Toronto Hit List: Electricladyland, Dirty Talk, Y2K Millennium Dance Party, Business Woman’s Special & more!

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.

10 pm Paisley @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. From the ashes of the ridiculous Smiths Is Dead evening comes Paisley. Britpop, indie (excluding that bogus EDM indie stuff), post-punk, garage, whatever.

10 pm Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Karaoke! Jessica Upton Crowe and Tom Avis host! Will this be the week someone finally sings “My Baby Takes The Morning Train”?

THURSDAY

5 pm Adult Colouring Workshop @ The Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen St. W. Let your inner child out and kick it old school with the Gladstone’s adult colouring-in every Thursday from 5 pm to close! Grab a beer and groove to some tunes while trying to stay in the lines. All supplies included.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

10 pm Draught Funx @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Old rock ‘n’ roll/punk, ’60s garage/psych, disco,’80s stuff, doowop, soul, rockabilly, whatevs! All on vinyl.

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, Bjork, Kate Bush, Broadcast, Robyn, Erykah Badu, Elastica, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Glasser, and on and on.

10 pm Strangelove @ Early Mercy, 540 King St. W. The infamous Strangelove party has arrived at King West’s newest bar/restaurant, Early Mercy. Join hosts Jonathan C and Josh Seaton as they enter the unseen, the society in the dark.

FRIDAY

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Pam and Diana play Italo, European synthpop, cosmic disco, Montreal sound, and dad jams.

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 Cold Crush @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. Straight-up no chaser for the hip-hop heads. DJs Damien D and Roberto (RPJ) dropping hot wax 12 inches for your listening pleasure, featuring hip-hop classics and rarities from 1983 to 1993.

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

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush invite you to another night chocked-full of the worst tunes from the ’90s and ’00s – only the guiltiest of pleasures will be played! $5.

10 pm Fuzz Nugs @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJs Christoph Duft, Jeremiah Knight, and Evan Lewis play a collection of danceable ’60s pop junk from their record collections. Girl group, garage, psychedelica, beat, and surf!

10 pm To Be Announced @ Lost & Found, 577 King St. W. Inspired by a sense of adventure intertwined with the sweet sadness of fading memories, Lost & Found presents a unique space for your discovery. Music by DJ iKHAN. For guestlist and table reservations, email rsvp@lost577.com.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s only sexy synthy alternative electro dance party! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs Digits, Little Kicks, and Shudder will be present to sex you up (music-wise). $5 early, $10 later.

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! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Friday night party with DJ Blush! Dance all night to the best of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll, soul, and pop at one of Toronto’s most legendary dance venues in the city of Toronto. Bring those dancing shoes – you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and smiling. $5.

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

8 pm DJ Skate Nights: Do Right on Ice @ Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Sharpen your skates and skills on the Natrel Rink as Toronto’s best winter block party returns to Harbourfront Centre! This week, Do Right Music label head John Kong takes you on a journey through the back catalogue of his very funky, all-Canadian music label. Expect lots of soul, jazz, funk, and a bit of disco!.

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: Solid Gold Disco Edition @ ROUND, 152-A Augusta Ave. Outside it’s winter, inside it’s all (DONNA) Summer. The power house DJ crew of Phil V, Diego Armand, Nino Brown, and Sammy Royale will be spinning all the disco classics. Tynomi Banks will leave you breathless. $6.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. An evening of inclusive, disco lovingness, soundtracked by transcendent tunes of positivity, and of matchless dance floor magnificence! Joining the jam is vocalist Amalia, a relative Toronto newcomer who has been likened to Chaka Khan and Teena Marie, has been championed by the likes of Q-Tip and Kimbra, and has been dubbed the “First Lady Of Modern Funk.” As always, residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist bring a mixed bag of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house.

10 pm THE BRTHDY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Free Polaroids ALL NIGHT! Cupcake hour provided by Baken Toronto. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

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 Bump N’ Hustle 2016 Kickoff Party @ The Rivoli (upstairs), 334 Queen St. W. Paul E Lopes and Mike Tull kicking the best in house, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, reggae, and everything else that bumps.
 Hosted by Carlos (Hot Stepper). For $5 early bird guestlist (before 11 pm), email hotstep@sympatico.ca; $10 otherwise.

11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.

SUNDAY

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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