Toronto Hit List: Walk-In Closet X Shoppalu, Air Horns, Wack Slack’s 90’s Dance Party, All My Friends & more!

August 16th-September 2nd Canadian National Exhibition @ Exhibition Place, 210 Princes’ Blvd. Let’s go to the Ex!

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 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.

THURSDAY

7 pm Walk-In Closet X Shoppalu @ Oz Studios, 134 Ossington Ave. A pop up shop collaboration by Walk In Closet and Shoppalu. Featuring a variety of hand-picked vintage pieces and new brands. Opening party will include tasty treats, a finely curated closet, vintage goodies, and more! Hosted by Alexander Liang (Editor-in-Chief, Kenton Magazine) + special guests and DJs. Until midnight. Runs until August 28th, 12-7 pm daily.

9 pm Bickford Park Movie Night: Anchorman @ Bickford Park, 400 Grace St. (The movie night formerly known as Dog Bowl Movie Night.) Screening of the original buffoon comedy: Anchorman. Music videos! Scotch and moustaches!

10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear!

FRIDAY

10 pm Air Horns @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. DJs Daddy Maysr, Dos Mundos, and Caff play club bangers, street hits, dance floor anthems, future classics, dancehall, rap, R&B, tropical bass, and trap. Free before 10 pm, $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Mass Appeal @ The Shop under Parts & Labour. Nothing but HITS and BANGERZ all night long with DJs Paul Terefenko and Timothy Alexander McCready. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

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/2000s and beyond! $5.

10 pm Lifted @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A one night affair of eclectic dance-floor tonic with selections from DJs Alister Johnson and A Digital Needle. Afro, electrofunk, gospel, italo, MPB, psychedelic, pineapples. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A 90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm Late Nights @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Scott and Lacey play the best hip-hop and RnB tracks to get your freak on to! $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Juice @ Leroy’s, 1280 Dundas St. W. New monthly jam! DJ sets by Tarantula X and Coolin Cregg.

10 pm Foxtrot @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Your favourite psych, mod, glam, and rock ‘n’ roll tunes from the 60s, 70s, and present day.

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.

11 pm Wack Slack’s 90’s Dance Party @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Midriffs and Frosted Tips Edition! Remember midriffs? Frosted tips? Remember when girls stopped by in summer? In the summer? DJs Team Beatman & Robin play the best 90s jams while you rock those midriffs and frosted tips. The 90s are alive in our hearts. Always.

11 pm Drastik + Lucy Tic + The Frandiscos @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJ Drastiik, one half of Thugli (the DJ/producer duo spearheading the trap movement by way of Toronto), headlines this summer jam. With special guest DJs Lucie Tic and The Frandiscos. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm All My Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Mizz Brown and Paul G play party music! NYC underground disco, hip-hop, rock, R&B, LCD, everything. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Least Squares @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Seeking chemistry? Dial 1-900-LST-SQURE for meaningful 1-on-1 connections, x-files house, Italo drip, and brute-force disco romance. DJs Brandon Oliver and Mikey Apples play the hits.

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 F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.

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 Sugar Hill / Back In The Day @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ Grouch plays 80s and 90s rap, R&B, new jack swing, and more. Downstairs, DJ Law spins the best of all the classics with music videos GALORE! $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

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

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

SUNDAY

11 am Wild Blueberry Festival @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. Grow, cook, taste, and celebrate all things wild blueberry! Featuring the delicious tastes and special guest vendors of the Sunday Marché (featuring a special blueberry-inspired menu and vendors), the Wild Blueberry Pie Bake-off featuring some of Toronto’s top bakers, and more. Until 3 pm.

1 pm Sky Yard Sundays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Brunch, booze, buckets of Corona + a ton of fun in the Sun(day)! Fuel up with a late brunch or tacos then dance to the sounds of weekly live DJs from 2-6 pm.

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

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