Toronto Hit List: No Chill, Big Primpin’, U Still Up?, Bowie’s Birthday Weekend & more!


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.

10 pm Bloodbath @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Inspired by the blood rave scene from Blade. ’90s techno, goth, and hip-hop + screenings of the Blade trilogy, From Dusk Til Dawn, Lost Boys, and episodes of Buffy.


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!

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 No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, live remixes, and more with DJ Mike Don’t. $5.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Shandy Kern, Jordan Kern, and Keith Hamilton bring you the smoothest sounds of the ’70s and ’80s! $5 to step aboard.

10 pm Rhythm & Booze @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Soul, funk, and R&B from the ’50s to the ’00s with DJ Misty! $12 beer + shot drink special all night long. $5.

10 pm Where Does This Disco? @ Farside, 600 Gerrard St. E. A free night of mutant and Italo disco, indie electronic, and psych-pop, selected by Digits (of Synthesexer, Silent Shout, Pop Lobster).

10 pm Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A pulsating dance party rocking the retro sounds of the 1990s and early 2000s! Hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music all night. $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm Ramzi with Raf Reza and Ex-T @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Ramzi debuts her hybrid set comprising of live and DJ elements at Bambi’s, with support from locals Raf Reza and Ex-T. Deep dubby riddims will carry you through nu tropic soundscapes. $10 before midnight, $15 after.

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 (f.k.a. A Digital Needle) and Cyclist. $10.

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

10:30 pm Big Primpin’: New Fate @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Re-orient your body towards a new fate, with Max Mohenu and Sikh Knowledge spinnng hot tracks for LGBTQ people and their guests! For line bypass, email $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.


7 pm U Still Up? @ Super Wonder Gallery, 584 College St. Super Wonder Gallery is featuring a number of female vendors selling art and merchandise and then turning the hell up for a sweet dance party with DJs Jackie Den, Fistina Gaguilera, RALPH, and MADDEE. All ladies, all night! $5 before 10 pm, $10 after.

8 pm DJ Skate Nights: Soul On Ice @ Harbourfront Centre (Natrel Rink), 235 Queen’s Quay W. The World Famous Soul Kitchen kicks off the new year with a little Soul On Ice. Groove along to an evening of soul as Jester and Kid Kut bring the vibes – from Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye to Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake. Skate and helmet rentals available. Until 11 pm.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ’60s mod, soul, and reggae record dance party with DJ Nico + special guests Flipped Out Phil (Subterranean Jungle), Derek B (Bad News Rock & Soul Party), Classy Craig (Leather Uppers, Tijuana Bibles), and Jonny Trash (The Trash/Trasheteria, Spanky’s). Sponsored by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $5/10 cover.

10 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. New year, new venue, same intense devotion to Missy Elliott! Featuring DJ Orange Pekoe playing top drawer hip-hop and R&B by female artists + Beardoncé’s life-changing 12:30 floorshow. $10.

10 pm Ready, Steady, GO! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, ’60s-90s pop and rock – come shake yer pants with DJ Brother Wayne!

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive, dance party, blowout spectacular! Party jams and freedom.

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 Tapette: Édition Village @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. The first Tapette party of 2018 tumbles into Glad Day for a wild night of French pop, disco, and house. Special Tapette cocktails before midnight and DJ Phillippe spinning all night! $7.

10 pm PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $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.

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.


4:30 pm Bowie’s Birthday Weekend: The Hunger Screening @ Royal Cinema, 608 College St. The Royal kicks off their ode to the incomparable David Bowie with Tony Scott’s neo-gothic vampire classic The Hunger. The film stars Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as Miriam and John, a pair of vampire lovers who have been together since the 18th century, and now spend their nights stalking New York’s downtown club scene in search of fresh blood. $10 advance tickets available online.

7 pm Bowie’s Birthday Weekend: Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars Screening @ Royal Cinema, 608 College St. A screening of David Bowie’s final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater, captured on film by director D.A. Pennebaker. Pre-show at 7 pm, screening at 8. $14 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.

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