Toronto Hit List: Soul Step, School Daze, No No Pony, Fancy Molasses & more!

WEDNESDAY

7 pm Music Bingo @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A FREE weekly event combining the love of music with the traditional bingo format. Each player receives a Music Bingo card which consists of an assortment of songs. Instead of calling out numbers, they play the music! Singirng along encouraged.

8 pm Meow Meow: A Queer Social @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. This isn’t a loud dance party. It’s a change of pace, and a chance to converse. Meant for queers to meet, hang, and conspire with other queers (awesome allies are welcome too)!

10 pm My Freakin’ Ears ’90s Dance Party @ Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n’ Rolla Cabaret & Lounge, 200 Bathurst St. DJ Matt Groopie with special guest DJ Bryan Fontez of Last Bullet play ’90s bangers all night.

THURSDAY

10 am “Marco Sassone: His Boots and Other Works” Opening @ Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W. 73-year-old knighted Italian painter Marco Sassone counts Sophia Loren, Ella Fitzgerald, Tina Turner, and Luciano Pavarotti as his fans and collectors, though as a budding artist he sold his paintings on scrap pieces of plywood to tourists in Florence. His latest body of work is a selection of 10 oil paintings – nine new and one from the 1990s – that brings to life his love of fashion and footwear in many forms: through an old, worn-out pair of the artist’s own boots, through a pair of shoes worn by a homeless man, and through those worn by a well-heeled woman at a party. Runs until September 5.

8 pm Spelling Bae @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The ultimate spelling competition. Official Canadian spelling bee rules observed. Spell words, drink beer, compete for glory. Sign-up at 8 pm, Spelling Bae at 8:30.

10 pm Soul Step @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. A new monthly party for modern soul and rare groove, hosted by Cam Hildebrandt. Music to make you step.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE ’90s til now dance party, GET LO! They’ll be playing all the shit you wanna hear from the ’90s to today.

FRIDAY

5 pm Adult Colouring Workshop @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Let your inner child out and kick it old school with the Gladstone’s adult colouring-in every Friday from 5 pm to close! Grab a beer and groove to some tunes while trying to stay in the lines. All supplies included.

7 pm #FNLROM: Beatz @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences! $15 tickets available online and at the door.

10 pm School Daze @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. You don’t need a school gym and disapproving teachers to get down on the dance floor! Revisit the days where the hottest tunes were burnt onto CDs, Spin the Bottle was on the schedule, and the best part of school was the final bell. DJ Greedo will be dropping the best hits from ‘97-09 along with special guests. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Old rap and R&B faves + new bangers, with Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Amy Wood and Orange Pekoe in the saddle. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Queer Slowdance @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. With a lending library of designated dancers for all the wallflowers, and a dance card-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when they play the fastest songs they can find.) It’s high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic. $10.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Go and brush your shoulders off because on Fuck It is back! Jay-Z, Drake, Hanson, Britney Spears, Venga Boys, Will Smith, Spice Girls, Miley Cyrus, Disney music, Beyonce, Nelly, and more. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Friday night party with DJ Blush! 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 Bubblegoose @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Studio Bar’s very own ’90s/00s-era hip-hop and RnB dance party! Each month, one of Toronto’s top tier DJs will be holding down this jam from beginning ’til end. This month, Tom Wrecks, ET, and Camm Hunter will be selecting the tunes. $10.

10 pm Gold Chain @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Aoki and Snack will have you dancing all night long to the best hip-hop of today and yesterday. You don’t wanna miss this display of supreme DJing – it’s the gold standard.

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

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s only sexy synthy alternative electro dance party! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs ARP 2600, Digits, and Little Kicks will be present to sex you up (music-wise). $5 early, $10 later.

10:30 pm OJPB @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Join OJPB (a.k.a. Bowly) and Prison Garde for a night of records and high quality waveforms, rocking the best kinds of hypnotic soul music made on machines.

SATURDAY

10 am Toronto Flower Market @ CAMH, 1001 Queen St. W. A market that celebrates locally grown flowers, the growers that cultivate them, and the florists that style them. Flowers in season: begonia, sweet pea, peony, lisianthus, allium, hanging baskets, and more. Until 3 pm.

11 am Dundas West Fest @ Dundas St. W. from Ossington to Lansdowne. A celebration of arts, community, and everything local. Until 10 pm.

11 am Bellwoods Flea @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Bellwoods Flea is back with an afternoon of classic film screenings, drinks, food, music, retro video games, and of course, Toronto’s best in local art, fashion, handmade, stationary, vintage, and more. Until 6 pm.

9:30 pm Bollywood Classic Series: Pakeezah @ Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. This series presents films that influenced the genre as it developed from the 1960s to the present day and showcases the arts and histories of Muslim civilizations. Pakeezah took over 14 years to complete and marks the final performance of celebrated actress Meena Kumari, who died shortly after the filming ended. Free!

10 pm Fancy Molasses @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Embassy’s slinkiest dance party, dripping in disco, boogie, and house toute la nuit. DJs Shï Shï Lavoie and an array of beautiful guest selectors.

10 pm BEYness Woman’s Special @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Beyoncé. YONCÉ. Queen Bey. Bey. Oh Beybey. Mrs. Carter. Poor Michelle. It’s BWS’s 3rd annual Beyoncé smackdown dance party! Featuring a special performance by the one and only Devine Darlin + DJs Sammy Royale, Nino Brown, and Diego Armand spinning your fave Beyoncé and summer jams all night long. $6.

10 pm A Sneaky Dee’s Motown Night @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Dust off your dance shoes and come twist and shout with Sneaky Dee’s! Featuring all the jams from The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, and more. $3.50 drinks before midnight. $5 online and at the door.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm Reggae In Your Jeggae @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. A musical expedition and kinetic expression session! Reggae, ska, bluebeat, and rocksteady for movers and groovers, dancers and freakers, and lordly leapers and ladies alike. DJs Gav, Kev, and James playing their favourite ’60s and early ’70s selections on vinyl.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies roll out all the hip shakers and baby makers from the ’50s and ’60s for you to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Beam Me Up: Love Disco Style @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A monthly jam of eclectic, inclusive funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel and proto-house; all those transcendent tunes that fall under the disco umbrella! Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist serve it up, back to back.

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 Stones Place Saturday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Saturday night party with DJ Blush! 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 Blue Hawaii, Project Pablo & Arbutus @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. An evening of DJ sets by Blue Hawaii, Project Pablo, and Arbutus Records. $5.

10 pm Glitter Box @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Get out of your boring box and come to the GLITTER BOX! It’s gonna be a puuuuuurfect night with DJ Kitty playing all your favourite guilty pleasures from the ’80s, ’90, and ’00s.

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 Gladstone Flea @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Peruse the Gladstone Flea’s free local marketplace full of summer goodies that are sure to add some extra sunshine to your life. If you’re on the hunt for unique gems, fashion finds, vintage scores, and other market must-haves, but hate the idea of spending the weekend knee-deep in thrift store piles, this is the flea for you. Until 4 pm.

10 am Parkdale Flea @ 1266 Queen St. W. Parkdale Flea is back with over 30 incredible local vendors both inside and outside. Antique, vintage, collectables, handmade, jewellery, local artisans, crafts, food and drink, good vibes, and more! Free entry and dog friendly. Until 5 pm.

10 am & 12 pm Drake Yoga T.O. @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. An all-levels yoga class, set to the sweet beats of our very own home-grown hero, Drake! Led by the dynamic Pop Up Asana T.O., listen to Views from the 6 and channel your inner yogi from 10 am ’til brunch. $10, with proceeds supporting The Raptors Kids Foundation.

3 pm Super-Flea Every Sunday Flea Market Party @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Shop rad stuff and PARTY! Over 35 vintage and one-of-a-kind vendors, yummy foods, live music and entertainment, and drinks in Lucifer’s Lounge. Until 9 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.

9 pm Tickle Me Elmo: A Sad Party @ Studio Bar, Dundas St. W. Tickle Me Elmo takes you back to a better time; a time when you were miserable, kicking dirt to the sounds of My Chemical Romance, Jawbreaker, Brand New, and Taking Back Sunday. PC4PC will be playing all your favourite sad tunes and there will be a $5 food menu all night, so come hungry!

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

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