Toronto Hit List: Holiday Midnight MRKT, RUDE, ATL vs. T.O., Worst Behavior & more!

November 24th-December 4th One of a Kind Show @ Exhibition Place (Enercare Centre), 100 Princes’ Blvd. A marketplace bringing together 800 Canadian artisans and designers. Open weekdays and Saturdays from 10-9 pm; Sundays from 10-6 pm. Tickets available online and at the door.

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.

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 Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

10 pm R.E.K. Presents: Stereo Ferment @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the world by getting down with some global psychedelic funk grooves.

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: Afterglow @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Bring the #FNLROM season to a climax, and enjoy complimentary access to CHIHULY. Limited $15 tickets available at the door.

7 pm Gilmore Girls TV Trivia @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Bloor St. W. Are you Toronto’s biggest Gilmore Girls fan? Come on down and let host Kaleb Robertson test your relationships with Rory, Lorelai, Luke, Emily, Richard, and the entire Gilmore Girls crew. Come alone or bring a team of up to FOUR people and prepare to answer very important questions. Winners will be awarded prizes and prestige! Trivia starts at 8 pm sharp. Suggested $2 donation.

8 pm Holiday Midnight MRKT @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. A late-night market with local goods. As always, expect fresh and creative local retailers, food truck favourites coming inside with street food pop ups, a big ol’ bar featuring a SPIK’D MRKT PUNCH so you can drink while you shop, and of course, DJs to keep you moving all night long. Until 1 am. Bring cash for the good goods.

10 pm RUDE: First Edition Queer Dance Party & Art Showcase @ Geary Lane, 360 Geary Ave. For their first event, The RUDE Collective has some of the top female DJs in the land spinning and serving you the tunes you need. Come get some queer femme realness on the dance floor with genres like dancehall, reggae, afrobeats, soca, hip-hop, pop, synthpop, and reggaeton – they’ve got all the rudeness covered! $15 at the door, with 40% of the profits from this event will go to YMCA Sprott House, an LGBT youth shelter.

10 pm Shindig: Sister Soul Tribute & Splattermonkey’s Farewell @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Shindig bids farewell to DJ Splattermonkey, the man responsible for the party’s name and music concept. As per his request, only female artists will be played all night as a special tribute to the late Sharon Jones. $10.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims. $5.

10 pm Long Distance Runners @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. An extended set by local doyen Ali Black, a name resonant with Toronto’s underground dance scene since the 1990s. His unique and eclectic blend of musical styles transcends genres, guaranteeing to bring you a unique sonic experience.

10 pm Freaky Friday @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Get freaky with DJ Teenage Werewolf, playing rock ‘n’ roll, punk, post-punk, ’60s Motown and soul. $5 Jameson and Jager shots.

10 pm LowRise @ Eden Hall, 193 Baldwin Ave. Weird bass vibes all night. Sir Real, Barz, Fritz the Cat, Kymatica, and Kryptic on the decks.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

10 pm Jamz @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Mad ’90s hip-hop dance party with pals Slater and Ty! $10 or $5 with student ID.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

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

SATURDAY

7 pm Neon Dreams Presents: The Lost Boys @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Neon Dreams brings you their Two Coreys tribute event, beginning with a loving pre-show of prizes, drinks, and other surprises followed by a screening of The Lost Boys. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to a top-secret bonus film (also part of the Corey tribute). Doors at 7 pm, pre-show at 7:30, screening at 8. $8 advance tickets available online.

10 pm ATL vs. T.O. @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. The best artists from Atlanta – Childish Gambino, Future, Gucci Mane, Outkast, TLC, 2 Chainz, AKON, Jagged Edge, Janelle Monae, etc. – alongside Toronto’s artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Majid Jordan, and more. All played alongside tunes from today’s biggest artists with music videos on the big screen! DJ Greedo on the decks. $8 advance tickets available online.

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 Wimmin @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A heavy queer rock ‘n’ roll dance party, featuring music by only female and gender-expansive punkers and rockers. Expect tunes by bands like: Patti Smith, X-Ray Spex, PJ Harvey, ESG, Hole, Janis Joplin, Betty Davis, Slits, Bush Tetras, Thao, The Gossip, Sleater Kinney, Le Tigre, Garbage, L7, and so much more! PWYC ($5 suggested).

10 pm Luv Dancin’ @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Lazy Raymond Gillespie, Adam “Gerry” Bronstorph, and Pooyan playing the deepest disco, soul, reggae, Brazilian, afro, jazz and house cuts for your listening and dancing pleasure.

10 pm Trav Luv @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Oh Middy and Tommy Hilniga, modern DJs of the new trap, playing southern rap and worldwide turn up music, your girl’s favourite songs, and beats that make people shake their tail feather.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! $10.

10 pm @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Quebecois and Parisian ’60s mod, beat, psych, and assorted gaulish freakies from the finest french DJs Quebec has to offer, Napoléon 67 and Pat. 33-45 RPM vinyl.

10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.

10 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Do Saturday night right with a hip-hop and R&B dance party for queers! DJ Orange Pekoe playing your fav all-female jams + Drag-Queen-in-Residence Beardoncé slaying you at 12:30. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Get in touch with your party self. DJ Andrea Winkler spinning everything guaranteed to move your ass.

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea Holiday Market @ SH Armstrong Community Centre, 56 Woodfield Rd. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Free gift wrapping available in exchange for nonperishable food goods. Until 4 pm.

1 pm Deadstock Depot @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s first street-level flea market catering exclusively to both vintage and urban streetwear. They strive to curate a marketplace consisting of the best streetwear manufacturers and vendors in the industry. Until 9 pm.

3 pm Sunday Afternoon Social + Box of Kittens 9 Year Anniversary @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. This extra special Sunday Afternoon Social celebrates nine years of Box of Kittens! BOK DJs Hali, Jamie Kidd, Fabio Palermo, and Mike Gibbs perform in the south wing, while Bob Sexton, Greg Gow, Ali Black, and Pooyan hold it down in the north. $20 tickets available online.

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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