Toronto Hit List: The Rap Party, Obey City, Hush Hush, Get It Together & more!

November 15th-17th Souvenir Holiday Sale @ Milk Glass Co., 1247 Dundas St. W. New and vintage treasures to give and to keep. Runs Friday (opening night launch party) 6-11 pm, Saturday 11-7 pm, and Sunday 11-5 pm.

WEDNESDAY

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 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 Fun Direction @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Humble Kyle spins stacks of wax, performances, displays of strength.

THURSDAY

6 pm “Chicken Portraits” Opening Reception @ 2186 Dundas St. W. An exhibition by John Packman. “’Chicken Portraits’ demonstrates how portrait photography can impose an emotional tone on any subject. Chickens were photographed for their limited range of feelings and their inability to have these emotional moments. While a chicken can be satisfied or stressed, it is unlikely that it would feel something like self-doubt, and it would not have the self-awareness to recognize a photographer and address the camera. Ultimately, it is the bias of portrait photography towards narrative that imbues these images with their inordinate range of emotion.” Until 10:30 pm. Show runs until November 20th.

10 pm Rollin’ Beats @ Happy Child, 1168 Queen St. W. DJ Caff and special guests mix the best in rap, garage, future twerk, dancehall, miscellaneous.

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 Trophy Jones and Coolin Cregg present what just might be the best night of your life.

FRIDAY

10 pm The Rap Party @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Three Toronto Mcs performing and partying together. Sponsored by Undisposable, who bring the nostalgic house party feeling to different events and allow party goers to capture the night through the vintage-style disposable camera. Performances by Tasha the Amazon, The 6th Letter, and Roney. DJ sets by Danthraz, P. Nice, Hot Shot, and Seven:30. Free before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm (ALT)Night: Movember Edition @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. (ALT)Night present the 3rd annual Movember Madness in support of men’s health! DJs Dislexia and Betti Forde (a.k.a. #entertainment) keep those upper lip hairs a grooving all night long. Stick-on ‘staches available for those without.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, Motown, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm B@$$ 1NSt1N(T @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Richy Fingerz and Drew Chillson bring that Miami-style basement nonsense! Live set by Harrisson (young future funk guru).

10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff (Airhorns, Ignition) runs the best in current and classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall. (Bonus: it’s quite dark in there and the drinks are pretty cheap. No cover.)

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 Phazed / City Love @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs,  it’s old school-meets-new school hip-hop and R&B with DJ Amplified. Downstairs, Crawford’s sweethearts Lacey & Tammy blast out hot hip-hop and RnB tunes! $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin Cregg plays his/your favourite songs all night. ’95(ish) to ’05(ish) rap/RnB/reggae/dancehall, sexy tunes, new joints, old jams, sweat pants. $5.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Round 82 @ Revival, 783 College St. Sign up for your favourite rap tracks and show off your skills! Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric and Ted Dancin’. $10 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.

11 pm Obey City @ The Drake Undergound, 1150 Queen St. W. A fixture of the New York club scene, Sam Obey records for LuckyMe, runs the Astro Nautico label and their associated parties, DJs, produces, and is a collaborator/recording engineer for NY’s latest R&B vocalists. With support from Druid Cloak and Deebs. $10 advance tickets available online.

SATURDAY

6 pm Canoe Wild @ Canoe, 66 Wellington St. W. Inspired by the Ontario Fall hunt, chefs John Horne (Canoe) and Anthony Walsh (Oliver & Bonacini) join forces with Montréal powerhouses Derek Dammann of Maison Publique and Alex Cruz of Société-Orignal to create a special tasting menu focused on all things wild. In the true spirit of the adventurer, the collaborative multi-course menu will be revealed the night of the event. Cocktail reception at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm. $80 per person (includes taxes and gratuity) + $40 for wine pairings by sommelier Will Predhomme. Tickets available online.

9 pm Twin Peaks Concert @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. The Julee Cruise Ships present a night of music from the cult classic Twin Peaks. Joining them are The Sandy Pockets, playing old-timey pop, doo-wop, and rockabilly. Slime will be playing something wonderful and strange – experimental saxophone and tape loops. PWYC ($10 suggested donation).

9 pm Hush Hush @ Toronto Public Library Bloor/Gladstone Branch, 1101 Bloor St. W. An after-hours party presented by the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s young patrons group, New Collection. For the first time ever, the library will be loud, proud, and rocking ’til the wee hours! With DJs Fathom and GeeWizz, magician Jonathan Pollock, a spoken-word poet, literary-inspired temporary tattoos, open bar, delicious food stations, and awesome prizes including a flight from Porter Airlines. $99 for New Collection members; $125 for the public.

10 pm Get It Together: Get Dirty Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An open-format dance party specializing in cheap drinks, beautiful people, and packed dance floors! All styles, all genres, all peoples welcome. $5.

10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Big Jimmy Mills and Sylvermayne play hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B, make-you-wanna-boogie dance party music. $5.

10 pm Fly By Night / Still Fly @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, World DMC Champion DJ Dopey and special guest DJ Serious spin the best in hip-hop, R&B, and party hits! Downstairs, DJs D-Wiz and Patrick the Fifth spin hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and top 40. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

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 All Vinyl Everything @ Ballet, 227-A Ossington Ave. DJs Agile, Mensa, and Mista Jiggz play a mix of RnB, hip-hop, house, funk, disco, soul, reggae, and more – strictly on vinyl. 21+. $10.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Catalist and Famous Lee throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Monsieur Villanova (Paris) share a top notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.

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.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. A night of dancing to ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie—tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. Around midnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ Behind the Duke (Queen St. E. & Leslie). 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 am Gluten Free Garage @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. A celebration of all things deliciously gluten-free! Toronto’s original pop-up marketplace showcases the best in gluten-free eats and living. Featuring 60 vendors, guest speakers, food trucks, free food sampling, and more! Until 4 pm.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Get yourself quizzed by the quiz masters Kirk and Anthony!

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

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