By Caitlyn Holroyd
September 17th-19th Queen West Art Crawl @ Queen West (Bathurst to Roncesvalles). Celebrate creativity through exhibits, installations, performances, and workshops in galleries, studios, businesses and public spaces! Outdoor Art Show & Sale at Trinity Bellwoods Park with 250 artists, live music, local food vendors. Art Battle at the Gladstone Hotel features live competitive painting during the opening night gala. The Parkdale Prom and the Parkdale Night Crawl, and more! Visit www.queenwestartcrawl.com for info.
September 18th-19th Lab Cab @ Faktory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. Free community event with over 50 performers of music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, multi-media, visual arts, and comedy presented in every nook and cranny of the theatre. www.labcab.ca
8 pm Aerobics in Space @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Local musician Maylee Todd presents her Aerobics in Space video premiere with live performances by herself and New Look + DJs Circle Research, Starting From Scratch, John Kong. 4 AM LAST CALL. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
9 pm Sailor Jerry TIFF Party @ The Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St. W. Sailor Jerry presents a very special show featuring Biblical and The Balconies + DJ set by Sebastian Grainger from 12-3 am. Open back room bar from 10-11 pm for Sailor Jerry rum mixed drinks only. Swag and giveaways! 4 AM LAST CALL.
10 pm Ape Sodom @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJ Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and DJ Mark Sultan control the decks. Some good, some bad.
10 pm Dance! Magic! Dance! @ Holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor St. W. The I Love You Toos DJs just made a kick ass dance remix album and want to play it for you! Pure dance, pure magic.
9:30 pm Fondle ‘Em Fridays @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. DJ NV & Standfast with special guest Sylvermayne. Hip-hop, funk, soul, Motown, boogie, old-school, nu-school, future boombap, 80s-90s, R&B, rocksteady reggae classics and more! Drink specials all night.
10 pm Sexual Healing @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Montreal disco, post-soul grooves, New York noise, hip-hop heritage. Bring someone to get cozy with.
10 pm Hercules & Love Affair DJ Set @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Late night dance party with the New York disco duo. $15 advanced from Rotate This, Soundscapes and Play De Record. 4 AM LAST CALL.
12 am Caribou DJ Set @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Caribou hits up the Drake after his show at the Phoenix to showcase some of the varied dance/electronic influences that framed his Polaris-nominated Swim. $10. 4 AM LAST CALL.
10 pm Threesome @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. It’s a foursome this week as the Bangs & Blush girls get messy with James Arming (Pie & Mash) and Ryan Gavel (Ride the Tiger). Dirtier, wilder, hotter. 60s rock n’ roll, pop, soul, Motown, 70s rock n’ roll, Brit-pop and more! $3.
10 pm Goin’ Steady @ Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Goin’ Steady celebrates its 101st party of all time! Old-fashioned beat party featuring the rarest and best in music from the 1950s and 60s. All your favourite choones plus some unknown treasures. For $5 all-night list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org – otherwise it’s $10 after 11.
10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Classic hip-hop jammies with DJ Serious and Numeric. No cover. No nonsense.
10 pm Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. School’s back and Friendship recommences. All your favourite songs with all your favourite friends.
10 pm Dream /// Date @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. New party with DJ Max Mohenu spinning 80s R&B, disco, punk, wave. Drink specials before 11:30. Free before midnight, $5 after.
2 pm Bicycle Music Festival @ Trinity Bellwoods Park. Toronto’s first ever bicycle-powered, mobile music festival! Tomboyfriend, the Strumbellas, Harbour Sharks, Griffin, and more. Travels to Dovercourt Park at 3:30 pm and Dufferin Grove Park at 5:30 pm. www.torontobicyclemusicfestival.com