What’s a good weekend? A weekend where you can party-surf between vintage hip-hop jim-jam-jamborees dressed as your favourite rapper. That’s a good weekend.


10 pm, Press Pass II @ The Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W. Press Passes sketched by Michael Comeau (Magic Pony, Cut and Paste), photos by David Waldman (Kid With Camera), our new girlcrush Gabie Mulholland from Artstars* TV (ch-check our arts page), and live old school jazz standards. Attention journalism nerds: this is your party.

10 pm, The Official Gossip After Party @ The Social, 1100 Queen St. W. Covergirl Miss Margot and J.D. Samson from Le Tigre, $5 cover but FREE before midnight if you have that handy piece of plastic that says you attend an academic institution.

10 pm, Undiscovry Wednesdays @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Dub Bass, astronaut adventures, you know. Gypsy Midnight and Mikey Apples, $3 PBR and 50s. Hello? Hell yeah!


7 pm, Fete a la Tete Trois @ Jezebel, 227 Ossington St. Proceeds to the Neurosurgery Division of Sick Kids, DJ sets by Loose Lips and Circle Research, tarot readings. A $20 donation is encouraged at the door.

10 pm, The In Crowd @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen St. W. Northern Soul, Beat, Motown, Stax, R&B, Swinging Pop. $5 cover, free before midnight with student ID.

10 pm, Slow Pitch @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ Lazy Ray; Soul, Lover’s Rock, Disco, Panty Remover, Bossa, etc. FREE

10 pm, Dance Like You Fuck @ Strangelove, 587 College St. Special guest Evan G.

10 pm, Thirsty Thursday @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Skratch Bastid and Tona. The first official Snowboard Show Afterparty.


9 pm, Hip Hop Karaoke: Costume Edition @ Revival, 783 College St. Oh yes, that’s right. The first costume edition of Hip Hop Karaoke. Dress up as your favourite rapper, and then take the stage. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm, Lick A Shot @ Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. A throwback to the after school music video days. Millenium era rap, R&B, and dancehall, along with our favourite talent description of the week: “Selection complements of three innocuous-looking white dudes with an unhealthy interest in this type of shit.”$3 drinks til 11, requests encouraged.

10 pm, Where Were You In ’92? @ Marben, 488 Wellington St. W. A proper trip down memory lane-to the golden age of hip hop.

10 pm, Tuff Meat One Year Anniversary Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Read our interview with the Jens behind this indie dance party, which they promise will be the “sweatiest, booziest sweaty booze fest of all time.” http://www.shedoesthecity.com/a_fire_breathing_dragon_wearing_a_beer_helmet_doing_the_robot_happy_birthday_tuff_meat


9 pm, Slayer @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Or, as they’re calling it, Rocktoberfest. $5 for all the heavy metal, hair metal, thrash metal, and normal metal you can eat.

9 pm, eXtra Mile Saturdays @ Slack’s Restaurant & Bar, 562 Church St. Great food, great music, and hot women. Cozmic Cat, $5 Belvedere Vodka.

10 pm, Back To The Future Dance Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Goin’ Steady vs. Primary Colours, 1950’s vs. 1980’s. $5

10 pm, Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The undance party where there is often dancing. Oh look, a mix: http://www.zshare.net/audio/61986580377c9af9/