Toronto Hit List: David Bowie is Here Official Opening Party, Bangs & Blush Are Three, Ice Cold Dranks Two Year Anniversary, The Junction Flea at Evergreen Brickworks & more!

WEDNESDAY

6 pm David Bowie is Opening @ AGO, 317 Dundas St. W. “Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, the multi-media show exposes the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. Organized thematically, the show immerses visitors in a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, with particular attention paid to his artistic influences. The AGO is the exhibition’s only North American venue and first stop on its world tour.” The first 200 visitors who come dressed as David Bowie on September 25th, between 6 to 8:30 p.m., will get into David Bowie is for free! Show runs until November 27th. $15 advance tickets availableonline.

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 Sha Na Na @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Hump day dance party! DJ Brittney (one half of the Bangs & Blush duo) plays jukebox hits and makeout songs all night long.

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 Vintage Crawl Toronto @ various locationsVintage Crawl Toronto is a late-night party across the city’s west end. Shops from Kensington Market to Roncesvalles keep their doors open from 7 pm until midnight with treats, sales and deals at the ready.

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

10 pm Wash Up @ Li’ly Lounge, 656 College St. A dirty night of hip-hop classics and 4×4 with DJ Beware (Hong Kong; Man Recordings/DMC Champion), DJ Caff, Fathom, Infamous, Loopity Goofs, Shanelle Williams, Mike Viera, Jackie Spade, Ali, and Calero. $5 before midnight, more after.

10 pm Water on Mars: Fall Edition @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. DJs Cableknit and Fur Collar play all your favourite Fall bands and songs.

10 pm The Crate Bugz @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs G Roc Gayle and A-Mu Wan bless you with that classic hip-hop, funk, soul, disco, deep funk, boogie, afrobeat, and more.

FRIDAY

9 pm David Bowie is Here Official Opening Party @ AGO, 317 Dundas St. W. Celebrate the biggest exhibition of the fall – and one of pop culture’s all-time heroes – by attending the official David Bowie is opening party. Featuring DJs, video tributes by local artists and a one-off pop-up exhibition with Toronto’s biggest Bowie superfans. Plus, be among the first to see the landmark exhibition the whole city will be buzzing about! $45 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Shindig! Presents: A Tribute to Northern Soul @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Break out your baggy pants and your Fred Perry shirts because it’s time to get down! This month, Shindig! pays tribute to the rare uptempo sounds of Northern Soul. With residents General Eclectic, Splattermonkey, and Double K + special guest DJ BjornLate (Ottawa). Free before 10:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff (Air Horns, Ignition) runs the best in current and classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall.

10 pm True School Hip Hop @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. The best ’80s and ’90s cuts on 12″ records mixed by DJ Efsharp and guests.

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 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 Regreto @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Dance it out to all your favourite retro tunes (and sometimes some new ones too because whatever). This is sure to be a sweaty dance party so get ready to work it out Body Break style. As always requests welcome. With DJs Case of Base, Wei Back, and Party McFly.

10 pm Nightcap Friday / Fix Fridays @ 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 Hpang and Gonzo spin hip-hop, dancehall, soca, and house music. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

11 pm Human Touch @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. Members Only. Famous Players. Disc jockey duos competing for your love. Music made for human dancing.

SATURDAY

12 pm Toronto Undergound Market Two Year Anniversary Party @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. TUM celebrates another successful year with two events! Day TUM (12-4 pm, $15 + HST) is open to all ages and is family-friendly. Night TUM (5-10 pm, $20 + HST) is open to guests who are 19+. TUM is Canada’s first and only social food market designed to give budding food entrepreneurs, chefs and home cooks a platform to test new food ideas to an eager market. Advance tickets available online.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll: Bangs & Blush Are Three @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush celebrate three years of Shake, Rattle & Roll with freebies, fun, a photobooth, and MORE! Dress to impress and be prepared to dance the night away to ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. $5.

10 pm Ice Cold Dranks Two Year Anniversary @ Crawford, 718 College St. Family Business’ staple party celebrates its two-year anniversary with a night of the best hip-hop, pop, and party anthems in the city. With streamers, sparklers, cake, and more! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm All My Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Mizz Brown and Paul G play party music! NYC underground disco, hip-hop, rock, R&B, LCD, everything. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Michelle Williams and Andrea Winkler play 111% hits! Hip-hop, R&B, and dancey classic rock anthems.

10 pm Ebony @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Afro, Chicago, Ghetto: dance to the house and shake dat a$$. With DJs Sylvermayne, Jordan Gardner, Antony Creary, and a very special guest.

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 Night Off @ The Garrison (front room), 1197 Dundas St. W. DJs Lazy Ray and Dougie Boom play rock, disco, punk, metal, indie, and new wave.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen 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 Pet Shop Boys. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Fast Times @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ’80s night with DJs Brendan Canning and Tweed + special guest Sarah Le Bon! Pop, rock, new wave, punk, funk, electronic, soul, R&B, and everything else ’80s. Free before 10:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Pressure Drop @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. DJs Chuck Boom and Guv’nor General play only the very ruffest, tuffest selections from across the different eras and styles of Jamaican music: ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, dubwize, rub-a-dub, dancehall, mento, capypso, soul, funk, and more. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10:30 pm Essence Brown @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts Turfmayne and Hoiking. PWYC.

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 Three Year Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, ΛV, and special guest Swizzymack (Philadelphia) play music to make you dance, smile, and holler as they celebrate three years. For $5 reduced guest list and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Junction Flea @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. The Junction Flea heads east to the Brickworks! A mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft + design, food, vintage clothing, records, and more. Check out their blog for vendor profiles. Until 4 pm. $2.

12 pm Soupalicious @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Sip, slurp and savour the soup-er creations of over 30 leading Toronto restaurants and chefs during Soupalicious Toronto 2013! $12 in advance; limited tickets available at the door for $20. 

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

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

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