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Toronto Hit List: Björk Party III, Yes Yes Y’all 8 Year Anniversary, All Soul’d Out, The Trinity Bellwoods Flea & more!

March 14th-17th Secret Sessions: The Movie Experience @ location TBA. Don’t just go to a movie, live it! This fusion of live theatre and film allows you to be transported into the world of a cult classic film. To add to the fun, you won’t know which film you’re starring in until you arrive at the event. (Location will be revealed 24 hours before the event with dress code, hints, and clues arriving after ticket purchase). $60 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.

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 Rhythm Soul Toronto @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Grab your friends and get dressed up to the nines for a night of dancing to the best live soul music from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and ’10s by the St. Royals! $10, with all proceeds going to arts-based charity Artbound.

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 St. Paddy’s Pregame @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush will be rolling out everything you wanna hear from the ’90s til now while Clinton’s serves up $5 pints of green organic and $5 shots of Jameson all night long!

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

10 pm DJ Punchy @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Britpop, alt-rock, and retro with DJ Punchy. Cheap drinks and good times!

10 pm Isn’t Anything @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJ Pammm and special guest Katherine McFarlane spin indie rock, distorted pop, college rock, shoegaze, nerd heroes, and other associated sounds. Many free snacks!

FRIDAY

11 am St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Dublin Calling, 250 Adelaide St. W. Dublin Calling is throwing an all-day St. Patrick’s Day Patrick complete with a live band and DJ, Guinness swag giveaways, pub games, and Paddy Pancakes for the first 100 guests. $15 in advance and at the door.

1 pm St. Paddy’s Day-Long Extravaganza @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. In honour of this fine leprechaunic fortune, the Gladstone is celebrating with an all-day bonanza for the ages! Warm up from 1-3 pm with early bird prizes, followed by live entertainment, DJ Manalang at 7, and the legendary Good Enough Live Karaoke at 9. Deals on Woodhouse Brewing Co. all day long.

7 pm Soup Du Jour by Fucci Opening Reception @ Onlyonegallery, 5 Brock Ave. Post-pop artist Fucci’s premier solo exhibition, Soup Du Jour, comes to Toronto following a successful run of exhibitions in the United States and Europe. The exhibition presents a vibrant mixture of themes and mediums, including limited edition lifestyle collaborations, prints, and paintings. Until 11 pm. Exhibition runs through April 7.

7 pm St. Paddy’s Day Shamrock Shaker @ Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, 250 Adelaide St. W. Celebrate the ‘Luck of the Irish’ with a little twang. DJ Moonshine spinning the best country bangers + $4.75 lucky green brews and $6 shamrock shooters. $15 in advance and at the door.

9 pm Björk Party III @ Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. A night of only Björk hits. Phillippe in the DJ booth + performance by Leelando Mitchell. Outfits encouraged! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

9 pm My Bad St. Patrick’s Day @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush is bringing you an evening of all your favourite crap you can dance a jig to with this ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s guilty pleasure dance party! Wham, Puff Daddy, Shania Twain, Guns N Roses, Hall and Oates, Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Phil Collins, The Go-Gos, The Spice Girls, and more. $5.

10 pm Yes Yes Y’all 8 Year Anniversary @ Nest, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around turns eight! Tasha Rozez, Lissa Monet, and Matthew Progress join the YYY Crew this month. $10.

10 pm Fuck It: St. Patrick’s Day Edition @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend your St. Patrick’s Day with Bangs & Blush, dancing to Drake, Hanson, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, Venga Boys, Bieber, Will Smith, Spice Girls, Eminem, Jay-Z, Disney music, and more. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Mint @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Tender greens with tuff ‘n’ weird traxx in the Grotto. Vibrant Matter + Jaime Sin + Pø NY.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, beats, and riddims with DJs Gramera and Linx on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. $5 Jameson all night! $10.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty play the best of the Motown label and their contemporaries. $5.

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 No Fiddles! St. Patrick’s Day @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Granny Pantys promises a night of good, solid rock ‘n’ roll, post-punk, maybe a little jive, maybe a little Motown and soul… but no fiddles! Shot of Jameson + tall can of Guinness for $10.

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 new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap and dancehall to empower the youth. $5.

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

11 am Guinness St. Patrick’s Day @ Polson Pier, 11 Polson St. Toronto’s waterfront is being transformed into an epicentre of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! Featuring a 45,000-square foot sprawling beer hall, live performances, authentic Irish dancers, games, and of course, hundreds of fresh, delicious flapjacks served up for the occasion.

1:30 pm Classic Rock Rock-Out with Army of Sass @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Get yourself on the d-floor Saturday afternoon with the ladies from Army of Sass for a dance class inspired by the classics! Email toronto@armyofsass.com to register (limited spots available). PWYC.

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 Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2017, played in chronological order). The Goin’ Steady DJs play the absolute best dance tracks from every era – unexpect the accepted except exceptional exceptions AND DANCE! $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

10 pm St. Patrick’s Day Motown Party @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Come shimmy and shake your tail feather as Motown Party celebrates St. Patrick’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 advance and at the door.

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.

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

10 pm Vogue: A Madonna Themed Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Come on, vogue. Sneaky Dee’s celebrates the Queen of Pop! $5 advance tickets available online.

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 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 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 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 Model Future Presents: ÈBONY Long Distance/Order EP Release Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Coming off the first release of Blue Star/In the Valley, ÈBONY drops a new EP on the imprint Long Distance/Order. The night’s festivities will also feature Antwon Faulkner of Hijacked Records Detroit and 247ESP of Model Future Records. $5.

10:30 pm Back In The Day @ Revival, 783 College St. A tribute to ’90s old school hip-hop, R&B, dance, house, reggae, and pop with DJs Starting From Scratch and R2. Email info@themarqueemedia.com for bottle service inquiries and guest list.

10:30 pm Nasty Women @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A celebration of electro females who gives no fucks. With DJs Winnie and Phillippe + performances by Fay Slift, Nancy Bocock, and Scarlett BoBo. $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 Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with 40 of Toronto’s best, bringing you a spring-worthy selection of fashion, vintage, local, and handcrafted goods. Four-legged friends welcome! Until 4 pm.

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.

1 pm St. Patio’s Day @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Head up top to the Sky Yard for a St. Paddy’s Day Parade after party presented by Indie88 Toronto. DJ Soul Proprietor’s beats will make the top of your mornin’. Steam Whistle + Jameson Irish Whiskey for $5. Until 6.

2 pm 9th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Love cruelty-free cupcakes? Dairy-free donuts? Plant-based pies and tarts? Sample the best vegan sweets in Toronto from professional and home bakers at the 9th Annual Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off. $11.50 advance tickets (includes two tasting plates) available online.

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 experiencing a guided meditation, then getting your doodle and sketch on. $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.

8 pm Screen Queens Presents: Showgirls @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Join drag queen extraordinaire Allysin Chaynes for a screening of the 1995 flick Showgirls, live and potentially very drunk commentary, special guests, performances, drinking games, and plenty of surprises. Pre-show at 7:45 pm, movie at 8. $15 in advance, limited tickets available at the door.

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

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