Toronto Hit List: Vintage Crawl, Bey Bey All Night, Bump N’ Hustle, Survival Club & more!

WEDNESDAY

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.

10 pm Smiths Is Dead @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Only select tracks by The Smiths and Morrissey: bootlegs, b-sides, fan favourites and Cemetry Greats. No crying.

THURSDAY

5 pm Vintage Crawl Toronto @ various locations. Crawl your way across the city as you stock up on the best vintage Toronto has to offer. With 50 vendors participating, pick a route and shop your way home! Until 11 pm. Full details and a map of participating stores available online.

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.

7 pm “Ray Turner: New Work” Opening Reception @ Berenson Fine Art, 212 Avenue Rd. Opening reception for a new exhibit of works by Ray Turner, an acclaimed American painter known for his landscapes and portraits. Artist will be in attendance. Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs until November 12th.

7 pm Lost + Found @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A watercolour portrait series of rescued dogs by Jillian Collins and Nicole Brayshaw Bond. Art, tea towels, buttons, patches, and magnets for sale, with 100% of proceeds going directly to LotsaDogs Rescue Group. Until 11 pm.

8 pm A Haunted Fountain @ The Fountain, 1261 Dundas St. W. The Fountain becomes a Halloween bar/installation! Oils, magical baths, and room sprays by Nicole Madame Phoenix; astrological candles and goods by Sweet Bree Black Bird Esoterix; crystal necklaces, stud earrings, ID bracelets, and mood rings galore by Ashleigh Goldeen; tarot by duo Fox and Crow.

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

9:30 pm Tro & Co + Halfwits Pop-Up Party @ Wayward, 1096 Queen St. W. Put down the pen or sword, and come out for a night of booze, live music, and fashion. Featuring performances by Jimmy B and Clairmont the Second + a pop-up market including Halfwits and Tro & Co. Music by The Bass6. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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!

10 pm Friday Jr. @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Join DJ Kyle as he spins through his eclectic mix of vinyl. Drinks, conversation, and great tunes.

FRIDAY

7 pm Friday Night Live: Thanks Canada @ 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. This week, #FNLROM celebrates all things Canada. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Bey Bey All Night @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. PRAISE THE QUEEN! Dance the night away to Bey’s hits and all your favourite dance-floor anthems. With DJs Sasha Foster, Max Zimmerman, and Jimmy Chanthapanya. Sponsored by Victoire and Beyography. $10.

10 pm Get By Friday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables. All jams all night.

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 Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A wet and drippy, catch my eye-y, shake my body, bite my lip-y, sexy synthy 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 Digits, Little Kicks, and special guest Maylee Todd will be present to sex you up (music-wise). Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Toronto, what’s goooooood? Fuck It is good, and like a wrecking ball, they’re back this Friday! Only the worst music from the ’90s and ’00s will be played all night. $5.

10 pm Tramp @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS who love GIRLS! (And their friends.) Music by Fawn B.C. and Linguist. $4 Tropical Titty Twister shots.

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

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.

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.

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

11 am Bellwoods Flea @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring a carefully-curated, diverse mix of Toronto’s best local artisans and small businesses including art, collectibles, fashion, food, handmade, skincare, vintage, and more + classic film screenings all day, drink specials, music, retro video games, and a fun and friendly atmosphere for all! Until 6 pm.

10 pm Bump N’ Hustle Fall Launch Party @ The Rivoli (upstairs), 334 Queen St. W. Paul E Lopes and Mike Tull kicking the best in house, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, reggae, and everything else that bumps.
 Hosted by Carlos (Hot Stepper). For $5 early bird guestlist (before 11 pm), email hotstep@sympatico.ca; 
$10 otherwise.

10 pm Survival Club @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Psychedelic, house, party, techno, and fantasia with DJs Andrew Ross and Mikey Apples.

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

10 pm Git Down: The Final Chapter @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. DJs Splattermonkey and OH16 bring you the best soul and funk night in the Junction, one last time! The hits you love and plenty of rare groove as well, all on vinyl.

10:30 pm THE BRTHDY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Music provided by DJs Style of Tigers and special guest DeMiggs (Itzsoweezee). Cupcake hour provided by Baken Toronto. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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 Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Señor Vishal share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.

10 pm Waves Form @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Join Josh Chong and Joel Alexander as they partake in dancey waves, tropical and beachy, smokey and crackly.

10 pm Nitty Gritty @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A queer dance party! Featuring motown, soul, and rhythm and blues with DJs Lana Leprich and Natalie Simons on the ones and twos.

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 Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. It’s time to take your monthly trip to disco city; that inclusive, amorous space soundtracked by transcendent tunes of positivity and of matchless dance floor magnificence! Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist bring a mixed bag of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house and serve it up to a beautiful bevy in the best sounding bar in town. Opening the party is Andrew Lochhead.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’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. Aroundmidnight, 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

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

10 pm Turkey Bash @ Wayward, 1096 Queen St. W. Thanksgiving dance party hosted by ZT Events, Sam Reznick, Ollie Shanks, DJ Mcanoy, and friends. Music by DJ Scotty Scratch.

 

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