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.
9 pm Bringo @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Everyone has stuff they take home that is great but they don’t want. Bing some good quality “junk” that is worth winning. Hosts Janis Demkiw and surprise guests will covet the goods and call numbers while you drink, think, and win. Yell “bringo!” and you get your choice of the loot! Hosts Janis Demkiw and surprise guests will covet the goods and call numbers while you drink, think, and win. Free if you bring something good, $5 per card if you don’t.
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.
10 pm Valencia @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Pascal Ballerina, Miss Margot Keith, and Sugar Pistol play the best in Britpop, psych, and rock.
6 pm Thirsty Thursdays @ Drake One Fifty, 150 York St. DJ Lucie Tic hits the decks at Drake One Fifty. She’s known for her adept mix of styles, from dance to indie music, with a well deserved reputation for keeping the dance floor packed and happy!
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 Lazer Pop @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. It’s gettin’ cold, and what better way to fight off your seasonal depression than by dancing to french electro/trap/hip-hop mashups on a Thursday?!
10 pm Spooky Bitch: ’90s November Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Take a trip back to the grungy MDMA-soaked haze that was the ’90s. This month, things get dark and dirty with special guest Nancy Bocock! Jenna Syde and Brian Duval will be spinning devilish grooves for all the beautiful people.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Get Wild! @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences. This week, FNL presents a sneak peak of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, coming from the Natural History Museum in London. $12 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Midnight MRKT @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. Toronto’s sexiest night MRKT returns with drinks, street style, food, and local retailers. Music provided by DJs Dirty Dale, Johnny Hockin, and Lucie Tic. Until 1 am. $5 at the door (bring cash for the good goods).
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 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 Beam Me Up: Al Kent’s Million Dollar Disco @ Geary Lane, 360 Geary Ave.Witness Al Kent and his Million Dollar Disco’s return to Toronto for a special one night affair with Beam Me Up at Geary Lane! The task of revving up the pre-Al Kent revelry will be handled by Beam Me Up residents Cyclist & A Digital Needle, all on the phonically first-rate 40hz Soundsystem, with visuals created and orchestrated by Doc Dynamite. $10 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online.
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 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 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 Bubble Butt @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Sassy ass shit to mayke ya freeq with DJs Cameron Lee and Riff Randell.
10 pm Lazer Pop @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. EZ Listening is teaming up with multimedia artist Maziart so YOU can dance to the grand pubah of groovy ass video projections. Electro, cumbia, hip-hop, disco, and all your favourite hits.
10 pm Scissors @ Bassline, 782 King St. W. DJs Whitewolf and Fawn BC play luscious and heavy house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys, and everyone in between. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. Juliana Huxtable (NYC) joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke @ Revival, 783 College St. HHK has hundreds of classic hip-hop instrumentals to choose from. Sign-up at the event and get ready to tear up the stage! Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric, Dalia, and Ted Dancin’. $10.
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 Tropical Roots Sessions @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. A Man Called Warwick presents a special evening of dancing to indo, afro, latin, brazil, and caribbean sounds from the past – all on vinyl.
10 pm Crawford House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. MC JFlex hosts your favourite house party! Hip-hop, trap, and R&B all night + red cup drink special ($8.50 gets you a Molson cup and a Jager shot). $5 before 11 pm, more after.
11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ 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.
9 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: Black Cat Ball @ Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. WORN is launching issue 19/20 – a purrrfect occasion to celebrate with a Black Cat Ball! Join them for the last WORN party, a celebration of 10 years of independent fashion publishing. Black and white dress desired but not required. Bunner’s Bake Shops will provide vegan gluten-free sweet treats for all good kittens. $15 advance tickets availableonline.
10 pm Strictly Business: Out of Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. After almost five years of dropping classic hip-hop and R&B jams on Dundas West, it’s time to call it a day and put Strictly Business to bed. Join DJs Serious and Numeric one last time.
10 pm Stiff Joints Disco @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJ Bob Cobb brings you lower east side disco realness. A hot mix of underground classics and crowd pleasing hits. Special guests and eye candy all night.
10 pm Bruce LaBruce Presents: Thumper @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. With DJs BruceLa Bruce, Kevin H, and Dirty Dancers. Sissification in full force.
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: ish from that new Migos tape, Shy Glizzy, O.G. Bobby Johnson, Yo Gotti, Boosie Badazz the Conqueror, Nick Nick O Queen Nicki, a few tunes from that new Future tape, etc.
10 pm Beam Me Up Bonus Edition: Disco Tom Noble @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W.Dollowing Beam Me Up: Al Kent’s Million Dollar Disco on Friday, Part II of this Disco weekender finds Tom Noble inside The Piston’s sonically superior hallowed halls! Sunday will be devoted to disco naps. $10.
10 pm Party & Bull$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.
10 pm How Does It Feel @ Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St. W. The new issue of HDIF, featuring Lara Barker, Steph Horak, Samuel Lavoie, Jess Carroll, Jess Bloom, Colleen Ramage, and more. Marko Orlic playing music all night long.
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 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 Nino Brown Presents… @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Nino Brown and guests play hip-hop, dancehall, soca, RnB, and deep grooves.
10 pm Back In The Day @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJ Law replicates your high school video dance party! $5 before 11 pm, $10 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 Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie – tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. Aroundmidnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.
1 pm Borrel @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Traditional Dutch comfort/soul food, every Sunday afternoon. Drinks, tunes, and food you didn’t know that you love. Until 6 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.
10 pm Sunday Night @ Montauk, 765 Dundas St. W. Make sure you end your weekend right! Spend Sunday night with DJ Caff as he goes on a musical journey.
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