Toronto Hit List: Decadance, Hughes The Boss, (ALT)Night Movember Madness, Dead Souls & more! 

WEDNESDAY

11 am Drake General Store Friends & Family Sale @ The Drake General Store, 1144 Queen St. W./1011 Yonge St./82-A Bathurst St. For one day only, Drake General Store is sharing our friends and family discount with us! Receive 20% off all regular priced merchandise and enjoy extended hours at all three locations (Queen and Bathurst stores will be open 11 to 9 pm and Rosedale will be open 11 to 7 pm).

8 pm Found vs. Found @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Nick and Joe of the Found Footage Festival go toe-to-toe with Davy and Peter Rothbart from Found Magazine in this battle royale of found shit. Both camps will be sharing their favorite finds – some new, some old – to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme. $16 tickets available online, with proceeds going to Toronto Cat Rescue.  

THURSDAY

6 pm “I See U” Art Exhibition @ Hoto Ocho, 195 Spadina Ave. Featured artists include Juliana Neufeld, Jimmy Chiale, Nick Fox, Shakeel Rehemtulla, Cristina Allen, Patrick Ridley, Francesca Nocera, Giles Monette, Emily Gillis and Brit Siriani. With DJ Doug Skillmore and duo Phantom Signal spinning an all-vinyl set. PWYC ($5 suggested donation).

6 pm Winter Wonderland @ V by 69 Vintage, 198 Walnut Ave. Celebrate the reopening of the 69 Vintage concept store V. Winter Wonderland fantasy decor, hot coco, and a curated selection of vintage women’s and men’s winter looks. Until 11 pm.

7 pm “Sustenance” Exhibition Opening @ The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. “A photography exhibition showcasing the select works of two Toronto-based photographers whose common element is food. Ann Gagno is a food photographer whose monochromatic works highlight the colours that attract us and make us crave food. PM Rendon is a street photographer whose select works focus on documenting the Toronto hot dog cart phenomenon and the street life around it.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until November 14th.

7:30 pm Good Times For Better Days @ Revival, 783 College St. Drink, dance, laugh and shop the night away, all for an incredible cause! Featuring a silent auction, and music and comedy from local talent. $50 donation tickets (with tax receipt) and $20 regular tickets available online or at JWT Toronto (160 Bloor St. E., suite 300), with 100% of ticket sales and silent auction proceeds going to the United Way.

10 pm Decadance @ Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. (at the back of the Kensington Mall). Dancing + dim sum! DJs Confit, Brustisme and special guests play post-punk, death disco, cold wave, punk rawk and garage.

10 pm Dance Party @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJ Sik As A Dog plays the music dance parties are made of: Talking Heads, Madonna, Joy Division, (some) Britney Spears, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Rapture, 90’s dance hits and more.

10 pm The Reception @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Imagine all your favourite weddings, bat mitzvahs and semi-formals all had sex and made a ridiculously awesome baby! The Reception is that love child minus your pervy drunk uncle. AC/DC to Aretha Franklin, DMX to Donna Summer, Ella Fitzgerald to Eminem.

FRIDAY

7 pm “Three Knocks” Exhibition Opening @ Narwhal Art Projects, 680 Queen St. W. “A group exhibition featuring new work by Katy Horan, Adrienne Kammerer and Jamiyla Lowe. Drawing inspiration from the despair and dramatics found in antiquated practices, superstitions and folklore, the artists reveal glimpses into the corners of our collective memory, illuminating mortal fears and the practices developed to control the human condition that plagues us all.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until December 5th.

10 pm Funkin’ It Up @ No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St. All funk, all the time with DJs Skank Honto and Splattermonkey. Classic funk, nu-funk, ghetto funk, afro funk, funky hip-hop, funky breaks, etc.

10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco and R&B by the women that understand.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A sweaty, dirty, guilty-pleasure-filled evening where the Bangs & Blush ladies play whatever the fuck they want! 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s… all the favourites of yours and theirs.

10 pm Hughes The Boss @ Crawford, 718 College St. Epic music from your favourites like Ferris Bueller, Pretty In Pink, Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Home Alone, Uncle Buck and more! $5.

10 pm 90s Party @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bloor St. W. Giveaways, 90’s prizes, 90’s movies, Much Music Oh Henry Video Dance, spotlight slow dances, 90’s dance-off trophy, 1 am costume contest and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™ with DJs Diana, Pammm and Jaime Sin. Italo, disco house, indie dance and space shit.

10 pm (ALT)Night Movember Madness @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Show your support (and that killer ’stache) for a night of drinks, dancing and prizes! Offical Movember party with Mo-Brow Winner chosen by judges throughout the night and Mo-Sis Prize picked by draw for ladies showing their support. DJ Dislexia plays indie-house-rock-disco-risco-party-jam-booty-punk-funky-weird-whatever. $2.50 PBR from 8 to 10 pm (drunk feet dance better)!

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde and Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. 1 year Anniv-HER-sary Edition! DJs Kris Steeves, LBC and OMGBLOG.com play birthday beats to keep HER ageless all night. Special drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, emailset.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

10 pm Breakadawn @ Unit, 1198 Queen St. W. DJs Numeric, Mantis and Pangea spin old and new hip-hop, smooth R&B classics, funky breaks and quality beats. Guaranteed freshness.

10 pm 11 11 11 @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. DJ D’eeznuts spins the best in 90’s, alt-rock, hip-hop and retro.

SATURDAY

8:30 pm Capture the Flag @ City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Capture the Flag is a massive, adrenaline-pumping, urban game played on the streets of downtown Toronto. Two teams hide flags in their territory and attempt to capture the enemy flag using subways, streetcars, bicycles, longboards or their own two feet. Dash through City Hall, evade the enemy, hide behind Toronto’s skyscrapers, travel through the PATH and score a point! Full details at New Mind Space.

9 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: The Black Cat Ball @ The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Celebrate the launch of WORN’S ominous Issue 13 and tease fate dressed in your black-and-white best! Have your face painted, dance the night away to oldies, and enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes from Lara Vincent, Fieldguided Miracle Thieves, Robber, Common Sort, Scarffaces, Sam James Coffee Bar and more. $10 in advance, $12 at the door (includes a copy of WORN Issue 13).

10 pm Funk Off-3 Year Anniversary-Stache Lovers Ball-Movember Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Show your support! Chicago’s Finest, TnT, will be bustin’ out hits from their funky record stache (get it?). $5

10 pm Swift Ones @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, pop, punk, UK pop and guilty pleasures! Oh yeah, and free swag courtesy of Peter Says Denim. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll to drink, dance and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Rock & Roll Radio DJ Night @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Join The Rock & Roll Doctor, host of Rock & Roll Radio on CIUT 89.5 FM, for a night of musical revelry. Maximizing the resources of popular music: R&B, rock n’ roll, soul, country, reggae, rap, misc. pop, etc.

10 pm Silent Shout @ Stella, 1261 Bloor St. W. The best in Canadian deathly synth pop, evil disco and gloomy electro with DJs ARP 2600 and Jordan Bimm.

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two ice stallions serve it up hot with a glamour positive party for anyone who knows what it’s like to be a lucky bitch. The guiltiest of pleasures all night: hitz that span the ages, 90’s hiphop, contemporary hitz, 80’s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.

11 pm Bang The Party! @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Futureboogie, leftfield house, disconotdisco and tropicalism with resident DJ duo Gang of Two (Andycapp and Rod Skimmins) and an opening set by Jeremy Glenn. $10.

SUNDAY

7 pm Neil Young Tribute @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A full night of Neil Young songs honouring one of Canada’s greats! Featuring performances by Sarah Burton, Mark Martyre, Myke Mazzei, Tiger Lil, Andrea Ramolo, and Alysse Rich and the Family Band.

7:30 pm Dead Souls @ Smiling Buddha Bar, 961 College St. A night of poetry, music and art. Original poetry by John Barlow, Spencer Butt, Liisa Ladouceur, Liz Worth and Raeanne Quinton, musical performances by Marcus Carab, Four Star Daydream and The Raspberry Heaven, and original artwork on display and for purchase by Valerie Marchand, Devon E. Sioui and Cynthia Gould. PWYC, with all proceeds going to the performers.

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