Toronto Hit List: Poolside Summer Art Party + Pop-Up, Riverdale Pride, Dundas West Fest, Chronologic & more!

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm Harvest Wednesdays: Harvest Table with Chef Miriam Streiman @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The second Harvest Wednesdays of 2017, featuring Chef Miriam Streiman. Together with the Gladstone’s Executive Chef Joshna Maharaj, the local food advocates will be incorporating seasonal produce picked just the day before from Chick-a-biddy Acres C.S.A. farm and other Ontario producer partners. $100-110 tickets available online.

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.

7:30 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ The Saucy Pierogi, 1282 Dundas St. W. Show off your Seinfeld knowledge and celebrate the show about nothing. Prizes for the top teams, pierogi specials, and 90s music guaranteed!

THURSDAY

3 pm “Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change” Opening @ Only One Gallery, 5 Brock Ave. An art exhibit that aims to drive awareness about illegal gun violence and gun control issues. Featuring multi-medium works by Doug Schwartz (DetroitWick) and Tracy Hiner (Black Crow Studios), who use decommissioned guns and bullets, confiscated through amnesty programs, to show how tools of destruction can be transformed into beautiful works of art. Runs through June 15.

7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A trivia night with the emphasis on entertainment (movies, TV, music). This is the payoff for all the television you’ve been watching. Prizes and cheap drinks all night!

8 pm Pink Flamingo Backyard Patio Party @ The Addison Residence, 456 Wellington St. W. The Backyard Patio’s Pink Flamingo grand opening, brought to you by Redbull’s Summer Edition. Enjoy cocktails, indulge in gourmet BBQ, frozen treats, and challenge one another in life size lawn games. Look out for the specially curated Pink Flamingo cocktail, as a portion of the proceeds from the beverage will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society / Canadian Cancer Society. RSVP mandatory (email RSVP@TheAddisonsTO.com; you will automatically be added to the guest list, but will not receive any confirmation).

9 pm Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W. The Powerplant collaborates with fashion house Max Mara to present Toronto’s most notorious art party. For one night, Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision will be the portal where hidden worlds and alternate realities converge and collide, and are made visible to us in our earthly dimension. $175 tickets available online in support of upcoming exhibitions and programming at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

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 Big Bird Boogie @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Surf, glam, psych, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Dan! $4 shots of Four Roses and $6 tall cans of Nickel Brook Cause & Effect.

10 pm Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and more.

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: DinoNite @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Everything Dinos! Get up close to your favourite dinosaurs and dance among the fossils.​ $17 tickets available online and at the door.

8:30 pm Poolside Summer Art Party + Pop-Up @ Offsite, 867 Dundas St. W. Kick off the summer at Offsite! They’ll be serving up specialty tequila cocktails, summer tunes, and fashion performances featuring babes in bathing suits to kick off a month long art exhibition and pop-up. Featuring drawings and prints by visual artist Ariane Fairlie and summer essentials by Toronto designers. Until midnight.

10 pm Riverdale Pride: Queer Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Come to Riverdale High to kick off Pride Month at the Gladstone! Dust off your letterman jacket, grab your pom-poms, or throw on some leather and head to Riverdale High to kick off Pride Month at the Gladstone! Special Riverdale burlesque performance by Sevvy Skellington and Leelando Calrissian + DJs Gaydrama spinning pop jams all night to keep you grinding. Red hair and costumes strongly encouraged! $10 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Very Special @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Big Jacks and Jenno play rap, R&B, and dancehall (now and ’00 classics). $5.

10 pm Hold Tight @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush (Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty (Misty McKenzie-Hill) bring this hip-shakin’ dance party to Toronto’s legendary Rolling Stones-themed bar and lounge, Stone’s Place – and you NEED to be there! Featuring soul, funk, and rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the wax + Dennis P on the sax! Deep funk, soul, reggae, rockers, Motown, and ska. $5.

10 pm Petty @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, ballroom, deep house, tribal, RnB, and a special Powerpuff Girls remix courtesy of DJs Coco Supreme, Craig Dominic, and Rob Ven. $5.

10 pm Biggie & Tupac Hip-Hop Party @ Hard Luck Bar, 772-A Dundas St. W. Hard Luck is throwing a hip-hop party for you to remember. Biggie and Tupac all night (leave your requests on the Facebook page). $5 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Pineapple Jam @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. DJ Keen One running all your favorite hip-hop and RnB classics as well as some select new cuts. $10.

10 pm STUN.T @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Trans and ally dance party! With DJ Oliver Wickham + performances by Clint Lyckher, Dottie Dangerfield, Blair Ryder, and Kenadie St. James. $5.

10 pm Prophecy @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Dark dance party brought to you by DJs Mistress McCutchan and The Wasteland. Post-punk, goth, electro, and darkwave. $5.

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 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco: Édition Spéciale @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Take a trip with Beam Me Up residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist for a spin around the world of disco! Dive into disco from Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, the UK, Jamaica, Cameroon, Mexico, Cuba, and beyond. $10.

10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 63 Ossington Ave. Spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.

10:30 pm Big Primpin’: High Tide @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBT people and their guests. With DJs Sammy Rawal and Nino Brown.. For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $7.

11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! $10.

SATURDAY

10 am Dundas West Fest @ 204-1457 Dundas St. W. One of the city’s coolest neighbourhood street festivals, Dundas West Street Fest is a collection of local restaurants, clothing vendors, coffee shops, antiques, bars, and a couple small stages. Until midnight.

10 am Really Really Free Market @ Campbell Park, 225 Campbell Ave. Everything is free. No money. No swapping. (You don’t have to bring anything, but if you’d like to bring items to give away, do so before 3 pm. Must be clean and in working condition. No big items.) Until 4 pm.

11 am Mini Market Pop-Up @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Shop goods from Goldeen (jewelry), Lisa Terry (home decor galore), Dani Barlett (hand-dyed bags and accessories0, Wavelengths by Emilie (pom pom magic), and more! Until 7 pm.

9 pm Audio Bleed @ Belljar Cafe, 2072 Dundas St. W. A night of drone, ambient, noise, rhythmic, and experimental colourscapes with Dirty Inputs, dreamSTATE, and An Ant and an Atom. PWYC.

10 pm Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2017, played in chronological order). $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Spice Girls Girl Power Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Ladies, it’s time to get together and Spice Up Your Lives! Girl power anthems all night long. $5 advanced tickets available online.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJs Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, reggae, and soul. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $5/10 cover.

10 pm Wax Museum @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. DJs Handsome (of BadBadNotGood), Armak (of Kilmanjaro), and special guest Twigg spin vinyl for your listening pleasure. Flip through Dundas Video’s collection of cult VHS tapes and win prizes from Kops Records!

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 Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.

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.

10 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Meet DJ Blush at Stones Place every Saturday night for the most fun/positive/energetic dance party on the West side of the 6! She plays the best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Motown, Stax, classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and disco.

10 pm Ready, Steady, GO! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, classic hip-hop, and guilty pleasures – it’s a hit parade of dance party madness with DJ Brother Wayne.

10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Stew Innes and Big Runt play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. $5.

10 pm Electrique @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. An Electric Circus-themed monthly dance party that combines drag with the dance anthems of the ’90s and 2000s. Hosted by Gina Toniq, with Electrique stars Wilma Checkclear and Pepper Mache + guest performers Dottie Dangerfield and Allysin Chaynes. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $5.

10 pm Model Future Label Night: 247esp & Dinamo Azari @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Escape from your respective societal pressures by joining Model Future in the oneness of music. Dance floor therapy and vibe control handled by Model Future label-heads Dinamo Azari and 247esp. Dress to dance.

10:30 pm Love Saves The Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal house, maximal disco with resident Kevin Ritchie and guest Katie Lavoie.

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia! Hosted by More or Les. $10.

SUNDAY

1 pm Clothing Swap @ Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St. W. Spend the day swappin’ for some new threads from Mazon Vintage. One-for-one swap (make sure clothes are clean and in good condition). Final swap location will be announced day of.

3:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Social @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. Join Box of Kittens and Justin (of alienInFlux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip, and the founder of Harvest Festival) for the final Sunday Afternoon Social of the season. In the South Wing: Greg Gow, Mike Gibbs, Jamie Kidd, and Fabio Palermo. In the North Wing: Mark Oliver, Medicineman, Jon Spyne. $20 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.

8 pm Nite Comfort @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. The ongoing search for genre-defying, boundary-pushing music, and other hidden gems in the heart of the city. This edition of the Nite features Montréal’s Le 4e discours and Toronto-based electro-acoustic duo Goldbach/Sena. PWYC.

9 pm Side-Eye @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. Weekly Sunday night rock ‘n’ roll party featuring a rotating set of A-list DJs. This week, Matt Darling and DJ Disco Shower play rock ‘n’ roll, girl groups, Britpop, and beyond.

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

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