Feel like cutting a rug this weekend? Good because there's plenty on this weekend's Dance Card: There's a label launch tonight at minibar for 5 and Dime, a brand-new deep/tech house label; the launch will have music from Bones, ben A, Louis Marr, Joseph Newman and Quinn. There will be free swag and drink specials; come down and support local music! (9 p.m., free, 21+) It's all about the dubstep at Beta tonight; Tokyo's Ajapai and AK1200 will headline the amazing sound system, supported by Fury and Dirty Monkey. (9 p.m.,18+, $10)
Pathways::Origins takes over the Walnut Room both Friday and Saturday; along with visual and performance art, you'll hear Christine West, Doc Noe and Mike Robot tonight. (6 p.m., 21+, $10) Awesome Factory presents Classixx, Double//Shadow and Ginger Perry at the Larimer Lounge tonight, bringing their funky midtempo sound to the masses. (8 p.m., 21+, $15) Vinyl's Bass Resonance finals will feature DJ Scuba in the last slot, with AudioProphet, Bane & Incorporated, Dokta Dirty, KSmash, Sodium and Whitty. (9 p.m., 18+)
Pathways::Origins returns to the Walnut Room on Saturday; it's bringing the dubstep this time around with Coult45, Citrus, Sequence, DMTree and more. (12 p.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 21+) Awesome Factory presents Dirty Fabric on Saturday at Beta, with Paul Anthony, Boyhollow, Southpaw and more in the Beatport Lounge; on the main floor, you'll see DJ Jazzy Jeff (really!) with Es Chinorey and Tommy Michael. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
And the underground lounge at Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining launches Fever Saturdays with Chris Rockwell. (9 p.m., 21+) The Funky Buddha brings another House Guest on Saturday with Giano of Italiano Recordings and Tequila Trax; he'll be supported by Steve Synfull, Brandon Bass and Joey M. Celebrate two years of House Guets! (9 p.m., no cover) DJ T will make his first Denver appearance at 2200 on Saturday night with Jens Irish, P.U.N.C.H.I.S., Josh Manke and Just Us/Flatline. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 before 11 p.m., $10 all night for ladies)
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.