August 26th-29th Scotiabank BuskerFest @ St. Lawrence Market, various locations. Magicians, acrobats, clowns, musicians, contortionists, musicians, and more! Admission is by donation and benefits Epilepsy Toronto. www.torontobuskerfest.com
8 pm Appeteasers – A Serving of Tasty Morsels @ Opera Bob’s Public House, 1112 Dundas St. W. Fantastic lineup of burlesque performers, all eager to strut their stuff. PWYC (suggested $5-10).
10 pm Black Napalese @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen St. W. Rockin’ good time upstairs with Black Napalese, Motown + Brit-pop in the basement with the Bangs & Blush gals. Free guestlist before 11, $5 after (email@example.com, subject: TATTOO).
9 pm Fake Prom 2010 @ Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W. The 8th annual Fake Prom heads west for the ultimate dance party! DJs Dougie Boom, Dave La Merde play open format with plenty of slow jams + matchmaking, fake prom king and wueen, couples’ photographs and more. $15 advanced from Rotate This, Soundscapes Hits & Misses or $20 at the door.
9:30 pm Repo! & Rocky Horror Double Bill @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. A night of musical rock opera with a live shadow cast. $10 each for non-members, double bill price TBA.
10 pm Soul Power! @ Starving Artist, 584 Landsdowne Ave. Special Guest Mogpaws (Simmer Down) plays the good stuff on vinyl. Funk, soul, RnB, reggae, Latin.
10 pm Some Old Bullshit @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Garbage old 50s and 60s tunes to get buggered up to. $3 JD whiskey any way you want it.
10 pm Dance Armstrong @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The most victorious of dance music from all genres! Bowie, Hot Chip, Jay-Z, Hall & Oates, Gorillaz, etc. $5.
10 pm Pop Lobster 5: SUMMER IS NOT OVER Edition @ Teranga, 159 Augusta Ave. Goodtimey pop music dance party! Britney, Robyn, Gaga, and more.
10 pm The Blue Ribbon Bar @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W A celebration of the blue ribbon beer! Gillepsie brothers spin as PBR (and ONLY PBR) flows.
10 am Huge Vintage Clothing Sale No. 4 @ Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen St. W. @ Strachan. Over 2000 womenswear and menswear items, all for 5 just bucks!
10:30 am Book-Movie-Music Swap Meet @ Walmer Road Baptist Church, 188 Lowther Ave. Bring any unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, and swap with other media lovers. $5 entry fee.
10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party! Retro video projections (videos, cartoons, commercials), retro video game lounge, full colour laser system, and 80s and 90s tunes that changed your life. $5 before 11, $10 after.
10 pm Down Low @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Bump’n’grind rap and R&B selections to get your weekend freak on. Expect plenty of R Kelly, naturally. $5.
10 pm Shake A Tail @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Tail-shakin’ 60s pop and soul music! $5.
9 am 1 Year Anniversary – free coffee! @ Sam James Coffee Bar, 297 Harbord St. To celebrate their one year anniversary, Sam James is offering free coffee ALL DAY! Limit one to-go beverage per customer per visit (so line-up again if you’d like another).
11 am Zine Dream 3 @ The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. 3rd annual Small Press Art Fair featuring over 50 vendors of self-published zines, comics, prints, and handmade crafts. Performances, DJs, and video projections too!