7 pm Wear2Work Style Showcase @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Premiering her work for the very first time, Sonja Vejin presents Wear2Work – a showcase organized to highlight high fashion work-wear inspired ensembles using second hand clothing. All prize proceeds go towards funding a new non-profit organization for recent female immigrants seeking guidance for entering the workforce.
9:30 pm Tommy Youngsteen & The Million Dollar Band @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 368 Queen St. W. The music of Tom Petty, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen featuring folks from The Sam Roberts Band, Stars, The Stills and other very special guests. $12 at the door (arrive early).
10 pm Mixtape Swap Meet @ The Avro, 750-B Queen St. E. Find those tracks that haunt your headphones and slap that data on a CDR. Mega rare stuff, old pop, whatever floats your boat – anything goes. Then swap your mixes with anyone, ’cause sharing is caring.
6 pm Land Line @ Telephonen Booth Gallery, 3148 Dundas Street West. Opening reception for Land Line by Gillian Willans. A look at how the image of the home becomes embedded in our subconscious and grows beyond the objects, the structure and the space; becoming a container that can be both restrictive and at times empty. Until 9 pm.
9 pm The Parkdale Comedy Experiment @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Comedy with this month’s guests Robert Dayton, Sexy Girl Party with Sleepover Dad, sketch by Ladystache and improv by Falcon Powder, plus music by Jenna Rogers and a meat raffle. $3.
9 pm Family Ties @ Crawford, 718 Crawford St. Dance, pop, hip-hop, swag, etc. featuring the like of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Rapture, Wanda Jackson, The Black Keys, Nicki Minaj and more. Cheap drink and food specials including $13 pitchers, $4 shots, $7 mug of beer + shot and wraps/pogos/Jamaican patties.
9:30 pm Box Social @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. DJs Misty and Yvo dazzle you in musical finery as well as by the number of times they can sing “motherfuck” in a single song. The best 50’s, 60’s and 70’s rock n’ roll, pop, soul and punk.
10 pm Burner Thursdays @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. This week featuring the disco awesomeness that is Lights Over LA all the way from Phoenix. Drink specials until midnight.
10 pm Dance Armstrong @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Music for winners! No genre-specific theme here, merely songs that make you want to dance like you’ve won. And won big. Anything and everything from Gorillaz to Bowie, Hot Chip to Jay-Z, etc. $5.
10 pm Melting Pot @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. One of our fav DJs Pooyan alongside Dinamo Azari, with a supporting set by Mr. Isosceles. $5.
10 pm Hotmess @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. O God! and the Hotmess DJs play the finest in house, 80’s, 90’s, guilty pleasures and more. Drink specials all night long.
10 pm Fondle ‘Em Fridays @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. Good music, Spike Lee visuals, booze a-plenty and good vibes all night. Residents DJ NV and Standfast play the best in hip-hop, soul, funk, boogie, R&B, reggae, classics, old-school jams and more. $3 mixed drinks before midnight, $3 mugs of beer and $4 shots await.
11 am The Chosen Ones: Crazy On You @ 107 Shaw Gallery, 107 Shaw St. The monthly pop-up shop is celebrating love! This month’s Chosen Ones are Chosen, Bobby McGee, Tricheuse, Bridge and Bardot, Leilanni Land, Tomorrow Never Knows, Andrew Gunn, Cheap Opulance, Chelsea Hotel and Mutton Head. Runs until Sunday at 6 pm.
7 pm Best Of Short Films Around The World @ National Film Board Cinemas, 150 John St. The best short films from Iran, Switzerland, USA, Netherlands and Canada screened for free. RSVP at www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html.
8 pm Can I Kick It? @ The Bata Shoe Museum, Bloor St. W. Dust off your dance shoes and raise money for literacy in Nepal. The St. Crispin’s Foyer will be transformed into a spectacular dance floor complete with state-of-the-art audio equipment from MOOG Audio and the Footprints Studio will house a memorable silent auction room where guests can bid on everything from custom made jewelry to a private flight around the CN tower, all benefiting Nepali communities. Delectable nibbles will be served courtesy of Bite Catering, with beer & wine from Steamwhistle and Vincor.$20 at the door, or 2 for $30 online at www.tempusinternational.org/kickit.
10 pm STD – An Omni-Genre Dance Party @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. STD – Every song you want to hear courtesy of DJs Isosceles and Innez Da Future. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Motown, soul and 60’s rock and pop with the Bangs & Blush ladies. $5.
10 pm Bad Taste @ 751 (downstairs), 751 Queen St. W. Gully rap music all night with DJs Patrick McGuire and Josh Mcintyre – requests strongly encouraged! New monthly dance party going on upstairs with DJs Savemeboots and Steve Rock.
10 pm Happy Endings Launch Party @ Forestview Chinese Restaurant, 466 Dundas St. W. The cheap thrills of Chinatown and the guaranteed mayhem of a Mansion/PnT collaboration packed into a classic Dim Sum restaurant. DJs Pho, Lucy Lo, Mandelephant and Billionaire plus $3 beers, $5 dim sum platters and big, greasy servings of bass. $10 reduced guestlist @email@example.com (subject: Happy Endings).
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. DJ Quantic shares a special vintage vinyl set of tropical rythmn sounds from the 50’s and forward.
10 pm Tapette @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. Dalida Edition in honour of one of the greatest (and gayest) French music icons of all time.Viens danser to Dalida hits all night long with video and movie projections plus a very special performance by the almost equally legendary Fay Slift. Phil V spins her greatest + French house beats pour bouger toute la nuit.
10 pm Born To Fun @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A brand new party inspired by The Boss featuring the E Street DJs playing the greatest party anthems of all time! All hits, no misses.
10 pm Tussle & Flow @ Project 165, 165 Augusta Ave. Project 165 is closing due to hard economic times but want to celebrate instead of mourn with a bangin’ hip-hop party. Bid the gallery farewell with DJs Test Their Logic, Garbageface, Joe Law and DJ Sawtay.
10 pm Lipstick, Cherry @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Frenchtouch, electrohouse, italo, nudisco, punkfunk and newwave with special guest Mix Chopin and resident DJ Pammm. Visuals by The Blacklight Association of Canada. $10.
6 pm Oscar Party @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. The Drake is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate everyone’s favourite awards show in true Drake style. Munch on free popcorn, sip some bubbly, challenge your friends in a match of cinematic trivia and cheer on your favourites from the silver screen. Door prizes include a hotel stay, movie passes and more! Hosted by Reel Guys Richard Crouse and Mark Breslin. Free = call (416) 531-5042 ext.1 to reserve your seat.