If you’re looking for some place to take your special someone dancing, nothing screams Valentine’s Day like Andrew W.K. The man who is dedicated to partying hard will be performing his live show and a DJ set at the Sound Academy this Thursday. His set kicks off a weekend that is busier than usual due to the new Family Day long weekend.
Every holiday has their own set of unique traditions and clubs are working hard to turn Family Day into a time for dancing. The Guvernment is hosting Family on Sunday, which is being headlined by Sharam, one half of Deep Dish. The packed party will also include dirty electro group Guns N Bombs, and local favourites like Nasty Nav, Sydney Blu, and Vinyl Junkies. For those with the stamina, the Comfort Zone will be hosting their massive Come Get Your Fcuk’in Beats party on Monday morning.
For all those closet DJs waiting for their chance to shine, Tiger Bar has the party for you. What started as an experiment has become the monthly party Everyone’s a DJ. This Saturday, 16 DJs including former Torontoist staffer Carly Beath (aka. Carly’s OK) will be playing 20 minute sets. The DJs will range in experience and the best part is if you don’t like a DJ, it’s just a couple of smoke breaks until the next one comes on.
Full listings below.
Thursday, February 14
Andrew WK (live performance and DJ set) @ Sound Academy with Priestess and Hollerado. $10.
Rockit @ Andy Poolhall with Circle Research. No cover.
Friday, February 15
Dave Nada @ Wrongbar with Nasty Nav and Huggs.
Rehab Valentine’s Edition: The Conjugal Visit @ Footwork with Sydney Blu, Deko-ze, Carlo Lio, and YM. $5 before 12 a.m (with guestlist).
Hip Hop Karaoke @ The Boat with Abdominal, More or Les, DJ Dalia, Numeric, and Ted Dancin’. $5.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Orly. Free before 11 p.m., $5 after.
Randomland: The Secret World of Underground Smurf Love @ CiRCA. Main room: VND/LSM, JDH, and Vaneska; Mirror Ballroom: NOW Magazine’s Love & Sex Fette with BoyTech, ViVi Diamond, and Nikki Awesome; SKYY Cinema: Nymphomania, Sleazy Listening, Red Light Grooves & Sultry French Pop with Mimi La Twisteuse & Otis Fodder; Bathroom Bar: Goin Steady. $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after.
Saturday, February 16
Stones Throw: Move Toronto @ Wrongbar with J.Rocc, Egon, Karriem Riggins, and Koushik. $15 adv.
Speedy J @ Footwork with Greg Gow, The Roaches (Nathan Barato and Carlo Lio), and Jamie Kidd. $20 before 12:30 a.m.
Shake a Tail @ Clintons. $5.
Goin’ Steady @ The Boat. $5.
Everyone’s a DJ @ Tiger Bar with many, many DJs. No cover.
Cherry Bomb @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson, Cozmic Cat, and DJ Dalia. $6.
Traffic Saturdays @ CiRCA with Doman & Pettigrew, DJ Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, Red Circle DJs, and Jason Myles. $20.
Cosmic Gate @ Guvernment with John “00″ Fleming and Mark Oliver. The Drink: Manzone & Strong; Orange Room: DJ Aristotle; D’Luxe Lounge: 4 Korners; The Gallery: Sydney Blu, Alicia Hush, and David Ace Canelli; Acid Lounge: Matt Schaefer.
Sunday, February 17
Theory @ Footwork with Fabio, Frankie Gunns, Saigon, Darkside Flow, Mr. Brown, and Mowgli. $20.
iRQ @ Pizza Oblio’s with Cliph, DJ Cerebral Itch, Crushkill, Nwodtlem, and Jubal Brown. $5.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Club Loco @ The New Basement with DJ Rudee, Paranoid Jack, Flipside, Mute & Laki, and more.
Family @ Guvernment with Sharam (Deep Dish), Nic Fanciulli, and Mark Oliver. The Gallery: Guns N Bombs, Lazaro Casanova, Nasty Nav, and Fierce Helder; Orange Room: Manzone & Strong, Deko-ze, Sydney Blu, Vinyl Junkies, The Roaches , and Joee Cons.
Monday, February 18
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Make it Mondays @ Raq ‘n’ Wak with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Come Get Your Fcuk’in Beats @ Comfort Zone with Vivie-Ann, Deko-ze, Manzone & Strong, The Roaches, Sydney Blu, Vinyl Junkies, and Joee Cons.
Tuesday, February 19
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume. No cover.
Wednesday, February 20
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Robb G. No cover.
Flop House Wednesdays @ TOI Bar with Alicia Hush, Ira Oksman, and Jason Myles. No cover.
Photo from the cover of Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet album.