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Toronto Hit List: Dream Logic, Hold Tight, It’s Time To Dance, Beam Me Up Lakeside & more!

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm Harvest Wednesdays @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. This week’s Harvest Wednesdays dinner features guest Chef Kristin Donovan from Hooked. Together with the Gladstone’s Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila and Sous Chef Anne Novo, the chefs and local food advocates will be incorporating seasonal produce picked just the day before from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. and other Ontario producer partners to prepare a sumptuous seafood feast! $70-80 tickets available online.

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.

THURSDAY

6:30 pm Hawaiian Luau Dinner Cruise @ Mariposa Cruises, Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay W. A three-hour harbourfront cruise aboard the Captain Matthew Flinders flagship, featuring ​beautiful sunset views and the Toronto skyline, complimentary welcome lei, Luau-inspired dinner buffet, fully licensed cash Tiki Bar serving up delicious tropical cocktails, interactive hula dancing performances, and a DJ playing island beats all night​. $74.95 (plus HSC and HST) tickets available online.

7 pm Dream Logic @ Black Cat Artspace, 2186 Dundas St. W. A video installation questioning the ways in which we approach the subjectivity and artificiality of art and life. By Amanda Macchia, featuring Chanelle Luu and Sandrine Somé. Until 11 pm.

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 Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and more.

FRIDAY

10 pm Hold Tight @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush (Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty (Misty McKenzie-Hill) bring this hip-shakin’ dance party to Toronto’s legendary Rolling Stones-themed bar and lounge, Stone’s Place – and you NEED to be there! Featuring soul, funk, and rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm It’s Time To Dance @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. Don’t check your watch. It’s time to dance. This jam is strictly Bloghaus from that mid- to late-2000s era when electronic music had no rules and mp3s were 128kbps. With DJs Rynecologist, Vaughan, MILU, and Walmer Convenience. $10 before midnight, more after.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Music for dancing with pleasure models. Music to transport you to the far reaches of Orion, to watch the C-beams glitter in the dark. Music for robots, runners, and replicants. DJs Pammm and Diana McNally (Automaticamore) play Italo, cosmic disco, ’80s Euro synthpop, Montreal sound, and weird dad jams.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims + special guest DJ Carma. $5.

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Soul, funk, reggae, and ska all night! DJ Gramera on the wax, Dennis P on the sax. $5.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Shandy Kern, Jordan Kern, and Keith Hamilton bring you the smoothest sounds of the ’70s and ’80s!$5 to step aboard.

10 pm No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, live remixes, and more with DJs Mike Don’t and Kid MK. $5.

10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A pulsating dance party rocking the retro sounds of the 1990s! All your favourite dance, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and so on and so on and so on. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

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 and Cyclist. $10.

10:30 pm Big Primpin’: Step Fresh @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBT people and their guests. With DJs Karim Olen Ash and Sikh Knowledge. For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $7.

10:30 pm Petty @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A dance night for the petty princess inside all of us. DJs Craig Dominic and Rob Ven play the best in hip-hop, RnB, deep house, ballroom, and the pettiest anthems replete with Ray J singles. $5.

11 pm Svveet Beats @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Soul, funk, psych, rock ‘n’ roll, and old school with DJ Cheff. All vinyl, all night! 4 AM LAST CALL.

11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ’60s mod, soul, and reggae record dance party with DJs Nico and Magnificent! Sponsored by Fred Perry Toronto and Kops Records. $5-10.

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 Axiomatic Drift @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. No fluff; serious techno sound all night with Widdows95, Object a (Thought Project B2B Kaspr), and Ficilio. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Join special guest DJ Radio Wolf for a dance and a drink (or two) at Stones Place for another wild weekend! The best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, Motown, pop, and disco.

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 PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $5.

10 pm Soul Flower @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Shake your tail to DJ General Eclectic’s curated collection of ’60s/70s psych rock, southern soul, raw funk, and classic rock.

10 pm Ting @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Sounds by Ganbei and Jordan Fall. Hosted by Forki. $5.

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia! Hosted by More or Les. $10.

SUNDAY

3 pm Beam Me Up Lakeside @ The Slip, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Beam Me Up sojourns to the lakeside for a day disco soiree at the Slip! Let residents the Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist take you from sunset to moonlight, with a waterfront soundtrack of underrated and obscure disco, including touches of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house to accompany the last of the summer breeze. Until 11 pm.

5 pm Black Diamond Grand Opening @ Black Diamond Vintage, 1614 Queen St. W. Black Diamond Vintage (Toronto’s newest and coolest) and Stained Class Records (the best metal joint around) are joining forces to bring you the city’s one-stop rock spot! They’re swinging open their doors and inviting you over for a party with live music, followed by a wild DJ night at the Garrison.

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

10 pm Love Shack @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Long weekend edition of the Love Shack! DJ DangerCat spinning all your favourite rock and roll, indie, garage, surf, and new wave hits all night.

10 pm Tapette: Édition Spécial Disco @ Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St. W. Tapette takes over the long weekend with a night dedicated French disco, featuring DJ Phillippe + très special guests the Patchouli Brothers from Beam Me Up! $10.

10 pm Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Dance to all the indie hits you can handle while battling the seven evil exes! Costumes encouraged. $5 advance tickets available online.

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

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