Toronto Hit List: Paradise Life, Ladies & The Trap, Lay These Knight, “Stand By Me” Screening & more!

July 19th-20th Vintage & Flea Community Market @ Vintage & Flea, 1263 Dundas St. W. A community furniture and clothing market happening every weekend! Featuring a selection of vintage clothing, designer consignment, and antique furniture. Starts at noon and goes late.

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.

10 pm Cheese Salad @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Do you like pizza? Do you like dancing? Do you like calling pizza something other than pizza to make it sound like a healthier option? Then you best be getting yourself to the Ossington this Wednesday, where Dave Lock will be playing rock, rap, and R&B tunes and there will be free pizza at midnight.

THURSDAY

6 pm “View Point Geon” Opening Reception @ Narwhal Art Projects, 2104 Dundas St. W. Narwhal presents “View Point Geon,” new work by Alvaro Ilizarbe, Matthew Feyld, and Paul Wackers. Within the frameworks of contemporary painting and sculpture, each artist contributes to a visual consonance through the process of articulating environments, form, and situations. Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs until August 16th.

9:30 pm No Need to Argue: All 90s Karaoke @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Campus radio hits, CFNY radio hits, Electric Circus hits, and all the rest. No exceptions and no hard feelings.

10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and many more. $5.

10 pm Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.

10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.

FRIDAY

10 pm Paradise Life @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Disco, house, and others with jocks Nep, Todd, and Pooyan. Forever free.

10 pm Wake Up In My Makeup @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. DJ C.I.A. plays tracks from the baddest girls in rock, pop, and soul. Hole, Patti Smith, Dolly Parton, Blondie, The Supremes, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, PJ Harvey, Janis Joplin, and much more! $3 PBR until 11 pm.

10 pm Feels So Good @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, slow jams, crunk, and beyond. Shake your ass till the early morning.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Round #90 @ Revival, 783 College St. Another round of HHK, with over 700 instrumentals to choose from. No bouncing ball, just spit fire on the mic. Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric and Dalia. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.

10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. The best in current to classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall with DJ Caff (Motown Party, Y2K, Party Machine). Cheap drinks, dark space.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.

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

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.

10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Music by Kid MK and DJ Knoxx. Mickey “bottle service” available. $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

10 pm BEASTDJ / DJ Law @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, BEASTDJ plays the hottest hits from all the decades, plus jello shots! Downstairs, replicates your high school video dance party. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. Toronto’s hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam has a new home! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. DJ Sun Sun joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Your favourite psych, mod, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and present day.

10 pm Art School @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Collaborative musical, visual dance-ucation.

10:30 pm Sweat Disco Ball @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Summer + drink deals + disco + funk.

11 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. This month, DJs Taktiks and Linx of Mixtape Massacre will be holding down the turntables and playing the best in soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, and R&B for your listening pleasure. $5.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only: bringing booty back to the Underground. Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current rap and RnB. $10.

SATURDAY

7 pm Poetry Slam @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Local wordsmiths and performers provide an evening of spoken word, lyrical mastery, and friendly competition before an always packed house. $80 goes to the best performance of the night. Sign-up starts at 7:30 pm. $5.

10 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Rap trap and a twist of something heavy with DJs Julie Mango, Alia Caffeina, Pete Funk, and Safari647. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Capital Cities DJ Set @ Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W. DJ set by L.A. indie pop duo Capital Cities with special guest Johnny Hockin. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack artisinally play hand-curated selections of heritage vinyl records. Progressive new wave, dollar-bin disco, post-punk, new music, industrial, synth soundscapes.

10 pm Get Low @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. Walmer Convenience plays nothing but big tunes from the ’90s, up. Hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and guilty pleasures all night long.

10 pm SILO: Keep It Deep Edition @ 567 Queen St. W. (underground). A weekly gathering for those seeking refuge from the banality of everyday life. Dark, intimate, and underground. Taking Toronto back to the roots of dance culture. No gimmicks, cheap tickets, and a vibe that is destined to free your mind body and soul. With DJs Darth Narn, Dat Mof, Kasel, and Weska. $10 before 11:30 pm, more after. Guestlist only.

10 pm Screech Karaoke @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Come as you are and sing anything you want! $4 Screech and Cokes (liquid courage) all night. Video dance party intermissions. Hosted by Igby Lizzard.

10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of rap bangers and other trill $hit with DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Catalist and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.

10 pm Get It Together: Summer In Full Effect Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An open-format dance party specializing in cheap drinks, beautiful people, and packed dance floors! All styles, all genres, all peoples welcome. $5.

10 pm Body Interface @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Music for your body! DJs Sebastian Butt, Cameron Lee, and Luis Jacob play acid house, techno, industrial, and more.

10 pm 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. $5.

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.

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

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90′s to the ’00′s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. The Leslieville Flea features over 70 vendors selling vintage, salvage, antiques, upcycled furniture, handcrafted items, and more! Until 5 pm.

10 am Sunday Mini Mart @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Every Sunday morning to afternoon, The Drake hosts theTimberlost + friends mini market. Featuring beautiful flowers from Timberlost, with rotating wares ranging from stationary to street art.

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.

1 pm Borrel @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Traditional Dutch comfort/soul food, every Sunday afternoon. Drinks, tunes, and food you didn’t know you love. Until 6 pm. (Note: This will be the last Borrel of the summer. They’ll be back September 7.)

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

7:30 pm Christie Pits Film Festival: “Stand By Me” @ Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford St. Christie Pits Film Festival’s “Days of Summer” theme presents an evening of coming-of-age films! Come out for a screening of the 1986 classic “Stand By Me” + short films “Wapawekka” and “Silver Road”! Food service begins at 7:30 pm, screening at 9:15 pm. PWYC / BYOBlanket.

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

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