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Toronto Hit List: Greasy Fruit, Gin & Phonic, FutureProof Warehouse After-Party, Jungle Jive & 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 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

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 Club House @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. House, club, RnB, and footwork with DJ Vaughan. Hosted by CRAZYGiRL and J. Lai.

10 pm Drake & RiRi All Night Long @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Drake and Rihanna songs all night, ONLY. Music by Jules Bangsworth.

FRIDAY

6 pm Toronto Art Crawl’s Night Market & Live Auction @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Peruse the work of 60 super talented local artists and designers and participate in a live auction of one-of-a-kind products! Live music, a cash bar, and food vendors make this the ultimate TGIF destination. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

7 pm Friday Night Live: Rock On @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Blvd. Dive into the world of the superstitious and celebrate Earth Science Week at #FNLROM! $17 advance tickets available online.

7 pm Vegan Oktoberfest @ Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor St. W. Dust off your favourite lederhosen and get ready to polka your butt off at Vegan Oktoberfest 2017! After a sold-out event last year, Veg Heads and Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank are partnering with some of their favourite vegan foodies to bring you another one-of-a-kind Vegan Oktoberfest experience in support of TVFB and feeding people in need. $20 advance tickets available online.

8 pm Las Minas Puerto Flamenco @ Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. Las Minas Puerto Flamenco brings its breathtaking show to Toronto for its only Canadian stop on a seven-city world tour. Featuring 11 award-winning artists (dancers, guitarists, singers, percussionists as well as a flamenco flute and saxophone), each trained in a unique aspect of traditional Flamenco. $19-72 tickets available online.

8 pm Skull & Bones Art Show Opening Reception @ Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St. Artwork inspired by skeletons, skulls, and bones from over 60 contributing artists. $8 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Greasy Fruit: Anything Goes @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Monthly west end queer AF sweaty, sweaty dance party! This month, DJs Fawn BC and Shane McKinnon will spin whatever they want and whatever keeps the dance floor moving all night long. $5 before 10:30 pm, $10 after.

10 pm House Party @ The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Ave. Classic throwbacks to present day sleepers with DJs Rufio and Cartel. Hip-hop, dancehall, house, RnB, trap, and reggae. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

10 pm Hot Cakes @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Get down with your bad self to this classic soul, R&B, and funk night! DJ Markoshi plays feel-good music to make you shake, rattle, and roll all night long.

10 pm Rave to the Grave: Queer Goth Dance Party @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Summon your devils and howl at the moon, all the queer goths will be at The Steady soon. Music by Cjris Pyss and Erin Neilly.

10 pm Body Heat @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Jamieson and guests stir up a hot mess on the dance floor! Full of surprises, void of cover.

10 pm Gold Chain @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Aoki and Snack will have you dancing all night long to the best hip-hop of today and yesterday. You don’t wanna miss this display of supreme DJing – it’s the gold standard.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Guilty pleasures dance party with Bangs & Blush! Drake, Hanson, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, Venga Boys, Bieber, Will Smith, Spice Girls, Eminem, Jay-Z, Disney music, and more. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

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

10 pm Parallel Minds Showcase @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. A collection of like-minded Toronto individuals looking to unify the diverse musical scope of our city. Music by Ciel, Raf Reza, Yohei Saka, and Daniel.

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 (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) and Cyclist. $10.

10:30 pm Monster’s Ball: A Gaga Tribute @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. A celebration of Lady Gaga! DJs Aeryn Pfaff and Maggy playing music from her new album Joanne along with her previous hits + a mix of pop and R&B. There will also be performances by drag queens Baby Bel Bel and Priyanka, and surprises throughout the night. $7 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

11 pm Sucio @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJ Grump brings a new party to the Underground, featuring a healthy dose of latin bass, dancehall, and trap. $10.

SATURDAY

8 pm FutureProof Warehouse After-Party @ 1 Yonge St. Enter the world of the former Toronto Star newspaper factory, a 35,000-square foot production floor transformed into an all-night after-party for the FutureProof Public Space Symposium. Featuring artist installations, snacks from Gushi and La Carnita, complimentary bar, arcade games, and a headline DJ set by Toronto’s own rising star Bambii. $40 advance tickets available online (includes complimentary bar, snacks, and all-night access). All funds raised go to support NXT City.

8 pm Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. Underground art show featuring 80+ artists, audio and visual performances, live body painting, FREE pancakes, and more! $13 line jumper tickets available online, $10 at the door.

10 pm Gin & Phonic @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Rhythmic fusion from across the globe and through the ages with DJs Mogpaws and Diabloavacado. Afrobeat, Cumbia, hip-hop, global funk, reggae, ska, dancehall, house, salsa, Biguine, and more! All proceeds will be donated to Puerto Rico hurricane relief.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party with DJs Little Kicks, ARP 2600, and Digits! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. $10.

10 pm Goosebumps ’90s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Dancer beware, you’re in for a scare! Break out those ’90s costumes and moves, because Sneaky Dee’s is throwing it back to those prime childhood scares. $5 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Reggae In Your Jeggae @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. A musical expedition and kinetic expression session! Reggae, ska, bluebeat, and rocksteady for movers and groovers, dancers and freakers, and lordly leapers and ladies alike. DJs Gav, James, and special guest selector Jim Bravo playing their favourite ’60s and early ’70s selections on vinyl.

10 pm Verses @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. Club, R&B, dancehall, and house with Vaughan and Ace Dillinger. $5/PWYC.

10 pm Mythologies I @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Enter your local grotto for a night of celestial tunes ranging from the gritty to the fast. Come prepared to dance, this will be a sweaty one! With DJs Ébony, He Valencia, and Efemmera. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Best Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Dance party with DJs (and friends) Brains4Brkfst and Death Cohen. $5.

10 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Meet DJ Blush at Stones Place for the most fun/positive/energetic dance party on the West side of the 6! She plays the best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Motown, Stax, classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and disco.

10 pm Whatever You Like Feat. Sgt Garbage @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All hits, all night with spicy DJs that’ll really get you moving and shaking. It’s the good stuff – the prom that never was!

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 Business Woman’s Special: Scary Movie Edition @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. BWS is back for all your pre-Halloween chills and thrills. This month, they celebrate all the best scary movies! DJs Nino Brown and John Caffery on the decks + a special performance by Devine Darlin. $7.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. An all vinyl dance party featuring all hit songs from any genre and decade! Curated by DJ Precious Brett, you can expect all the damn best get silly, get down dance party music all night long.

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 Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A special evening dedicated to the many tropical rhythms and sounds of the past for the dance floor, LOUD! Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Senor Vishal shares a top-notch selection of Indo, Afro, Latin, Arabic, Asian, Brazilian, Balkan, and Caribbean. $10.

10 pm DJ Dolly Mixtures @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Power pop, pub rock, psych, garage, punk, new wave, post-punk, Motown, disco… it’s a dance party with DJ Dolly Mixtures!

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm Bangers & Mash @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. An open format dance party with no limits and no boundaries. Diggy the DJ spins party anthems old and new.

11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. A curated market selling the very best of vintage, salvaged, upcycled, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and handcrafted goods. Until 5 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.

10 pm Jungle Jive @ Sweaty Betty’s, 13 Ossington Ave. Zé Pequeno and Kevin Ulrich throw down killer tunes, grooves from unexpected countries, garage, surf, and some boogaloo. All vinyl.

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

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