9 pm Rosemary’s Baby @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. “Mia Farrow is the unsuspecting wife whose husband (a chilling portrait of banality by John Cassavetes) becomes involved in a witches coven (Ruth Gordon, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook, Jr. among them) in this modern classic of a thriller perfectly realized by the pre-Manson Polanski.” $10.
10 pm Rad Habits @ Camp 4, 1173 Dundas St. W. Doo-wop, soul, garage, beat, surf, British invasion, ya-ya and rock n’ roll records selected with loving care.
10 pm Soirée LXXXVI @ Unlovable, 1415-B Dundas St. W. Bob and weave to French touch, house, and electro; tracks banished from Queen Streets and Ossingtons the world over for causing grown men to involuntarily weep.
7 pm “Married To The Disease” Opening Reception @ Whitehouse Studio Project, 277.5 Augusta Ave. A multi-medium show by Nitasha McKnight and Ceilidh Stidwill. Until 11 pm.
7:30 pm “Modified Practice” Opening @ 107 Shaw Gallery, 107 Shaw St. A show exploring the form and processes within contemporary graphic design, bringing together two projects: “Nomadic Museum” by Kevin Boothe and “No Masters. No Gods.” by Tom Briggs.
9 pm Medicine @ Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St. W. A night of socializing, drinking and dancing. The cure for what ails you!
9:30 pm Wild Horses @ Watusi, 110 Ossington Ave. Steve Rock DJs the very best in in 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s rock and roll.
10 pm Nastymix Easter Long Weekend Party @ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen St. W. DJs Famous Players, The Frandiscos, Patrick McGuire and Kid MK and Guests. No cover and half-priced drinks before 11:30 pm.
10 pm Neverending Weekend @ Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St. W. From the sizzling sub frequencies of the UK to the scorching organ tones of Nigerian Funk, from the sorrow-soaked love cries of a Balkan lover to the revolutionary Seeds of the middle east, DJ Poor Pilgrim plays it all.
10 pm Versus: Bruce Springsteen & Tom Petty @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. DJs Andrew Wyatt and Lowell Sostomi pit two heavyweight artists against each other and have the crowd decide which artist they like better. They will play music all night similar in style to The Boss and Petty and battle them head-to-head around midnight to find out which artist reigns supreme. $5.
11 pm Ice Machine @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. An evening of broken synthesizers and drum machines with Martial Canterel, Solvent and Brandon Sek. $10.
9 pm Girls Rock Camp Fundraiser @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. Performances by Maylee Todd, Tomboyfriend and Planet Creature, benefitting Girls Rock Camp Toronto, a day camp for girls ages 8-16 offering a week-long crash course in playing an instrument, songwriting, zine making, self-defense and more! $10.
10 pm Raging Bull @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. A bump’n n’ grind’n 90’s hip-hop and R&B party.
10 pm Pity Party @ The Central, 603 Markham St. A new wave/post punk dance party that promises to get you sweaty!
10 pm Bad Friday @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave. New and old party vibes courtesy of DJs Coleco (electronic disco punk), Mickey D (party rockin’ edits), Ballistik (dancehall and mo’) and O-God (house and remixes). Easter party favours distributed throughout the evening. Free before 11 pm, $5 before midnight, more after.
10 pm Sweat Pants @ The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave. “This party is gonna be AWESOME!” – The World.
10 pm Pop Lobster @ Holy Oak, 1241 Bloor St. W. Attention Lobsterers: Pop Lobster is back! The party has moved westward after its beloved home Teranga closed but is promising to stay true to its founding principle of danceysuperhappyfuntimes. DJs Digits and Little Kicks play pop music like Destiny’s Child, Of Montreal, Aretha Franklin, Britney Spears, Abba and more.
10 pm Chronologic @ The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave. A dance party through the ages! Pop and antipop from since the end of history, i.e. music from 1890 to 2012, played in chronological order. $5.
10 pm OMG Dance Party @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. Expect to hear anything you’ve ever wanted to hear while dancing. $5, with all proceeds going to Kirabo Canada, a not-for-profit in Northern Uganda.
11 pm The Groove Stew @ Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St. W. FUTURETROhipINDIEgrooveHOP (a.k.a. different music genres presenting their grooviest, soul-filled best) brought to you by the creators of Yacht Rock and Dance Armstrong. $10.
9 pm The Box Tiger @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. Witness some of the great music Toronto’s got to offer up with The Box Tiger (indie/pop/rock), The Guest Bedroom (alternative/ progressive/rock) and Hands & Teeth (indie). $5.
9 pm Biblical Burlesque @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W. Appearances by Eve, Jezabel, Salome, Jesus, Satan, Judas, The Whores of Babylon and more! In the spirit of the season, a Collection Plate will be circulated during the show with proceeds donated to survivors of the disasters in Japan. DJ Sigourney Beaver spins the tunes for the Revelations After Party. $30 for guaranteed seating, $20 for standing room. Advance tickets available at Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.), Nearly Naked (920 Queen St. W.) or online at http://biblicalburlesque.eventbrite.com.
10 pm Songs: A Dance Party @ Tiger Bar (basement of Crown & Tiger), 414 College St. Toronto rockers Make Your Exit guest DJ this month while Bobby Kimberley picks the jams before and after. Cheap beers! Dancing! $5.
10 pm Shake, Rattle & Roll @ Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W. 60’s pop and rock n’ roll + Motown + soul with lady DJ duo Bangs & Blush. $5.
10 pm Transmission @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W. DJs Scott Wade and Scott Waring play stuff like The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Talking Heads, Interpol, etc. $5.
10 pm Let’s Dansu: Fundraiser For Japan @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. DJs Scott Cudmore, Shit La Merde, Tenemy, Jayme Elizabeth and Double Deca play rap, dancehall, indie, rock, pop, dance, punk, new wave, girl groups, 50’s-now. Minimum $5 donation at the door, with all proceeds going to Red Cross Japan.
10 pm Save The Tranzac Dance Party @ Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave. A dance party to celebrate the end of winter and the dawn of another short-but-excellent season of swimming pools, patios and bicycle adventures + a fundraiser for the Save The Tranzac fund! 60’s soul, new wave, non-judgemental danceable rock and some Abba, all on vinyl.
10 pm Keep In Touch Vol. 3 @ Augusta House, 152-A Augusta Ave. DJs from across the world spinning music for all kinds of people. $10, 1 free drink before 11 pm.
10 pm Mess Around @ Cloak & Dagger, 394 College St. The most dancin-est tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s! A night of sloppy, sexy hip shakers and head boppers of the Motown, soul, doo wop, rockabilly, psych, rock n’ roll and punk variety.
11 pm Shake A Tail @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St. 60’s pop, rock, soul, funk, garage, ska, ANYTHING! Always humid. $5.
9:15 pm Princess Bride @ Toronto Underground Cinema, 186 Spadina Ave. “Rob Reiner’s fairy tale classic about a stealthy man of mystery (Cary Elwes), his Buttercup (Robin Wright), a trio of bumbling scoundrels (Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, and Andre the Giant) who are hot on their trail. This is the kind of film that was made for a bad mood or a sick day (much like how Peter Falk tells the entire story to his sick grandson, played by Fred Savage) and has the power to melt even the hardest of hearts.” $8.
10 pm Sweaty Walls: Rare Grooves Easter Sunday @ The Red Light, 1185 Dundas St. W. A religious party like you’ve never seen before, with special guest DJs throwing down the best rare grooves you’ve heard this side of Bombay.