November 7th-9th Standard Apparel Warehouse Sale @ 87 Wingold Ave., Unit 1. A seasonal warehouse sale for Standard Apparel – the exclusive Canadian distributor of leading international brands such as Fred Perry, Oliver Spencer, Filson, Aigle, and Sunspel. Men’s, women’s, and kids’ clothing, footwear, and accessories at up to 80% off. Runs Thursday and Friday from 10-8 pm and Saturday from 10-4 pm.
November 9th-10th Day of the Dead 2013 @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Explore celebrations from Mexico and other areas of Latin America at the longest running Day of the Dead festival in Toronto. Featuring handcrafted ofrendas (altars to the dead), Day of the Day Market, concerts, family activities, and more!
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.
9:30 pm Queer As Fuck @ The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W. A biweekly open mic night featuring a rotating lineup of all-star LGBT (and LGBT-friendly) comics. PWYC.
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 “Telling: An Audio Survey of Parkdale” Opening Reception @ Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St. W. “An exhibition of site-specific audio works that will animate familiar and hidden spaces across Parkdale. Each participating artist has chosen a different site along Queen Street West as a starting point to engage and explore the history and character of one of Toronto’s most storied and diverse neighbourhoods. This exhibition pays tribute to the real and mythic spaces, stories and people important to the exhibition’s participating artist/residents.” Until 10 pm. Show runs until November 30th.
10 pm Stop Crying @ Crawford, 718 College St. The Bass6 crew plays all the bangers you want to hear! $5.
7 pm Friday Night Live: Planet Asia @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Sponsored by Peroni, Amsterdam Brewing Co., and NOW Magazine. Sights: Emerging Asian Canadian contemporary artists showcase, Reel Asian Film Festival, Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers, The Last Emperor (1988 film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), galleries open 7-9:30 pm. Sounds: Jamie Ruben Trio, house DJs (curated by ElectriCITY Events), MakeM, DJ Splattermonkey. Flavours: City Gourmet, Pimenton, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, La Rivolta, Little Tomato, The Saucy Pierogi, HotBunzz, Tita Flips. $12 tickets available online.
7 pm “Gevi Marotz: ‘The First Solo Show’” Opening Reception @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. An exhibition of paintings by Gevi Marotz. This exhibit showcases Gevi’s paintings on wood, watercolours, and mixed media. Until 11:30 pm. Show runs until November 14th.
10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush throw an intimate evening full of the best (worst?) tunes from the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s! $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 with very special guests. All jams all night. $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 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 Lighten Up / Crawford House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ O brings you a night dedicated to R&B, hip-hop, soul, and hella mash-ups! 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.
10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. The Inn-HER Eye Three-Year Anniversary Edition! DJs Riviera, Regins, OMGBLOG.com, and special guests get in your head with psychic disco and holistic house. long. Hostess Miss Margot will read you then read your mind. $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 Not Far From the Tree.
12 pm Vintage Clothing Swap @ Arts Market, 846 College St. Show up with vintage clothes and accessories you no longer want, and leave with a great new haul! This is a vintage-specific swap, please bring only swapp-ables 20+ years-old (so, nothing post mid-90s). You’ll get a ticket for each clean, good quality vintage item you bring (max. 30 tickets). Each ticket can then be redeemed for a new swap find. All leftover clothing will be donated to charity. Until 4 pm. $5.
10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Serious and Numeric keep it funky like Michael Jordan’s cologne. Classic hip-hop and R&B sure shots all night long.
10 pm Business Women’s Special 4 Year Anniversary Bash @ Round Avenue (formerly Augusta House), 152a Augusta. Toronto Life crowned it the city’s best gay dance party. It is. Come celebrate 4 amazing years of fabulous DJs, dancing, photos against the pink wallpaper, boozy drinks and wild times. Also, expect a provocative circus performance by Mozza Fierce.
10 pm Paradise Life @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Hard working selectors join forces to melt dance floors and snap necks. DJs Jason Ulrich, Nep Sidhu, and Todd Westendorp play the finest records in town. Soul, disco, boogie, and house music.
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 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, $10 after.
10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Family Business presents another epic hip-hop dance party! DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi play rap bangers and other trill $hit all night. 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 2013, played in chronological order). $5.
10 pm Hoxton House Party @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. Big room house music from Shaun Frank, Matt Zanardo, Vanrip, and Kobi Roditi. $15 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.
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 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.
11 pm Diggy the DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
3 pm Boozy Bingo @ 2nd Floor Events, 461 King St. W. Eat food (including custom, gooey, delicious, grilled cheese from Cheesewerks). Drink drinks. Play bingo. $5 for your first 5 cards. Goes late.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Come get yourself quizzed by the quiz masters Kirk and Anthony!
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