Toronto Hit List: Rhum Punch, Shadows of Motown, Chronologic, Uma Nota Festival & more!

WEDNESDAY

6 pm The MUFF Society Presents: Ginger Snaps @ Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. This month, The MUFF Society will be screening writer Karen Walton’s Ginger Snaps, the story of two anti-establishment and death-obsessed sisters named Ginger and Brigitte, and all of the trials and tribulations that comes with being normal teenage girls… except when Ginger is attacked by a mysterious, hairy beast which has been killing all of the dogs in the town. Doors at 6 pm, screening at 7. $10 advance tickets available online.

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 Freaky Tiki Wednesdays @ Tiki Bar, 542 Queen St. W. A rooftop dance party with DJ Blush playing ’60s/’70s soul, funk, and rock all night.

THURSDAY

5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. A brand-spanking new Thursday weekly starting at 5 pm for your post-work hang time. DJ Caff on the 1s and 2s all night long, playing everything from bangers to ballads.

6 pm “Pretty & Flawed” Opening Reception @ Analogue Gallery, 673 Queen St. W. An exhibition of incredibly raw and intimate portraits by L.A .photographer, Myriam Santos that spans more than three decades of her work in music and film. Featuring images of David Bowie, Tommy Lee, George Clooney, Robert Smith, Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor, Willie Nelson, Ozzie Osbourne, Spike Jonze, and many more. Until 9 pm.

6 pm “Moving Right Along” Opening Reception @ Typology, 180 Shaw St., Suite 302. The first solo exhibition of work by Nicolas Fleming in Toronto. “Appropriating the visual language and syntax of design-build practices, Fleming’s new artworks and site-specific installation transform the exhibition space, exploiting the inherent imperfections and irregular marks characteristic of construction sites to challenge the white cube environment in which they are situated.” Until 8 pm.

8 pm Love To Love Disco @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Disco, every Thursday! Rare, groove, classic, italo, and nu. $5.

9 pm Salsa Night @ Fonda Lola, 942 Queen St. W. Every second Thursday of the month, authentic Mexican bistro Fonda Lola will host a muy caliente night of salsa celebration! From the team that brought the world’s largest tequila tasting to Toronto, Queen West’s funky little fonda (Mexican word for casual bistro) is pushing the tables to the side for a free salsa lesson with Jen Daudlin of Salsa Calor, live music by the festive Sol De Cuba band and drink specials all night. Believing that quality food and drink can transform the spiritual well-being, Fonda Lola is offering up $5 beers, $6 tequila shots and $8 cocktails for the occasion (9-1 am).

10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The society as you know it outside doesn’t exist. This is the unseen society; this is Strangelove. $3 drinks and Red Bulls before midnight. Music provided by FRSD and friends. $5.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: Dig It! @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences is back for a new season. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Rhum Punch @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Thirsty? Try this refresher! Enjoy Rhum Punch, the thirstiest quencher you’ve had for many a long day! It’s a rare blend of a lush exotic night in the tropics and the smartness of a modern sophisticate. Rhum Punch captures flavour right at its tropical best, when natural tartness and sweetness are in perfect balance. And that means better flavour.

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 Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Diego Bros are back to play the sweatiest ’90s and ’00s RnB and hip-hop jams all night long! (October babies, post your birthday requests on the Facebook page.) Free before 11 pm, $5 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 Yes Yes Y’all @ Nest, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. DJs Kristie Muller and Josh McIntyre join the YYY Crew this month. $6 before 11:30, $10 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 Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx on the decks + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins the ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB, reggae – everything you need.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush and Stones Place are throwing a brand new Friday night party! Dance all night to the best of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and pop at one of Toronto’s most legendary dance venues in the city of Toronto. Bring those dancing shoes – you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and smiling. $5.

10 pm Boogie Fever @ 76-A Geary Ave. An evening of afro disco, tropical funk, kwaito house, and zulu jive with selectors Alister Johnson, Niall Kirk, and LIvely.Ones. $10 before 1 am. Goes late.

10 pm Regretro: Fantasy Edition @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. This month’s Regretro is dedicated to all of our favourite divas, but especially Mariah. Girl anthems all night and Regretro classics. It’s DJ Wei Back’s Birthday, so give her birthday bumps when you hear “Fantasy.” Time to turn back time. As always, requests welcome.

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

SATURDAY

11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage + a fun and funky mix of ’80s and ’90s classics! Until 6 pm.

8 pm “Horror Queens” Opening Reception @ 1181 Queen St. W., Unit 4. Suspiria, Sara Deck, and Paige Reynolds paint their favourite queens from horror cinema! Over 20 pieces, including horror queens from The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula’s Daughter, Carrie, Alien, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Suspiria, and more. Featuring original works, limited edition prints, a door prize, Halloween tunes, and other tricks and treats! Show runs until October 19th (1-7 pm daily).

8:45 pm Drunk Feminist Films Presents: Twilight @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Nothing says empowerment like controlling vampire boyfriends who watch over you all day and night with their sexy never-sleeping eyes and their soothing mystical love. THEY JUST WANT TO KEEP YOU SAFE FOREVER. Play a spooky feminist drinking game to celebrate their eternal, hovering watchfulness with Drunk Feminist Films! Co-hosted by new DFF cast member Scaachi Koul. $14 advance tickets available online.

9:30 pm Uma Nota Festival: Saturday Jamboree @ Geary Lane, 360 Geary Ave. The last time Uma Nota and Dub Connection Soundsystem took over Geary Lane, it was a beautiful Winter Nite. They’ve joined forces again to bring you a night of uninhibited dancing to the best music for another amazing Saturday night at the warehouse space that’s off the beaten track (but closer than you think). The two live bands for the night represent between them music from Brazil, Haiti, west Africa, and various parts of Latin America. DJ General Eclectic and Selector K Zar will be holding down the reggae, dub, MPB, and vintage vinyl on all 15,000 watts of the mighty Dub Connection Soundsystem. $10 advance tickets available online.

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 Elegantly Wasted @ Round Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. DJs Shannon and LoriAnn spin your favourite retro ’80s and ’90s tunes. $5.

10 pm Beam Me Up’s Édition Spéciale: The World of Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Caribbean funk, afro-disco, and mediterranean chic are the order of the day, with sovetik sleaze, japanese groove, brazilian boogie, and other worldly sounds thrown in for good measure! Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist take the reins on this planet-spanning party and will be joined for an opening set by Rowan Cuddy.

10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills on two turntables spinning old school hip-hop, party jams, dancehall, reggae, and RnB. $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 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.

11 pm Palmbomen / Gingy / Andrew Ross / CL @ 225 Geary Ave. It’s Not U It’s Me and Softstroke present a performance by Palmbomen II + DJ sets by Gingy, Andrew Ross, and CL. $10 advance tickets available online.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. This month marks the final outdoor flea of the year. Until 5 pm.

3 pm Uma Nota Festival: Community Cultural Fair @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. Uma Nota’s popular Sunday afternoon-into-evening hang out and live show is back for a fifth year of music, dance, food, drink, games, and family-friendly fun. Featuring a live painting session in a first-ever collaboration between two local artists, Coco de Roda (music/dance workshop), DJ sets by Tupi Collective (Montreal) and Erick Paredes (Miami), and more. $10 advance tickets available online.

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 Seinfeld Trivia Night @ KITCH, 229 Geary Ave. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. Come for the trivia, stay for the episode and the JuJy Fruits! Maybe you’ll win a contest. Trivia at 8 pm.

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

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