Toronto Hit List: Still Tippin’, Hip-Hop Karaoke, Footprints Meets Voodoo, The Bazaar of the Bizarre & more!

March 28th-April 1st One of a Kind Show & Sale @ Enercare Centre (Exhibition Place), 100 Princes’ Blvd. The One of a Kind Show is the best place to find unique items skillfully crafted by local artisans from across Canada. This year, over 450 artisans will be showcasing their creations. $15 advance tickets available online.

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 Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.

9 pm Deep Freeze Wednesdays @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Embrace the chill! Join DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel in the front room for chill mid and downtempo indie tunes. $4.75 drinks.

THURSDAY

8 pm Retropath! Presents: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls @ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Calling all nostalgia-freaks and celluloid junkies: Are you looking for the latest cinematic thrill? Retropath! has you covered with a screening of the 1970 American satirical musical melodrama, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. $12 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Boosie Fade Presents: Still Tippin @ Bangarang, 552 College St. What’s luuuuuuuuuv got to do, got to do, with the 2000s? Everything. Remember all those jams we loved from Ja Rule and Ashanti? Ja Rule and J. Lo? Fat Joe and Ashanti? Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug? Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, and the rest of the Diplomats? The boys of Boosie Fade have all those tunes (and more) on deck for you. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

10 pm Bey Dey @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday in March, Bangs & Blush is breaking out the BEY and throwing the most bootylicious party! Rap, hip-hop, top 40, and loads of Queen B. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm DJ Besties Present: Long Weekend Kickoff @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two best friends provide you with all the danceable music you could ask for kicking off your long weekend. Good Friday? Sure. Great Thursday? You better believe it.

10 pm Tutti Frutti Apocalypse @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Rock ‘n’ roll, garage, glam, punk, glam power pop, and old school rap with DJ Nora Noise.

10 pm Bingo Bango @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. All electro, all night with DJs Castelvi, Butr, and Cryogenetic.

10 pm Congratulations: Post Malone & Migos Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Come dance to all your favourite bad and boujee trap hits. Heavy on the Post Malone and Migos, don’t you worry. $5 advance tickets available online.

FRIDAY

11 am Brewer’s Backyard @ Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave. Brewer’s Backyard celebrates Good Friday with delicious beers from Anderson Craft Ales, Big Rig, Exchange Brewery, Forked River, Muddy York, Northern Maverick, Red Thread, and St. Mary Axe accompanied by eats from FeasTO, Food Dudes, Fully Loaded, Heirloom, and Meltdown Cheesery. Beer will only be sold until 4:30 pm, so come early to enjoy the best selection. Admission is free.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke @ Revival Bar, 783 College St. Put some HOP in your Easter weekend with Hip-Hop Karaoke! With DJ Ted Dancin’ + hosts Abdominal and More Or Les. Sign-up happens on the night of, on a first-come, first-serve basis (both for spots and song selection), so arrive early to avoid disappointment. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.

10 pm A Little Bit Country @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. DJ Blush brings you an evening of classic country and rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950s to the ’90s! $5.

10 pm Doo Lang @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. A night of vintage dance music with DJ Misty putting a special focus on girl sounds across genres like soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, and girl groups.

10 pm Thirst Club Presents: M.Bootyspoon & Stacey Sexton @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Hot off the release of his latest EP Silk Eternity on Fractal Fantasy, Montreal’s M.Bootyspoon brings hs driving ghettohouse and club-induced beats to Bambi’s. Support from Stacey Sexton. $10.

10 pm Jamz @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Mostly ’90s dance party with pals Slater and Ty! $5 with student ID, $10 without.

10 pm DJ Teenage Werewolf @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Post-punk, psych, rock ‘n’ roll, soul – DJ Teenage Werewolf plays the perfect soundtrack for a Friday night freak out.

10 pm Link Up @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Kid Ka$h spinning the best in top 40, hip-hop, RnB, soca, and reggaeton. Tunes for all headtops.

10 pm Lavender @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. A queer women and trans folk dance party! DJ Creshord playing music from all your favourite queers, and Spice Girls. $5 or PWYC (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds).

10 pm Jungle @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. The official celebration party for the release of Scotty IV’s Substance & Abuse EP. Sounds by Huey Bogart, Wavy Oasis, and RXCKS. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A disco jam that celebrates the underrated and the obscure of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rare groove, reggae, gospel, proto-house! It’s an evening of tuneful transcendence, supplied by residents Patchouli Brothers and Cyclist. $10.

11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ plays all your favourite bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

11 am Instagram & YouTuber Closet Sale @ 277 Queen St. W. Shop the closets of Toronto fashion creators! They’ll be setting up shop steps from Osgoode station. Cash only. Bring your own bags. Until 5 pm.

7 pm Nerdgasm: A Del Toro Tribute @ Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. The Nerdgasm cabaret series brings your Del Toro-themed dreams (and nightmares) to life with acts based on or inspired by his greatest achievements to date: Hellboy/Hellboy 2, The Strain, Blade 2, Crimson Peak, The Shape of Water, Pacific Rim, and Pan’s Labyrinth. $25-55 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Footprints Meets Voodoo @ Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W. A special edition of Footprints featuring Voodoo DJs Andy Capp and Alister Johnson sharing their selection of future boogie, afrobeats, funk, disco, and other tropical dance floor goodies. Resident DJs General Eclectic and Jason Palma will also be on hand playing everything from funk, groove, soul, hip-hop, and tropical beats to disco, house, downtempo, mashups, and the occasional guilty pleasure.

10 pm Show Me Love: Robyn Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Dance the night away to your favourite Robyn jams and other power pop anthems. $5 advance tickets available online.

10 pm PARTYBOOBYTRAP @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. All genres of music courtesy of Mike Roc and JAYEMKAYEM. Hosted by Freeza Chin.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Giveaways from Kops Records and Steamwhistle Brewery. $10.

10 pm Good Times @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and guilty pleasures with DJ Misty. Good times for one and all!

10 pm Jelly @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. DJs Sammy Rawal, Tamika, and Diego Armand serving sounds all night to bounce to. House, trap, dancehall, vogue, club dembow, afro, electronic, and baile funk. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

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 Panic @ Remix, 1305 Dundas St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, post-punk, classic alternatives, synth pioneers, Britpop, shoegaze, madchester, new romantic, classic industrial, ska, and more. This month’s spotlight is Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.

10:30 pm Hey Girl Hey @ The Baby G, 1608 Bloor St. W. Queer dance party featuring DJ Orange Pekoe playing your favourite hip-hop and R&B jams (female artists only) + Beardoncé changing your entire life in the incandescent 12:30 floorshow. $10.

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For line bypass before midnight, submit names here (right side of the page). $10.

SUNDAY

11 am The Bazaar of the Bizarre: Circus Sideshow @ Pia Bouman School for Ballet & Creative Movement, 6 Noble St. The Bazaar of the Bizarre brings you arts, fashion, and crafts that are different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical, or just things to flip your brain out! This edition will also feature entertaining freaks, dancers, and other oddities. 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.

10 pm Love Shack @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ DangerCat spinning all your favourite rock and roll, indie, garage, surf, and new wave hits all night!

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

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