November 2nd-11th Mutts & Co. Fall Shop @ LVB, 88 Ossington Ave. Check out the entire Muttonhead Autumn/Winter lineup and scoop some deals on previous season stuff! Also featuring a variety of locally made goods from NorBlack NorWhite, WE THE PPL, Raised by Wolves, Topo, Handsom, Cuchara jewels, Ka’Kai necklaces, HMPL Van Bike Bags, Garrison Creek Bat Co., Strathcona Stockings, Crown Shaving Co., Scarffaces, Varsity Brown leathers, Felony iphone Case, Rock Lore keychains, OSC Cross, Vitaly Design, Sweet Woodruff, Paria Shirvani, Nathan Brown, Stasis Local Foods, Nude Bee honey, Darling Jar (pies in a jar by Natalie Amber), Reunion Island Coffee, Nicole Tarasick, work by Kathryn Macnaughton and Lauren Pirie, hot sauce by Kate Salter, and Worn Journal. Runs 11 am to 7 pm daily. Cash and credit accepted. BYO bag.
10 pm The Grump Goes to Camp @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Join The Grump and special guests for the best in nostalgic rock, go go, and garage music from around the world.
10 pm I’m With the Band @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Every Wednesday, a different band and their friends DJ in the front room. This Wednesday, it’s Adam Seward (Rituals) and Jamal Severin-Watson (Unlovable).
10 pm The Quiet Storm @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ Andycapp plays four hours of melodically soulful music that provides an intimate, laid-back mood tailor-made for late-night listening and a welcome end to the stresses of the workday.
10 pm Neighbourhood Watch @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. The first “official” party for Neighbourhood Watch Music – a community focused on local talent whether that be established artists or those coming up. These parties are an opportunity to hear producers’ new tunes and their works in progress, to hear live music and collaborations, and to (mostly) have fun. Come introduce yourself to the neighbourhood. With Nautiluss, Exeter, Linus Booth, St. Mandrew, Antihero, Vanity Muscles, Andrew Ross, and Michael Imperial. PWYC (suggested $5), with proceeds going to future parties/releases.
10 pm Treat Em Right @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ RyFi treats you right with hip-hop, soul, RnB, and reggae.
9:30 pm Comedy Uncovered Live! @ Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave. Five stand-ups, two sketch troupes, one musical number, and a short film premiere, all showcasing budding local comedic talent! $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
10 pm 90s Party 4 Year Anniversary: Fresh Prince Edition @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. Yo! Home to Bel-Air! 90s Party celebrates four years! Come in your best 90s wear or dress as a 90s character or celebrity (think Fresh Prince, Wayne’s World, Saved by the Bell, 90210, Full House, House Party, Married with Children, or every Clueless outfit ever). Surprise spotlight slow dances, $1 vodka jello shots ALL NIGHT LONG, 90s-themed costume contest for cash ($200!) and drink prizes. With DJs Caff and Fawn BC. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Neat Neat Neat @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. A wide assortment of Brit-pop, indie, new wave, and punk much more from the 70’s, 80′, 90’s, and some 00’s!
10 pm (ALT)Night: Movember Madness @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Show your support (and that killer stache) for a night of drinks, dancing, and donations! DJ Dislexia brings you the beats for those feets and songs for those staches all night long.
10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™. Lasers of sound piercing your third eye. Androids spinning in a glitter vacuum eternal. Gelatinous Cubes quivering on your loins. Enter the inter-dimensional disco fantasy and explode your mind with cosmic rays of robot love (i.e. Booze). DJs Pam and Diana play Italo, disco house, indie dance, and space shit.
10 pm Holy Trinity 001 @ Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Sq. With Para One (Marble, Paris), John Roman (Twin Turbo, Toronto), and Rynecologist (Boysnoize Records, Toronto). Sound by 40Hz, visuals by Fezz Stenton, and photography by Catherine Chung and Conrad McGee-Stocks. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online. For $15 guestlist, email email@example.com.
10 pm Get By Fridays @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests.
10 pm Floored @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Fathom and crew play hip-hop, funk, groove, and dance hits. Expect breakdancing!
10 pm Bass Kultcha @ Kitch, 229 Geary Ave. Reggae, dancehall, dub, and bass with DJs Urban Steve and Kevin Reigh + special guest Pursuit Grooves.
10 pm Trap & Bass @ Crawford, 718 College St. A journey deep into the realm of trap with DJ Slink, a 15-year veteran behind the decks. With support from a cast of Toronto’s finest trap selectors: Grizzly, Brains4Brkfst, Pali, and MC Zee upstairs; DJ Lush, Mr. Brown, Dcision, Skip, and Swivl (downstairs).$10 before midnight, more after.
10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. T-HER-ible Twos Edition! DJs Kris Steeves, Travis, and OMGBLOG.com begin HER noisy second year with soothing house beats. Scream if you want, but don’t forget to dance. $2.50 drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $5.
8 pm Launch Party: “Points of Access” @ Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St. “Point of Access is a series of off-site projects dealing with relationships of inclusion, participation, and permeability. With projects by: Eshan Rafi, David Yu, Erica Brisson, Tamara Platiša, and Saša Rajšić.” Until 1 am.
10 pm She Does the City Presents: Stay Golden @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A Classic Rock Dance Mess. We’ve done it once, twice, and now we’re back for a third time! All your favourite classic rock anthems to unleash your inner rock n’ roll rebel with DJ Cherry Pop behind the turntables. Our resident photographer Black Betty a.k.a. Becca Lemire will play host and be snap-snapping away behind the lens. Wear denim. Shake that hair. Get sweaty. Taste salty. Runaway with us. $5.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll: 2nd Anniversary @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies are celebrating two years of rad parties and insane dance floors, so put on your party clothes and dancing shoes and shimmy shake your way to Clinton’s! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.
10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Serious and Numeric present another classic hip-hop schooling session! Golden age super jams from A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Black Moon, Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G., MC Lyte, Cypress Hill, Funkdoobiest, Gang Starr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and much much more!
10 pm Business Woman’s Special: 3rd Birthday Bash @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. BWS turns 3 years-old this month!cThe first 100 people through the door will get a special birthday drink. Sammy D, Nino Brown, and Phil V will be spinning all night long. A special Drag performance by Mozza Fierce will happen after the clock strikes midnight. Kimon will meet all your photo needs. And yes… there will be cake. $5.
10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap from 1993-2012 with DJs Patrick McGuire, Josh McIntyre, and ItsMattLangille. $5.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two ice stallions serve it up hot with a glamour positive party for anyone who knows what it’s like to be a lucky bitch. The guiltiest of pleasures all night: hitz that span the ages, 90’s hip-hop, contemporary hitz, 80’s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs deliver a healthy serving of funky and soulful disco, disco-rap, boogie, and other aural oddities primed to make you groove. Odario G. Williams, frontman of Grand Analog, acts as emcee and blesses you with some phonic poesy in the guise of a live set of disco-rap. $10. For reduced guestlist, email email@example.com.
10 pm Kitsune Club Tour 2012 @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. With DJ sets by The Twelves, Penguin Prison, and Natural Animal. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 pm Ignition / Express Yourself @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJs Caff, Rei Von, and Ron Artest play bumpin’ n’ grindin’ RnB, hip-hop, reggae and club musics (and more than enough R. Kelly classics). Downstairs, Eff Emm Ell presents a banger that incorporates everything you know and love: rap, hip-hop, moombahton, dancehall, trapstep, and everything else. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.
10 pm Myth Paradise Music @ Unit, 1198 Queen St. W. Just a couple of dudes playing the finest music you’ve ever heard, this month. Staying faithful to the sounds of Saturn and Detroit.
11 pm Evening Standard @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Members Only and guest Session Victim spin everything from disco renaissance to house classics. $10.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. A night of dancing to 60’s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
10 am Gluten Free Garage @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Toronto’s first pop-up gluten-free marketplace that offers a taste of the city’s best gluten-free finds! With over 40 vendors selling and sampling a wide array of products—from pastry to pasta to pickles—the Gluten Free Garage will showcase a handpicked selection of Toronto’s best gluten-free offerings. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Toronto chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. Until 4 pm. $10.
2 pm “The Arsonists” Canadian Premiere @ Bluma Appel Theatre in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. “This well-known, and bitingly funny (and political) farce stars stage favourites Michael Ball (Shaw Festival), Shelia McCarthy (Little Mosque on the Prairie) and Fiona Reid (King of Kensington) with songwriter and musician Justin Rutledge (Divisadero) performing an original score alongside a live band on stage. Leading the talented cast, the production is helmed by creative duo and real-life partners Morris Panych (director) and Ken MacDonald (designer).” Runs until December 9th. $24-99 tickets available by phone at (416) 368-3110, online, or in person at the box office.
~ Caitlyn Holroyd
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