Pitch A Tent, Sander Kleinenberg and much, much more on this weekend's Dance Card

Between the end-of-summer bash Pitch A Tent and the three-day weekend (party late into Sunday night!) we're not sure what has us most excited this weekend. Things are kicking off strong with Sunset at the First Friday Art Walk; DJs are getting in on the action at the Infinite Monkey Theorem, featuring tunes by Shaggz, Venus Cruz, Ces, Ejay, Mike L and Roy England, plus artwork by Jeannine Leffel and food-and-drink specials. You'll hear everything from downtempo to neo-soul to deep house to techno, so get your art on. (5 p.m., 21+, no cover)

Hard to believe that P.U.N.C.H.I.S. has been going strong for a year now at Beta, but it has, and what a year it's been. Tonight, Angel Castro, Jeff Bartosik and Jens Irish will each spin a set; on the main floor, Bassic Fridays CD Release party will be taking place, with music by Rumblejunkie, Fury, Dayquill and Sureshot. The first 500 in the door get the debut Bassic Fridays Studio Album Vol. 1, so get there early! (8 p.m., 18+, $10)

The Sugar House presents Total Devastation tonight, with a live PA set by Phonotronix (out of Tampa Bay; this will be his first Colorado performance), plus J-Double and DJ Wreck, Brandon Scott, X-Static, Natural Nate and many more. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)

Need a dubstep fix tonight? Of course you do. The place to get it is the Bluebird Theater, which presents NiT GriT (out of San Jose), with Cloud-D and Rodway. (8 p.m., 16+, $25-$30)

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Get Whipped is back for its end-of-summer edition tonight at the Beauty Bar, featuring London Dungeon, Roger Sampson and Lust. (10 p.m., 21+, no cover)

Global Friday at the Church brings on Hycloud, Skye, Floorbangers, Twenty42 and Phunke Elements on the main floor, plus Klutch Beat Bootique in the mashup basement and Peter Elzi in the Retro Room. (8 p.m., 18+, ladies 21+ get in free all night)

Pitch A Tent won a Best of Denver award in 2011 for Best Annual Electronic Outdoor Party; with that kind of endorsement, you'd be stupid to miss this year's bash on Saturday night at a private mountain location outside of Idaho Springs. With two stages, a food vendor and live art, the Treehouse Collective is pulling out all the stops for this year, including very special guest Jen HA of Midwest Massive, plus Jerome Baker, Ivy, Styles Davis, Paul Garcia, Essell, Khalib, Brick Lee, Travis Press, Isaac H, Dave Thomas, Tes, Paul Garcia & friends, and a farewell morning set by Dirty Funk Squad's Himay and Heather Suzanne. Get there early to pitch your tent, and RSVP to the event Facebook page for directions. (6 p.m., 18+, $10 suggested donation)=

Sander Kleinenberg will have his set piped over Beta's unbeatable sound system on Saturday night; Cognition + T-Rav and Wolfe will support what's bound to be a literally spectacular performance by VDJ Kleinenberg, who was one of the first to integrate visual imagery into his tunes. (8 p.m., 18+, $15)

Russian trance virtuoso Arty will make his first-ever Colorado appearance on Saturday night at Cervantes for Titan 2011; also on deck is Artistic Raw (Netherlands, another Colorado first) and international Playboy Playmate-slash-DJ Alie Layus, plus DJ Soulshocker, D-Loc, Jon Sidberry, STON-3, John JMS plus additional local acts. (5:30 p.m, all ages, $20)

The Bluebird Theater isn't done with you dubstep fanatics yet! Saturday night, UK dubstep producer Cookie Monsta (who's also been known to throw down the dirtiest grime you've ever heard) will headline a show that also features Subliminal, Dodger and Thorazine. Let the bass begin. (9 p.m., all ages, $23-$25)

Are you very important? Bar Standard presents VIP Saturdays with DJ Tanastadi, DJ Chonz and Burhm Gotti; there will be drink specials by Nude Vodka. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 cover, ladies free before 11 p.m.)

We know: It's late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, and the party seems to be stopping ... but you aren't. This is why 2AM and Soundpharmacy Afterhours exist; Kaya and Dorian Gray spin till dawn, and if you're coming from the Church, Vinyl or Bar Standard, you get $5 off entry, so don't rip off that bracelet just yet! (1 a.m., 18+)

2200 hosts "On the Way Back Down," its weekly Sunday afternoon/evening patio party; this week, techno aficionado Rene Walther (who relocated to Denver from the Dominican Republic earlier this year) will throw down a set that will likely include some of his amazing recent remix work and techno tracks. (4 p.m., 21+, no cover)

Celebrate local talent at Bar Standard on Sunday with Another Year of Q, also featuring Josh Ivy. (2 p.m., 21+)

Chloe might be the new girl in town, but the club is still stepping up this weekend, celebrating no work on Monday with Sunday night sets by DJ Cobra and DJ Manos at the Labor Day Weekend Illionaire's Club -- A Black and White Soiree. (9 p.m., 21+)


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