August 22nd-23rd Vintage & Flea Community Market @ Vintage & Flea, 1245 Dundas St. W. A community furniture and clothing market happening every weekend! Featuring a selection of vintage clothing, designer consignment, and antique furniture. Starts at noon and goes late.
2 pm Witch Craft II @ Belljar Cafe, 2072 Dundas St. W. Witch Craft is the collaborative effort between four crafty friends putting on a full day market showcasing and selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and carefully curated vintage. Sip on some coffee, browse through the goods and enjoy a cocktail on the back patio! There will be plenty of music, visuals, and surprise magic to keep you entertained! Until 11 pm.
9 pm Groove Thing @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. DJ Caff plays R&B, new jack swing, hip-hop, soul, and future R&B feels inside brand-new bar/resto Thoroughbred Food & Drink.
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 Natural Wednesdays @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Swirve Music and Babylon Warchild present a new hip-hop series by the heads, for the heads. Featuring a fresh roster of up-and-comers and OGs that changed the game + an in-house 12-round battle league, with the winner taking home a $500 cash prize. $4 Jack Daniels and Rolling Rocks until 12:30 am.
7 pm August Summer Sunset Market @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Beat the summer heat at Toronto Indie Art Market’s August Sunset Market! Meet creators of art, crafts, food, fashion, small press, and more as they take over the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom for an evening of local shopping. Until 11 pm.
10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.
10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and many more. $5.
10 pm Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.
10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.
10 pm Home Brew @ The Central, 603 Markham St. The Top 40 of the Underground. Live set by hey! dw with support from Dript and Andy Cue.
10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Johnnie Walker and Amy Wood play ’90s/’00s/’14s rap and RnB, with Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Nite People @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Understanding you and your needs, the Nite People project their spirit through music as a bridge to potential, coordinating minds, touching and awakening the unknown part of you. With DJs Jason Palma, Andycapp, and Host Wan Luv. $10
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 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hoodtastic trap and festival-style remixes with DJs Julie Mango, Alia Caffeina, Pete Funk, and Safari647. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.
10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. The best in current to classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall with DJ Caff (Y2K, Party Machine, Ignition). Dark room, cheap drinks.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush invite you to another night chocked full of the best and worst from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s – only the guiltiest of pleasures will be played! $5.
10 pm Container @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Placid, acid, bounce, and party music with DJs Kontravoid and Mikey Apples. $5.
10 pm Mustache Ride @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Join DJ Rick Jamieson for a magical, ticklish ride. A night of boogie, funk, country, disco- re-dits, techno, hip-hop, opera, house, rock and or roll, bluegrass, avant garde quebecois folk, carribean steal drum trap music, and when the mood has finally been set, when the lights are at their lowest and the rabbles just a hundred limbed undulating mass…
Sesame Street disco.
10 pm Scissors @ Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor St. W. DJs Sham, Whitewolf, Kiki LeFreak, and Fawn BC play luscious and heavy house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys, and everyone in between. $5 or free before 11:30 pm with guestlist (leave your name on the wall before 3 pm, day of the event).
10 pm Balls @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. DJs Buttface (Adam Cowan) and Cjris Pyss (Distraksjon) play paradise garage, house, and mutant disco jams that get weird. Awkward asexual projections by Adam Cowan. $5.
10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. What would Buckwheat do? Come find out! DJs Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y’all) plays hip-hop, RnB, bangers, winders, and grinders. $5.
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Dutty @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Reggae and dancehall tunes with DJs Paul E. Lopes and Choppa Chop. $5.
11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90′s to the ’00′s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.
10 pm Mötorhome @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. Rock ‘n’ roll, soul, punk, pop, glam, and more on shiny vinyl records. With DJ Harv.
10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin back on the stacks! Hip-hop, soul, RnB, and deep, deep grooves.
10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack play an all-vinyl set of minimal wave, post-punk, synth pop, new wave, disco, and lots more.
10 pm Forever Young @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. DJ Mista Jiggz plays the best in ’80s new wave, pop, disco, funk hip-hop, RnB, house, reggae, and more. $5.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs, Cyclist, and special guest Apt One deliver a healthy serving of funky and soulful disco, disco-rap, boogie, and other aural oddities primed to make you groove! $10.
10 pm Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2015, played in chronological order). $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 Retro Guilty Pleasures @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. An unabashed night of huge retro hits and one hit wonders! Expect to hear popular artists like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, Huey Lewis, and Pat Benetar, to one hit wonders Boys Don’t Cry, Baltimora, Taco, and more. $5.
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 Lip Service @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. DJ sets by Doug Carter and Violca Riviera.
10 pm One Night Stand @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A night of hip-hop and other dance music! $4 PBRs and Bootydrop shots.
10 pm Crush-A-Lot @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. Drink specials before 11 pm, well-intentioned hugs all fuckin’ night long.
10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of rap bangers and other trill $hit with DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10:30 pm Ebony @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Techno, house, friends, love surprises. With DJs Gingy, Popstar Metoux, and the Ebony crew.
11 pm Skank Top 40 @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. DJs Orange Pekoe and Michael K join forces to bring you a midsummer night’s rave. Unadulterated classic pop and shredded, skanky tops. No cover. No sleeves. No attitude.
11 pm Cut Offs @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Hold on to those last days of summer! Break out those cut offs before sweater weather sinks in! Beloved classic rock jams, summertime favorites and your requests will be played all night by DJ Colin D and DJ Control Top. $5 all night or free if you’re wearing cut offs.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $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.
11 am Annex Flea @ Honest Ed’s parking lot, 581 Bloor St. W. In the grand tradition of Toronto’s neighbourhood markets, the Annex Flea brings the best vintage and handmade goods in Toronto together under one roof. Until 6 pm.
10 am Sunday Mini Mart @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Every Sunday morning to afternoon, The Drake hosts the Timberlost+ friends mini market. Featuring beautiful flowers from Timberlost, with rotating wares ranging from stationary to street art.
4 pm Sky Yard Sundays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Brunch, booze, and a ton of fun in the Sun(day)! Fuel up with a late brunch or refreshing Coronas, and enjoy the sounds of weekly DJs from 4-8 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.
7pm Christie Pits Film Festival Closing Night: “Rear Window” @ Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford St. Spend your summer heat wave with one of the best films of all time, Hitchcock’s voyeuristic classic “Rear Window”! Food service from Hey Meatball and Sugar Mamma’s Mini Donuts. begins at 7 pm, screening at 9:15 pm. PWYC / BYOBlanket.
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