Toronto Hit List: Bad News, Goodies, Sweetback, Leslieville Flea & more!

February 16th-17th The Local Night Market @ The Den, 423 College St. A market setting the tone for Ontario’s entrepreneurs to sell and promote their products, while consumers and supporters explore and shop local. Clothing, jewelry, home decor, bath and body, and food. Runs 7-11 p.m. both nights.

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 Girl Crush: The Ethics of Self-Care @ Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave. Climb out of your bathtubs, give your essential oil diffusers the night off, and ask some big questions about the idea of self-care. Featured speakers for the evening are Farrah Khan, Gein Wong, Denise Balkissoon, Jenna Parret, and Anique Jordan. $10 advance tickets available online, with net profits going to the Families of Sisters in Spirit, a grassroots group of families of missing murdered Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people and ally-friends.

10 pm Sore Hands, Hidden Tears @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Gripe about the people in your life and drown your tears until you feel like picking yourself off the barstool to create new regrets, pain, and suffering. There’ll be a soundtrack of classic country to help you along.

THURSDAY

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 Rewind @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A new DJ night featuring the best in RnB and UK garage!

FRIDAY

10 pm Bad News @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Thee Blitzkrieg Slop a.k.a. garage, soul, ’60s trash, and rock ‘n’ roll. With DJs Neil and Derek.

10 pm Goodies: Silk Edition @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Don your lux and fabulous silk apparel – lingerie, robes, scarves, and even pajamas! DJs Ace Dillinger, Lulu Wei, and Sexton fill your ears with pop, RnB, house, and club.

10 pm Kareem The Dream @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. The ultimate smooth party groove. Hip-hop, dancehall, soul, RnB – everything you need.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A night of naughty dancefloor goodies, from soul and funk to reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall. DJs Gramera and Linx on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. $10.

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 pm Best Fiends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Brains4Brkfst and Death Cohen. $5.

10 pm I ? ? I Presents: Jon Fay @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ sets by NYC’s Jon Fay (Mörk/Lobster Theremin), Yohei Saka b2b Taylor Richard (I ? ? I), and Thought Project (Discrete Tapes/Child’s Play). $5 before midnight, more after.

11 pm Course of Time @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A night dedicated to modern dance music. Featuring DJ Action, Kings of the North, and Squirt DJs. Graphics and visuals By Phil Armson. $10.

SATURDAY

8 pm DJ Skate Nights @ Harbourfront Centre (Natrel Rink), 235 Queen’s Quay W. Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party returns with a stellar lineup of local and international DJs. This week, 1 LOVE T.O. kicks off its 10 year anniversary with DJs DLux and Yuknodis spinning funk, hip-hop, R&B, and house alongside host Tyrone Tyrone ‘T-rex’ Edwards.

9 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 Sweetback @ Cadillac Jenkins, 930 Queen St. W. Sweetback returns to the cozy confines of Cadillac Jenkins to fill the dance floor with the funktastic sounds of disco love. DJs JChameleon and David James take you on a voyage into the roots of modern dance music, exploring the outer reaches of funk, disco, soul, acid-jazz, and space-disco.

10 pm Stop In The Name of Love: Motown Party Valentine’s @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Come shimmy and shake your tail feather as Motown Party celebrates Valentine’s Day! DJs Misty and Caff play The Supremes, Otis Redding, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and more of the best and brightest music from the Motown, Northern Soul, and Stax labels throughout the night. $5 in in advance and at the door.

10 pm All Soul’d Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills on two turntables spinning old school hip-hop, party jams, dancehall, reggae, and RnB.

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 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 Can Con @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJ Orange Pekoe plays all the Drake, Celine, Weeknd, and Shania you can even stand while the men of Boylesque T.O. entertain you with their go-go dancing. Canadian tuxedos encouraged. $5.

10 pm Get It Together @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Kensington Market’s open format dance party welcoming all genres, all styles, and all people. Selections by Mikey McFly. $5.

10 pm It’s All Good @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs General Eclectic and Splattermonkey spin all-90s hip-hop, house, and rock! The best all killer and no filler selections from 1990 to 1999, so expect to hear stuff like Wu-Tang, Pixies, Nirvana, etc. Nostalgic moments guaranteed, because It’s All Good, baby! $10.

11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am The Leslieville Flea @ The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), 55 Mill St. A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Free entry. Until 4 pm.

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

7:30 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. Come for the trivia, stay for the episode and the JuJy Fruits! Maybe you’ll win a contest. Trivia at 8 pm.

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

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  1. March 2, 2017

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