY JUST WANT TO KEEP YOU SAFE FOREVER. Play a spooky feminist drinking game to celebrate their eternal, hovering watchfulness with Drunk Feminist Films! Co-hosted by new DFF cast members Amil Niazi and Scaachi Koul. $14 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The society as you know it outside doesn’t exist. This is the unseen society; this is Strangelove. $3 drinks and Red Bulls before midnight. Music provided by KTRON and Chippy. $5.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

10 pm Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: C’est Fashion @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences is back for a new season. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm 90s Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Good Kids are back with another 90s Video Dance Party! Featuring performances by Tynomi Banks, Scarlett Bobo, and more + free glowsticks, ’90s-themed drink specials, $100 ’90s-themed costume contest, and DJs Caff and Fawn BC playing the best music from the decade. $9 in advance, $12 at the door.

10 pm Fast Times @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Fast Times is back by popular demand! Featuring the best ’80s new wave, pop, rock, funk, and electro-pop for your aural pleasures. Joining DJ Tweed on the decks is Mr. Shawn Disgrace, the proprietor of Disgraceland.

10 pm Bad News @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Bad News a.k.a. Thee Hawg Town Sound is taking over Handlebar! All-vinyl ’60s soul + rock ‘n’ roll dance party, presented at 45 RPM.

10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. No No Pony is back to bless you all with more rap, R&B, and Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Amy Wood and Orange Pekoe in the saddle. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Fuck It is back for another round of the worst music from the ’90s and ’00s. $5.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush and Stones Place are throwing a brand new Friday night party! Dance all night to the best of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and pop at one of Toronto’s most legendary dance venues in the city of Toronto. Bring those dancing shoes – you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and smiling. $5.

10 pm No Sleep ’Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10:30 pm Acid Bath @ 8-11, 233 Spadina Ave. Extended acid house DJ sets by SINS and Mikey Apples in a basement in Chinatown. Limited capacity, come early. $8 before midnight, $10 after.

11 pm Diggy The DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (of the band Down With Webster) spins all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

7 pm Feast in the East @ Anchored Social Club, 899 Queen St. E. A monthly east-end music, food, and installation series. This month’s edition features a free dinner by Charlotte Langley, with music provided by The Acorn, Phedre, and Blunt Chunks. Environs by Halloway Jones and Heather Rappard. Early show at 7 pm, late show at 10 pm. $12 advance tickets (includes a free dinner) available at Circus Books & Music, Cask Music, Rotate This, and Soundscapes. $15 at the door or $18 with food. All ages.

10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Get in touch with your party self. DJ Andrea Winkler spinning everything guaranteed to move your ass.

10 pm Whatchu Know Bout Me? @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Your favourite queer dance party featuring the ladies of hip-hop and R&B. This month, they pay tribute to the Kween herself: Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott! Get UR freak on, pass that dutch, and show DJ Orange Pekoe how you work it! $5.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ General Eclectic and Splattermonkey spin all-’90s hip-hop, house, and rock! The best all killer and no filler selections from 1990 to 1999, so expect to hear stuff like Wu-Tang, Pixies, Nirvana, etc. Nostalgic moments guaranteed, because It’s All Good, baby! $5.

11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.

SUNDAY

12 pm Pedestrian Sunday @ Kensington Market. The last Pedestrian Sunday of the year! The streets are yours from noon to 7 pm.

2 pm Technochurch @ 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W. Gather round all ye lovers of techno and rejoice! Shed your inhibitions. Lose yourself in euphoria. Find truth in the moment. Follow your true self to the altar of your discontent. Set your body free and your mind will follow. 9+ hours of rapturous dance await, with sets by Basic Soul Unit, Jordan GCZ (live set), Maxwell Church, Nautiluss, J-UL, and Prisongarde. $5 at the door before 3 pm, $15 after or $12 in advance.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

Post Comment