Toronto Hit List: Bicycle Film Festival, Fuck It, Bang The Party, Gladstone’s Rummage Sale & more!

August 4th-14th SummerWorks Festival @ various locations. Toronto’s indie theatre and arts festival! www.summerworks.ca

August 11th-14th Bicycle Film Festival @ various locations. A festival celebrating the bicycle through music, art and film. Complete list of events at www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

WEDNESDAY

10 pm What’s Poppin’ @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Foo Fighters stop by to play all the 80’s and 90’s hip-hop you can handle. $3 beers all night and ladies free before 11 pm.  

10 pm Ready Steady Go! @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Punk rock goodness and the music that spawned it. Expect to hear stuff like The Clash, The Sonics, The Cramps, Gene Vincent, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Etta James, The Stooges, Janis Martin, The Dead Boys, Dion & The Belmonts, The Kinks and more.  

10 pm HumbleMania @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The 25th celebration of HumbleMania! This will be a semi-formal face paint party so come dressed up nice and get your face painted however you like. Nicholaus Doubleyou and the B-Squad kick-off the dance party in the back room and the Stanfields premier a brand new Live in Bellwoods. 

THURSDAY

7 pm Third Floor @ Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave. Debuting at SummerWorks, Third Floor is about a new condo where two neighbors forge a fast and funny bond, but when a prank goes wrong, friends suddenly become accomplices. Think Hitchcock set in a Toronto condo, that’s part romantic comedy, part thriller. Also runs Saturday, August 13th at 7 pm and Sunday, August 14th at 2 pm. $15.  

9 pm Gay/Armen At The Bazaar/Heartbeat Hotel/Still Life Still @ Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave. A great lineup of local musicians! Gay plays at 9:45, Armen At The Bazaar at 10:40, Heartbeat Hotel at 11:30 and Still Life Still at 12:20. $6 at the door. 

10 pm Fourth World @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJ Chris Randle plays globe-trotting dance music! K-pop, Afrofunk, hip-hop, old/new disco and hedonistic chart hits.  

10 pm MurderBoner! @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ ghettogoldmatt playing the best in new and progressive rap music. He plays rap, a guest plays more rap, and everyone drinks.  

10 pm Futura @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. House music with DJs Terence Kissner, Paul Reverend, Andrei Sula and Postmark. $4 mixed drinks and domestics all night. PWYC ($5 suggested donation).  

FRIDAY

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies bring you another night where they say FUCK IT and turn out all those hip shaking guilty pleasures that keep you dancing all night long. From Spice Girls to Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga to The Stokes, Beyoncé to The Smiths, Madonna to Oasis. 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and guilty pop pleasures! $5.   

10 pm 90s Party @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bathurst St. Giveaways, 90’s prizes, 90’s movies, Much Music Oh Henry Video Dance, spotlight slowdances, 1 am costume contest and 90’s music (duh)! With DJs Fawn BC and Caff. Free before 11 pm, $5 after. 

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™ with DJs Diana, Pam and Jaime. Italo, disco house, indie dance and space shit + giveaways courtesy of Eyesore Cinema. 

10 pm (ALT)Night: Mardis “Gay” @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Fun-filled queer-friendly function with DJ Dislexia playing party jams, dirty favs, bouncy beats, guilty pleasures and a midnight Madonna dance party. Beads and masks will be provided! 

10 pm The Untold City Present: A Free Summer Shit Show @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Parlovr, Young Rival, Uncle Bad Touch, Topanga, Golden Boy DJ sets, special guests and giveaways! In association with Scion, Exclaim!, Steam Whistle and The Garrison. 

10 pm Bring It Up! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. 45 soul and funk dance party with DJs Double K and General Eclectic. Pure dynamite soul and hand clapping funk all night!  

10 pm 2nd Annual Can I Kick It? @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Bring or donate a pair of old/new kicks to be dropped off at local youth shelters around Toronto the following day. With Gold N’ Grams, Giorgio Versani, J-Lah, DJ Higgins, DJ Gidget and a surprise performance. $5 reduced cover with shoe donation.  

10 pm Adventure House VI @ Salvador Darling, 1237 Queen St. W. Music for dancing and drinking or drinking and dancing! ADHD music selections. 

10 pm I Love The 90’s @ The Barn, 418 Church St. Taking you back to the days when Janet Jackson, Whigfield, Madonna, Spice Girls, Aqua and others ruled the airwaves! DJ Cajjmere Wray spins classic eurodance, freestyle, top 40 and R&B beats all night. $5.  

10 pm Prick The Kicks @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. Deej AjGay and Anna O play post-punk, new wave, disco and house for your dancing pleasure. 

10 pm Everybody Must Party @ Cameron House (back room), 408 Queen St. W. Funk, hip-hop, house and soul with DJs Colin S and More Or Les. $5. 

10 pm Alt-1-2 @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. DJs Millhouse Brown and Vanessa Vai bring you the best in alternative, independent, progressive, heavy, danceable rock! Artists are encouraged to drop in with CDs. $7.50 PBR + Jager, $10 pitchers of 751 brew, $4 PBR, $3.50 Jager, $5 Jameson or tequila, $4 Jack Daniels and select shooters, $7 double Caesars and more.  

10 pm The Vinyl Party @ Blondie’s, 1378 Queen St. W. Detroit’s Hijacked Records label boss TWONZ dusts off his vinyl for a special guest appearance alongside local DJs playing the very best EDM music from the classic to the modern in a vinyl-only format. $5 before 11 pm.  

10 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. Mac-HER-ena edition with DJs Riviera, Auntie Dionne and OMGBLOG.com playing seductive dance beats to spin you around all night. $2.50 Jose Cuervo tequila shots and Paloma cocktails (tequila, Fresca, and lime) before 11:30 pm. Email set.her.free@gmail.com for line bypass. $5.  

11 pm Broken English @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party concerned with finding the common ground in house, hip-hop, pop, disco and indie rock. With DJ Shit La Merde and featuring tunes and visuals supplied by resident troublemakers Adam Jackson and Jeff Hayward. $10.  

SATURDAY

11 am Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair @ Bloor St. W. from Shaw to Dovercourt. Stroll the blocks of Bloorcourt and check out handmade wonders by dozens of talented makers! Jewellery, screen prints, stationary, art, organic and upcycled goods and much more. Until 7 pm. 

4 pm Doing The Same @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Weekly BBQ jam! All smooth West Coast sounds (electro, boogie, jheri curl funk, g-funk, rap and R&B), all free BBQ (while it lasts), all day long cheap beers and mixed drinks ($12 Mill Street pitchers) from 4-8 pm every Saturday on the patio. Music by Ghetto Gold Matt and guests, BBQ by Vladimir Kato.  

10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Classic hip-hop super anthems and underground vibes with DJ Numeric and special guests Hajahbug and Mantis. Patio open until 11 pm.  

10 pm Bang The Party @ Crawford (upstairs), 718 College St. Futureboogie, disco not disco and leftfield house with residents Andycapp and Rod Skimmins, and special guests Brendan Boyle, Justin Tyce and Hajabug. $5.  

10 pm There Goes The Neighbourhood: Britney & Nicki Minaj Afterparty @ The Barn, 418 Church St. Unofficial afterparty for Britney’s Femme Fatale Tour at the ACC. Britney and Nicki remixes and music videos, and a Nicki-inspired performance by GIA. Free before midnight. 

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll to drink, dance and get messy to. $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 and forgotten gemz.  

10 pm Rock & Roll Radio DJ Night @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Join The Rock & Roll Doctor, host of Rock & Roll Radio on CIUT 89.5 FM, for a night of musical revelry. Maximizing the resources of popular music: R&B, rock n’ roll, soul, country, reggae, rap, misc. pop, etc. 

10 pm Let’s Get Cranked @ Hard Luck Bar, 812 Dundas St. W. Bicycle Film Festival afterparty! DJs Mama and Max provide the tunes. $5 or free with ticket stubs.  

10 pm Business Woman’s Special @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. Celebrate summer in all its glory by getting hot and sweaty on the dance floor! Nino Brown and J-ill will be DJing all night long while Kimon looks after the photo booth. $5.  

10 pm Happy Endings @ Forestview Restaurant, 466 Dundas St. W. With DJs LOL Boys, 85.85 and Scott Seewhale. $3 beers before midnight and $5 drinks all night long, $5 dim sum platters and free birthday lobsters. $10 reduced cover on guest list before midnight (email names to guestlist@themansioninc.com with the subject Happy Endings).  

10 pm Soul All-Nighter @ Press Club, 850 Dundas St. W. DJs LK and CL spinning northern soul and 60’s Motown all night long! Enjoy cheap beers on the back patio or light up the dance floor with your friends.  

SUNDAY

10 am Gladstone’s Rummage Sale @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The Gladstone has a lot of stuff! Come for brunch and stay for the rummage sale, which will also feature finds from their fashionable staff and friends. Until 1:30 pm.

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