Thursday June 22

NXNE Curator Series: Tasha the Amazon – CONCERT

NXNE is bringing back the club-hopping wristband with a twist, offering festival-goers the chance to discover the hottest acts brewing in Canada’s music scene. Tonight, Tasha the Amazon is teaming up with NXNE to bring through 5 of the most down DJs in the city for one bananas night at Cold Tea (60 Kensington Ave). And cuz it’s not a block party without food, come early for delicious Jamaican finger foods and more tasty treats! Show starts at 8PM. Cover is $10 the door or grab a $20 Curator Series wristband to get into ALL the NXNE Curator events. Available on NXNE.com

 

 

VR Proud Dance Party – NIGHTLIFE

House of VR invites you to kick off your Pride Week in style! Come down to their location at 639 Queen St W to experience some Virtual Reality while listening to live DJs spinning some Tropical and Deep House. Enjoy an assortment of rainbow cocktails and don’t forget to practice your voguing in a VR walkoff! Costumes encouraged! Special Guest appearances by Evan Biddell, winner of Project Runway Canada Season 1 and Gina Tonic, Toronto’s most fabulous Drag Queen! Party starts at 9PM. Tickets available online at Evenbrite for $15 or at the door for $20. https://goo.gl/D7Q41P

 

 

Bullet for my Valentine – CONCERT

Heavy Metal band, Bullet for My Valentine takes on the Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St) stage tonight at 6:30 PM. This is a 19+ event. Get tickets online at Ticketmaster for only $39.50 https://goo.gl/Jy3dQA

 

 

Robotics Challenge for Kids! – FAMILY

Take your first steps into the wonderful world of Robotics today at the Toronto Public Library (Northern Elms Library – 123 Rexdale Blvd)! Learn the basics of programming, upload your code into a real robot and watch it take life! There will be several different robots to play with and learn including the LEGO Mindstorms EV3, Dash & Dot, Sphero, and MBot. This is a children’s program (10+). Class starts at 3:30PM. Register online at Eventbrite to save your spot! Note:  your spot will only be held until the start of the class. https://goo.gl/LYjRBT

 

 

Night Of 1000 Dollys – SOCIAL

Queer dance parties in Toronto are generally known for dance, pop and hip-hop, but Steers & Queers has been holding it down for the country fans for 10 years. To mark the milestone, the event is taking over the Great Hall (1087 Queen W) starting at 9PM on Pride weekend with Night Of 1000 Dollys, aka “the biggest Dolly Parton party this town has ever seen.” Dolly drag is obviously encouraged. Tickets online at Evenbrite for $15 or for $20 at the door. https://goo.gl/hS2ZMN

Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/785484441621162/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

 

 

BONUS:

PRIDE BEACH – NIGHTLIFE

After the success of last year’s collaborative effort between Collectif NUDE and The Drake Hotel for Pride 2016, Nearly NUDE, has come together again bringing you PRIDE BEACH! Join them at The Drake Hotel (1150 queen w) where the party goes all night with a 4AM last call for their official kick off for Pride Toronto. This is a 19+ event. Doors at 10PM. $10 cover.

 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Carmina Burana – ARTS & CULTURE

Toronto Symphony performs Carmina Burana, a choral spectacular that rejoices in the pleasures of life! Starts at 8PM down at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St). Tickets online at roythomsonhall.com starting at $49.75