60’S FOLK REVIVAL – WHERE HAVE ALL THE FOLK SONGS GONE? Singalong tribute show features a 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, freetimescafe.com.
THE 80S VERSUS THE 90S – NYE VIDEO ñ
DANCE PARTY Retro video party with VJ Mobotron. 9 pm. $15, adv $10. Handlebar, 159 Augusta. eventbrite.ca/e/52891267204. ALLEYCATZ 2019 NYE Gyles Band & DJ Marlon entertain with funk, soul, R&B, disco, reggae and top 40. Dinner and 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. AN ELEGANT AFFAIR – SINGLES NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Mingle with hundreds of eligible, sophisticated professional singles at this dance party. 9 pm. $60. Reserve. Kellys Landing, 123 Front W. singleinthecity.ca.
BACK IN THE DAY 90S NYE Tribute dance ñ
party to old school, hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae and pop from the 90s with DJ R2 & Sweet Touch Foundation. Two rooms, balloons and confetti canons. Doors 10 pm. $30. Revival Bar, 783 College. backinthedaynye.com.
BAMBI’S NYE Subsonic meditations from ñ
the past and present w/ Korea Town Acid, Raf Reza, Uñas & Théorie Soundsystem. Doors 10 pm. Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas W. facebook. com/events/2026209617425078. BANGS & BLUSH NYE 90s and 00s jams in the front room & rap/hip-hop in the back. 9 pm. $25. Clinton’s, 693 Bloor W. clintons.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.
BILLY KENNY – NEW YEAR’S EVE Party ñ
with Booshay, Flipside and Miz Megs B2B Ticky Ty. Doors 10 pm. $50. CODA, 794 Bathurst. codatoronto.electrostub.com.
BLOODSHOT BILL Night Owl NYE w/ the ñ
rock & roller from Montreal + Teresinha Costa of WITH IT DJ parties spinning 60s, mod & soul on vinyl all night. Doors 9 pm. $13. Baby G, 1608 Dundas W. ticketfly.com. BLUES & BOOGIE NEW YEAR’S EVE Debbie Fleming and George Olliver backed by the Sidewinder Blues Band, guests Pete Otis, Pat Little and others. Dancing, light buffet, party favours and champagne. 9 pm (doors 8 pm). $30. Black Swan, 154 Danforth. 416-5229896, peteotismu[email protected]mail.com.
BRAVISSIMO! OPERA’S GREATEST HITS ñ
The Opera Canada Symphony & Chorus perform selections from Madama Butterfly, Carmen & more. 7 pm. $55-$145. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe. roythomsonhall.com.
CATL NYE 2019 CATL plays two sets with ñ
DUENDE! 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 Rockimprovisational, blues, roots and Grateful Dead. Party favours, snacks and midnight champagne. 10 pm. $25. Grossman’s Tavern, 379 Spadina. grossmanstavern.com.
CHRONOLOGIC NYE 2019 Goin’ Steady ñ
DJs take a musical trip from 1899-2019, played in chronological order. Doors 9:30 pm. $30. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. facebook. com/events/1130111700498950. ñCITY OF TORONTO NEW YEAR’S EVE
Skating party with countdown, fireworks and music by headliner DJ NDN, Cadence Weapon, LIZA, DJ Money Jane and DJ MelBoogie. 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, dessert buffet & favours. 9 pm. $90. Reserve. CN Tower, 301 Front W. cntower.ca/nye. DECADE CLUB CRAWL NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019 Three venues with DJs, 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. decadenye.com. DIANE BRAITHWAITE AND CHRIS WHITELEY Jazz & blues concert w/ special guests. 9 pm (doors 6:30 pm). $55, adv $50. Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas W. hughsroomlive.com. DJ SHIRLEY TEMPO Spinning psych, soul, pop/ rock and guilty pleasures. 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 & 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. 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. F**K 2018! NYE PARTY DJ Night Moves & L-SOS are spinning requests from all decades. Doors 10 pm. $20 at the door. The Boat, 158 Augusta. facebook.com/events/264410934240327. FIT 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.
FORTH X INVISIBLE CITY: NYE 2018 Dance ñ
party w/ DJs Invisible City Sound System, ÈBONY, Roberto S, Club Fitness, Milch, Hadi & others. 10 pm. $20.60. 500 Keele Warehouse. facebook.com/events/1240570309414228. GIRLPLAY NYE: DINNER + THE APRES Night out for female-identifying persons on the queer spectrum and allies. 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, [email protected]toronto.com. GROOVEYARD Funk, soul and R&B classics with Lester McLean, Micahel Occhipinti, Nikku Nayar, Paul Neufeld and Doan Pham + midnight champagne. Doors 7 pm. $49-$59. The Rex, 194 Queen W. therex.ca.
JACQUES GREENE, ñMEMBERS
ONLY, MAMALIA & BLOCK UNIVERSE Dance to funk, boogie to disco to house. Doors 9 pm. $65-$75 adv, more at the door. The Costume House, 165 Geary. facebook.com/ events/1184942991670568.
HEADLINES: 2019 NYE Collectif ñ
NUDE and People’s Champ present musical performances by emerging artists, interactive art installations, DJs, food, drinks & more at a multi-floor party. Doors 8 pm. $119. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. thedrake.ca/nye.
HOLLERADO NEW YEAR’S EVE Concert also ñ
featuring Good Enough Live Karaoke & Bueller. Doors 9 pm. $25-$30. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W. leespalace.com. KINDLING LIGHT OF WISDOM HEART Candlelight service of contemplation and reflection. 8-10 pm. $10 donation. Zen Buddhist Temple, 86 Vaughan. zenbuddhisttemple.org. KING STREET CLUB CRAWL Hit four different clubs with a VIP wristband (includes cover & VIP line-access). 8 pm. $30. Cure Nightclub, 401 King W. kingstreetclubcrawl.ca. KNOCKOUT A night of 60’s reggae and Northern soul, 9:30 pm. Disgraceland, 965 Bloor W. facebook.com/bosssoundsontario. 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. 9 pm. Dinner and party-only options. $65-$125. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. eventbrite.ca/e/52265330009. LATIN NEW YEAR’S EVE – FELIZ ANO Dancing to DJs Jay & Dymond. 9 pm. $40. Reserve. Baro, 485 King W. barotoronto.com. LAVELLE NYE 2019 Dinner, indoor pool area, DJ Joey K, champagne toast. Formal dress code. 7:30 pm. 45-$110. Lavelle, 629 King W. 416-828-2425, setinstyle.ca.
LOCAL NEW YEAR’S EVE Country jazz by ñ
Thelonious Hank. 9 pm. No cover. The Local Pub, 396 Roncesvalles. thelocalpub.ca. LUCAS STAGG Plays live w/ Cleave Anderson and Tim Jackson. 9 pm. Pwyc. Dora Keogh, 141 Danforth. lucasstagg.com. MIDNITE RUN Five K run at midnight followed by a party. 10:30 pm. $25-$75. Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery, 42 Liberty. 647828-4663, fb.com/midniteruntoronto. NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019 @ ALCHEMY Dinner, music by Tiffany Hanus and karaoke hosted by Steve Murphy. Dinner seatings at 8 & 10 pm. No cover. Alchemy Food & Drink, 890 College. [email protected]myto.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE AQUARIUM Rock ñ
& roll dance party w/ The Dreamboats and DJ Shamz, food stations, photo ops and more. 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, dessert and sparkling wine toast. Doors 7 pm. $165. Reserve. Old Mill Toronto, 9 Old Mill Rd. oldmilltoronto.com.
NEW YEAR’S EVE ñ
SPECTACULAR Standup by headliner Nick Reynoldson, host Matt Davis & Aba Atlas. Champagne at midnight. 10 pm. $40, w/ dinner $60. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. absolutecomedy.ca. NEW YEARS EVE AT THE PAINTED LADY DJ Adverb spins the tunes, live drumming by Truth, bartop burlesque with Ms Honey B Hind and others, snacks and cocktails. 9:30 pm. $10. The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington. facebook. com/events/1015880285263481.
NEW YEARS EVE SHOWCASE SUPREME ñ
Empire Comedy Live stand-up show. 9:30 pm. $12. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416551-6540, comedybar.ca. NEW YEARS EVE SWING BALL 2019 Lindy hop beginner class (8 pm) & party (9:15 pm),
music by Bertie & The Gents. No experience/partner needed. $30-$35. Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt. swingtoronto.com. NO TIME TO KILL! A TIME-TRAVELLING MURDER MYSTERY Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre’s interactive & comedic whodunit. Buffet dinner from 7 pm, show 8:15 pm. $163. Reserve. Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard W. 416-486-7469, mysteriouslyyours.ca.
NYE 2019 Huge party with four rooms ñ
and DJs Jed Harper, Nora En Pur, Manzone & Strong, Scotty Scratch and DJ Navas. Doors 10 pm. $30. Noir at Rebel, 11 Polson. 416-869-9444, rebeltoronto.com. NYE 2019 INSIDE CURE NIGHTCLUB DJ Nick Mana spins. Doors 9 pm. $20-$50. Cure Nightclub, 401 King W. 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 LIVE Joanna Majoko (9 pm) and Quincy Bullen (midnight) play. $40. Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta. poetryjazzcafe.com. OPEN HEAVENS 2018 House of Praise celebration service featuring Don Moen, Sonnie Badu, Jonathan McReynolds, Vertical Worship and Pastor Wale. 7 pm. Free. International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd. 905-6245673, openheavenstoronto.com. OZMOZIS NYE Solarstone, John 00 Fleming and Tim Penner. Doors 9:30 pm. $50 adv, more at the door. Opera House, 735 Queen E. theoperahousetoronto.com. PARTS & LABOUR CLOSING & NYE DJs RyFi, F-Bomb, Huey Bogart & Big Jacks play the venue’s last night. Doors 10 pm. $10. Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen W. 416-588-7750. PITBULL’S 2019 NYE BASH DJ/producer Joe Gauthreaux, drag acts, go-go dancers. 10 pm. $40. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne. fb.com/PitbullEvents. ROM NEW YEAR’S EVE Access to two 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 w/ Ira Kaplan & Georgia Hubley DJ Set, a tradition at the ‘Shoe. Doors 9 pm. $25. Horseshoe, 370 Queen W. horseshoetavern.com. 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. STONES PLACE NEW YEARS EVE 2019 Dance party with DJ Dangercat playing 60’s, 70’s and 80’s rock & roll, soul, funk, pop and disco. Doors 9 pm. $20. Stones Place, 1255 Queen W. 416-536-4242, stonesplace.ca. THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT: THE OFFICE NYE Party with Office-themed cocktails, Dundee awards and a raging dance party. 10 pm. $20 includes entry/line bypass till midnight and a glass of bubbly. Track & Field Bar, 860 College. eventbrite.ca. TRAINWRECK Live show & party. 8:30 pm. $15-$20 includes midnight champagne and snacks. Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth. 416-466-5130, linsmoretavern.com.
TRANZAC NEW YEAR’S EVE! – LUGE, ñ
MOON KING AND LUNA LI Spacethemed party, performances by BizZarh, Persons, Ian Daniel Kehoe & DJ ARP 2600. 9:30 pm. $20, adv $17 includes midnight toast. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. 416-9238137, bpt.me/3916416. TROPICAL NYE Music by Salsa Del Norte, salsa class, 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 over Lake Ontario. 9 pm. $32-$231. Boxcar Social at Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay W. 647-986-3998, facebook.com/events/550511598740643.
A VERY SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ñ
MOLLY JOHNSON Gala menu, sparkling wine and unforgettable music, featuring Johnson, Robi Botos, Mike Downes and Davide Direnzo 8 pm. $175 . Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria. 416-363-5299, jazzbistro.ca. YOUR HOOD’S A JOKE: NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL! Territorial roast battle-style comedy show. 8 pm. $30. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge. torontocomedyallstars.com.
YUK YUK’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL Peter ñ
Anthony, Kate Barron, headliner Martha Chaves & MC Jay Brown. Dinner 7:30 pm, show 10 pm. $50, dinner & show $95. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. yukyuks.com.
Cover band Dwayne Gretzky ring in 2019 at Danforth Music Hall.