September 30th-October 1st Toronto Vintage Clothing Store @ Queen Elizabeth Building (Exhibition Place), 100 Princes’ Blvd. Canada’s largest sale of vintage clothing under one roof! Open 10-5 pm Saturday and 10-4 pm Sunday. $10 at the door.
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 $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.
10 pm Modern Math @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Lockout and Sergio SP selecting sounds and general order of appearance for an evening inside the Bambi’s sound system.
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.
10 pm Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!
10:30 pm Bowie & Bjork All Night @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers. I suck my tongue In remembrance of you. Thrash and sing to our alien gods all night with DJ Blush!
11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ plays all your favourite bangers. $10.
5 pm Oktoberfest @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Dust off your dirndl or lederhosen and ring in the fall at the Gladstone’s classic Oktoberfest jamboree! They’re turning the Melody Bar into an ole fashioned German beer hall featuring performances by the Bavarian Queens, live music, and steins of beer! Steins will be sold for $12 alongside free beer sampling from Mill Street Brewery. Until 10 pm.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Fashion @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park Blvd. A new season of #FNLROM kicks off with a celebration of the fabulous world of fashion! Immerse yourself in the ROM’s collections, and meet local fashion designers. $17 advance tickets available online.
9 pm Yohomo Presents: Big Fun @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. DJs! Queens! Projections! Dancing! Sounds by Craig Dominic, Fawn Big Canoe, Diego Armand, Phillippe, and more; performances by Tynomi Banks and Beardoncé. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
10 pm Medicine @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. New monthly with DJ Nico and Johnny Trash! Classic psyche (Can, Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, Neu!, etc.) vs. modern psyche (LCD Soundsystem, MGMT, Tame Impala, My Bloody Valentine, etc.), all on vinyl.
10 pm Aughtie By Nature @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Put on your best pair of low-rise jeans, grow out the ironic moustache, and dust off your trucker hats because the Aughts are BACK! DJs Andrew Pulsifer and Miguel Rivas play the top hits from the the 2000s, including: Justin Timberlake, Usher, Outkast, The White Stripes, Missy Elliott, Britney Spears, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Jay-Z, Eminem, Destiny’s Child, Lil Wayne, The Strokes, and more.
10 pm Yeah It’s Fall @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A comfy, sweaty, pumpkin-spiced tribute to FALL! DJs Michael K and Maggy playing feel good pop, RnB, and top 40 + a fall-tastic performance by drag queen Dottie Dangerfield and Bonbon Bontemps, who will also judge the pumpkin pie eating contest (winner walks away with a turkey or tofurkey).
10 pm Very Special @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap, R&B, and dancehall (current and ’00s classics) with DJs Big Jacks and Jenno. $10 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Jamz @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Mostly ’90s dance party with pals Slater and Ty! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Like Water @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. Move freely and give way. Music selections by DJs Katie Marie Lavoie, Vibrant Matter, and Platinum Travel Rewards.
10 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Queer dance party featuring the ladies of hip-hop and R&B! DJ Orange Pekoe playing the best songs by the best ladies + the unmissable Midnight Floorshow featuring Beardoncé. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm DJ Teenage Werewolf @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Post-punk, psych, Rock ‘n’ roll, soul – DJ Teenage Werewolf plays the perfect soundtrack for a Saturday night freak out.
10 pm Link Up @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Kid Ka$h spinning the best in top 40, hip-hop, RnB, soca, and reggaeton. Tunes for all headtops.
10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Expect a mind-melting mix of original heavy heavy sounds, mod, psych, prog, freak-sounds, and wiggle rock, with loving lashings of soul, rhythm und blües, and gummy gummy rocksteady. All vinyl.
10 pm Hey QT: Queer Dance Party @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. DJs Joe Blow, Fluffy Soufflé, and Sigourney Beaver play hip-hop, electro, pop, dancehall, indie, and remixes. Video installation by Kiks Divic.
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 and Cyclist. $10.
11 am Tiger of Sweden Cupcakes & Cocktails @ Tiger of Sweden, 56 Ossington Ave. September is a month of change, and Tiger of Sweden has the best things to cheer you up! Enjoy complimentary cupcakes, cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Steam Whistle Pilsner beers, and a live DJ set by Mike Juneau as well. Until 6 pm.
7 pm Nuit Blanche @ various locations. Toronto’s free, city-wide sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art returns for its 12th edition.
10 pm Scream. @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A night DEADicated to all things horror and things the go bump in the night! Host Jacklynne Hyde brings new sacrifices to the altar, whose performances will slay and end the night in a bloody mess, while DJ Kris Steeves keeps the beats deep dark and delicious. $5.
10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Giveaways from Kops Records and Steamwhistle Brewery. $10.
10 pm Shake A Tail @ The Rec Room, 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto’s best kitschy dance night, blending ’60s pop, rock, and soul. Free with Facebook RSVP.
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 Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims + special guest HEEBEEJABI. $5.
10 pm Jelly @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. DJs Sammy Rawal, Tamika, and Diego Armand serving sounds all night to bounce to. House, trap, dancehall, vogue, club dembow, afro, electronic, and baile funk. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Panic @ Remix, 1305 Dundas St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more. This month’s spotlight is the Psychedelic Furs. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm PARTYBOOBYTRAP @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. All genres of music courtesy Mike Roc and JAYEMKAYEM. Hosted by Freeza Chin. $5.
10 pm Top Gun ’80s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Strap yourself into the cockpit of your F14 Tomcat, play a game of shirtless beach volleyball with your fellow aces, and ride your motorcycle into that sunset. Just make sure you’re wearing your aviators when you’re at it! $5 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, R&B, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.
10 pm Gin & Phonic @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Soul, reggae, jazz, cumbia, samba, psych, and rock with DJs Mogpaws and Diabloavacado. Come shake yer pants!
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.
11 pm Venus Fest After Party @ Less Bar, 834 Bloor St. W. Post-Venus Fest dance party with DJ Hunx (dilly gurl), Video Mancy (visuals), and Posi Vibez (sparkles). Princess pop. Queer rap. Sailor sounds. $5.
11 pm Itzsoweezee 7th Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Join DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV as they celebrate seven years of Itzsoweezee madness! For line bypass before midnight, submit names here (right side of the page). $10.
4 pm Deep Gold Presents: Hunee with Jaime Sin & Raf Rez @ Warehouse TBA. Dance all day into the night with Hunee (Rush Hour), Jaime Sin, and Raf Reza (Coconut Groove, Cosmic Resonance). $25 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.
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