Toronto Hit List: ***Flawless Feminist Art Show, The Acid Test Party, Biggity Boop, Gladstone Flea & more!

August 14th-16th T&T Waterfront Night Market @ T&T Supermarket, 222 Cherry St. Now in its sixth year, T&T Waterfront Night Market will once again treat attendees to a unique outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian-themed street food and general merchandise. Runs Friday from 6-midnight, Saturday from 4-midnight, and Sunday from 4-10 pm.

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm The MUFF Society Presents: All I Wanna Do @ Carleton Cinema, 20 Carleton St. Travel back to the ’60s with The MUFF Society and enroll in Miss Godard’s Preparatory School for Girls. If you’re lucky you can become a member of the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Ravioli) and fight against the evil threat of becoming a co-ed school. Because, ew, boys. Except also sometimes: ooo, boys. Being a young girl is confusing, friends. Doors at 6:30 pm, screening at 7. $10 advance tickets available online.

7 pm If There’s Something You Want to Hear, You Can Sing It Yourself @ Cooper Cole, 1134 Dupont St. An evening of oral/aural intrigue. From page to platform, written texts delivered and spoken aloud, including joint readings and collaborative recitations.

7:30 pm Open Roof Festival @ 99 Sudbury St. Open Roof Festival returns for its sixth season! This week, local tropicalia ensemble Os Tropies kick off the night before a screening of Unexpected starring Cobie Smulders. $15 advance tickets available online.

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 Freaky Tiki Wednesday @ Tiki Bar, 542 Queen St. W. A rooftop dance party with DJ Blush playing ’60s/’70s soul, funk, and rock all night.

THURSDAY

5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. A brand-spanking new Thursday weekly starting at 5 pm for your post-work hang time. DJ Caff on the 1s and 2s all night long, playing everything from bangers to ballads.

9 pm T&F Thursday @ Track & Field, 860 College St. Play Bocce, Shuffleboard, and Crokinole to the soundtrack provided by DJ Caff.

10 pm Strangelove Society @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The society as you know it outside doesn’t exist. This is the unseen society; this is Strangelove. Music by Maddmon and friends. $3 drinks and Red Bulls before midnight. $5.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

FRIDAY

7 pm ***Flawless Feminist Art Show Opening Reception @ Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, 563 Dundas St. E., Suite 201. Ladies, tell ’em. It’s time for YTB’s feminist show. Featuring works by Daniéle Dennis, Christina White, Audrey Assad, Rachel Ludlow, Lauren Fournier, Shannon Scanlan, Polina Teif, and Shannon Garden-Smith. Until 11 pm. Exhibition runs until August 29th.

9 pm The Acid Test Party @ Loft404 B-Lounge, 263 Adelaide St. W. Fried Dough presents: The Acid Test Party. (It’s just a cute name. They won’t be running tests. But you can run tests.) Featuring Identikit, R+D, and Jefferson Airplane + Kazuya Toi Whakairo Ito doing live video projections all night long. $10-13 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Dudebox Presents: Ok Ok Ok @ 501 Queen St. W. Dudebox is back with another rager! Good vibes and golden era hip-hop with resident DJs James Redi and Jon Chetty + Yes Yes Y’all’s Nino Brown and super secret cool person guest performances. $10, with proceeds going to Bobby Dyer, who’s riding to New Orleans in support of Wellspring Cancer Support Network.

10 pm Rhum Punch @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. 100% real components. No artificial flavours or additives. INGREDIENTS: 2 ounces A Digital Needle, 1 ounce Irish Manus, 1/2 ounce Balearic, 1/2 ounce Psychedelic, 1/2 ounce Tropical Disco. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

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 courtesy of DJ Weird Dad.

10 pm Get By Friday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables. All jams all night.

10 pm Fuck It: RIP Gwen & Gavin Edition @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush are gonna make you feel HELLA GOOD all night long with the guiltiest of guilty pleasures from the ’90s and ’00s. True love died with Gwen and Gavin, but Fuck It is here to pick up the pieces. $5.

10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. No No Pony is back to bless you all with more rap, R&B, and Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Cameron Reed (a.k.a. Babe Rainbow) joins Amy Wood in the saddle. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Laid back queer + sex positive dance party. More a peck-on-the-cheek than a full-on makeout. A night for people who aren’t into the club scene but want to shake their booty and make new friends. Also: dance floor, board games/truth or dare/spin the bottle, porn screenings, outdoor patio, tons of sex-positive friends to meet, lots of places to sit and talk! $5.

10 pm Get It Together @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. All genres, all styles, all peoples welcome! Hosted by Mikey McFly. $3 drinks before 11 pm. $5.

10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A wet and drippy, catch my eye-y, shake my body, bite my lip-y, sexy synthy dance party! Expect to hear stuff like Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs Digits, Little Kicks, and special guest Valerie Dour will be present to sex you up (music-wise). Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

11 pm Lucky Money @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Get lucky! Music by Christo Anesti, Cyber 69, and Teo Nio.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only: bringing booty back to the Underground. Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current rap and RnB. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Hoiking and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Ray Prasad joins residents Famous Lee and Jason Ulrich for the last Love Handle at the Piston. This one promises to set the night on fire! $5.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $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 All Vinyl Everything @ Ballet, 227-A Ossington Ave. DJs Agile, Mensa, Mista Jiggz, and special guest K-Cut of Main Source play a mix of RnB, hip-hop, house, funk, disco, soul, reggae, and more – strictly on vinyl. $10 before midnight, style code in effect.

10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills on two turntables spinning old school hip-hop, party jams, dancehall, reggae, and RnB. $5.

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

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

11 pm Diggy The DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Gladstone Flea @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Each month, The Gladstone will be teaming up with notable fashion and lifestyle aficionados to jury an organized, handpicked marketplace and help save you from the thrift store itch. Packed with purpose, artist goods, reclaimed vintage, craft, design, jewelry, clothing, and more! Until 4 pm.

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 Ebb and Flow Yoga. Until 11 am.

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Until 5 pm.

12 pm Birdbath @ Muzik Beach, 15 Saskatchewan Rd. Birdbath returns this Sundayand every Sunday after that for the rest of the summer at Muzik Beach! Featuring three newly-renovated pools, day beds and cabanas (free and first come, first serve), brunch and lunch menus by Food Dudes, and DJs. Free with RSVP before 3 pm, $20 otherwise.

2 pm Sunglasses & Advil @ 1294 Queen St. W. The ultimate rooftop day party, presented by Family Business! Featuring DJs FBomb and RyFi playing all the best summer chunes (and “Back2Back” on repeat) + some special guests and a piñata. BYOB. Limited capacity, so arrive early! $10.

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.

6 pm Christie Pits Film Festival @ Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave. A pay-what-you-can outdoor screening series taking over Christie Pits Park every Sunday night from July 5 to August 23. This week’s screening is There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Eats and treats provided by feasTO and Sugar Mama’s mini donuts beginning at 6 pm. Show starts at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). BYOBlanket.

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

7:30 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ KITCH, 229 Geary Ave. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. Come for the trivia, stay for the episode and the JuJy Fruits! Maybe you’ll win a contest. Triva at 8 pm.

9 pm Judy & Igby’s Summer Camp: The Sequel @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.

The House of Filth returns to haunt the dimly-lit cavern beneath the The Drake’s veneer of fine food and metropolitan hedonism. An evening of live music, drag, and burlesque featuring Summer Camp horror-themed shows from some of Toronto’s most celebrated alternative entertainers! Performances by Nancy Bocock, Allysin Chaynes, Tanya Cheex, Dottie Dangerfield, Laura Desiree, Champagna Enemea, IGBY Lizzard, Aviva the Mirage, Mikiki, Fay Slift, and Judy Virago. $10.

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

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