September 5th-15th Toronto International Film Festival @ various locations. TIFF is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September.
September 10th-14th BOM>>YYZ @ Oz Studios, 134 Ossington Ave. A pop-up shop presented by Miracle Thieves and NorBlack Nor White! NBNW’s got the new new for the ladies, gents, and mini-me gear for the next generation + a collection of their favourite scarves, jewels, books, caps, and home goods created by fellow artists. Art works and prints from some of India, Toronto, and Japan’s finest souls.
September 13th-21st Toronto Beer Week @ various locations. TBW is a collective series of events dedicated to the celebration and advancement of the craft beer movement. TBW showcases authentically brewed and flavourful beer, the talented brewers who create them, and the licensees who proudly support them.
3 pm Fairmount Park Farmers’ Market Corn Roast @ Fairmount Park, 1725 Gerrard St. E. The Fairmount Park Ice Masters are stepping off the ice and getting behind the grill! This week’s market will feature grilled corn, music performances, the usual lineup of vendors, and some surprises. Until 7 pm.
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.
9:30 pm Queer As Fuck @ The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. A biweekly open mic night featuring a rotating lineup of all-star LGBT (and LGBT-friendly) comics. PWYC.
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 Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. W. DJs James Redi, Sanga Genesis, and special guests play hip-hop jams.
10 pm HumbleMania: Explodes! The Semi Formal Face Paint Party @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. HumbleMania presents their 3rd annual Semi Formal Face Paint Party! Come dressed up and the face painting will be provided. Performance by Nicholas Doubleyou and The B-Squad around midnight. PWYC.
11 pm Birkenrock @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Missed Lilith Fair the first (or second) time around? Then come out and enjoy the best of a golden age of women in music, ’90s FM alt-rock. Curated by Daniel McIntyre and David Van Poppel, Birkenrock features all your favourite empowered women, from Sheryl to Paula, Tori to Courtney.
7:30 pm Fred Perry Toronto’s Autumn/Winter Collection Launch: Night 1 @ Fred Perry, 964 Queen St. W. A celebration of Fred Perry’s new collection! Featuring tunes by DJ Splattermonkey + a $500 store credit giveaway. Until 9:30 pm.
10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.
10 pm Red Velvet @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Bambii plays RnB, electronic, house, and dancehall. Red velvet cupcakes while supplies last.
10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A wet and drippy, catch my eye-y, shake my body, bite my lip-y, sexy synthy dance party! Your hot-as-fuck music-facilitators for the night will be: Arp2600 (Silent Shout), Little Kicks (Pop Lobster), and DJ Shudder (Dark Ages). PWYC.
10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Orange Pekoe and Amy Wood play ’90s hip-hop and everything else, with Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Free cover and cupcakes before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Evening Standard Presents: Hot Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Evening Standard returns with everyone’s favourite scaled down super hot good time version of Evening Standard a.k.a. Hot Party a.k.a. That One Where They Bring the Flashing Neon Dance Sign a.k.a. Mark Walberg is never at Soho House a.k.a. This is Hot. Members_Only DJs play music made for dancing.
10 pm Heineken Presents: The Green Room @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Featuring Los Angeles-based producer Goldroom (a.k.a. Josh Legg) with support from locals Natural Animal and Kings of the North. $15 advance tickets available online. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ’00s! $5.
10 pm Focus Fridays: DJ Shadow @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. A new weekly event putting the focus on cutting-edge talent. This week, with DJ Shadow and special guests. 4 AM LAST CALL. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online.
10 pm Phazed / House Jam @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, it’s old school meets new school hip-hop and R&B with DJ Amplified. Downstairs, get down with the best and brightest of Toronto’s bass music empire with DJs GNGRN and Medi. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
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 Fred Perry Toronto’s Autumn/Winter Collection Launch: Night 2 @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. A celebration of Fred Perry’s new collection! Featuring tunes by DJs Beat Beat and General Eclectic. Wear Fred Perry and your first beer is on Peroni.
10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Dis-HER-tation Edition. DJs Max Mohenu, Penhall, and OMGBLOG.com take HER back to school with advanced placement disco and house readings straight from the library. With a special performance by hostess Mozza Fiere. $2.50 drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email email@example.com. $5.
11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. 4 AM LAST CALL. $10.
10 am Toronto Flower Market @ 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St. After a successful summer launch, Toronto Flower Market will set up shop one last time this season.Don’t miss the chance to wander the stalls of Ontario-based growers and urban growers, offering local and in-season cut flowers and potted plants! Enjoy gourmet ice popsicles from The Pop Stand and locally grown flower varieties from Toronto-based floral design studio and boutique Pink Twig. Until 3 pm.
3 pm Jenine Marsh Opening Reception @ Cooper Cole, 777 Richmond St. W. “Jenine Marsh utilizes common materials and simple processes to explore surface in sculptural form. The physical presence of her works, combined with their graphic flatness, encourage the viewer to consider them on both a two and three dimensional plane. This symbiotic relationship, combined with unconstrained human interaction, creates a exhibit where Marsh’s works emerge as unique characters that embody the physical space.” Until 6 pm. Exhibition runs until October 14th.
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 2013, played in chronological order). $5.
10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Serious and Numeric bring you another healthy dose of classic hip-hop and R&B super anthems!
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 Ignition @ Crawford, 718 College St. Special guest DJ Fathom joins resident The Dirty Frenchman for this R. Kelly-inspired dance party! RnB, hip-hop, new jack swing, and dancehall. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
10 pm 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 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Oliver $ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJ set by Oliver $ (Berlin) with support from Natural Animal and Talal & Zoi. 4 AM LAST CALL. $12.50 advance tickets available online. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.
11 pm Women’s Arm Wrestling for Charity @ Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. Put your elbows down and your hands together! Each wrestler dukes it out to the tune of her own theme song and brings her posse as back up (matches start at 1 am). Choose your entrance music, a fake name, and a costume for a chance to win the Championship Belt. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 to watch (advance tickets available online) or $3 to wrestle, with all proceeds going to Sick Kids.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Diggy the DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.
10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Behind the Duke (Queen St. E. & Leslie). The Leslieville Flea is made up of a variety of vendors selling one of a kind items, furniture, hand crafted designs, antiques, vintage clothing, designer pieces, and more. Check out the blog for more info. Until 3 pm.
10:30 am 101 Markets @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. 101 Markets brings their unique blend vintage and artisanal goods to the Junction! With the aim of providing an experience beyond the typical pop-up shop, these markets bring together vendors of varied backgrounds and products, including an array of vintage finds from independent and popular dealers, contemporary Canadian designers, and a selection of artisanal jewelry and goods. Until 5 pm.
2:30 pm Toronto Monologue Slam @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Toronto’s hottest up and coming actors deliver intimate and electrifying performances as they battle for the title of Toronto’s Best Actor! Judged by an expert panel of the industry’s top agents, directors, casting directors, producers, and actors. The winner receives $100 cash, prizes, and the honor of defending their title at the next #toslam. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.
3 pm Boozy Bingo @ 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W. Eat food. Drink drinks. Play bingo. $5 for your first 5 cards.
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