Toronto Hit List: Brit Wacher Variety Show, Riverdale Prom, Pineapple Jam, Business Woman’s Special & more!

April 7th-9th Green Living Show @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building), 255 Front St. W. Taste the best in local food and wine, discover thousands of eco-friendly products, drive the latest green cars, experience interactive exhibits, enjoy inspirational speakers, and so much more at the 11th annual Green Living Show! $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

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.

7 pm “Bleeding Blue” Opening Reception @ Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd. Celebrate the start of the 2017 Blue Jays season with art and drinks at the Steam Whistle Roundhouse! Toronto-based artist Samara Shuter has captured the likeness of our boys in blue against her signature colourful backdrops. Until 11 pm. Artwork on display until April 30th.

10 pm Karaoke Kaos Wednesdays @ Stop, Drop & Roll, 300 College St. Karaoke night hosted by Steve-O. Lots of songs to choose from + $6 PBR tall cans and $4 Jagermeister shots.

THURSDAY

6 pm Brit Wacher Variety Show @ 96 Tears Vintage, 1714 Queen St. W. Shop contemporary fashion pieces from Brit Wacher’s Cosmic Boudoir FW17 and vintage from 96 Tears, enjoy live music performances, tarot card readings, complimentary Stiegl beer (while supplies last), a polaroid booth, and more. Until 11 pm.

6 pm “Layers: The Women Artists of Our City” Opening Reception @ 1446 Dundas St. W. A pop-up art show by Partial, featuring works by Lizz Aston, Anahita Azrahimi, Lori Ann Bellissimo, Sandra Brewster, Nicole Crozier, Linda DeLuca, Katelyn GalluccI, Laura Heaney, Elisabeth Heidinga, Kaitlin Johnson, Olga KlosowskI, Nadine Maher, Vanessa McKernan, Adria Mirabelli, Frances Patella, Lauren Pirie, and Dori Vanderheyden. A percentage of proceeds will go towards Sistering. Until 10 pm.

7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A trivia night with the emphasis on entertainment (movies, TV, music). This is the payoff for all the television you’ve been watching. Prizes and cheap drinks all night!

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.

8 pm Know The Ledge: Golden Age Hip-Hop Trivia @ Laylow Beer Bar & Eatery, 1144 College St. Form a colorfully named crew of up to six and embark on rounds of rap stats spanning the ’80s and ’90s. So if you’ve ever wondered “If heads only knew how I felt about the rap game,” here’s your chance to drop Jewelz on Judgement Night in the name of Edutainment. PWYC.

9 pm Back to Life @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Collectif NUDE teams up with Move Forward Music to bring New York’s first UK club night to Toronto. With Khalil – (Livin’ Proof) and Pauli LoveJoy + special guest DJ set by JAYEMKAYEM. $10 advance tickets available online.

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 Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and more.

10 pm Big Bird Boogie @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Surf, glam, Motown, and rock ‘n’ roll with DJ Dan! $4 Four Roses and $6 pints of Duggans Phi.

FRIDAY

6 pm Toronto Art Book Fair Spring Preview Party @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. Celebrate the first days of spring with the launch of TOABF’s fresh-off-the-press, limited-run 2017 broadsheet, the musical stylings of Julia Dickens and Alicia Nauta, and a delicious beverage from Junction Craft Brewery.

8 pm Riverdale Prom @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. DJ Wolf Pup spinnin’ prom tunes all night + Josie & The Pussycats cover band performing all the hits from the classic 2001 film. $10 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Pineapple Jam @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. DJ Keen One running all your favorite hip-hop and RnB classics as well as some select new cuts. $10.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Soul, funk, soul, reggae, ska, dancehall, and Motown in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the wax + Dennis P on the sax. $5.

10 pm Can You Feel It? @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Join DJs Valerie Dour and ARP 2600 for a trip through the golden years of electronic music, from summers of love to the dawn of Y2K. Guaranteed to help you relive those days of big baggy jeans, snug hoodies, and big-bead necklaces. $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad rock, and R&B. $10.

10 pm Wyze Gyal @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Four DJs. Four different sounds. Four wyld hours of afro-beats, soca, techno, Baltimore club, your momma’s favourite old school jams, hip-hop, house, and ballroom. $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 pm Blem Haus @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Lee Paradise, OGQT, and A.S. Matthews play music for you. Dance away the negativity. $5.

10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 63 Ossington Ave. Spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.

10 pm Best Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Dance party with DJs (and friends) Brains4Brkfst and Death Cohen. $5.

10:30 pm Big Primpin’: Search It @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBT people and their guests. With DJs Recklezz and Craig Dominic. For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $7.

11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking Edition @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Wear your floral best! BWS will even accept flower crowns, Coachella darling. With DJs Sammy Royale, Nino Brown, and Diego Armand + debut performance from Donnarama. $7.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A monthly disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence supplied by residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist. $10.

10 pm Verses @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Who has the best barz? DJs Vaughan and Ace Dillinger play rap, R&B, dancehall, house, grime, and futurebeats. $5.

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). $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Traphall Boyz @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Trap and rap music, with selections by Maarton and Osapisthefuture.

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 Hypnotic Mindscapes: Andrew James Gustav @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Hypnotic Mindscapes returns to Bambi’s to welcome Toi Toi Musik affiliate Andrew James Gustav. Expect a diverse and dancefloor-focused set filled with energy, character, and groove from this rising talent. With support from Cosmic JD and Zenta. $10 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $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 Whatever You Like Feat. Sgt Garbage @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All hits, all night with spicy DJs that’ll really get you moving and shaking. It’s the good stuff – the prom that never was!

10 pm Big Jacks x Jenno @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap, R&B, and a likkle dancehall (now + 00s classics) with DJs Big Jacks and Jenno. $10.

10 pm All Vinyl Everything @ The Den, 423 College. No laptops. No serato. Just turntables and vinyl. Mista Jiggz, DJ Agile, and Mensa will be loading up their crates and recreating that house party vibe alongside special guest Mastermind. Free before 10:30 pm on guestlist (email info@browneyesentertainment.com).

10 pm Boy Meets World ’90s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Throwin’ it back to a time when things were simpler, Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter were always getting in trouble with Mr. Feeny, every boy had a crush on Topanga, and every girl had a crush on Jack Hunter. Join Sneaky Dee’s as they reminisce about being young again, all to the soundtrack of the best ’90s music. ’90s attire encouraged! $5 early bird tickets available online.

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 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.

11 pm Ubuntu @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Dr. Mephisto and Juergen Mügen take you on a musical journey from Chicago to Cape Town to a destination unknown. Pack your body and come explore the raw rhythms of afrobeats, hiphop, funk, afrohouse, and soukous. $10 advance tickets available online.

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia + guest DJ Tabs! Hosted by More or Les. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Gadsden’s Vintage Clothing Show @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Shop a from a select group of high-end vintage clothing vendors from across Ontario and Quebec! Until 5 pm.

11 am Parkdale Flea @ Northern Contemporary, 1266 Queen St. W. Parkdale Flea is back with an eclectic selection of local vendors. Antique, vintage, collectables, handmade, jewellery, local artisans, crafts, food and drink, good vibes, and more! Free entry and dog friendly. Until 6 pm.

3:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Social @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. Join Box of Kittens and Justin (of alienInFlux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip, and the founder of Harvest Festival) for another edition of Sunday Afternoon Social. In the North Wing: Tush (live disco), Mike Gibbs, Jamie Kidd, and Fabio Palermo. In the South Wing: Mightycat (Montreal), Leelee Mishi and Zuzana Grimm, Faetal, and Kiki Le Freak. $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.

10 pm Easy Item Sunday @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Chris MaGee spins post-punk, new wave, garage rock, dance punk, art punk, and leftfield disco.

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

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