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 Nitty Gritty @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Midweek dance party! Expect vintage soul, funk, and garage.
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. $4 Jack Daniels and Rolling Rocks until 12:30 am.
7 pm “ASK” Photography Exhibit Premiere @ 3030 Dundas St. W. The premiere of a new photography collection by Lisa MacIntosh, featuring 15 black and white portraits of amazing and inspirational women. Live performance by Running Red Lights.
9 pm TIFF 2014: Get Ready to Rock Steady @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. The Drake is turning the music up and inviting you to get down for a solid night of fun. Historically epic, their TIFF launch party is a massive building-wide experience with just one rule: good vibes only. Featuring performances by X Ambassadors, Brendan Philip, TOPS, and Prince Innocence + mini-manicures from Pinky’s Nails and ink by Speakeasy Tattoos. $10.
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 Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.
10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.
10 pm Drinkin’ With My Bitches @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Hip-hop, R&B, trap, and whatever else your heart desires.
10 pm Prom @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Prom is an excuse for horny young teenagers to get together for a night of drinking, fornication and promiscuity… how romantic! Now, here’s your excuse to live it all over again – or, if you missed your prom, for the first time! Prizes for best dressed and to the Prom Queen and King of the night. Swift Ones will be playing all the hits you like. $5.
10 pm Bad News @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. Rare, out-of-control grooves with your hosts, DJs Neil and Derek. ’60s soul, garage, and rockabilly – all on vinyl. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
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 Jay-Z, Guns N’ Roses, Aaliyah, Chris Isaak, Billy Idol, Solange, Whitney Houston, Bey, Carly Simon, The Pointer Sisters, and more. DJ Scott Cudmore spins the hits all night long. $12.
10 pm Broke Not Broken @ Milk Glass Co., 1247 Dundas St. W. Break ur back, break that neck, break hearts, but not ur bank. 100% discount on the fun.
10 pm Grippin’ Grain 48 @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. That party from the 204 returns to the 6! (TIFF special edition because MOVIES.) DJs Co-op, Footwerk, and Lonnie Ce play strictly club rap all night long. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Funk, soul, reggae, ska, and dancehall in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Gramera and Double K on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Mizz Recklezz, Craig Dominic, and Phil V. For guestlist, email email@example.com. $5.
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 New Normal VII @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. DJs Angela Merkel, Ebenflow, Tenure Traxx, and David SeduceMe take you through the night in body, soul, and spirit. Disco, pressure, virbes, night moves, sax, trust.
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 Marmalade & Buttahfingaz @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, rap, trap, south.
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Phazed @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, oldies, reggae, soca, and trap with DJ Amplified. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
10 pm Building Blocks @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ General Eclectic takes you from A to Z of good dance floor music! Funk, soul, reggae, dancehall, disco, hip-hop, Brazilian, Latin, and rock. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
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! With DJ Caff and special guest Johnny Walker (Chicago). 4 AM LAST CALL. $7 advance tickets available online, $10 at the door.
10 pm The Breakfast Club: Ladies of the ’80s @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. On this special night, The Breakfast Club will be paying homage to the female artists of the ’80s – from Madonna to Sheila E to Bananarama and Whitney Houston! Music provided by DJ Starting From Scratch. First 80 ladies get a signature cocktail on the house. 4 AM LAST CALL. Before midnight: $10 with ’80s gear, $20 without. After midnight: $15, with ’80s gear, $20 without.
10 pm Grill$ @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs James Redi, Jon Chetty, Sanga Genesis, and Feel Good Smalls spin Motown, funk, disco, hip-hop, and reggae tunes while the George Forman holds it down front and centre with a stack of cheesy slices and a fresh loaf. That’s right – FREE GRILLED CHEESE ON THE DANCE FLOOR! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two ice stallions serve it up hot with a glamour-positive party for anyone who knows what it’s like to be a lucky bitch. The guiltiest of pleasures all night: hitz that span the ages, ’90s hip-hop, contemporary hitz, ’80s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.
10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Nico and special guest Mimi La Twisteuse pay tribute to mod culture of the 1960s with a night of mod, R&B, soul, psych, beat, ye-ye, and more. $5.
10 pm End Hate Laws Dance Party @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Tramp is normally a dance party for female-identified folks to love up on each other, but this month, in the name of giving, everyone is especially welcome and encouraged to join the party in the name of helping another human in need. Money raised will go towards helped bring Bad Black into asylum from the abuse and ongoing threats she faces in Uganda due to being a transwoman. $5 pints of Hogtown and $4 Tittytwister shots. $5 cover.
10 pm SILO: Ryme + Special Guests @ 567 Queen St. W. (underground). A weekly gathering for those seeking refuge from the banality of everyday life. Dark, intimate, and underground. Taking Toronto back to the roots of dance culture. No gimmicks, cheap tickets, and a vibe that is destined to free your mind body and soul. Deep house to techno courtesy of Ryme (DJs Rynecologist and Meech), Chuck Woodward and Aaron Meyer. $10 before 11:30 pm, more after. Guestlist only.
10 pm Tapette Turns 4 @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Tapette turns quatre! There will be a small, exclusive run of Tapette tanks available! And buttons! And Yelle concert tickets to give away! DJ Phil V playing french disco and house magic all night. $5.
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 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 Motown Party @ 751 Queen St. W. Motown Party celebrates six years! Motown, northern soul, and remixes with Fawn BC and Sean Caff upstairs + an all-vinyl set with Brett Millius, and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. Video and prizes from Eyesore Cinema. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. $7 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Pay Day 4 Year Anniversary @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Dancecrasher @ Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. A night of great music and dancing! Soul, R&B, ska, reggae, rocksteady, and more – all on vinyl.
11 pm Love Saves The Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal disco and maximal house with DJs Luis Jacob, Produzentin, and Kevin Ritchie.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Never Forgive Action 10 Year Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party paying tribute to the golden age of hip-hop, now in its 10th year! Resident DJs Numeric and Dalia + special guests Agile, Mensa, and Big Jacks spin classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. 4 AM LAST CALL. $10. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 am Leslieville Flea @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay E. (North Exhibition Common). A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Until 5 pm.
11 am Bellwoods Block Party @ 198 Walnut Ave. Featuring vintage, art, accessories, food, brew, and more! Watch out for the following vendors: Hogtown Brewers, She Must Be Somewhere, I Love Goldie, Heels and Bow Ties, honeybea designhive, Guns n’ Glamour, May 28th, Standing O, Rare Bloom by Michelle Tilley, RAW ECO Fashion, Miz Dragonfly, Asikere Afana, Shop Wanderlust, Shea Essence, Pickled Flower, Dandelion Sun, Sofia Isrealsen Imports, and A Homerun Vintage. 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.
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