November 30th-December 4th One of a Kind Show @ Exhibition Place (Enercare Centre), 100 Princes’ Blvd. A marketplace bringing together 800 Canadian artisans and designers. Open weekdays and Saturdays from 10-9 pm; Sundays from 10-6 pm. Tickets available online and at the door.
December 2nd-4th Junction Flea Holiday Market @ SMASH! Salvage, 2880 Dundas St. W. The Junction Flea’s annual Holiday Market is back with lots of new vendors and your old faves too! Licenced all weekend long for total holiday shopping enjoyment and chill vibez.
7 pm Music Bingo @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A FREE weekly event combining the love of music with the traditional bingo format. Each player receives a Music Bingo card which consists of an assortment of songs. Instead of calling out numbers, they play the music! Singing along encouraged.
7 pm Boozaar Vintage Night Market @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Booze and peruse the Gladstone Hotel’s Boozaar Vintage Night Market. Hunt through heaps of vintage/retro/repro clothing, accessories, antique, and vinyl whilst grooving to DJ tunes and boozing with the thriftiest vintage collectors in the city! Until 11 pm.
7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A new trivia night with the emphasis on entertainment (movies, TV, music). This is the payoff for all the television you’ve been watching. Prizes and cheap drinks all night!
10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE ’90s til now dance party, GET LO! They’ll be playing all the shit you wanna hear from the ’90s to today.
10 pm Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and more.
7 pm Long Winter @ Polish Combatants’ Hall, 206 Beverley St. The Long Winter concert series is back for a fifth year. With musical performances, comedy, art, and more. All ages. $10 in advance or PWYC at the door.
9 pm Hold Tight @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush (Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty (Misty McKenzie-Hill) bring this hip-shakin’ dance party to Toronto’s legendary Rolling Stones-themed bar and lounge, Stone’s Place – and you NEED to be there! Featuring soul, funk, and rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. $5.
10 pm Can Con @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Move your butt to some big shiny tunes from Canada’s best! DJ Orange Pekoe serving up beats just dripping with maple syrup, with patriotic gogo-dancing by the men of Boylesque T.O. Flannel encouraged. $5.
10 pm Lab.our of Love @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Lab.our heads Basic Soul Unit and J-UL back for an all-night session in the grotto. A spectrum of body music for your soul. $5.
10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Kick off the weekend with SoulSkank’s brand of deep funk, hot buttered soul, and vintage reggae and ska. All vinyl! DJ Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. $5.
10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.
10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 63 Ossington Ave. Spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.
10 pm Bare @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Lose your inhibitions and take a walk on the wild side. DJs HRLD and Sada play rap, hip-hop, future sounds, RnB, house, and reggae. $5.
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 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Hey QT: Queer Dance Party @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJs Joe Blow, Mary Mack, and Sigourney Beaver play hip-hop, electro, pop, dancehall, indie, and remixes. $5.
10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad rock, and R&B. Strangers in first-rate finery make tequila-fuelled matrimony to a pleasure-packed soundtrack. $10.
10:30 pm Big Primpin’ @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Craig Dominic and RecklezZ! For line bypass, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $7.
11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! $10.
7 pm “Night Glow Fabric” Opening Reception @ Wills Gallery, 187 Augusta Ave. An evening of correct vibes and great art! Featuring works by Oreka James, Philemon Johannes, Yanick Hunter, Aaron Jones, Nathan Olokun, Curtia Wright, and Phillip Sanders. Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until December 9th.
7 pm Toronto Vintage Society’s Kitschmas Time Kapsule @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Celebrate Kitschmas with a time kapsule of music spun through the ages: ’40s with DJ Chelsea, ’50s with DJs David Faris and Hideki, ’60s with DJ Swankenstein, ’70s with A Digital Needle and Cyclist, and ’80s with DJ Betti Forde. Wear your Kitschmas best from any era – prizes for best dressed! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Stew Innes and Wexel play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. $5.
10 pm Wax Museum @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. DJs Armak and Twig spin your favourite R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop. Dance, play vintage ’80s/’90s video games, purchase rare vinyl from Kops pop-up boutique, drink, and be merry!
10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJs Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, reggae, and soul. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $10.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.
10 pm Hypnotic Mindscapes: Evan Baggs @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Fresh off his recent Resident Advisor podcast, Hypnotic Mindscapes welcome Evan Baggs for a set at Bambi’s. Expect impeccable mixing from the long-time Club Der Visionaere affiliate with his no nonsense take on electro, house, techno, and garage. $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Joanne: A Lady Gaga Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s 431 College St. A night dedicated to one of the strongest women in the industry. Playing jams from The Fame to Joanne and everything in between. $5 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Rickard Masip (Tropical Treats, Sweden) share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.
10 pm Worst Behavior @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. This Saturday, be on your worst behavior. Bangs & Blush play past and present bangers all night long from Drake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $5.
10:30 pm Tapette: Èdition Homo Noel @ Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St. W. The final Tapette of 2016! DJ Phillippe plays all-French disco, house, and hits to kiss and dance close to. $5.
11 pm Love Saves The Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal house, maximal disco, maximal feelings with residents Kevin Ritchie and Jamie Sin + special guest DJ Vicky C.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia. Hosted by More or Les. $10.
11 am Holiday Post Market @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Post Market’s third annual holiday gift shopping extravaganza, featuring over 100 vendors! Until 5 pm.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
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