NOW Magazine - - CONTENTS - Com­piled by Ju­lia Hoecke and Kata­rina Ris­tic

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


& 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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