January 15th-25th Come Up To My Room @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. CUTMR takes over all floors of the 125-year-old historic hotel, inviting the creative community to take the temperature of contemporary practice and to explore the space between design, fine art, craft, landscape design, performance, and sound installation. Open 12-5 pm Monday through Friday and 11-7 pm Saturday and Sunday.
8 pm Movie Night @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Every Wednesday for the month of January, the Garrison will be screening films in their front room. $5 pint special, $3 Mexi-style popcorn, no cover. This week’s screenings is Spinal Tap.
9 pm Groove Thing @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W.DJ Caff plays all R&B, new jack swing, hip-hop, soul and future R&B feels inside the brand-new bar/resto, Thoroughbred Food & Drink.
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.
10 pm Natural Wednesdays @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Swirve Music and Babylon Warchild present a new hip-hop series by the heads, for the heads. Featuring a fresh roster of up-and-comers and OGs that changed the game + an in-house 12-round battle league, with the winner taking home a $500 cash prize.
6 pm Hookerson-Blough Auction @ Mrs. Huizenga, 28 Roncesvalles Ave.Featuring a considered collection of vintage goods and antique finds you will not want to miss! Commandeering the auctioneering is Jonathan Hagey of Kingpin’s Hideaway.
7 pm Satanic Panic @ Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. A new exhibit of works by Sylvana d’Angelo. “As part of an ongoing examination of her surroundings, Sylvana’s photography seeks out new experiences and individuals in the search for something meaningful and then exploits that moment through documentation and presentation. Her work focuses on the connections these moments have with the subject, their surroundings and the unifying effect of shared experiences.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until January 19th.
9 pm The MUFF Society Presents: Clueless @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. As If. Way Harsh. Ensembly challenged. Thanks to Clueless, these are phrases we’ve all embraced and used on the regular. And if you don’t, well, then you’re just a full-on Monet. Ugh. At some point or another, we’ve all wished for a closet like Cher’s, or a love like Dionne and Murray’s, or someone to “rollin’ with the homies” with at a party. Also, Paul Rudd. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of this iconic film, so grab a mini dress (one Calvin Klein would approve of) and join the MUFF Society in getting a head-start on the celebration. Doors at 9 pm, screening at 9:30.
10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.
10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and many more. $5.
10 pm DJ Downunda @ Crawford, 718 College St. Trap, rap, RnB, and bangers! Hosted by Miss Olivia and Kermit. $5 bar rail + $4 shots and jello shooters.
10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.
10 pm Spooky Bitch: Rocker Chick Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. This month, Spooky Bitch celebrates all the badass ladies of rock ‘n’ roll. Hawt rawkin tunes provided by DJ Brian Duval.
10 pm Big Shiny Booze @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. Are you nostalgic for The Toadies, Puffy Daddy, Fuel, Space Hog, Bush-x, Len and Fastball? Bring your “dippy-do” gel and your Nirvana pencil case and drink a $3 PBR. Ted Diplock will be taking your high school requests all night long.
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 Loving In The Name Of @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College St. A dance party and live set in celebration of the greatest hits of all time! The Best recreates classic songs from ELO, House of Pain, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Robyn, Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones, Smashing Pumpkins, and Phil Collins. DJ Scott Cudmore spins the hits all night long. $12.
10 pm Rush Hour @ Churchill, 1212 Dundas St. W. Ultimate partners in crime, CL and Carlton Ranks, plsy all the rap and R&B bangers that’ll make you swivel that booty and throw up them fists. SremmLife, CoCo, QuanQuanQuan, Maco + special appearances by Drake and DJ Khaled’s butler.
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 (ALT)Night Presents: Boombox @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. DJ Dislexia plays indie, disco, classic jams, and guilty pleasures! Pint and a shot for $10.
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. DJ Mensa joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
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 + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Feel So Good @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, slow jams, crunk, and beyond. Shake your ass till the early morning.
10 pm Scissors @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJs Whitewolf, Fawn BC, and Shamanta Chandran play luscious and heavy house music that will make you feel like you’re poolside in St.Tropez. Free before midnight, $5 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 Leant @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Big Jacks, Royale, and Bozack Morris play that classic leant shit. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.
10:30 pm Songbook Series Vol. 11: Boy Bands @ Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. By popular request, Songbook Series has decided to tackle everyone’s favourite middle school mix tape tracks: boy bands. Whether you were too N’Sync to love the Backstreet Boys, or so much a New Kid On The Block that it was 98 Degrees, they want you to see you at the bar! Let’s make some liquid dreams come true. PWYC.
11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.
11 am Bellwoods Flea @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. There’s a new market in town! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage – all in one place. There will also be classic films, music, food, video games and, of course, the bar will be open for service. Until 6 pm.
8 pm DJ Skate Night @ Harbourfont Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. Skate, Rattle & Roll with Bangs & Blush! All your favourite rock ‘n’ roll and soul jukebox hits from the ’50s and ’60’s. Until 11 pm.
10 pm Muscle & Heat Disco @ Ravage & Rumble, 1378 Queen St. W. Like a fine Italian wine, Muscle & Heart glide down your throats and into your beating hearts. Pulsating like a prize buck in heat, you will not help yourself. What is that smell coming from the dance floor? You can’t take your shoes off fast enough in this bath house of sexy feelings. Disco / Nightlife / Paradise.
10 pm Hughes The Boss @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. Hughes The Boss is a night to remember soundtracks that shaped us all. Music from/inspired by the films of John Hughes + other audible delights from ’80s and ’90s soundtracks. Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles, Home Alone, Pretty In Pink, Uncle Buck, etc.
10 pm Myth Paradise Music @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Soul, disco, and house music for you and yours: The fonk that only funk wants.
10 pm Wooden Wisdom DJ Set @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Embrace Presents: Wooden Wisdom DJ set (Elijah Wood and Zack Cowie). Online advance tickets sold out, very limited number available at door.
10 pm Boosie Fade @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Young heartthrobs James Rathbone (a.k.a. DJ Yung Adult) and Jordan Sowunmi play the sounds of the dirty south and other similarly-toned tunes. Expect music like: Shy Glizzy, Mike Will Made It, Gucci Mane, We Demz Boyz, Drizzy, etc.
10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills spins through his personal collection of hip-hop and slow jams. Dance party extreme. $5.
10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Famous Lee, Jason Ulrich, and special guest Gene King throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.
10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.Rap bangers all night with DJs Patrick McGuire and Adam Jackson. Free before 11 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 Get It Together: 5 Year Anniversary @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.Get It Together celebrates five years! All genres, all styles, all peoples welcome. $5.
10 pm Tramp @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS who love GIRLS (and their friends). Sexy jams courtesy of DJ Fawn BC and Linguist. $5 pints of Hogtown, $4 PBR, $4 Tropical Titty Twisters, and $10 double hot toddys to keep ya warm.
10 pm All Vinyl Everything @ Ballet, 227-A Ossington Ave. DJs Agile, Mensa, and Mista Jiggz play a mix of RnB, hip-hop, house, funk, disco, soul, reggae, and more – strictly on vinyl. $10.
10 pm Camp Chill @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Hip-hop, R&B, chill trap. Cheap drinks.
10:30 pm Èbony Presents: Antwon Faulkner @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Èbony celebrates Detroit native and Hijacked Records Detroit label boss Antwon Faulkner’s birthday by giving you a taste of the 313. Free before midnight, $5 after.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
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.
10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Until 4 pm.
11 am Detox to Retox @ Amsterdam Brewery, 45 Esandar Dr. Led by a certified yoga instructor and followed by a tasting of beers, this two-hour session (one hour of yoga, one hour of beer) will be the perfect way to trick yourself into thinking that you’re keeping your New Years Resolutions! $30 advance tickets available online.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
9:30 pm Karaoke Sundays @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Karaoke, every Sunday night! Hosted by Cajo.
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