Toronto Hit List: Popsolitation, Otherland, Pay Day, Motown Party 6 Year Anniversary & more!

August 2nd-3rd 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 Where the Vile Things Are @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Mind-bending musical excursions and educations throughout the evening with DJ Doubleyou.

10 pm Thirst Behavior @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. An OVO pre-game party presented by Can’t Slow Down. Champagne pop-punk covers by Junior Battles + DJ D-Force.

THURSDAY

7:30 pm Open Roof Festival: “20 Feet From Stardom” @ 99 Sudbury St. Performance by singer-songwriter Jill Godin followed by a screening of the Oscar-winning 2013 American documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom.” $15 advance tickets available online.

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.

10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. DJs Pammm and Josh Korody play indie rock, zine jangle anthems, and campus radio jams.

11 pm Popsolitation @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A night celebrating dirty, dirty pop in its many incarnations, from the ley lines connecting Madonna, Britney, and Xtina to one Backstreet Boy’s move to bringing SexyBack to the eventual world conquering ATL sound to the chaos magic of Lady Gaga. Original mash-ups, new stuff, rare stuff, old stuff, and that Icona Pop song all merge together for a night of entirely unique DJ and live viz performances by Palm Freetz, the Brooklyn-based art+music+event duo of Russ Marshalek (a.k.a. a place both wonderful and strange) and Deanna Paquette (a.k.a. hugs4drake). $5.

FRIDAY

10 pm Otherland: Simian Mobile Disco, Iron Galaxy B2B Nautiluss, Bwana @ Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W. A new series of nights dedicated to the DJs, producers, and live performers who share our love for something different. Room 1: Simian Mobile Disco, Iron Galaxy B2B Nautiluss, Bwana. Room 2: Alister Johnson, Andy Capp (Bang The Party), Pooyan. $20 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online.

10 pm Rush Hour 2 @ Churchill, 1212 Dundas St. W. The second installment of Rush Hour featuring a couple of attractive and supremely talented DJs (Shanly and Grayson Margiela), who will be serving up some seriously trill rap tracks with plenty of baby-making R&B music. As worshipers in the holy house of DJ Mustard, expect plenty of that along with east coast boom bap, Southern hip hop, and lots of Dipset.

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 Loving In The Name Of Presents: Oldies 990 @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A new event that celebrates ’50s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll from the folks behind Loving In The Name Of and The Big Sound. Join Oldies 990 and special guests as they play three full sets of over 50 tunes, drawing from the music of Chubby Checker, Little Richard, Del Shannon, The Champs, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, The New Beats, Sam Cooke, and many more. Nothing but the hits in between the sets so you can dance all night long! $10.

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

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Kick off the long weekend with SoulSkank’s brand of deep funk, hot buttered soul and vintage reggae, and ska. Strictly vinyl. DJs Gramera and Double K on the decks. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Snakedriver @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. DJs Peter Merriman and John Semley play rock ‘n’ roll in the front room. Expect to hear rock, rock and roll, garage rock, garage roll, hard rock, heavy rock, shoegaze, noise rock, punk rock, proto- and post- punk rock, Morrissey, ministry, “Get Lucky.”

10 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Rap trap and a twist of something heavy with DJs Julie Mango, Pete Funk, and Safari647. Brooklyn’s own Andrea K. Castillo hosts. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Bad News @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. ’60s soul and rock ‘n’ roll. All vinyl. With your hosts, DJs Neil and Derek. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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

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

10 pm Building Blocks @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ General Eclectic and friends take you from A to Z of good dance floor music! Funk, soul, reggae, dancehall, disco, hip-hop, Brazilian, Latin, and rock. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Those Elite Guilty Pleasures @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. DJ WhatsHerProblem?! dropping vinyls and heating up the dance floor. Come out and dive into some of your own guilty pleasures.

11 pm Last Betula @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs David Patterson and Aleem Jamal-Kabani play house and techno all night long, one last time.

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 DJ Caff. $7 advance tickets available online, $10 at the door.

SATURDAY

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 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Motown Party 6 Year Anniversary @ 751 Queen St. W. Motown Party celebrates six years! Motown, northern soul, and remixes with Pooyan, Andy Capp, and Sean Caff upstairs + an all-vinyl set with Laura Desire, Brett Millius, and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. Video and prizes from Eyesore Cinema. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. $7 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.

10 pm LZRQST #3 @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. BWV returns to Sex Laser for their third event, playing everything from ’90s house to the darkest techno (and even some old trance standards if they get too excited). Come early for $3 drinks. Stay late for the party in your pants and the Club Mate.

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 2015, played in chronological order). $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.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Nico and Magnificent pay tribute to mod culture of the 1960s with a night of mod, soul, ska, R&B, and more. Featuring ’60s go-go dancer Mel Appeal. $5.

10 pm Secret Models @ Northwood, 815 Bloor St. W. Hot and sweaty and sauced up dance party featuring the best tunes of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and nowsies.

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two ice stallions serve it up hot with a glamour-positive party for anyone who knows what it’s like to be a lucky bitch. The guiltiest of pleasures all night: hitz that span the ages, ’90s hip-hop, contemporary hitz, ’80s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.

10:30 pm Tapette: Èdition MLT-NON @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Coinciding with Fierté in Montreal, this month’s edition of Tapette is for those staying in the city for the long weekend. DJ Phil V on the decks playing French house ‘n’ hits. $5.

10:30 pm Booyakasha @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Dancehall, reggae, soca, b-more, neo-RnB, and dance with DJs Miss Jamaica and Bambii.

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

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party paying tribute to the golden age of hip-hop! DJs Numeric and Dalia spin classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. $10. For guestlist, email neverforgiveaction@gmail.com.

SUNDAY

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.

10 am Leslieville Flea @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay E. (North Exhibition Common). A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Until 5 pm.

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.

7:30 pm Christie Pits Film Festival: “Twister” @ Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford St. There’s nothing like a great summer blockbuster to help complete a summer-themed programme! Come out for “Twister” + summer shorts “Blackout” and “July’s Wet Dreams.” Food service from Caplansky’s and Wild Child’s Kitchen begins at 7:30 pm, screening at 9:15 pm. PWYC / BYOBlanket.

10:30 pm F-Camp @ F-Stop, 420-A Wellington St. A retro-themed summer camp party for adults! Get in touch with nature, eat some s’mores, roast some wieners by the fire, and maybe even meet your summer fling.

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

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