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Toronto Hit List: Magical Unicorn Fashion Show, Hold Tight, Pay Day, The Bazaar of the Bizarre & 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.

10 pm Loose Fit @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Kick-ass monthly featuring Britpop, New York noise, psychedelic, and good vibrations.

THURSDAY

5:30 pm Women & Girls Love Justice Art Show Opening @ Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell St. A pop-up feminist collective of artists from several generations. Until 8:30 pm. Exhibition runs through October 15th.

7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A trivia night with the emphasis on entertainment (movies, TV, music). This is the payoff for all the television you’ve been watching. Prizes and cheap drinks all night!

8 pm Mocktail Mixer @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. The sweetest hangover you won’t ever have to get over! Join hosts Nat Zed and Fatima Mechtab in a fun, alcohol-free night of socializing and schmoozing for the LGBTQ+ community. $8, includes complimentary appetizers, games, and prizes.

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 Black Postcards @ The Embassy Bar, 223 Augusta Ave. Rock ‘n’ roll, indie pop, post-punk, synthpop, glam, etc. with DJ Dolly Mixtures.

10 pm Big Bird Boogie @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Surf, glam, psych, and classic rock with DJ Dan! Good vibes and cheap drinks.

10 pm Italo Dreams @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend in style with world class Italo-Disco specialist Hysteric from Melbourne, Australia. PWYC.

10 pm What’s My Age Again? @ The Dance Cave, 529 Bloor St. W. A ’90s party with DJ Misty!

10 pm Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and more.

FRIDAY

4 pm Toronto Indie Horror Fest’s Haunted Market @ D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St. W. A spooky market featuring arts and crafts, collectibles, toys, DVDs, posters, and more! Until 10 pm.

7 pm Friday Night Live: Thanks Canada @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Blvd. Kick off your thanksgiving weekend at #FNLROM! Enjoy all things Canadian, including the ROM’s galleries, great entertainment, and tasty food. $17 advance tickets available online.

8 pm Magical Unicorn Fashion Show @ Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St. A night of glitter, rainbows, psychedelic drinks, and good beats. 16 artists and designers will create 16 magically-enhanced unicorns to rock the runway and dance floor! Doors at 8 pm, show starts at 10. $15.

10 pm Hold Tight: The Final Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. After two years of bringing you the best soul, funk, and rock music from the ’60s and ’70s, DJs Blush and Misty are hosting one last mega blowout – and you NEED to be there! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Svveet Beats @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Rock ‘n’ roll, psych, blues, and everything dirty with DJ Cheff. All vinyl, all night!

10 pm Toxic Shock @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. DJ Diva Cup and Widdows95 B2B at Less Bar, a new queer space.

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 Mixed Bizness @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Sugarcub and Step-Twin play disco, dance, pop, R&B, funk, soul, and hip-hop from the ’70s through to the 2000s, all on vinyl.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Shandy Kern, Jordan Kern, and Keith Hamilton bring you the smoothest sounds of the ’70s and ’80s! $5 to step aboard.

10 pm Bare @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Basement vibes. Neon lights. Big sounds. DJs SADA, SAYYZON, and Vancouver’s Hustle play rap, hip-hop, future sounds, RnB, house, and reggae. $5.

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 and Cyclist. $10.

10 pm Cut Class @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. DJ Fawn Big Canoe plays bangers, dance floor fillers, one hit wonders, and nostalgic guilty pleasures from the late ’90s and early 2000s. Nothing is off the table at Cut Class!

10:30 pm Big Primpin’: The Eyes Have It @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBT people and their guests. With DJs Craig Dominic and Tamika. For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $7.

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! $10.

SATURDAY

6:30 pm Mariposa Cruises Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise @ Pier 6, 207 Queens Quay W. Mariposa Cruises livens up the Toronto Harbour with a three-hour, German-themed Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise. Lederhosen-clad guests will enjoy a Steam Whistle beer garden and fully stocked cash bar, dance to DJs and live performances by two piece band Graham and Bowie, feast on a full Bavarian dinner buffet, and take in amazing views of the sunset and Toronto skyline lit up at night. $74.95 tickets available online.

10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Stew Innes and Big Runt play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. $5.

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

10 pm Ready, Steady, GO! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, ’60s-90s pop and rock – come shake yer pants with DJ Brother Wayne!

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 With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ’60s mod, soul, and reggae record dance party with DJs Nico and Magnificent! Sponsored by Fred Perry Toronto and Kops Records. $5-10.

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 Civil Disorder @ Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St. Immersive art. Fierce rhythms. Unique style. Featuring a genre-bending DJ lineup of Faetal, Danny Thrax, and Razaq El Toro + Faetal and Rollin Cash teaming up to build an art installation that celebrates the iconoclastic energy of the city. $10 advance tickets available online.

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 pm Yamasama @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Greg Gow and Mike Gibbs dig deep and get weird for an intimate night. $10.

SUNDAY

11 am The Bazaar of the Bizarre @ Pia Bouman Ballet School, 6 Noble St. A marketplace for all things different, interesting, macabre, and out of this world! Showcasing a wide variety of independent artists, designers, and crafters (full vendor list here). Until 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.

10 pm Love Shack @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Long weekend edition of the Love Shack! DJ DangerCat spinning all your favourite rock and roll, indie, garage, surf, and new wave hits all night.

10 pm Guilty Pleasures @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. No need to hide the embarrassment! Sneaky Dee’s is playing all those songs you love to hate but hate to love. $5 advance tickets available online.

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

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