Toronto Hit List: Midnight MRKT 1st Anniversary, Swift Ones: Hawaiian Luau, She Just Unfollowed Me, Good Vibes & more!

WEDNESDAY

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 Winter Solomance @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Humble Kyle, by his lonesome, plays everything you want to hear and nothing you requested.

THURSDAY

7 pm Amici Young Professionals Council #TBT @ Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd. A camp-themed event in support of Amici Camping Charity, which aims to raise $10,000 to send 10 kids to camp this summer for two weeks each. Attendees are encouraged to sport their childhood camping gear (extra points if you can wear a T-shirt from a camp you attended). Open bar (beer and wine) and delicious appetizers included. $80 advance tickets available online. $90 at the door.

7 pm “Analog” Opening Reception @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. “Andrew Patterson’s work in ‘Analog’ represents a period of experimentation with re-incorporating strong line work reminiscent of his time working in Animation. The print triptych titled ‘Mesmo Kabuki’ is based off of a series of sketches and drawings influenced by classical mythology, totems, and typographical experiments, while the ‘Many Faces Out Of Focus’ paintings represent an evolution of Andrew’s more traditional work.” Until 11:30 pm (RSVP here to attend). Show runs until April 6th.

8 pm To Your Health @ Weldon Park, 569 College St. Raise a glass with Damara Huynh (Camp 4) and Daniel Tal (Insomnia, Dudebox) as they pour out the healthiest drinks money can buy. (We’re talking green, organic, all natural stuff here folks.) This is a one-time deal, and they’re only mixing until the soup runs out, so get there early. Menu: Matcha Gin Matsu (Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc, Matcha Water, Agave Syrup, Fresh Squeezed Lime), Rum Old Fashioned (Wray & Nephew Rum, Sugar Cane Syrup, Orange Bitters, Coconut Water Ice Cubes), Palta Poblano (Poblano Infused Tromba Tequila, Cointreau, Muddled Avocado, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Agave Syrup), Grapefruit Mint Julep Fizz (House Grapefruit Soda, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Fresh Mint), The Detox (shot; Encanto Pisco, Fresh Squeezed Lemon, Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper), Purple Stuff (punch; Various Booze, Beet Juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice, Ginger Juice).

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Every Thursday, come get a taste of tunes from: J-Lo, DMX, Spice Girls, Will Smith, Aqua, Ludacris, Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg, S Club 7, Jay-Z, Hanson, Ace of Base, Savage Garden, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child and many more. $5.

10 pm Twisted Thursdays @ Crawford, 718 College St. Hip-hop, RnB, reggae, trap, and old school with DJ Law. $5.

10 pm Different Class @ The Dance Cave (above Lee’s Palace), 529 Bloor St. W. A dance party specializing in dance, rock, new wave, and Britpop. $3.

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

10 pm No Need to Argue: All 90s Karaoke @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Indie, Riotgrrl, campus radio + more typical ’90s shit. BUT IT’S ALL ’90s. NO EXCEPTIONS.

10 pm B@$$ 1N$T1N{T @ Milk Glass CO., 1247 Dundas St. W. B@$$ is back! New spot, same dope tunes.

10:30 pm Daze @ F-Stop, 420-A Wellington St. Out with the old and in with the new; the first day of spring is a refreshing time of year. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a night of whimsical and unpredictable fun and entertainment? For guestlist requests, email info@f-stoptoronto.com.

FRIDAY

8 pm Poetry Slam Semi-Final #2 @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. The second semi-final, which will determine the final four poets moving on to compete in the finals. Featuring semi-finalists (draw to be determined at the show): Will o Peace, Sabrina, Bassam, Kyla, Macer, Same Difference, Kara, and Prufrock + Winnipeg slam champ Aaron Simm. Doors at 7 pm – arrive early to guarantee entry! $5.

9 pm Midnight MRKT 1st Anniversary @ 2nd Floor, 461 King St. W. Toronto’s sexiest pop-up night market turns one! The sounds: The sounds: Lucie Tic, Johnny Hockin, Just b, and hey! dw. The goods: Shop Wanderlust, DYNASTY, Crywolf Clothing, Laborde Designs, TOTEM, COVEN by Sonia Kang, Inaugural Season, Nail Kandy, House of Bauble, Geek n Gal, Homegrown Boutique, Emily Woudenberg, Shea Essence, CMP Originals, Winsome Gallery, Mizdragonfly, Parkdale Butter, BelloPop, Made for Margaret, S.K.Y.L.A, BlackIris Design, STS, Elephant in the Attic, Echelon Design, Liel and Lentz, and Babes & Gents. The foods: La Brea, Grub, From Scratch Pie Co., Desmond & Beatrice, more TBA. Until 1 am. $5 at the door (bring cash for the good goods).

9 pm The Big Sound @ Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. Toronto’s finest celebration of the golden era of soul and Motown returns to Adelaide Hall to throw down their next foot stompin’, heart pumpin’, sweet lovin’ soul party! Featuring BIG renditions of the BIG classics guaranteed to make you shout and shake. And as always, you can dance the night away to the originals before and after the set as spun by DJ Wes Allen. $15.

9:30 pm Screech Karaoke @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Come as you are and sing anything you want! $4 Screech & Coke all night. Video dance party intermissions. Hosted by Igby Lizzard.

10 pm Swift Ones: Hawaiin Luau @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. It’s the best, it’s the worst, it’s awesome, it’s sucky, it’s hot, it’s not, it’s rainbows and smiles, and it’s some hard core sex. IT’S A LUAU! Come dressed in your best Hawaiin shirt and get lei’d (maybe you’ll get lucky too). Featuring pino colados and an amazing food menu (Hawaiin pizza!) + DJs DJs kungfucandy and Katie Sadie.

10 pm She Just Unfollowed Me @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. This one’s dedicated to the girls who never remained faithful because we weren’t cool enough. Music exclusively spun by the infamous laptop/button mashing Get Home Safe DJs. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Cyril Hahn & Digitalism (DJ Set) @ The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St. Focus Fridays present: producer Cyril Hahn and German electro duo Digitalism (DJ set), with support from Filthy Gorgeous and Midnight Movies. $15 advance tickets available online.

10 pm Rebel Hop @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, and dancehall with DJs Linx and Gramera + Dennis P on the sax! Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm This @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. DJs Gabe Knox and Geoff Snack inconspicuously play totally normal records as they blend in with the crowd, wearing dad jeans and loose-fitting sweatshirts. Come out if you like: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Wire, Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, Sonic Youth, New Order, OMD, The Smiths, Talking Heads, The Fall, Gang of Four, Factory Records, more. It’ll be a thing.

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 Crown Jewels @ WAYLA, 996 Queen St. E. The George Michael WHAM! Edition! Loads of Britpop, rock, and dance all night long with DJ Aural in the east end’s sweetest spot. $5.

10 pm Alcohol Music / Ladies & The Trap @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, DJ KOBe’J spins reggae, hip-hop, old school, and RnB. Downstairs, it’s rap trap and a twist of something heavy with DJs Julie Mango, Alia Caffeina, and Pete Funk. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Night Dubbing @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Andrew Allsgood, Alister Johnson, and Andycapp bring out some of the dubbier sides of dance music, disco, electronic, etc.

10 pm Foundry 2014: Red Bull Music Academy Showcase @ 99 Sudbury St. Presented by Red Bull Music Academy in partnershipship with Breakandenter. DJ sets by Efdemin (Berlin), Cosmin TRG (Berlin), Nautiluss (Toronto), and Martin Fazekas (Toronto). $19.50-24.50 advance tickets available online. Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Play De Record.

10 pm Moves @ Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Non-stop dance music with DJs Barbi, BRAINS4BRKFST, and Caff. Expect to hear just about everything: funk, soul, disco, indie, house, rap, reggae, booty. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm All Souled Out @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Big Jimmy Mills and Sylvermayne play hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B, make-you-wanna-boogie dance party music. $5.

10 pm Fuzz Nugs @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. DJs Christoph Duft, Jeremiah Knight, and Evan Lewis play a collection of danceable ’60s pop junk from their record collections. Girl group, garage, psychedelica, beat, and surf!

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.

10:30 pm Songbook Series Vol. 9: Disney @ Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. This latest instalment of the Songbook Series features songs made famous by Disney! Come out to relive your childhood like you’ve never heard it before. Hosted by The Family Band. PWYC.

11 pm It’s Hot Out @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Is it summer yet? Dance your winter blues off with DJs CBB and KIKILEAKS.

11 pm Quatro @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Bridging the gap between four 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. Around midnight, renowned speed artist Anthony Haley takes the stage and begins performing his craft. Gaining inspiration from the crowd, music and overall feel of the night, Haley will take you on a visual quest creating piece after piece live on stage. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Good Vibes @ Baltic Avenue, 875 Bloor St. W. Nothin’ but GOOD VIBES. Featuring Toronto’s most eclectic and party-rockin’ DJ playing the best hip-hop, new wave, electro-pop, indie rock, R&B, and mashup: This Broken Mixtape. $5.

10 pm Bass Layer @ Scout’s Honour, 1576 Dundas St. W. Lo-Fi to Hi-Tek. Analog to digital. Post-punk to funk. Hip-hop to house. Drinking to dancing. Alt-everything to the big thing. DJ search+destroy plays the hits.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Michelle Williams and Andrea Winkler play 111% hits! Hip-hop, R&B, and dancey classic rock anthems.

10 pm WORN Fashion Journal Presents: Outer Space Glitter Face @ The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd. Take a journey through the cosmos with Outer Space Glitter Face, a launch party for WORN Fashion Journal’s Issue 18! Prepare for landing with an eclectic mix of highly danceable oldies and vintage tunes, brought back to Earth by WORN’s very own Teddy the K. Dress code: Out-of-this-world attire, cool blues, purples, glitters, sparkles, and shine desired but not required. $10 advance tickets available at Type Books (883 Queen St. W.) and online. $15 at the door. (All tickets include admission and a copy of The UnderWORN Issue.)

10 pm Anthems @ Crawford, 718 College St. Two floors of classic club anthems, played for you by DJ Blaster and friends. $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Foundry 2014: DJ Harvey + Invisible City @ 99 Sudbury St. Presented by Sapporo in partnership with Evening Standard. DJ sets by DJ Harvey (L.A.), Invisible City (Toronto), and Members Only (Toronto). $22.50-27.50 advance tickets available online. Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Play De Record.

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 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 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 Madchester Mania III @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Madchester/Baggy era classics from all your favourite Madchester bands, including The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, The Inspiral Carpets, Primal Scream, Northside, Paris Angels, 808 State, James, the Charlatans, the Fall, A Guy Called Gerald, The Farm, Flowered Up, Candy Flip, early Blur, and so much more. $5.

10 pm Depeche Mode Party: A Black Celebration @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. DJ Lazarus spins Depeche Mode ALL NIGHT with a special focus on remixes (official, razormaid, white label). Gaze at projected Depeche Mode videos while you dance! $10.

10 pm DJ Premier @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Monster Energy presents: DJ Premier (Gangstarr, Year Round Records NYC) with support from DJs iLLO, Grouch, and Tech Twelve. $10 before midnight, more after. For gueslist requests, email guestlist@wrongbar.com.

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.

SUNDAY

1 pm Borrel @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. An afternoon of drinks and Dutch comfort food. This week, there will be a Buy-3-Stamppots-Get-1-Free deal! Until 6 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.

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

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