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Toronto Hit List: Astronomy On Tap, Hot Cakes, Business Woman’s Special, One Leg Up & more!

March 10th-12th Feathers of Fire @ Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. Feathers of Fire, a critically-acclaimed, visually breathtaking cinematic production based on the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh and created by visual artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian, comes to Toronto following sold-out shows in in San Francisco, New York, Cambridge, and Los Angeles. $45+ advance tickets available online.

WEDNESDAY

7 pm Music Bingo @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A FREE weekly event combining the love of music with the traditional bingo format. Each player receives a Music Bingo card which consists of an assortment of songs. Instead of calling out numbers, they play the music! Singing along encouraged.

8 pm Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.

THURSDAY

7 pm The Women Refugee Art Exhibition & Cocktail Reception @ Offsite Coffee Bar, 867 Dundas St. W. An art exhibit in celebration of International Women’s Day highlighting the experience of women refugees, both modern day and historical. $36 advance tickets available online, with funds raised supporting B’nai Brith Canada’s human rights advocacy and community care programs.

8 pm Slippery Slope Thursdays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Let the Drake help keep your dancing feet toasty-warm every Thursday this winter with Reyka Vodka! Crunk, bop, and slide to the sweet grooves of R&B, hip-hop, Top 40, reggae, and dance courtesy of DJ iammiikey.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE ’90s til now dance party, GET LO! They’ll be playing all the shit you wanna hear from the ’90s to today.

10 pm Vanishing Point @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A monthly dance party featuring disco, funk, soul, and rare grooves.

10 pm Rock Sucker @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Starboy takes you through 70 years of rock ‘n’ roll – glam rock, garage rock, classic rock. Cheap drinks and cheap thrills all night long!

10 pm Stay Home @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Minimal, deep, tech. Moving the floor: Paul Quzz, Steve Marto, and Andrew Choe. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

FRIDAY

7 pm #FNLROM: Blue @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Celebrate the grand opening of the museum’s newest exhibition Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story with one special #FNLROM night! $15 tickets available online and at the door.

8 pm Astronomy on Tap @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. Quench your thirst for astronomy! A fun evening of pints, astronomy news, mind-expanding talks, games, and prizes. Following the talks, you’ll have all your cosmic questions answered by astronomers from the University of Toronto. Until 11 pm.

9 pm Bent Beauty Supreme: A Busted Beauty Pageant @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Who is destined to dominate? Which of these big shots will leave you breathless? Dolly Berlin, Allysin Chaynes, Natty-B, Peter Harte, Hasheel, and The New Matriarcy compete in beachwear, talent, and formal wear for a $500 cash prize. $10 in advance and at the door, with all proceeds donated to support LGBTQ refugees.

10 pm Hot Cakes @ Fat City Blues, 890 College St. Get down with your bad self to the newest classic soul, R&B, and funk night, brought to you by Good Kids! Feel-good music to make you shake, rattle, and roll all night long. $5.

10 pm Forth: Folamour, Diana McNally, Hadi @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Forth welcomes French house producer Bruno Boumendil, a.k.a. Folamour, and local selector Diana McNally, bringing her love-inducing dance floor tunes from exquisite disco to Italo grooves and Eurpoean synthpop. Hadi will make sure the night starts off right. $10 advance tickets (guarantees entry) available online.

10 pm DJ Blush’s ’80s Mix Tape Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Super-fun, high-energy, all-’80s dance party with DJ Blush on the decks! $5.

10 pm Gold Chain @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Aoki and Snack will have you dancing all night long to the best hip-hop of today and yesterday. You don’t wanna miss this display of supreme DJing – it’s the gold standard.

10 pm Paint It Black @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Teenage Werewolf plays the finest punk, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll for you to drink your cares away to.

10 pm Renaissance: All ’90s @ The Parkdale Drink, 1292 Queen St. W. DJ Kariz (The Birthday Boy) and Mista Jiggz (Electric Touch, VIBE 105) play a mix of ’90s hip-hop, RnB, reggae, and more. $5 before midnight, $10 after. Free before 10:30 pm on guestlist (email info@browneyesentertainment.com).

10 pm Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Hoiking, Sims, and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! $5.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.

10 pm Skank Top @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Get down with the finest boys west of Yonge at a gun show you won’t need a license for. Dance tunes by Michael K and Johnnie Walker. No shame. No attitude. No sleeves. $5.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party returns! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs Little Kicks, ARP 2600, and Digits will be present to sex you up (music-wise). $10.

10 pm Body Heat @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Jamieson and guests stir up a hot mess on the dance floor! Full of surprises, void of cover.

10 pm Sympathy For The Devil @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Get down to the sounds of garage, psych, stoner, punk, and everything in between with DJ Waves!

10 pm Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Queer + sex positive dance party with DJs Nate Nightcall and Dang Kids on the decks, spinning a mix of house, pop, nostalgia, dance floor classics, and R&B. $5.

10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A pulsating dance party rocking the retro sounds of the 1990s! All your favourite dance, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and so on and so on and so on. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10:30 pm Saved By The ’90s @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. A wayback playback in support of Forte Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus, featuring DJ Craig Dominic. Maybe you’ll meet the A.C. Slater of your dreams. ’90s attire STRONGLY encouraged. $10.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Famou$ Players play the sweatiest R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SATURDAY

11 am 2017 International Women’s Day Toronto Rally & March @ UofT Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle. A global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. Rally begins at 11 am, followed by a march at 1 pm and a fair from 2 pm onwards at the Ryerson Student Learning Centre.

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: St. Peppermint Patty’s Day Edition @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Do you hate St. Patrick’s Day? Did you ever think, wouldn’t it be great to have an anti-St. Patrick’s Day party? This month, BWS celebrates everyone’s favorite Peanut character: Peppermint Patty. With DJs Nino Brown, Sammy Royale and Diego Armand + a special performance by Champagna Enemea and Allysin Chaynes. $7.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Precious Brett plays mega hits from any decade and any genre, all on vinyl.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist serve up a mix of eclectic, inclusive funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house; all those transcendent tunes that fall under the disco umbrella! To honour the International Women’s Day Toronto rally and march, Beam Me Up will be playing all female artists. $10.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Tim and Teddy spin the best and boldest funk across the decades! $5.

10 pm Luv Dancin’ @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Alister Johnson, Gerrence, and Pooyan play the deepest disco, soul, reggae, Brazilian, afro, jazz, and house cuts for your listening and dancing pleasure.

10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.

10 pm Wax Museum @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. DJ Handsome (of BadBadNotGood) and DJ Armak (of Kilimanjaro) spin your favourite soul, funk, R&B, and hip-hop. All vinyl.

10 pm Worst Behavior @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. This Saturday, be on your worst behavior. Bangs & Blush play past and present bangers all night long from Drake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm THE BRTHDY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Tunes by DJs MacJ, Style of Tigers, and RVM. $5.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A special evening dedicated to the magical rhythms and sounds of the past for the dance floor with resident selector A Man Called Warwick. Indo, Afro, Arabic, Asian, Latin, Brazil, and Caribbean sounds, all on vinyl. $10.

10 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Meet DJ Blush at Stones Place every Saturday night for the most fun/positive/energetic dance party on the West side of the 6! She plays the best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Motown, Stax, classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and disco.

10 pm Party Dog @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Join DJs Motoko and Vape Dad aboard the crystal cruiser sailing through space at the speed of smooth. Boogie, house, kwaito, ’80s synth, J-pop, and EBM. PWYC.

10 pm Beverly Hills 90210 ’90s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Join Brandon, Dylan, Brenda, Donna and the rest of the 90210 gang at Sneaky Dee’s as they throw it back to the ’90s. Party-goers are encouraged to dress the part! $5 early bird tickets available online.

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Let Jay Jolliffe and the Bevstmode DJs take you on a rollercoaster ride through the biggest songs in hip-hop and RnB. $10.

SUNDAY

2 pm Artlet: The Mindful Mix Series @ Lululemon Athletica, 318 Queen St. W. Each Sunday throughout March, Artlet is mixing a mindful movement (yoga and meditation) with creative expression (painting, drawing, and colouring). This week’s mix will have you flowing through a yoga practice and then creating your own painting inspired by the moment. $20 tickets available online.

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

~ For event submissions, email Caitlyn Holroyd at caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

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