9 pm Green Bin Thursdays @ Czehoski, 678 Queen St. W. DJ Barbi takes time off from rubbing shoulders with the likes of A-Trak to spin everything from electro to italo, while you drink $5 pints of 50. Sounds good? Sounds great.
10 pm Surf’s Up @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. 60’s garage, surf, rockabilly, new jams, old jams. $10 pitchers, $3.50 PBR.
9 pm Palais D’Hiver: Through the Looking Glass @ Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle. A dark and seductive circus for the senses. Enjoy seasonal cocktails, Burlesque in Wonderland, a dance floor, and Zero Gravity Circus. $50 adult, $40 students. Ticket includes 3 drink tickets.
9 pm Hip Hop Karaoke: Third Anniversary with Chali 2na @ Revival, 783 College St. It just doesn’t get much better than this. $15 before 11 pm, $20 after. Worth it.
10 pm Starlett @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. All the music that makes you feel good-indie, brit, postpunk, electro, pop.
10 pm Deeper @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Expect electro with a surrious face and a sweaty, sweaty dance floor. Nacho Lovers, Brandon Sek, Mark Meny, Paul Revered $10
11 pm Edumacation @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJ Fase offers you the slow build.
10:15 pm FRIENDSHIP @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington. This is where friends go to dance and stumble.
10:20 pm Slayer @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Take adjective. Place in front of word metal. Now dance. $5
10:30 pm Night Rate @ Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Disco, house, soul…Fleetwood Mac? A’ight.
GRIMM too @ The Factory Studio Theatre, 25 Bathurst St. Previews begin this weekend for Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s world premiere of GRIMM too. This physical piece creates a world of magic. Come get lost in the forest. For all ticket and show info: www.theatresmithgilmour.com
7 pm Wavelength with Elizabeth Legge and Michael Snow @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Considered one of the most important experimental films of all time, this Canadian artist’s work was named one of the Village Voice’s 100 Greatest Films of the 20th Century. The screening is free, but seating is limited.
9:30 pm Cinemacabre: Street Trash @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Rue Morgue presents J. Michael Muro’s hobo-melting classic.
6:30 pm we came in droves @ A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St. W. Suite 110. Sculpture and performance by Insoon Ha, self-portrait photography by Jimm Tran, exploring the body as a site for history, culture, gender, and power. Ha will perform LEGION at 6:30, and the reception begins at 7.
9:30 pm Until The Light Takes Us @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. A feature length documentary chronicling Norwegian Black Metal-the subculture where murdering rival bands and burning churches are all part of a good weekend.
11:30 pm The Room @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. The best cult film of the decade is back at the Royal. Come in costume, bring props, enjoy the ridiculousness.
12 pm Bloor-Yorkville IceFest @ Cumberland St. between Bellair and Old York Lane. Come celebrate Canadiana with awesome ice carvings.
7:30 pm Dances of Offering @ Betty Oliphant Theatre, 400 Jarvis St. An annual benefit, this year raising money for Liam’s Light, featuring the best amateur and professional dancers in the city, and hosted by Miles Faber of So You Think You Can Dance. $30.
1 pm Book Love @ The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. Come help the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Toronto’s non-profit independent feminist bookstore. They are in crisis-and need your help. Come for a family-friendly day of performances, arts and crafts vendors, food and fundraising.
2 pm Hunt and Gather @ Ward’s Island. Family and pet friendly urban adventure! Purchase tickets by the 18th at La Palette Bistro (256 Augusta Ave) in Kensington, and enjoy a day of scavenger hunts, activities, warm fires, food from La Palette, and tea. $20.