March 30th-April 3rd Toronto Silent Film Festival @ various locations. “Let the Toronto Silent Film Festival return you to a time when images truly spoke—on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen, and with live accompaniment, as they were meant to be heard.” More information


8 pm Eternal Sunrise: A Benefit for Japan @ Revival, 783 College St. Performance by Jully Black, DJ sets by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene, DJ Shine, Dubmatix, The Makeover, Nate Wize, Baby Joel Smye, Jeff Kirkwood, Agile, Addy and Iron Horse. Food stand from Caplansky’s Smoked Meats and a raffle and silent auction with more than 50 different items up for bid. Tickets available at door only for a minimum $15 donation, with all funds raised going to Plan Canada. 

9 pm What Are You Laughing At?! @ Wayla Bar, 996Queen St. E. Warm Summer Hotness presents a night of original sketch comedy. High brow smut and low brow political commentary with this month’s special guests Joel Buxton and Sexy Girl Party (Steph Kaliner and Sara Hennessey). $5. 

11 pm Heaven’s Gate @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. Minimal, obscure, 80’s, weirdness + cheap booze. 


5 pm Lomography’s 10 Prophecies Showcase @ Lomography Gallery Store, 536 Queen St. W. A musical showcase featuring some of Toronto’s most organic and exciting bands in celebration of raw talent! Steve Gleason at 5 pm, Make Your Exit at 6, Teenage Kicks at 7, Bravestation at 8 and The Invasions at 9. Light refreshments provided.  

7 pm Wonder Magic Colour @ 107 Shaw Gallery, 107 Shaw St. Group show featuring Joel Apple, Mike Billington, Adrienne Kammerer, Jayme Keith, Matthew Koudys, Jesse F Matthews, Jeff Tutt and Drea Scotland. Opening reception until 11 pm with DJs Finch and Tim. Show runs until April 3 from 1-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  

7 pm One Minute Film & Video Festival @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. This year’s theme of social/media highlights 30 new works by filmmakers from Toronto and around the world, along with a programme of favourite one-minute films from previous years, curated by the festival director. $10.  

9 pm Medicine @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. The cure for what ails you when the weekend won’t come soon enough. Drink specials and dancing await all blood types.  

10 pm Switched On @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. DJs Pam and Jaime play indie rock.  

10 pm Bike Legs @ The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. Toronto’s infamous fashion designing, midnight bike crew, The Deadly Nightshades, take over the Underground with DJs Rage and Desk Jockey for a dance party! $5.  


7 pm Toronto Hearts Japan Opening Reception @ Gladstone Hotel (second floor), 1214 Queen St. W. Narwhal Art Projects, Invisible-Friends and friends host a fundraiser for far-away loves, with all proceeds going to The Red Cross to help rebuild the Birdo Flugas Artist Centre and community in Shiogama. With DJs Paul E. Lopes and Jun, featuring works from local to international artists. Silent Art Exhibition from March 31st-April 5th, 12-5 pm daily. Opening reception until 10 pm – $20 admission includes raffle ticket.  

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 Big Crimpin @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. Hip-hop and hot times for homos, their friends and admirers. DJs Kevin Ritchie, Max Mohenu and Rory Them Finest. $5.  

10 pm Whatevs @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. 90’s hip-hop and gangsta rap party with DJ Fancy Feast on the 1’s and 2’s. $10 pitchers and loose morals in effect. 

10 pm Girl & Boy 90’s Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. DJs Adam Sandler and Olsen Twins spin your favorite 90’s pop, hip-hop, dance, rock and indie hits all night long. Free before 11 pm with student ID, $5 after. 

10 pm Scissors @ Blondie’s, 1378 Queen St. W. Dance the night away to sweet house music all night long! 

10 pm Myth Paradise Music @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. Special guests Members Only from the coveted Evening Standard parties bringing their love of disco and house music to the back room.  

10 pm Marty Topps House Party Show @ Bread & Circus, 299 Augusta Ave. Marty Topps and DJ T-Bot bring another installment of their bi-monthly variety series with a celebration of their favourite holiday, April Fools! With special guests Angelo Tony Luongo, Marty ‘catman’ Simsovic and Marco Bernardi + House Party regulars like Rear Admiral Giggles and more. $10.  

10 pm J’Adore @ Savoy, 1166 Queen St. W. Sexy, sweaty jams all night from electro to hip-hop with DJs Gangbangaz, Empy and Fondants. 

10 pm Fondle Em Fridays @ Midpoint, 1180 Queen St. W. DJ NV rinses out party anthems, 90’s classics, breaks n’ soul, old school and new school joints + local hip-hop talent Homegrown.  

10 pm Neat, Neat, Neat! @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Punk, Brit-pop, new wave, shoegaze, mod revival.  

12 am Incest @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. Midnight showing of the NYC club kid cult movie Party Monster followed by Incest afterhours party from 2-7 am. DJ sets by Krystal Kastles, Hugsnotdrugs, Brooks, Kowall & Arlow + more. $10 before 1 am.  


8 pm Pillow Fight Toronto 2011 @ Yonge & Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. Bring a soft, feather-free pillow and wait for the signal. Be sure to swing lightly, avoid swining at people without pillows or with cameras, remove glasses beforehand, deposit pillows in donation boxes or take them with you. Pajamas welcome! Presented by Newmindspace and Improv in Toronto.  

10 pm The Loft @ Hotel Ocho, 195 Spadina Ave. DJ Paul Revered plays danceable soul and deep house music in an intimate loft atmosphere.  

10 pm Motown Party @ 751, 751 Queen St. W. DJs Fawn BC, Brett Millius and Reverend Throwdown play Motown, northern soul and remixes, from old favourites to rare grooves. $11 pitchers and cheap bar rails. $5 before midnight, $10 after.  

10 pm Dream//Date @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Max Mohenu, Steven Manning and Tony “Prince Price” Nemet play all their best records and make a bunch of jokes about everything. Post-punk/disco/soul/surprises/dreamy visuals. $5.  

10 pm Happy Endings @ Forestview Chinese Restaurant, 466 Dundas St. W. 2 year anniversary party for party throwers Mansion! $3 beers, $5 dim sum platters and big, greasy servings of bass courtesy of French Fries (Paris) and Grahmzilla (Thunderheist). For $10 reduced guest list, email with the subject Happy Endings. 

10 pm Famous Players 5 Year Anniversary Party @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJs Lucy Lo, Andrew Roti, Geoff Snack, Coolin Cregg and special guests TBA. $10 or RSVP for guestlist to

10 pm Reality Bytes @ Augusta House, 152 Augusta Ave. A celebration of 90’s music and culture with DJs 4est, Lindzrox and Jrox. Drink specials before 11 pm.  

10 pm Overproof @ Jang Bang, 430 College St. Raw sounds from dancehall remixes to funky R&B to what they call hip-hop lately and always ending the night with lover’s rock to bubble to with a partner. 

10 pm Standards @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. The Toronto monthly club night started by indie record label owners, record collectors and veteran club DJs celebrates their one year anniversary with a special party featuring guest DJ Jay Ferguson of Sloan plus some other cool surprises. Expect to hear a tight mix of punk, new wave, girl-groups, ska, 50’s R&B, northern soul, jangly UK guitar pop and C86 classics. 

10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. The ladies of Bangs & Blush are together again to bring you yet another insane edition! Motown, soul, 60’s pop and rock n’ roll. $5.  


7 pm Movies In The Mess Hall @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. The stunning 1978 fashion thriller Eyes of Laura Mars, hosted by writer and fashionista Sarah Nicole Prickett. $5 or $15 with dinner (a steamed NYC street dog with chili cheese fries and a B+W cookie, inspired by the streets of 1970s New York City).