Toronto Hit List: NXNE, Great Heart Festival, 159 Manning BBQ 2013, 90s Party: School’s Out Edition, Hot Mess & more!

June 10-16 NXNE @ various locations. 7 days, 1,000 bands, 50+ venues! Check out their website for schedules and a complete list of performers.June 13-16

June 13-16 Live In Bellwoods: Great Heart Festival @ Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W. It’s finally here. The sunshine, the greenery, the crop tops, and the cut-off denim. And with all of this glory comes the perfect soundtrack: the sweet, summery sounds of our favourite musicians playing unplugged in the middle of Trinity Bellwoods Park! Check out the Facebook page for the lineup and set times.

June 14-16 Taste Of Little Italy @ College St. between Bathurst and Shaw. Experience all things Italian! And eat lots of food.

June 14-23 Luminato @ various locations. An annual 10-day festival of creativity where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are illuminated with arts and creativity!

WEDNESDAY

8pm Seinfeld Super Terrific Happy Hour Trivia @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Do you endure the feats of strength every Festivus? Have you yada yada’d sex? Are you master of your domain? Well then, sounds like you need some Super Terrific Seinfeld Trivia! In classic pub-style trivia, Super Terrific Happy Hour trivia features intense trivia questions from the entire history of Seinfeld. No multiple choice, no questions out of canon, just straight up question and answer on the world’s favourite show about nothing, brought to you by three undefeated Seinfeld trivia nuts who clearly have too much time on their hands. Teams are up to six people, answering 50 questions over three rounds, and enjoying Seinfeld episodes in between. Win prizes!

9pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11pm.

10pm Great Heart Festival Kick Off Party @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The little big party is back and helping kick off the biggest little festival there is! Special performance by Sandman Viper Command in the back room. As always, HumbleMania provides the best all vinyl dance party the city has to offer.

10pm Sha Na Na @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Hump day dance party! DJ Brittney (one half of the Bangs & Blush duo) plays jukebox hits and makeout songs all night long.

10pm Bowie Bar Wednesdays @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. DJs Avery, Doc Benway, and guests play music by David Bowie and Bowie-esque tunes. Drink specials until midnight.

10pm 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.

THURSDAY

8:30pm Comedy in the Annex @ the Lab, 298 Brunswick Ave . Hilarious comedy show in the basement of the lab hosted by Natalie Norman and Camille Cote, with some of Toronto’s best guests from all over the country, like Jordan Cohen, Ross Dauk, Amber Harper-Young, and more. $3 beer and  $3 rail shots all night. P.W.U.W

9:30pm Soul Machine @ Czehoski, 678 Queen St W. DJ Caff (Motown Party) lays down funk and soul while you drink and dance. Drink specials all night long!

10pm Heart & Strokes @ Souz Dal, 612 College St. Indie rock socializing! Come for the Heart, stay for The Strokes.

10pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.

FRIDAY

1pm 159 Manning BBQ 2013 @ 159 Manning Ave. Tim McCready and Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. present the 159 Manning BBQ 2013! BOOK THE AFTERNOON OFF WORK. You’ll be glad you did. Featuring live performances on three stages by Tim and Ray McCready, Breeze, Lost Babies, Joseph and the Mercurials, Fill Spectre, Biblical, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Young Mother, The Most Loyal, Sacred Harp Singers, Greys, Buck 65, and a surprise guest. DJs Joel French, OMGBLOG.com and Taiza play in the backyard throughout the day. North Carolina-style pulled pork and more by Nick Chen-Yin, Paul Keodprom, and Alex Tran. Love Confession Booth with the cast of Stop Kiss. BYOB + affordable refreshments from Beau’s, with 50 percent of refreshment proceeds will be donated to Music Box Children’s Charity. Ends at 11pm sharp. Limited capacity (200) with advance tickets (includes food) available at Rotate This and Soundscapes.

8pm Second Annual Whiteout Cancer Fundraiser @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. A fundraising party for an incredible cause! Music, art, food, drink, and dancing – all you have to do is show up. $20 advance tickets available online (includes guestlist and free drink ticket) or $20 at the door (subject to availability and no drink ticket). Every penny of profit from this event will be donated directly to cancer research through the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Wear your whitest whites to show your support!

10pm ’90s Party: School’s Out Edition @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. Good Kids and Shedoesthecity are excited to bring you another 90s Party! This month, we’re excited to be done with stupid Mr. Belding and Bayside High, so we’re throwing our radical end of school Bayside Pep Rally! Let’s show those jerks from Sweet Valley High that we’re the school with the most heart! Dress in your best ’90s wear for a chance to win $200 in cash! Featuring $1 vodka jello shots, surprise slow dances, and free Bayside Tigers Shirts for the first 50 people. DJs Caff and Fawn BC play all your favourite alternative rock, pop, and hip-hop tunes from the decade. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10pm Fuck It: The Crackity-Crack Edition @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush love a good old sloppy mess, and they can’t think of a better one then Rob Ford. So be prepared to get overheated and sweat through your dress shirts at an evening full of the best (worst?) tunes from the ’90s and 2000s! Come dressed as our beloved mayor and get yourself in for FREE. $5 otherwise.

10pm (ALT)Night: Bored of Ford Release Party @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Join (ALT)Night as they celebrate the release of #entertainment’s debut dance protest song “Bored Of Rob Ford” featuring Peaches! #entertainment (DJs Dislexia and Betti Forde) on the decks all night long bringing you beats for the feets you can take to the streets! Single available on iTunes with all proceeds going to local Toronto agencies like the Hassle Free and others. Drink specials until midnight ’cause drunk feet dance better!

10pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand.

10pm Pacific High @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Colin Bergh and Scott Seewhale play dymaxion house music all night long.

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

10pm Overfunk’d @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ King Curtiss Winston (the Son of S.O.U.L.) plays funk, soul, and afrobeat.

10pm Slowed @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. Slo-mo tunes (115 BPM or less) with Torro Torro and Nadastrom + opening sets from Sundrips and Thrizzo. 4am last call! $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This and online.

10:30pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. The HIM Edition. DJs Denise Benson, Kevin Ritchie, and DKTO spin house and disco to make HIS moustache curl. $2.50 drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

SATURDAY

9am Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale @ Roncesvalles Village. The 6th annual community-wide Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale! Rain date is Sunday, June 16th. Until 4pm.

11am Roncy Rocks @ Roncesvalles Village. A one-day celebration of the great music, art, and culture of Roncesvalles Village! With music on four stages, a juried art show and sale, original films at the Revue Cinema, and more. Until 8pm.

12pm The Vinyl Local @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. A vinyl pop-up shop curated by local record stores and private collectors. Featuring listening stations and live DJs spinning all day on rotation. Until 7pm. $5.

10pm Hot Mess @ Baltic Avenue, 875 Bloor St. W. A dance party playing anything good from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. They just play what is amazing. It’s simple! $5.

10pm Trilled @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ David Lindhagen and special guest Matt Rosen play trap, rap, and bass music. This means stuff like A$AP Rocky, Drake, Flosstradamus, Girl Unit, Grimes, Iggy Izalea, Mykki Blanco, Major Lazer, Purity Ring, Ryan Hemsworth, Soulja Boy, T.I., etc. Free before 11:30pm, $5 after.

10pm moondance @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Annie Webber and Keith Hamilton bring you the best dance jams under the moon! Sweat your way to last call by dancing to their favourite music of all eras (surely, some of your favs too). $5.

10pm 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.

10pm Breakfast @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Stupa and Mac plate an eclectic mix of music, mashing hip-hop, electro/house, rock, R&B, funk, and soul. Free before 11pm, $5 after.

10pm House Of Wax @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. A night of funky breaks and funky house with DJs John E, D-Monic, and Aaron Bradley. All vinyl! $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Big Jimmy Mills and Sylvermayne play hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B, make-you-wanna-boogie dance party music.

SUNDAY

10:30am 101 Markets @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. 101 Markets is bringing their unique blend vintage and artisanal goods to the Junction! With the aim of providing an experience beyond the typical pop-up shop, these markets bring together vendors of varied backgrounds and products, including an array of vintage finds from independent and popular dealers, contemporary Canadian designers, and a selection of artisanal jewelry and goods. Until 5pm.

1pm Sky Yard Sundays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Brunch, booze, buckets of Corona, and a ton of fun in the Sun(day)! Fuel up with a late brunch or tacos then dance to the sounds of weekly live DJs from 2-6pm.

10pm Mad Men Screening @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Watch Mad Men’s 6th season on the big screen every Sunday while sipping on $10 2oz throwback cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Gin Fizz, and Bloody Mary.

10pm Uhaul: NXNE DJ Showcase @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Come see members of your favourite local bands DJ! John Caffery (Kids on TV/Mighty Real Deejays), Adam Terejko (Cell Memory/Deej AyGay), Jess Tollefsen (Rouge/DJ Pony), and Thom Gill (THOMAS/DJ Platinum Travel Rewards Program). Come early for tacos. $4.50 gin specials all night.

1 am Late Night Beach Party @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. On Vacay host this 4am last call beach party, also the unofficial after-party for the Joey Bada$$ concert. Music supplied by On Vacay, DJ Fathom, and DJ Caff. Rap, R&B, dancehall, trill wave, trap, bass, and slow jamz.

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

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