Toronto Hit List: Bad News, Electricladyland, All My Friends, Business Woman’s Special Pulse Fundraiser & more!

June 24th-25th The Super Trash Show @ The Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Celebrate low-brow, trash culture in all its glory! Imagine hundreds of paintings and sculptures inspired by trailer parks, bingo people, biker gangs, tattoos, smoking, beer, tacky fashion, bad music, and of course, John Waters and his movies. A life-size trailer park will be constructed in the middle of the gallery by mad-man Christian Aldo for your comfort and enjoyment! Runs 8-2 am both nights.

June 24th-25th Drunk Feminist Films Presents: Cruel Intentions @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Okay, all you Marcia effing Bradys of the upper east side. Get out your chokers and stash necklaces for the bittersweet symphony that is Cruel Intentions. Weird sex competitions! Queer vibes through a very hetero male gaze! Judgment of absolutely everyone for how much sex they are or are not having, and with whom! Screening starts at 9 pm both nights. $15 advance tickets available online.

June 24th-26th TIFF Pop @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. The first of three virtual reality pop-up experiences, celebrating the intersection of virtual reality, art, and music with a range of curated projects taking over our 3,500-square foot exhibition space. Experience new virtual worlds on platforms including Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR, along with talks from artists and creators. Tickets available online.

WEDNESDAY

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 Meow Meow: A Queer Social @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. This isn’t a loud dance party. It’s a change of pace, and a chance to converse. Meant for queers to meet, hang, and conspire with other queers (awesome allies are welcome too)!

8:45 pm Trinity Bellwoods Movie Night @ Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W. A FREE outdoor movie night in the dog bowl! A series of animated short films from the National Film Board of Canada’s “Best of the Best: Especially for Kids” series will be screened starting at dusk. Snacks provided by Sweet Sammies Ice Cream Sandwich Co., Odile Chocolat, and The Pie Commission.

9 pm Mean Girls Screening @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Pride Toronto, Harbourfront Centre, and TIFF proudly present a FREE outdoor screening of Mean Girls, kicking off a new season of Free Flicks! Unleash your inner Regina, Gretchen, or Karen and bring your fellow Plastics for a cute movie date under the stars on the pier. With guest appearances by some of the old cast members, including Daniel Franzese. Please note: Dress code in effect! On Wednesdays, we wear pink (and you should too).

9 pm Through Space & Time @ Bar Fancy, 1070 Queen St. W. DJ Caff on the ones and twos, playing just about everything! Some of the city’s best fried chicken, oysters, and the signature Dirty Nachos available all night long.

10 pm Cloud 69 @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Sexy times with DJs OG QT and Lil FCK Boi. Industrial, house, techno, vogue, ballroom, jersey club, ’90s dance bangers.

THURSDAY

5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred, 304 Richmond St. W. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae, new jack swing, and more, with DJ Caff playing everything from bangers and ballads. $5 food and drink special menu in full effect.

8 pm Pandamonium @ Andrew Richard Designs, 571 Adelaide St. E. WWF-Canada invites visionaries and trendsetters for a wild night of philanthropy and fun. Pandamonium takes you on a journey of the senses through a world of dramatic contrasts; it’s both a cautionary tale and a celebration of nature’s majesty and resilience. Science, nature, music, art, food, and fashion are woven together to create an unforgettable immersive exploration of environmental issues and potential solutions. $200 tickets available online (includes open bar, snacks, entertainment, and contemporary art installations).

8 pm Throwback Thursdays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Vinyl vibes on the Sky Yard all summer long with DJs spinning R&B, soul, hip-hop, and funk.

9 pm Long Winter / It’s Not U It’s Me @ Hearn Generating Station, 4040 Unwin Ave. Long Winter and It’s Not U It’s Me team up to present a night of art, AV music, and installation for Luminato Festival. Music by Dinamo Azari, Casey Mecija, Ceramic TL, Marie Davidson, Nautiluss, Bulkhead, and more. Art and installations by Jesi the Younger, Brett Zadrevetz, Dan Thornhill, and Ozo Vision. AV by Artefact. Video game demos by Live on Planet X and Nebular Crush. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble “Winners Never Quit” CD Release Party @ Lula Lounge, Dundas St. W. Contemporary Afrobeat band Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, led by Nigerian-born songwriter Foly Kolade, celebrate the release of their debut Canadian album “Winners Never Quit” with a live performance featuring an expanded 13-member band. $15 at the door.

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 The GVLLOWS @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Your weekend starts Thursday! Trap, hip-hop, R&B, and grime all night long. $5.

FRIDAY

5 pm Adult Colouring Workshop @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Let your inner child out and kick it old school with the Gladstone’s adult colouring-in every Friday from 5 pm to close! Grab a beer and groove to some tunes while trying to stay in the lines. All supplies included.

7 pm #FNLROM: Colour ROM Proud @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences! $15 tickets available online and at the door.

10 pm Bad News @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. ’50s and ’60s soul + rock ‘n’ roll dance party! All on vinyl.

10 pm Electricladyland @ Cardinal Rule, 5 Roncesvalles Ave. The Beaver’s monthly synthy dance party takes a special field trip to Cardinal Rule! DJ Lesbian Menace playing all and only female electronic-based musicians. Expect lots of Le Tigre, Bjork, Kate Bush, Broadcast, Robyn, Erykah Badu, Elastica, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Glasser, and on and on.

10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Diego Bros are back to play the sweatiest ’90s and ’00s RnB and hip-hop jams all night long! (June babies, post your birthday requests on the Facebook page.) Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Shindig: Motown vs. Stax @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. It’s time once again for Shindig’s annual battle between the two greatest soul music labels of all time! Expect to hear Stax artists like Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, and Eddie Floyd vs. Motown’s Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and more – all spun by DJs Splattermonkey, General Eclectic, and Parkdale Funk. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Party Time @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Are you ready for another night of good times? Then join Teenage Werewolf for some punk, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and more.

10 pm GVMES @ Track & Field, 860 College St. DJ Caff will be playing your victory soundtrack; a mix of throwback R&B and hip-hop, with some dancehall and house thrown in for good measure. Try your hand at a game of indoor bocce, shuffleboard, or crokinole!

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 Stay Woke: Dirty Sprite Pressed Juice Edition @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. You know when you spend alllll day trying to eat healthy, make smoothies, order whole wheat options etc. Then 11 pm rolls around and all you want to do is listen to Future, Drake, Designer, Rihanna and get turnt with your friends? This month’s Stay Woke is dedicated to YOU. 4th Pyramid, CRSB, and Audio Gang will be playing hip-hop, rap, and all that good stuff all night long. $10.

10:30 pm Feministry @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. DJ Cam Lee and special guests CL, DJ <SIRI>, and Buzz play techno, house, and weird stuff for queer femmes and allies. PWYC or $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Hey QT Queer Dance Party @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A rager waiting to happen! DJs Joe Blow, Mary Mack, and Sigourney Beaver play hip-hop, electro, pop, dancehall, indie, and remixes. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Friday night party with DJ Blush! 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 Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

SATURDAY

12 pm Philistine Alley Sale @ Philistine (around back), 928 Queen St. W. Philistine is setting up behind the shop for one of their biggest sales yet and you’re invited! There will be bins of vintage stuff for $5, $10, and $15 + new clothing and accessories from Penfield, Poler Stuff, Woolrich, Brixton, Deus Ex Machina, Levi’s, MinkPink, BB Dakota, and more for 50-90% off. Hot dogs and pop will be sold with all proceeds going to T.E.A.M. Dog Rescue. Cash, debit, and credit accepted. Until 6 pm.

12 pm Market Market @ 260 Shaw St. (enter through garage in alley behind Dundas and Shaw). A curated backyard-style market, created by makers for makers! Market Market numero uno will include: Hinkleville, Goldeen, Lisa M Terry, Your Pal Al, Eleventh House Jewelry, The Lost City, WAWA Designs, Acorn Studio, Matthew Haskill, Midheaven Incense, and jewelry by TAG. Until 6 pm.

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: Fundraiser for Pulse Victims Fund @ Club 120, 120 Church St. For BWS’s special Pride edition (their first ever in the Village), they’ll be hosting a fundraiser for the Pulse Victims Fund. Special performance by Scarlett Bobo + DJs Sammy Royale, Nino Brown, and Diego Armand. $15, with all proceeds of the party going to the senseless tragedy in Orlando.

10 pm All My Friends @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. Where are your friends tonight? At The Emmet Ray dancing it up at this party inspired by LCD Soundsystem. All My Friends is a night of 100% PARTY MUSIC, new and old! With DJ Paul G.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel. The Strokes, David Bowie, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Robyn, The Ramones, Weezer, The Dandy Warhols, and more! Vinyl only. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Wimmin @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A raging queer dance party, playing music from all and only female rock goddesses. Expect: Patti Smith, X-Ray Spex, PJ Harvey, ESG, Hole, Janis Joplin, Betty Davis, Slits, Bush Tetras, Thao, The Gossip, Sleater Kinney, Le Tigre, Garbage, L7, and so much more! Attendance is open to everyone. PYWC ($5 suggested).

10 pm Love Below @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Throbbing music made by machines (and people) moving in slow motion. Quiet storm meets storm rave. With Andrew Ross and Pop District all night long. $5.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest La Mano Peluda (Canicule Tropicale, Montreal) share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies roll out all the hip shakers and baby makers from the ’50s and ’60s for you to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Footprints @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. DJs Jason Palma and General Eclectic bringing you the best dance floor music from the past to current day! You’ll hear everything from vintage latin, afrobeat, reggae, ska, and tropical beat edits to hip-hop, trap, house, disco, soul, and funk + a bunch more in between! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

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 Good Times @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Misty playing Motown, pop, rock, soul – stuff that will make you wanna shake! Good times guaranteed.

10 pm Cold Shoulder @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Famous Players playing rap music from 1992 to 2017. $5 all night, fun all night.

10 pm Panic @ Cabal, 782 King St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s spotlight is Bauhaus, Peter Murphy, Love & Rockets, and Tones On Tail. $10.

10 pm A Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul Party @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul all night long. Served up by DJ Fathom.

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.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, Tectwelve, and DeMiggs play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Yoga in High Park @ 1873 Bloor St. W. (just to the right of the front gates on Bloor near the Chess House). Flow-active is running a FREE summer-long yoga series! The styles will vary week-to-week, but will always accommodate beginners and welcomes people of all ages. This week’s session will be led by Yoga Star. BYO: yoga mat, sunscreen, and friends.

3 pm Super-Flea Every Sunday Flea Market Party @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Shop rad stuff and PARTY! Over 35 vintage and one-of-a-kind vendors, yummy foods, live music and entertainment, and drinks in Lucifer’s Lounge. Until 9 pm.

6 pm Christie Pits Film Festival @ Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St. W. The Christie Pits Film Festival opens its sixth summer season with the contemporary space odyssey Gravity, which takes us on the nail-biting journey of a medical engineer stranded in space. The evening’s programme will begin with Young Galaxy’s sci-fi inspired music video for “New Summer.” Eats and treats provided by Whole Foods Market, FeasTO, Kungfu Dawg, and Macchina Mobile Cafe. BYOBlanket. Free / PWYC ($10 suggested).

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

7 pm Erotic Awakenings II @ 8-11, 233 Spadina Ave. The second chapter of Erotic Awakenings, an evening of readings and discussion (and maybe even some dirty talk). Readers Natasha Mh, Carter West, and Tom Buchanan will delve into different themes: they’ll start with school girls and uniforms, move onto addiction and divine transcendence, and end with friendship and body-building.

9 pm ALT CNTRL DLT @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. A night of live rock ‘n’ roll, featuring Jackie Moore, Lynx (Random Order), Tomorrow’s Midnight, Artificial Dissemination, and Bone Donor. With DJs Zack Rosen and Triple-X playing rock, hillbilly, punk, grunge, garage, prog, rarities, and classics + special guest Candi from Montreal in her debut Toronto performance.

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

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