October 24th-26th 15th Annual Everything To Do With Sex Show @ Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Packed with seminars, stage shows, celebrities, erotic art, shopping, and kink, the Everything To Do With Sex Show is geared towards all those looking to spice up their lives. $20 advance tickets available online.
7 pm Rookie Yearbook 3 Launch Party @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. A celebration of the new Rookie Yearbook, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring a panel of Canadian Rookie contributors moderated by Haley Mlotek from The Hairpin and a live performance by Toronto indie rock group Pins & Needles. Advance tickets available online ($8 or $40 admission + book).
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 Lifted @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A weekly eclectic and esoteric dance party, built around a psychedelic, dubby, jazz-laden, electronic sound. Not focused on one particular genre or stuck in any given era, Lifted’s sole purpose is to glorify the groove and revel in rhythm. It is music to move the body and sonancy to sedate the soul, in a space where superior sound is fundamental.
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 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 Drinkin’ With My Bitches @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Hip-hop, R&B, trap, and whatever else your heart desires.
11 pm Video Killed @ The Derby, 1516 Dundas St. W. Music videos mixed on the turntables by DJ Efsharp and DJ Greedo.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Fashion Global @ 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 world-wide fashion extravaganza! $12 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Boombox @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJ Andy Smith brings his South London jam to Toronto for a rare appearance! Featuring a night packed full of proven dance floor winners alongside devastating tunes that may have passed you by. It’s time to hit rewind, press play, and rock that old school Boombox once again. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Cosmos Records, and Play De Record.
10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.
10 pm Bubble Butt @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Sassy ass shit to mayke ya freeq with DJs Teddy Jelly, Pink Dink (Body Interface), and Riff Randell.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush invite you to another night chocked full of the best and worst from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s – only the guiltiest of pleasures will be played! $5.
10 pm F*CK Y*U D!E @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Brains4brkfst and Japain. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm City Love @ Crawford, 718 College St. Lacey & Tammy blast out hot hip-hop and RnB tunes! $5 before 11 pm, more after.
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 Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Heart Still Beating Edition. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.
10 pm Dutty @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Reggae and dancehall tunes with DJs Paul E. Lopes and Choppa Chop. $5.
11 pm BADLQQK @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. With Giorgio Versani, Meech, Rynecologist, and Skinnyninny. $10.
1 pm Fashion Saturday @ World MasterCard Fashion Week Tent, David Pecaut Square. Hosted by actress Lauren Collins (session one) and Cityline’s Tracy Moore (sessions two and three), guests will enjoy a special Spring/Summer 2015 highlights fashion show followed by a trends presentation with style expert Afiya Francisco, Maybelline’s Grace Lee and Redken’s Cindy Duplantis. Attendees will also be able to shop the designer pop-up market, experience the Fashion Environment, participate in hair and makeup installations, sample VIP-style food and drinks, and much more! $50 advance tickets available online(discounted student rates also available).
4 pm Night of Dread @ Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St. Join Clay & Paper Theatre for the 15th annual Night of Dread, an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade, towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners, and fearful masks. The interactive parade begins in Dufferin Grove Park at 6 pm. The hour-long procession then returns to the park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that call on, mock, and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these times. This year’s big fear is “Them And Us.”
9 pm Hush Hush @ Toronto Public Library Bloor/Gladstone Branch, 1101 Bloor St. W. Join the after-hours party in the stacks at the second Hush Hush bash. Hosted by New Collection, the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s young patrons group, this exclusive underground party is going to rock in true speakeasy style! $135 advance tickets available online, with funds going to the Toronto Public Library Foundation to help grow a city of readers, develop a city of learners, and connect a city of creators.
10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed, What’s Her Problem, and special guest Pascal Ballerina Don’t Be Shy. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
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 Alikulapo. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm High Gloss @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. A night of nudisco, house, and indie dance brought to you by Cyclist & Dickystixxx.
10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack play muscle car jams all night long.
10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Julie Mango and Safari647 select the traps. Expect the trillest tracks with the illest remixes. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
10 pm Famous Players Are Dumb Idiots @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Superfriends Adam Jackson and Jeff Hayward get real weird in a tiny dark room.
10 pm Panic: Halloween Retro Party @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. Featuring a retro-themed costume contest and retro candy. $10.
10 pm One Leg Up @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. An all-vinyl sexy dance party featuring strictly hits from any genre and any decade. $3 beers before 11 pm.
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 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 Crush-O-Ween @ Club 120, 120 Church St. I’d Tap That brings you their third annual CrushTO Halloween party! Featuring prizes for best costume, burlesque and drag performances, private booths to get hot and spooky in (consensually), and resident DJ Mothers playing the sexier flavours of house music. $10.
10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All the stuff you need. Party music you can really move to. Get in touch with your party self.
10 pm Desire @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A new multisensory experience featuring DJs, producers, live performers and visual artists who share a love for ’80s synth and nostalgia. PWYC.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guests Saikou and the Rainforest Drummers share a top notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs DeMiggs, Techtwelve, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, firstname.lastname@example.org (closes at midnight). $10.
11 am Annex Flea @ Honest Ed’s parking lot, 581 Bloor St. W. In the grand tradition of Toronto’s neighbourhood markets,the Annex Flea brings the best vintage and handmade goods in Toronto together under one roof. Until 6 pm.
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.
7:30 pm Bad Movie Night Toronto Presents: “Death Spa” @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bad Movie Night Toronto is back with a horror film that will leave you in tears (because of how awful it is). “They thought it would be safe to hit the gym. Slip on some neon spandex. Pump iron. Do a little Tae Bo. But they didn’t realize that their health club was haunted by an evil spirit, and the only cardio they’d be getting is a heart attack – of death! – at the DEATH SPA!”
8 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ KITCH, 229 Geary Ave. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. This month’s edition features a special prize for the group with the best Seinfeld costume! The top three teams will be chosen by a judging panel and the best will be decided by a bar vote.
8:30 pm Filthy Dirty Retro Bingo @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. Queens of the east and west unite! Join Judy Virago and Scarlett Bobo for a dirty, flirty, flithy, MILFy evening of bingo, babes, and balls-out fun with a different retro theme each week. DJ Regina Gentlelady keeps the balls bouncing all night long! $2 per card/$5 for three.
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