November 3rd-12th The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair @ Exhibition Place, 100 Prince’s Blvd. Celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country at the Royal!
November 4th-5th Horror-Rama @ 918 Bathurst St. Toronto’s only all-horror convention returns with two days of panel discussions, film screenings, exhibits and booths, and special guests! Day and weekend passes available online.
November 5th-December 28th Johnnie To: Expect the Unexpected @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. A retrospective covering a wide range of the Hong Kong cinema legend’s eclectic body of work, including Wu Yen (2001), Justice! My Foot (1992), and a 35mm screening of The Heroic Trio (1999).
10 am Village Juicery Grand Opening @ Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St. Village Juicery celebrates the grand opening of its fifth Toronto location. Enjoy free juice and snacks, be the first to try Village Juicery’s new menu items, and meet VJ’s team of holistic nutritionists. First 100 guests will take home a Village Juicery swag bag! Until 9 pm.
6 pm Sorauren Park Pumpkin Parade @ Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Ave. Add your pumpkin to the parade! There is no competition… but will your pumpkin get noticed? And what will be the dominant theme this year? Until 10 pm.
6:30 pm Harvest Wednesdays @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The final Harvest Wednesdays dinner of the season with Chef Jamie Kennedy! Together with the Gladstone’s Chef de Cuisine, Rudy Boquila, and Sous Chef Anne Novo, he’ll be incorporating seasonal produce picked just the day before from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. and other Ontario producer partners. $130 tickets available online.
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.
8 pm Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $50 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.
8 pm Danger!! Karaoke: 1999 Edition @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. Danger!! Karaoke is a karaoke night where your song is chosen for you (from a themed playlist) at random by the host. This month’s theme is PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999! All hits from 1999, all the time.
10 pm Loose Fit @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Kick-ass monthly featuring Britpop, New York noise, psychedelic, and good vibrations.
9 am “Built to Remember: The Holocaust Museums of Today & Tomorrow” Opening @ Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave. Built to Remember features a sampling of Holocaust museums and offers insight into how the narratives they share have significantly impacted how the Holocaust is understood throughout the world. Runs through November 29th. FREE.
7 pm “Pop Art Pop Up” Opening Reception @ Twist Gallery, 1100 Queen St. W. Toronto artists bring the iconic Pop Art movement of the 1960s into the contemporary moment with unique artistic reflections on mass media, popular culture, and consumerism. Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs through November 25th.
7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A 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!
9 pm Boombox: Fame Edition @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. TIFF Bell Lightbox transforms into New York City’s prestigious High School for the Performing Arts for its annual Boombox fundraising event. Experiences include live performances and installations, in-cinema presentations, a digital jam space, VR lounge, dance floor, eats and drinks, and more. $160 tickets available online (includes charitable tax receipt).
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.
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.
11 pm JD Samson @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. Powerhouse queer icon JD Samson spinning hot tracks to move your body to till last call. (Set starts at midnight). $15.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Valhalla @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Blvd. What do we really know about Vikings? Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, with complimentary access to VIKINGS: The Exhibition presented by Raymond James Ltd. $17 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Beatles vs. Stones @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. “Gimme Shelter” or “Here Comes The Sun”? DJ Blush is giving you an evening of hits and rarities from the two greats: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones + a ton of ’60s rock ‘n’ roll in between! $5.
10 pm Ice Machine @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Minimal synth, wave, electro, EBM, post-punk, etc. with DJs Neal Strange and David Lush.
10 pm No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, live remixes, and more with DJ Mike Don’t. $5.
10 pm Svveet Beats @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Rock ‘n’ roll, psych, blues, and everything dirty with DJ Cheff.
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 Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Shandy Kern, Jordan Kern, and Keith Hamilton bring you the smoothest sounds of the ’70s and ’80s! $5 to step aboard.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residents Patchouli Brothers (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) and Cyclist. $10.
10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 63 Ossington Ave. Spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.
10:30 pm Big Primpin’: Golden Delicious @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBT people and their guests. With DJs Nino Brown and Blackcat. 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 “Stereo: A Glasses-Less 3D Exhibit” Opening Reception @ Hashtag Gallery, 830 Dundas St. W. “Stereo” uses glasses-less 3D to create an immersive experience that can only be seen in person. The pieces together pen a love letter to Toronto, as they capture the parts of the city, from nature to transportation. Music by CJ Carino. Until 11 pm.
10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ’60s mod, soul, and reggae record dance party with DJs Nico and Magnificent! Sponsored by Fred Perry Toronto and Kops Records. $5/10 cover.
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 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 Ready, Steady, GO! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, ’60s-90s pop and rock – come shake yer pants with DJ Brother Wayne!
10 pm A Sneaky Dee’s Motown Night @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Get up offa that thang and get yourself to Sneaky Dee’s! Motown hits from the Jackson 5 to The Supremes to Boys 2 Men and so much more. $5 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive, dance party, blowout spectacular! Party jams and freedom.
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 + special guest Eric Carver! Hosted by More or Les. $10.
11 am Toronto Downtown Record Show @ Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. Over 50 tables in two rooms, filled with the best slabs of wax you need. All styles and sounds of music will be there for you to dig up, from the good cheap stuff to the rare gems you usually only see in your dreams. Also, look for the return of the $5 ROOM! Until 4 pm. $5.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at email@example.com