Weekend events in Toronto January 6-8 2017

Weekend events in Toronto will help us slowly move into what is sure to be a wild new year. There are several top-notch dance parties, a couple of noteworthy movie events and there's also the massive art party known as Long Winter happening at the Gladstone Hotel.

  • Events you might want to check out
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    • January 6
      This great big art party turns five this year and it's celebrating in its new home at the Gladstone Hotel. It includes dozens of bands, artists and comedians. It's an all out art attack on your heart, body and soul.
    • January 8
      "Pants are just a fancy word for leg jail," according to organizers of the annual No Pants subway ride and dance party. It's the 15th anniversary of this hilariously random event happening in cities around the world. Meet at 3 p.m. at Finch Station. At 3:20 p.m., the pants come off and the party begins.
      TTC
    • January 6
      The 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year continues his new North American comedy tour. He's a Vince Vaughan fave, and he'll soon be yours too.
      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    • January 7
      Rediscover the sounds of the underground party scene, but on a skating rink by the lake for free. This week's event is brought to you by the boys who bring Toronto the monthly Beam Me Up disco party.
      Harbourfront Centre - Natrel Rink
  • Parties
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    • January 6
      Break all your New Year's resolutions on the dance floor at Clinton's with this '90s-themed dance party. Tickets are $10 at the door and it all starts at 10 p.m.
      Clintons
    • January 6
      Expect flavours of funk, fusion, jazz, boogie, cosmo-balearic, new wave, house, disco, Italo, adult contemporary and prog courtesy of cosmic groovers Hemingway & Strange Robotix.
      Holy Oak
    • January 6
      Expect hip hop and hot times for LGBTQ people and their guests with DJs Max Mohenu, Nino Brown and Sammy Rawal. Doors are at 10:30 p.m., and it'll cost you $7.
    • January 6
      The January edition of the Y2K Party is a celebration of all the one hit wonders, guilty pleasures, and tried-and-true classics of the early to mid-2000s. This party started in Chicago and has made its way to the Drake Underground. Time Out Chicago named it the city's best dance party of 2016.
      Drake Underground
    • January 7
      This is a 1960s mod, soul reggae record dance party with DJs Nico and Magnificent. There's a $10 cover, but you can't put a price on the amazing music you'll hear at this deep and dirty dance party.
    • January 7
      Costumes are encouraged at this all-80's dance party. Whether you lived through it, were born during, or are just nostalgic for a time you never knew this fluorescent night of hits will get your blood pumping. VJ Greedo will take good care of everyone.
    • January 7
      DJ Handsome (of BadBadNotGood) & DJ Twig (filling in for DJ Armak) spin your favourite R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop at this cozy Dundas West spot. Enjoy the good vibes, dance, play vintage 80s/90s video games and purchase rare vinyl from the Kops pop-up boutique.
    • January 8
      The Box of Kittens party collective, members of In Flux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip and the founder of the Harvest Festival welcome special guest DJ Mark Oliver for his first ever Sunday Social party. Grab advance tickets to this afternoon dance party as they usually sell out.
      Loft404 Inspired Gatherings
  • Music
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    • January 6-8
      This is the first show in the legendary music series from promoter Dan Burke. It collects the best bet bands of the new year on one stage and this edition features Partner, The Seams, Lonely Parade, Veins and Sigil.
    • January 8
      See the Brooklyn synth-pop duo whose sound has been described as retro-futurism. They do pop very well, they're big on Spotify and if you see them at the Garrison, you can enjoy their music on the dance floor.
      The Garrison
  • Film
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    • January 6-9
      Every year, Hot Docs celebrates the best films of 2016 by showing them for one final run at the theatre. The most buzzed about docs of the past year include Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week. This one's playing both January 6 and 9.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • January 8
      Celebrate the mastery of Bowie on what would have been his 70th birthday with this very special screening of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars. There's a vintage Bowie footage viewing starting at 7 p.m. and the main feature is at 8.
      The Royal Cinema
  • Ongoing events
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