Toronto Hit List: Synthesexer, Biggity Boop, The Trinity Bellwoods Flea, Further On Up The Road & more!

March 12-13 Sugar Shack @ Sugar Beach, 25 Dockside Dr. A Québec-style cabane à sucre is coming to downtown Toronto, complete with maple taffy, traditional French Canadian music, an outdoor skating rink, and food! Feel like singing? Choir! Choir! Choir! will also lead a massive outdoor sing-along on March 12. Runs 12-10 pm Saturday and 11-5 pm Sunday.

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.

10 pm Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. A lifetime of karaoke! The cycle of karaoke is never complete! It is at the end as it is at the beginning.

10 pm Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis: A Biggie Tribute Party @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Hip-hop lost one the most iconic emcees in the history of the genre on March 9th, 1997. 19 years later, DJs Diggy and James Redi honour his music while Dundas Video hosts some of the finest Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis playstations. Celebrate the life and jams of the Notorious B.I.G.

THURSDAY

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

6 pm “Golden Lonesome” Opening Reception @ Likely General, 389 Roncesvalles Ave. Arden Way’s photographic practice stems from a diaristic documentation of her own nomadic lifestyle as a single woman in her mid-twenties. She responds to the way in which strangers, especially communities of women, can become a transient family if you let them. And she’s learned that home is just a feeling you get in your gut sometimes, if you’re lucky. Until 9 pm. Exhibition runs until April 10th.

10 pm Get Lo @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The secret is out and now we know why Gretchen Weiners’ hair was so big! Bangs & Blush bring you the ULTIMATE 2000s dance party, GET LO! So slap on your Von Dutch hat and get ready for a total ear assault because your Thursdays will never be the same!

10 pm Strangelove @ Early Mercy, 540 King St. W. The infamous Strangelove party has arrived at King West’s newest bar/restaurant, Early Mercy. Join hosts Jonathan C and Josh Seaton as they enter the unseen, the society in the dark.

11 pm Back to the Rack @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. A weekly art party that aims to provide a space for artists, art appreciators as well as the Toronto arts and LGBT communities to come together after their respective art openings, enjoy drink specials, dance to music by a rotating roster of local DJs, connect with other like-minded folk, and get a little crazy. No cover!

FRIDAY

8 pm Girls’ Art League @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Girls’ Art League is completely transforming the Garrison into a wild wonderland of art, dancing, and music! Art installations by D&S Projects; videos by Vanessa Bee Rieger, Adrienne Crossman, Diana Lynn VanderMuelen, Alice Quinn, Erica Beyea, and more; shadow puppet photo booth by Caterwaul Theatre; live music from Persian Rugs and Ronley Teper’s Lipliners; hot sweaty dance party from DJ Mary Mack; and interactive art stations for attendees to get creative. All proceeds going to Girls’ Art League.

9 pm Super Wonder Fashion Wars @ Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St. W. A fashion competition of conceptual spectacle! Six designers will battle it out on the catwalk – the wilder the designs, the better. The audience and a panel of judges will decide who will be crowned the first Super Wonder Fashion War champion. Dance party to follow with DJ Stacie Ant. $10 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Hoiking, Sims, and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s only sexy synthy alternative electro dance party! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs Arp 2600, Digits, and Little Kicks will be present to sex you up (music-wise). $5 early, $10 later.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush invite you to another night chocked-full of the worst tunes from the ’90s and ’00s – only the guiltiest of pleasures will be played! $5.

10 pm Chicks Spin Discs @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Pretend you’re dancing on a beach at this tropically-themed bar! DJs Okaay, Mavis, and Mimi provide the tunes. Everybody will be getting lei’d.

10 pm Gold Chain @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Aoki and Snack will have you dancing all night long to the best hip-hop of today and yesterday. You don’t wanna miss this display of supreme DJing – it’s the gold standard.

10 pm 4 Year Acid-versary @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Celebrating four years of aural pleasure in the grotto with Mike Servito (The Bunker New York/Ghostly) and Nautiluss (Ghostly/Nite Owl Diner/Hemlock). $10-15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Bey Bey vs. Rih Rih @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. A special edition of Bey Bey All Night! DJ brains4brkfst and Sacha Foster playing Beyonce, Rihanna, and all your favourite dance floor anthems. YOU decide who is Queen.

10 pm Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.

10 pm Stones Place Friday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Friday 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.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Pam and Diana play Italo, European synthpop, cosmic disco, Montreal sound, and dad jams.

10 pm TLC vs. Everybody Video Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. They topped the charts in the ’90s and taught us a very important lesson: we don’t want No Scrubs. You’ll literally be crying Waterfalls if you miss the chance to dance to TLC’s biggest hits vs. the best of the rest. There will be drink specials, amazing live dance performances from The Girls Club, and of course, a sea of TLC classics and ’90s tunes to drown in. $10 advance tickets available online, limited tickets available at the door.

11 pm Racks & Bands @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Racks & Bands is a monthly party focused on one thing and one thing only: bringing booty back to the Underground. Turn up with resident DJs Johnny Hockin and Vanity Muscles as they motivate the winin’ and grindin’, playing only the hottest in current rap and RnB. This month, they’ll be joined by Red Bull Bod Mon Kid MK and Max Mohenu. $10.

SATURDAY

11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage + a fun and funky mix of ’80s and ’90s classics! Until 6 pm.

10 pm Further On Up The Road @ The Derby, 1516 Dundas St. W. Drink to the promise of long days in the summer sun with this Daylight Savings Time edition of Further On Up The Road. DJ Cia plays the best in classic rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and psychedelia. Drink specials too!

10 pm Business Woman’s Special: With A Z Edition @ ROUND, 152-A Augusta Ave. It’s the time of month to dance like nobody’s watching and have some cheap drinks with friends. It’s also Liza Minnelli’s 70th birthday and BWS is celebrating her with a performance by Daytona Bitch. DJs Nino Brown, Sammy Royale, and Diego Armand will be spinning your fave and old school jams. $6.

10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Spend the night together with the Bangs & Blush ladies! ’60s pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to drink, dance, and get messy to. $5.

10 pm Spice Girls vs. Everybody Video Dance Party Part III @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Back by popular demand, it’s going to be Spice Girls vs. the best of the rest. There will be drink specials, live dance performances by The Girls Club, and of course, a sea of Spice Girls classics to drown in amongst other ’90s tunes. $10 advance tickets sold out, limited tickets available at the door.

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 pm Body Heat @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Feel that body heat? DJs Myth Paradise, Jason Ulrich, and Andycapp down in the grotto. $5.

10 pm Whatever You Like Feat. Sgt Garbage @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All hits, all night with spicy DJs that’ll really get you moving and shaking. It’s the good stuff – the prom that never was!

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A room full of wonderful people, a sublime sound system, and four-and-a-half hours of disco – which by Beam Me Up’s definition is a mixed bag of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! Warming up the hearts and minds for the first hour will be Brother Miles Moon with his disco debut.

10 pm Feel The Burn @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. All the steamiest, vibiest, sub-heaviest, bossiest dance music… you’re likely to give yourself a first-degree burn. With Djs Glitclit, Baby Bougy, and Spawn. Free before midnight, $5 after.

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

11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie – tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. Aroundmidnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.

SUNDAY

12 pm Spring Vintage Fashion Flea Market @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Vintage and thrift flea market returns for the spring. Stop by the bar, have a drink, and shop amazing deals from 10+ vendors (including menswear and children’s)! Until 6 pm.

3:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Social @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. Box of Kittens + Justin of alienInFlux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip, and the founder of Harvest Festival are happy to invite you to the next installment of the Sunday Afternoon Social. Performing in the south wing: Box of Kittens (Hali, Jamie Kidd, Fabio Palermo, and Mike Gibbs). In the north wing: Ali Black (soul), Denise Benson, Friendlyness + Isax, and Throwin Shapes (disco). Advance tickets are highly recommended.

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 3 Year Anniversary @ 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.

8:30 pm Burdock 1 Year Anniversary @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. On March 13th, 2015, Burdock opened their doors for the first time. Communism Music played a hell of a set that night, and is back to help the bar celebrate their first birthday with a rock and roll dance party! On the decks for the evening will be DJ Choozey. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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

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