Toronto Hit List: Yes Toronto, Absolutely Vintage Sale, (The Return of) Motown Party, Bitch Craft & more!

WEDNESDAY 

10 pm Cheap Thrills @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Cheap drinks and cheap thrills! They’ll also be raising money for Watercan in hopes of bringing cleaner water to remote areas in Africa – donations are welcome and hugely appreciated. Drink special: domestic beer and shot of Jack for $8. 

10 pm HumbleMania 40 @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Live acoustic set by Katie Monks from Dilly Dally + the premiere of the latest session of Live in Bellwoods featuring The Jessica Stuart Few. Vinyl dance party afterwards! PWYC. 

THURSDAY 

6 pm A Splendid Launch Party @ Lomography Gallery Store, 536 Queen St. W. Get dressed in your retro best for the unveil of the newest member of the lomo-family (who is said to be “a moment captured in time and blast from the past at the same time”)! Recreate the famous Times Square kiss photograph in front of the Lomowall, sip on Sailor Jerry and Molson Stock Ale, and snack on some delicious h’orderves. Until 9 pm. Free! 

6 pm J+O Presents Saturdays Surf & Jeremy Koreski @ Jonathan+Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave. An evening of music and drinks with Jonathan+Olivia, Saturdays Surf NYC (menswear designers and surf shop in Soho), and Jeremy Koreski (photo editor of SBC Surf who photographs outdoor life, coastal culture, and action sports). Featuring music by Saturdays Surf’s own Morgan Collett and beverages courtesy of Peroni Beer and Vitamin Water. 

7 pm Showtime Shaker @ Projection Booth Gallery, 1035 Gerrard St. E. Mixing movies and martinis into a magnificent evening! $15 (includes a movie and martini), with all proceeds going towards EAF’s summer camp program. EAF is a not-for-profit organization that works within the community to build relationships with children and youth who have disabilities, with other community members. Until 9 pm. 

10 pm Boobie Party @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. DJ Fawn BC plays all the requests, shame songs, and breakup tunes you can handle. Boobies on the screen! 

10 pm Ready Steady Go! @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. All your favourite hits and obscurities from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond! DJs Misty Rock n’ Roll and Teenage Werewolf play stuff like The Clash, The Supremes, The Buzzcocks, Otis Redding, The Seeds, Dion and the Belmonts, The Rolling Stones, Wanda Jackson, The Dum Dum Girls, The Ronettes, The Stooges, The Beach Boys, and more. 

10 pm Rock vs. Rap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Two floors of video music DJing! DJ Law mashes hip-hop and RnB upstairs while DJ CC Diamond slays you with rock anthems and classics downstairs. Cheer on your favourite contender!

10 pm Reality Bytes East @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. A new night spawned from the massive success of the original Reality Bytes party in the west end. All your favourite dance, hip-hop, electronica, and alternative 90’s tunes.

FRIDAY

7 pm UNO: The Art Show @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. A free one-night-only showing of original works by prolific street artists. The evening will feature live sets by a variety of DJs, Mexican cuisine by La Carnita, and original artwork from over twenty acclaimed street artists. Until 2 am.

10 pm Yes Toronto @ Oz Studios, 134 Ossington Ave. Inspired by Toronto’s musical renaissance, the “music know-it-alls” that brought you Yes New York and Oui Paris present Yes Toronto, an interactive dance party celebrating the greatest music moment in our city’s history! Featuring an immersive Kinect app + music by the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, DFA1979, Broken Social Scene, Fucked Up, Justin Bieber, Austra, Diamond Rings, etc. Free before 11 pm, $5 with guestlist.

10 pm Da Da Da: A Psychedelic Dance Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An all-night free love psychedelic midnight ball! DJs Brad Casey and Wilderness Creature play psychedelic music from The Beach Boys to Beach House, The Kinks to Caribou, The Byrds to Black Moth Super Rainbow, etc. $5.

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 music you know and secretly love. $5.

10 pm 90s Party @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bloor St. W. Giveaways, 90’s prizes, 90’s movies courtesy of DJs Fawn BC and Caff, 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 (ALT)Night: Dance ’Til You Die @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. In honour of Friday the 13th, (ALT)Night brings you another “bloody” night of dancing! DJ Dislexia plays all the murderous favourites your gruesome ears can handle (indie-house-rock-disco-risco-party-jam-booty-punk-funky-weird-whatever). $3.50 tall cans of PBR and whiskey sours between 8 and 10 pm (drunk feet dance better).

10 pm Canadian Club @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Colin Bergh plays only the best club songs! There will be pretzels, rems (Swedish for Nibs), and Canadian drinks at discount prices.

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 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 SoulSkank @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Gramera plays ska, soul, funk, stax, Motown, and dancehall while Dennis P handles the sax. BYOV (bring your own vinyl) this month! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Get By Fridays @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests.

10 pm Galapagos @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Chi-town DJ Rashad + local DJs Vlsonn and Sylvermayne. $10 advance tickets available online. For guestlist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Phazed / Double Dragons @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ Amplified mashes hip-hop and RnB. Downstairs, DJs Freeza Chin and Shai play the best in reggae, dancehall, and soca with a touch of hip-hop and old school. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Elevate-HER Edition! DJs Produzentin, JT Shores, and OMGBLOG.com spin highbrow beats to lift HER skyward. Special drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

SATURDAY

10 am Absolutely Vintage Sale @ Maple Cottage, 62 Laing St. (south of Queen St. E., one block east of Leslie). An assortment of women’s and men’s clothing from the 1890s to the 1970s carefully collected from fabulous Ontario estates by vintage clothing stores Gadabout and Eclectisaurus. The sale also includes antique costume jewellery, accessories, ephemera, textiles, curios, etc. Until 5 pm.

7 pm Titanic (1943) Screening @ Projection Booth Gallery, 1035 Gerrard St. E. Screening of the infamous and twice-banned classic Titanic (1943) on the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking. $8 single and $14 double passes available online.

8 pm One Way Ticket @ The White House Studio Project, 277.5 Augusta Ave. Local artists participate in live dance performances, spoken word, and a video installation. Live musical performance by Bo Janglez + DJ and dance party to follow. PWYC ($10 donation gets you raffle tickets for prizes).

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

10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. The renovations are complete at 751 and Motown Party is back! Motown, northern soul and remixes with DJ Fawn BC upstairs and an all-vinyl set with DJs Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. $11 pitchers and cheap bar rails all night. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Dudebox Presents: Dirt McGirt @ The Ambrosia Hub, 263 Adelaide St. W., 4th floor. Dudebox is throwing another party – a hype loft party that is! DJ Soundbwoy playing all the music you like + FREE vodka all night (party is BYOB otherwise). Limited capacity so arrive early. $10, with all proceeds supporting the organization AboutfaceCollective in pursuit of their Everything Roof.

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 hip-hop, contemporary hitz, 80’s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.

10 pm Digital Needle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Oldies, gospel-funk, bastard pop, party supplies, and hip-hop heritage brought to you by DJs Johnee and Dylan.

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 Happy Endings @ Dim Sum King, 421 Dundas St. W. With DJs Schlachthofbronx, Poirier, and Pho (Bonjay DJ set). $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. For $10 reduced guestlist (subject to capacity), email names to guestlist@themansioninc.com.

10 pm I Know You Care 1 Year Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. I Know You Care celebrates its first birthday! DJs Shan Dub and Boots Boogie play hip-hop, RnB, and funk upstairs while DJs Maki and Makem play new/old school hip-hop and indie downstairs. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Good Timin’ @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Rock music, smooth music, good music with DJ Jex Opolis.

10 pm The Hoxton Saturdays @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. Featuring monthly resident DJ Chris Ramos and Cal. For guestlist, call Jonathan C at (416) 520-4753 or email steven@thehoxton.ca.

10 pm Jacques Reneault @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. NYC-based disco/tribal/house DJ Jacques Reneault + special guests Alixander III and Members Only. $10 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. For guestlist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Jukebox @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. A rock and soul dance party with DJs Circle Research and The Gillespie Bros. $10.

11 pm F*ckin’ Eh! @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Experience some of the finest turntablism this side of the parallel as DJ collective The Eh! Team takes over The Lounge! $10.

SUNDAY

9:30 pm Crosswires #8 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A Sunday night series brought to you by Doc Pickles, co-founder and emcee of of Wavelength. Featuring proto-punk lounge destroyers The Dreebs from NYC and psych folk acoustic wizard Allister Thompson, guitarist from 70’s cult glam band Crash Kelly + General Chaos Visuals and DJ selector Acacia Christensen. Sponsored by Steam Whistle. PWYC.

~ Caitlyn Holroyd

For event submissions, email caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

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