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.
11 pm Birkenrock @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Your one-stop event for everything female alternative, OLD AND NEW, as curated by Daniel McIntyre and David Van Poppel. Featuring all your Women & Songs favourites + some modern jams!
6 pm Hookerson-Blough Live Auction @ Mrs. Huizenga, 28 Roncesvalles Ave. Featuring a considered collection of vintage goods and antique finds you will not want to miss! Commandeering the auctioneering is Jonathan Hagey of Kingpin’s Hideaway. 6pm until 9 pm.
9 pm Holy Wave/Fake Palms/Milk Lines/”Human Sadness” Advance Screening @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Performances by Texas babes Holy Wave, Fake Palms, and Milk Lines + the video premiere of “Human Sadness” by Julian Casablancas and The Voidz. $10.
10 pm Strangelove @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. The return of a Toronto cultural institution. Every Thursday. $5.
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 and She Does the City are taking over Clinton’s with 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 Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.
5:30 pm CraveTO @ The Burroughes, 639 Queen St. W. CraveTO pairs craft drink and street food creators to the soundtrack of local DJs. From Venezuelan arepas and Russian stouts to sexy beats and attractive strangers, there will be something for everyone to discover! Vendors include El Sabor de Mama, Naansense, Oyster Boy, Chimney Stacks, Mango Pinton, Junked Food Co., Bespoke Butchers, Bombay Street Food, and Foodbenders. Muddy York, Brickworks Cider, Mill Street, Amsterdam, and Nickel Brook $15 in advance or $20 at the door (if available).
7 pm Friday Night Live: Rock the Caravan @ Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Toronto’s most unique social destination, with eclectic eats, drinks, DJs, dancing, live music, and unexpected experiences. This week, FNL celebrates tMiddle Eastern Archeology and their exhibit A Warlord’s Stronghold: Mystery on the Silk Road. $15 advance tickets available online.
8 pm Thigh High @ Underground Cafe & Social Club, 670 Queen St. E. A monthly burlesque and variety show! Performances by Tiny B Hiney, St. Stella, Esther De Ville, and Lucy Loop. Hosted by Laura Desiree. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
10 pm Bad Beaches @ The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St. Acelebration of badass women in dance music. DJs Wednesday’s Child and KiM of DiamondZ will be playing upbeat, housey tracks (with a sprinkling of indie and hip-hop flavour here ‘n’ there) in a tropical oasis! Splash on some colour – or your baddest digs – and come welcome in summer with palm trees, pina coladas, and all-female EDM. $5.
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 Jamz! @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. An anything goes, no bullshit, non-genre, dance ’til you drop, all your friends in one room, party hard, make the floor wet with sweat, shit show! With DJs Slater, Ty, and Mikey. $5.
10 pm Shindig vs. Double Barrel @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Resident selectors General Eclectic, Splattermonkey, and Parkdale Funk spin your favourite ’50s and ’60s R&B and soul alongside DJ Magnificent’s Double Barrel soul, reggae, and ska vibes all night! $5 before 11 pm, $10 after.
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Music $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.
10:30 pm Gotta Pay The Rent: Bromo?? Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Lobodotcom and Aceheaven are gonna make you work. Look good on the dance floor, and they will reward you! Music is indie-electro and nu-disco with some fun classics melted in like butter. Get greasy.
11 pm Motown Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Motown Party has a new home! Expect to hear some old favourites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and whatever else they feel like playing. With residents Fawn BC and Sean Caff. $10.
10 pm When You Were Mine: Prince 1978-1992 @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. All Prince, all night courtesy of PMM. Camille, Vanity 6, Apollonia 6, The Time, Sheila E., covers, etc.
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 and special guest Bordello. $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. $5.
10 pm Beam Me Up Disco: Édition Spéciale @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Édition Spéciale celebrates the best of the global disco spectrum with caribbean grooves, afro-disco, mediterranean boogie, sovetik sleaze, japanese jazz-funk, and brazilian breaks soundtracking the soirée. Residents A Digital Needle and Cyclist take the reins on this planet-spanning party.
10 pm Party & Bull$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 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 Pure Passion @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Dimez, Brash-B, and V-Ginn play old school, hip-hop, rap, and R&B spanning the ’80s to today. $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.
10 pm Tramp @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS who love GIRLS! (And their friends.) Music by Fawn B.C. and Linguist. 2-4-1 shots before 11:30 pm + $5 Hogtown pints.
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.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. A special edition of Shake A Tail featuring special guests DJ Misty and Blush playing ‘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! Expect hits and not-so-hits, jams old and new. $10.
10 am TD Echo Beach Spring Market @ Echo Beach, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W. The Junction Flea and TD Echo Beach present their inaugural spring market! 100+ vendors on Lake Ontario. Shop vintage, craft, clothing, jewellery, specialty foods, and more. Fully licensed with FREE admission. Until 5 pm.
10 am Flipside DJ & Collectors Record Sale @ The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. W. Over 25,000 vinyl records in one room from collectors and DJs near and far! All genres. Until 4 pm.
11 am Detox to Retox @ Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Dr. Led by a certified yoga instructor and followed by a tasting of beers, this two-hour session (one hour of yoga, one hour of beer) will be the perfect way to trick yourself into thinking that you’re getting that beach bod ready (nothin’ like a clear conscience, right?)! $30 advance tickets available online.
4 pm Florivox presents: This Woman’s Work @ First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. W. Florivox, of Univox Choirs Toronto, presents a concert of songs exploring the unique bond between a mother and daughter. Works by Bush, Caccini, Barnell, and Joel. Featuring guest artist Melanie Doane. Free admission 18 and under; $20 in advance/for students and seniors; $25 at the door.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
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