February 26th-March 1st Pop-Up Market @ D-Beatstro, 1292 Bloor St. W. A four-day pop-up market showcasing some of the amazing local artists and makers that Toronto has to offer. Open 12-8 pm every day.


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.

10 pm Whatevs @ Churrasqueira Nova Lisboa & Yauca’s Lounge, 755 Dovercourt Rd. After a year-long hiatus, Whatevs is back! Good Kids play all your golden era favourites. Loose morals in effect.


10 pm Dad Rock @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Change out of those stained sweat pants, turn the lights on ,and stop listening to the new Drake – at least, for one night – as the dads descend from their lofty man caves above to air guitar to songs they barely know. Not good enough? There will be an ice bar of cold cuts stolen from other peoples houses, holes in socks, and the worst jokes you will ever find. Also including but not limited to excellent songs that are all older than us performed by mostly dead musicians such as: CCR, Van Halen, Clapton, Captain Beefheart, Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, Journey, AC/DC, Allman Brothers, Steppenwolf, and more.

10 pm Work It Out @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Get your monthly soul music fix! With DJs Mantis and Famous Lee.

10 pm No Control @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Punk, post-punk, and new wave weirdo dance music circa 1975ish to 1985ish. Misfits, Blondie, Ramones, Iggy Pop, Devo, Joy Division, David Bowie, The Cult, The Clash, Dead Kennedys, New Order, Black Flag, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, etc.

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 For The Trill @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Levi Chuck and Down Unda play hip-hop, trap, and bangers! $4 Jager special all night long.

10 pm Fat Laces @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills, the scratch-monster, spins old school hip-hop.


10 pm Boom In The Night @ Milk Glass, 1247 Dundas St. W. Post-punk, synth pop, and cosmic disco with DJs JD and Cell Memory. Decorations? Projections? Space babe outfits encouraged.

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 Alikulapo. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack are back at Unlovable for another night of maximal synth.

10 pm Grippin’ Grain 56 @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. That party from the 204 returns to the 6! DJs Co-op, Footwerk, Lonnie Ce, and special guest Big Jacks play strictly club rap all night long. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Èbony @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Friends, rudeboys, body heat, Panorama Bar music, tracks you haven’t heard in Panorama Bar. $5.

10 pm The Shindig Shout N’ Shimmy @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Shindig gets you shakin’ this month with their favourite R&B, soul, and vintage rock ‘n’ roll shouters on 7” 45 RPM vinyl records. With residents Splattermonkey, General Eclectic, and Parkdale Funk. $5 before 11 pm, $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 Boosie Fade @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. The best new and newish rap on the market from your favourite cookie and luscious lyon cosplayers, DJ Yung Adult and Jordan Sowunmi. Expect music like: that new Drizzy, PND PND PND, Migos Migos Migos, A$AP Ferg, Future, Yeezy, and more.

10 pm “$moove” @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Music to make you feel your best and leave the rest: disco, boogie, modern soul, jazz-funk, and more. Dance floor space available for your pleasure. Selections provided by Raf Rez.

10 pm Regretro: Scorned Edition @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Now that Valentine’s Day is over, it’s time to dance it out to the sounds of scorned divas plus all of the favourites. Regretro is a judgement-free zone, so leave your hangups on the dance floor. As always, requests welcome. Time to turn back time.

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

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.

10:30 pm Gotta Pay The Rent @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Lobodotcom and Jen.eralist make you work at the end of every month! Work it. Earn it. If they like it, you will be rewarded. (Last month’s rewards included drink tickets, t-shirts, beard oil, and cash.) Music is indie-electro and nu-disco with some fun classics mixed in.

11 pm BADLQQK @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. With Giorgio Versani, Meech, Rynecologist, and Skinnyninny. $10.


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 2015, played in chronological order). $5.

10 pm One Leg Up @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St. W. An all-vinyl sexy dance party featuring strictly hits from any genre and any decade! Celebrate your joys. Dance away your blues. Elvis Presley to Beyonce to The Stones to James Brown to Black Sabbath to Chic to The Strokes to Judas Priest to Blondie to Snoop Dog to Madonna to David Bowie to Notorious B.I.G. and so on. $3 beers before 11 pm.

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

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All the stuff you need. Party music you can really move to. Get in touch with your party self.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen 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 spotlight is Siouxsie and The Banshees. $10.

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 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 Blood, Sweat & Queers: Ideology Edition @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Ideology is the age of identity politics. It’s a celebration of mutual dedications to bring out more openness, access, and change within the queer and straight communities. Music by DJ Bambii. Drink special: tall can of Pilsner + shot of JD for $9. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

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 #CrushTO Presents: Capes, Comics & Cunts @ Club 120, 120 Church St. Queer + sex positive dance party featuring a burlesque show, go go dancers, private booths to get hot and heavy in (consensually), and sexier flavours of house music from #CrushTO resident DJ Nate Nightcall. $10.

10 pm Public Affair @ Crawford, 718 College St. Trap, hip-hop, and reggae with IStone and TheBass6. $5 before 11 pm, more 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 Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! 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.


11 am Detox to Retox @ Junction Craft Brewing, 90 Cawthra Ave. 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 keeping your New Years Resolutions! $30 advance tickets available online.

3 pm Borrel @ Hitch, 1216 Queen St. E. Hitch opens its doors early for afternoon drinks and traditional Dutch comfort food. Stick around for a movie! Until 8 pm.

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

8 pm Nite Comfort @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Gabe Knox and Club Vandal Renegade join Nite Comfort in the ongoing search for genre-defying, boundary-pushing music and other hidden gems in the heart of the city. The firstSunday of each month, focusing on live eclectic, electronic, ambient, drowsy beats, loose bytes, droney feats, psychic lights, live visuals, noisy tangents, artful dodging. PWYC.

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