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)! Valerie Soo will be DJing beautiful tunes. The Meow Meow drink special is $5 Calvados.
10 pm Paisley @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. From the ashes of the ridiculous Smiths Is Dead evening comes Paisley. Britpop, indie, twee, post-punk, alternative, etc.
7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A new trivia night with the emphasis on entertainment (movies, TV, music). This is the payoff for all the television you’ve been watching. Prizes and cheap drinks all night!
7 pm Chosen Opening Party @ Chosen, 1599 Dundas St. W. In case you hadn’t heard, Chosen has officially moved to Dundas West! They’ve taken all March to cozy up with our beee-utiful new shop, work out all those kinks, and now they’re finally ready to put on our party pants and christen this baby! Join them from 7-11 pm for treats and tunes at their brand new space.
10 pm Electricladyland @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. A queer synthy, sexy dance party, playing all and only electronic ladies! Expect lots of Le Tigre, Erykah Badu, Bjork, Kate Bush, Kelela, Broadcast, Robyn, Madonna, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Lykke Li, FKA Twigs, Santogold, Grimes, and on and on, because there are too many awesome electrified dames to name.
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.
7 pm Tim McCready’s House Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Tim McCready’s infamous 159 Manning house party comes to the Gladstone! Good Enough Live Karaoke warms up the stage until 9 pm followed by a stellar lineup of bands and DJs, including The Pairs, Puppy Show, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, HotKid, Brendan Philip, Clairmont The Second, DJ Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, and more. See you there for cheap tall boys, finger foods and an amazing, positive life-changing night. $13 advance tickets available online.
8 pm Midnight MRKT @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. Toronto’s sexiest night MRKT returns with some of the best local retailers, street food, craft cocktails, and DJs Toronto has to offer. Music provided by DJs Lucie Tic and Johnny Hockin. Until 1 am. $5 at the door (bring cash for the good goods).
9:30 pm Clueless Quote-Along @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Bloor St. W. AS IF the Bloor Cinema hasn’t done a Clueless Quote-Along yet! It’s only, like, the most quotable movie of the ’90s. Come early for signature cocktails and coolio tunes! Doors at 8:30 pm, screening at 9:30. Advance tickets available online.
9:30 pm Golden Flamingo Revue @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Escape to Vintage Vegas in the tropical paradise of the Miss Things Coconut Room with The Golden Flamingo Revue! A Vintage Vegas show experience with a classic burlesque twist, complete with the Golden Flamingo Showgirls, a resident cast of Toronto’s top classic burlesque performers, Sinatra-style crooners, sultry songstresses, and Nouveau Cirque. $35 show tickets available online and at the door. $10 at the door from midnight onwards.
10 pm Glitter Box @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Get out of your boring box and come to the GLITTER BOX! It’s gonna be a puuuuuurfect night with DJ Kitty playing all your favourite guilty pleasures from the ’80s, ’90, and ’00s.
10 pm No No Pony @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. No No Pony is back to bless you all with more rap, R&B, and Ginuwine’s “Pony” every hour on the hour. DJs Amy Wood and Orange Pekoe in the saddle. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Gold Chain @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Aoki and Snack will have you dancing all night long to the best hip-hop of today and yesterday. You don’t wanna miss this display of supreme DJing – it’s the gold standard.
10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Praise Yeezus! Bangs & Blush will literally make all your dreams come true at Fuck It, because they know you’ll love this jam as much as Kanye loves Kanye! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Queer + sex positive dance party with go go dancers, impromptu strip shows, group sing-a-longs, and DJ Dang Kids on the decks. $5.
10 pm Lath @ 76-A Geary Ave. There’s a chance you have found yourself wandering to the other side of the tracks before. But on this night tucked just off of Dovercourt in the industrial no man’s land of Geary Avenue, you’ll find an all local lineup of record players ready to take you there, deep into the wide grins of house and through all the drawers of the techno tool box. $10 before midnight, $15 Ave.
10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Toronto’s only sexy synthy alternative electro dance party! Expect to hear stuff like: Tiga, Annie, Chromeo, M.I.A., Holy Ghost!, Robyn, Daft Punk, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys, and more. DJs ARP 2600, Digits, and Little Kicks will be present to sex you up (music-wise). $5 early, $10 later.
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 Canada Thrust @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Hip-hop, house, and party music miscellany from Canada Thrust. $5.
10 pm Soft Stroke @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. One last Soft Stroke jam, featuring the original all-star lineup of CL and Peach all night long. $5.
10:30 pm Dance Yourself Clean: An Indie-Pop Dance Party @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. A night of music inspired by LCD Soundsystem. Expect to hear tunes from the likes of Phantogram, CHVRCHES, Miike Snow, Haim, Charli XCX, MØ, Empire of The Sun, Cut Copy, The Knife, Justice, and many, many more. $10 tickets available online and at the door.
11 pm Diggy The DJ @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite hip-hop bangers. $10.
11 am The Trinity Bellwoods Flea @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea is back with a fresh lineup of local artisans and vendors, music, and cocktails! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage + a fun and funky mix of ’70s, ’80s and ’90s classics! Until 6 pm.
10 pm Chronologic @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history (i.e. music from 1890 to 2016, played in chronological order). $5.
10 pm XO vs. OVO @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. They’re the kings of northern soul and the bosses of all things hip-hop right now. Hailing from this beautiful city and needing no introduction, Drake and the Weeknd currently run this ish. Celebrate these two stars with a dance party that goes back II back with OVO and XO bangers. DJs Dolo Rock and the Dabber Don mighhhhhht sprinkle in some other hits as well (not that they need to). $10 tickets available online and at the door.
10 pm Reggae In Your Jeggae @ Lucky Shrike, 850 Dundas St. W. A musical expedition and kinetic expression session! Reggae, ska, bluebeat, and rocksteady for movers and groovers, dancers and freakers, and lordly leapers and ladies alike. DJs Gav, Kev, James and guests playing their favourite ’60s and early ’70s selections on vinyl.
10 pm B*Casual @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. B*Dark and B*Sexy all night long with dance records of the shiny flat black variety. DJs for the soiree are Riff Randell and X-rated guest Kevin Hegge.
10 pm Business Woman’s Special: The Hair Ball @ ROUND, 152-A Augusta Ave. A celebration of hair, wigs, weaves, braids, beards, and hairy pits and legs. Wear your wigs. Grow your beards. Don’t shave your legs. Special performances by two of Toronto bearded queens, Bonbon Bontemps and Beardra + DJs Sammy Royale and Diego Armand on the decks. $6.
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 Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Beam Me Up is synonymous with disco, that mixed bag of funk, jazz, soul, boogie, rap, rare groove, reggae, gospel, and proto-house! The feeling’s right and the music’s tight on a disco night.
10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills on two turntables spinning old school hip-hop, party jams, dancehall, reggae, and RnB. $5.
10 pm Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.
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 THE BRTHDY PRTY @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Who doesn’t love a birthday party?! Free Polaroids ALL NIGHT! Music by RVM and Style of Tigers. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between 4 different eras and forming a cohesive sonic bond, Conor Cutz and Rouge bring you a night of the best music from times past. From the 1970s to the early 2000s, expect to hear the best of everything from James Brown to Justice, M.J. to Biggie – tracks that defined generations, seamlessly mashed up and reworked by the infamous duo. $10.
10 am Vintage Clothing & Textile Show @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Ave. Shop vintage clothing and accessories from over 30 dealers from across Ontario and Quebec. Ladies wear, menswear, accessories, textiles, and more! Prices for every budget and something for every style. Until 5 pm. $10.
1 pm Punch Out Launch @ Thoroughbred Food & Drink, 304 Richmond St. W. Boozy brunch and the launch of Thoroughbred’s punch list, featuring monthly guest spots by bartenders they love. This week, Alana Nogueda of The Shameful Tiki Room will be stopping by. Music by Yung Adult and special guests.
7 pm Brass Facts Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Test your knowledge and win prizes! Hosted by Famous Kirk Hero. Until 10 pm.
7:30 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Think you know Seinfeld? Well it’s not a lie if you believe it, and if you can prove you’re the master of your domain, then it’s next stop Pottersville. This is the Famous ORIGINAL Ray’s of monthly Seinfeld trivia, not some knock-off with their own case at the end of the aisle. Come for the trivia, stay for the episode and the JuJy Fruits! Maybe you’ll win a contest. Trivia at 8 pm.
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