Toronto Hit List: No Chill, Feministry, Bad News Birthday Bash, 69 Sides of Love & 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 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.

8 pm Collective Arts Brewing x Gladstone Hotel Collab Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. West Queen West’s favourite art hotel meets Toronto’s favourite new brewer to collab on a monthly party with some of Canada’s favourite bands and DJs! Featuring live performances by Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State and Callan Furlong. All Collective Arts brews on tap for $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 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 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.

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!

FRIDAY

8 pm Winter 2016 Opening Party @ Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queen’s Quay W. Join Power Plant for a free party to celebrate the opening of their Winter 2016 season, and be among the first to see the gallery’s upcoming installations by world-renowned artists. Cash bar available all evening, exhibitions on view until May 15.

9 pm Let’s Dance @ Remix Lounge, 1305 Dundas St. W. A David Bowie tribute, presented by Toronto’s iconic ’80s all-night dance spot The Twilight Zone, in collaboration with DJs Dee Jay Avery Tanner, Ivan Palmer, and Lazarus. Prizes for the best ’80s hairstyle and wardrobe! Post your requests on the Facebook wall. $10 in advance, more at the door.

10 pm No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. No wallflowers, no screw-faces, no inhibitions, NO CHILL. With Kid MK, Mike Don’t, and DJ Downunda playing high-energy hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, and more. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Feministry @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJ Cam Lee and special guest Victoria Cheong select and share music made by and for fems, womyn, queers, and allies. Come dance and celebrate! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm David Bowie vs. Everybody Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Celebrate David Bowie with a night dedicated to his hits in contrast to the biggest tunes of today and the artists he inspired. It’s David Bowie vs. the best of the rest, with drink specials, live dance performances by The Girls Club, and of course a sea of Bowie tunes to dance it out. What makes this party special? It’s a VIDEO dance party with VJ Efsharp! $10 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts: Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims. $5.

10 pm Can You Feel It? @ Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St. W. Join DJs Valerie Dour and Brandon Gibson-DeGroote for a trip through the golden years of late ’80s/early ’90s rave, including a special mid-90s electronica anthems set guaranteed to help you relive those days of big baggy jeans, snug hoodies, and big-bead necklaces. $5 to dance the night away.

10 pm Shindig @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Your favourite ’50s and ’60s soul and R&B party is back again at The Piston! With resident DJs General Eclectic and Splattermonkey spinning the best 7” 45 RPM soul and R&B records of all time!

10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Screaming psych, beat treats, mod movers, hi-fi sci-fi, and disk wizardry with DJ Leafy Chiefy and guests.

10 pm Nino Brown @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Nino Brown and special guests spin hip-hop, soca, RnB, and dancehall. Deep grooves that transcend.

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.

10 pm Let All The Children Boogie @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. The very best tunes of days gone by. Glam rock, disco, punk, post punk, electronic. The godfathers of good tunes will all be there … Bowie, Eno, Iggy, Lou. The whole gang.

10 pm All That: Round 2 @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. All That is back for the second week in a row with all things ’90s! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

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

7 pm Long Winter @ Galleria Mall, 1245 Dupont St. This month, winter concert series Long Winter pleased to announce a special event at a somewhat bygone but very much cherished space, The Galleria Mall. The main courts and hallways of the mall will be filled with music, dance, projects, and installations. Limited tickets available at the door.

8 pm DJ Skate Nights: Wavelength x Synthesexer @ 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, DJ P-Plus brings the old school to life at the Natrel Rink for FLOW 93.5 FM night.

10 pm Bad News Birthday Bash @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Bad News, the all-vinyl rock and soul dance party, is celebrating two years of existence! Join DJs Neil and Derek for raw ’60s soul, trash, and rock ‘n’ roll, all at 45 RPM. Free cupcakes while supplies last!

10 pm 69 Sides of Love @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. A freaky night of soul, funk, dance, and disco: Motown masters, Stax superstars, hidden-gem heroes, heavyweight hits. D.A. Tyson spinning VINYL all night, no MP3s

10 pm Deny Everything @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. DJs Drangle and Weed Mom play disco, post-disco, punk, post-punk, new wave, no wave, kraut, psych, Britpop, synthpop, dream pop, and whatever else they want.

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Baby Phat @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Late ’90s/early ’00s rap music. Heavy bling and baby pink attire encouraged! Cover is .50 cent.

10 pm Panic @ Cabal, 782 King St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s spotlight is The Cure. $10.

10 pm Wink @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Winks provides you with the music that makes you shake a tail. This is the party that will have you partying into the wee hours.

10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Soulfinger (L.A.) share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $10.

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 Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and What’s Her Problem. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Panic @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night featuring a variety of music that will be delightful to people of all demographics. Special guest appearance by the Pixperience Photo Booth. Visuals potentially provided by Zhangbang Electronics. $5.

10 pm Stones Place Saturday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Saturday 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.

10 pm Footprints @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. An open-format dance party bringing you the best dance floor music from the past to current day! You’ll hear everything from vintage latin, afrobeat, reggae, ska, and tropical beat edits to hip-hop, trap, house, disco, soul, funk, and a bunch more in between! Featuring resident DJs Jason Palma and General Eclectic. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

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

11 pm Itzsoweezee 5th Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Celebrating five years of bringing music and partying to the masses! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.

SUNDAY

3 pm A Taste of Holland @ Hitch, 1216 Queen St. E. Toronto’s favourite (and only!) Dutch pop-up Borrel returns to beloved Leslieville local, Hitch for a “gezellig” afternoon of traditional Dutch comfort food and bar snacks. Until 8 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.

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

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