9:30 am We Day @ Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. Created by Free The Children, a day of inspirational speeches and performances to celebrate the power of young people to create positive change in the world. Special guests Craig and Marc Kielburger, Degrassi cast, The Buried Life cast, YouTube phenom Greyson Chance, K’Naan and more. Watch the broadcast online at weday.ctv.ca.
6:30 pm Art Spin @ Trinity Bellwoods gates. Come early to art-up up your bike and have the bike pirates ensure it has a smooth ride for the tour. Includes visits to TPW Gallery, XPACE and the Gladstone Hotel, dance and musical performances, installations, and many more surprises along the way! Drinks and light appetizers will be served alongside live music from 9-1 am at 1655 Dupont St.
10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Indie rock and indie pop of all eras with your fave nerd gals, Jaime Sin and Pam Hong.
10 pm Jack Daniel’s 160th B-day Bash @ Cherry Cola’s Rock n Rolla Caberet & Lounge, 200 Bathurst St. Bring your livers and dancing shoes and they’ll provide the booze and tunes. If it makes you dance, DJ Metal Mel will play it.
10 pm Bye Bye Badman @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. Live sets by picturesound plus guest DJs. Glorious 60’s, mid-90’s Brit pop, and psychedelic mysticism.
10 pm Life Tastes Better @ UNIT, 1198 Queen St. W. Jason Ulrich plays vintage gems and future sounds while you sip on cocktails (they recommend the Adam & Eve).
10 pm Whatevs @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. $10 pitchers and hip-hop, with a special Bitch Rap session at midnight. Loose morals in effect.
10 pm Girl & Boy: A 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s Tavern, 693 Bloor St. W. Dress in your 90’s finery and bedazzle each other on the dance floor. Pop/Brit pop/hip-hop/R&B/alternative things/electronica/club hits/gino beats/rarities/requests.
10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop with DJ Blonde & Redhead. Old school, new school, whatever-they-want school. Free before midnight, $5 after.
10 pm Hold Tight @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Choice raw soul and disco funk selections. Friends and dancers welcome!
10 pm Room Party @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Special guest DJ Vitaminsforyou and another surprise. Weird disco/weirder house/post punk/trash. $5.
10 pm Fondle ‘Em Fridays @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. Cheap booze, jerk chicken, and sweet tunes. Funk/soul/hip-hop/80’s classics/reggae.
2 pm 3rd Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off @ Harbourfront Centre, 627 Queen’s Quay W. Celebrate World Vegetarian Day by devouring delicious desserts! $3 gets you a plate full of samples, with tickets sold for plates in each category.
6:57 pm Scotiabank Nuit Blanche @ various locations. The annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art returns! Discover art in galleries, museums, and unexpected places throughout the city, with more than 130 destinations. Chart your path at www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/home.shtml.
7 pm Soiree Des Hiboux @ 69 Vintage, 1207 Bloor St. W. Prep yourself with a pre-Nuit Blanche party! Three floors of stores, a live DJ, art installation, hot caffeinated/sugary beverages and snacks, and cozy Autumn clothing.
10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Old favourites and rare grooves from the Motown era. $11 pitchers and cheap bar rails. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Shake A Tail @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Only two Shake A Tail’s left before it moves to Sneaky Dee’s! The very best of 60’s pop and soul.
10 pm Reality Bytes v1.0 @ Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. A celebration alternative 90s culture the first Saturday of the month. A grungier time, a lovelier time!
10 pm Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The friendliest of dance parties playing the friendliest of songs! Doo-wop to hip-hop.
4 pm Nuit Talks: When Critics Speak… @ 1150 Drake Hotel Underground, Queen St. W. Nuit Blanche from an art critic’s and art writer’s point of view, and a discussion of the future of public art programming. Panelists include Russell Smith (Globe and Mail novelist and columnist), Leah Sandals (National Post and NOW art critic), Murray S. Whyte (Toronto Star art critic), and more. Free!