May 19th-26th National Parks Project @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Musicians of the NPP reunite Thursday for a one-off performance (9:30 pm, $15) accompanied by a live visual mix of clips from the NPP films and documentaries and the theatrical run kicks-off Friday with a week of NPP film collection screenings including special guests and Q&As. $10 each or $15 for a double bill. More info.
May 21st-23rd Artisans At The Distillery @ The Distillery District. Outdoor craft show featuring artisans from across Ontario and Quebec selling original, funky and traditional handmade art and crafts. More info.
7:30 pm Skinnamarink-and-drink-and-drink @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. An evening of childish entertainment featuring an all-star group of local weirdos put a new spin on their favourite classic kid’s songs and nursery rhymes. Show starts at 8 pm.
9 pm VICE Psychedelic Booby Trap Issue Release Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. Come get weird and celebrate the release of VICE Magazine’s latest issue. DJ Jerry Whatever provides the tunes, Steam Whistle provides the refreshments.
10 pm Super Nintendo Tournament @ The Avro, 750-B Queen St. E. Street Fighter II Turbo at 10:30 pm followed by Mariokart at 11:30 pm. Sign up starts at 10 pm, anyone can compete, winner gets something rad. Games will be projected on the wall while DJ Damn Aykroyd spins chiptunes, video game original soundtracks and 8-bit remixes.
10 pm Burner Thursdays @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. The sexiest and most poppin dance/rock/electronica/house night brought to you by Burner Magazine and Burner Records. This week featuring Microphet, Doll Parts and Paul David. Drink specials a-plenty until midnight.
10 pm More Times @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, R&B and tracks of gold with DJs Coolin, Elle Nino and NaNa.
10 pm Ride The Tiger @ The Orbit Room, 580 College St. Sailor Jerry 100th Anniversary Party! Live classic soul music all night long.
10 pm Summer Jams @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Steve Rock and guests play songs from every genre that scream summer. SUMMER!
10 pm Our House Friday @ Our House, 214 Ossington Ave. DJs Paul Revered, Blubox and BMO play music that makes you want to dance! Dress to impress. $7 before midnight.
10 pm Tigerblood @ Tiger Bar (below the Crown & Tiger), 414 College St. DJs Rebekah Miskin and Ben Fox spin hip hop, funk, soul and disco all night long. $5.
10 pm Liver, Dancing Shoes, Booze & Tunes @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Expect to hear anything and everything, from The Ramones to Jay-Z to Pixies to M.I.A. to Kanye West. $4 PBRs and shots of Jameson or Jack, $5 pints, $11.75 pitchers and $11.75 mixed drink mini pitchers.
10 pm Girl & Boy 90’s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A bangin’ dance party where your favourite 90’s pop, hip-hop, dance, rock and indie hits are played. Free before 11 pm with student ID, $5 after.
10 pm Hos & Bros @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. 70’s ladies versus 80’s men with DJs Tammy and Jimmy.
10 pm Hi-Topp @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Slow jamz, boy bands and girl groups from the 90’s, live! Featuring a 10-piece band, including a sweet 3-piece horn section and 4-part power vocal section, and DJ Chris Bateman a.k.a. “Keith’s Sweats” spinning 90’s hip-hop and R&B gems. $5.
10 pm Pie & Mash DJs @ College Street Bar, 574 College St. Indie, soul, reggae, ska and Brit-pop with the Pie & Mash boys.
10 pm Abracadabra @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. A rock n’ roll party bringing you between rock and a hard place.
10 pm Fancy Pants @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. DJs Home Rekha and The Whole Man play a clusterfuck of danceable music selections.
10 pm Strangeways @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Mark Pesci and Scott Wade play punk and new wave from the likes of The Smiths, Misfits, Sonic Youth, Devo, Nirvana, Ramones, Pixies, etc.
10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke Round #52 @ Revival, 783 College St. Hundreds of songs to choose from! Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric and Ted Dancin’. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
11 pm Purplelectricity @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Prince video dance night and tribute party! DJ Doctor Baggie spins music and videos that span Prince’s entire career, from 1978 to now $10.
7 pm Bluebird @ The Centre for Culture, Media, Arts & Education, 918 Bathurst St. A showcase of unique and interesting expressions that vividly describe and demonstrate the interrelationship and connectivity between food and art. Live entertainment, inventive hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank. More info.
10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play old school, new school and whatever-they-want school. Drinks specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
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 Friendship @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A friendly variety of music such as Fiery Furnaces, Annie, The Ronettes, Blackstreet, LCD Soundsystem, Junior Senior, Hercules & Love Affair, Daft Punk and many, many more.
10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Classic hip-hop and R&B bangers with with DJs Serious and Numeric on the console.
10 pm Get Shaky @ College Street Bar, 574 College St. Guest DJs Boots Boogie and Adam Vegys add some much-needed house and funk in yo’ long-weekend trunk! $5.
10 pm Funky Pitch Dance Party @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A sweaty dance party bringing the funk.
10 pm Night Fever @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. A night to get down to the sounds of disco!
10 pm There Goes The Neighbourhood @ The Barn, 418 Church St. Lady Gaga Born This Way release party edition! DJs Rolls Royce and Foxxtrot with a special performance by Cassandra. Born This Way album played in full + Lady Gaga music videos all night. $2 drinks before 11:30 pm.
10 pm Low Lyfe @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Jamie Sin, Ian Worang and Greg Ipp play records for your enjoyment!
11 pm May Day Long Weekend House Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Skratch Bastid and Vajra ease you into the holiday Monday with hip-hop, funk and top 40 turntable action. $10.