Toronto Hit List: Paisley, Robyn Video Dance Party, Yacht Rock, With It & 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! Singirng along encouraged.

7 pm Sky Yard Launch @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. The Sky (Yard) really is the limit when you’re reveling in the Drake’s newly-designed, desert cool rooftop patio. They’ve partnered up with Perrier to strike up the perfect balance: an interactive new mural by artist INSA, inspired design reminiscent of mid-century swag, potent Perrier cocktails, and DJ Odario spinning all night long.

8 pm Paisley @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Selecting a bunch of tracks fit for you to drop in on, on a Wednesday. Britpop, indie, twee, post-punk, alternative, etc.

8 pm Meow Meow: A Queer Social @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. This isn’t a loud dance party. It’s a change of pace, and a chance to converse. Meant for queers to meet, hang, and conspire with other queers (awesome allies are welcome too).

THURSDAY

11 am TD-Union Block Party @ Union Station, 65 Front St. W. TD Bank Group kicks off the summer music season with the TD-Union Block Party, a free public concert with Shawn Hook and Francesco Yates, hosted by Kardinal Offishall! The event will set the stage for a summer-long calendar of events featuring musical and cultural programming from musicians, emerging artists and community partners. Until 2 pm.

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.

FRIDAY

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 Friday from 5 pm to close! Grab a beer and groove to some tunes while trying to stay in the lines. All supplies included.

7 pm #FNLROM: Indigenous Now @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences! $15 tickets available online and at the door.

10 pm Robyn Video Dance Party @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. Konichiwa, bitches. Clear your schedule and wear something sparkly, because this is the biggest party dedicated to our favorite Swedish Tinkerbell with serious pipes and booty-shaking beats! $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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 Bare @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hibernation season is officially over. Lose your inhibitions and take a walk on the wild side. DJs HRLD and Sayyzon play rap, hip-hop, future sounds, RnB, house, and reggae.

10 pm Goddess Party: Anna Nicole Smith Forever @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Goddess is a magical nightlife series that celebrates the powerful femininity in all of us. For the second installment, guests are invited to transform into fierce drag looks inspired by the feminine icon, Anna Nicole Smith. The night will feature drag performances from “future Playmates of the Year” Igby Lizzard, DJ Cam Lee, Rify Royalty, Jacklynne Hyde, Mikiki, Dottie Dangerfield, and Shane MacKinnon. $10.

10 pm Hold Tight @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. DJ Blush (Brittney Townson) and DJ Misty (Misty McKenzie-Hill) bring this hip-shakin’ dance party to Toronto’s legendary live music and eclectic party space, The Rivoli – and you NEED to be there! Featuring soul, funk, and rock music from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

10 pm Dance Night ’95 @ ROUND Venue, 152-A Augusta Ave. Go back to a time before internet streaming and YouTube; a time when Electric Circus was where Torontonians found out about all the hottest dance hits. Throw on your best ’90s gear and prepare to party like it’s 1995! DJs Paul Savage, Fraktl, Gobs The Zombie, Davide Ferrara, and Shok provide the tunes. There will even be a Speaker’s Corner! First 25 people get through the door for free; $10 after.

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 Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. The party that shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad rock, and R&B. Strangers in first-rate finery make tequila-fuelled matrimony to a pleasure-packed soundtrack!

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

10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Soul, funk, soul, reggae, ska, dancehall, and Motown in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with Parkdale Funk and DJ Gramera on the decks + Dennis P on sax. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. What to do after the Queen slayed our city? Dance through it with DJs Tam Ika, Craig Dom, and Sikh Knowledge. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $5.

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 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.

SATURDAY

8 pm ’90s Trivia & Karaoke @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Join hosts Shawna and Scott as they take you back to the ’90s. That’s right! Nothing but ’90s trivia and tunes all night.

10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJ Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, R&B, reggae, and soul. Go-go stylings by Riff Randell. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $10.

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

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 Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2016, played in chronological order). $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

10:30 pm Tapette: Édition Bol de Fruit @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Bloor St. W. Tapette’s great big pre-pride fête! All the way from Montreal, this very special edition of the party is hosted but hunky Gabe LaDuke. Featuring a très special performance by Fay Slift and her go go boys + DJ Phil V selecting the tunes. $5.

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 Help @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Let international bad boys Jesse Futerman and Riohv set you free.

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.

11 pm Lemonade Views @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Weston Road Flows to Becky with the good hair: Sneaky Dee’s will be spinning all your favourite Drake and Beyonce jams. $15 advance tickets available online.

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

SUNDAY

10 am & 12 pm Drake Yoga T.O. @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. An all-levels yoga class, set to the sweet beats of our very own home-grown hero, Drake! Led by the dynamic Pop Up Asana T.O., listen to Views from the 6 and channel your inner yogi from 10 am ’til brunch. $10, with proceeds supporting The Raptors Kids Foundation.

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.

7:30 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. Come for the trivia, stay for the episode and the JuJy Fruits! Maybe you’ll win a contest. Trivia at 8 pm.

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

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