7 pm KENK Book Launch & Party @ The Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W. Original artwork and animation will be on display at the official launch of the graphic book portrait, which will be available for purchase.
8:30 pm Strip Spelling Bee @ Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. Watch contestants spell it right, or take it off. This notoriously raucous Montreal night is finally coming to Toronto, and we can’t wait. $10.
9 pm Green Bin Thursday @ Czehoski, 678 Queen St. W. $5 pints of Labatt and vodka, with resident DJ Barbi.
10 pm In Crowd Thursday @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen St. W. Motown, soul, stax, RnB, funk, 60s rock. $5, free before midnight with student ID. $3.50 drinks before 12 am.
10 pm Feedback @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. DJ Shit La Merde spinning good stuff.
9:30 pm Last Night’s Party Coming To Arcade Fridays @ Mod Club, 722 College St. The king of party photographers will be there to capture you in your Friday night best. Bring your dancing shoes.
10 pm Scissors @ Blondie’s, 1378 Queen St. W. Come celebrate DJ Fawn Big Canoe’s bday, with DJ Annalyze, all the way from NYC with a house set. Music for the ladies.
10 pm Wack Magic @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. DJs Rob Gordon, Luca Lucarini, and Daniel Vila play afro, tropical, dancehall, UK funky, and psychedelic music. $5.
10 pm Simmer Down @ Augusta House, 152a Augusta Ave. Afro-carib, dancehall, reggae, ska, salsa dura, cumbia, and some tricks. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Hold Tight @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. NYC 1978, Chi City 1989.
10 pm Ukula @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. With special guest Mikey Apples. $5.
10 pm Rue Morgue Celebrates Dark 100 @ Revival Event Theatre, 783 College St. The sinister sights and sounds of Squid Lid, Suicide Girls, Go-Go Ghouls, DJ Shannon, DJ Lamort. Unveiling the official Rue Morgue Festival of Fear official guest list! Black dress code, fetish, formal and costume encouraged. $20
10 pm Whatevs @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. 90’s hip hop and gangsta rap. $10 pitchers. In da basement.
10 pm Roosevelt 54 presents Shapeshifters @ The Roosevelt Room Supper Club, 2 Drummond Place. UK house duo come to Toronto. For bottle service, dinner reservations, and guest list: 416-451-9044
10 pm Nitty Gritty @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Boogie woogie, basement soul, disco, hip hop, dirty rock, ska, afrobeat, dancefloor, jazz, reggae, steel drums, jitter bug.
7 pm Holy Frock! @ 69 Vintage Collective, 1207 Bloor St. W. Cocktails, cropped tops, pretty frocks, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlour. Welcome new collective members Tomorrow Never Knows and Electric Eel.
9:30 pm Local Sounds @ Suba Nightclub, 292 College St. DJ Scuffs combs local scenes to find a diverse collection of Toronto talent. $4 tequila specials.
10 pm Chronologic Dance Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Oh man, the best. A dance party through the ages, in chronologic order. YES!
10 pm DJ Benzi + Johnny Hockin @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging DJ culture and commercial hip hop.