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.
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.
9:30 pm No Need to Argue: All 90s Karaoke @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Sing your worst musical memories, featuring: “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba, “Faith” by Limp Bizkit, “No Limits” by 2 Unlimited, “All Star” by SmashMouth, “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd, “Purple Pills” by D12, and “The Reason” by Hoobastank. No exceptions and no hard feelings.
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.
10 pm Spooky Bitch: Blondie Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. This month, Spooky Bitch pays tribute to the original blonde venus of new wave rock: Debbie Harry! Tunes provided by DJ Brian Duval.
6 pm Aries 27° Opening Party @ 416 Gallery, 404 Queen St. E. “Taking place in the midst of spring, Aries 27° is a curated group exhibition which explores this challenge in celebration of the rapidly growing creative emergence and diverse angles of imagination Toronto and Montréal hold close.” Music by Frame (Montréal) and Shft. Until midnight. Free before 9 pm, $5 after.
7 pm Just for Cats Festival 2015 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. Co-presented with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, the smash-hit festival devoted to the best in cat-themed internet videos returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox with a brand-new edition of furry frolics – complete with a red-carpet walk and bona fide felines in attendance! $22.75 advance tickets available online.
10 pm Ice Cold Dranks @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. A night of rap bangers and other classic shit. With residents Family Business + special guests DJ D-Wiz and Style of Tigers. Free before 11:30 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Nothin’ But Smashes @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. No deep house here, just the cuts you grew up with that you love to hate and can’t live without. Now with more Ja Rule, 112, Missy Elliott, and Nelly that you can handle. On the decks all night are your favourite boyfriends: Grump and Sladkow.
10 pm Versace Versace Versace Drake @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Drizzy night! All tracks by Drake or featuring Drake. With DJs Geoffrey Lawrence-Snack and Jay Jolliffe.
10 pm Birthday Sex @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Diego Bros are back to play the sweatiest ’90s and ’00s RnB and hip-hop jams all night long! (April babies, post your birthday requests on theFacebook page.) Free before 11 pm, $5 after.
10 pm Signs @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. Aries are celebrated and it’s about to go down! So come an’ give dem a flicka da wrist! Trap, hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and good beats courtesy of DJs Ry-Fi and Walmer Convenience.
10 pm Evening Standard is Sooooo 5 Years Ago @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Evening Standard celebrates five years! No real frills, just a selection of music made for dancing that has found a home on their dancefloors over the past five years and the great faces they have met along the way, all moving about together, once again.
10 pm Hip-Hop Karaoke: 8th Anniversary @ Revival Bar, 783 College St. Hip-Hop Karaoke is turning eight years old and they’re celebrating with Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede – a.k.a. Camp Lo! Hosted by More Or Les with DJs Numeric, Dalia, and Ted Dancin’. $16.50 advance tickets available online, more at the door.
10 pm Wayward Fridays @ Wayward, 1096 Queen St. W. Hip-hop, old school, and classics with DJ Tech Twelve.
10 pm Yes Yes Y’all @ RYZE, 423 College St. The hottest, sweatiest, busiest queer hip-hop/dancehall/RnB jam around! Vybz meets A$AP meets Kendrick meets Cham meets Foxy meets Ciara. Tigga Galore and DJ Blackcat join the YYY Crew this month. $6 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Disco Bits @ Cardinal Rule, 5 Roncesvalles Ave. Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight! It’s 1979 with DeeJay Triple-X spinning all your favourite disco-era hits. Dress code: disco-infused (bell bottoms, platforms, polyester, stripes, sparkles, hot pants, spandex, chains, wigs). Guest performances by the raddest and baddest boys and girls in the city + the triumphant return of Mme Zsa Zsa the $2 psychic. Specially-priced $5 Amsterdam tallboys and Liquid Cocaine shots.
10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and their relative disciples with DJs G-Spot and Linx + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 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 Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Coolin spins hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, RnB, party jams, and deep grooves.
10 pm Tramp @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS who love GIRLS (and their friends). Sexy jams courtesy of DJ Chiclet and Linguist. $5 pints of Hogtown and $4 Tropical Titty Twisters.
10 pm Jungle Boogie @ The Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W. Fawn Big Canoe, Az Az, and special guest Betti Forde play classic funk, soul, raps, disco… basically anything Pam Grier would listen to!
10 pm Shadows of Motown @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Shadows of Motown is a dance party that plays the biggest and best Motown, doo wop, booty shakin’ hits! With DJs Slater, Well Said, and Ty. $5.
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. $5.
10 pm Reunite @ BLND TGER, 559 College St. Spence Diamonds and Mista Jiggz play classic hip-hop and house all night long.
11 pm Lay These Knight 4 Year Anniversary @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. DJs Patrick McGuire and Famou$ Players play the best R&B anthems from the ’90s to the ’00s to the ’10s. All your old favourites, new favourites, and soon-to-be-favourites! $10.
10 am Record Store Day @ Sonic Boom, 215 Spadina Ave. Featuring exclusive vinyl releases, giveaways, high-fives, live musical performances, and much more! Performances by: Carl Didur, Anamai, Harrison, Mimico, and Comet Control. Celebration continues up the street at 8-11 Gallery, with performances by Mmm Mmm (Sexy Merlin/Man Made Hill), Soupcans, and a secret special guest + Sonic Boom DJs all night! Doors at 9 pm, bands at 10:30 pm. $8.
11 am City of Craft Spring @ The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W. City of Craft’s annual celebration of post-hibernation, now in its fourth year, is your spring epicentre for all things crafty. Treat yourself, your mom, or anyone else you know to handmade goods, vintage, rummage, and supplies from a happy clutch of Toronto’s best makers and studios. This year’s event will feature over 70% new artists and vendors. $1. Until 6 pm.
11 am Bellwoods Flea @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W & Magpie, 831 Dundas St. W. Bellwoods Flea is back with a brand new line up of vendors! Featuring some of the city’s best in art, collectibles, handmade, fashion, and vintage. There will also be classic films, music, food, video games and some fantastic drink specials. Until 6 pm.
10 pm Love Handle @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Featuring the Toronto debut of Randy Hotthobo Ellis, co-owner and label manager of Voltaire Records in California and a frequent contributor/collaborator to Loose Shus, Elegant Borzoi, and Chautauqua. His 100% vinyl sets journey deep into an abyss of new, classic, and obscure 12″ and 7″ records, with a focus toward high-end boogie, disco, two step, sweet soul, italo, house and modern funk. Joining him are resident DJs Catalist and Famous Lee.
10 pm Baby Phat @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. Big-time rap bangers from the late ’90s/early ’00s. Fawn Big Canoe and Az Az creeping all night for you.
10 pm Aries 27° After Party @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. Official wrap party for Lexiquette and 416 Gallery’s Aries 27° exhibition! Making waves: Robert Robert (MTL), Ryan Playground (MTL), Bambii, Frame (MTL), and Shft.
10 pm L.atasha A.lcindor aka L.A. @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Sincere. Spiritual. Experimental. L.atasha A.lcindor, also known as L.A., is the essence of fearless energy in rhyme. Coming from Flatbush, Brooklyn, the young trailblazer utilizes her many talents ranging from poetry and philosophy to give her bites and story to music. Starting out in the vein of spoken word, L.A takes upon her waistbelt the ancestry of storytelling, wordplay and the devotion to experimentation and spins circles around the current phases of hip-hop, in hopes that her art may change the paradigm of time. Limited capacity – reach early if you bout this life. With DJ Sunsun and MC Tee.
10 pm Turning Point @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Resident selector A Man Called Warwick and special guest Señor Vishal share a top-notch selection of vintage tropical dance floor shakers from all over the map. Dress to move and sweat! $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 Passage @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. An excursion through diverse musical pathways on the dance floor. Deep, organic, electronic, forward, timeless, joyful, always soulful sounds. With Basic Soul Unit, Leanne Wright, and Jason Ulrich. $5.
10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Big Jimmy Mills spins through his personal collection of hip-hop and slow jams. Dance party extreme. $5.
10 pm All Vinyl Everything @ Ballet, 227-A Ossington Ave. DJs Agile, Mensa, and Mista Jiggz play a mix of RnB, hip-hop, house, funk, disco, soul, reggae, and more – strictly on vinyl. $10 before midnight, style code in effect.
10 pm Party & Bull$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 Get It Together: Spring Fever Edition @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Kensington Market’s only open-format dance party. All genres, all genres, and all peoples welcome! Hosted by Mikey McFly and DJ Doots. $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.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. ’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.
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 @ KITCH, 229 Geary Ave. 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. Triva at 8 pm.
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