Toronto Hit List: Sing-a-long-a Grease, Synthesize Her, Juicebox, Pedestrian Sunday & more!

August 27th-31st Muttonhead Sample/Warehouse Sale @ Muttonhead, 337 Roncesvalles Ave. Muttonhead’s sample/warehouse sale is back and bigger than ever! Score deals on all AW ’15 | SS ’16 samples + final markdowns on all previous stock to make way for Autumn/Winter ’15. Open 12-7 pm on Thursday and Friday, 11-6 on Saturday, and 11-5 on Sunday.

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm Help! 50th Anniversary Screening @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. The Revue Cinema celebrates the 50th anniversary of Help! Introducing the film are Piers Hemmingsen, Fab Four fan, expert, and author of a soon-to-be published book on the Beatles in Canada, along with film and music critic Kevin Courrier, whose book on the Beatles delves into the darsker side of their music. $13 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.

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.

8 pm Warren Steele Lecture @ Andy Warhol Revisited, 77 Bloor St. W. Western University assistant professor Warren Steele presents academic mediation on the apparent (non) meaning within many of Warhol’s works. Key works from Warhol’s body of work will be discussed in detail. $22.60 advance tickets available online (includes admission to Andy Warhol exhibit).

10 pm Strangelove Society @ 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. $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!

10 pm Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

FRIDAY

6:30 pm Hawaiian Luau Dinner Cruise @ Mariposa Cruises, 207 Queen’s Quay W. Aloha! Grab your favourite Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt for this Luau inspired party on the Toronto harbour. Hula your way aboard the Northern Spirit to join Mariposa Cruises for a night of Hawaiian delicacies, a tiki bar serving up Hawaii inspired cocktails, and an interactive performance from our Hula dancers, all while sailing by Toronto’s iconic skyline. This cruise features a full Hawaiian inspired buffet, featuring classic island dishes, like pineapple chicken, and coconut rice. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., tickets available online.

7 pm Sing-a-long-a Grease @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. Rev up Greased Lightning and come get some summer lovin’ at TIFF Bell Lightbox for the brand new sing-along version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and hosted by writer/performer Shawn Hitchins. Bring your friends and your vocal chords! $22.75 for adults, $18.25 for students/seniors. Advance tickets available online.

10 pm Synthesize Her @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Allow Darnelle Shrexxter and Strancy Aunt to blow you away with the finest of synth! Italo disco, euro disco, hi NRG, and other ’80s euro discotheque hits. PWYC.

10 pm Colours @ Round Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Shades of a different colour are cast outward and inward in for all to gather and danse au Round (venue). This could be your night, THE night, as local lovers / pro club DeeJays Ebony, MembersOnly, and Lapelle decide enough is enough and it’s time to make sure that summer does not fade out in a whisper but rather thrives on with the raucous and undeniable sounds of our music made for dancing. $5.

10 pm$moove” @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Music to make you feel your best and leave the rest: disco, boogie, modern soul, jazz-funk, and more. Dance floor space available for your pleasure. Selections provided by Raf Rez and Pooyan.

10 pm Shindig Presents: Motown vs. Stax @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. It’s time once again for Shindig’s annual battle between the two greatest soul music labels of all time! Expect to hear all of your favourite Stax artists like Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Booker T & The MGs, and Rufus Thomas versus your favourite Motown artists like Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – all spun from 7” 45 RPM vinyl records by DJs Splattermonkey, General Eclectic, and Parkdale Funk! $10.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts: Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims. $5.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

10 pm F*CK Y*U D!E @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Brains4brkfst and Japain. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Michael Jackson’s Birthday Party @ Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W. Celebrate what would be the King of Pop’s 57th birthday. Music by DJs Starting from Scratch and Wristpect, with hosts Ian Andre Espinet (Amnesia | Soul Kitchen) and Dr. Baggie (Jackson Family Values). For $15 guestlist (until midnight), RSVP here.

10 pm Shuffle vs. Itzsoweezee @ Revival, 783 College St. Shuffle DJs DLux and Mensa go head to-head with Itzsoweezee’s Tom Wrecks and Soundbwoy. They’ll be playing your favourite hip-hop, trap, R&B, reggae, dance, and exclusive remixes. Email shuffleparty@gmail.com for guestlist.

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.

11 pm #Blessed @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. #Blessed T.O. is back for more of your holy faves: drinking, dancing, and debauchery. Featuring DJ Sammy Royale and a special performance by Allysin Chaynes. $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! 4 AM LAST CALL. $10.

SATURDAY

11 am Fall Into Tiger @ Tiger of Sweden, 56 Ossington Ave. Celebrate the brand new fall stock at Tiger of Sweden and shop spring/summer style at up to 70% off! DJ Mike Juneau from Record Collective will be spinning classic vinyl on the patio and Mamakas will be providing tasty treats for shoppers. Until 5 pm.

6:30 pm Summer Sizzle Dinner Cruise @ Mariposa Cruises, 207 Queen’s Quay W. Summer isn’t over just yet! Celebrate your final days of the season at the biggest beach bash of the Toronto harbour. Enjoy a playlist of summer favourites, a selection of wine, beer and cocktails from our cash bar, and a full buffet dinner, all while cruising by Toronto’s iconic skyline at sunset. With a delicious summer-fresh menu, and gorgeous views, this picturesque cruise is the ideal way to conclude another summer in the city. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., tickets available online.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and What’s Her Problem. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Tommy Youngsteen Celebrates Born to Run @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. Help Tommy Youngsteen celebrate the 40th anniversary of Born to Run! With a front to back rendition of the iconic album featuring members and alumni of The Sam Roberts Band, The Trews, Great Lake Swimmers, Sam Cash, Stars, and The Grapes of Wrath. Followed by a Tommy Youngsteen set and some very special guests! $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s spotlight is Duran Duran. $10.

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 Whatever You Like Feat. Sgt Garbage @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All hits, all night with spicy DJs that’ll really get you moving and shaking. It’s the good stuff – the prom that never was!

10 pm Panic @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night featuring a variety of music that will be delightful to people of all demographics. Special guest appearance by the Pixperience Photo Booth. Visuals potentially provided by Zhangbang Electronics. $5.

10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap bangers all night with DJs Patrick McGuire and Adam Jackson. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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

SUNDAY

10 am Yoga in High Park @ 1873 Bloor St. W. (just to the right of the front gates on Bloor near the Chess House). Flow-active is running a FREE summer-long yoga series! The styles will vary week-to-week, but will always accommodate beginners and welcomes people of all ages. This week’s session will be led by Power Yoga. Until 11 am.

12 pm Pedestrian Sunday @ Kensington Market. The streets are yours from noon to 7 pm!

12 pm Birdbath @ Muzik Beach, 15 Saskatchewan Rd. Birdbath returns this Sundayand every Sunday after that for the rest of the summer at Muzik Beach! Featuring three newly-renovated pools, day beds and cabanas (free and first come, first serve), brunch and lunch menus by Food Dudes, and DJs. Free with RSVP before 3 pm, $20 otherwise.

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.

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

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  1. TigerOfSwedenTO
    August 28, 2015

    rockitpromo shedoesthecity Thank you guys! hope to see you all tomorrow!

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