Toronto Hit List: Rebel Hop, (ALT)Night, Dundas West Sidewalk Sale, Body Interface & more!

September 13th-21st Toronto Beer Week @ various locationsToronto Beer Week is a collective series of events dedicated to the celebration and advancement of the craft beer movement. TBW showcases authentically brewed and flavourful beer, the talented brewers who create them, and the licensees who proudly support them.

September 21st-22nd Queen West Art Crawl @ Queen St. W. from Bathurst to Roncesvalles. Queen West Art Crawl began as a one-day event in 2003. Since then it has blossomed into a weekend-long festival of creativity and community. Its goal is to celebrate and cultivate the unique character, diversity and ethos of Parkdale and Queen West – a natural habitat for individual artists, arts organizations, artist run centres and businesses that promote art and culture.

WEDNESDAY

7 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Questions about nothing! Teams can have up to 6 people. Bring your own Big Salad.

9 pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11pm.

10 pm Sha Na Na @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Hump day dance party! DJ Brittney (one half of the Bangs & Blush duo) plays jukebox hits and makeout songs all night long.

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.

THURSDAY

6:30 pm Tequila Tromba Presents: The World’s Largest Tequila Tasting @ El Trombo Warehouse, 260 Geary Ave. In honour of Mexican Independence Day, Tequila Tromba and Fonda Lola will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s Largest Tequila Tasting. Ticket includes a full flight of Tequila Tromba (Blanco, Reposado, Añejo), two tacos from Fonda Lola, and your name in the history books! Cocktails and other eats from vendors Gourmet Bitches, Rock Lobster, Hot Bunzz, Playa Cabana, and Valdez will be sold for $5 at the event + cigars, mariachis, Bangs & Blush DJs, and piñatas! $39 advance tickets available online.

7 pm “Have I Told You Lately” Opening Reception @ Gladstone Hotel Second Floor Gallery, 1214 Queen St. W. Lisa Perlman’s first solo exhibition “explores the relationship between love and anxiety and the communicative barrier that exists within a family.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until October 1st.

8 pm Bickford Park Movie Night: Super Troopers @ Bickford Park, 400 Grace St. (The movie night formerly known as Dog Bowl Movie Night.) Screening of the the hilarious police-parody stoner-comedy: Super Troopers. Music videos! Syrup-chugging and moustaches!

8 pm Seinfeld Super Terrific Happy Hour Trivia @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Do you endure the feats of strength every Festivus? Have you yada yada’d sex? Are you master of your domain? Well then, sounds like you need some Super Terrific Seinfeld Trivia! In classic pub-style trivia, Super Terrific Happy Hour trivia features intense trivia questions from the entire history of Seinfeld. No multiple choice, no questions out of canon, just straight up question and answer on the world’s favourite show about nothing, brought to you by three undefeated Seinfeld trivia nuts who clearly have too much time on their hands. Teams are up to six people, answering 50 questions over three rounds, and enjoying Seinfeld episodes in between. Win prizes!

10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.

FRIDAY

6 pm “Then & Now: Paintings by Claire Desjardins” Opening Reception @ Muse Gallery, 1230 Yonge St. “Desjardins lived in the Caribbean for a number of years. As a result, the sun-drenched, vibrant colours of the tropics seem almost to burst from her canvases. Her travels have had a significant influence; her paintings are alive with an unfettered sense of exploration and bliss. Claire’s return to Montreal has added another layer of influence to her latest body of work.” Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs until October 10th.

7 pm “The Reinterpretation of Frida Kahlo’s ‘The Wounded Deer’” Opening Reception @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. “An exploration project by the Iseamonster Female Artist Collaborative. Using their wide variety of techniques, the ladies of iseamonster have been tasked to create a piece of work that reinterprets, elaborates, or sheds new light on Kahlo’s iconic self Portrait.” Until 11 pm. Exhibition runs until September 27th.

8 pm SPiN Toronto Turns Two @ SPiN Toronto, 461 King St. W. A blowout blockparty to celebrate SPiN Toronto’s two year anniversary! Featuring live painting of ping pong tables for local street artists, 11 tables up for auction, resident DJs on rotation as well as special guest DJ Brendan Canning, and a king of the court showdown match. All proceeds to benefit the Remix Project.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, Motown, and their relative disciples with DJs Linx and Double K + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm (ALT)Night @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Free glowsticks! Wear neon! Music and Performances by #Entertainment, Dislexia, and DJ Betti Forde.

10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack play vinyl because this is a thing now, apparently. Italo disco, Canadian disco, synth pop, ’80s, post-punk, new wave, and more.

10 pm Fly By Night / Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, World DMC Champion DJ Dopey and special guest DJ Serious spin the best in hip-hop, R&B, and party hits! Downstairs, DJs Julie Mango and Alia Caffeina select the traps alongside Pete Funk and Safari647; expect the trillest tracks with the illest remixes. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Fuzz Nugs @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJs Christoph Duft, Jeremiah Knight, and Evan Lewis play a collection of danceable ’60s pop junk from their record collections. Girl group, garage, psychedelica, beat, and surf!

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 Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin Cregg plays his/your favourite songs all night. ’95(ish) to ’05(ish) rap/RnB/reggae/dancehall, sexy tunes, new joints, old jams, sweat pants. $5.

10 pm Slowed @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Slo-mo tunes from special guest DJ Tommy Kruise (Mook Life, Montreal) with support from residents 3.A.M. and Thrizzo + special guests CBB and Kikileaks. For guestlist, email events@ledewit.com.

10 pm Air Horns @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. DJs Daddy Maysr, Dos Mundos, and Caff play club bangers, street hits, dance floor anthems, future classics, dancehall, rap, R&B, tropical bass, and trap. Free before 10 pm, $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Tropical Roots Session @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ A Man Called Warwick (Turning Point) digs deep into the vaults to share a unique dance floor set. Indo, Afro, Latin, and Carib sounds all night long.

10 pm The Truth @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Bangers. Leaks. Exclusives. The Truth. DJs Seven:30 and Danthrax play the records you wish DJs played. Free with guestlist (info@thetruthinc.com) before 11 pm, $10 after. $15 otherwise.

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.

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

10 am Dundas West Sidewalk Sale @ Dundas St. W. from Shaw to Lansdowne. The Dundas West BIA and Little Portugal BIA host the 2nd Annual Dundas West Sidewalk Sale. Explore the DuWest neighbourhood and get great deals on food, clothing, services, and more! Until 10 pm.

11 am The Junction Music Festival @ The Junction, Dundas St. W between Pacific & Indian Grove. The Junction neighbourhood of Toronto explodes with the sound of music from every corner, crevice, storefront, and music venue! 5 outdoor stages + 25 participating venues and businesses, all presenting the best in emerging Toronto talent, with a strong focus on Junction-area locals and other acts with their own unique connections to the neighbourhood. Check out the website for more information.

12 pm Autumn Clothing Swap Party @ Arts Market, 1114 Queen St. E. Overhaul your Fall wardrobe! Show up with $5 and the clothes you no longer want, and you’ll get a ticket for each good quality item you bring (max. 30 tickets). Each ticket can then be redeemed for a new swap find. There will also be snacks, DIY tips, and on-site alterations. All clothing, shoes, and other accessories (with the exception of socks and undies) that are clean and in good condition are welcome. All leftover clothing will be donated to charity.

10 pm Body Interface @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Bring your body! Dress like a leaf. DJs Sebastian Butt, Cameron Lee, and Laura McCoy play acid house, minimal techno, booty house, classic jungle, top 40, deep house, and foot work.

10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Family Business presents another epic hip-hop dance party! DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi play rap bangers and other trill $hit all night. Bring comfortable shoes because they’re gonna make you TWERK. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Get It Together: Back to School Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Kick the Fall season off right with an open-format dance party! All styles, all genres, all peoples. $5.

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 Goin’ Steady @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. The Goin’ Steady DJs present their grimy ’50s and ’60s RnB dance party! All your favourite choones plus unknown treasures from the uptempo doo wop, RnB, pre-soul bangers, surf, twang, country boogie, girl groups, rockabilly, primitive rock ‘n’ roll, Italo-rock, Cambodian swing, latin shakers, Joe Meek, and Bollywood genres. Email goinsteady@gmail.com to be on the $5 all-night guestlist.

10 pm Deep Endz @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A dance music night with a focus on two-step, house, UK garage, and techno. Music provided by DJs Eytan Tobin, LUM, Brendan, and Adam Silva.

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 Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Catalist and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party – this month, at a different venue! $5.

10 pm Still Fly @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs D-Wiz and Patrick the Fifth spin hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and top 40. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

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

11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie—tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. Around midnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.

SUNDAY

9 am Toronto Garlic Festival @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. 20 Ontario garlic farmers selling rare and heirloom Ontario garlic; 20 chefs selling delicious hot and cold servings of their signature garlic dish; 10 craft breweries from Ontario and Quebec; specialty Ontario-made products including homemade sodas, garlic dips, pesto and jellies, pickled scapes, and garlic honey; garlic breath contest; garlic braiding workshop, and so much more! Until 5 pm. Free shuttle bus leaving every 1 minutes from the parkette beside Broadview subway station. $5 admission includes free access to all activities and events.

4 pm E.T. for Charity @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. For your donation of $10 or more to the Variety Village, Socially Conscious Geeks will offer you a free ticket to see E.T. on the big screen Your donations will go toward paying the cost of renting the theatre. After that, 100% of the profits will go directly to Variety Village. Advance tickets available online.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Come get yourself quizzed by the quiz masters Kirk and Anthony!

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

1 Comment

  1. Lesley Georgiee
    September 18, 2013

    OMG Baked Goodness is going to be doing decorate your own cupcakes again, Jen McNeely was reallllly good at that!

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