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 $50 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.
5 pm Immortals: A Vintage Soiree @ NO Foundation, 1082 Queen St. W. Nouveau Riche and Phoenix Vintage invite you to their pop-up shops for a night of celebration! Fine vintage fashions, killer deals (20% off, one night only), and wild tunes. Until 10 pm.
8 pm Haus Musik @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir launches its 2017/18 experiential Haus Musik series with Crossing/Traversée. Featuring members of the orchestra playing selections by Parisian composers François Couperin, Marin Marais, and Jean-Philippe Rameau, layered with music from electronic artist Andrew Hicks, also known as Andycapp. $20 advance tickets available online.
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 Proto Release Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Celebrate the release of Raf Reza’s Proto! Featuring DJ sets by Raf Reza, Korea Town Acid, and Hemingway. $5.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Mic Drop @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Blvd. Celebrate the history of hip-hop as #FNLROM revives local radio shows that were pivotal in developing the hip hop community in Toronto. $17 advance tickets available online.
7 pm Long Winter: Year 6 Launch @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Long Winter is sliding back into your winter with a soft fun party to open their sixth season. Featuring music by Nyssa, Mother Tareka, Ben Stevenson, Chia Seed, Tyriqueordie, and Persons + art and more. $10 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Feast in the East @ Matt Durant Studio, 1401 Queen St. E. A monthly east-end music, food, and installation series. This edition features a free harvest stew dinner by Patricia Joong, with music provided by Off World, Egyptrixx, New Chance, and Brigitte Bardon’t. $10 advance tickets (includes a free dinner) available at Circus Books & Music, Cask Music, Rotate This, and Soundscapes. $12 at the door. All ages.
10 pm Lost World @ Oak Island, 121 Ossington Ave. A party dedicated to showcasing world music from Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean, and the South and Central Americas. Sounds by Maki Moto, Walmer Convenience, Kill Them With Colour. RSVP here (no cover).
10 pm Bad News @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Thee Blitzkrieg Slop a.k.a. garage, soul, ’60s trash, and rock ‘n’ roll. With DJs Neil and Derek.
10 pm Club Less: Sweat Gala @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. A new monthly event series created by Max Mohenu showcasing diverse line-ups of local/international club/house/techno DJs and performers. This month’s theme is Sweat Gala (think of that look that turns heads, even when you’re sweating buckets; that fabric that makes you feel sexy even when the AC is nowhere to be found). Music by Karim Olen Ash, Pøny, and OMGBLOGDOTCOM. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Good Times @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and guilty pleasures with DJ Misty. Good times for all!
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ Nest, 423 College St. Toronto’s baddest queer hip-hop/dancehall/sweat-your-face-off party is back! Dre Ngozi and Freeza Chin join the YYY crew this month. $6 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
10 pm The Big Sound @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Celebrate the glory days of classic soul, Motown, and the Motown sound with The Big Sound. As always, 30 musicians bang out the greatest soul hits of all time while DJ Wes Allen dishes up the biggest dance floor bangers. $15 online and at the door.
10 pm 80s Mix Tape Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush takes you on a trip back to the 1980s in a musical DeLorean of awesomeness to cure your November blues! $5.
10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty play the best of the Motown label and their contemporaries. $5.
10 pm Duel of the Decades: 80s vs. 90s Video Dance Party @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Good Kids present an interactive battle of the two biggest decades in pop music videos! Which decade will come out on top? YOU decide. Costumes encouraged. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
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 pm Carlton Ranks @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB, reggae – everything you need.
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 Invisible City Presents: Noise In My Head @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Invisible City welcomes Australian radio host, curator, and record enthusiast Michael Kucyk, who has been broadcasting his show Noise In My Head for over 12 years now. Support from The Love Block (Andrew Ross B2B with Linus Booth).
11 pm That Way @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Come That Way. Go That Way. Dance That Way. Be That Way. With selectors Tribe and Charlton. $10.
12 pm The Kawaii Cafe @ Narwhal Art Projects, 2104 Dundas St. W. Presented by mowgen, the Kawaii Cafe represents a group of artists who have been influenced by art, illustration, and fashion, inspired by the root word “可愛.” Enjoy sushi and baked goods, a photo booth, clothing swap area, kimono dressing workshop, and more. Until 8 pm.
9 pm Arcade by Burnt Toast @ Geary Lane, 360 Geary Ave. An interactive dance party featuring indie video games from Gloam Collective, projections, and a fun house of light and mirrors. Grooves provided by Chris Noble and Jamie Kidd. And yes, there will be Twizzlers. $10.
9 pm Shake A Tail @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto’s best kitschy dance night, blending ’60s pop, rock, and soul. Be sure to get yourself on the dance floor and rock your little tush like the name tells you so!
10 pm Evening Standard @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Int’l pro club deejays Membersonly play music made for dancing all night wrong.
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.
10 pm Dance Wax @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Mod, rhythm and blues, mid-tempo deep dancers, jazzy jumpers, beat ballads, uptempo downtown pop, and swinging soul for lovers and those who want to wiggle and sway any ole way. 45 RPM vinyl rare treats for dancing feet and lovers’ hearts.
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 It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs General Eclectic and Splattermonkey play the best music videos from the ’90s for you to dance your butts off too! The best all killer and no filler selections from 1990 to 1999, so expect to hear stuff like Wu-Tang, Pixies, Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, etc. $10.
10 pm DJ Blush @ The Anne Boleyn, 117 Peter St. DJ Blush brings you an evening of all the best from the Brits and beyond in her debut at the Anne Boleyn pub! ’60s, 70s, and 80s rock ‘n’ roll, northern soul, Britpop, and new wave.
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 Jam @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Heavy bass and high BPM to shake you to your core. With DJs Katana, Eytan Tobin, and Object A (Kaspr B2B with Thought Project).
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 Try Me @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. RnB, disco, house, hip-hop, dancehall, UK garage, soul, and grime with Macala. Free before midnight, $5 after.
10 pm DJ Shirley Tempo @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Shirley Tempo plays Motown, soul, pop, rock, retro, and party music. Cheap drinks, no cover.
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 2018, played in chronological order). $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
10:30 pm Back In The Day @ Revival, 783 College St. A tribute to ’90s old school hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae, and pop with DJ Hedspin. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for bottle service inquiries and guest list.
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.
10 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ The Great Hall (lower level), 1087 Queen St. W. Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. Featuring the best handmade, beauty, home decor, art, and vintage goods from a curated list of 50 vendors. Four-legged friends welcome! Until 6 pm.
12 pm The Super Market @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. 1 800 HELL NO has pulled together the best-of-the-best in art, vintage, and street-wear dealers that this city has to offer for this market! On the menu: handmade and vintage clothing, pins and patches, artwork, records, housewares, yummy food, drink specials, and sick tunes. Until 8 pm.
12 pm Asian Zine Fair @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Get ready for Toronto’s very first Asian Zine Fair! Check out what local Asian artists have been up to, enjoy live musical and stand-up performances, and get a tarot/astrology reading. 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.
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