Toronto Hit List, August 5th-8th

Aug 5-15
Summer Works Theatre Festival
Toronto’s Indie Theatre and Arts Festival is celebrating 20 years, and they’ve got 42 juried plays and 5 young artists productions located on the Queen St. W. Theatre Strip. Check it out!

Aug 5-Sept 19
Being Scene @ The Gladstone Gallery, 1214 Queen St. W., 2nd Floor. An annual juried exhibition by Workman Arts for the Center for Addiction and Mental Health. The exhibit aims to showcase the work of artists who have experience with mental illness and addiction. 12 pm-5 pm.

Aug 6-8
11 am Summer 2010 vs. Fall 2010 @ Lavish & Squalor, 253 Queen St. W. Half price on all summer steez, and a preview of the fall goodness. Buy 2 or more items, get an additional 10% off everything. Plus free coffee, candy, smiles and styling. Also enter to win $200 worth of new fall 2010 merchandise.

Aug 6-8
What Is Classical? @ Harbourfront Centre. Kanye West said it best: Classical music is tight, yo. Harbourfront presents 2 days of concerts, dance, and workshops!

4 pm Jaws @ The Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Bitter that all your friends are heading up to the cottage? Grab some popcorn and take evil comfort in the fact that it’s impossible to get eaten by a shark when sneaking into a public pool at 4 am.

6:30 pm Gallery Spin with the Deadly Nightshades @ Trinity Bellwoods Park. Meet at the gate to join Toronto’s coolest girl biker gang cruising through exhibitions on Ossington, Dundas, and en plein air.

7 pm Exit Through The Gift Shop @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. The Banksy documentary that many are calling the film of the summer (and yes, they’ve all seen Inception.) $8, $14 for the double bill with Triage, screening at 9.

7 pm The Trotsky @ The Revue, 400 Roncesvalles. If you haven’t seen this awesome Canadian comedy yet, you suck. Go see Jay Baruschel be amazing.

9 pm Tropicalismo @ Revival, 783 College St. Samba Squad live, and talented DJs.

9 pm Hollerado, The Darcys, Clothes Make The Man @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Oldies and cheap drinks!

10 pm MGMT Afterparty @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen St. W. New rock and alternative upstairs, Motown and Brit Pop from the amazing ladies of Bangs & Blush downstairs. MGMT ticket stub gets you in free. Otherwise it’s $5.

10 pm Rockability Thursdays @ The Rockwood, 31 Mercer St. Party music. $4.50 Jager, $4.50 Coronas. $10.

10 pm In Flagranti with The Makeover and Andy Capp @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. $10 advance tickets online at

10 pm Upstairs Nyood Thursday @ Nyood, 1096 Queen St. W. Hip meets swank. Style code strictly enforced. Bottle service and table reservation:


YESS….finally!! The coolest thing from NYC has come to Toronto – this Friday Open Roof Films, a new summer series that we are giddy with excitement for, will kick off with an outdoor screening of Parking Lot Movie, appropriately being screened in the parking lot of Amsterdam Brewery. Before the film starts, Little Girls will play some tunes and following the film, stick around to mingle, invigorating ‘what’d you think?’ discourse and a chill summer party. Presented by Hot Docs, this is the ultimate way to combine thought provoking entertainment with great beer and fresh (well, sort of) air.  9:30 Start Time, Tix are $15.00 and can be purchased at door. Box office opens at 7PM. More info? Upcoming flicks? Go here:

6:30 pm Sex and the City 2 @ The Revue, 400 Roncesvalles. If you didn’t get around to seeing it the first time, round up some ladies and check it out, then go for cocktails.

7 pm Gladstone World Presents Kobo Town @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Kobo Town draws inspiration from traditional calypso and dub poetry. Named after a neighbourhood in old Port-of-Spain, the group performs Trinidadian music.

7:30 pm Hip Hop Karaoke @ Yonge-Dundas Square! Part of the Global Grooves series, one of the best party nights in the city takes it to the streets for 90 minutes of HHK, right downtown. Bring the youths, they’re going to try to keep it clean!

10 pm Whatevs One Year Anniversary @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. The one-year anniversary of this awesome 90’s hip hop and gangsta rap party. Giving out shots all night. $10 pitchers.

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop Under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. 3 lady DJs will be spinning old school, new school and whatever hip hop. $3 shots of Jim Beam and Jager, $4 mixed drinks and Budweiser cans.

10 pm Intimate & Interactive Open Mic @ Lambadina Resto Lounge, 875 Bloor St., 2nd Floor. Blake Carrington, Wolf J McFarlane, and KJ Live. Hosted by MTV’s Tika Simone. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.

10 pm BFF @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. All the goods things BFF could stand for apply. All hip hop bangers, all night long. $5 all night.

10 pm Arcade Fridays Presents LA Riots @ Mod Club, 722 College St. With a special guest. Tickets $15 in advance:

10 pm DJ David Tort @ Roosevelt Room, 328 Adelaide St. W. All the way from Spain, he’s played with David Guetta, Tiesto, and Nelly Furtado. For guestlist, dinner, or bottle service:

10 pm Scissors @ Blondies, 1378 Queen St. W. Snip snip, ladies. $4 Tequila shots, house music all night long.

10 pm Flash Fridays @ Nyood Upstairs, 1096 Queen St. W. Hosted by Jaclyn Genovese and Amanda Lew Kee, music by DJ Crunch. Guest list only event:


6:30 pm Sex and the City 2 @ The Revue, 400 Roncesvalles. If you didn’t get around to seeing it the first time, round up some ladies and check it out, then go for cocktails.

8 pm Milk w/ The Martinez Bros @ Sunnyside Pavilion, 1755 Lakeshore Blvd. W. $20 early bird advanced tickets:


9:30 pm TGTN: Jersey Shore 2 Party @ The Barn, 418 Church St. There Goes The Neighbourhood goes to The Shore. Wild dance party, songs you know, and free Guido makeover, and live Twitter stream on the TV screens. $5 after midnight, $2 cran vodka before 11:30.

10 pm Under The Tuscan Sun @ The Roosevelt Room Supper Club, 328 Adelaide St. W. A tribute to love, Italian style! The bar will be transformed into a rocking Tuscan villa, with live dance performances, video installations, complimentary entry and glass of The Roosevelt Amore for all ladies on guestlist. 3 course prix fixe available for dinner. Top 40, rock, retro, dance floor anthems. Classy and elegant summer chic.

10 pm MOTOWN Party Two Year Anniversary @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Two year anniversary of the original Toronto Motown jam! Motown, Northern Soul, remixes. $11 pitchers. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm DJ Fathom, Douglas Carter, Mix Chopin, Nave C @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. $10 cover on guestlist before 12, doors open at 6 pm for dinner. Late night kitchen menu until 2., subject: Wrongbar.

10 pm Burner Records Showcase @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Barletta, Paul David, Max Alexandre. Get stoked for Burner’s debut online issue coming in late August.

10 pm Starlett @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Just some real awesome tunes that will make you grin.

10 pm Major Rager @ Augusta House, 152A Augusta Ave. Major Rager’s one year anniversary, and farewell Augusta bash. $3 mixed drinks before 11 pm, $3.50 shooters all night, $6 Jagerbombs all night. $5 cover after 11, $10 after midnight. First 60 folks get a free shot.

10 pm Chronologic @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. This is one of our favourite dance parties, a dance party through the ages, counting down pop and antipop in chronological order. Get there early, it gets lined up faaaast.

11 pm The Drake & present: Torro Torro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Celebrating a year of Torro Torro remixes and the release of their summer single Knockin’ Boots.

4 pm Sex and the City 2 @ The Revue, 400 Roncesvalles. If you didn’t get around to seeing it the first time, round up some ladies and check it out, then go for cocktails.

7 pm Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. $8. Ah, cool off with this wonderful, wonderful movie.


  1. melony
    September 28, 2010


  2. Anonymous
    November 4, 2010

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