April 21st-25th Fashion Art Toronto @ various locations. |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week is a platform for inventive and contemporary expression. This annual multi-arts event features 200 national and international fashion designers, visual artists, and performers each year.

April 22nd-May 1st Agency One SS/15 Sample Sale @ Pop-Up 120, 120 Ossington Ave. 65-80% off retail prices. Brands include Ganni, Nana Judy, Religion UK, April 77, & Linda Farrow for : 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elizabeth & James, The Row, Dries Van Noten, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang, Agent Provocateur, and more. Open MondayThursday and Saturday from 10-7 pm, Friday from 10-8 pm, and Sunday from 12-5 pm.


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.


9 pm Whatever @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Soul, rock, funk, disco and, y’know, whatever. With DJ Jamieson and friends.

10 pm Doowhutchalike @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. Kwame and DJ Dave Campbell giving you great music in a great space. No cover, just good vibes.

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.


7 pm Grow Op Opening Reception @ The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Enter the urban jungle and party with all of the artists that make the magic happen at Grow Op 2015! Opening reception until 10 pm. After party in the Ballroom with Samba Squad and Uma Nota. $10.

10 pm Shindig 4 Year Anniversary @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Shindig celebrates their four-year anniversary! Featuring a special burlesque performance by Miss Dolly Berlin + resident DJs General Eclectic, Splattermonkey, and Parkdale Funk playing the tunes that make you shake, shout, and shimmy! $10 before midnight, $15 after.

10 pm High Gloss @ The Libertine, 1307 Dundas St. W. A night of nudisco, house, and indie dance brought to you by Cyclist and Dickystixxx.

10 pm Essence Brown @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Sexy, smooth, seductive hip-hop, R&B, and dancehall with your hosts: Teej Mahal, Hoiking, and special guest DJ Sims. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm$moove” @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Music to make you feel your best and leave the rest: disco, boogie, modern soul, jazz-funk, and more. Dance floor space available for your pleasure. Selections provided by Raf Rez.

10 pm Jamz! @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. An anything goes, no bullshit, non-genre, dance ’til you drop, all your friends in one room, party hard, make the floor wet with sweat, shit show! With DJs Slater, Ty, and Mikey. $5.

10 pm Regretro: Britney Edition @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. This month is Britney month at Regretro – from …Baby One More Time and its unnecessary use of ellipses to the bait that is Work It, expect lots of Britney and Britney-adjacent tunes to dance to, along with the usual hits. As always, requests welcome (especially more Britney). Time to turn back time.

10 pm Paradise Life @ Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas St. W. DJs Jason Ulrich, Nep Sidhu, and Todd Westendorp play only the finest in disco and house music. $5.

10 pm Cocaine Dreams House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. A sexy hip-hop jam with DJ Down Una, Miss Kay Boogie, and Lady Amanda. $5 before 11 pm, more 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 Get Buck @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Hip-hop, soul, RnB, soca, dancehall, and deep grooves with DJ Nino Brown.

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 Boombox @ The Yukon, 1592 Queen St. W. Summer is coming and it’s time to get some fresh batteries back in that ghettoblaster body! An eclectic mix, just like your favourite mix tapes from yesteryear.

10 pm Peak Freaks @ The Embassy, 223 Augusta Ave. Screaming psych, beat treats, mod movers, hi-fi sci-fi, and disk wizardry with DJ Leafy Chiefy and guests.

10:30 pm Gotta Pay The Rent: Bromo?? Edition @ The Beaver, 1192 Queen St. W. Lobodotcom and Beach Jerky are gonna make you work. Look good on the dance floor, and they will reward you! Music is indie-electro and nu-disco with some fun classics mixed in. Buckle up!

11 pm Motown Party @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Motown Party has a new home! Expect to hear some old favourites and rare grooves from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and whatever else they feel like playing. With residents Fawn BC and Sean Caff. $10.


11 am Spring Uber-SWAP @ Jam Factory Co., 2 Matilda St. Trade your best cast-offs with other stylish scavengers in the east end! Expect a tempting stash of gently used, vintage, and even some *new* women’s clothing, bags, accessories, and footwear. Participants are asked to bring a minimum of 15 gently-used cast-offs (nothing damaged, dirty, or stained). Same-day drop offs beginning at 9:30 am. Swap runs until 2 pm. $10 at the door.

1 pm 6ixside Clothing Pop-Up @ #Hashtag Gallery, 801 Dundas St. W. The first 6ixside clothing pop-up store, featuring t-shirts, crew necks, hoodies, snapbacks, and jewelry. A limited number of product will be on hand, so arrive early. Until 8 pm.

8 pm Intermission Vol. 5: Trans/formation @ Canadian Stage, 26 Berkeley St. A one-night only Intermission event designed to bring the very best minds and muses together for a late-night showing of Steven Cohen’s acclaimed performance piece, Chandelier. Bring your boundless love of pop to the dance temple of DJ Phil Villeneueve, refuel with South African delights from Eat Sum More, let the artists of Make Up Forever reinterpret your look at our Vanity Bar to be captured in an original Something Blue PhotoBooth – everything from drag to swag is both welcome and encouraged. $20 advance tickets available online.

10 pm In Touch @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. All the stuff you need. Party music you can really move to. Get in touch with your party self.

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 Assembly Presents: DJ Qu @ Coalition: T.O, 282 Augusta Ave. Along with his Tri-State area cohorts Joey Anderson, Levon Vincent, Jus-Ed, Fred P, and Anthony Parsole, DJ Qu has helped shape the new sound of New Jersey and New York with both his production work as well as he DJ selections. Expect some deep body music for your mind and your soul. Joining him is local up-and-comers Èbony + residents Basic Soul Unit and Roland Gonzales. Limited $15 early bird tickets available online.

10 pm White Girl @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Rap bangers all night with DJs Patrick McGuire and Adam Jackson. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Panic @ Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. W. The ultimate retro party with DJ Lazarus spinning the kind of retro that changed your life. ’80s, ’90s, new wave, classic alternatives, ska, Brit-pop, dance, shoegaze, post-punk, and more. This month’s spotlight is David Bowie. $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 Bellwoods Block Party 2015 Dry Run @ The Garrison, 1197 Queen St. W. Speculate, discuss, strategize, coordinate, and arrange teams in a simulated interactive block-party environment as Geoff Snack and Daniel Z play select bespoke party music. Electro, synth, freestyle, and house.

10 pm Blood, Sweat & Queers: Tumblr Edition @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Tumblr house and booty bass courtesy of Eytan Tobin + Tumblr porn projected on the wall throughout the night. Drink special: tall can of Pilsner + shot of JD for $9. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Juicebox @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Indie hits dance party with DJs Tweed and What’s Her Problem. The Strokes, Bowie, Arcade Fire, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, and more! Free before 11 pm, $5 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 Itzsoweezee @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. A feel-good house party atmosphere! DJs Tom Wrecks, DeMiggs, and ΛV play music to make you dance, smile, and holler. For $5 reduced guestlist and line bypass, email guestlist@itzsoweezee.com (closes at midnight). $10.


10 am The Leslieville Flea @ The Fermenting Cellar (Distillery District), 55 Mill St. The final indoor flea at The Distillery! A curated market selling vintage, salvaged, up-cycled goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and select artisans. Until 4 pm.

10 am Parkdale Flea @ Goodfellas Gallery, 1266 Queen St. W. Antiques, vintage, collectables, designer objects, local artisans, crafts, food + drink, and more. Free entry for all! Until 5 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