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Toronto Hit List: What’s My Age Again?, Summer BBQ Fantasy, Luv Dancin’, The Leslieville Flea & more!

September 6th-10th The Bill Murray Day Fan Art Show @ #Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas St. W. In 2014, to promote the world premiere of his film St. Vincent, TIFF declared September 5th Bill Murray Day in Toronto. Little did they know, this event would inspire a Fan Art Show several years later. Open 4-10 pm Wednesday through Friday and 2-8 pm Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds to F.U.MS., a organization that raises money and awareness for youth affected by MS.

September 6th-10th Muttonhead Sample & Warehouse Sale @ Muttonhead, 337 Roncesvalles Ave. Shop Muttonhead’s largest selection of Fall ’17 and Spring ’18 samples as well as previous season styles all at final markdowns, up to 75% off. Open 10-7 pm Wednesday, 11-7 pm Thursday and Friday, and 11-6 pm Saturday and Sunday.

September 8th-10th Veg Food Fest @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. North America’s largest celebration of all things veg, inspiring people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating.

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! Singing along encouraged.

8 pm Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.

THURSDAY

6 pm Pizza in the Park @ Christie Pits, 750 Bloor St. W. Enjoy fresh Neapolitan pizza from the fine folks at Pizzeria Libretto, organic craft beer from Beau’s, and delicious Indian veggies and rice from Banjara Indian Cuisine from 6-8 pm. This month, Angie’s Juicery will joining the fun and Brass Slam will be playing live music. All proceeds support local greening projects through David Suzuki Foundation’s The Butterflyway Project.

7 pm “Hard Twist: Yarn” Opening Reception @ The Gladstone Hotel (3rd & 4th floor), 1214 Queen St. W. The opening reception for “Hard Twist: Yarn,” the 12th annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art. This year’s show challenges artists to spin a tale with thread, but without words. Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs through January 7th.

10 pm What’s My Age Again? @ The Dance Cave, 529 Bloor St. W. A ’90s party with DJ Misty!

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.

10 pm Big Bird Boogie @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Surf, glam, psych, and classic rock with DJ Dan! Good vibes and cheap drinks.

10 pm The Drake x Corona Sunsets Present: Endless Summer @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. A house party celebrating music, art, and film. Featuring sounds from SWTO, Harrison, and more, as well as the screening of Ways To Water, a dramatic short film that explores the metaphysics of water and human relationships. $10.

10 pm Bjork, Robyn & Friends: Electro Dance Party @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A night of banging tunes from all-female artists from Scandinavia, with other global friends mixed in!

FRIDAY

7 pm “Hard to Kill” Opening Reception @ Unlovable Gallery, 1415-B Dundas St. W. An interactive art exhibition about emotional resilience. Curated by Jessica D’Angelo and Sarah Brown, the opening night will be brought to life with drinks, music and interactive experiences involving sound, photography, textiles, and visual art. After party at Unlovable from 10 pm-late.

8 pm Feels Issue 03: Body Love Launch Party @ Belljar Cafe & Bar, 2072 Dundas St. W. The official launching of Feels’ third issue: Body Love! Bring your friends, grab a drink and a copy of the issue, and chat with creators Hannah Browne and Sarah Vardy and some of their contributors. Until midnight.

9 pm HER: The ExHERbition @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. HER is back for one night only in support of Glad Day Bookshop, featuring all HER’s favourite DJs spinning house, disco, and dance. PWYC before 10 pm, $10 after, with proceeds benefitting Glad Day.

10 pm Hot Cakes @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Get down with your bad self to this classic soul, R&B, and funk night, brought to you by Good Kids! Feel-good music to make you shake, rattle, and roll all night long.

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. 4 AM LAST CALL.

10 pm Person of Interest @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ sets by Ciel (INUIM/Work In Progress), Vibrant Matter (Like Water/New Nails), and Apples (Bambi’s). 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before midnight, more after.

10 pm My Bad @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Misty is bringing the SHAME to Stones Place with this ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s guilty pleasure dance party! Wham!, Puff Daddy, Shania Twain, Guns N Roses, Hall & Oates, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Phil Collins, The Go-Gos, The Spice Girls, and more. $5.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco 5 Year Anniversary @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residents Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist + special guest DJ Tommy D. $10.

10 pm Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Queer + sex positive dance party with DJs Nate Nightcall and Dang Kids on the decks, spinning a mix of pop, house, nostalgia, dance floor classics, and R&B. $5.

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 Body Heat @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Jamieson and guests stir up a hot mess on the dance floor! Full of surprises, void of cover.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Join the Bangs & Blush ladies for a night full of drinking and bad decisions. Drake, Hanson, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, Venga Boys, Bieber, Will Smith, Spice Girls, Eminem, Jay-Z, Disney music, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.

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

10 pm Rave to the Grave: Queer Goth Dance Party @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Cjris Pyss and James Meier raising hell on the decks. Drink specials all night. $0 at the door.

10 pm DJ Mensa @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. DJ Mensa knows that creating the right vibe trumps all and has spent years perfecting an alchemy of scratching and song selection that weaves between genres and eras to make him a Toronto dance floor favourite.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Famou$ Players play the sweatiest R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SATURDAY

3 pm Summer BBQ Fantasy @ Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. A serene outdoor world dance party for your souls. Canadiana BBQ tapas by Reverie At Weldon Park + uplifting summer vibe music by Internet Daughter, Young Teesh (Baby Blue), Vaughan, Ace Dillinger, Walmer Convenience, and Eytan Tobin. Until 10 pm.

10 pm Luv Dancin’ @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Kathryn Firanski, Alister Johnson, and Pooyan play the deepest soul, disco, reggae, jazz, house, funk, afro, boogie, Brazilian, folk, and psych cuts for your listening and dancing pleasure. 4 AM LAST CALL.

10 pm Synthesexer 4 Year Anniversary @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party turns four! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. $10.

10 pm Greasy Fruit: Back to Old School @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Monthly west end queer AF sweaty, sweaty dance party! This month, Greasy Fruit is going old school with a night of the best that pop and hip-hop had to offer in the ’90/00s. Andrew Awesome, Wei Back, and Ace Dillinger on the decks. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before 10:30 pm, $10 after.

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 James “Small Axe” Acs, Leafy Cheify, and special guest selector Ewan Exall playing their favourite ’60s and early ’70s selections on vinyl.

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: The September Edition @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. BWS is calling all influential people, fashion mavens, commercial and editorial models, noted fashion photographers, and those wanting to premiere an iconic lewk. Make the dance floor your runway. With DJs Nino Brown and Aeryn Pfaff + performance by Miss Moço. $7.

10 pm Skank Top: Moon Crystal Power @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Join the finest boys west of Yonge for a body pride not pride body kinda jam! They’re saluting all things Sailor Moon, so get out those wigs, those heels, and that glitter and prepare to FIGHT EVIL BY MOONLIGHT. Bear Sailor Moon on the stage + DJs Michael K and Orange Pekoe on the decks. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

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 F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Six great DJs with different styles collide in a sweaty mash-up of fun. $5.

10 pm Worst Behavior @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. This Saturday, be on your worst behavior. Bangs & Blush play past and present bangers all night long from Drake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. An all vinyl dance party featuring all hit songs from any genre and decade! Curated by DJ Precious Brett, you can expect all the damn best get silly, get down dance party music all night long.

10 pm Queer Slowdance: Think Pink Edition @ The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. 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. Fabulous and inspired pinkish attire, while desired, is not required. $10.

10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.

10 pm Expansions @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Beam Me Up DJs Cyclist and The Patchouli Brothers celebrate house music’s creative ascendancy from disco and the impetus to all modern dance music.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A special evening dedicated to the many tropical rhythms and sounds of the past for the dance floor, LOUD! Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Rickard Masip (Sweden) share a top-notch selection of Indo, Afro, Latin, Arabic, Asian, Brazilian, Balkan, and Caribbean. $10.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Let Jay Jolliffe and Big Jacks take you on a rollercoaster ride through the biggest songs in hip-hop and RnB. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E. A curated market selling the very best of vintage, salvaged, upcycled, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and handcrafted goods. Until 5 pm.

11 am Parkdale Flea @ 1266 Queen St. W. Parkdale Flea is back with over 30 local vendors. Antique, vintage, collectables, handmade, jewellery, local artisans, crafts, food and drink, good vibes, and more! Free entry and dog friendly. Until 6 pm.

12 pm El Bogo Fring’s Warehouse @ 17 Noble St. A Susur Lee-inspired outdoor food and fashion event thrown by Chef Grant Soto where terrible designer clothing is encouraged. There’ll be a $4.99 barbecue menu from Smoke Signals and every item will be wrapped in Gucci ribbons. There’ll also be cocktails, games, and face painters who will only paint box logos. You’ll be charged $4.99 if you drop any food (this might be a joke). Proceeds will benefit the Northern Cancer Fund. Until 6 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.

10 pm Easy Item Sunday @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Chris MaGee plays the best post-punk, new wave, dance punk, garage rock, and art punk from around the world.

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

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