Toronto Hit List: Moose Show, Tits N’ Sass, No No Pony, Winter Woofstock & more!

November 17th-19th The Moose Show @ CBC (Barbara Frum Atrium), 250 Front St. W. A premier Canadian craft show and sale featuring some of Canada’s finest artisans who have been carefully selected for their excellence and innovation in their chosen media. Show runs Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free!

November 18th-20th Gourmet Food & Wine Show @ MCC, 222 Bremner Blvd. Sample over 1,500 fine wines, beers and spirits and savour the culinary stylings of Toronto’s best restaurants. Admission is restricted to guests who are 19+. Show runs Friday from 2 to 10 pm, Saturday from noon to 10 pm and Sunday from noon to 6 pm. $18 tickets available online.

November 18th-20th Apji Gwenaajwang: Very Beautiful Things @ The Gladstone Hotel Gallery (2nd floor), 1214 Queen St. W. An Aboriginal fine arts, crafts and fashion sale as part of the Gladstone’s Holiday Markets. Noon to 5 pm daily.

November 19th-2oth Winter Woofstock @ Direct Energy Place (Exhibition Place), 100 Princes Blvd. A celebration of dogs! Shop ’til you drop for the latest in fashion, food, furnishings and clever “must have” accessories for your furry companions. 10 am to 6 pm. $10 at the door.

WEDNESDAY

6 pm “Cities In Mind” Opening Reception @ Artscape Triangle Gallery, 38 Abell St. A collaboration by three artists who explore the human connection with cities – here in Toronto, and around the world. Wieslaw Michalak looks at the city topographically, Don Snyder examines the built landforms as experienced in the areas still occupied by nature, and Andrew Williamson’s work uses Michalak’s and Snyder’s photographs, as well as other sources, to look at areas in the city as typologies. Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs until December 5 from noon to 5 pm Wednesday to Saturday.

9 pm Toronto Underground Cinema Night @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. A monthly bar night hosted by the gentlemen from the Toronto Underground Cinema! B-movies on the TV and the best rock, punk, metal and soundtrack cuts from The Undergrounds own in-house DJ Eric Von Eric. This month will also feature movie pass giveaways and sexy burlesque acts as part of the Underground’s calendar launch.

THURSDAY

10 pm OCELOT @ Salvador Darling, 1237 Queen St. W. Music as luxurious as a cat’s fur coat. House, hip-hop, disco, new sounds, and old favourites.

10 pm Substance @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Post-punk, 80’s, alternative, indie and other stuff on vinyl and digital.

10 pm Melted Wax @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Josh Voynovich and Scott Cudmore gather the mysterious forces of the universe to play you the most powerful music of all time in one night unbridled unbridledness.

FRIDAY

7 pm “This is Walking Around” Art Show @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. A one night art show featuring a collaborative installation by Patricia Beattie and Laura McCoy. “The show deviates from the idea of a finished piece arriving in the space and instead seeks to incorporate fast and loose elements for a quasi, mid-air arrival/departure. The space and the work own each other and disappear just as quickly as they became acquainted.” Until 11 pm.

10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap from 1993 to 2011 with DJs Patrick McGuire, Ghetto Gold Matt and Josh McIntyre. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Cold Season @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Throw on your hoodies! DJ Leticia Love gets you cold with hip-hop, house, reggae and R&B. $10 mini pitchers of bar rail and draft, $3.50 shots.

10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. RnB, hip-hop, pop and 90’s dance music from North America and Europe. Only one rule: no Pearl Jam. Free before 11 pm with student ID, $5 otherwise.

10 pm The Sweats @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs: Plan B versus The Dirty Frenchman. Tools: dancehall, rap, moombah, juke and tropical party bass.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Round 58 @ Revival, 783 College St. Sign up for your favourite rap tracks and show off your skills! Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric and Ted Dancin’. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm SoulSkank @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Double K and G-Spot play ska, soul, funk, stax, Motown and dancehall + live horns brought to you by Gramera and Dennis P.

10 pm Happy Endings @ Forestview Restaurant, 466 Dundas St. W. With DJs Chrissy Murderbot, Pho and Vlsonn. $3 beers before midnight and $5 drinks all night long, $5 dim sum platters and free birthday lobsters. $10 advanced tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record and online.

10 pm Sheroes: Madonna @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. An open-hearted remix tribute to the Material Girl. Sheroes salonnière Reeraw pushes her love over the borderline with plunderphonic homage, DJ Noloves proves his love by getting you into the groove, multidisciplinary artist Basil Alzeri serves up the tonic for the sonics with an “Artist Made Refreshing Drinks” performance, and theatre artist Sean O’Neill projects the human nature of YouTube Madonna wannabes in a video installation.

10 pm Hos & Bros @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. 70’s ladies versus 80’s men with DJs Tammy and Jimmy.

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin Cregg wears sweat pants while playing his/your favourite songs all night. ’95(ish) to ’05(ish) rap/RnB/reggae/dancehall, sexy tunes, new joints, old jams, sweat pants.

SATURDAY

8 pm Tits N’ Sass @ ROM, 100 Queen’s Park. A night of intelligent and irreverent humour in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. Hosted by Elvira Kurt, the evening features an outstanding line-up of stand-up and comedic performers including Sandra Battaglini, Gavin Crawford, Tania Katan, Allison Lane, Sandra Shamus and Dawn Whitwell. Bar opens at 6:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 online.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll Presents: Beatlemania! @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies will be serving up the best The Beatles had to offer all whilst playing your very favourite 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll. Pins, prizes and surprises! $5.

10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Brother Wayne and Suzie Boo play Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour + 90’s hip-hop, pop, Elvis, everything. Equestrian or “horsey” attire encouraged! Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Serious and Numeric drop classic hip-hop anthems all night long.

10 pm Soul All-Nighter @ The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W. DJs Laura and Cindy spin northern soul and Motown all night long. Conga lines are a must!

10 pm Hot Blooded @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Branko, Johnee and Dylan spin sweet disco hits for you to get down to.

10 pm Low Lyfe @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Feeling feelings, drinking drinks and musicing musics with DJs Ian Worang and Jaime Sin.

10 pm Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All your favourite songs with all your favourite friends.

10 pm Mad House @ The Barn, 418 Church St. Drink Triple. See Double. Act Single! DJ ViVi Diamond serves you top 40, house and remixes.

10 pm Fancy Pants @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. the 10th and final edition of the Fancy Pants dance party. DJ The Whole Man invites you to dance dance dance your pants off!

10 pm Karaoke @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Get your drink on, get your outfits made, get your hair did and get obnoxious! With special guest Celine Dion.

10:30 pm Best of West End Girls @ Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W. A monthly comedy show featuring female stand-ups and one token boy; this month featuring comics who have had some of the most memorable sets in recent months. With headliner Rebecca Kohler, special guest and vetern comic/TV writer Carolyn Bennett, token boy Ben Iscoe, and comics Amanda Day, Sarah Donaldson, Hoodo Hersi, Aastha Lal, Candance Lovett and Andrea Murray. $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. A night of dancing to 60’s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

SUNDAY

10 am The Mouse City Summit @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Urban planners between 2 and 8 years-old from across the city conceive, create and construct a “Mouse City” out of recycled materials. Natalie Kertes reads Phoebe Gilman’s classic tale Something From Nothing; Montreal-based author and illustrator Roslyn Schwartz launches her new book about two ravenous rodents; Matthew Blackett, publisher of Spacing Magazine, provides tips and reads the fable City Mouse/Country Mouse; Hamutal Dotan, editor-in-chief of Torontoist.com, provides zoning advice; and Lisa Kelly, artistic director of The Centre for Art & Soul, offers up construction advice. $10 for adults, $5 for kids (non-walkers are free).

12 pm 99 MRKT @ The Glass Factory, 99 Sudbury St. A fully licensed and pet friendly indoor market showcasing local foods, artists and designers. Until 5 pm.

4 pm Horizon Arts Camp Goes to the Movies @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Horizon Arts Camp presents a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1985 classic, The Goonies! Proceeds go to the camp’s subsidy program, which provides financial support to children from low-income families so they can participate in camp programming. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

~ Serious list composed by Caitlyn Holroyd

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