Toronto Hit List: #ThrowbackThursdays Launch Party, Damaged Goods, Don’t Call It A Comeback: 90s Party, DJ Skate Nights & more!

WEDNESDAY

9 pm Fear Street @ Sex Laser, 1369 Dundas St W. Horror/sci-fi movie scores/songs from soundtracks, or spooky/cool stuff every Wednesday. Maybe you’ll talk about movies. Maybe you’ll dance with some zombies. Maybe you’ll fall into the Hell Mouth. $3 PBR before 11pm.

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.

THURSDAY

9:30 pm Screech Karaoke @ The Steady, 1051 Bloor St. W. Come as you are and sing anything you want! $3 Dark & Dirties all night. Video dance party intermissions. Hosted by the sultry Vanessa Robak.

10 pm #ThrowbackThursdays Launch Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Clinton’s has a new baby! And the bottle upon which it suckles is filled with bombastic hits to drive you straight mental. 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.

FRIDAY

7 pm Poetry Slam @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Local wordsmiths and performers provide an evening of spoken word, lyrical mastery and friendly competition before an always packed house. $80 goes to the best performance of the night. Sign-up starts at 7:30 pm. $5.

10 pm Damaged Goods @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. Brit pop, new wave, post punk hits from bands like: Blur, The Smiths, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, The Cure, Talking Heads, Pulp, New Order, Stone Roses, Billy Idol, Lou Reed, Joy Division, and many more. Free before 11 pm, $5 after.

10 pm Don’t Call It A Comeback: 90s Party @ Johnny Jackson, 587 College St. 90s Party is moving to a new venue! Dress in your best ’90s wear for a chance to win $200 in cash. Eyesore Cinema will be screening ’90s mashups and giving away some stuff while DJs Caff and Fawn BC play all your favourite alternative rock, pop, and hip-hop tunes from the decade. $5 before midnight, $10 after.

10 pm Cruising @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Join DJs Moulton Lava (Dwayne Minard and Brian Duval) as they take you to the sexy ’70s with more disco than you can shake a Bee Gee at. Featuring a special performance by Fay Slift. $5.

10 pm HugLife @ Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. The first HugLife of 2014 will set the scene for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. If a life of house music and big room beats are what your heart desires (along with a great beer selection). DJs Totally OK will be soundtracking this momentous occasion so be sure to bring your flyest moves for the dancefloor.

10 pm Phazed / Crawford House Party @ Crawford, 718 College St. Upstairs, it’s old school meets new school hip-hop and R&B with DJ Amplified. Downstairs, MC Jayflex hosts your favourite house party! Old school hip-hop, trap, and R&B all night + red cup drink special ($9.50 gets you a red cup and a shot). $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Synthesexer @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A wet and drippy, catch my eye-y, shake my body, bite my lip-y, sexy synthy dance party! The three core Synthesexer DJs will be present to sex you up (music-wise): ARP 2600 (Silent Shout), Digits (Silent Shout), and Little Kicks (Pop Lobster). $5.

10 pm Fuck It @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Bangs & Blush present the ultimate guilty pleasure dance party with all your favourites from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s (including the ones you won’t admit to)! $5.

10 pm That Time Of The Month @ The Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. DJs Alex Molotkow and Drew Nelles (filling in for Chandler Levack) bring you the most righteous soul, disco, and R&B by the women that understand. (L’il Kim, Aaliyah, Diana Ross, Betty Wright, TLC, Chaka Khan, Etta James, Salt N’ Pepa, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Missy Elliot, etc.)

10 pm Get By Friday @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. DJs Mantis and Hajah Bug spin hip-hop, funk, soul, and reggae vibes on two turntables with very special guests. All jams all night. $5.

10:30 pm Her @ La Perla, 783 Queen St. W. The HER Edition. DJs Cozmic Cat, John Caffery, and OMGBLOG.com are resolved to spin house and disco into your 2014. Drink special before 11:30 pm. For line bypass, email set.her.free@gmail.com. $5.

SATURDAY

8 pm DJ Skate Nights @ Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay W. Premier DJs turn the city’s most scenic outdoor rink into a dance party on ice. Lace up and get down at Toronto’s only Saturday night music and skating event! This week’s guests are DJs Torro Torro and Lucie Tic of Slowed – Canada’s premiere moombahton and mid-tempo global bass party and artist collective. Until 11 pm.

10 pm Business Women’s Special @ Round Avenue (formerly Augusta House), 152-A Augusta Ave. The Unofficial Drag Race Tour after party. DJs Sammy Rawal and Kevin Ritchie spin all night long. Drink specials before 11 pm. $6.

10 pm Ignition @ Crawford, 718 College St. DJs Caff and The Dirty Frenchman play bumpin’ ‘n’ grindin’ R&B, hip-hop, dancehall, new jack swing, and slow jamz (plus more than enough R. Kelly classics). $5 before 10:30 pm, more after.

10 pm Secret Models @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. One big room, full of bad bitches! DJs Secret Models play hits straight from your high school semi-formal.

10 pm Beam Me Up Disco @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. A Digital Needle DJs and Cyclist deliver a healthy serving of funky and soulful disco, disco-rap, boogie, and other aural oddities primed to make you groove! $10.

10 pm Bitch Craft @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. The Why-The-Eff-Is-It-So-Cold Edition. DJs Blonde & Redhead play LOUD RAP MUSIC. $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 Funk Off @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. Get down to music of the funk variety! TNT on the tunes. $5.

10 pm Paradise @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. With City Kid Soul, Geek Squad, Deadpool, and Kazumi. $5 before midnight, more after. For guestlist 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.

SUNDAY

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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