November 29th-December 24th #localTOmrkt @ Yonge & Dundas, 335 Yonge St. A holiday pop-up market in a vacant lot at the core of Toronto’s downtown shopping district. #localTOmrkt is dedicated to supporting independent, small, and local businesses of Toronto and all the beautiful neighbourhoods they represent.
December 19th-28th Fitzroy Boutique Holiday Pop-Up @ 69 Vintage, 921 Queen St. W. Toronto-based online store and pop-up shop, Fitzroy Boutique, presents their annual holiday pop-up inside 69 Vintage! Shop new luxe candles by J’adore Paris Collections, beautiful jewellery and accessories, and stunning home accent pieces. (Think flamingo lucite trays, pineapple bowls, cute cake plates and the coolest jewellery holders.)
9 pm Holiday Toy Drive @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Smithfits and 159 Manning present: Chris Murphy (Sloan) and Good Enough Live Karaoke cover Minor Threat’s album “Out of Step” from start to finish. Performances by Wild Side and Wave of Terror, with guest DJs between sets. $10 or free with a new, unused toy.
9 pm Groove Thing @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W.DJ Caff plays all R&B, new jack swing, hip-hop, soul and future R&B feels inside the brand-new bar/resto, Thoroughbred Food & Drink.
10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.
10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis, James Redi, and special guests. Every Wednesday.
10 pm Natural Wednesdays @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Swirve Music and Babylon Warchild present a new hip-hop series by the heads, for the heads. Featuring a fresh roster of up-and-comers and OGs that changed the game + an in-house 12-round battle league, with the winner taking home a $500 cash prize.
10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.
10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and many more. $5.
10 pm DJ Downunda @ Crawford, 718 College St. Trap, rap, RnB, and bangers! Hosted by Miss Olivia and Kermit. $5 bar rail + $4 shots and jello shooters.
10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.
8:30 pm Home Alone Quote-Along @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Calling all ladies, gentlemen and little jerks! It’s time for a Home Alone holiday quote-along. Join host, comedian Steph Tolev, as Bloor Cinema brings Home Along back to the big screen with a fun twist – they’re showing it with subtitles, karaoke-style, so you can get rowdy and shout out your favourite lines (“Buzz, your girlfriend, WOOF!”) right along with the McCallisters, Marv and old Mr. Marley! Doors at 8:30 pm, screening at 9:30. $11 (bring a donation for their food drive in support of The Stop Community Food Centre, and you’ll a prop-bag full of goodies).
9 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Holiday Edition @ Revival, 783 College St. The last Hip-Hop Karaoke of the year! To celebrate the holidays, HHK and Revival are serving up a FREE DINNER buffet from 9-11:30 pm. Plus, a portion of this month’s proceeds will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank. Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric, Dalia, and Ted Dancin’. $10.
10 pm Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Your favourite psych, mod, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and present day courtesy of DJ Weird Dad.
10 pm Birthday Sex-mas @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Merry (se)X-mas! Diego Bros and special guest Graham Be play ’90s + ’00s hip-hop and R&B jamz all night long. (Holiday babies, post your birthday requests on the Facebook page.) Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A pulsating dance party rocking the retro sounds of the 1990s! All your favourite dance, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and so on and so on and so on. $5.
10 pm Feel So Good @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, slow jams, crunk, and beyond. Shake your ass till the early morning.
10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. DJ Wristpect joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Scissors @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJs Whitewolf, Fawn BC, and Shamanta Chandran play luscious and heavy house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys, and everyone in between. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Bubble Butt @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Sassy ass shit to mayke ya freeq with DJs Cameron Lee and Riff Randell.
11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only: bringing booty back to the Underground. Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current rap and RnB. $10.
12 pm Coconut Christmas Zine & Maker Fair @ X-Space Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave. (Unit 2). The fifth annual Christmas Zine and Maker Fair! This year’s theme is Christmas Coconuts and Club Med. There will be zines, comics, small press, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry, crafts and other handmade multiples for sale. Admission is free, sunscreen served for all! Until 6 pm.
8 pm 1LoveTO Holiday Skating Party @ Harbourfont Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 1LoveTO’s annual holiday party returns to the Natrel Rink for another night of hip-hop inspired fun with DJs Dlux and Lissa Monet. Until 11 pm.
10 pm Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ Neck of the Woods, 559 College St. The Breakfast Club is once again in session! And since it’s the holidays, they’re bringing you the Ugly Christmas Sweater edition – so get those hideous holiday outfits ready and get ready to party like it’s 1986! ’80s pop, rock, TV themes, new wave, and slow james provided by DJ Starting from Scratch. $10 with ’80s gear/ugly Christmas sweater) before midnight, $15 after; $20 without.
10 pm Beyonce vs. The World @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. A fundraising party for Younger Than Beyonce Gallery: a temporary contemporary art space opening in Toronto in 2015. Celebrate the Winter Solstice and all things Beyonce by dancing to music played by DJs Mary Mack and Bro of Bro and Sis. $5/PWYC.
10 pm Wayne’s Girls Xmas @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. The return of Wayne’s Girls’ annual Christmas party with Garth Mar and Wayne Sarah-Jane. All your favourite classic rock, metal, and headbang jamz + Wayne’s World inspired snacks!
10 pm Camp Chill @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Hip-hop, R&B, chill trap. Cheap drinks.
10 pm Get It Together: Hip-Hop Holiday Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Come wet-up the dance floor one last time before the year is out! All genres, all styles, all peoples welcome. $5.
10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills spins through his personal collection of hip-hop and slow jams. Dance party extreme. $5.
10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of rap bangers and other trill $hit with DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Tone Cul @ Penny’s, 1306 Bloor St. W. Advanced mask making allll night long! 10-11 pm: Bent strings and angel screams. 11-12 am: Brat back power pogo. 12-1 am 1000% post-punk/over-punk/disco for the win. 1-2 am deep&dark, warm&moist. Portion of bar sales will go to Sidetracks Screenprinting Collective.
10 pm BeastDJ @ Crawford, 718 College St. BeastDJ plays hits from ALL the DECADES. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Sir Ramases share a top notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.
10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Serious and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.
10 pm All Vinyl Everything @ Ballet, 227-A Ossington Ave. DJs Agile, Mensa, and Mista Jiggz play a mix of RnB, hip-hop, house, funk, disco, soul, reggae, and more – strictly on vinyl. $10.
10 pm Industrial Elements @ Coalition: T.O, 349-A College St. Pure sounds of house music by Jay James [DJ2Ten] Wolfe, Mister P, and RI3L.
11 pm Yolo Closet @ Mr. Flamingo, 1265 Dundas St. W. Take a trip inro rhe yolo closet with DJs Lazy Ray and Prince Ness. Disco, boogie, house, and R&B (for the young people).
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie – tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. Aroundmidnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
9:30 pm Karaoke Sundays @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Karaoke, every Sunday night! Hosted by Cajo.
11 pm Comeback Season Presents: Everybody’s Youth @ Revival, 783 College St. With the help of Stüssy Toronto, Get Home Safe, and SmashMouth Music Group, Comeback Season presents: Everybody’s Youth. Hosted by Ian Connor and J $tash, with music by Cyber69, Happy Boy Tona, Kim CBS, Xander CBS. $10 early bird tickets available at Stüssy Toronto (1000 Queen St. W.). For guestlist or table reservations, email email@example.com.
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