Toronto Hit List: White Girl 5th Anniversary, Motown Party, moondance, Retro Board Games Day & more!

WEDNESDAY

9 pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11 pm.

10 pm Heart & Strokes @ Monarch Tavern (upstairs), 12 Clinton St. Time to get your dance on, every Wednesday until Armageddon! Come for the Heart, stay for the Strokes.

10 pm Sha Na Na @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJ Brittney (one half of the Bangs & Blush duo) plays jukebox hits and makeout songs all night long.

10 pm Common People @ The Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. DJ Tigermilk plays a mix of post-punk, alternative, Brit-pop, seminal to current indie rock, and whatever else. $4 mixed drinks before 11 pm, $4 tequila, $5 Jameson, $5 pints of PBR, and $7 mug + shot.

10 pm Daedelus, Salva, Ryan Hemsworth & Samo Sound Boy @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJ sets by Daedelus, Salva, Ryan Hemsworth & Samo Sound Boy. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online.

THURSDAY

6 pm Mark DeLong & Joseph Hart Opening Reception. A two-person exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper by artists Mark DeLong and Joseph Hart. “Through a series of new oil paintings on canvas, Mark DeLong continues his examination of Modernist inspired tendencies. A vibrant palette, graphic shapes, and thick impasto collide to reinterpret classic motifs: the human figure, landscape, a still-life arrangement, or an off-kilter Rube Goldberg machine. Similarly fascinated with the impact of compositional hierarchies, Joseph Hart presents a cohesive suite of works on paper that incorporate a variety of approaches including painting, drawing, and cut paper-collage. With an emphasis on gestural line and form, Hart creates visual moments that are alternatively calm and chaotic, that push and pull, ultimately leading to awkward yet resolved configurations.” Until 10 pm. Exhibition runs until March 28th.

7 pm The Brockton Collective Release Party @ Brockton Collective, 442-A Dufferin St. An exhibit featuring various forms of artwork from photography to canvas while raising money for SET SAIL: The Alex Gillespie Music Fund. SET SAIL is a voluntary, not-for-profit company assisting aspiring music performers, producers and sound technicians. Experience some amazing art, get your wallets ready, and have an awesome time for a great cause! There will be a silent auction for the pieces exhibited + music by Cold As Carter, Kareo, The Kount, Zen, and Margarita. Sponsored by Pardon Le Dopeness, Steam Whistle, Jagermeister, and The Bait Shop. $5.

7 pm Get Your Heart On @ 6 Pints Beer Academy, 75 Victoria St. Put the women in your life first and Get Your Heart On in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Raise awareness for women’s heart health by arousing your senses with tantalizing appetizers, delectable cocktails, alluring music, and great company! $55 tickets available online.

10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Indie rock and college radio jams with DJ Pammm and special guest Kevin Hegge.

10 pm Weirdos Of Rap @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. A dance party celebration of raps about video games, thrift store shopping, space, and how hard it is being a neurotic nerdy jewish mc. $3.50 drink specials from 8 pm to midnight.

10 pm Turnt Up Pop-Up @ Cobra, 510 King St. W. A special edition Turnt Up hosted by two-time Grammy winner Fatman Scoop! Music provided by DJ Crunch and James Redi. Swag code in effect. For guestlist, email cory@uniqlifestyle.com.

FRIDAY

10 pm White Girl 5th Anniversary @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap bangers all night with DJs Patrick McGuire, ItsMattLangille, and Yung Adult. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Deckade @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. 2000-2009: A Retrospective. Take a trip to the not-so-distant past and relive all those fresh memories of a simpler time. You know, that special time between teen angst and dubstep, when white ties, beehives, and leather jackets that were too small for us were the only thing worn. DJs Candy-O and DJ Snatch play alllll the hits! The Hives! The Strokes! Interpol! Franz Ferdinand! Ladytron! The White Stripes! Phoenix! The Kooks! Lily Allen! Amy Winehouse! The Black Kids! The Vines! Yeah Yeah Yeahs! More!

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 Foundry 2013 @ Blk Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. W. Foundry is a collaborative month-long series of showcases dedicated to forward-thinking global talent in non-traditional spaces. The first project of its kind in Toronto, they’ve integrated several concepts to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience for our city’s music lovers: the conversion of a unique location; thoughtful series based curation with international artists and local tastemakers; as well as experimentation with technology and music. Featuring Shlohmo, D33J, Deebs, and Harrison Bennett; curated by I Love Bass Music. $20 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record and online. $20 reduced guestlist (valid until midnight and does not guarantee entry) available here.

10 pm Beatlemania! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Join Bangs & Blush for a HARD DAY’S NIGHT where you TWIST AND SHOUT to 60’s soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and all your favourite Beatles tunes! $5.

10 pm Love Connection @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Violca Riviera plays disco, rare classics, new wave, house…anything goes!

10 pm City Love / She’s So Thirsty @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, Crawford’s sweethearts Lacey & Tammy blast out hot hip-hop and RnB tunes! Downstairs, DJ Grouch plays reggae and trap all night long. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

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 Tits & Toques @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Bring your ladies, your lesbros, and all your homogays out for a night of dancing that will see you jumping and destroying your vocal chords to your favourite indie jams!

10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Kevin Ritchie, Craig Dominic, and Phil Villeneuve. Half-price drinks before 11 pm! For line bypass, email bigprimpin@gmail.com. $5.

10 pm Dirtnap Meets Canadian Tuxedo @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Dirtnap presents a night of dirty ol’ vinyl that your parents had collecting dust in the closet. Special appearance by Canadian Tuxedo for one hour playing 100% filthy and grimy pure Canadian tunes. Whether it’s denim on denim or grubby plaid button-down shirts with dickies, show up dressed to give’er, eh!

10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin Cregg plays his/your favourite songs all night. ’95(ish) to ’05(ish) rap/RnB/reggae/dancehall, sexy tunes, new joints, old jams, sweat pants.

10 pm Pop Lobster: Marchy March Edition @ Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. DJ Little Kicks and Short Stack know no pop boundaries! You may or may not have the opportunity to dance to the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Blondie, Destiny’s Child, Le Tigre, Britney Spears, Robyn, Motown, indie, new wave, disco, and more.

10 pm Back-A-Yard @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. A night of sunshine vibes with Pie & Mash DJs. The best reggae, ska, dub, and dancehall tunes!

10 pm Hook N Sling @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. DJ set by Hook N Sling (L.A.) with support from PB&J and Pantelis. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online. For guestlist, email steven@thehoxton.ca.

10 pm Trip The Night Fantastic @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. A night of disco, house, funk and love with DJs A Digital Needle, Dustbuster, Mike Sunday, and Boots Boogie. $5.

10 pm Heavy Rotation @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. Get down to a mix of all genres of music from any era – from hip-hop to electro and soul to reggae. With DJs Riccachet, Thera-P, Mercilless, and Royale. $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

11 pm Your Boy Brian + Simon’s B-Day Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. The Drake’s resident DJ Your Boy Brian and bartender extraordinaire Simon Ho celebrate their birthday together with friends, cake, and music. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Motown, northern soul, and remixes with DJs Fawn BC, Caff, and special guest Misty Rock ‘n’ Roll upstairs + an all-vinyl set with DJs Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown downstairs. $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.

10 pm moondance @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. DJs Annie Webber and Keith Hamilton bring you the best dance jams under the moon! Sweat your way to last call by dancing to their favourite music of all eras (surely, some of your favs too). $5.

10 pm Super Good / Grilled Cheese @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, three-time Juno nominated DJ/producer Techtwelve spins the best in hip-hop, R&B, trap, and classics. Downstairs, DJs James Redi and Big Jacks play Motown, disco, hip-hop, and reggae while Fundament holds it down front and centre with a mic, a George Foreman grill, a stack of Cheesy slices and a fresh loaf. Yes, FREE GRILLED CHEESE ON THE DANCE FLOOR! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Keep Coming @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Prince Ness and Lance Armstrong play dance party music.

10 pm CUE POC: Feminist Porn Awards Edition @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. The freshest Queer People of Colour + friends party to hit Toronto! This month, they team up with Good For Her to fundraise for the Feminist Porn Awards. With DJs Sissy Fuss and Auntie Flowww + your host Hiba Al-a-Mode + raffle + film screenings. PWYC ($5-15 suggested) with all proceeds going to the FPA.

10 pm Foundry 2013 @ Blk Box Theatre, 1087 Queen St. W. Foundry is a collaborative month-long series of showcases dedicated to forward-thinking global talent in non-traditional spaces. The first project of its kind in Toronto, they’ve integrated several concepts to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience for our city’s music lovers: the conversion of a unique location; thoughtful series based curation with international artists and local tastemakers; as well as experimentation with technology and music. Featuring Juan Atkins, Alixander III, and Gingy; curated by Idol Hanse. $20 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record and online. $20 reduced guestlist (valid until midnight and does not guarantee entry) available here.

10 pm Secret Models @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. One big room, full of bad bitches! DJs Secret Models play hits straight from your high school semi-formal.

10 pm Evveryday Wavvy @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Smells Gvcci and Coolin Cregg play drug rap.

10 pm Slowed @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Slo-mo tunes with DJs Grandtheft, Falcons, Thrizzo, and Kage. $10 advance tickets available online. For guestlist, email events@ledewit.com.

10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and beyond with DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Reality Bytes @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. Travel back in time to the 90’s! DJs 4est, Lindzrox, Jrox, and special guest Dislexia spin all your favourite dance, hip-hop, electronica, and alternative 90’s tunes. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Rip It Up! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJ Davy Love and friends play R&B, garage, soul, doo-wop and down and dirty rock ‘n’ roll records for your listening, dancing and drinking-along-with pleasure.

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

10 pm TJR @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. DJ set by TJR (San Diego) with support from Matt Zanardo. $15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, and online. For guestlist, email steven@thehoxton.ca.

11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Numeric, Ted Dancin’, and Dalia + host More or Les pay tribute to the golden age of hip-hop, spinning classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. $10.

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

SUNDAY

1 pm Retro Board Games Day @ Uniiverse, 11 Jarvis St. Come relive the magic of your childhood and have the most fun you’ve had in 13 years! A pre-2000’s game day that includes Pogs, Bop It, Guess Who, Connect Four, Monopoly, The Game of Life, Jenga, Perfection, Battleship, Hero Quest, Taboo, and many more. Bring yourself, some friends, and any retro game you can find buried in your closet or attic. Uniiverse will supply games, music, food, and drinks. Beanie Baby spectators are welcome. RSVP here. $5.

~ Caitlyn Holroyd

(For event submissions, email caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com)

1 Comment

  1. February 28, 2013

    How did I not know of this website before? Amazing! My girlfriends and I are always looking for fun, unique things to do 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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