July 7th-10th Field & Market Pop-Up @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Featuring Saint James, Apartmento Mag, Curiosities by The Chief Salvage Co., Diner Journal, Brooklyn Diaries, Stars & Perfect Tens, limited edition totes by Paul Watling and Hanna Hur, and more + good drinks and eats all day long including coffee by The Common, surprises by Brockton General, grilled cheese, spiked lemonade and iced tea, baked treats and more. Runs Thursday through Saturday 11-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.
9 pm Comedy @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hosted by Sara Hennessey, Greg Alsop, Jeremy Mersereau and Steph Kaliner with comedy acts Heidi Brander, Steve Scholtz, Andrew Johnston, Desiree Lavoy, Laura Di Labio, Matt Shury and the always popular mystery guests. PWYC.
10 pm Nasty Nate @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. DJ Nasty Nate presents his unashamedly indie rock mp3rizzle collection. Get set to enjoy the tunes of Spoon, Yeasayer, Ariel Pink, BreakBot, Best Coast, Other Lives, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, Baths, Lower Dens, No Age, Savage Garden and a whole bunch of other bands you’ve never heard of.
7 pm “An Art Show” @ Tequila Bookworm (upstairs), 512 Queen St. W. New and old work from local artists Graham Ruddy and Manuela De Medeiros, with some (cheap) pieces for sale in the form of prints and drawings.
7:30 pm Room Service: A Hotel Tryst @ Revival, 783 College St. Starring Coco Framboise and her Bonbons and Armitage Shanks as “The Concierge”. Doors at 7:30 pm, show at 8:30 pm. $25 in advance or $20 at the door.
10 pm No Flow @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Matt, Matias and Casey spin all vinyl classic rock, metal, alternative, punk, rap and so on. Drink specials until 11:30 pm.
10 pm Daggerin’ @ Crawford, 718 College St. Old school island party playing reggae, dancehall, moombah and bump n’ grind. Free booze and BBQ (come early).
5 pm “Germination” Opening Reception @ Communication Art Gallery, 209 Harbord St. Drawings, installation, paintings and mixed-media works by artist Stephen Séguin. Exhibition runs July 8th-31st.
7 pm “The Glass Room” Opening Reception @ The Gladstone Art Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. An exhibition of work by Toronto artists Karen Crawford, Laine Groeneweg, Xris Kukiel and Franklin Reeves. “Through drawing, painting and printmaking they explore their uniqueness as well as their commonalities. The collection of works delves into the world of reality, imagination and the spaces in between.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs July 7th-12th, 12-5 pm daily.
7 pm “Caves & Thieves” Opening Night @ The Baitshop, 358 Dufferin St. A group exhibit of 25 local artists bringing you the best in down right dirty murder mystery pleasure. With Rock Moose To The Moon, Wood & Lung, Lowlands, ADC and DJ Brock McLaughlin. Artwork will be on display until July 14th.
9 pm Expecto Party-onum! @ The Fox & Fiddle, 27 Wellesley St. E. Celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter movie with a kick-ass dance party! Best costume wins a pair of tickets to The Deathly Hallows: Part 2. $2.
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. DJs Diana, Pam and Jaime play Italo, disco house, indie dance and space shit. Cheap drinks and arcade games!
10 pm Myth Paradise Music @ UNIT, 1198 Queen St. W. DJs Nep, Todd and Aman play soul, disco and house music.
10 pm Criminals Of America @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. DJ Frey plays music to commit crimes – or better yet, dance – to! This means pretty much anything goes.
10 pm Sensible Shoes @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. A party for those who like all the hits, all the time. Be sure to wear some sensible shoes!
10 pm One Leg Up @ Crawford, 718 College St. Only the hits you know downstairs with DJs Millius and Alemany (Shit La Merde upstairs). Elvis Presley, Isley Brothers, Chuck Berry, Prince, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, The Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes, David Bowie, The Bee Gees, The Sonics, Led Zeppelin, The Go-Go’s, Joy Division, Madonna, The Strokes, Twin Shadow, Queen and more and more. $5 shots of Jager and Jameson, $8 half pint and a shot, $10 for a litre of Sleeman and you get to keep the mug!
10 pm The Big Sound @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. A celebration of the glory days of Motown Records featuring a dance party and live band! Aaron (Shake A Tail) will be serving up the greatest that Motown has to offer while Chris (Loving In The Name Of) has assembled an all-star band to blow your mind with full horns and strings. $10.
10 pm (ALT)Night: Get Lei’d @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. Get hot and sticky (and lei’d!) at this queer-friendly function with DJ Dislexia. Expect to hear surf, rockabilly, 70’s and 80’s jams, 90’s classics, dance rock gems, dirty favourites, bouncy beats and a Midnight Madonna Dance Party! $2.50 PBRs from 8-10 pm (drunk feet dance better).
10 pm SoulSkank @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Gramera on the decks and Dennis P on the sax bringing you all the best in funk, soul, Motown, stax, dancehall, rockers and ska.
10 pm One Night to End Them All: Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam Tribute Night @ Rancho Relaxo, 300 College St. Team Nirvana consists of The Motherlode, Wanderbirds and Clouds That Look Like Nirvana while Team Pearl Jam consists of Mr. Nanny, Paint and The Connoisseurs of Porn! They’ll be alternating between Pearl Jam and Nirvana acts all night long with acts doing approximately 3-5 songs. In the end, the audience and their enthusiasm for the acts will choose the winners. $7.
11 pm (The Last) White Girl @ 751 (basement), 751 Queen St. W. After 2+ years in the basement of 751, White Girl is moving on to a somewhere new in the near future. Rap from 1993-2011 with DJs Patrick McGuire and Scott Pilgrim and guest DJs Adam Jackson and Josh McIntyre. Cheap beer and mini pitchers all night long.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Classic hip-hop and R&B super anthems to keep you moving with DJs Numeric, Ted Dancin’ and special guest Agile. $10.
11:30 am Jennifer Hudson Project Lemonade Stand @ gallerywest, 1332 Queen St. W. “The Jennifer Hudson Project is a one year endeavor; a process oriented video blog created by Evan Tyler. Between June 2011-June 2012, the artist will perform various acts which may or may or not bring him closer to his goal of being friends with singer/actress Jennifer Hudson.” Join Evan and friends for fresh-squeezed lemonade and live remixes of Jennifer Hudson’s music. All funds raised from the lemonade sale will be used to buy nice clothes and fly back and forth between Toronto and Chicago. Until 3 pm.
1 pm Explore Your City: Culinary/Cultural Neighbourhood Tours @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Talk, tour and taste your way through the city’s culinary hot spots, markets and neighbourhoods. Sample food from local restaurants and discover the streets around them. Runs each Saturday from July 9th-August 20th and neighbourhoods include Roncesvalles Village, Little Italy, Kensington Market and Koreatown. $40 per session or $160 for the full four weeks. Register online at Harbourfront Centre.
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 Llamas In Space @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Open format dance party madness! Music by 4th Pyramid and Kae Wonder.
10 pm Over & Over @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Come have a disco dance and celebrate Unlovable’s first birthday! With one of our favourite DJs, Pooyan, and friends.
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 Liver, Dancing Shoes, Booze & Tunes @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Expect to hear everything from The Ramones to QOTSA to Pixies to Jay-Z with a side of M.I.A. and Kanye West. $4 PBRS, $4 Jameson and Jack shots, $5 pints and $11.75 pitchers.
10 pm The Parkdale Soul Revue @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Dance hits from the best of the sweet soul 60’s and 70’s with DJs Mark Pesci and Kristal Kent. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Sugar Bush @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. DJ Home Rekha plays you those ass-shaking, scream-a-long, grinding, foot-stomping tunes, which she eloquently describes as, “Uh, like, stuff with girls involved, I guess. That you can dance or, you know, get busy to. Tina Turner to PJ Harvey to Karen O, whatever.”
10 pm Happy Endings @ Forestview Restaurant, 466 Dundas St. W. With DJs Brenmar, Voltron and Lucie Tic. $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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Happy Endings).
10 pm The World Won’t Listen (But We Will): The Smiths & Morrissey Karaoke @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A night of songs that saved your life – all Smiths and Morrissey! Selected songs will be available for your karaoke-ing pleasure. Special performance by the fabulous Regina TheGentleLady and prizes to be won. $5.
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 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 Business Woman’s Special @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. A fun summer jam with DJs Nino Brown and Sammy D. Kimon will be photo booth-ing it ’til the early morning hours. $5.
11 pm Broken English @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A new party concerned with finding the common ground in house, hip-hop, pop, disco and indie rock. With DJs Scott Seewhale and Lucy Lo, and featuring tunes and visuals supplied by resident troublemakers Adam Jackson and Jeff Hayward. $10.
10 am Wax On! Vinyl Record Sale @ 1045 College St. Hundreds of hip-hop and R&B records from the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s. Singles are $3 each or 10 for $20 and albums are $5 and $10. Artists include Whitney Houston, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Destiny’s Child, R. Kelly and many more! Until 6 pm.
10 pm Cadence Weapon DJ Set @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Cadence Weapon will be playing everything. He will be wearing a colourful shirt. He might even be hung over.