If you're looking to get your dance on along with your drink and your partying this weekend, you have lots and lots of options. Tonight, Colette's taking on Bar Standard with her deep Chicago house sound, and the following night 3Deep kicks off its latest Soiree at the club, while Casselman's Bar & Venue goes off with Cinco De Drinko with Supervision, Crushendo and DJ Manos, and the Recon and Submission crews close out the weekend with Re.Mission Sundays at 2200. Page down to get the full rundown on this weekend's best dance and party bets.
Catch Collete on Friday night at Bar Standard.
Colette, the renowned Chicago house diva is headlining Full Flavor Fridays tonight at Bar Standard; her soulful, funky sound is sure to rock the house, and Greg Campbell, Joey M and Brandon Bass will support. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 in advance, $15 at the door)
Beauty Bar turns into Club Cold for this Friday night get-down featuring London Dungeon, Hollagramz, and more for an evening of house, bass, techno, future and an array of progressive beats. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
At Beta tonight, Emalkay and MC Juakali drop the bass on that bad-ass sound system; Fury and Dayquill round out Bassic Fridays. Also, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents Make Mistakes in the Beatport Lounge, with Steofan, Attentat and Seth Nichols. (9 p.m., 18+. $5-$15)
Things are getting roused to a Fever Pitch again tonight, courtesy of Analog Space; Alex D. Wolf, Roger Sampson, Psyzmic, Pnut and Peter Black will provide the tunes for this monthly dance party at the Meadowlark. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Summit Music Hall is stepping up to the plate in a big way tonight with the 1320 Records Showcase, featuring breakbeats, wobble and glitch from the Polish Ambassador, Virtual Boy, Flying Skulls and Project Aspect. (8:30 p.m., all ages, $10 at the door) At the Marquis Theater, meanwhile, Na Palm, DJ Mada and Dirty Little Thieves get their groove on.
Cinco De Drinko at Casselman's is just one of the Cinco-related parties this weekend.
Prepare to ease into Saturday night's happenings with an early drink or two at Club Vinyl. The club's weekend happy hour will go from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the rooftop and feature the sounds of DJ Animal. $3 Bloody Mary Bar, BBQ, and more. Downstairs, meanwhile, Ston3 and Skye, Soleil, John JMS, Strike, Barraza Bros, Josh Wells and Phabric8. (9 p.m., 18+)
Bar Standard's latest Saturday night, Soiree, is hosted by 3Deep, Kevin Kain and Duane Taylor. The evening affair will host the Mayweather vs. Cotto fight for the grand opening and folks can stay and party into the night with sounds by DJ D-Smooth and KDJ Above. FYI: A strict dress code is in effect. No sneakers for the ladies or ball caps for the guys, plain colored T-shirts or hoodies will be permitted.
Cinco de Mayo festivities will be in full effect with the 2nd Annual Dos Equis and Tecate's Cinco de Drinko at Casselman's Bar & Venue with Supervision and Crushendo. There will be 1000 free jello shots at 5 p.m., firecrackers, hot mamaitas and more.
The tequila will be flowing Saturday at the Beauty Bar for MONO>STEREO, featuring Hipp-E and Greg Eversoul, with special guest Greg Campbell and live art by Conor. If you're looking for some heady techno, this is where to find it. (10 p.m., 21+, $5)
Sub.mission presents J:Kenzo on Saturday night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with Juakali, ServOne and Nest vibrating the walls with bass, bass, bass. (9 p.m., all ages, $10)
Get ready to get torn down on Saturday at Diamond After Dark with DJ HeavyGrinder featuring MC BBK; she'll be sure to drop the bass like only someone named "HeavyGrinder" can do. Curtis B will also appear with KillNM, X-Static, Hazy Meadow, D.O.H., 2 Slikk, LowFreq, SoulShocker, Pacman, RudeBoi and Dubokle. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Chris Lake headlines Beta on Saturday night with some dance-driven beats; DJ Dragon and Tommy Michael will open for the international playboy. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
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Sunday night is quickly becoming a rocking time to go out. Re.Mission Sundays, the latest first Sunday party at Club 2200 hosted by the crews from Recon and Submission. The party jumps off from 5-10 p.m. and is free, 21+up. Also tonight, check for Sinfluential at 24K, a party for the service industry hosted by DJ Bedz.