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.
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.
6 pm “Worst Quality Daughter” Opening Reception @ Cooper Cole, 1161 Dundas St. W. A solo project by Georgia Dickie, whose work addresses the complexities of contemporary object-based practice and is characterized by a deep interest in found materials and their inherent limitations. Until 8 pm. Exhibition runs until October 11th.
10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. Music by Rainer and Grimm. $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 Budz @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Secret Models playing that good shit.
10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand! They love to play: L’il Kim, Aaliyah, Diana Ross, Betty Wright, TLC, Etta James, Salt N’ Pepa, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, The Crystals, and anyone else with a song in their heart.
10 pm B4 It Wuz Kool @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Nobody knew what to do. So they did what they wanted to. Then some other kidz saw what they did, and they did it too. Then some other kid saw and thought it wasn’t kool. But deep down in their uninspired mellow heart, they knew it was kool. Lazers and lights and darkly delights with Avant Kool, SΛRIN, Cell Memory, and more.
10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™. DJs Diana and Pammm play glittey Italo disco, sassy euro synth-pop, and weird dad jams.
10 pm Boosie Fade @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. James Rathbone (a.k.a. DJ Yung Adult) and Jordan Sowunmi play the sounds of the dirty south and other similarly-toned tunes. Expect music like: Lil’ Boosie’s “Lifestyle” remix, We Dem Boyz, G-Unit, Dreezy, The Sounds of New Atlanta, etc.
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 Friday Night @ Montauk, 756 Dundas St. W. Everything, everything! Expect to hear a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and house from classic to current.
10 pm Back2Basics @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The best of ’80s and ’90s RnB, hip-hop, reggae, and soul with DJ Tech Twelve. No bullshit, just boogie. $10.
10 pm Mojo Workout @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. A night of fine R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and more selected by DJs Chico Dr. Velvet, and Nico.
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. The best in classic funk, soul, ghetto funk, breaks, golden era hip-hop, reggae, and more – all on vinyl.
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. All jams all night. $5.
10 pm Damaged Goods @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A dance party specializing in Britpop, new wave, post-punk, and synth! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm City Love @ Crawford, 718 College St. Lacey & Tammy blast out the hottest hip-hop and RnB tracks! 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
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! Featuring a special performance by No Breakup. DJs ARP 2600, Digits, and Little Kicks will be present to sex you up (music-wise). Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Cruising @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Join DJs Moulton Lava (Dwayne Minard and Brian Duval) as they take you to the sexy ’70s with more disco than you can shake a Bee Gee at. $5.
10 pm Huglife @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Only music made for bumpin’ and grindin’ and huggin’. DJs Sean and Shanly B2B all night. Good vibes, sick visuals, crusty dance floor, chill patio.
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Music by DJ Kid MK. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10:30 pm U Know Me?! @ La Porte, 214 Ossington Ave. Good music, good vibes, good people. With DJs Anupa, Jam of Pan Fried Afrika, and Alikulapo + Hoiking of Essence Brown. $5, with all proceeds going to ArtReach.
11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! 4 AM LAST CALL. $10.
10 am Toronto Flower Market @ Great Gulf, 1056 Queen St. W. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience for urban dwellers looking for high-quality and affordable plants and flowers. Featuring an abundance of fresh-cut, potted, and bedding flower varieties sourced directly from Ontario greenhouses. Until 3 pm.
9 pm Virgin Lungs 3 @ Underground Cafe & Social Club, 670 Queen St. E. Comedy from Deez Laughs, featuring Darryl Orr, Fraser Young, Hoodo Hersi, Patrick Hakeem, headliner Mike Rita, and host Paul Thompson. $15.
9 pm Women’s Arm Wrestling Championship @ Velvet Underground, 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. Event is open to everyone and fake names and costumes are highly encouraged! Matchups begin at 1 am. 4 AM LAST CALL. All proceeds to Sick Kids.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco 2 Year Anniversary @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Beam Me Up celebrates two years! As usual, 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. Live visuals by Doc Dynamite and a special vinyl opener from Disco Delivery’s Tommy D. $10.
10 pm SILO: Ampersand Sundance After Party @ 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. Ampersand Co. brings you their Sundance After Party with one of SILO’s best lineups yet: Chuck Woodward, Shelly, and Andy Ares. $10 before 11:30 pm. Guestlist only.
10 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Julie Mango, Safari647, and special guest Oliver 2wist select the traps. Expect the trillest tracks with the illest remixes. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before 11 pm, more after.
10 pm Screech Karaoke @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Come as you are and sing anything you want! $4 Screech and Cokes (liquid courage) all night. Video dance party intermissions. Hosted by Nancy Bocock.
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 2015, played in chronological order). $5.
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 The BRTHDAY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Music provided by Styles of Tigers and RVM. Cupcake hour provided by Baken Toronto. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Bump N’ Hustle @ Rivoli (upstairs), 334 Queen St. W. Bump N’ Hustle is back in session! Soul, funk, house, disco lovers rock, hip-hop, and more with resident DJs Paul E Lopes and Mike Tull. $10 (for $5 early bird entry before 11 pm, email@example.com).
10 pm Bush Beat @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Where ladies meet! With DJs Pony and Shoegayz. $4.50 bar rail before 11:30 pm.
10 pm Business Woman’s Special: White Party @ Round, 152-A Augusta Ave. Who says you can’t wear white after Labour Day?! Pick out your best all-white outfit and come celebrate! DJs Sammy Royale and Nino Brown will be spinning. Drink specials all night long. $6.
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 BoBo’s Bang-Bang @ WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E. DJ Fluffy Souffle plays the best of today’s Top 40 hits and your favourite tunes from the ’00s. Featuring a special performance from the one and only Queen Supreme Scarlett BoBo. $5.
10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.
10:30 pm Work Release @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Jeremy Glenn and Blume do the work so you don’t have to. Shake off the stress of the day and soak up the sound of the night. ’90s R&B, house, disco, and techno.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
10 am The Junction Flea @ 191 Sterling Rd. Featuring a mix of independent vendors selling antiques, handmade craft+design, food, vintage clothing, records, and more. Until 5 pm. $2.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
9 pm Sinful Sundays Burlesque @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. Presented by Great Canadian Burlesque and Music City North, Sinful Sundays features a rotating cast of the sexiest striptease sinners in the city! This week, The Harlettes perform.
10 pm Vilify’s Send Off @ Crawford, 718 College St. After a decade of playing in Canada, Vilify (Montreal’s #1 Club DJ for 2012 and 2013) is moving to Germany. Come celebrate and help send Jenny off in style! Joining Vilify is DJ Caff (Party Machine, Good Kids) and a super special guest, playing the best in rap, dancehall, bass, and other goodies. 4 AM LAST CALL.
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