NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY PLANNER
AlleycAtz 2019 Nye Gyles Band & DJ Marlon entertain with funk, soul, R&B, disco, reggae and top 40. Dinner, dance party, bubbly and favours at midnight. Cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm, party from 8:30 pm. Dinner & dance $70, after dinner $25. Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge. 416-481-6865, alleycatz.ca. BArcode Nye Dance party with DJs playing hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soca and trap. Doors 9 pm. Dress to impress. $30, adv $25. Orchid Nightclub, 82 Peter. nowtickets.ca. Blues & Boogie New yeAr’s eve Debbie Fleming and George Olliver backed by Mike McKenna and the Sidewinder Blues Band, guests Pete Otis, Pat Little and David Morrison. Dancing, light buffet, party favours and champagne. 9 pm (doors 8 pm). $30. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. 416-522-9896.
BrAvissimo! operA’s greAtest Hits ñ
The Opera Canada Symphony & Chorus perform popular selections from Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto and more. 7 pm. $55-$145. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. roythomsonhall.com.
cAtl Nye 2019 CATL plays two sets ñ
with support by DUENDE!, a psych garage band from Detroit and DJ Swankenstein. Champagne toast at midnight. Doors 9 pm. $25, $22.50 adv. Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington. thedakotatavern.com. cAutioN JAm New yeAr’s evA gAlA Never a set list, always spontaneous at this party with dancing to rock-improvisational, blues, roots and Grateful Dead. Party favours, snacks and midnight champagne. 10 pm. $25. Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina. 416977-7000.
city of toroNto New yeAr’s eve Allages ñ skating party with countdown, fireworks and music by headliner DJ NDN, LIZA, Cadence Weapon, DJ Money Jane and DJ Mel Boogie. 8 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen W. toronto.ca/newyearseve. cN tower New yeAr’s eve Dance to rock ’n’ roll oldies, dance & top 40 on the glass floor. Food stations and dessert buffet. 9 pm. $90. CN Tower, 301 Front W. cntower.ca/nye . decAde cluB crAwl New yeAr’s eve 2019 Three venues with DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, reggae and old school, balloon drop, confetti show, red carpet, photo booths. All cover, limo buses, party bus transportation included. 7:30 pm. $20-$60. Underground Garage, 365 King W. 647-738-4565, decadenye.com. diANe BrAitHwAite ANd cHris wHiteley Joined by John Sheard, Ron Johnston, Vince Maccarone, Neil Braithwaite, John Deehan & Donovan Locke at this concert. Doors 8:30 pm, music 9 pm. $55, adv $50. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas W. hughsroomlive.com. dJ sHirley tempo Spinning psych, soul, pop/ rock and guilty pleasures at this New Year’s Eve dance party. 9 pm. No cover. Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas W. 647-347-0099. drAke 150 Nye Multi-course dinner followed by full-floor DJ dance party. Two dinner seatings, $75-$125 (reserve); late-night party access (after 11 pm) is no cover. Drake One Fifty, 150 York. thedrake.ca/nye.
tHe dude’s New yeAr: tHe Big leBowski ñ
Sunglasses and bathrobes recommended for this screening of the Coen brothers’ film and countdown on the big screen. Doors 8 pm, film 9:30 pm. $22, includes film, one drink, popcorn & party favours. Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor W. hotdocscinema.ca.
dwAyNe gretzky New yeAr’s eve Cover ñ
super-band play this celebration. Doors 9 pm. From $40-$65. Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth. ticketmaster.ca. tHe 80s versus tHe 90s – Nye video dANce pArty Retro video party with VJ Mobotron. 9 pm. $15, adv $10. Handlebar, 159 Augusta. eventbrite.ca/e/52891267204. eltoN vs tHe disco Feel-good house party upstairs, 1970s disco playground downstairs. Music by Conor Cutz & Nick Fiorucci. Open bar. Doors 10 pm. $110 & up. 461 King W, west of Spadina. universe.com/e/MTZ0WP.
5fit Nye Casual party with sets from queen Vanessa Kathleen, DJ Kris Steeves and Phillippe. Relaxation zone, go-go dancers and no pretention. 10 pm. $20. Round Venue, 152A Augusta. eventbrite.ca/e/53125344335.
5girlplAy Nye: diNNer + tHe Apres Night out for female-identifying persons on the queer spectrum and allies features a threecourse dinner followed by a lounge-style event with DJ Recklezz and Stix. Dinner 8 pm, Apres from 10 pm. Dinner $100 (reserve), Apres only $15. Ufficio, 1214 Dundas W. bit. ly/2DPTzLw, ta[email protected]toronto.com. grooveyArd Funk, soul and R&B classics with Lester McLean, Micahel Occhipinti, Paul Neufeld, Nikku Nayar and Doan Pham and midnight champagne. Doors 7 pm. $49-$59. The Rex, 194 Queen W. therex.ca. HeAdliNes: 2019 Nye Collectif NUDE and People’s Champ present musical performances by emerging artists, plus interactive art installations, DJs, food, drinks and more at this multi-floor party. Doors 8 pm. $119. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. thedrake.ca/nye.
HollerAdo New yeAr’s eve Concert ñ
also featuring Good Enough Live Karaoke & Bueller. Doors 9 pm. $25-$30. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W. leespalace.com.
Just dANce: lAdy gAgA Nye pArty Take ñ
a ride on our disco stick and just dance your way into 2019. Doors 10 pm. $5. Velvet Underground, 508 Queen W. ticketfly.com. lAs vegAstoNe New yeAr’s eve BAsH Glitz, glamour and grime at this Sin City-inspired party. Chapel for shot-gun nuptials, ballroom dancing, drag performances, singing and gaming. Dress up classy or trashy. 9 pm. $65$125. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. eventbrite.ca/e/52265330009. locAl New yeAr’s eve Party with country jazz band Thelonious Hank. 9 pm. No cover. The Local Pub, 396 Roncesvalles. thelocalpub.ca. midNite ruN Ring in the new year with a 5K run that starts at midnight and then celebrate with a post-race party. 10:30 pm. $25-$75. Pre-register. Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty. 647-828-4663, facebook.com/midniteruntoronto.
New yeAr’s eve At tHe AquArium Rock ñ
& roll dance party with The Dreamboats and DJ Shamz, food stations, photo ops and more. Dress to impress. 9 pm. $100. Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner. ripleyaquariums.com. New yeAr’s eve JAzz pArty Alex Pangman and Her Alleycats swing in 2019. Dinner buffet, desert and sparkling wine toast. Doors 7 pm. $165. Reserve. Old Mill Toronto, 9 Old Mill Rd. 416-232-3703, oldmilltoronto.com. New yeArs eve swiNg BAll 2019 Lindy hop beginner class (8-9 pm) party from 9:15 pm with live music by Bertie & The Gents. No experience or partner needed. $30, $35 w/ dance class. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. swingtoronto.com. No time to kill! A time-trAvelliNg murder mystery Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre presents an interactive & comedic whodunit. Buffet dinner from 7 pm, show starts 8:15 pm, ends around 10:30 pm. $163. Reserve. Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard W. 416-486-7469, mysteriouslyyours.ca. NooN yeAr’s eve pArty Fun crafts, stories, caricature artist, dancing and countdown. 10 am-noon. Free. Drop-in. S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park. 416-396-3975. Nye 2019 Huge party with four rooms of music and DJs Jed Harper, Nora En Pur, Manzone & Strong, Scotty Scratch and J Navas. Doors 10 pm. $30. Noir at Rebel, 11 Polson. 416-869-9444, rebeltoronto.com. Nye 2019 iNside cure NigHtcluB DJ Nick Mana spins top 40, hip-hop, R&B and house. Doors 9 pm. $20-$50. Cure Nightclub, 401 King W. 416-846-0930, curetoronto.com. Nye At tHe rec room Party with DJ Mensa. 9 pm. Adv $20. The Rec Room, 255 Bremner. 416-815-0086. Nye BoviNe BANger Organ Thieves (album release), Future Now, The Anti- Queens and others play. Doors 9 pm. $13, adv $10. Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen W. ticketfly.com. Nye oN tHe dANfortH Lucas Stagg party with Cleave Anderson and Tim Jackson playing 60s rock & roll, soul, pop. punk and new wave. 9 pm. Pwyc. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. lucasstagg.com. opeN HeAveNs 2018 House of Praise presents a celebration service featuring Don Moen, Sonnie Badu, Jonathan McReynolds, Vertical Worship and Pastor Wale. 7 pm. Free. International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. 905-624-5673, openheavenstoronto.com.
5pitBull’s 2019 Nye BAsH DJ/producer Joe Gauthreaux, drag acts, go-go dancers and more at this dance party. Doors 10 pm. $40. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne. facebook.com/PitbullEvents.
rom New yeAr’s eve Access to two ñ
exhibitions, music by St. Royals and DJs Lissa Monet & Craig Dominic, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and midnight champagne toast. 9 pm. $90 (dinner & party from 7 pm $250). Reserve. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca.
tHe sAdies The Sadies’ annual New ñ
Year’s Eve concert with with Ira Kaplan & Georgia Hubley DJ Set, a tradition at the ‘Shoe. Doors 9 pm. $25. Horseshoe, 370 Queen W. horseshoetavern.com. 60’s folk revivAl – wHere HAve All tHe folk soNgs goNe? This edition of the singalong tribute show features deluxe buffet from 7:30-9 pm (dessert 10:15 pm) and live music from 9:15 pm. $110. Reserve. Free Times Cafe, 320 College. 416-967-1078. spies, villAiNs & BABes Come dressed as a character from any James Bond film for this stylish 007 party. Music by DJ Virtue. Costumes mandatory. 9 pm. $20. The Delisle Space, 1 Delisle. thermodynamix.ca. tropicAl Nye Live music by Salsa Del Norte, beginners salsa class, four-course dinner and DJ playing top 40 and Latin dance hits. Doors 6:30 pm. Dinner and show $120$150, dancing only $50 (from 9 pm). Reserve. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas W. lula.ca. uNiuN Nye 2019 Dance club party. 19+. Doors 9 pm. Tickets from $39-$50. UNIUN, 473 Adelaide W. 416-869-9444, uniun.com. vAleNtiNo’s BlAck & wHite mAsquerAde Upscale dance party overlooking Lake Ontario. Prizes for most creative mask and more. 9 pm. $32-$231. Boxcar Social at Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay W. 647-986-3998, facebook.com/events/550511598740643. your Hood’s A Joke: New yeArs eve speciAl! Territorial roast battle-style comedy show with host Danish Anwar, featuring India vs Pakistan, Hamilton vs Thunder Bay and other clashes. 8 pm. $30. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge. torontocomedyallstars.com.
yuk yuk’s New yeAr’s eve speciAl ñ
Laugh your way into 2019 with Peter Anthony, Jay Brown, Kate Barron and headliner Martha Chaves. Dinner from 7:30 pm, show at 10 pm. Dinner & show $95, show only $50. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416967-6431, yukyuks.com.
The city’s NYE blowout at Nathan Phillips Square features Cadence Weapon, DJ NDN, LIZA and others.