Toronto Hit List: #Petheadz, That Time of the Month, Strictly Business, Chronologic 6 Year Anniversary & more!

July 13th-14th Tommy Hilfiger Surf Shack @  302 Queen St. W. Tommy Hilfiger’s new summer collection is hitting the road, celebrating the après-surf lifestyle with a unique pop-up shop travelling across North America in a retro-fitted Surf Shack bus. The iconic 1970s bus has been retrofitted with a modern white-washed interior that embodies the look and feel of a classic beachside Surf Shack. Don’t miss the chance to shop the limited edition Surf Shack collection and artist-designed surf boards, alongside Urban Smoke food truck serving up traditional and fusion BBQ and Sweet Snow Shave Ice’s Hawaiian-inspired shave ice treats. Open 11 am to 7 pm both days.

WEDNESDAY

9 pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11pm.

10 pm Sha Na Na @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Hump day dance party! DJ Brittney (one half of the Bangs & Blush duo) plays jukebox hits and makeout songs all night long.

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 HumbleMania: Fun House @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. For one night only, HumbleMania celebrates a whole new kind of fun! Instead of having a musical guest, they’ll have guests who will provide entertainment of the comedic kind. Special guests this week are Evan Desmaris and Anto Man-Ming Chan, two Toronto stand up stand outs. As always, there will be a vinyl dance party afterwards. PWYC.

THURSDAY

7:30 pm #Petheadz @ 2186 Dundas St. W. “Some say pets look like their owners, but one Canadian photographer has taken it to a new and creative extreme. In his series, #Petheadz, Zachary Rosetakes DSLR portraits of people’s pets and mashes them up with portraits of their owners by cleverly holding the camera in the foreground.”

9:30 pm Soul Machine @ Czehoski, 678 Queen St W. DJ Caff (Motown Party) lays down funk and soul while you drink and dance. Drink specials all night long!

10 pm Heart & Strokes @ Souz Dal, 612 College St. Indie rock socializing! Come for the Heart, stay for The Strokes.

10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.

FRIDAY

7 pm “Field and Stream” & “Bad Religion” Opening Reception @ Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 980 Queen St. W. Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present new work by Gary Evans and the group exhibition “Bad Religion” featuring new work by Andre Ethier, a transitional painting from 2010 by Gary Evans, and early works on paper by Brad Phillips. Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until August 10th.

10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand.

10 pm (ALT)Night: TGIF @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. It’s summer. It’s warm. It’s sunny. You worked all week. TGIF! Celebrate the weekend with DJ Dislexia. Drink specials until midnight because drunk feet dance better.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush throw an intimate evening full of the best (worst?) tunes from the ’90s and 2000s! $5.

10 pm Da Da Da: A Psychedelic Dance Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An all-night free love psychedelic midnight ball! DJs Brad Casey and Wilderness Creature play psychedelic music from The Beach Boys to Beach House, The Kinks to Caribou, The Byrds to Black Moth Super Rainbow, etc. $5.

10 pm A Fifth of Pacific High @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. DJs Colin Bergh and Scott Seewhale celebrate 5 years of Dymaxion house music.

10 pm Jonas Rathsman @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. HouseAddict presents the Toronto debut of French Express rising star Jonas Rathsman. With support from Nitin, Mix Chopin, and Members Only. $12.50 advance tickets available online.

10 pm dB House Jam / Phazed @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, get down with the best and brightest of Toronto’s bass music empire with DJs GNGRN and Medi. Hip-hop and house music all night. Downstairs, it’s old school meets new school hip-hop and R&B with DJ Amplified. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm Overfunk’d @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ King Curtiss Winston (the Son of S.O.U.L.) plays funk, soul, and afrobeat.

10:30pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. #omg10 Edition. DJs Kris Steeves, Donna Ho, OMGBLOG.com, and special guests play original beats to make you forget 2003. $2.50 drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only: bringing booty back to the Underground. Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current rap and RnB. $10.

SATURDAY

10 am Toronto Flower Market @ 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience for urban dwellers looking for high-quality and affordable plants and flowers. Featuring an abundance of fresh-cut, potted, and bedding flower varieties sourced directly from Ontario greenhouses + hot and iced coffees and cappuccinos, and tasty fresh-baked treats. Until 3 pm.

10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Guard your grill because Strict Biz is dropping another round of uptown anthems at the Red Light. Classic hip-hop and R&B sure shots all night long with veteran turntable master DJ Serious! Hip-hop hooray!

10 pm Chronologic 6 Year Anniversary @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages, 6 years strong! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2013, played in chronological order). $5.

10 pm Secret Models @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. One big room, full of bad bitches! DJs Secret Models play hits straight from your high school semi-formal.

10 pm Bang The Party! 7th Birthday @ Bunda Lounge, 1108 Dundas St. W. Bang The Party! turns 7! Music for dancers and dancing: neo funk, futureboogie, leftfield house, and disconotdisco. With resident DJ Andycapp and special guests L’Oqenz and David Shaw. $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Ignition 2 Year Anniversary / Return of the Double Dragons @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, Ignition turns 2 and DJs Caff plays bumpin’ ‘n’ grindin’ RnB, hip-hop, reggae, and club musics (and more than enough R. Kelly classics) to celebrate! Downstairs, DJs Freeza Chin and Shai (a.k.a. the Double Dragons) play the best in reggae, dancehall, and soca + a touch of hip-hop and old school. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Disco Lemonade @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. DJs Laura and Lauren throw a summertime dance party! Sweet disco-flavoured jams from their vinyl collections, just for you. It’s gonna get sticky.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs deliver a healthy serving of funky and soulful disco, disco-rap, boogie, and other aural oddities primed to make you groove! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10pm Breakfast @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Stupa and Mac plate an eclectic mix of music, mashing hip-hop, electro/house, rock, R&B, funk, and soul. Free before 11pm, $5 after.

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: Goodbye to the Wallpaper Edition @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. After three-and-a-half glorious years, Augusta House is closing its doors for major renovations and new management. Say goodbye in style to that infamous pink wallpaper! BWS will return but until then, they want to celebrate the last three-and-a-half years. With DJs Phil V, Sammy, and Nino Brown. One last go in the photo booth with Kimon. $5.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm The Juan Maclean @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Electronic dance fun with The Juan Maclean! Support from locals Natural Animal. $15 advance tickets available online. For guestlist requests, emailguestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Get By Friday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests. All jams all night. $5.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! 60’s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Deep Thoughts @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Shake off the shackles of inhibition, self doubt, and shame. Dance, drink and generally enjoy your life! DJ sets by Le Cam (Cameron Lee), BJ (Sarah D’Angelo), and special guest Stronglike (Iris Fraser).

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. 60’s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11pm 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. Around midnight, 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.

SUNDAY

9 am The Junction Flea @ Dundas & Keele. Held on the second Sunday of every month, the Junction Flea features a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records, and more. Check out their blog for vendor profiles. Until 4 pm. $2.

1 pm Sky Yard Sundays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Brunch, booze, buckets of Corona + a ton of fun in the Sun(day)! Fuel up with a late brunch or tacos then dance to the sounds of weekly live DJs from 2-6 pm.

9:15 pm Christie Pits Film Festival: Gimme Shelter @ Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St. W. The third-annual Christie Pits Film Festival will take place on Sunday nights in July in Christie Pits Park. This year’s program, “Hits in the Pits”, explores the rise and fall of great bands. Screenings begin 15 minutes after sundown with music videos by local artists, followed by a music-related feature film. This week’s screening is the 1970 Rolling Stones documentary, Gimme Shelter.

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

1 Comment

  1. Natalia Buia
    July 10, 2013

    WOO CHRONOLOGIC!!!

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