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Toronto Hit List: Camp Wannagetsum, Religious Material, Dirty Talk, Business Woman’s Special & more! 

WEDNESDAY

7 pm “Function” Exhibition @ Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd. Function Magazine is an annual publication produced by a team of 4th year photography students at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. The magazine presents the work from photography, film, new media, and documentary media students and includes relevant articles and interviews from prominent artists and critics. The show will present an eclectic collection of photographs from 48 students, is catered by Grindhouse and will include an endless supply of $4 beer! Until 10 pm.  

10 pm Bright Lights, Big City @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Wes Allen plays stuff like pre-1975 psychedelic, blues, rockabilly, southern soul, reggae, country, gospel and rhythm and blues vocal group.  

THURSDAY

7 pm “Domestics” Opening Reception @ 107 Shaw Gallery, 107 Shaw St. “Domestics is a succinct realization of Liam Crockard’s continued interest in formalism, handicraft and function in the context of contemporary art. Across the mediums of collage, sculpture and video, Crockard engages an alternately simplistic and puzzling dialogue with three simple forms: the bench, the dog and the abstracted image.” Until 11 pm. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm.  

FRIDAY

6 pm The Origins of the Sun: A Tribute to Japan @ Sleeping Giant Gallery, 789 Dundas St. W. Witness a stunning array of photographic images that were taken in Japan by award-winning artists from Toronto, as well as Japanese inspired paintings and illustrations. All artwork will be priced to sell (cash, PayPal, cheque and credit card accepted) and proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross. Music by DJ Serious and Numeric + special guests. Until 2 am.  

9 pm Camp Wannagetsum @ Augusta House, 152A Augusta Ave. Relive those summer days and support LGBTQ youth! Arts and crafts tables, gimp and bead bracelet-making, art auction, raffle tickets and prizes, and dancing from 10 pm onwards with DJ Phil. $10, with all proceeds going to Project 10, which works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well-being of LGBTQ youth and adults aged 14-25. 

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush toss all rules aside and play whatever the fuck they want – from Spice Girls to Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder to The Specials, Bowie to The Smiths, Ol’ Dirty Bastard to Oasis. $5. 

10 pm Dirty Talk @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The snacks: cheese-flavoured Kit-Kats (huh?!), party mix, potato chips, fortune cookies, Easter candy, gummy bears. The music: disco house, indie dance, new wave, random. The movies: Moonraker, Barberella. 

10 pm Dream Love Cure @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Launch party for the comprehensive and swagged-out website dreamlovecure.org. Help cover the costs of developing by dancing the night away with DJs Rob Dyer and Jackson&Triggs. $5. 

10 pm Wild Zero @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. Vancouver’s Tyler Fedchuk plays vintage punk, disco punk, rock & roll, new wave, no wave, 3D glasses-wearing house party music. $3.50 Palm Bays all night. 

10 pm I Know You Care @ Crawford, 418 College St. Boots Boogie and Shan Dub presents a night of disco, house and funk music. DJs Jason Hodges, Hotmess, Phantom Ambulance and Eclectic Dyslexic.  

10 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. DJs Produzentin, LBC and OMGBLOG.com spin sparkly beats to keep her looking expensive all night long. Early birds enjoy a free Paloma cocktail compliments of El Jimador tequila and $3 tequila shooters all night. $5. Emailset.her.free@gmail.com for line bypass. 

10 pm White Girl @ 751 (basement), 751 Queen St. W. Rap from 1993 to 2011 with DJs Patrick Mcguire and Scott Pilgrim. Cheap beer + mini pitchers of Jack Daniels, gin and tonic, etc. from the bar rail.  

SATURDAY

11:45 am Queen West Gallery Tour @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Every week Drake’s art concierge Betty Ann Jordan explores the galleries and project spaces along the Queen West strip with an eye out for the best of the best. $15.  

10 pm Aural Sex @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. An intimate and inclusive loft-style party with DJs Lucy Lo and Paratroupe. Free before 11, $5 after. 

10 pm Liver, Dancing Shoes, Booze & Tunes @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. A new party taking over both floors of 751 where you’ll hear everything from The Ramones, QOTSA and Pixies to Jay-Z with a side of M.I.A and Kanye West. $4 PBRs, $4 shots of Jameson or Jack, $5 pints and $11.75 pitchers. 

10 pm 90’s Party @ Neutral, 349A College St. The last 90’s Party at Neutral before it takes over the Annex Wreckroom! Giveaways, 90’s prizes, 90’s movies, Much Music Oh Henry Video Dance, spotlight slow dances and a 1 am costume contest for cash and drink prizes. $3.50 bar rails and Amsterdam Blondes until 11:30. Free before 11, $5 after.  

10 pm Hotmess @ Motel, 1235 Queen St. W. The Hotmess DJs spinning all your favourite tunes new and old!  

10 pm Religious Material @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Scott Cudmore spins classic 50’s and 60’s party hits, rock n’ roll, soul, R&B and gospel. Spiritual drink specials until 11:30. $5. 

10 pm Business Woman’s Special @ Augusta House, 152A Augusta Ave. Residents Sammy and Nino Brown return to the DJ booth. $5.  

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush play Motown, soul, 60’s pop and rock n’ roll. $5. 

SUNDAY

1:45 pm Alien movies! @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Spend your Sunday getting spooked! E.T. at 1:45, Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 3:45, Alien: The Director’s Cut at 7 and Predator at 9:30. $9 for matinees, $10 for evening shows.

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