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 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 V Good Thursday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins hip-hop, dancehall, slow jams, reggae, and beyond.
10 pm new.wav @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Blessings on Blessings on Blessings on Blessings. Music by Justin Bayot. $5.
10 pm Fun House @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. House and indie dance party with Metro Mammoth.
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 Biggity Boop @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, dancehall, and R&B with your hosts Alikulapo, Hoiking, and Teej Mahal. It ain’t nothin’ but a biggity boop! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Funk, soul, reggae, ska, and dancehall in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJs Gramera and Parkdale Funk on the decks + Dennis P on the sax. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
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 Puppy Love @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Laid back queer + sex positive dance party. More a peck-on-the-cheek than a full-on makeout. A night for people who aren’t into the club scene but want to shake their booty and make new friends. Also: dance floor, board games/truth or dare/spin the bottle, porn screenings, outdoor patio, tons of sex-positive friends to meet, lots of places to sit and talk! $5.
10 pm Oldies 990 Spring Fling @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Featuring three sets of doo wop and rock ‘n’ roll + DJ Peter Elkas’ iTunes playlist spinning awesome tracks all night long.
10 pm Best Friday @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. Why have a Good Friday when you can have the Best Fucking Friday? DJ Misty + rock ‘n’ roll + cheap drinks.
10 pm (Ho)Motown Night @ Cardinal Rule, 5 Roncesvalles Ave. A little queer hangout and dance party featuring vintage soul, funk, and R&B. No cover, good vibes, great tunes!
10 pm No Sleep ‘Til Brooklynn Presents: Can I Kick It? @ Brooklynn, 1186 Queen St. W. Make new friends. No dress code. No bullshit. Mickey “bottle service” available. Attendees are asked to donate a pair of kicks (sneakers, dress shoes, heels, winter boots) that will be dropped off at youth shelters across the GTA. Free before 11 pm with a pair of kicks, $5 with guestlist before 11:30 pm.
10 pm Big Primpin’ @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends, and admirers. With DJs Kevin Ritchie, Nino Brown, and Blackcat. For guestlist, email firstname.lastname@example.org. $5.
10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A newfangled affair that glorifies those qualities which are held in highest regard when it comes to a ceremony of holy matrimony: dancing, drinking, bad decision-making, gussying up, and annoying the DJ with requests for songs that he won’t play. Trust in guilty pleasures for an evening of eclectic musical merrymaking! Overdressing for this occasion is very much encouraged.
10 pm A Summer Fling Dance Party @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. The Summer Fling DJs play great songs from all of the eras: classic rock, funk and disco, modern indie, and a sprinkle of other dance floor favourites. From Bowie to Black Lips, Blondie to Broken Social Scene. And that’s just the letter B.
10 pm Marmalade & Buttahfingaz @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, rap, trap, south.
11 pm Heaven Scent II @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. 10 degrees this Friday. Love your Toronto. Music by Pooyan, Jordan Gardner, Raven Sierra, and Elliott Vincent Jones. $8 before 1 am, more after.
11 pm Y2K: A Millennium Dance Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A party devoted to the best jams of the early-to-mid 2000s, brought to you by Good Kids. Guilty pleasures, one hit wonders, chart toppers, and everything in between! With DJs Marco Morales (Chicago), Caff, and Mensa. $10.
9 pm Feast in the East @ Jam Factory Co., 2 Matilda St. A monthly east-end music, food, and installation series. This month’s edition features a free dinner by Stephanie Fielding and Heather Rule, with music provided by Picastro, Charles Spearin’s Roadside Silhouettes, Isla Craig, and A. Minster. $8 advance tickets (includes a free dinner) available at Circus Books & Music, Cask Music, Rotate This, and Soundscapes. $10 at the door or $13 with food. All ages.
9 pm Mad Men: End of an Era Lounge & Dance Party @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Join the Toronto Vintage Society and With It as they celebrate Mad Men on the eve of the show’s final season. Vintage cocktails, vintage decor from Ethel – 20th Century Living, a photo booth, ’60s music on vinyl, and a best-dressed contest with prizes from Exile Vintage will make this party a swingin’ good time! $8 if dressed to the theme, $10 otherwise.
10 pm Motown Party @ 751 Queen St. W. Motown, northern soul, and remixes with Fawn BC, Sean Caff, and A Digital Needle. $5 before 11 pm, $10 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 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, ’90s hip-hop, contemporary hitz, ’80s velvet jamz, forgotten gemz.
10 pm PPParty @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Why all the the P? ‘Cuz this party is golden! 24 Karat hits from all decades. $5.
10 pm Pay Day @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Isosceles and Stew Innes play hip-hop, RnB, and party jams. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10:30 pm Tapette: Édition Tulipe @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Like a tulip out of the ground at Spring, Tapette rises out of the dirt and blossoms all over the dance floor for a night of French pop, disco, and house with DJ Phil V. $5.
11 pm Love Saves The Day @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Maximal disco and maximal house with DJs Produzentin, Kevin Ritchie, and Jaime Sin.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’60s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party paying tribute to the golden age of hip-hop! DJs Numeric and Dalia spin classic jams from the sweet spot of 1986 to 1994. $10.
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. It’s a nite of local luminaries as Toronto electronic hero I am Robot and Proud (solo audio/visual set) and Ambient Ping originators dreamSTATE join Nite Comfort in the ongoing search for genre-defying, boundary-pushing music and other hidden gems in the heart of the city. The first Sunday of each month, focusing on live eclectic, electronic, ambient, drowsy beats, loose bytes, droney feats, psychic lights, live visuals, noisy tangents, artful dodging. PWYC.
9 pm Judy & Igby’s Easter Camp Cabaret @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Judy Virago and Igby Lizzard, the wicked queens of the west end scene, return to the Drake Underground with their eclectic cast of calamitous characters for an Easter Cabaret quite unlike your regular Sunday service! Featuring burlesque, drag, circus and live music performances from members of the House of Filth and stars of the Toronto creative scene: Allysin Chaynes, El Toro, Fay Slift, Igby Lizzard, Judy Virago, Laura Desiree, Nancy Bocock, Percy Katt, and Quanah Style. $10.
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