NOW Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - Com­piled by Ju­lia Hoecke and Kata­rina Ris­tic

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, al­l­ey­ 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. nowtick­ 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. roythom­son­

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. thedako­tatav­ 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.­seve. 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. cn­ . 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, deca­ 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. hugh­sroom­ 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. the­

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. hot­doc­scin­

dwAyNe gret­zky New yeAr’s eve Cover ñ

su­per-band play this cel­e­bra­tion. Doors 9 pm. From $40-$65. Dan­forth Mu­sic Hall, 147 Dan­forth. tick­et­mas­ tHe 80s ver­sus tHe 90s – Nye video dANce pArty Retro video party with VJ Mobotron. 9 pm. $15, adv $10. Han­dle­bar, 159 Au­gusta. 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. uni­

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.

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]­ 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. 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. the­

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.

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. tick­et­ 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. lo­cAl New yeAr’s eve Party with coun­try jazz band Th­elo­nious Hank. 9 pm. No cover. The Lo­cal Pub, 396 Ron­ces­valles. th­e­lo­ 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, face­­niterun­toronto.

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. rip­leyaquar­i­ 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, old­mill­ 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. swing­ 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, mys­te­ri­ous­lyy­ 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, re­bel­ 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, cure­ 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. tick­et­ 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. lu­ 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, open­heav­en­

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. face­­bul­lEvents.

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.

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. horse­shoetav­ 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. ther­mo­dy­ 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. uNiuN Nye 2019 Dance club party. 19+. Doors 9 pm. Tick­ets from $39-$50. UNIUN, 473 Ade­laide W. 416-869-9444, 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, face­ 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. toron­to­com­e­dyall­

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,

The city’s NYE blowout at Nathan Phillips Square fea­tures Cadence Weapon, DJ NDN, LIZA and oth­ers.

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