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.
9 pm Deep Freeze Wednesdays @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Embrace the chill! Join DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel in the front room for chill mid and downtempo indie tunes. $4.75 drinks.
10 pm Witch House @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Spooky beats and a groove that will have you feeling witchy. Green beer potions available if you dare!
6:30 pm Women Brewer’s Beer Dinner @ The Craft Brasserie 107 Atlantic Ave. Join The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies on International Women’s Day 2018 for a special beer dinner featuring beers all brewed by women brewers or women in the craft beer industry. Tickets include a welcome beer, four-course dinner with beer pairings, and a Q&A with SOBDL and the women brewers. $85 tickets available online, with a portion of sales being donated to Canadian Women’s Foundation.
7 pm The Vagina Dialogues: International Women’s Day Edition @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. An interactive cocktail night in celebration of women, and in support of women The evening features women power-themed cocktails, “Vagina 101” with Dr Marnie Luck, Women in 2018: Power and Progress Panel, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts created by the Drake’s catering team.$85 tickets available online, with all proceeds from the event being donated to Toronto women’s drop-in centre Sistering.
8 pm Danger!! Karaoke @ Reposado, 136 Ossington Ave. Anyone can do karaoke, but what about karaoke where you don’t get to pick the song?! Danger!! is a karaoke night where your song is chosen for you (from a themed playlist) at random by the host. This month’s theme is Love / Hate / XXX.
9 pm Bechdel Tested x Swan Dive: Women’s Night @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. A night of unbridled feminist fun. DJs Lana Leprich and Chandler Levack join Bechdel Tested for a soirée filled with eclectic, women-centric sonic selections, visuals from your fave ’80s and ’90s lady cartoons, and BOUNTIFUL, GENDER-NEUTRAL DORITOS, guaranteed to be #CrunchyAF!
9 pm Knockout: DJ’s Choice @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Only the best in heavy reggae and rare soul, all on original vinyl!
10 pm Bey Dey @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday in March, Bangs & Blush is breaking out the BEY and throwing the most bootylicious party! Rap, hip-hop, top 40, and loads of Queen B. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm The Throwback @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. DJ Gramera and Dennis P of SoulSkank take over the Drake Hotel lounge and fill the air with smooth beats and silky saxophone sounds. End the night in a fun groove as they take you through classic music eras in true throwback Thursday fashion.
10 pm Rock ‘n’ Roll Witchcraft @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. A splash of rock ‘n’ roll, 69 tears of garage, a dash of surf, 77 spoons of punk rock, a pinch of powerpop, and a sprinkle of old school rap… DJ Nora Noise is ready for another night of love and black magic!
10 pm Scissors @ May, 876 Dundas St. W. It’s back. It’s hot. It’s time. House music for beautiful queers and their cherished friends. $5.
10 pm Mongobash @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. DJ Mongobeat (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and DJ Squaresville bring a special selection of 45s to rock the Friday night at Lucky Shrike. Come listen to some savage rock ‘n’ roll, garage, soul, frat rock, Brazilian nuggets, freakbrega, and a touch of psych. No cover, so you can save your cash drinks!
10 pm Boosie Fade @ Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. The boys of Boosie Fade back for another ceiling-slapping banger certain to make your headtop spin. It’s a place where you’ll hear songs by artists like: Cardi B feat. 21 Savage, Beyonce, Migos, Travis Scott, Kodie Shane, Nipsey Hussle, and many more. $10.
10 pm Turn Back Time: 80s Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Strap on your sweatbands! Good Kids are gonna get you back in shape with Turn Back Time, a night dedicated to playing ’80s jams designed to help you shed those lazy Netflix-watching winter pounds. Costumes encouraged. $10 advance tickets available online.
10 pm My Bad @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush brings you another ridiculous My Bad dance party featuring all the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s crap you can handle. $5.
10 pm Soul Flower @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Shake your pants to DJ General Eclectic’s curated collection of ’60s/70s psych rock, southern soul, raw funk, and classic rock.
10 pm Futura @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Bass, dancehall, leftfield hip-hop, futureboogie, wave, and minimal R&B with Wavgods, Andycapp, and Andy B Bad. For futurists only. $5.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. ’90s/00s guilty pleasures dance party with Bangs & Blush! 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 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 Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residents Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist. $10.
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.
11 pm Sucio @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJ Grump brings this party to the Underground, featuring a healthy dose of latin bass, dancehall, and trap. $10.
10 am The World of the Fatimids Opening @ Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr. A landmark exhibition that sheds light on one of history’s most intriguing and vibrant civilizations, the Fatimids. Visitors will see a collection of rare objects such as luminous ceramics, intricate carvings shaped from delicate rock crystal, luxury objects, and artifacts on loan from international collections including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom; and collections from Italy, Germany, and Denmark to name a few. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students, and $10 for children. Exhibition runs through July 2.
10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s synthesexiest sexy synthy alternative electro dance party with DJs Little Kicks, ARP 2600, and Digits! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. $10.
10 pm Up Late @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Watu plays tunes to keep you up all night: ’70s funk, ’80s pop, ’90s hip-hop and R&B.
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 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 Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Chicago’s finest, Tim and Teddy, spinning the best and boldest funk across the decades. $5.
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 Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A special evening dedicated to exploring the many tropical rhythms and sounds of the past for the dance floor. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest La Mano Peluda (Canicule Tropicale, Montreal) share a top-notch selection of Indo, Afro, Latin, Arabic, Asian, Brazilian, Balkan, and Caribbean. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.
10 pm There’s Something About Mary: 90s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Get that “hair gel” ready! Sneaky Dee’s is playing your favourite ’90s jams all night long. $5 advance tickets available online.
11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Jay Jolliffe and guests take you on a rollercoaster ride through the biggest songs in hip-hop and RnB. $10.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
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