Toronto Hit List: Fake Prom Goes To War, Sundown, Songs: A Dance Party, Pedestrian Sundays & more!

WEDNESDAY 

8 pm Night Moves @ Niagara Street Cafe, 169 Niagara St. A 70’s classic rock and roll dance party thrown by a loving daughter helping her dad through leukemia. Co-hosted by our own etiquette expert Karen Cleveland. $25 (which includes a glass of bubbly and a gift bag worth over $100), with proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. For advanced tickets, email a money transfer to NightMovesPartyTickets@gmail.com.

9 pm Elissa & Silver Speakers @ Czehoski, 678 Queen St. W. Local singer/songwriter Elissa Mielke shares some new songs, with an opening set by Tyrone of Silver Speakers.

10 pm Mule Skinner Blues @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Country and western tunes on vinyl + half-price bourbon shots. This month’s theme: The Law and The Outlaw.

10 pm Sissydude Fuzz @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. DJ Nano Random plays obscure tuneage and girl groups.

THURSDAY

6:30 pm Art Spin August Tour @ Trinity Bellwoods gate, Queen & Strachan. Art Spin is a multi-disciplinary art crawl style bicycle tour of galleries, art performances and visits to artist’s studios throughout various downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Meet at the gate between 6:30 and 7 pm, event will end around 9 pm at 99 Gallery for the opening reception of the second annual Art Spin Exhibition.

7 pm WORN’s Suds n’ Social @ Harbord Coin Wash, 292 Harbord St. WORN Fashion Journal is having a lathering gathering and you’re invited! They provide the detergent, light refreshments and tunes, and you provide the dirty clothes. Until 9 pm.

9 pm Loiter, Linger & Dally: A Rescheduled Art Show @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Poster salon created by Cara Vandermey and Liz Emirzian featuring DJs Haus of 540 and special celebrity guests DJ Kidstreet.

9 pm 5-Hour Mixtape @ Stella, 1261 Bloor St. W. A lovingly assembled eclectic mix of indie, soul, electro, hip-hop, garage and whatever else.

10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Jaime Sin and Pam Hong play indie rock, alt pop and campus radio jams.

10 pm RAG: Once A Month @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Have a bloody good time while listening to a heavy flow of girl rock anthems from the likes of Bikini Kill, Patti Smith, Hole, L7, Pretenders, the Runaways and so much more.

10 pm Parkdale Beach Party @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Dance your face off! Special guest DJ Ali Black and Parkdale Beach Party snack menu until 1 am.

FRIDAY

7 pm “Best Of Show” Opening @ Forgetus Collective, 163 Sterling Rd., Unit 29. Art party with lots of art! All pieces priced to sell. With musical guests Smash Mouth (DJ set) and DJ Baller. Until midnight.

9:30 pm Fake Prom 2011: Fake Prom Goes To War @ Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Soldiers and sailors! Pilots and pinups! Nurses and newsies! Fake prom wants you! Join the fight for dancing, drinking and carrying on with DJs Dougie Boom, Shit La Merde and Scott Cudmore playing open-format with lots of slow jams. $17 in advance from Rotate This, Soundscapes and Exile Vintage (20 Kensington Ave.) or $20 at the door.

10 pm Dance Armstrong @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. No genre specific theme here, merely songs that make you want to dance like you’ve won. And won big. Anything and everything from Gorillaz to Bowie, Hot Chip to Jay-Z, Paul Simon to The Stone Roses, The Beatles to Postal Service to Digable Planets. And probably Hall & Oates. Only the most victorious of songs! $5.

10 pm The Zodiacs Present: Like A Virgo @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Bump’n n’ grind’n to some 90’s hip-hop and R&B favs courtesy of Diego Bros. $5.

10 pm Tomorrow’s Amnesia @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Marko Orlic, James Rathbone and special guest Patrick McGuire. Drink specials all night long. Don’t forget your neck braces.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul, R&B and hip-hop with DJs Nino Brown (Yes Yes Y’all) and L’Oqenz.

10 pm Itzsoweezee One Year Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Pho, Tom Wrecks and DeMiggs playing music that will make you dance, smile and holler. For guest list line bypass email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (guest list closes at midnight). $10.

10 pm Songs: A Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. The ultimate dance party, with special guests Hollerado spinning and Bobby Kimberley picking the jams before and after. $5.

SATURDAY

4 pm Doing The Same @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Weekly BBQ jam! All smooth West Coast sounds (electro, boogie, jheri curl funk, g-funk, rap and R&B), all free BBQ (while it lasts), all day long cheap beers and mixed drinks ($12 Mill Street pitchers) from 4-8 pm every Saturday on the patio. Music by Ghetto Gold Matt and guests, BBQ by Vladimir Kato.

10 pm Born To Run DMC @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJs Mizz Brown and Paul G spin rock and hip hop classics, from The Boss to Run DMC! PWYC.

10 pm Parkdale Soul Revue @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Dance hits from the best of the sweet soul 60’s and 70’s with DJs Mark Pesci and Kristal Kent. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Bad Taste @ 751 (downstairs), 751 Queen St. W. DJ Jimmy Mills plays gully rap music all night long.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. 70’s, 80s and 90’s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk and more. This month’s spotlight is Men Without Hats.

10 pm Sundown @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Open-format party with DJ Shit La Merde.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Catalist, Famous Lee and Grown N’ Soulstress throw a boogie funk dance party.

10 pm Greazy @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A groovy vinyl dance party with DJs Matt Mclaren, Maylee Todd and Chris Cummings.

10 pm Azari & III @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Azari & III DJ set, hosted by Fritz H and SYF + special guests. $10 advanced tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes and Play De Record. For guestlist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A sexy, sweaty dance party with the ladies of Bangs & Blush! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll. $5.

11 pm Evening Standard @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. The UK’s favourite music muscles come through for summer’s final flex! With guest DJs Bicep and residents Members Only. $10.

SUNDAY

12 pm Pedestrian Sundays: Air! The Kensington Community Air Show @ Kensington Market. The streets are yours until 7 pm!

7:30 pm Summer Movies In Christie Pits @ Christie Pits Park, Bloor St. W. Screening of Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, a 60’s manhunt around the globe. Free/PWYC.

9 pm Band Practice Vol. 1: Canadian Covers – Tragically Hip @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Local musicians arrive on the day of the show, form bands, choose their songs, rehearse and publicly compete for a cash prize! The winning band will be determined by a panel of judges, based on originality, composition and style. Sing along to the national anthemic rock of The Hip and cheer on your new favourite band. PWYC charitable donation.

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