Toronto Hit List: Jamz 6 Year Anniversary, Divas Only, Take A Chance, True Crime Trivia & more!

April 28-29th Hit The Floor @ John Bassett Theatre (Metro Toronto Convention Centre), 255 Front St. W. One of the world’s largest multi-style dance competitions returns to Toronto for its second edition. Hit The Floor features 1,500 dancers from over 45 dance schools from across Canada, as well as Flamers, an international dance school from Nairobi, Kenya. The two-day event will also include a public market with local vendors and several workshops. $35 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.

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.

THURSDAY

10 pm Sike! @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Psyche, garage, soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, new wave, and disco from the ’60s-80s with DJ Blush.

10 pm Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

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 Bingo Bango @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Real electro music all night with DJs Castelvi, Cryogenetic, and Butr.

10 pm Sup @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. Full Crate (Amsterdam, Rock The Boat) and local DJ Bambii play RNB, ghettohouse, dancehall, vogue, baile funk, footwork, early 2000s, Jersey club, etc. $6.

10 pm MELT @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. The first edition of MELT, showcasing amazing DJs from Toronto and around the world. First up: Neon Nuckles (NYC), Reddaughter (NYC), Internet Daughter (Bedroomer), and Walmer Convenience b2b Fil Jackson (Bedroomer, Ten Toes Turbo).

FRIDAY

7 pm 2018 CONTACT Festival Launch @ Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St. Join CONTACT for the launch of this year’s festival and the opening of exhibitions Scotiabank Photography Award – Shelley Niro; Nadia Myre – Acts That Fade Away; Scott Benesiinaabandan – newlandia: debaabaminaagwad; Ryan Walker – Voices in the Wilderness; and Maximum Exposure 23. Until 11 pm.

10 pm Jamz 6 Year Anniversary @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Jamz celebrates six years! Slater and Ty mashin’ heavy tunes from the ’90s to the ’00s, including DMX, J-Lo, Britney, Ludacris, Missy, Spice Girls, Mariah, Backstreet Boys, Ashanti, Destiny’s Child, and more. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Futura @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Futura has a new home on Dundas West. Bass, dancehall, leftfield hip-hop, futureboogie, wave, and minimal R&B with Wavgods, Andycapp, and First N Third.

10 pm Hung Up: Disco, Not Disco @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of disco, house music, and more with DJ LK and Streets. Old School, new school, and a dance floor for you to rule (complete with mood lighting). Bold looks encouraged! Free before 10:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Boosie Fade @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. The boys of Boosie are back with all of your favourite ceiling-slapping tunes from artists like Cardi B, Beyoncé, Drake, Super Future, Young Thugger, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, etc. $10.

10 pm Squad Goals: Golden Girls ’80s & ’90s Party @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Bring your squad and live out the night as your favourite Golden Girl. DJs Misty and Bojangles will be playing all the hits from the golden era of both television and music (the ’80s and ’90s) just like you’re all the way in Shady Pines.

10 pm DJ Teenage Werewolf @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Friday night freak out with DJ Teenage Werewolf! Rock, psych, soul, punk, and post-punk.

10 pm 90s Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Go back to the 1990s with Good Kids! ’90s music videos selected by DJ Caff, a photobooth, specialty cocktails, free glowsticks, and a $100 ’90s-themed costume contest! $10-15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Nino Brown spins hip-hop, soca, RnB, and dancehall. Deep grooves that transcend.

10 pm DJ Rhythmic Folk @ Farside, 600 Gerrard St. E. DJ Rhythmic Folk spins world, funk, and disco on vinyl.

10 pm Scream: Werewolf @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A night DEADicated to all things horror and things the go bump in the night! Join host Jacklynne Hyde and special guest Ash Ashlee Stewart as they howl the night away. Performances and dancing all night long, with beats provided by DJ Patrick Von Ghostwolf. $5.

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.

10:30 pm Divas Only: A Tribute to Beyoncé, Whitney & Mariah @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. Who Run the World? Girls. Glad Day and Juicy Moon Productions are bringing divas from across the decades under one roof with all the glamour, whistle notes, and wind machines you can handle! Glad Day will be transformed into a beautiful spring garden inspired by Beyoncé’s baby photos, so dress like a diva or dress in floral. DJs Craig Dom and Maggy on the decks + performances by Drag Queen Priyanka Love and Halal Bae. $7 before 11:30 pm or with an online ticket, $10 after.

11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ plays all your favourite bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Take A Chance @ Farside, 600 Gerrard St. E. Sexy Italo, futurist disco, cosmic dance, mutant wave, and synthpop with your host, Julia Dickens (DJ JD).

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. You will hear: The Strokes, David Bowie, Pulp, The Stooges, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Human League, Joy Division, Holy Ghost, Glass Candy, and lots more! Giveaways from Kops Records and Steamwhistle Brewery.

10 pm Guilty Pleasures @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Markoshi plays the songs you can’t help loving – really, really loud. Guilty pleasures all night long1

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, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Roll + Skank @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A DJ night with the hottest beats around. All the way from the U.K, this is what you’ve been waiting for.

10 pm Robyn vs. Abba @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. It’s a Swedish showdown as pop juggernauts Robyn and Abba go head to head! Special appearances by Ace of Base, Lykke Li, The Cardigans, Tove Lo, and more. DJ Aural on the decks, with performances by Igby Lizzard and Fay Slift. $5.

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 Panic @ Remix, 1305 Dundas St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more. This month’s spotlight is Simple Minds. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Jelly @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. Serving sounds all night to bounce to: House, trap, dancehall, vogue, club dembow, afro, electronic, and baile funk. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Six great DJs with different styles collide in a sweaty mash-up of fun. $5.

10 pm Roseanne: 80s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. In honor of Rosanne’s comeback, Sneaky Dee’s will be playing all your favourite ’80s hits all night long. $5 advance tickets available online.

10:30 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Baby G, 1608 Bloor St. W. Queer dance party featuring DJ Orange Pekoe playing nothing but the ladies of hip-hop and R&B + Bonbon Bontemps making your heart explode with joy at the world-destroying 12:30 floorshow. $10.

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For line bypass before midnight, submit names here (right side of the page). $10.

SUNDAY

11 am Veg Spring Market @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Celebrate spring awakening at the Veg Spring Market, featuring over 50 local businesses and a day full of educational workshops. Until 5 pm. $5 advance tickets available online.

3 pm True Crime Trivia @ I’ll Be Seeing You, 747 Queen St. E. Put your true crime knowledge to the test! Teams of 3-4 will compete in three rounds of questions (20-25 questions per round) for prizes. $12 advance 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.

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

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