Toronto Hit List: The Fabulous Dreamboats, Boosie Fade, I’m Going Downstairs, Bellwoods Flea & more!

WEDNESDAY

8 pm Punk Rock Bingo @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Drink specials, prizes, sporadic performances, and bingo! A buck a card to play, and don’t forget your lucky trinkets. Hosted by Jenna Syde with special guests. Tunes by Triple-X. Post-punk dance party after the games.

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis, James Redi, and special guests. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY

6:30 pm THE SINGHAMPTON PROJECT will be playing at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St. W) The Singhampton Project is a film about well renowned Toronto Chef, Michael Stadtlander. In it, Chef teams up with a prolific Landscape Artist to create 7 gardens in which they will grow, cook, and serve a 7-course meal for 20 nights for hundreds of lucky guests. Tickets are $11.00/$8 for Bloor Members and FREE for PIF members. www.singhamptonproject.com

7 pm Artist Project Opening Night Party Vol. 8 @ Better Living Centre (Exhibition Place), 195 Prince’s Blvd. Celebrate the kick-off to Toronto’s hottest contemporary art fair! Music by DJs Vinny Grüvhunter and J-Lah. Art performances by OCAD University’s Alex Beriault and Artist in a Box and installation by Bruno Billio. $28 advance tickets available online, with a portion of ticket sales donated to the Canadian Art Foundation.

10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.

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 and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with the ULTIMATE 2000’s 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 DJ Downunda @ Crawford, 718 College St. Trap, rap, RnB, and bangers! Hosted by Miss Olivia and Kermit. $5 bar rail + $4 shots and jello shooters.

10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.

10 pm Spooky Bitch: British Invasion Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. This month, Spooky Bitch celebrates all of your U.K. doom/gloom/new wave/punk/goth/retro/electro faves. Tunes provided by DJ Brian Duval.

FRIDAY

10 pm The Fabulous Dreamboats @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. The Fabulous Dreamboats are back at Junction City Music Hall for another night of nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll fun! All your favourite ’50s and ’60s hits + DJ Misty spinning those candy hits in between!

10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Silly Ho down edition. Diego Bros play ’90s and ’00s RnB and hip-hop all night long! (February babies, post your birthday requests on the Facebook page.) Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Magnifique @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Your standard selection of Electronic Future Music (EFM). Italo, disco, house, techno, and legowelt with DJs Jason Fowler and Joel Eel. $5.

10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. Bambii joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before midnight, more after.

10 pm Deep Freeze Meltdown Dance Party @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Time to melt the ice! Britpop dance party with DJs Davy Love, Sandro Perri, and Benjamin Boles. Proceeds to help out a friend with cancer. $10.

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 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.

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, RnB, party jams, and deep grooves.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Scissors @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJs Whitewolf, Fawn BC, and Shamanta Chandran play luscious and heavy house music that will make you feel like you’re poolside in St.Tropez. Free before midnight, $5 after.

10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.

10 pm Bring It Back @ Crawford, 718 College St. Old school with a touch of new school courtesy of DJ Epik and special guest Downunda. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W.DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SATURDAY

11 am Bellwoods Flea @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. There’s a new market in town! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage – all in one place. There will also be classic films, music, food, video games and, of course, the bar will be open for service. Until 6 pm.

10 pm Boosie Fade @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. The best new and newish rap on the market from your favourite cookie and luscious lyon cosplayers, DJ Yung Adult and Jordan Sowunmi. Expect music like: that new Drizzy, PND PND PND, Migos Migos Migos, A$AP Ferg, Future, Yeezy, and more.

10 pm I’m Going Downstairs @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Myth Paradise Music presents a night of basement music at Unlovable. Todd Westendorp and Cameron Hildebrandt playing the finest in soul, jazz, gospel, funk, and disco for you and yours.

10 pm Diva vs. Diva @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. From Azealia to Beyonce to Missy to Bjork to Ciara to Cher to Robyn to Madonna to M.I.A. to Mariah to Janelle to Freedia to Rihanna to RuPaul to Gaga to Britney, bitch to Whitney, and many more. Celebrate these GROWN WOMEN with DJs Mary Mack and Bro.

10 pm For The Trill @ Crawford, 718 College St. For everyone who keeps it 100. Hip-hop and trap bangers in your ear! With DJs Downunda and Rufio. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

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 All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills spins through his personal collection of hip-hop and slow jams. Dance party extreme.

10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap bangers all night with DJs Patrick McGuire and Adam Jackson. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Victor Undergroundvibe joins the usual funky suspects Famous Lee and DJ Serious for a night of funk and modern soul delights. $5.

10 pm Get It Together: Deep Freeze Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. February is the worst for weather, so come warm up on the dance floor. All genres, all genres, and all peoples welcome! Selections by Mikey McFly. $5.

10 pm Acid Bath @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Extended acid house DJs sets by SINS and SΛRIN. $5.

10 pm Boing @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave. An evening of French music with DJ Madame Hair.

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

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. Until 4 pm.

6 pm A Night At the Oscars @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Celebrating everyone’s favourite award show in true Drake style! Put on your best threads and play the Drake’s Oscar pool while snacking on free popcorn from the kitchen. There will be great prizes to be won and a special bubbly menu to choose from.

6:30 pm Bloor Broadcast: 87th Academy Awards @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Join Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a free night of fun and entertainment including trivia, contests, prizes, and surprises. Come casual or go glam! Hosted by The Templeton Philharmonic (Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton) and Bloor Hot Docs Cinema programmer Robin Smith. Limited number of same-day tickets available beginning at 1 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.

9:30 pm Karaoke Sundays @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Karaoke, everySunday night! Hosted by Cajo.

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

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