Toronto Hit List: Party Machine, Saddle Up 10th Anniversary Party, Good Times, Toronto Downtown Record Show & more!

WEDNESDAY

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.

8 pm Drake Trivia @ The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. Teams of four or less put their random knowledge to the test as hosts Megan Griffith-Greene and Jeromy Lloyd fire off questions ranging from sporting records and celebrity scandals to geographic discoveries and culinary lingo. $2 to participate and the winning table gets an $80 Drake gift card (plus bragging rights)! Click here to reserve with OpenTable, or show up early to ensure a spot for your team.

8 pm Constellation: A Classic Harold Night @ Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W. Watch as skilled performers performers populate a new world with memorable characters and unexpected connections in a journey of discovery unlike any other in longform improvisation. Featuring Amanda Parker, Arun Kirupananthan, Caitlin English, Carly Watt, Gordon Neill, Katharine Elaine, and Nina Adler. $10 in advance and at the door.

10 pm Crap O Rama @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. What’s your age again? Val and Nick spin punk, hardcore, and emo anthems from yer youth and beyond.

THURSDAY

6 pm I Want To Dance With Faith, Faith, Faith: Images 30th Party @ Offsite, 867 Dundas St. W. Come dressed in your best 1987 style to celebrate Images Festival 30th anniversary! Drink and chats from 6-8 pm, dance party from 8:30 onwards with featuring the DJ stylings of Lana Leprich.

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.

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 Soul, Funk & What? @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Soul and funk that will have you dancing the night away, all spun on 45s. Maximum party time!

11 pm Spooky Bitch: Freddie Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. This month, Spooky Bitch pays tribute to the Almighty and Eternal Queen of Queen, Freddie Mercury! With DJ Allysin Chaynes and Fat Bottomed Girl Jacklynne Hyde.

10 pm Sike! @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Psyche, garage, soul, surf, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and British invasion with DJ Blush.

10 pm Under Pressure: Queen vs. David Bowie @ The Dance Cave, 529 Bloor St. W. A night dedicated to two music legends. From the earliest singles to the biggest hits, there will be nonstop Queen and David Bowie all night. $5 advance tickets available online; $8 at the door or $5 with student ID.

FRIDAY

4 pm Long Winter @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Long Winter returns to the Gladstone for its season closer! With musical performances, comedy, art, and more. All ages. $10 in advance or PWYC at the door.

9 pm Saddle Up 10th Anniversary Party @ Owl’s Club, 847 Dovercourt Rd. A celebratory hoedown in honor of Saddle Up turning 10! scuff up the floor to the sounds of Dolly, Willie, Loretta and the rest of your honky-tonk favourites (no bro country!) + enjoy an early live set by Toronto country legend Colonel Tom & The American Pour at 10:30. Prizes for Best Dressed In The West for individuals and couples. $10 (bar is cash only).

10 pm Party Machine @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Video dance party with DJs Caff and Law playing the best in dance floor classics, club bangers, and future anthems – all projected on screen. $10.

10 pm Connection: From Disco to House @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Beam Me Up resident DJs A Digital Needle and Cyclist explore the connection between disco and house, both through songs that laid the groundwork for house music and those modern and classic edits and remixes that blurred the line between two of dance music’s most revered movements.

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 DJ Digital’s Hair Metal Record Collection @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. Bring your favourite metal records or dig through DJ Digital’s crates. You pick ’em, they’ll play ’em!

10 pm New Currency & Friends @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A celebration of underground music from around the world. The goal is to expose new music while still keeping up with what’s current and trending. Music selection: CRSB, Kazeem Kuteyi, and 9THNINNING. $5.

10 pm Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJ Nino Brown spins hip-hop, soca, RnB, and dancehall. Deep grooves that transcend.

10 pm Slim Media Player @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. West coast wavy all night long with DJs Slim Media Player, CL, and Raf Reza. $5 before 11:30 pm, $10 after.

10:30 pm Goodies x Intercessions @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. A super special Goodies, celebrating Intercessions’ one-year anniversary! DJs Chippy Nonstop, B2B, Sexton, Ace Dillinger, and Lulu Wei fill your ears with pop, RnB, house, and club.

11 pm Hey QT Queer Dance Party @ Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. A rager waiting to happen! DJs Joe Blow, Mary Mack, and Sigourney Beaver play hip-hop, electro, pop, dancehall, indie, and remixes. Performance by Miss Fluffy Soufflé. $5.

11 pm Get Good @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Diggy The DJ (Down With Webster) plays all your favourite bangers. $10.

SATURDAY

10 pm Good Times @ Swan Dive, 1631 Dundas St. W. DJ Misty playing Motown, rock ‘n’ roll, punk, soul – stuff that will make you wanna shake! Good times guaranteed.

10 pm The Hills: A 2000s Dance Party @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. Release your inhibitions and get ready for spring and what better way than to relive the memories from the days you watched The Hills. Sneaky Dee’s is digging deep into the show’s music catalogue to give you a 2000s dance party to remember. $5 in advance and at the door.

10 pm Bey Bey vs. RiRi @ Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. W. Celebrate the amazing work of Beyonce, Rihanna, and friends! Sacha Foster playing all your favourite dance floor anthems all night long. $10.

10 pm Love Below @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. Throbbing music made by machines (and people) moving in slow motion. Quiet storm meets storm rave. Andrew Ross in control all night. $5 before midnight, more after.

10 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 Roll + Skank @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. A new DJ night with the hottest beats around. All the way from the U.K, this is what you’ve been waiting for.

10 pm Partyboobytrap @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. An open-format night of partying and palindromes. Music courtesy of Mike Roc and JAYEMKAYEM; hosted by Freeza Chin. $5.

10 pm F’unreal @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Six great DJs with different styles collide in a sweaty mash-up of fun. $5.

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 Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. DJs Tweed and Babe Decibel throw down awesome tunes for your partying pleasure on one of the best dance floors Toronto has to offer. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! $10.

10 pm Icy @ Cold Tea, 60 Kensington Ave. DJ Caff mixes up rap, RnB, dancehall, and more while you sip fine cocktails, shake a leg, and eat Dim Sum.

10 pm The Breakfast Club: 3 Year Anniversary @ BLND TGER, 559 College St. The Breakfast Club is celebrating their third birthday! Get ready as they take you back to the ’80s with all your favourite radio hits, rarities, and alternative gems from all your favourite artists of the decade. Soundtrack provided by DJ Starting From Scratch. Get on the $10 reduced guest list by calling or texting (416) 897-8177.

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 Hey Girl Hey @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Say “bye, girl, bye!” to winter and “hey, girl, hey!” to spring fashions and passions at this queer dance party celebrating the women of hip-hop and R&B! DJ Orange Pekoe spinning your jams + Beardoncé giving you life at the legendary 12:30 floorshow. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

SUNDAY

11 am Toronto Downtown Record Show @ Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave. Over 50 tables in two rooms, filled with the best slabs of wax you need. All styles and sounds of music will be there for you to dig up, from the good cheap stuff to the rare gems you usually only see in your dreams. Also, look for the return of the $5 ROOM! Until 4 pm. $5.

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 flowing through a yoga practice, then creating your own painting inspired by the moment. $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) as they welcome welcome Richard Brooks and MRKG in the south wing, and the BASSgators crew in the north wing. Both rooms powered by alienInFlux’s new KV2 Audio Sound Systems. $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.

9 pm Seinfeld Trivia Night 4 Year Anniversary @ Dundas Video, 831 Dundas St. W. Help Seinfeld Trivia Night celebrate another year passing by watching three great episodes and participating in two rounds of trivia greatest hits! No scores will be tallied; this night is just for fun.

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

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