November 20th-December 20th Toronto Christmas Market @ The Distillery District. The spirit of the winter season comes to life with the sixth edition of the Toronto Christmas Market, the city’s favourite holiday tradition. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world by Fodor’s Travel, USA Today and Mashable, among many others, the event returns to the Distillery Historic District and provides visitors with the opportunity to rediscover the magic of Christmas.
6 pm The MUFF Society Presents: Wayne’s World @ Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St. Join The MUFF Society as they celebrate this woman-directed SNL skit turned classic comedy. They’ll have rock ‘n’ roll, a photobooth, and prizes (although none of them will be a gun rack because, let’s face it—you don’t even own *a* gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack. What are you gonna do with a gun rack?) There will be no party time more excellent than The MUFF Society’s screening of Wayne’s World! Doors at 6 pm, screening at 7. $10 advance tickets available online.
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.
5 pm Perfect Strangers @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. A brand-spanking new Thursday weekly starting at 5 pm for your post-work hang time. DJ Caff on the 1s and 2s all night long, playing everything from bangers to ballads.
5 pm Adult Colouring Workshop @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Let your inner child out and kick it old school with the Gladstone’s adult colouring-in every Thursday from 5 pm to close! Grab a beer and groove to some tunes while trying to stay in the lines. All supplies included.
6 pm Leslieville Wanderlust @ Queen St. E. between Booth and Vancouver. Get ready for an evening shopping soiree including a tree-lighting ceremony, in-store specials, live music, and a chance to win Leslieville swag! Until 9 pm.
8 pm Love To Love Disco @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Disco, every Thursday! Rare, groove, classic, italo, and nu. $5.
9 pm Definition @ The Den, 423 College St. A community of people who seek out a vibe that parallels one of past times with a touch of new flavour. Bridging the gap between a club night and social gathering. With Toronto Hustle, Paul Revered, and Patrick Blue.
9 pm Free Salsa Night @ Fonda Lola, 942 Queen St. W. Queen West’s own authentic Mexican bistro Fonda Lola is hosting a free salsa night, with a complimentary lesson by Christine Walker of Walker Studios and live music from Sol De Cuba! Believing that quality food and drink can transform the spiritual well-being, Fonda Lola is offering up $5 beers, $6 tequila shots, and $8 cocktails for the occasion (until 1 am).
10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!
10 pm Strangelove @ Early Mercy, 540 King St. W. The infamous Strangelove party has arrived at King West’s newest bar/restaurant, Early Mercy. Join hosts Jonathan C and Josh Seaton as they launch the unseen, the society in the dark.
7 pm #FNLROM: Light @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences is back for a new season. $15 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Can You Feel It? @ Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St. W. Join DJs Valerie Dour and Math Rosen for a trip through the golden years of late ’80s/early ’90s rave, including a special mid-90s electronica anthems set guaranteed to help you relive those days of big baggy jeans, snug hoodies, and big-bead necklaces. $5 to dance the night away.
10 pm Bey Bey All Night @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. PRAISE THE QUEEN! Dance the night away to Bey’s hits and all your favourite dance-floor anthems. With DJs Sasha Foster, Max Zimmerman, and Jimmy Chanthapanya. Sponsored by Victoire, Certified Vintage & Goods, and Beyography. $10.
10 pm Jungle @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Sweat. Throwback. Future. Full Crate and Bambii bring the ’90s heat, RnB, dancehall, and future beats. $7.
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 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 Whatchu Know Bout Me? Bingo @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Whatchu Know Bout Me? takes a break from their monthly dance party for some good old-fashioned bingo, including FABULOUS PRIZES! Instead of calling out “B-6,” DJ Orange Pekoe will play your favourite female-driven hip-hop and R&B tracks to help you score a win. Dabbers and cards will be provided. $5.
10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Friday night party with DJ Blush! Dance all night to the best of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and pop at one of Toronto’s most legendary dance venues in the city of Toronto. Bring those dancing shoes – you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and smiling. $5.
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 on the decks + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Feministry @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJs Weird:L and <SIRI> select and share music made by and for fems, womyn, queers, and allies. Hosted by Marilyn Mansion (Cam Lee). Come dance and celebrate!
10 pm new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Do your stretches. Practice your free throws. Keep your limbs at ease. $5.
10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins the ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB, reggae – everything you need.
11 pm Diggy The DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.
11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage + a fun and funky mix of ’80s and ’90s classics! Until 6 pm.
9 pm Live Britpop Karaoke: Vol. 2 @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. Come channel your inner Liam or Jarvis. Definitely, Maybe? Featuring The Mis-Shapes playing the backing music for all of your favorite indie hits from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s. Show up and pick the song you want to sing. Names will be drawn before the band hits the stage, should more than one person request the same song.
10 pm I’m Going Downstairs @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. A night of basement music at Unlovable. The finest in soul, jazz, gospel, funk, and disco for you and yours.
10 pm It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Splattermonkey spin all-90s hip-hop, house, and rock! The best all killer and no filler selections from 1990 to 1999, so expect to hear stuff like Wu-Tang, Pixies, Nirvana, etc. Nostalgic moments guaranteed, because It’s All Good, baby! $5.
10 pm Soft Stroke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Gritty house and shadowy techno with a soft touch. Featuring a DJ set from British Columbia’s Unknown Mobile and local support from CL. $5.
10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills on two turntables spinning old school hip-hop, party jams, dancehall, reggae, and RnB. $5.
10 pm Beatlemania @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Why did the Beatles cross Abbey Road? To get to Beatlemania of course! Bangs & Blush will be playing loads of Fab Four tunes + your favourites from the ’50s and ’60s! It won’t be long til you’re twisting and shouting all night. $5 with student ID.
10 pm Get It Together @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. All genres, all genres, and all peoples welcome! Selections by Mikey McFly. $5.
10 pm Party & Bull$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.
11 pm Voodoo @ 76-A Geary Ave. Mysterious forces and powers that govern the world and the lives of those who reside within it, and a range of artistic forms that function in conjunction with these energies. Working the root: Alister Johnson, Jason Ulrich, Famous Lee, and Andycapp. $10 all night. For adult adults.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.
10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Knox Avenue, south of Queen St. E. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. This month marks the final outdoor flea of the year. Until 5 pm.
10 am Flipside DJ & Collectors Record Sale @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Over 25,000 vinyl records in one room from collectors and DJs near and far! All genres. Until 4 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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