March 4th-5th Toronto Antique & Vintage Market @ Exhibition Place (Queen Elizabeth Building), 180 Princes’ Blvd. This twice-a-year urban vintage marketplace returns to Exhibition Place with antiques, vintage, retro and loads of decorator finds! Open 10-5 pm Saturday and 10-4 pm Sunday. $10 at the door (cash only).
6 pm Trashed & Wasted @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. A food and design event helping to bring awareness to food waste. Join local chefs, brewers and distillers, artists, and innovators for a one-night celebration of the sustenance, beauty, and benefits of what was once simply trashed and wasted. $35 general admission (+ $5 per food/drink item) and $50 all inclusive (includes unlimited food) tickets available online.
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.
7 pm Pop Culture Trivia @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A 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!
8 pm Slippery Slope Thursdays @ The Drake Sky Yard, 1150 Queen St. W. Let the Drake help keep your dancing feet toasty-warm every Thursday this winter with Reyka Vodka! Crunk, bop, and slide to the sweet grooves of R&B, hip-hop, Top 40, reggae, and dance courtesy of DJ iammiikey.
9 pm Flimshaw’s Throwback Thursdays @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Bosh Flimshaw plays the best in old school hip-hop, ’90s fanfare, leftfield nostalgia bangers, and everything in between.
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 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 more.
9 pm Live Brit/Indie-Pop Karaoke @ The Baby G, 1608 Dundas St. W. The Mis-Shapes rock the tunes, YOU rock the mic! Stay tuned to the Facebook page for a full list of songs for the night, including “You Only Live Once” by The Strokes, “Supersonic” by Oasis, “Song 2” by Blur, “Kids” by MGMT, and “Common People” by Pulp.
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 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Cosmic Resonance Launch Party @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Join DJs Andy Capp and Alister Johnson for the inaugural dance party introducing the sounds of the new label Cosmic Resonance + live performance by Hemingway. Label heads James Harris and Chris Michael Evans will be introducing the night with a performance of unreleased material fusing the sounds of jazz, funk, and electronic music. $5.
10 pm SoulSkank @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. Soul, funk, soul, reggae, ska, dancehall, and Motown in its most raw form! A vinyl-only dance party with DJ Parkdale Funk and special guest Soul Proprietor on the wax + Dennis P on the sax. $5.
10 pm Pineapple Jam @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. DJ Keen One on the decks like it’s 1997, playing all your favourite classic hip-hop and RnB bangers as well as some select new cuts. $10.
10 pm Lazy Susans @ The Ossington, 63 Ossington Ave. Spinning hip-hop, RnB, soul, rap, trap, and dirty south.
10 pm Tapette: Dalida Party @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E. Tapette honours the late, great French diva in all her drama and glory with a night of French pop, disco, and house from Dalida and those born out of her. $5.
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 No Chill @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. High-energy hip-hop, trap, reggae, old school, live remixes, and more with DJs Lissa Monet and Mike Don’t. $5.
10 pm Hardcover: A Bookshop Disco @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. Shake your groove thing like the well-read disco diva and/or stud that you are! DJ Orange Pekoe spins a highly danceable selection of disco, Motown, funk, glam, and pop at the world’s oldest queer bookshop. Because reading is fundamental, and so is the beat.
10 pm Wedding Night @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Wedding Night shamelessly plays favourites across the pop music spectrum, including new wave, hip-hop, freak funk, dad rock, and R&B. $10.
10 pm Queer Slowdance: FEMMEnomenon Edition @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. With a lending library of designated dancers for all the wallflowers, and a dance card-booklet to set up dances in advance (should you choose to), Toronto Queer Slowdance has all slow songs, all night long! (Except for the occasional intermission when they play the fastest songs they can find.) It’s high school with a happy ending. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. $10.
10:30 pm Big Primpin’ @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for LGBTQ people and their guests. With DJs Sikh Knowledge and Nino Brown. For line bypass, email email@example.com. $7.
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! $10.
9 pm Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party @ Stone’s Place, 1255 Queen St. W. Meet DJ Blush at Stones Place every Saturday night for the most fun/positive/energetic dance party on the West side of the 6! She plays the best ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Motown, Stax, classic soul, funk, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and disco.
10 pm Ready Steady GO! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Motown, rock ‘n’ roll, alt-rock, old school hip-hop – it’s a hit parade of dance party madness! This month, Brother Wayne is focusing on the awesomeness that is the guitar riff, so get your air guitar ready to play.
10 pm Wyze Gyal @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Wyze gyals are gonna wyle out in the west end! DJs K, Frshprspctiv, Okaybashe, and Angie la-la play a mix of gritty house, sweet soca, old school jams, Afrobeats, ballroom, and techno. $5.
10 pm With It @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Floorshakers and heartbreakers with DJs Nico and Magnificent! ’60s mod, reggae, and soul. Presented in collaboration with Fred Perry Toronto and in part by Kops Records and CIUT 89.5 FM. $10.
10 pm Lucky Bitches @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. West side’s longest running glam-positive dance party! Party jams and freedom.
10 pm The Capulet Ball: A Queer Dance Party @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. You are cordially invited to get your dance on! Come and meet your Juliet. Fall in love with Romeo. Lip sync with Mercutio or have a good time all by your damn self. DJs Gaydrama deliver a night of trip-pop/electronica like it’s Nineteen-Ninety-Now + an extra special performance by Devine Darlin. $10.
10 pm Tiki Disco Saturdays @ Miss Thing’s, 1279 Queen St. W. Post-dinner Saturday night party in the Coconut Room, with special guest DJs to make you MOVE! No cover before midnight.
10 pm Turbo City 4 @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. The Noise Freqs – Milu and Sir Real – play a special b2b set filled with house, garage, club, UK bass, deep, 2-step, techno, and more. With support from the rotating Turbo City crew, Le Filth and El Mark.
10 pm Worst Behavior @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. This Saturday, be on your worst behavior. Bangs & Blush play past and present bangers all night long from Drake, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nelly, TLC, Missy Elliott, and more! $5 with student ID, $10 without.
10 pm Brass Tacks @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ throws down hip-hop bangers all night! With special guest DJ Dopey. $5.
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 Pop Rarities @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJ Julia Dickens spins an all-vinyl set of pop rarities.
10 pm Bruce Trail & I ? ? I @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Bruce Trail, Yohei Saka (I ? ? I), and Daniel Raw (I ? ? I) provide you with the thickest cuts, all night. $5.
11 pm Never Forgive Action @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A monthly dance party spinning quality hip-hop and R&B anthems from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and beyond. Music provided by resident DJs Numeric and Dalia! Hosted by More or Les. $10.
11 am Midtown Market: Spring Break Show @ Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Shop art, jewellery, clothing, home decor, and more from local artisan and craft vendors. Until 4 pm.
2 pm Artlet: The Mindful Mix Series @ Lululemon Athletica, 318 Queen St. W. Each Sunday throughout March, Artlet is mixing a mindful movement (yoga and meditation) with creative expression (painting, drawing, and colouring). This week’s mix will have you experiencing a guided meditation, after which you’ll get to colour a beautiful mandala. $20 tickets available online.
3:30 pm Sunday Afternoon Social @ Loft404, 263 Adelaide St. W. Join Box of Kittens and Justin (of alienInFlux Sound System, Boreal Canoe Trip, and the founder of Harvest Festival) for a special early March edition of Sunday Afternoon Social. Kenny Glasgow, Mike Gibbes, Jamie Kidd, and Fabio Palermo in the South Wing; Ali Black, Pooyan, Myth Paradise, Andy Capp, and Raf Reza of Over & Over: Adult Discotheque in the North Wing. $20 tickets available online.
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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