Miss Honey Dijon struts her stuff December 20.
Sometimes the best way to burn off those holiday meals is to go out and dance your ass off in a dark nightclub with a few hundred of your closest acquaintances.
Toronto isn't known for hotel parties, so the Red Night Hotel party Saturday (December 20) at the Windsor Arms (18 St. Thomas) is worth considering for the venue alone. Sweetening the pot is a rare local appearance by UK deep house and disco heavyweight Joey Negro. $30, advance $20.
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Derrick Carter revisits his legendary Industry residency at Soulstice.
Legendary defunct Toronto nightclub Industry hosts Soulstice on Saturday (December 20) at Sound Academy (11 Polson), joining forces with rave-era veterans Destiny and Most Wanted to put together a massive night of beats. Headliners include house icon Derrick Carter, Miss Honey Dijon, the Scumfrog, D.A.V.E. the Drummer and China's biggest DJ, Ricky Stone. $30 advance, more at the door. 416-870-8000.
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Louie Vega spins deep and soulful house music at Maro December 26.
NYC soulful house hero Louie Vega drops into town for a special Boxing Day party (December 26) at Maro (135 Liberty). It'll be a rare opportunity to hear him in an intimate venue, so you don't want to miss it. $20 advance, more at the door.
Hometown hero Deadmau5 brings his beats back to T.O. for a Boxing Day bash at This Is London.
Toronto producer Deadmau5 has had an extraordinary past couple of years, rocketing from obscurity to the top of the club charts. Back in town for the holidays, he'll be rocking the house on Boxing Day (December 26) at This Is London (364 Richmond West).
The folks at Randomland are adding some Chicago house bounce to their regular electro-informed Friday night at Circa (126 John) on Boxing Day (December 26) by bringing in long-time Toronto favourite DJ Sneak to pound the main room. A big name in house circles, he's being rediscovered by the indie dance scene for his influence on groups like Daft Punk during the last French dance invasion of the 90s. $15.
Activate is throwing its fourth annual Old School Boxing Day Blowout (December 26) at Footwork (425 Adelaide West). In this case, "old school" refers to the golden era of rave, so expect bangin' warehouse tunes from before 1998 all night. Retro-rave guests of the night include the crowd-pleasing Donald Glaude, the where-is-he-now sounds of DJ Dogwhistle (aka Chris Sheppard) and local legends John E, Jelo, Tim Patrick and Robb G. $20 before 11 pm, more after.