Toronto Hit List: Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party, Motown Party 7 Year Anniversary, I’m Going Downstairs, The Fall Post Market & more!

September 18th-20th Drake General Store x SMASH Warehouse Sale @ Drake General Store Warehouse, 201 Geary Ave. The Drake is cleaning out their warehouse! Come check out one of our biggest Drake General Store sales ever and take advantage of all the insanely good deals. SMASH salvage will also be joining them and curating a huge selection of antiques. Runs Friday from 12-8 pm, Saturday from 10-6 pm, and Sunday from 12-5 pm.

WEDNESDAY

10 pm Golden Age of Hollywood: TIFF Dance Party @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. DJ Blush and Julian Swift spin all your favourite ’50s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll, pop, soul, and jukebox tunes all night long! So bring your James Dean, Marilyn, Elvis, and Audrey Hepburn vibes, ’cause you’re goin’ Hollywood, baby. 4 AM LAST CALL.

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.

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 Live Britpop Karaoke: Vol. 1 @ The Old Laurel, 300 College St. Stone Roses, Charlatans, Smiths, etc. etc. Live band! $8.

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. $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!

10 pm Rock of Gilbraltar @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Mikey G. has everything you need to get ready for the weekend, and forget that you have to work Friday.

FRIDAY

8 pm Gladstone TV Trivia Night: Sex & The City @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Friday night. Come alone or bring a team of up to four people and prepare to answer very important questions about the lives of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. Your lively hosts will lead you through a night of trivia questions. Winners will be awarded prizes and prestige! $2.

10 pm No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. No wallflowers, no screwfaces, no inhibitions, NO CHILL. Music by Kid MK, Mike Don’t, and DJ Downunda. High energy hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, and more. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

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.

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 Yes Yes Y’all @ Nest, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. Lissa Monet joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before 11:30, $10 after.

10 pm Fuzz Nugs @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJs Christoph Duft, Jeremiah Knight, and Evan Lewis play a collection of danceable ’60s pop junk from their record collections. Girl group, garage, psychedelica, beat, and surf!

10 pm 6th Annual Hip-Hop Karaoke Competition @ Revival Bar, 783 College St. Bust some rhymes! Browse the catalogue of classic rap jams and get ready to show and prove at the 6th Annual HHK Competition (email hhksongs@gmail.com to enter). Reigning champ Egyptian Prescription will be returning to defend his title, so all competitors: BRING YOUR EH GAME! The Dirty Bird will also be selling fried chicken all night long. $15 before 11 pm, $20 after.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx on the decks + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins the ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB, reggae – everything you need.

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.

11 pm Motown Party 7 Year Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Motown Party celebrates seven years! Motown, northern soul, and remixes with DJs Caff, Fawn BC, and some special guests. Expect to hear some old favourites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and whatever else they feel like playing. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

SATURDAY

11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with another stellar line up of local, fashion, handmade, and vintage vendors. With 35+ vendors to choose from there is something for everyone! Listen to a fun and funky mix of ’90s classics while you shop and enjoy food from Steambox Dumplings, Chocolatta Gourmet, and Jons Ice Pops. Until 6 pm.

10 pm I’m Going Downstairs @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. A night of basement music at Unlovable. Special guest Jesse Futerman sits in this month, playing the finest in soul, jazz, gospel, funk, and disco for you and yours.

10 pm ThatsNotMe @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Grime, garage, trap, and future sounds with DJ Yung Adult and wtx (London, UK).

10 pm Baby Phat @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. Late ’90s/early ’00s rap music. Wankstas not admitted; only true P.I.M.P.s allowed.

10 pm It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ General Eclectic and Splattermonkey spin all-’90s hip-hop, house, and rock! The best all killer and no filler selections from 1990 to 1999, so expect to hear stuff like Wu-Tang, Pixies, Nirvana, etc. Nostalgic moments guaranteed, because It’s All Good, baby! $5.

10 pm The BRTHDAY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Music provided by Styles of Tigers and RVM. Cupcake hour provided by Baken Toronto. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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 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 Get It Together: Back to School Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get It Together is back in action after an amazing summer. All genres, all genres, and all peoples welcome! Selections by Mikey McFly. $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 Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! 4 AM LAST CALL. $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 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.

11 am The Fall Post Market @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. The seventh instalment of the Post Market is back at The Great Hall with some amazing new vendors + many staple favourites! Vintage, handmade, and new items from Uppdoo, Ella’s Botanicals, Hey Pomelo, Sass Tea, Two Lamb Boutique, Emily Thai Jewelry, BREAD&Circus, Shop Wanderlust, Outpost Vintage, and more. Until 6 pm.

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

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

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