Toronto Hit List: Bowie Ball, WORN Fashion Journal’s Black Cat Ball, Homework, Bad Movie Night & more!

November 19th-24th RAC Pop-Up @ AWOL Gallery, 78 Ossington Ave. Yorkville’s RAC Boutique joins forces with LAB Consignment for a special west-end pop-up! Runs Tuesday through Saturday from 12-8 pm and Sunday from 12-6 pm.

WEDNESDAY

9 pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11pm.

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.

THURSDAY

7 pm “1,000 For 10” Opening @ Creatures Creating, 822 Dundas St. W. Creatures Creating is decking out its gallery head to toe (ceiling to floor) with ONE THOUSAND ART PIECES! At just TEN DOLLARS EACH! Until midnight.

7 pm “A Beautiful Day” Opening Reception @ Project Gallery, 1109 Queen St. W. An exhibition curated by Adrienne Sweetman in collaboration with Project Gallery, which “displays work in a variety of medium, which aim to portray utopic visions, landscapes, and subject matter. Works express and explore the innocence, perfection and beauty of a child’s imaginative perspectives, observations and hopes for the world.” 20% of all artwork sales go to the Olive Branch for Children, an organization that aims to provide sustenance and aid to orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. Until 11 pm. Show runs until November 27th.

8 pm Bowie Ball @ Analogue Gallery, 673 Queen St. W. In celebration of the AGO’s incredible exhibit featuring the original art rocker, Analogue Gallery decided to throw a party in David Bowie’s honour! Portraits of Bowie by photography greats like Geoff MacCormack and Mick Rock will be unveiled. Photobooth, face painting by Justine McGrath, and vinyl by DJ Millius. Generously sponsored by Mill Street Brewing and Perrier. Goes late. RSVP to courtney@analoguegallery.com.

10 pm Boom Boom @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Ascott, Beatminder of Sloan, spins out his 21st century blues.

10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.

FRIDAY

7 pm Friday Night Live: Get WILD! @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Sponsored by Peroni, Amsterdam Brewing Co., and NOW Magazine. Sights: Wildlife Photographer of the Year (special preview) from 7-11 pm; launch of “National Geographic: Celebration of 125 Years” limited edition book from 7-9:30 pm; explore the ROM from 7-9:30 pm. Sounds: JD Edwards Band, Wilderness of Manitoba, UofT Music Jazz Program, house DJs (curated by ElectriCITY Events), Natural Animal. Flavours: City Gourmet, Pimenton, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, La Rivolta, Little Tomato, The Saucy Pierogi, HotBunzz, Tita Flips. $12 tickets available online.

9 pm MIDNIGHT MRKT @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. A pop-up night market pairing music, drinks, and street style food. The sounds: Lucie Tic, Fawn Big Canoe, Just b. The goods: Bread & Butter Designs, Prime Vintage, Station78, CMP Originals, Made for Margaret, COVEN by Sonia Kang, Opal Doily and The High Priestess, BlackIris Design, Mizdragonfly, Keepsake by Deborah Kanfer Fine Art Photography, SOOP SOOP, Very Big Cat, under-stated, Inaugural Season, Foodchain + Forevermoi, Composure Vintage, Carte Blanche Creations, Puff Piece Adornments, Bleedingheart Clothing. The foods: Desmond & Beatrice, Grub, Kitchen Cargo. Until 1 am. $5 at the door (bring cash for the good goods).

10 pm Moves @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Non-stop dance music all night with DJs Barbi (Phelyns Of Vedici), Efsharp (Evolved) and Caff (Motown Party). Get on the dance floor and show them your moves!

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 This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. When DJs Diana McNally and Geoff Snack play records because this is a thing now, apparently. New wave, Italian disco, dollarbin disco, post-punk, new music, synth soundscapes tho.

10 pm Fuck It: Round Two @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush throw ANOTHER intimate evening full of the best (worst?) tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s! $5.

10 pm Brass Tacks @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of hip-hop with Diggy The DJ of Down With Webster. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Dutty @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Reggae and dancehall tunes with special guest selector Choppa Chop.

10 pm Nightcap Friday / Turn Down For What? @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ KOBe’J plays new and old school hits of the hip-hip, RnB, reggae, and soca genres. Downstairs, DJs Aphiliated and Freeza Chin come armed with the best in hip-hop, reggae, trap, R&B, and old-school. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famous Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s that will forever make you dance/grind/twerk. $10.

SATURDAY

9 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: The Black Cat Ball 2013 @ Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. WORN Fashion Journal is launching issue 17—a purrrfect occasion to celebrate with a Black Cat Ball. Tease fate dressed in your black-and-white best! Get your whiskers in a twist with an eclectic mix of highly danceable oldies and favourites with WORN’s own Teddy the K! If you’re lucky, you’ll walk away with one of the many awesome raffle prizes! Black and white dress desired but not required. $10 advance tickets available at Type (883 Queen St. W.) or online; $15 at the door (includes copy of WORN Issue 17).

10 pm Homework @ Baltic Avenue, 875 Bloor St. W. From the DJs that brought you Goin’ Steady and Chronologic: Celebrate the evolution of modern club music from techno to future bass, Berlin to the UK, NYC to Chicago, Detroit to Toronto, and everywhere in between. Booty, house, bass, bounce –  whatever you want to call it. It’s gonna make you move. These are the sounds of tomorrow today. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap music from 2001-now with DJs Patrick McGuire and ItsMattLangille. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Locomotion @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJ Chantelle Eff spins all the ’50s and ’60s Motown, soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, garage, and R&B you wanna dance to.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco Presents: Robert Ouimet @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs and Cyclist deliver a healthy serving of funky and soulful disco, disco-rap, boogie, and other aural oddities primed to make you groove! This month, Beam Me Up Disco welcomes Canada’s Disco Godfather, a collaborator of Gino Soccio and resident dee-jay (1973-1981) of the famed Limelight discotheque in Montreal – the iconic Robert Ouimet. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Communication Breakdown @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two turntables, two new dudes, one hip-hop dance party blowout.

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 Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Your favourite psych, mod, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and present day.

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 Close To Home @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. ColeCo (Toronto) with support from Colin Clark, Rob Xero, Rich Tuck, and Meat & Potatoes. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after. For gueslist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Life/Round/Here / Back In The Day @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ set by TFHOUSE. Downstairs, DJ Law spins the best of all the classics with music videos GALORE! $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

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.

SUNDAY

7 pm Poetry Slam @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Local wordsmiths and performers provide an evening of spoken word, lyrical mastery and friendly competition before an always packed house. $80 goes to the best performance of the night. Sign-up starts at 7:30 pm. $5.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Get yourself quizzed by the quiz masters Kirk and Anthony!

7:30 pm Bad Movie Night @ The Office Pub, 117 John St. See Sean Connery in the role that made him famous: Zed the Exterminator from ZARDOZ! This month, Bad Movie Night will be screening a ’70s sci-fi classic that almost defies description – but they provided us with one just for fun: “If you gave a million dollars to a bunch of hippie, first-year acting students and told them to make a movie, Zardoz would be the result! As such, it contains a lot of ‘Big Ideas,’ weird-as-fuck performances, and wonderfully gratuitous nudity. Watching this half-baked wreckage is practically a hypnotic experience, and the WTF moments keep piling up until you’re completely buried in a monstrous, cinematic fever dream. Plus! Sean Connery is dressed in what looks like a big red diaper for almost the entire movie… except, you know, when he randomly shows up wearing a wedding dress (!) midway through.” Sounds amazing, no? Admission is FREE.

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

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