Toronto Hit List: No Chill, Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party, With It, Guilty Pleasures & more!

Check out our 2016 Pride Guide for the hottest parties and must-attend events throughout the week.

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.

THURSDAY

8 pm Throwback Thursdays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Vinyl vibes on the Sky Yard all summer long with DJs spinning R&B, soul, hip-hop, and funk.

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 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 Mean Girls: A 2000s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dees, 431 College St. A night dedicated to the best jams of the 2000s, from Beyonce to JT and Avril to Gwen. $5 advance tickets available online.

FRIDAY

1 pm Electric Island @ Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island. The fully licensed concert and picnic series returns with world class talent! Featuring Tale of Us (Berlin), Ben Klock (Berlin), Marcel Dettmann (Berlin), Apollonia (Paris), and Honey Dijon (NYC), with support from Dirty Dale, Jeff Button, Koki, and Butrous. $49.99 advance tickets (includes ferry ride) available at Moog Audio, Park Agency Print Shop, and online.

4 pm Adult Colouring @ 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 Friday 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 No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. High-energy hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, and more with DJs Mike Don’t and Sanga Genesis. $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 Hold Tight @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush (Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty (Misty McKenzie-Hill) bring this hip-shakin’ dance party to Toronto’s legendary Rolling Stones-themed bar and lounge, Stone’s Place – and you NEED to be there! Featuring soul, funk, and rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. $5 before 11 pm, more after.

10 pm Yacht Rock @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A night of dancing to the smoothest music you’ve ever heard in your life. $5 to step aboard.

10 pm Coconut Groove Co. Label Showcase @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Toronto cassette label Coconut Groove Co. debuts its roster live. Booty selections by Raf Reza, Mr. Royce, dcfdan, and Satorii. Merchandise, spicy treats available all nite. $5.

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

10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. DJ Leafy Chiefy and guests play a mind-melting mix of original heavy monster sounds, mod, psych, beat, prog, freak-sounds, and wiggle rock, with loving lashings of soul, rhythm und blües, and gummy gummy rocksteady.

10 pm Wedding Night: CanCon Edition @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. You may not be getting married, but Wedding Night is playing dance music like you just did! And in honor of Canada Day, this night will be 35 percent Canadian guiltless pleasures. Basement soul, dad rock, freak-filled funk, R&B, new-wave, disco, hip-hop. $10.

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! With DJ Marco Morales (Chicago) and Fawn Big Canoe. 4 AM LAST CALL. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJs Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, reggae, and soul. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $10.

10 pm Guilty Pleasures @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Join Sneaky Dee’s this Canada Day long weekend for a dance party featuring all your not-so-secret favourites. Justin Bieber, Spice Girls, Journey, Vanessa Carlton, NKOTB, Avril, Britney, Christina, and more. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after. Advance tickets guarantee entry.

10 pm Isolant @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. The first of a series of events based around the use of shapes as a means of communication. Guest DJs TBA.

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 Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The Bangs & Blush ladies roll out all the hip shakers and baby makers from the ’50s and ’60s for you to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

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

10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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

10 pm Wildest Dreams: A Taylor Swift Dance Party @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. A Taylor Swift dance party like no other! Expect to hear all your favourite Taylor Swift bangers and other hits + signature T-Swift cocktails. $10 online and at the door.

10:30 pm Decades: A Top 40 Dance Party @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. Come dance the years away to the top dance anthems of all time! Britney Spears, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, Spice Girls, *NSYNC, TLC, Prince, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., DMX, No Doubt, Nelly, The Killers, and many, many more. $10 advance tickets available online (includes line bypass).

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

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia! Hosted by More or Les. 4 AM LAST CALL. $10.

SUNDAY

3 pm Super-Flea Every Sunday Flea Market Party @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. Shop rad stuff and PARTY! Over 35 vintage and one-of-a-kind vendors, yummy foods, live music and entertainment, and drinks in Lucifer’s Lounge. Until 9 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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