Toronto Hit List: Time To Get Ill: A Beastie Boys Tribute, (ALT)Night: Hot Mess, Bang The Party, Yoga in the Park & more!

WEDNESDAY

10 pm Band Night @ Crawford, 718 College St. A night of hip-shaking 50’s rock n’ roll with just enough garage to get your fists in the mix. Performances by Street Cats, Good Times Running, and Life Blown Open + DJ Joel French.

THURSDAY

7 pm Laid Bare Presents: Something, Romanticised @ Forgetus Collective, 163 Sterling Rd., Unit 29. “Something, Romanticized brings together the work of Matthew Tammaro and Agnes Thor, two artists who have never met yet are connected by the ethereal qualities of their photography. At times nostalgic and uncertain, many of these images lack or obscure the sense of a specific environment or identity. This exhibition uses portraiture, still life and landscape to explore sensuality, finding beauty and vulnerability in the natural environment. People become objectified within their environment and objects are personified within the setting.” Until midnight.

10 pm Time To Get Ill: A Beastie Boys Tribute @ Unit, 1198 Queen St. W. Come pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Adam Yauch! DJ Numeric spins Beastie Boys classics plus original breaks to mix things up.

10 pm Reality Bytes East @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. A new night spawned from the massive success of the original Reality Bytes party in the west end. All your favourite dance, hip-hop, electronica, and alternative 90’s tunes.

10 pm Spring Leanin’ @ Crawford, 718 College St. Two floors of hip-hop, rap, mashups, and party bangers brought to you by DJs Bass6.

FRIDAY

6 pm Friday Live @ ROM, 100 Queen’s Park. Make history at the most unique social destination in the city! Featuring foods created by Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro’s, Micha and Jackson Kennedy of JK Frites, Valerie Bain of Waffle Bar, and c5’s celebrity chef Corbin Tomaszeski (food and drink items start at $5) + music from some of the city’s hottest DJs. Dance your way through the ROM’s collections! Galleries close at 9:30 pm but party goes on until 11 pm. 19+ only. $8 for students, free for ROM members, and $9 otherwise.

9 pm Ceol Kids Charity Concert to Benefit Regent Park School of Music @ Revival, 783 College St. The 2nd annual charity concert in support of the Regent Park School of Music where the donations help make the set-list! Check out the Ceol Kids website to suggest or sponsor a song.

10 pm (ALT)Night: Hot Mess @ Margret, 2952 Dundas St. W. A hot and sweaty night of dancing! DJ Dislexia plays indie-house-rock-disco-risco-party-jam-booty-punk-funky-weird-whatever. $3.50 tall cans of PBR and whiskey sours between 8 and 10 pm (drunk feet dance better).

10 pm Shake It, Don’t Fake It @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A strange and groovy vinyl dance party! DJs Grand AM and F The Man play soul, funk, and rare groove. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Something Gets Fingered @ The Annex Live, 296 Brunswick Ave. Cheap drinks, comedy, and a 90’s dance party! Sketch by Falcon Powder (Jim Annan, Scott Montgomery, and Kurt Smeaton), stand-up by Mark Little, improv by The Fingers (Nicole Elsasser, Devon Hyland, Alan Kliffer, Josh Murray, and Carolyn Williamson), and more. Afterwards, get down to the sounds of the 90’s with DJ Jay. $10.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A sweaty, dirty, guilty-pleasure-filled evening where the Bangs & Blush ladies play whatever the fuck they want! 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s… all the music you know and secretly love. $5.

10 pm 90s Party @ The Annex WreckRoom, 794 Bloor St. W. Giveaways, 90’s prizes, 90’s movies courtesy of DJs Fawn BC and Caff, Much Music Oh Henry Video Dance, spotlight slow dances, 90’s dance-off trophy, 1 am costume contest and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm All Modern Conveniences @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJ Alphonse Alixander Lanza III plays all the shit he wants you to hear. 100% vinyl, old and new.

10 pm Dirty Talk @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. The Adult Fantasy Adventure™ with DJs Diana, Pammm, and Jaime Sin. Italo, disco house, indie dance, and space shit.

10 pm That Shit Cray / Phazed @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ Mensa plays current south bangers, classic regional hits from all over and anthems about material wealth and possession, all at 75 BPM. Downstairs, DJ Amplified mashes hip-hop and RnB. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Chandler Levack bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand.

10 pm Galapagos @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Santa Monica DJ Daedelus + guests. $10 advance tickets available online. For guestlist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. F-HER-tility Edition! DJs Cozmic Cat, Max Mohenu, and OMGBLOG.com spin beats to set HER free. Special drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

10 pm Get By Fridays @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests.

SATURDAY

1 pm Pug on a Surfboard Awareness Day @ Dundas Square, 5 Dundas St. E. From 1-4 pm, literature will be handed out and speeches to raise awareness for this very important cause. (We actually have no idea what this is all about, but we’re super curious.)

9 pm Bacon Fat Brew-Ha-Ha @ 3030 Dundas St. W. A celebration of the music and mayhem of Andre Williams and a CD release party for Andre Williams and The Sadies’ new Night & Day album due out May 15. Performances of Andre Williams’ songs by: BradleyBoy MacArthur, Samantha Martin & The Haggard, and Pow Wows + DJ Tim Perlich spins raunchy raw R&B and funky blues goodies between sets. $5.

9 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: The Beach Ball @ The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Unpack your summer best early at WORN’s Issue 14 launch party! Much on rainbow macaroons from Butterdream Sweets, sip on Pina Colada cocktails made with real tea from Tealish (quantiteas limited), get snapped in the postcard-themed photo booth, and ride a wave of sweet summer oldies sounds. Dress code is anything summer. $10 advance tickets available at Robber (863 Queen St. W.), Upside Dive (269 Queen St. E.), Freedom Clothing Collective (939 Bloor St. W.) and online. $12 at the door – all tickets include a free copy of WORN’s new issue.

10 pm Strictly Business @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. DJs Serious and Numeric play classic hip-hop anthems!

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Two ice stallions serve it up hot with a glamour positive party for anyone who knows what it’s like to be a lucky bitch. The guiltiest of pleasures all night: hitz that span the ages, 90’s hip-hop, contemporary hitz, 80’s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.

10 pm Baio DJ Set @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJ set by Baio of Vampire Weekend + Wheel Wells and Arrogahnz. $12.50 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and online. For guestlist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

10 pm 5-Hour Mix Tape @ Fountain, 1261 Dundas St. W. Shake your bits to some eclectic hits, oddities, and randoms.

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. A sexy, sweaty dance party thrown by the Bangs & Blush ladies! 60’s pop, soul and rock n’ roll. $5.

10 pm I Know You Care @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Shan Dub and Boots Boogie play ol’ hip-hop, R&B, and funk upstairs while DJs James Redi and O-God play hip-hop, funk, and reggae downstairs. $5 before 11:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Shoplifters Will Be Prostituted @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A funk, soul, bastard pop, hip-hop, etc. dance party brought to you by A Digital Needle DJs.

11 pm Bang The Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Resident DJ Andycapp + guest (and our favourite) Pooyan all night long. Boogie, disco, house. $10.

11 pm Heavy Petting @ 751 (basement), 751 Queen St. W. DJs KillMachine and Huskie play dirty beats.

11 pm S.O.S. Saturdays @ The Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. 80sFavoriteBabies DJs D’eeznuts and SpecsOne tag team the speakers playing the best in hard rock, alternative, 90’s, and retro. $5.

SUNDAY

10 am Yoga in the Park @ Trinity Bellwoods, 790 Queen St. W. This summer, Lululemon and some of Toronto’s best yoga teachers will be hosting complimentary Yoga in the Park at Trinity Bellwoods. The launch party class kicks off with ambassador and owner of Misfits Studio, Miss Amber J! Bring your own mat if possible.

1:30 pm Heritage Toronto Walks: Agincourt Village @ Agincourt Jr. Public School, 29 Lockie Ave. Discover the Edwardian buildings, streetscapes, and natural heritage of Agincourt Village – a commercial and transportation hub in the early 20th century when this part of northern Scarborough was ‘out in the country’! Walk will run approximately two hours. Free!

9:30 pm Crosswires #8 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A Sunday night series brought to you by Doc Pickles, co-founder and emcee of of Wavelength. Performances by Hollowphonic, Black Tongue Emergency, Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion, and Les Expulse + General Chaos Visuals and DJ selector Acacia Christensen. Sponsored by Steam Whistle. PWYC.

~ Caitlyn Holroyd

For event submissions, email caitlyn_holroyd@hotmail.com

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