September 2nd-5th Artfest @ The Distillery District. An outdoor art show set throughout the Distillery District. Featuring paintings, photography, sculptures, printmaking and mixed media by artists from across Ontario and Quebec + live music and food. artisansatthedistillery.com
10 pm Pammy, She’s Leaving @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJ/bartender Pam Hong has worked her last shift at Unlovable and is moving along to work at the Garrison as a bar manager. Come help her celebrate at her “Going Away (Down the Street) Party”!
10 pm Ready Steady Go @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Punk rock goodness and the music that spawned it. Expect to hear stuff like The Clash, The Sonics, The Cramps, Gene Vincent, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Etta James, The Stooges, Janis Martin, The Dead Boys, Dion & The Belmonts, The Kinks and more.
8 pm “Voyeur” Art Show @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. A soiree full of images, featuring artists Kamila Grygorczyk, Vanessa Delzingaro and Javier Navarrete.
9 pm The Underground Rebel Bingo Club @ TBA. A secret organization that meets in secret locations to party hard and play hardcore Rebel Bingo (basically, the most hardcore form of bingo ever created). The night is all about secrets, dancing, drawing and listening to super loud music. Tickets are $5-15 depending on how far in advance you purchase them, available online at rebelbingo.com/meetings or at the door.
9 pm Fitness @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Performances by Thomas Matheson (9-9:30), Fitness (9:40-10:20), The Effens (10:30-11:20) and Dinosaur Dinosaur (11:30-12:10) followed by a special after-party with producer Seizure Milan (12:20-2). Fitness will also be holding a competition for the best audience participation dancer, so be ready to battle. $6.
10 pm Grunge & Glamour @ The Gladstone Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. A night of music, fashion and art! Featuring live rock music from The One Look Donny Brook, a swimwear showcase by up-and-coming swimsuit designer Amber Watkins and a live-art show by canvas painter Nick Sweetman. $10.20 tickets available online at guestlistapp.com/events/66378.
7 pm Clothing Sale Sale @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Clothes being sold, beverages being served and slow tunes stroking the air. Until midnight. Check out etsy.com/shop/dontcryvintage?ref=pr_shop and christopherthings.tumblr.com to see what’s up.
8 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke @ Yonge-Dundas Square. A unique opportunity to see Hip-Hop Karaoke outdoors and totally free! With hosts Abdominal and More Or Les + DJs Numeric and Ted Dancin’. Show starts at 8 pm and goes until 10 pm (family-friendly so please refrain from using curse words on the mic).
10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.
10 pm Shindig! Presents: Greasers vs. Socs Part II @ Crawford, 718 College St. A costume party (not a rumble)! With resident selectors Splattermonkey, Double K and General Eclectic spinning 50’s and 60’s rockin’ rhythm and blues, all on vinyl. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Back-A-Yard @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. The Pie & Mash DJs spin a sweet selection of reggae, ska, dub and dancehall tunes. Classic tunes for sunshine vibe!
10 pm Musical Karaoke @ Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. All musicals, all night! Hosted by an actual cat from Cats.
10 pm STD @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. An omni-genre, omni-awesome party with DJs Isosceles and Innez da Future. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Whatevs @ 751 (basement), 751 Queen St. W. 90’s hip-hop and gangsta rap party with Steve Rock playing all your golden era favourites. Loose morals in effect + $10 mini pitchers of bar rail.
10 pm Big Primpin @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends and admirers with DJs Kevin Ritchie and Rory Them Finest. $5.
10 pm So Black & White @ UNIT, 1198 Queen St. W. DJs Scott C, Oliver Davis and Koray Özel play a selection of soul, funk, hip-hop, house, broken beat, etc.
10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. RnB, hip-hop, pop and 90’s dance music from North America and Europe. Only one rule: no Pearl Jam. Free before 11 pm with student ID, $5 otherwise.
10 pm Night Crawlers @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. DJs Nik Red and Murr present a hot night of dirty disco classics, freedom house, emancipating dub and an earful of treats to celebrate liberation, emancipation and da goodness that is summer.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush play 60’s soul/pop/rock and roll all night long alongside the sweatiest dance floor in Toronto! $5.
10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Drink specials until 11:30 pm. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Motown, northern soul and remixes with DJs Fawn BC and Caff upstairs, and an all-vinyl set with DJs Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. $11 pitchers and cheap bar rails all night. $5 before midnight, $10 after.
10 pm Funk You Very Much @ Crawford (downstairs), 718 College St. A night for all the true funksters! DJs Expo and Marko Orlic spinning classic funk, boogie funk, G-funk, deep funk, modern funk, other funk. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Reality Bytes @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. Plug in your dial-up modems, lace up your docs, grab your chain wallets, turn off Friends on your TV, dust off your 90’s records, grab your disc-man and get ready to relive the 90’s! Drink specials before 11 pm.
7 pm Movies In The Mess Hall @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A screening of the beloved film Dirty Dancing hosted by our own Jen McNeely. $5 or $15 with dinner (foot-long veal cheese dog with your choice of 2 sides + a sprinkle doughnut). Call 416-531-5042 ex. 249 to reserve your spot.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Last long weekend of the summer, school is starting? FUCK IT! The Bangs & Blush ladies turn out hip-shaking guilty pop pleasures to keep you dancing all night long, from Spice Girls to Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga to Talking Heads, Lauryn Hill to The Smiths, Madonna to Oasis… they’ve got you covered. $5.
10 pm Second Hand Love @ Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Keith and Uncle Lindy play the musics of delights and wonders, fulfilling all of your boozetimes dancefloor needs.