July 4th-8th Mutts & Co. Variety Store @ Paramour, 94 Ossington Ave. The Summer edition of Mutts & Co.’s pop up shop, a one-stop destination featuring goods by a variety of Canadian brands! Check out their Facebook page for participating vendors. 11 am to 9 pm daily. Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted (please bring your own shopping bag).
July 6th-8th The Spot On Queen Designer Market @ 627 Queen St. W. A weekend market featuring local fashion and accessory designers, artisans, artists, photographers, bakers, re-worked vintage items, and more! Vendors rotate on a weekly basis so be sure to check in every weekend for the best local design finds! Noon to 7 pm daily.
7 pm The Untold City Presents: “Three Years” @ Steamwhistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd. A photo and video retrospective. Music from Rattail and DJs Mark & Marcus. Free grilled cheese sandwiches!
8 pm Unlovable Legal Bullshit Fundraiser: This is What 160 People Looks Like @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Unlovable had a thing with the cops and had to shut down for a bit which got pretty expensive for reasons that are boring to explain – BUT – they miss their regulars and want to hang out with everyone as soon as possible so they’re throwing a big fundraiser party! Performances by Mark Sultan, Hut!, Joshua Reichmann & Andrew Wilson, and American Girls (Tom Petty cover band); comedy by Nick Flanagan; and DJs Scott Cudmore and Dave LaMerde playing jams. $10.
9 pm Comedy at The Ossington @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. With comedians Jon Schabl, Bob Kerr, Deb Robinson, Chris Locke, John Hastings, and more! Hosted by Sara Hennessey, Greg Alsop, and Steph Kaliner. PWYC.
10 pm Legoblocks @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Linus Booth and guest Blank Capsule play robojams.
10 pm The Grump Goes to Camp @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. The Grump and friends spin go go, be bop, Cambodian surf, and rocksteady.
7 pm “Double Eyelid” Video/Digital Single Release Party @ DTM Gallery, 108 Ossington Ave. “An intimate release party for the first digital single and video by Toronto band Double Eyelid. Titled ‘dead is better,’ the song uses the classic line from Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ as a metaphor to warn of the perils of returning to a destructive relationship. As well as a screening of the video, the launch party will feature an exhibition of stills and a performance by Double Eyelid.” $10 entry includes a free download. Until 11 pm.
7 pm “Mischief Over” Opening Reception @ Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St. W. An exhibition by Ryan “CASE” MacKeen, a graffiti artist with notoriety across the globe who weaves classical and street art together. Until 11pm. Exhibition runs from July 5th to July 28th.
8 pm “White Noise Syndrome” Opening Reception @ Electricity is Magic Gallery, 715 Richmond St. W. Three artists transform the space “alternatively into a cave and a playground for identity, space, and place.” Karen Abel presents her installation Hibernaculum, and Baccara (Maurene Cooper and Madeline Bailey) visits from Chicago to present a series of works that deal directly with the space and context of the gallery. Until midnight. Exhibition hours by appointment to July 22nd.
7 pm The Wa: Issue 6.2 Launch Party @ Forgetus Collective, 163 Sterling Rd., Unit 29. Celebrate the launch of Wa Magazine’s latest issue! Grab a copy, see a live performance by Tezeta, and absorb lightwavez from a projection by Boy Oh. DJ set by Talvi Faustmann. Until 11 pm. PWYC.
9 pm Downtown Motown @ Studio 407, 263 Adelaide St. W. Part concert, part dance party, all fun! Featuring live Motown performances by Allie Ho-sang, Erin Reznick, and friends + bottles of LB Vino, beer, shots shots shots, good vibes, sexy people, and all your favourite Motown hits. All proceeds go towards funding Laid Bare’s first international exhibition in London, UK.
10 pm Knee Deep @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. Three girls play all based everythang. Official Wa Magazine afterparty.
10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.
10 pm Beatlemania! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush are back for another crazy night of twisting and shouting, and you better put on your dancin’ shoes because they’re gonna go HELTER SKELTER on your asses! Sweat-inducing 60′s rock/soul/pop in-between! $5.
10 pm Soul Block Party / She’s So Thirsty @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJs Fase and Splattermonkey bring you the best in soul, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and reggae of all eras! Downstairs, DJ Grouch plays 90′s reggae, hip-hop, and more. $5 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A pulsating dance party rocking the retro sounds of the 1990s! All your favourite dance, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and so on and so on and so on. $5.
10 pm SoulSkank @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Gramera and Double K play ska, soul, funk, stax, Motown, and dancehall + live horns brought to you by Dennis P. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Pop Kult! @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. DJ Moon Boots (French Express, Chicago) delivers a feel good, body-warming blend of disco, funk and house with guests CC:Disco (D is for Disco, Melbourne) and Para-Sol (Room Temperature, Toronto). $10 advance tickets (guaranteed entry) available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online. For $10 reduced guestlist )(subject to capacity), email names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 pm Scissors @ Sazerac Lounge, 782 King St. W. Scissors found itself a bigger house! Sexy house music for ladies who love ladies and their handsome friends. With DJs Fawn BC and Sokes. $5.
10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Kevin Ritchie, Rory Them Finest, and Blackcat. For line bypass email: email@example.com. $5.
10 pm The Hoxton Fridays @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. With guest DJ Alan Braze, who is synonymous with the development of the French music scene. “He stands out as a pioneer of electronic music, due to a unique ability to put melody over mass and his sound is the very embodiment of the mythical ‘French Touch’.” $15 advance tickets available online. For guest list and table reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 pm Tally Ho! @ Velvet Undergound, 510 Queen St. W. An evening of all-British sounds for your kinetic pleasure! Brit-pop, new wave, shoegaze, post-punk, power pop, Mod revival, Factory Records, etc. $5.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Classic hip-hop and R&B super jams all night long from special guest DJ Kaewonder + regulars DJ Numeric, Ted Dancin’, and Dalia. Vintage rap videos on the screens! $10.
12 pm Massive Clothing Swap @ Walnut Studios, 81 Walnut Ave. Bring a bag or two of clean, non-ripped/stained, gently used clothing and swap! All unclaimed items will be donated to local non-profit women’s organizations, shelters, and charities. Until 6 pm. $10.
1 pm Birdbath @ Polson Pier (behind the Sound Academy), 11 Polston St. Birdbath is about: music, snacks, booze, sun, summer, pool, toys, DJs, Belvedere, mimosas, ping-pong, pool tables, bikinis, babes, caesars, fun, smiles, massages, tans, friends. Music courtesy of Mcnair & Clarke, DJ Kempers, Matt William, iKilledKenny, Mandem N Tandem, and PG13. Parking and lockers available (bring your own lock). For day bed/cabana reservations, email email@example.com. For $15 guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 advance tickets available online, $20 at the door.
10 pm Motown Party Reunion: Hotter Than July @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Motown Party goes back to its roots with its original 2008 lineup! DJs Pooyan, Andy Capp, Caff, and Fawn BC play Motown, northern soul, and some remixes. $5 early bird and $10 advance tickets guarantee line bypass and free entry till 12:30 am. VIP tickets ensure line bypass and entry all night long.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A sexy, sweaty dance party thrown by the Bangs & Blush ladies! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll. $5.
10 pm Evveryday Wavvy @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ Coolin Cregg and special guest Andrew Roti select splashy drug rap all night long.
10 pm The Motown Heatwave @ Oz Studios, 134 Ossington Ave. A night of Motown sound and proper cocktails ensured by DJ Trevor Edward and La Rivota. Otis to set you up, Little Stevie Wonder to knock you down!
10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play open format from 10 to midnight followed by old school hip-hop from midnight to close. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Super Funk Soul Party @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. DJs Cozmic Cat and Splattermonkey serve it up fresh and funky playing kick ass soul, funk jams and sweet party grooves + live performance from special guests Jazz Soul band. $5.
10 pm Reality Bytes @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. Travel back in time to the 90’s! DJs 4est, Lindzrox, Jrox, and special guests Taiza spin all your favourite dance, hip-hop, electronica and alternative 90’s tunes. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Top vintage tropical selections all night by DJs Señor Vishal and Warwick.
10 pm I Know You Care / Back in the Day @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, it’s a hip-hop, R&B, old school, new school, funkÉ, everything dance party with DJs Shan Dub and Boots Boogie! Downstairs, DJ Law and guests spin the best of all the classics with music videos GALORE! $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.
10 pm Slowed @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Slo-mo tunes (115 BPM or less) with guest DJs Bro Safari and Bauuer + residents Lucie Tic and Torro Torro. $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Rip It Up! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Davy Love and friends play R&B, garage, soul, doo-wop and down and dirty rock n’ roll records for your listening, dancing and drinking-along-with pleasure.
11 pm Love Saves the Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal disco and maximal house with DJs Luis Jacob, Produzentin, and Jaime Sin.
11 pm Broken English @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party concerned with finding the common ground in house, hip-hop, pop, disco and indie rock. With DJs AMTRAC, Run North, and residents Famous Players. $10.
9 am Junction Flea @ The Junction, 2799 Dundas St. W. An outdoor flea market presented by SMASH and Russet&Empire. Held on the second Sunday of every month in the summertime, the Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records, and more. Check out their blog for vendor profiles. Until 4 pm.
9 pm Movies in the Park @ Riverdale Park East, 550 Broadview Ave. ovies Movies In The Park is takes it back to the 80′s with the old skool blockbuster Ghostbusters. Free!
9:30 pm Crosswires #20 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A Sunday night series brought to you by Doc Pickles, co-founder and emcee of Wavelength. Featuring performances by Toki Oto (urban tribal improvisation) and Sacred Balance (electro-visionary trip rock) + General Chaos Visuals and DJ selector Acacia Christensen. Sponsored by Steam Whistle. PWYC.
~ Caitlyn Holroyd
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