October 10th-13th The Annual Contemporary Art Fair @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Gladstone Hotel’s annual independent contemporary art event, offering an open and fertile ground for engaging and emerging practices. Over the course of four days, The Annual brings together artists, curators, and collectives to present new work and site-specific installations.
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.
7 pm “Ghosts & Goblins” Opening Reception @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. Artists draw from the mystical realm that surrounds the undead! Or perhaps they went the videogame route and made something in the vein of the classic NES game Ghosts & Goblins. Until 11:30 pm. Show runs until October 13th.
10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.
10 pm Worst Behavior @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Jahmal (NYC, Fake Art Records, Facebook.com), Trophy Jones (Parkdale, Terroni Records, Instagram), and Coolin Cregg (Dundas West, Fake Beard Records, 7/11) present what just might be the best night of your life.
7 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: “Dressed as in a Painting” Launch @ Type Books, 883 Queen St. W. “In ‘Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform,’ author Kimberly Wahl provides a lucid exploration of the interrelations between fashion, art, and aestheticism during the latter half of the nineteenth century.” Join Wahl, WORN Fashion Journal, and Type Books for refreshments and conversation as they celebrate the release. Until 9 pm.
7 pm Screemers @ Queen Elizabeth Building (Exhibition Place), 180 Princes’ Blvd. Opening night! Experience the Skull Castle, Maniac Maze, Slasher Wax Museum, and more. Runs until November 2nd.
10 pm (The Last) 90s Party @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. Good Kids and Shedoesthecity are excited to bring you another 90s Party – the last at Annex WreckRoom. The party will be taking a brief hiatus as it switches venues, so come send it off with a BANG! Dress in your best ’90s wear for a chance to win $200 in cash. Free glowsticks for the first 50 people. DJs Caff and Fawn BC play all your favourite alternative rock, pop, and hip-hop tunes from the decade. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. It’s the best day of the year, girl! Diego Bros play ’90s and early Y2K hip-hop and R&B all night long. (October babies, post your birthday requests on the Facebook page.) Free beore 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 and Lapelle play music made for dancing.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Get jiggy wit’ the Bangs & Blush ladies as they present an intimate evening full of the best (worst?) tunes from the ’90s/00s and beyond! $5.
10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™. DJs Diana and Pammm lay down glittery italo disco, spaced out euro synth pop, and weird dad jams.
10 pm Funkin’ It Up @ No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 College St. All funk, all the time with DJs Skank Honto and Splattermonkey. Only the best from the last 50 years of classic funk and soul, golden age hip-hop, and today’s hottest ghetto funk party jams and breakbeats!
10 pm City Love / Crawford House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, Crawford’s sweethearts Lacey & Tammy blast out hot hip-hop and RnB tunes! Downstairs, MC Jayflex hosts your favourite house party! Old school hip-hop, trap, and R&B all night + red cup drink special ($9.50 gets you a red cup and a shot). $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.
10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff (Air Horns, Ignition) runs the best in current and classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall.
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 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 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.
10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. The HERmiliation Edition. DJs Kris Steeves, Iris Fraser, and DKTO spin spooky house and creepy disco all night long. Bloody prom photos with hostess Mark Carrie-Selli. $2.50 drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email email@example.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.
10:30 am Toronto Indie Arts Market @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. An artisan market featuring art, crafts, food, fashion, small press, music, and more! Promoting Toronto-area artisans and local purchasing. Until 4:30 pm. Free before 11 am, $5 after, with partial proceeds going to Nellie’s Shelter.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs and Cyclist 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.
10 pm Ignition / Return of the Double Dragons @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJs Caff and The Dirty Frenchman play bumpin’ ‘n’ grindin’ R&B, hip-hop, dancehall, new jack swing, and slow jamz (plus more than enough R. Kelly classics). 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 10:30 pm, more after.
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 Pacific High @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Scott Seewhale and Colin Bergh play dymaxion house music all night long.
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 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 Slowed @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Slo-mo tunes with Samo Sound Boy, Jerome LOL, and DJ Pierre + a special set by Yo Ev and Mikey TT. $15 advance tickets available online. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famous Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s that will forever make you dance/grind/twerk. $10.
2:30 pm Memory in the Mud @ Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave. “Join Words in Motion for a movable drama and historical tour around Evergreen Brick Works. Famed Canadian geologist Arthur Coleman, the German prisoners of war who worked here during their internment, the industrial processes of brick making and the homeless people who slept here during the great depression, are just some of the fascinating stories brought to life through interactive, found, theatre. Led by tour guide Memory, the site evokes the voices of the past and the future. But be warned… you could get muddy!” $10 suggested donation.
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