August 26th-27th Tiger of Sweden Sample Sale @ Tiger of Sweden, 56 Ossington Ave. Stop by Tiger of Sweden’s Canadian Flagship on Ossington for up to 70% off runway, one-of-a-kind, exclusive collection styles, and seasonal spring/summer collection clearance + complimentary Steamwhistle beers, Tito’s Vodka cocktails, and snacks. Runs 10-7 pm on Saturday and 11-6 pm Sunday.
7 pm Music Bingo @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A FREE weekly event combining the love of music with the traditional bingo format. Each player receives a Music Bingo card which consists of an assortment of songs. Instead of calling out numbers, they play the music! Singing along encouraged.
8 pm Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.
6 pm The Annex Art Party @ Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst St. A quarterly pop-up marketplace bringing together the creative community and emerging artists of Toronto through a series of choreographed events that include vendors, art, mixing, mingling, live art, performances, dance, music, food, and beverages. Until 11 pm.
6 pm Leslieville Night Market @ Jonathan Ashbridge Park, 20 Woodward Ave. A night of amazing food, fresh fruits and veggies, music, special guests, kids activities, and more – all under the stars in Jonathan Ashbridge Park! PWYC, with all proceeds go to supporting the non-profit Leslieville Farmers’ Market.
10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE ’90s til now dance party, GET LO! They’ll be playing all the shit you wanna hear from the ’90s to today.
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!
9:30 pm Fake Prom 2017: Curse of the Fake Prom @ Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W. After its untimely demise in 2012, Fake Prom has returned from the dead to haunt the halls of the ancient Palais Royale with vintage monster movie mayhem. Featuring DJs Dougie Boom and Misty + the Fake Prom Band, Fake Prom King and Queen as voted on by you, non-stop dancing, couples photograph area, and much more! $20 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Rock The (Steady) Boat: Remember Aaliyah @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Celebrate the life of Aaliyah on the dance floor. Hip-hop and R&B all night long with DJ Max Mohenu + performances by Miss Moço and Très Jolie Coco. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Jamz @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Mostly ’90s dance party with pals Slater and Ty! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Old School vs. New School @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. What was the true golden era of hip-hop? That’s for you to decide. Dance battle it out as DJ Caff pits P Diddy against Drake, Tupac against Kendrick Lamar, Biggie against Chance, Lil’ Kim against Nicki Minaj, MC Hammer against DJ Khaled, and so much more. Sneakers, Adidas track suits, and hammer pants encouraged. $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play hip-hop, R&B, house, and other club kid classics. $5.
10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Diego Bros and Blackcat are back to serve and swerve ’90s + ’00s RnB and hip-hop jams (plus some newness) all night long! Birthday folks get shout outs. $5.
10 pm Pull Up @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Ace Dillinger and Myst on the 1s and 2s, playing all the tunes that will have you screaming “PULLL UPPPP!!!”
10 pm DJ Teenage Werewolf @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Friday night freak out with DJ Teenage Werewolf. Rock ‘n’ roll, soul, psych, and post-punk.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residents Patchouli Brothers (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) and Cyclist. $10.
10 pm Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Wind down the summer with DJ Weird Dad + special guests Jordan Bimm and James Harrison! They’re playing your favourite wavy gravy songs until 4am.
10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Expect a mind-melting mix of original heavy heavy sounds, mod, psych, prog, freak-sounds, and wiggle rock, with loving lashings of soul, rhythm und blües, and gummy gummy rocksteady. All vinyl.
10 pm Yohei + Daniel Unleashed @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Come get nitty gritty with Yohei and Daniel as they unleash, providing you with the fre$hest selects only for the hardcore. $5.
10 pm Scream. @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A night DEADicated to all things horror and things the go bump in the night! Host Jacklynne Hyde brings new sacrifices to the altar, whose performances will slay and end the night in a bloody mess. $5.
10 pm DJ Your Boy Brian @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Known for getting crowds off their feet, local favourite and party lord Your Boy Brian seamlessly blends all genres into a feel-good party mix.
11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ plays all your favourite bangers. $10.
12 pm Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair @ Bloor Street West from Montrose to Dufferin. Local arts and crafts vendors, sidewalk sales, inflatables, rides, games,interactive entertainment, live music, patio extensions, and more! Until 10 pm.
4 pm Over&Over & Stepping Out Present: Sunshine Forever @ Sunnyside Pavilion, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Expect a beautiful day in the garden, filled with seven hours of the greatest music, shared with the best of friends, all the while overlooking the stunning Toronto skyline. With DJs Pooyan, Ali Black, Alister Johnson, Dirty Dale, Andy Capp, Raf Reza, Lazy Ray, and Richard Brooks-Racicot. Until 11 pm. $25 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Chronologic 10 Year Anniversary Party @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. The Goin’ Steady DJs return to The Garrison to celebrate 10 years of Chronologic! You know the deal: pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2018, played in chronological order). $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Meet DJ Blush at Stones Place every Saturday night for the most fun/positive/energetic dance party on the West side of the 6! She plays the best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Motown, Stax, classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and disco.
10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Giveaways from Kops Records and Steamwhistle Brewery. $10.
10 pm Good Times @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and guilty pleasures – DJ Misty’s got your best Saturday night ever playlist covered! $5 rail drinks. Good times guaranteed.
10 pm Midnight Rhythm @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Ali Black and Adam Bronstorph bring well-curated crates of music guaranteed to make you move.
10 pm Roll + Skank @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A DJ night with the hottest beats around. All the way from the U.K, this is what you’ve been waiting for.
10 pm Jelly @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. DJs Sammy Rawal and Diego Armand serving sounds all night to bounce to. House, trap, dancehall, vogue, club dembow, afro, electronic, and baile funk. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Worst Behavior @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. This Saturday, be on your worst behavior. Bangs & Blush play past and present bangers all night long from Drake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Six great DJs with different styles collide in a sweaty mash-up of fun. $5.
10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.
10 pm Verses @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Rap, R&B, dancehall, club, and grime with DJs Vaughan and Ace Dillinger. $5.
10 pm Panic @ Remix, 1305 Dundas St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more. This month’s spotlight is Duran Duran. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Cold Shoulder @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Famous Players and Patrick McGuire playing rap music from 1992 to 2017. $5.
10 pm The Simple Life: A 2000s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Life isn’t so simple. Get through it by dancing to all the 2000s hits you can handle! 2000s attire very encouraged. $5 advance tickets available online.
11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For line bypass before midnight, submit names here (right side of the page). $10.
10 am Eco Lifestyle Market @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Cap summer off the local way! Eco Lifestyle Market hosts the finest local, handcrafted, eco-friendly, sustainable, and wellness vendors all under one roof. Until 5 pm.
12 pm Bellwoods Flea @ May, 876 Dundas St. W. Shop locally from 20+ of Toronto’s best in art, baked goods, beauty care, clothing and fashion accessories, eco friendly, food, handmade, home decor, jewelry, vintage, and more! Furry friends are welcome and admission is always FREE. Until 6 pm.
12 pm Pedestrian Sundays @ Kensington Market. From 12-7 pm, cars are given the boot for streets filled with food, performers, dancers, music, vendors, and hundreds of happy people.
12 pm Kensington Flea Market @ 214 Augusta Ave. Presented by Trashed & Wasted, Kensington Flea Market is carefully curated and featuring independent vendors selling artisanal, handmade items, vintage clothing, records, up-cycled items, and other local wares. The last Sunday of the month, all summer long. Until 7 pm.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
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