July 22nd-24th T&T Waterfront Night Market @ T&T Supermarket, 222 Cherry St. Now in its seventh year, T&T Waterfront Night Market will once again treat attendees to a unique outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian-themed street food and general merchandise. Runs Friday from 6-midnight, Saturday from 4-midnight, and Sunday from 4-10 pm.
July 23rd-24th BIG on Bloor Festival @ Bloor Street from Dufferin to Lansdowne. A two-day, car-free summer street celebration of arts, culture, and small business in the Bloordale neighbourhood. Enjoy games, artisans, crafts, food from across the world, musical performances, and activities for children and adults alike! Runs Saturday from 1-midnight and Sunday from noon-6 pm.
5 pm Summer Pop-Up Series @ Tokyo Smoke, 850 Adelaide St. W. Bringing you the best in local designers and talent, the Summer Pop-Up series is a place to shop, relax, grab a bite and a brew, and enjoy the summer night! Sip on Tokyo Smoke’s custom roast coffee while you shop the latest designs by Mary Young and Saltwater Collective. Treats and drinks from 7-10 pm.
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 Boards & Booty Date Night @ Bandit Brewery, 2125 Dundas St. W. Flicking your tinder getting very few flames? Cupid’s arrow not performing ok with its accuracy? Board Again Events offers you salvation with their monthly date night! Join them from 7-11 pm to meet and play with some new friends. $5.
8 pm Girl Crush Presents: Conversations About Emotional Labour @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Work out your feelings around emotional work and labour with Girl Crush! They’ve got a super sweet lineup of speakers who will be discussing everything from radical empathy to outsider art to the privileges and disadvantages of being a mixed latina in CanLit. $10 advance tickets available online.
8 pm Meow Meow: A Queer Social @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. This isn’t a loud dance party. It’s a change of pace, and a chance to converse. Meant for queers to meet, hang, and conspire with other queers (awesome allies are welcome too)!
10 pm Thick @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs OG QT and Lil Fck Boi serve you up some THICK tunes.
7 pm Winona Forever @ Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. Double feature screening of Beetlejuice (7 pm) and Heathers (9 pm). PWYC.
8 pm Know The Ledge: Golden Age Hip-Hop Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Form teams, come up with colourful names, and put your phone-free minds against three rounds of rap stats spanning the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. After party music by DJ More Or Les! PWYC.
8 pm Throwback Thursdays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Vinyl vibes on the Sky Yard all summer long with DJs spinning R&B, soul, hip-hop, and funk.
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.
5 pm Adult Colouring @ 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 Friday 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 Re-Freshed @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. Join DJ Splattermonkey, Farbsie Funk, RafunkDJ, and Phat Trick and dance to the coolest sounds that combine the past with the present to launch us into the future of electronic dance music. Expect to hear blues artists like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and jazz artists like Benny Goodman and Count Basie, mixed with electronic sounds and groups like C2C, Kid Koala, Parov Stellar, and Algorythmik. Free before 10 pm, $10 after.
9:30 pm A League of Their Own Quote-Along @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Bloor St. W. Join Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna, and more as the Rockford Peaches once again hit the big screen, this time with subtitles on so know when to chime in: “There’s no crying in baseball!” Doors at 8:30 pm, screening at 9:30. Advance tickets available online.
10 pm Fast Times @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Fast Times is back by popular demand! Featuring the best ’80s new wave, pop, rock, funk, and electro-pop for your aural pleasures. Joining DJ Tweed on the decks are Babe Decibel and Blush.
10 pm Gotta Pay The Rent @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. It’s hot and you’re keeping it that way. Heat up the dance floor. Cool down on the patio. Indie electronic tunes provided by Matt A and Adam C.
10 pm Can You Feel It? @ ROUND, 152-A Augusta Ave. Join DJs Valerie Dour and Brandon Gibson-DeGroote 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 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Everything You Had On Your Retro Mix Tape @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Digital spins retro new wave, Britpop, and rock. You dance. Uh huh.
10 pm Summer Anthems Dance Party @ Bassline Music Bar, 865 Bloor St. W. DJs East York Bounce Posse, Shok, Elle Nocturnal, and Shagg-E bring the ultimate summer dance anthems and uplifting vibes to the Bassline dance floor. Come celebrate this glorious season!
10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.
10 pm Saddle Up @ Owl’s Club, 847 Dovercourt Rd. Get that old country feeling in the heart of the city at Saddle Up! It’s a dance party in a legion hall, with legion hall drink prices. Stomp to the sounds of Dolly, Willie, Loretta, and more – they play all the good tunes, and only the best of the bad ones. There will be a coupla line dances, the occasional slow song, and no bro country. $5.
10 pm Summer Heat @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Hot dance music from around the globe and across the eras with DJs Benjamin Boles and Spawn. Classic disco to future bass.
10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Fuck It is back with all those ear-searing guilty pleasures you’ll never admit to knowing the words to! $5.
10 pm Make It Pop @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Pop, top 40, hip-hop, R&B, dance, and house music from artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Boyz II Men, TLC, Jagged Edge, Britney Spears, Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, O-Town, Kanye West, Nelly, S Club 7, Spice Girls, and more! Free before midnight with RSVP.
10 pm Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Alikulapo, Hoiking, and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! $5.
11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ of Down With Webster hits the decks, spinning all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.
10 am “Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra” Opening @ Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. This exhibition celebrates the creative process and artistic genius of award-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza and his vision for the new Alhambra visitor centre, called New Gateway or Puerta Nueva, in Granada, Spain. Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs, and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza’s design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium, and restaurant. Runs until January 8. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $20 for adults.
10 pm The Tunnel Club @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A tribute to the legendary hip-hop club through the music of today. Yung Adult and Prince Josh holding it down, playing the biggest R&B and rap anthems. $5.
10 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Do Saturday night right with a hip-hop and R&B dance party for queers! DJ Orange Pekoe playing your fav all-female jams + Drag-Queen-in-Residence Beardoncé slaying you at 12:30. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies roll out all the hip shakers and baby makers from the ’50s and ’60s for you to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.
10 pm Beam Me Up: Édition Spéciale @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Let the Beam Me Up residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist take you for a ride with Édition Spéciale, a trip around the world of disco! Dive into disco from Suriname, Brazil, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, the UK, Jamaica, Cameroon, Mexico, Cuba, and beyond.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Soulfinger (Los Angeles) share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.
10 pm You Are Never Alone EP Release Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Join selectors Jesse Futerman and Nautiluss to celebrate the release of Jesse’s new EP You Are Never Alone, out July 18th on Omena Records. Smoke meat sandwiches might be provided by Caplansky’s. Smoke machine will be handled by Nautiluss. $5.
11 pm Motown Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Motown Party’s suited resident DJs play the best and brightest in Motown, soul, funk, and modern edits all night flanked on each side by beautiful backup dancers while archival footage is mixed on the spot to get you on the dance floor! Expect to hear some old favourites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. $10.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Come make a mess of yourself to the greatest sounds of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Cheap booze and good times all night long. $5.
10 am Yoga in High Park @ 1873 Bloor St. W. (just to the right of the front gates on Bloor near the Chess House). Flow-active is running a FREE summer-long yoga series! The styles will vary week-to-week, but will always accommodate beginners and welcomes people of all ages. This week’s session will be led by Branch Yoga. BYO: yoga mat, sunscreen, and friends.
11 am Summer Post Market @ Steam Whistle Brewing (The Roundhouse), 255 Bremner Blvd. The ninth instalment of the Post Market, featuring some amazing returning and new vendors! Until 5 pm.
3 pm Super-Flea Every Sunday Flea Market Party @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Shop rad stuff and PARTY! Over 35 vintage and one-of-a-kind vendors, yummy foods, live music and entertainment, and drinks in Lucifer’s Lounge. Until 9 pm.
6 pm Christie Pits Film Festival @ Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St. W. The Christie Pits Film Festival celebrates its sixth summer season! In this week’s screening, I Put A Hit On You, you’ll witness the unravelling of a dysfunctional relationship while a young couple (played by Aaron Ashmore and Sara Canning) is trapped in their apartment by a hit man lurking outside. Eats and treats provided by Crown & Anchor. BYOBlanket. Free / PWYC ($10 suggested).
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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