November 7th-8th Day of the Dead Festival @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Explore the ancient and contemporary traditions of Mexico and Latin America’s oldest cultural celebration of life, heritage and family histories. Gather, remember and celebrate your ancestors with friends, family and some of the country’s finest artists in music, dance, crafts, ofrendas, and more.
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.
7 pm Miss You Already Advanced Screening @ SilverCity Yonge & Eglinton, 2300 Yonge St. neWCHapter presents an advance screening of Miss You Already, an honest and powerful story following two lifelong best friends, as they navigate life’s highs and lows. $25 in advance (includes popcorn and drink), $30 at the door.
8 pm Love To Love Disco @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Disco, every Thursday! Rare, groove, classic, italo, and nu. $5.
10 pm Strangelove: The Finale @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. Strangelove found it’s home at Weldon Park over a year ago, and now they’re saying goodbye and moving on to a new location. $3 drinks and Red Bulls before midnight + you&i playing a blend of groovy house, melodic deep house, and a some upcoming releases from the label’s roster. $5.
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 Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer, synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Bjork, Kate Bush, Broadcast, Robyn, Erykah Badu, Elastica, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Glasser, and on and on.
7 pm #FNLROM: Tribute @ 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 Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night returns for an eclectic evening of dancing! Basement soul, MJ, funk, Prince, R&B, Joe Cocker, Talking Heads, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and disco.
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 Snugfuzz @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Cozy in your ear like a Q-tip made of cashmere. Tunes courtesy of DJs Raf Reza and Ryan Pierre.
10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Funk, soul, reggae, ska, and dancehall in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Parkdale Funk and special guest G-Spot on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush and Stones Place are throwing a brand new Friday night party! 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 Leant @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Big Jacks, Royale, and Bozack play that classic leant shit. $5 before 11:30 pm, more 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 $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Marmalade & Buttahfingaz @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, rap, trap, south.
10:30 pm Tapette’s 3rd Annual Celine Dion Party @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Last year’s bash was so out of control, Tapette had to step it up a few notches and move it to the gay ol’ Gladstone ballroom! Celine Dion hits all night (plus other French pop, disco, and house) + a very special performance from Toronto’s greatest Celine queen, Amanda Roberts, giveaways, and surprises. $10.
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.
4 pm Fall Swap @ Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Bring your gently used clothing and accessories and exchange them for other items. $7 entrance fee + plus one bag of clothing, with all proceeds go to Sistering. Clothing will be donated to Goodwill. Until 5:30 pm.
10 pm Stay The Night @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Come enjoy some nice tunes and celebrate 30 years of Cam Hildebrandt! Cam and Aki (Cosmos Records) will be playing modern soul and rare disco.
10 pm Paradise Life @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Local jocks Jason Ulrich and Todd Westendorp play only the finest in disco and house music.
10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJ Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, R&B, reggae, and soul. Go-go stylings by Riff Randell. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.
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 Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 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 Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2015, played in chronological order). $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party paying tribute to the golden age of hip-hop! DJs Numeric and Dalia spin classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. $10.
11 am Pre-Holiday Pop-Up Market @ 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St. Shop from a collection of the city’s finest independent artists, craft-makers, photographers, designers, and gourmet food makers! Hosted by Toronto Urban Collective. Until 6 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.
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