Toronto Hit List: Pop Culture Trivia, Big Primpin’, With It, Wax Museum & 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.

7 pm The Good Beer Folks Art Show Opening Reception @ Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd. Steam Whistle’s ushering in the New Year with the Good Beer Folks annual art show, featuring works by 15 brewery employees on display. A special performance by The Silvers will kick off the opening reception. Until 11 pm. Exhibition runs until the end of the month.

9:30 pm Cold Sweat @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Don’t let it freeze before you hit the ground. Night of sweat and bass curated by DJs Young Teesh, Prince Josh, Jiminy, and Theo Russel. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

THURSDAY

7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A new 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.

FRIDAY

7 pm Long Winter @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The Long Winter concert series is back for a fifth year! With musical performances, comedy, art, and more. All ages. $10 in advance or PWYC at the door.

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 The Frandiscos. $5.

9 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.

9:30 pm Freak Connection @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. DJ Madgic and special guest DJ Sparkdale dish out angst-driven, hi-NRG psych, punk, disco, glam, new wave, and rock ‘n’ roll from the 1960s-80s, all on vinyl.

10 pm Hardcover: A Bookshop Disco @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. Shake your groove thing like the well-read disco diva and/or stud that you are! DJ Orange Pekoe spins a highly danceable selection of disco, Motown, funk, glam, and pop at the world’s oldest queer bookshop. Because reading is fundamental, and so is the beat.

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 Rosé @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Eric Moe and Geoff Snack play records for friends. Expect: synths, boogie, Italo, disco, wave, and more.

10 pm Ice Machine @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Minimal synth, wave, electro, EBM, post-punk, etc. with DJs Jason Solvent and Erin Neilly.

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 DJs Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the wax + Dennis P on the sax. $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 with student ID, $10 without.

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

10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad rock, and R&B. $10.

10 pm 2 ~ ON @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A B2B function with DJs Coco Supreme and Vaughan. Hip-hop, dancehall, bass, house, and ballroom.

10 pm Eddie C & Roberto @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Red Motorbike main man and world-travelling DJ extraordinaire Eddie C joins Roberto to werk that Funktion One. Disco, house, and acid on the menu. $5.

10:30 pm Big Primpin’ @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBTQ people and their guests. With DJs Max Mohenu, Nino Brown, and Sammy Rawal! For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $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.

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 Wax Museum @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. DJ Handsome (of BadBadNotGood) and DJ Twigg spin your favourite R&B, soul, funk, and hip-hop.

10 pm A Sneaky Dee’s Motown Night @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Get up offa that thang and get to Sneaky Dee’s! Featuring all the jams from The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, and more. $5.

10 pm Turn Back Time: ’80s Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Queen, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Culture Club, Wham!, Dire Straits – the decade that had it all. Whether you lived through it, were born during, or are just nostalgic for a time you never knew, this is a night of ’80s celebration. $10 advance tickets available online.

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

10 pm Turbo City @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Strictly underground dance music curated by Das Nasty, Dance Machine, Terror Tones, and El Mark.

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 Sideways @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. Post-punk, robot pop, psych, and the like. All vinyl.

10 pm Tapette @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. For the first time in Tapette history, the French dance party goes down to the grotto at Bambi’s! DJ Phillippe plays French pop hits, disco, and house. $5

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

SUNDAY

3 pm Sunday Afternoon Social @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. Join Box of Kittens and Justin (of alienInFlux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip, and the founder of Harvest Festival) as they welcome Mark Oliver for the first Sunday Afternoon Social of 2017. He’ll be joined by Box of Kittens DJs Mike Gibbs, Jamie Kidd, and Fabio Palermo in the south wing; and Cyclist, A Digital Needle, and Sam Soulshack in the north. $20 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.

7 pm Bowie’s Birthday: Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. The Royal is celebrating David Bowie’s 70th birthday in style, with a screening of the legend’s first “death” – his final electrifying performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon Theater. Vintage Bowie pre-show at 7 pm, followed by Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars at 8. $10 advance tickets available online.

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

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