Events/Parties In Toronto [July 27-August 2]

By Stuart Oakes, Cover Photo Via Intersessions

An (incomplete) cool list of stuff in Toronto this week! Let us know if we missed something or if there is something we should know. Have fun, be safe, and go somewhere you wouldn’t normally go!

Wednesday, July 27

  • Meow Meow – Queer Social
    – “Meow Meow is a queer social that happens every wednesday. not a loud dance party, but a place to hang out, meet new people. chill with friends. etc etc. you know ~ community is a thing. allies are welcome too.”
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W) All Ages
    – 8PM, Free
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  • Glitterclit/Nightbummerz/Pins & Needles
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 9PM, $??
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  • Zener Cards/Tiptoes/River Groves/The Best Friends Club
    – @ D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St W)
    – 7PM, $5
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  • Goth Karaoke
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, Free?
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  • Night Shift 038 with CL/Roberto/Milu
    – @ Night Shift Toronto (Eden Hall 193 Baldwin St)
    – 10PM, Free
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  • Deep House Hump Day Vol. 32
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W)
    – 10PM, Free
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Thursday, July 28

  • The Lamaas/Glass Cactus/Surf Cactus/Surfin’ Sand Wave
    – @ Placebo Space (2877 Lake Shore Blvd W) 16+
    – 8PM, $10
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  • Cruisr/Swimming With Bears
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) All Ages
    – 7PM, $13.5
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    – @ D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St W) All Ages
    – 7PM, Free
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  • Vats/Hsy/Retired/Slurry
    – @ Faith/Void (894 College St)
    – 7PM, $10 or PWYC
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  • Holy Data/Kiwi Jr./Last Honest Fool/Eleanor Shore
    – @ The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave) 19+
    – 8PM, $7
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  • Clairmont The Second/Blues/Cola
    – @ The Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W) All Ages
    – 8PM, $10 adv/$15 door
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  • Bored
    – “DEVIATIONS AND LIBATIONS.”
    – @ Unlovable (1415-B Dundas St W)
    – 8PM, $??
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  • Architextures-Groovemousse: Dustin Nantais/Talal & Zoi/Freehand
    – @ Round Venue (152a Augusta Ave) 19+
    – 10PM, $5 before midnight/$10 after
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  • HouseU: BAD LQQK Presents Ryme/Cosella/Alien Grant/Wwrd
    – @ Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W) 19+
    – 9PM, Free
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  • Live Piano Karaoke XIV – Kate Bush Night
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    – 9PM, Free?
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  • Red Bull Music Academy Presents Metro Boomin/Boi-1da/CRSB
    – @ The Hoxton (69 Bathurst St) 19+
    – 9PM, Sold Out?
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  • Wet III
    – “a monthly queer LGBTQ based event featuring djs and video artists!”
    – @ The Steady Cafe & Bar (1051 Bloor St W)
    – 10:30PM, $??
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  • Night Limits with DJs Mannequin Vacations/Platinum Travel Rewards Program
    – @ Embassy Bar (223 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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Friday, July 29

  • Afro Caribana
    – “Afrobeats, Soca, Hiphop, Dancehall and more.”
    – @ Harlem Underground (745 Queen St W)
    – 10:30PM, $10 before 1AM/$15 after
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  • Gyallis – Caribana Edition
    – “”GYALLIS” is a 100% women-led function … Women are the hosts, women are the DJs, and women fill the crowd!!”
    – @ Club 120 (120 Church St) 19+
    – 10PM, $20-$40
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  • Drake Night
    – “A classic Drake Night at The Drake featuring music by Drake and Drake-affiliates. Every song will literally sound like Drake ft. Drake.”
    – @ The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen St W)13709799_1160688640619558_8587405130187844211_n.jpg
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Surfacing with Measure Divide/Nv/Paul Anthony/Upper Regions
    – @ Round Venue (152a Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $10 online/$15 at the door
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  • Island Soul Festival with T-Vice/Exco Levi/Jah9
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – July 29-August 1, $??
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  • Return Of The Real Caribana
    – @ Harlem (67 Richmond St E) 18+
    – 10PM, $5
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  • Yea Afro-Caribaba Friday Bash
    – @ Harlem Underground (745 Queen St W) 19+
    – 11PM, $10 before 1AM/$15 after
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  • StayOutLate Presents: Full Circle 2
    – “Full Circle is a platform for artists to show off their talent, and for the city to turn up. Powered by the sounds from scene staples, Creamie, DrugsForGirls, and RxCKZ, and performances by the new wave of talent featuring Devontée, OSIYM, G Milla, Kysean, Andreas and StayOutLate artists; Tremayne and Scott Free.”13620991_10154384139079421_6244793959958434234_n.jpg
    – @ Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St w)
    – 8PM, $??
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  • Seaway/Coldfront/Rarity/Incendies
    – @ Sneaky Dee’s (431 College St W) All Ages
    – 6PM, $15/Sold Out
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  • Lithe & Free In Dreams Album Release Party
    – @ Bodega Thirteen (1446 Dundas St W)
    – 8PM, $??
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  • Black Love/Respire/Growing Fins/Steve Jr
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 8PM, $7-10
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  • Hiatus Kaiyote/Tanika  Charles
    – @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St) 19+
    – 8PM, $29.5
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  • Zones/Scattered Clouds/Technical Kidman/DJ Dog Gone
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    – 8:30PM, $7
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  • Dream Disks-Peak Freaks
    – “SCREAMING PSYCH, BEAT TREATS, MOD MOVERS.
    HI-FI-SCI-FI, DISK WIZARDRY for LORDLY LEAPERS and PEAKING FREAKERS. 33-45 RPM VINTAGE VINYL at PEAK VOLUMES for FREEN LOVING AWARENESS. INNER AND OUTER SPACE PHANTASMAGORICS.”
    – @ Embassy Bar (223 Augusta Ave)
    – 9PM, $??
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  • Paradigms with Sergio Levels/Xavier G/Yohei Saka
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, Free
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  • Jerk: 3 Year Anniversary Caribana with DJs Bambii/Birthday boy/Young Teesh
    – @ 461 King St W
    – 10PM, $10
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  • Jab Jab J’Ouvert
    – “Pure unadulterated soca sweetness.”
    – @ Wilson Outdoor Arena (1677 Wilson)
    – 10PM, $40
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Saturday, July 30

  • Good Times ❤ with DJs Lank/Ryan FTM
    – @ 193 Baldwin St
    – 10PM, $5
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  • Stranded Fest 2016
    – Setback as Blink 182/Beyond The Wall as Green Day/Back Throw as Sum 41/Lost Innocence as The Offspring/Talk Show Host as Weezer/Love Truck as The Killers/Empty Threat as Muse
    – @ Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor St W) 19+
    – 8PM, $10 adv/$15 door
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  • GLS Caribana Fete Till Yuh Wet Bring Yuh Flag/Rag sweat Edition
    – @ 25 Wellesley St E
    – 10:20PM, $??
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  • DJ Pleasure Presents “Hydrate” Controlla Edition
    – “Join us Caribana Saturday for #HYDRATE More Reggae. More Soca. More Dancehall, and more Afrobeats. This year we want to make you feel that 90’s house party vibe when your parents would yell “Stop banging on the dam furness!!.”
    – @ Remix Lounge Toronto (1305 Dundas St)
    – 10PM, $15 before 12am/$20 after
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  • Flashing Lights
    – “_synth pop_dollarbin disco_new wave_industrial.”
    –@ Unlovable (1415-B Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Hot Sand
    – “☼ DISCO ☼ HOUSE ☼ ☼VIDEO ART ☼☼ PALM TREES ☼”
    – @ Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Hot Summer Night
    – “soul, disco, house, reggae, Brazilian, Afro & AOR..”
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Island Soul Festival with T-Vice/Exco Levi/Jah9
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – July 29-August 1, $??
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  • Day Dreams: Caribana Saturday Cube Rooftop Patio
    – @ Cube (314 Queen St W) 19+
    – 3PM, $15
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  • Island Soul Fest Jah9 Afterparty with Yaadcore
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – 11PM, $5
    – Facebook!
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  • Itsoweezee with Tom Wrecks/Demiggs/Av
    – @ The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen St W)
    – 10PM, guestlist?
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  • High Power Ep. 4: Caribana Weekend with DJs Ms. Nix/Nino Brown/Dre Ngozi
    – @ Miss Thing’s (1279 Queen St W) 19+
    – 10PM, $5 before midnight/$10 after
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  • Cold Sweat II: Caribana Cool-Down vs Caribana Continuation
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    – 6PM, Free
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  • Deny Everything with DJs Modrobez/Weed Mom
    – “punk/post-punk/new wave/no wave/disco/post-disco/rock/britpop/synthpop/dream pop/whatever we want really.”
    – @ Embassy Bar (223 Augusta Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • It’s Not U It’s Me At The Power Plant
    – “Patrick Russel/Erika/Bmg/Ectomorph/Justin Long/Christina Sealey of Orphx/Fit Siegel/Scott Zacharias/John Elliot/Jason Solvent/Nautiluss/Beau Wanzer/Jordan Zawideh.”
    – @ The Power Plant (231 Queens Quay W)
    – 2PM, $15-$40
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  • OVO Fest 2016 with Machel Montano
    – @ TD Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore Blvd W) All Ages
    – 6PM, $60+
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  • Cherry Death/Crawler/Conman/Remwar
    – @ Faith/Void (894 College St) All Ages
    – 8PM, $1013669700_10208155729548550_634539088740181411_n.jpg
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  • The Strike/Les Trois Huit/The Fallout/Final Four
    – @ Coalition: T.O. (282 Augusta Ave)
    – 9PM, $10
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  • Medictation/The Bare Minimum/The Mud, The Blood, & The Beer/Ship Of Fools
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) 19+
    – 9PM, $10 adv/$12 door
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  • Heaven For Real Kill Your Memory Album Release Party with Germaphobes/Body Swap Ritual/Didur
    – @ The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave)
    – 9PM, $8
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  • Jaunt Chat EP Release with Blunt Chunks/Devon Little
    – @ CineCycle (129 Spadina Ave)
    – 10PM, $??
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  • Wavgods 1 Year Anniversary Celebration with DJs Iced Misto/Abscvnd/Wavgods
    – @ Super Wonder Gallery (129 Spadina Ave)
    – 11PM, PWYC
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Sunday, July 31

  • Baregyal: Caribana
    – “THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN OF COLOUR IN TORONTO..”
    – @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College St W) 19+
    – 10PM, Ladies: $10 before 11/$15 after, Men: $15 on guestlist/$25 door
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  • Blockobana 6 with DJs Blackcat/Charmed Monroe/Nik Red/Craig Dominic/Pleasure
    – “…celebration of queer and trans love…We aim to spend the day celebrating Caribana weekend and the Caribbean and African diaspora! All are welcome!”
    – @ Barbara Hall Park (519 Church St)13700127_1118535878185162_696982159143370419_n.jpg
    – 5PM, Free
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  • Drake/Future
    – @ Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St)
    – 6:30PM, $150+
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  • Island Soul Festival with T-Vice/Exco Levi/Jah9
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – July 29-August 1, $??
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  • Calypso – Official Caribana Party
    – @ The Hoxton, 19+
    – 10PM, $20
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  • AfroCaribana
    – @ Epic Lounge (1355 St Clair Ave W) 19+
    – 10PM, $10 early bird/$15 regular13626445_1220621161336066_8614051840974961554_n.jpg
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  • Pinegrove/Sports/Half Waif
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St) All Ages
    – 8PM, $13.5
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  • Intersessions: An Inclusive Sound Initiative – Toronto Edition #2 with  CL/Kare/Shifra Rifka/Diana McNally/Chippy Nonstop/Internet Daughter
    – “Intersessions are a series of DJ workshops curated for and by women and LGBT+ folkx.”
    – @ Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W) All Ages
    – 7PM, PWYC  or $10
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  • Civic Karaoke
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W)
    – 10PM, Free?
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  • Karibana House Party – Celebrity Marauders
    – @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St)
    – 10PM, $25
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  • Mother Tongues/Poster Boy/Dead Neighbourhoods/Thick Cobra
    – @ Handlebar (159 Augusta Ave)
    – 9PM, $??
    – Event!

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Monday, August 1

  • Island Soul Festival with T-Vice/Exco Levi/Jah9
    – @ Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W)
    – July 29-August 1, $??
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  • Jason Finkbeiner of Pengo/Urlapse (aka Wasted Nymph)/Fleshtone Aura/Brodie West/Apa
    – @ Ratio (283 College St)
    –8PM, $8
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  • 1AM Bounce with Yes Julz/40oz Van
    – @ Cube (314 Queen St W)
    –2PM, $20
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Tuesday, August 2

  • The Operators
    – @ The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St W) 19+
    –  10PM, Free
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  • Ryan Driver & Tamara Lindeman
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W)
    –  9PM, $??
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  • Disclosure/DJ Premier
    – @ TD Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore Blvd W) All Ages
    –  6PM, $40
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  • Track Could Bend #17 with Kapali Carsi/Zoe/Professor Andy Dolgin & The Cereal Killers
    – @ Dundas Video (831 Dundas St W)
    –  8PM, PWYC
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  • R.Ariel/Spookyfish/Myra Maines/Animal Party/Benedicte
    – @ Smiling Buddha (961 College St)
    –  9PM, $5
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