Toronto Hit List: Synthesexer 3rd Anniversary Party, Dirty Talk, Reggae In Your Jeggae, Gladstone Flea & more!

September 8th-11th The Sandwich Show @ The White House Studio Project, 277.5 Augusta Ave. Artist Stephanie Avery and anthropology scholar Trevor Dunseith host a sandwich-inspired art show and symposium! Opening reception runs Thursday from 7-11 pm, followed by a sandwich symposium on Saturday from 2-4 pm and a sandwich-making competition on Sunday from 2-4 pm.

September 9th-11th Veg Food Fest @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. Enjoy tasty dishes, presentations, live music, cooking demonstrations, plenty of veg-friendly products, and a weekend-long celebration of the best the veg world has to offer! Admission is free.

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm Harvest Wednesdays @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Harvest Wednesdays seeks to connect urbanites with rural producers and spark conversation about Community Shared Agriculture, eating locally for global change and of course, enjoying seasonal Ontario produce, harvested just the day before. Each event features notable guest chefs, inspiring community speakers, produce from Chick-a-biddy farms, local wine partners, and more! This week’s guest chef is Suzanne Barr from Saturday Dinette. $60 tickets available online.

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! Singing along encouraged.

THURSDAY

5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred, 304 Richmond St. W. DJ Caff on the 1s and 2s all night long, playing everything from bangers to ballads. Hip-hop, R&B, reggae, new jack swing, and more + $5 food and drink special menu in full effect. Take it all in on the patio or inside, your choice.

10 pm Truth Or Dare: A Madonna Dance Party @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJs VapeDad and Kay Kay bring you all the Madonna your rebel heart can handle. Express yourself, don’t repress yourself.

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

10 pm Synthesexer 3rd Anniversary Party @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party turns three! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. $5 early, $10 later.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Diana and Pammm play Italo, cosmic disco, ’80s euro synthpop, Montreal sound, and weird dad jams. Adults only.

10 pm Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Queer + sex positive dance party with DJ Max Mohenu on the decks, spinning a mix of house and pop classics, with a few surprises along the way. $5.

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, psychedelia, beat, and surf!

10 pm Daleks Deluxe @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Expect a mind-numbing panopoly of sickening sike sounds selected by top time lords. Beat psych, progressive pop, regressive poop, electric sounds, electronics, exciting sounds, science friction, rhythm und blües, proto atavistic mythological mumbo jumbo jazz, kosmonautical rock and psyched-electronics, galifreyan freak outs, freak sounds from the four far flung corners of the quilted cosmos, and transcendental music for the mind, bottom and feet.

10 pm Soft Stroke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Soft Stroke returns with a new lineup of special guests, featuring Toronto experimental sound artist E-Saggila, Berlin’s Deadlift, and CL. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5.

10 pm Icy Spicy @ Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. DJ Caff on the wheels all night long mixing the best in rap, R&B, dancehall, and more. Dim sum available. Patio outside, dancing inside.

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 Skank Top @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Get down with the finest boys west of Yonge at a gun show you won’t need a license for. Synthpop dance tunes by Michael K and Evan Bergstra. No cover. No attitude. No sleeves.

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

10 pm Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Hoiking, Sims, and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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 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.

10:30 pm Cuffin’ @ Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St. W. All thangs R&B. Soundtrack by Royale. Ladies $5 before midnight.

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

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: Hello Dolly Edition @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Dolly Parton is travelin’ thru Toronto and BWS wants to celebrate everyone’s favorite Backwoods Barbie! Blonde bouffant wigs are encouraged. Nino Brown and Diego Armand on the decks + special performance by Fay Slift. $7.

10 pm Pay Day 6 Year Anniversary @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Pay Day turns six! DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. $5.

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 Renaissance: All ’90s @ The Parkdale Drink, 1292 Queen St. W. ALL nineties. ALL night. Featuring Renaissance resident Mista Jiggz and special guest Mel Boogie. Free before 10:30 pm on guestlist (email info@browneyesentertainment.com).

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 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm John Acquaviva @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Wanting for a long time to throw down in Toronto at an intimate space, Acquaviva will bend your minds with decades’ deep experience, impeccable taste, and show you music from the future. Support from Ali Black, LeeLee Mishi, and Jonathan Coe. 4 AM LAST CALL. $20 before midnight, more after.

10 pm Beam Me Up: 4 Years of Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Beam Me Up turns four! As usual, Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist will serve up a mix 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. They’ll be joined by Tommy D and Doc Dynamite for an opening vinyl set and all-night visuals, respectively. $10.

10 pm Hey QT Queer Dance Party @ Bar 499, 499 Church St. A rager waiting to happen! DJs Joe Blow and Kaleb Robertson play hip-hop, electro, pop, dancehall, indie, and remixes.

10 pm DJ Caff @ SPiN, 461 King St. W. Saturday night special at the King Street ping-pong social club, where DJ Caff mixes and blends your victory dance soundtrack. Pay to play.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Famous Players sweaty R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites. $10.

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 System Fitness. BYO: yoga mat, sunscreen, and friends.

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.

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.

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

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