Events/Parties In Toronto [March 14–20]

By Stuart Oakes
An (incomplete) cool list of stuff in Toronto this week! Have fun be safe go somewhere you wouldn’t normally go!

Monday, March 14th

  • MusicWorks: The Cassette Years (March 11th-18th)
    – “Between 1983 and 1997 Musicworks Magazine distributed cassette tapes with each issue. Covering a diversity of voices, music, field recordings and sound collections from across the country, these cassettes now form an impressive archive of Canadian sound art and experimental music. OCADU MFA Criticism and Curatorial Practice students Emily Cluett and Ariel Sharratt have animated this archive in the form of an exhibition and listening salon bringing the public into contact with cassette tape documents of work by composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists.”
    – @ Ocad U Open Gallery (49 Mccaul St) All Ages
    – 10am-5pm, no cover
    Facebook!

Tuesday, March 15th

  • March Moodness (DJ Jamez Burling)
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W) All Ages?
    – 10pm, no cover
    Facebook!
  • Thanks 4 The Donuts: Presented by Quesday
    – “showcasing Dilla inspired Art from local Toronto artists. Accompanied by DJ’s that will be playing our favorite “Dilla Jawns” throughout the night.”
    – @ Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W) all ages?
    – 10pm, no cover
    Facebook!

Wednesday, March 16th

  • Call Me Maybe – A Sober Dance Party!
    – @ D-Beatstro (1292 Bloor St W) all ages
    – 8pm, no cover
    Facebook! 
  • Meow Meow (A Queer Social)
    – “This isn’t a loud dance party. It’s a change of pace, and a chance to converse. Bring your partners, bring your pals, meet old friends and make new ones.”
    – DJ Cam Lee (Feministry)
    – Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W) All Ages
    – 9pm, free
    Facebook!

Thursday, March 17th

  • Bjork Party
    – “Bjork hits, rarities and remixes all night long!” (DJ Phil V)
    – @ The Beaver (1192 Queen St W) 19+
    – 9pm, No Cover
    Facebook!
  • Bedroomer: Hudson Alexander Release Party
    – Hudson Alexander/Meesha/DJ Silky/Burglar
    – @ Bambi’s (1265 Dundas St W) all ages
    – 10pm, $5
    Facebook!
  • UTJO/11 O’Clock w/ Norma Winstone & Dave Liebman
    – “Join the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra and the 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra as they perform with legendary vocalist Norma Winstone, and renowned saxophonist Dave Liebman.”
    – @ Walter Hall (UofT – 80 Queens Park) all ages
    – 7:30pm, students $10/general $20
    Facebook!
  • Back To The Rack: Queer Dance Party
    – “Call out to all Toronto Artists, Art Appreciators & Queer Communities: Let’s get together & dance. Sip on art juice. Praise local DJs. Get all kinds of distorted. Be wild.”
    – DJ Devon Little
    – @ Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) all ages
    – 11pm, no cover
    Facebook!

Friday, March 18th

  • Sylvermayne/BSMNT/Sergio Levels/Cherriep
    – “Techno and Footwork producers of Toronto meet up for a night of tempo experimentation and vibey dance vibes. ”
    – @ Studio Bar (824 Dundas St W) all ages?
    – 10pm, no cover?
    Facebook! 
  • TrustMeDaddy/DJ Lissa Monet/Yes Yes Y’All
    – @ Nest (423 College St) 19+
    – 10pm, $10
    Facebook!
  • THE F*CK IS THAT NOISE!? w/ Antibliss/Ruse/The First Seed/Goth Girl/WitchHunt/Marion/Pullface/BingeNinja & Ero Guro
    – “It is a NOISE show, made up of unique acts…pushing the limits of auditory and sensory extremes.”
    – @ Smiling Buddha BASEMENT (961 College St) 19+
    – 8:30pm, $5
    Facebook! 
  • Jewels Ferns Episode #2
    – “Jewels Ferns Gives you a short seminar on internet success, followed by an early screening of the next episode of his web documentary series, followed by a Q&A and DANCE PARTY” (People Tanning/DJ Jewels_Ferns/DJ Schvitz Dad)
    – @ Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave) 19+?
    – 8:30pm, $5
    Facebook!
  • Rihanna vs Drake Video Dance Party (DJ Caff)
    – @ Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) 19+?
    – 10pm, $10
    Facebook!
  • Regretro: Spice Up your Life Edition
    – “This month Spice Up You Life with a Spice Grls themed dance party. We will be playing all of your Girl Power favourites and boy band style icons plus the usual faves.”
    – @ The Steady Cafe & Bar (1051 Bloor St) 19+
    – 10pm, no cover
    Facebook!

Saturday, March 19th

  • New Fries/Hand Cream/Bile Sister/Plasmalab/DJ G Stewart
    – @ The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave) 19+
    – 9pm, no cover
    Facebook!
  • Stormzy/DJ Freeza Chin
    – @ Velvet Underground (508 Queen St W) 19+
    – 10pm, sold out (try the event page)
    Facebook!
  • Long Wintour
    – “Wintour is ovah, SPRING/SUMMER LQQKS ENCOURAGED … Follow your instincts” (DJ Riff Randella Renta aka Katie LaVoie/DJ Coco Cam L aka Cam Lee)
    – @ The Embassy Bar (223 Augusta Ave) 19+
    – 7pm, no cover?
    Facebook!
  • Funk The H8rz – Boogiefunk & Beyond
    – @ Holy Oak (1241 Bloor St W) all ages?
    – 10pm, no cover?
    Facebook!
  • Colour Code
    – DJ Zenta/Xavier G/Yohei Saka
    – @ Li’ly Lounge 19+?
    – 10pm, $5
    Facebook!

Sunday, March 20th

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