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.

9 pm Bringo @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Everyone has stuff they take home that is great but they don’t want. Bing some good quality “junk” that is worth winning. Hosts Janis Demkiw and surprise guests will covet the goods and call numbers while you drink, think, and win. Yell “bringo!” and you get your choice of the loot! Hosts Janis Demkiw and surprise guests will covet the goods and call numbers while you drink, think, and win. Free if you bring something good, $5 per card if you don’t.

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.

11 pm Birkenrock @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Your one-stop event for everything female alternative, OLD AND NEW, as curated by Daniel McIntyre and David Van Poppel. Featuring all your Women & Songs favourites + some modern jams!


7 pm Vintage Crawl Toronto @ various locations. 40 Toronto vintage retailers will be staying open late so shoppers can crawl their way across the city! Participants include: Common Sort (Riverside and Parkdale), Ransack The Universe, Arts Market, Bungalow, Courage My Love, Silver Falls, Bridge + Bardot, Penny Arcade, The Monkey’s Paw, V S P Consignment, The Chief Salvage Co., F As In Frank , Mama Loves You, Kind Exchange, Cabaret Vintage, 69 Vintage, Philistine, Chosen Vintage, House of Vintage, and The Public Butter. Full details and a map of participating stores available online.

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 BEVSTMODE Presents: Muneshine @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W.BEVSTMODE shares the stage with Muneshine (Rock Paper) bringing you vibes, future beats, and that hard trap shit.


7 pm Friday Night Live: Thanks Canada @ 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 rocks the home-grown bounty of Canada! $12 advance tickets available online.

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! Expect to hear stuff like Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs ARP 2600, Digits, and Little Kicks will be present to sex you up (music-wise), with special guest DJ Modest, a.k.a. Stephen Carlick (Senior Editor at Exclaim!) making his Synthesexer debut. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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 No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Johnnie Walker and Amy Wood play ’90s and aughts rap and RnB, with Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm That Time Of The Month 3 Year Anniversary @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the ladies 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 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 Sound Affects @ Club 120, 120 Church St. Sound Affects is a new party that showcases the best in underground dance music. Join DJs who dig deeper at Club 120 and see what you’ve been missing outside the Top 40. This month: deep house, bass, and hip-hop with DJs Danny Thrax and Mothers. Free before midnight, $5 after.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.

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 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. Mickey “bottle service” available. $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

11 pm Broke Not Broken @ The Fountain, 1261 Dundas St. W. Tunes to mend those broken hearts. Katie, Catherine, and Scarlett Rose teach you the way to forget the woes and be broke – BUT NOT BROKEN.

11 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Toronto Chainsaw MassacHER Edition. DJs Kris Steeves, Violca Riviera, and spin haunted house and dark disco to the light of the full moon. For line bypass, email $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. Aroundmidnight, 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.


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.

10 pm Bump N’ Hustle @ The Rivoli (upstairs), 334 Queen St. W. Soul, funk, house, disco, reggae, latin, hip-hop, and boogie tunes with resident DJs Paul E Lopes and Mike Tull. Hosted by Carlos (Hot Stepper). For $5 early bird guestlist (before 11 pm),;
$10 otherwise.

10 pm Wake Up In My Makeup @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. DJ C.I.A. plays tracks from the baddest girls in rock, pop, and soul. The Breeders, Patti Smith, Grimes, Blondie, The Crystals, Donna Summer, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush, Garbage, Janis Joplin and much more! $3 PBR until 11 pm.

10 pm Witch-ness Woman’s Special @ Round, 152-A Augusta Ave. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power. Business Woman’s Special intends to put a spell on you so TOP THAT. With DJs Sammy Royale and Nino Brown + a special performance by Allysin Chaynes. $6.

10 pm Deep Red Reunion @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. House, disco, soul, and other fine fare courtesy of Eroc and Codis.

10 pm Ignition / Coast To Coast @ 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, DJ O drops the hits from ATL to The Bay. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm Boogie Fever @ Penny’s, 1306 Bloor St. W. Kirk and Lively.Ones play tropical disco, afro synth, and zulu jive.

10 pm SILO: Earmilk Takeover @ 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. This week, music blog Earmilk takes over the dungeon. $10 before 11:30 pm. Guestlist only.

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 Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs and Cyclist present an evening of funky, soulful disco delights for a dance floor of like-minded boogie believers, all shepherded by the transcendent Cynthia from the door. Local funkateer Dante from the East will get the night started. $10.

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 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 Open Mind @ 3030, 3030 Dundas St. W. Corey Dawkins spinning the goodness! Hip-hop, R&B, reggae, funk, house, soca, and more.

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 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. Shake off the day and sweat into the night! ’90s R&B and hip-hop, house, disco, and techno with DJ Jeremy Glenn.

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 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! $10.

11:30 pm Freakholics Anonymous @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Funky bumpers, housey bangers, and classic ’70s/’80s/’90s slow jams with DJ Choozey and special guest DJs Smiles and Platinum Travel Reward Miles.


6 pm Get Stuffed @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Celebrate the long weekend with a truly Drake style turkey dinner! Call (416) 531-5042 ext. 110 before October 10th to save your spot.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

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