Toronto Hit List: Pop Culture Trivia, Girl & Boy 90s Dance Party, Yacht Rock, Groove On Down & 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.

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)! Mary Mack is at the wheel this week.

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!

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 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

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 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 Baby Blue @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Global club sounds courtesy of DJs Prince Josh, Young Teesh, and Shifra Rifka.

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 DJ Gramera on the wax + Dennis P on sax. $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 Bubblegoose @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Studio Bar’s very own classic hip-hop and RnB dance party, with a sprinkle of other goodness! Each month, one of Toronto’s top tier DJs will be holding down this jam from beginning ’til end. This month, DJ Mensa selects the tunes. $10.

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 Spellbinder @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Roberto and CL play disco, boogie, and house records for you.

10 pm Strictly Come Dancing @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. DJs Jeff Hayward and Fawn BC play fun and nice music that you can dance to.

10:30 pm How Does It Feel? @ 76-A Geary Ave. Close out the summer with DJs Liz Fulton and Marko Orlic. Expect to hear brand new songs by Partynextdoor, Jeremih, Tory Lanez, Kelela, Kamaiyah, Young Thug/Jefferey, Rihanna, Travis Scott, Black Atlass, Rae Sremmurd, Isaiah Rashad, and, Frank Ocean.

10:30 pm Big Primpin’ @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Kevin Ritchie, Phil V, and Blackcat! For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $5.

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

7 pm California Here We Come: The O.C. Trivia @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Before The Hills took Lauren away from Laguna Beach, The O.C. started the love of teen drama in Orange County. Come alone or bring a team of up to FOUR people and prepare to answer very important questions about all things O.C. The winning team gets a set of tickets to see Death Cab For Cutie at TURF! Trivia starts at 8 pm sharp.

10 pm Groove On Down @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Get ready for a night of serious get down music, with DJ Curtis Smith and special guest Famous Lee!

10 pm Bodytalk Disco @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. Down-tempo disco and low-key house on vinyl, all night.

10 pm Private Caller @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Marina K and Aaron play house and techno all night long.

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 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 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm THE BRTHDY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Free Polaroids ALL NIGHT! Cupcake hour provided by Baken Toronto. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10:30 pm Tapette: Édition Saloppe @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJ Phil V plays french pop hits, disco, and house ’til you fall out the door. $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.

11 pm Never Forgive Action 12 Year Anniversary @ 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. Special guests Sweet Touch Foundation will be joining resident DJs Numeric and Dalia this month for NFA’s 12th anniversary! Hosted by More or Les. $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.

10 pm new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Come win with the team and make something of your summer sixteen. Mumble rap and youth movement vibes. $5.

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

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