Toronto Hit List: Gone Wild, Yes Yes Y’all, How Does It Feel, Sweetback & more!

WEDNESDAY

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 Meow Meow @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A weekly lowkey hang for queers and friends. This week, Brendan attempts a musical recovery spell, playing vinyl from ambient drum and bass, heartbroken disco, and Joe Claussell’s warmest offerings. Come with whatever you’re feeling.

10 pm Sore Hands, Hidden Tears @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Gripe about the people in your life and drown your tears until you feel like picking yourself off the barstool to create new regrets, pain, and suffering. There’ll be a soundtrack of classic country to help you along.

THURSDAY

8 pm Know The Ledge: Golden Age Hip-Hop Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Form teams, come up with colourful names, and put your phone-free minds against three rounds of rap stats spanning the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. After party music by DJ More Or Les! PWYC.

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 House of Resistance @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Dinamo Azari’s new live show can only be described as Azari & III on acid. He’ll be joined by vocalist James Ken Bailey and Toronto vogue icon Twysted Mugler, with locals Jiminy and 247esp on the decks providing musical libations.

10 pm Isn’t Anything @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Indie rock, fuzzy pop, shoegaze, college rock, and Brave New Waves type shit with DJ Pammm. Complimentary snacks.

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: Wild @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Discover the beauty and diversity of the natural world through stunning photography, with complimentary access to Wildlife Photographer of the Year at #FNLROM. $15 tickets available online and at the door.

10 pm Gone Wild @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Friday’s GONE WILD a.k.a. The Blitzkrief Slop a.k.a. garage, soul, ’60s trash, rock ‘n’ roll, all on vinyl. With DJ Derek.

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. DJ Pleasure joins the YYY Crew this month. $10.

10 pm Funky Fresh, Prep Shift @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Funky Fresh is bringing the funk with three DJs sets that span the ages from ’70s funk to contemporary electro funk. Tunes by Stacie Ant, Mac Magnum, and Kai-Kai. $5.

10 pm Love Below @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Throbbing music made by machines (and people) moving in slow motion. Quiet storm meets storm rave. Andrew Ross in control all night long. $5.

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 Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Rebel Hop is back for yet another hot night of funk, soul, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and Motown – music guaranteed to make you sweat. DJs Gramera, Linx, and special guest G-Spot on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. $10.

10 pm Kareem The Dream @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB – everything you need.

10 pm new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap and dancehall to empower the youth. $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 Saddle Up @ Owl’s Club, 847 Dovercourt Rd. Scuff up the floor to the sounds of Dolly, Willie, Loretta, and the rest of your honky-tonk favourites. You don’t need to know any two-step moves – they play all the good tunes, and only the best of the bad ones. No bro country! Colonel Tom and The American Pour will get the night started. $5 (bar is cash only).

10:30 pm How Does It Feel @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Rap, R&B, and island vibes with DJs Liz Fulton and Mark Orlic. Expect to hear all your favourites and all the new stuff: NxWorries, Drake, Thugger, Travis Scott, Quavo, Dolla Sign, Big Baby D.R.A.M., Solange, Kamaiyah, Cudi, 2 Chainz, Frank Ocean, Isaiah Rashad, Uzi, PND, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, etc., etc.

11 pm Course of Time @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A night dedicated to modern dance music. Featuring DJ Action, Kings of the North, and Squirt DJs. Graphics and visuals By Phil Armson. $10.

SATURDAY

11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage + a fun and funky mix toe-tapping ’80s and ’90s songs! Until 5 pm.

10 pm Sweetback @ Cadillac Jenkins, 930 Queen St. W. After an extended hiatus, Toronto’s smoothest rare groove music night sets up shop at the city’s hottest new lounge. Expect the same fine selections spanning rare disco, funk, acid jazz, soul, and space disco to rock your world. With your hosts, JChameleon and David James.

10 pm Motown Party: Stevie Wonder Edition @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Come shimmy, shake your tail feather, and step to the “Superstition” man himself, played by DJs Grouch, Fawn Big Canoe, and Misty. You can also expect to hear the best and brightest music from the Tamla Motown, Stax Records, and Northern Soul labels throughout the night, along with fresh remixes and hip-hop snippets. $10 in advance and at the door.

10 pm All Vinyl Everything 3 Year Anniversary @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Since 2013, DJs Mista Jiggz, Agile, and Mensa have been serving the Toronto faithful countless audible treats on wax. Joining them for this celebration is Max B. of the legendary Soundquest Crew, who brings his iron clad mixing style to the decks with a very rare all vinyl set. Free before 10:30 pm on guestlist (email info@browneyesentertainment.com).

10 pm Omni @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A journey through vintage house visions and techno dreams, with Frustra, NAHTE, and #MAVIS. Free before midnight, $5 after.

10 pm Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2017, played in chronological order). The Goin’ Steady DJs play the absolute best dance tracks from every era – unexpect the accepted except exceptional exceptions AND DANCE! $5.

10 pm Gossip Girl: A 2000s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. 2000s music and episodes of Gossip Girl all night! Everyone deserves a good scandal. $5 tickets available online and at the door.

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 All Soul’d 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 Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of rap bangers and other trill $hit with DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. $5.

10 pm Get It Together @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Kensington Market’s open format dance party welcoming all genres, all styles, and all people. Selections by Mikey McFly. $5.

10 pm It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ General Eclectic 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! $10.

10:30 pm Booyakasha @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Wine your body to island sounds! Summer soca, dutty dancehall, and rocksteady riddims with selectors Vanessa and Chayne.

10:30 pm Back In The Day @ Revival, 783 College St. A tribute to ’90s and ’00s old school with DJs Hedspin and R2. Email info@themarqueemedia.com for bottle service inquiries and guest list.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Famou$ Players play the sweatiest R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Bloordale Holiday Marquette @ Home Baking Co., 1242 Bloor St. W. Join the Bloordale BIA in the back of Home Baking Co. for a festive shopping experience! This market will showcase local artisans, crafters, independent businesses, and Etsy sellers. Until 3 pm.

10 am Gladstone Flea @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. It’s back to fall jackets and leather boots – you know what that means? It’s time to put on your favourite cardy, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and stroll down Queen West to the Gladstone Hotel for a fall/winter flea market (only the best kind). Until 4 pm.

2 pm Resort: Pop-Up Shop & Art Show @ The White House Studio Project, 277 Augusta Ave. a one-day pop-up shop and art show featuring a curated market of goods made by local artists. Until 8 pm.

3 pm Super-Flea Every Sunday Flea Market Party @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Shop rad stuff and PARTY! Over 35 vintage and one-of-a-kind vendors, yummy foods, live music and entertainment, and drinks in Lucifer’s Lounge. Until 9 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.

7 pm Théorie @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A community-driven engagement with the extremities of dance music culture. A place for Toronto local artists to challenge themselves and the dancefloor in a radically open environment. Inspired by experience of contemporary dance music, but expanded and refracted outwards to create room for experimentation.

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

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