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The top 10 parties in Toronto for November 2016

The top parties in Toronto for November are a breath of fresh, crisp air after all that Halloween ghoulishness in October. This month's coolest parties range from ultra-fun fundraisers to a handful of the best dance parties the city has seen in months. Impressive out of town guests and local heroes will make you forget summer was even a thing.

Here are my picks for the top 10 parties in Toronto for November 2016.

Evening Standard (Nov. 4, Bambi's)
This monthly dance party from our favourite local party starters Members Only is a do-not-miss for dance music lovers. Andrs is the guest of honour.

Art Attack! (Nov. 10, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)
The art party at Buddies is always a wild time. Step inside the main theatre and witness a saucy live action auction like you've never experienced before. Find work from 25 of the most exciting Canadian contemporary artists, a silent auction and cheaper options inside the Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop. There's also a very active bar and dance floor.

FNL ROM: Wild (Nov. 18, The ROM)
It's always fun to be able to walk all over the ROM with a cocktail and snack in hand. This edition of the always busy weekly party features Parallels, Sophie Jones, Violets and Viruses and access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit.

Miss Kittin (Nov. 12, Nest)
When a party is presented by Toronto's Box Of Kittens, you just go. In this case, it's a double green light because of Montreal electronic goddess Princess Kitten. She's spinning alongside Mike Gibbs, Jamie Kidd and Miz Megs inside a club with one of the best sound systems in the city. This is one of those 5 a.m. type deals, so wear good dancing shoes.

CLGA Electric Circus Gala (Nov. 12, GLGA)
Every year, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives holds a big fundraising gala. For 2016, it's Electric Circus-themed and original host Monika Deol will be the MC, leading the night into a live dance party with DJs Das Hussy and Phil V. So much 90s realness in one night.

Cashmere Cat (Nov.18, The Hoxton)
This DJ set from Norway's Cashmere Cat and the UK's Sophie on one bill is a double assault on your ears, brain, heart and body. There could be no better pairing of dance music producers in one place. Cashmere has worked with Ariana Grande and Sophie works with Diplo and this party works with your life.

Seth Troxler and Matthew Dear (Nov.19, Coda)
The techno and house party of the month is here with Seth Troxler and Matthew Dear's pairing on the B2B tour. Coda is home to another one of the city's greatest sound systems and with these two masters behind the decks, it may not only be the best party of the month, but one of the greatest all year. Don't miss this night.

All Vinyl Everything (Nov. 19, Miss Thing's)
No laptops, no Serato, just some quality turntables and vinyl for this dance party at Miss Thing's in Parkdale. DJ Agile, Mista Jiggz and Mensa help ring in three years of this music-lover's dance bash with special guest Max B. You can grab Hawaiian delicacies in the restaurant before dancing the night away in the back.

re: Public (Nov.25, District 28)
The NXT City party happens in a really great warehouse space in the east side and gathers more than 800 city building enthusiasts, experts and admirers in one spot. There will be music, drinks, art installations and samplings from some of Toronto's hottest restaurants.

Rude (Nov. 25, Geary Lane)
This is a brand new party up on Geary Lane that blasts dancehall, reggae, Afro-beats, soca, hip hop, pop, synth-pop and reggaeton. The all female DJ lineup includes Debby Friday, Ace Dillinger, Chiclet and Myst with artwork from Kent Monkman and Kiley May. It's a big queer, femme dance party where everyone is welcome. Except a-holes.

What did I miss? Let us know in the comments so we can all party even more together.

Photo via the ROM.


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