Central & Remote: Dec 30th – Jan 1st

 A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…

 

Friday December 30th

Alex Kenji at the Hoxton

Electric Six at the Horseshoe

Tiger Bar Bounce

MTL’s Miranda and Solari at the Gladstone

Shingdig! at the Piston

Fabulous Yawn, Goodnight Sunrise, Graham Wright Band + Surprise at Rancho Relaxo

Sick Kids old school punk covers at the Bovine – free show

 

 

Saturday December 31st – New Years Eve

Double Double Land is a lot of things. At times a cinema, yoga space, art gallery, but always a gathering place. Finding the space takes special instructions and adds to the private club house mystic. Proceed to 209 Augusta Ave. in Kensington Market. See that gate off to the side in what looks like an alley? Halfway down on your right is a door, take the stairs to what is essentially an attic and you’ve entered Double Double Land.

On the opposite side of the block, over on Kensington Ave is Cold Tea. A bar with secret entrance appeal. Cold Tea also offers late night Dim Sum snacks and Biergarten style outdoor seating. An alley is all that separates Double Double Land from Cold Tea so they’re throwing a joint NYE party. $12 for one party, but if you want to transverse that alley and take in both parties it’s only $20.

Here’s what to expect:

– DJs Rob Gordon, Luca Lucarini, Laura McCoy, Daniel Vila

– An irrigation system installed in the ceiling by CN TOWER LIQUIDATION

– A live set by very special persons to be announced

– A special photo booth shrine where you can get your picture taken doing something stupid

– A new year’s countdown video by Jon McCurley and Laura McCoy

– Free premium alcoholic punch with floating ice dildos at 9 pm

– Lots of fog and light for like half an hour after midnight

– Free champagne at midnight

– Alley to be decorated by Jon McCurley

… More Events…

16bit NYE at the Great Hall

Chronologic/Shit la Merde at the Garrison

DJ Sneak at Wrongbar

Do Right! at the Supermaket

Elliott Brood at Lee’s

Get Swagged at Andy PoolHall

Happy Endings at Dim Sum King (Canblaster, Brenmar, Myd, Gingy, Milt Mortez)

The Hoxton NYE ft. Tim Mason

Teenage Kicks/Indian Handcrafts at the Silver Dollar Room

Love Triangle NYE at the Gladstone

Mod Club NYE

Ready Steady at the Sister (formerly Mitzi’s Sister)

The Sadies New Years Bash at the Horseshoe

Sheezer at El Mocambo

The Elwins, Maylee Todd, Rouge, The Weather Station and more at Tranzac

Fetish Ball at the Opera House

Back in the Day NYE at Woo House

White Girl NYE at Parts & Labour

Steve Aoki and Thomas Gold at Koolhaus

 

If you need more ideas check this listing by the Toronto Star

 

Sunday January 1st

Toronto Polar Bear Dip 2012

Hair Of The Dog 9K Run at Balmy Beach

New Years Day Pajama Jam after after after party at Shanghai Cowgirl

Metaviews presents a New Year’s Levee at the Academy of the Impossible

 

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