Toronto Hit List: Horse Meat Disco, Bad News, Boogie Fever, Middle School Dance & more!

September 4th-7th Artfest Toronto @ The Distillery District. Artfest Toronto is emerging as one of Toronto’s favorite summer art shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. Free!

WEDNESDAY

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.

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 Buffet @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A big serving of vinyl featuring everything from old rock ‘n’ roll and punk to ’60s garage/psych, disco, ’80s stuff, soul, and whatever else!

10:30 pm Triple Possession @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Diva hits, violent MP3s, and global club songs with DJs Prince Josh, Drew Chillson, and LA Timpa.

FRIDAY

10 pm Horse Meat Disco @ The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. Labour Day weekend disco madness with four-man DJ collective Horse Meat Disco and John Caffery! Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s heady club scene in the 70’s and 80’s, Horse Meat Disco have garnered a unique reputation for throwing amazing parties with unmatchable sets. Expect all manner of movers from classic to cosmic to deep disco, italo, punk funk, house, techno, electric bangers, and old rare oddities. $10.

10 pm Hotel Wavvy @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. This ones for the peoples! Adam Krausz goes four to the floor, David Urbonas makes his DJing debut, and Keen One spins some hip-hop bangers. Terminator and Ruff Ryder’s videos on the projector + $4 Jameson all night long.

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Funk, soul, reggae, ska, and dancehall in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Nitty Gritty @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A queer dance party! Featuring motown, soul, and rhythm and blues with DJ “Lesbian Menace” on the ones and twos.

10 pm Leant @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Big Jacks, Royale, and Bozack play that classic leant shit. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.

10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night returns for an eclectic evening of dancing! Basement soul, MJ, funk, Prince, R&B, Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and disco.

10 pm Marmalade & Buttahfingaz @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, rap, trap, south.

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.

10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Phil V and Blackcat. For guestlist, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $5.

11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! With DJs Mensa and Boy Wonder (Chicago). $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Bad News @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. End of summer BEACH party! ’60s soul + rock ‘n’ roll – all on vinyl.

10 pm Boogie Fever @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. La Casa Tropical presents: Boogie Fever. Afro, latin, carib, disco, and boogie tunes courtesy of Kirk, B2B, and Lively.Ones. $5.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJ Nico, Magnificent, and special guest Dave “Dogwalker” Barnes! ’60s mod, R&B, reggae, and soul. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.

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 Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $5.

10:30 pm Tapette: Édition Village @ Statlers, 487 Church St. Tapette heads to the village for one night only! French pop, disco, and house all night, upstairs at Statlers! Patio in full effect + french gogo hotness on some sort of elevated surface. $5.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

SUNDAY

10 am Parkdale Flea @ Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen St. W. Antiques, vintage, collectables, designer objects, local artisans, crafts, food + drink, and more. Free entry for all! Until 5 pm.

10 am Yoga in High Park @ 1873 Bloor St. W. (just to the right of the front gates on Bloor near the Chess House). Flow-active is running a FREE summer-long yoga series! The styles will vary week-to-week, but will always accommodate beginners and welcomes people of all ages. This week’s session will be led by Yoga Village. Until 11 am.

12 pm Birdbath @ Muzik Beach, 15 Saskatchewan Rd. Birdbath returns this Sundayand every Sunday after that for the rest of the summer at Muzik Beach! Featuring three newly-renovated pools, day beds and cabanas (free and first come, first serve), brunch and lunch menus by Food Dudes, and DJs. Free with RSVP before 3 pm, $20 otherwise.

4 pm Sky Yard Sundays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Brunch, booze, and a ton of fun in the Sun(day)! Fuel up with a late brunch or refreshing Coronas, and enjoy the sounds of weekly DJs from 4-8 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.

8 pm Middle School Dance: Back 2 Skool Edition @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. The one and only big-ass, bad-ass, 10-piece band willing to breathe new life into your favourite bangers from the late ’90s and early ’00s is back! Get ready to be swallowed by a tidal wave of nostalgia, to scream along to songs you thought you forgot the words to years ago, and to dance like your principal is watching, all the while knowing you’re donating to a good cause. $10, with all proceeds going to the Covenant House to help kids in need.

10 pm new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Before summer ends, it’s September 6 in The 6! Free cover all night long.

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

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