Toronto Hit List: Vintage Crawl Toronto, No Need To Argue, Loving In The Name Of, Deep Endz & more!

April 17th-21st Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale @ The International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Missisauga. Revamp your shoe closet for spring! Presented by Petitefeet, this warehouse sale features over 30,000 pairs of shoes (women’s sizes 5-11; men’s sizes 7-13) from designer brands like Sam Edelman, Jessica Simpson, Lucky Brand, BCBG, Naturalizer, and more.

WEDNESDAY

7 pm Blackbird Presents: Occult @ Oz Studios, 134 Ossington Ave. Meet the Blackbird Coven and check out Blackbird’s latest collection, Occult; inspired by the magic and mystery of a witchy woman. Blogger Gracie Carroll, stylist Amarsana Gendonova, JOLIE handbags designer, Ivy Chen, 889 co-founders Emily Ridout and Christine Russell, and musician Marnie Herald have each chosen one piece from the new collection, and styled a vignette highlighting their individual talents and closet gems. Until 11 pm.

7 pm POP POP! A Community Trivia Night @ The Office Pub, 117 John St. Are you a Community trivia DEAN-ius? Then prove your Abed-like pop culture prowess and become the greatest Greendale Human Being of all! The night’s festivities include: video trivia competition, screenings of favourite episodes, and costume contest. Trivia starts at 8 pm. $5.

10 pm Liquid Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Colin Bergh, James McDonough, Nadia Belerique, and Jeff Hayward are your hosts. $4 Jameson and $5.50 pints before midnight.

10 pm Home Based @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. A night filled with good hip-hop, good people, and good vibes with DJs Sanga Genesis, James Redi, and special guests. Every Wednesday.

THURSDAY

12 pm Lou Dawg’s 5 Year Anniversary Bash @ Lou Dawg’s, 589 King St. W. Lou Dawg’s celebrates five years of BBQ and southern hospitality on King West with a slow smoked rib eating contest (kicks off at 6 pm), FREE pulled pork poutine with the purchase of a Pistonhead Kustom Lager, and live music all day!

7 pm Vintage Crawl Toronto @ various locations. Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time for another VCTO! Walk, bike or take transit to your choice of over 35 vendors this season, spanning neighbourhoods from Kensington Market to Queen West, Parkdale to Bloordale. See the website for a full list of participating vendors. Extended hours until midnight.

7 pm “Done Being Wrong” Opening Reception @ Brockton Collective, 442-A Dufferin St. The collective culmination of work produced over the past year in OCAD U’s IAMD program. While discussions on critical theory occupied their evenings and methodological investigations exploded their approaches to studio research, the students of OCAD U’s IAMD program cast off all anxieties and announce that they are finally Done Being Wrong. Exhibition runs until April 20. For entry, RSVP togeneral@brocktoncollective.com.

7 pm This Is West Queen West S.O.S. @ Jonathan+Olivia, 49 Ossington Ave. A clothing drive and private event in support of CAMH. With DJs Brendan Canning, Jeremy Laing, and Members Only. Until 10 pm. Entry is RSVP + one item of used designer clothing or a $20 donation to CAMH.

9:30 pm Tune Squad Thursday @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff runs nothing but big tunes from the ’90s up; hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, and new jack swing. Drink specials all night long.

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, and many more.

10 pm Bigger Than Hip-Hop @ Crawford, 718 College St. Easter long weekend edition! Hip-hop, trap, dancehall, and RnB with DJs Mike Stoan and Soundskan.

10 pm Different Class @ The Dance Cave (above Lee’s Palace), 529 Bloor St. W. A dance party specializing in dance, rock, new wave, and Britpop. $3.

10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.

10 pm F*CK Y*U D!E @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Party Jams with DJs Brains4BRKFST and Japain. $4 pints of Beau’s + $5 shots of Tromba Tequila.

10 pm The Anthems @ Revival, 783 College St. DJs Jason Palma, Dave Campbell, and Groove institute spin dance floor anthems from yesteryear, present, and future. $5 before 11 pm with RSVP (email full names to hotstepperproductions@gmail.com or unitedsoul@gmail.com).

10 pm No Need to Argue: All 90s Karaoke @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Campus radio hits, CFNY radio hits, Electric Circus hits, and all the rest. No exceptions and no hard feelings.

10 pm DJ Questlove @ Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W. DJ set by Grammy Award-winning musician Questlove of The Roots with support from Adria Kain, Yosvani, and DJ Dlux. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online.

11 pm Diggy the DJ @ The Drake Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy the DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.

FRIDAY

7 pm Girls Just Wanna Have Punk @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. A showcase of the local bad ass music/noise us girls make while raising some money for two amazing organizations that help women! This is also a release party for an international women in punk benefit compilation, “This Is Not A Test.” Featuring performances by Unfinished Business, SuperLion, Beaver Slap, AntiVibes, Artifical Dissemination, Sabotage, Anxiety, CityDeath, Cunt Punt, and Terminals. Sliding cover of $10-12, with all money benefitting Sistering and Girls Rock Camp Toronto.

10 pm Loving In The Name Of @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College St. A dance party and live set in celebration of the greatest hits of all time! The Best recreates classic songs from Boyz II Men, TLC, Corey Hart, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Norman Greenbaum, Brandy & Monica, Mariah Carey, Bob Seger, 50 Cent, Weezer, and more. DJ Scott Cudmore spins the hits all night long. $12.

10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Go shorty, it’s your birthday! Diego Bros play ’90s and ’00s hip-hop and R&B all night long. (April babies, post your birthday requests on the event page). Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Hot Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Disco, house, techno, Whitney, party with Members Only DJs and Lapelle.

10 pm Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Rap trap and a twist of something heavy with DJs Julie Mango, Alia Caffeina, Pete Funk, and Safari647. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Feels So Good @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Benny Ben spins hip-hop and beyond, from jiggy to crunk.

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 Yes Yes Y’all @ CODA, 794 Bathurst St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. DJ Leticia Love joins the YYY Crew this month. $6 before midnight, more after.

10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, Motown, and their relative disciples with DJs Gramera and Linx + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: Round #87 @ Revival, 783 College St. Another round of HHK, with over 600 instrumentals to choose from. No bouncing ball, just spit fire on the mic. Hosted by Abdominal and More Or Les with DJs Numeric and Dalia. $10 before 11 pm, $15 after.

10 pm Moves @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Non-stop dance music with DJs Barbi, Brains4BRKFST, Seven:30, and Caff. Expect to hear just about everything: funk, soul, disco, indie, house, rap, reggae, booty. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Frkn Wknd @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. Walmer Convenience runs the best in current and classic R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall. Cheap drinks in a dark room.

10 pm Art School @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Collaborative musical, visual dance-ucation. With DJ BJ, Danny Tanner, Little Prince Daddy-O, and Scooby Don’t.

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. $10.

SATURDAY

10:30 am Craft Pop-Up: Easter Egg Pinata @ The Shop, 1139 College St. Drop by anytime between 10:30-2:30 pm on and make your own pinata! Each project will take approx 1 1/2 hours to complete; all materials (including candy) will be provided. $17 advance tickets available online.

11 am Record Store Day @ June Records, 662 College St. In celebration of Record Store Day, June Records will be featuring vinyl exclusives, tons of new and vintage records, some specials, and DJs.

10 pm Deep Endz @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A dance music night with a focus on two-step, house, UK garage, and techno. Music provided by LUM, Eytan Tobin, Brendan Arnott, and Stephen Thrasher.

10 pm Mad City Saturdays @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. DJ Caff plays classic to current hip-hop, R&B, dancehall, and new jack swin. Drink specials all night long.

10 pm Etc… @ Brockton Collective, 442-A Dufferin St. Music by DJs Parkdale Beach, Violca Riviera, Waseem, and Mikey Apples. Visuals by Lightwriter. Goes late. Etc…

10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Big Jimmy Mills and Sylvermayne play hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B, make-you-wanna-boogie dance party music. $5.

10 pm BEASTDJ @ Crawford, 718 College St. BEASTDJ plays the hottest hits from all the decades, plus jello shots! $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

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 NYC 90s: A Return to the Gay 90s in the Big Apple @ WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E. Scarlett BoBo and DJ Relentless take you on a journey back to the hay-day of the 1990s! If you danced to it and it was recorded or remixed in the ’90s, expect it to be played. $5.

10 pm Party & Bull$hit @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A night of rap bangers and other trill $hit with DJs FBomb and Ry-Fi. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Get It Together: Spring Fever Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. An open-format dance party specializing in cheap drinks, beautiful people, and packed dance floors! All styles, all genres, all peoples welcome. $5.

10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Catalist, Famous Lee, and special guest Aki throw an all-vinyl boogie funk dance party! $5.

10 pm Hoxton House Party @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. Big room house music from Rufio, Miceli, Mack Diddy, Project A, and Sweet Lou. $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.

11 pm Stuck On Stupid @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Fase and Dougie Boom throw a no-holds-barred, anything-goes, sky’s-the-limit, all-out dance-a-thon! Joining the boys on the decks this month is Drastik. Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.

SUNDAY

10 am Leslieville Flea @ The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), 28 Distillery Lane. The Leslieville Flea features over 70 vendors selling vintage, salvage, antiques, upcycled furniture, handcrafted items, and more! Until 5 pm

1 pm Borrel @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Traditional Dutch comfort/soul food, every Sunday afternoon. Drinks, tunes, and food you didn’t know you love. Until 6 pm.

9 pm Ghetto Prom @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. Never went to prom? Feeling like bringing back that flammable pink dress from grade 10? Want to dance to hip hop/new hop/trap/trippy music? Don’t work on Monday? All of the above? Then get yourself to Ghetto Prom. DJs Metoux and Knowthings will be spinning your favourites, all night long. $0 to party. $5 tall boys of Pilsner. $5 Gin and Juice. Ghetto prom outfits encouraged.

9 pm MVDHOUSE.com Presents: 4/20 @ Crawford, 718 College St. Performances by Rare Opening, Rekast, Neverland Gang, Andretheiller, Rafael, and Lanzo with DJ Sun Sun spinning all night long. $10 advance tickets available online.

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

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