Toronto Hit List: Wassy Wassy, Gin & Phonic, Feministry 1 Year Anniversary, Juicebox & more!

March 23rd-27th One of a Kind Show @ Enercare Centre (Exhibition Place), 100 Princes’ Blvd. Canada’s leading show and sale of works by over 800 artisans, designers, and craftspeople. Runs weekdays and Saturday from 10-9 pm and Sunday from 10-6 pm.

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.

9 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)! DJ Diva Cup will vibe up the night.

10 pm Karaoke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Spring is here so come celebrate by singing your heart out! Hosted by Katie Lee and Sebastian Palfery.

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.

6:30 pm Romantic Comedy Trivia @ Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Ave. Celebrate romantic comedy in all its saccharine slapstick glory with hosts Heather and Kerry. Test your knowledge and win big prizes! This is a licensed event serving beer, wine, and a signature cocktail. $20 entry per team (2-4 members). Doors at 6:30 pm, trivia at 7.

10 pm Wassy Wassy @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A little bit of everything that makes you move and get wassy. Dancehall, reggaeton, R&B, hip-hop, and grime. $5.

10 pm A Sneaky Dee’s Motown Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Dust off your dance shoes and come twist and shout with Sneaky Dee’s. Featuring all the jams from The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Four Tops, Edwin Starr, and more! $3.50 drinks before midnight. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

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 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.

10 pm Just Hitz @ Smiling Buddha, 961 College St. A big, raucous, sweaty queer dance party (allies welcome), playing all the hits from all the decades! Expect everything from the Stones to the Strokes, Kylie to the Kinks, and Talking Heads to Grateful Deads. With DJs Weed Mom and Lesbian Menace.

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!

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.

FRIDAY

9 pm Bent Beauty Supreme: A Busted Beauty Pageant @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The cult tradition is back! Whose realness will reign supreme? Who is most itchy for legendary status? Judy Virago as Gertrude Stain, Dottie Dangerfield, Flare, Rusty Note Wrong, Slimthick Monroe, and Justin Toast Gray will compete for a $500 cash prize. DJs Sigourney Beaver and Joe Blow provide the tunes. $10 advance tickets available online and at the door, with all proceeds being donated to Rainbow Railroad to support LGBTQ refugees.

10 pm Gin & Phonic @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Turntables and fancy computers side by side, with DJs Mogpaws and Diabloavacado pushing out some music you might know and some you hopefully don’t. Top-notch songs regardless of era or geography + projections and giveaways. Old soul, future soul, hip-hop, house, reggae, ska, dancehall, cumbia, samba, afrobeat, re-edits, and more. $5.

10 pm Feministry 1 Year Anniversary @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. DJ Cam Lee and special guests Peg & Buzz and Amelia E. select and share music made by and for fems, womyn, queers, and allies. Come dance and celebrate! $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm All That @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A ’90s night like no other! DJs Streets and LK play mostly hip-hop, dirty R&B, and club kid jams. $5.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and Sims. $5.

10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Screaming psych, beat treats, mod movers, hi-fi sci-fi, and disk wizardry with DJ Leafy Chiefy and guests.

10 pm Boosie Fade @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Come show off your best dab(s) alongside the livest crowd in the city! Jordan Sowunmi and DJ Yung Adult play tunes from artists like Shy Glizzy, Bey, Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj, Tory Lanez, Super Future, King Kendrick, Jeremih, Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy, and more. $5.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

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 Shindig @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Shindig is back with another edition of your favourite all vinyl ’50s and ’60s soul and R&B party! With residents General Eclectic and Splattermonkey playing the best ska, soul, funk, blues, mambo, and R&B 7” 45 RPM vinyl records.

10 pm Bad Blood: Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West Dance Party @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. T-Swift and Yeezy tracks, productions, and features in high rotation all night. Club guarantee of no microphones being thrown into the air or anyone getting cut off mid conversation (but things may get heated). $10 advance tickets available online, with a portion of sales being donated to a women’s shelter in solidarity with Kesha.

11 pm Lay These Knight @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Famou$ Players and Blak Matilda play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.

SATURDAY

9 pm Techedelic Warehouse Party @ Geary Lane, 360 Geary Ave. An immersive experience featuring some of the best underground techno and psychedelic trance that Toronto has to offer. Featuring artists Plan B, Kadmon, Mythrophan, Audi Étoffe, Animalium, Sébastien Del Mundo, Tim Shenanigans, and I’m Mortal. Deco by the all-star team at Neuromantix, who will be converting the warehouse into a visual wonderland with help from VJ Guy providing live projection visuals. $15 advance tickets available online, more at the door.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Moments: A Festive Night of Mimi @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. The transitional spring moment you never knew you needed! Think glitter meets rainbows meets Missy Elliott drunk on Moët. Fab musical moments by DJ Thrillhouse featuring Mariah Carey and some of her closest friends – maybe even some people she “doesn’t know.” $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.

10 pm Love Below @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Music made by machines (and people) moving in slow motion. Codeine techno + hypno house + subterranean atmosphere with DJ Andrew Ross. $5.

10 pm Panic 13th Anniversary @ Cabal, 782 King St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s party is all request in celebration of Panic’s 13th anniversary, so make sure to post your requests on the Facebook wall or ask for them in person.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Get in touch with your party self. DJ Andrea Winkler spinning everything guaranteed to move your ass.

10 pm Footprints @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. 100% dance floor selections made to make you move! From funk, soul, hip-hop, house, and disco to afrobeat, latin, brazilian, reggae, ska, and more. Featuring resident DJs Jason Palma and General Eclectic. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm Stones Place Saturday Nights @ Stones Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Saturday 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 F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Music for your dancing pleasure with pals Well Said, Slater, L-Sos, Kek, and Ty. $5.

10 pm Wimmin @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. A raging queer dance party, playing all and only female rock goddesses. Expect: Patti Smith, Grace Slick, PJ Harvey, Heart, Blondie, Hole, anis Joplin, Alanis, Joan Jett, and more + a live solo set by Katie Monks of local heroes Dilly Dally. $5.

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

11 pm Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.

SUNDAY

7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.

9 pm Sunday Procession @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Easter dark disco dance party with DJs LP, Miszczyk, and Shyness of Strangers.

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

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