Bass Invasion 3, GATF Pre-Party, EOTO and more on this weekend's Dance Card

Snowboard on the Rocks tonight at Red Rocks Amphitheatre will not only feature three world-premiere snowboard films, but also music by Michael Menert, Doomtree and RJD2. It's the perfect way to get ready for winter ... er, fall. (6 p.m., $25, all ages) And if snow sports aren't your thing, well, we've got lots more places to get your dance on this weekend. Take a peek:

Bass Invasion 3 is so big that the walls of Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side won't be able to contain this fest; the amazing lineup includes Downlink, Vaski, BOK BOK and Kingdom tonight and Caspa, PINCH and DBridge tomorrow night -- and many, many, many more. Let the bass begin! (5 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, $30-$120, all ages)

Are you ready for the Great American Beer Festival? How about the inaugural Great American Techno Festival? P.U.N.C.H.I.S. is presenting the GATF 2011 Pre-Party tonight at Beta; John Templeton and Scott Everett vs. Trip Coffin will hit the decks; on the main floor, bass reigns supreme with Kill the Noise, Sureshot and Fury. (9 p.m., 18+, $10-$15)

EOTO will do its live dubstep thing at Mishawaka Amphitheatre tonight; Michael Travis and Jason Hann of the String Cheese Incident team up with MIDI controllers, drums and vocals to create a set you have to hear to believe. (7 p.m., $25-$40, all ages)

Summit Music Hall hosts the 1320 Records Showcase -- electronic-music heavy, of course -- with the Polish Ambassador, Mochipet and Up in the Air. (7 p.m., $16, all ages)

PDR BLK, K-Nee and Big Styles are back for another monthly So What Friday night at Beauty Bar; get your soul-and-funk dance on! (10 p.m., 21+, free)

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)

Beta hosts Norman Doray on Saturday night; you might remember Doray from this summer's anthem "Chase the Sun." Dragon and Tommy Michael are opening. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

The Lotus Dream Emporium hosts the Lotus Love House on Saturday; there will be in-store specials along with tunes by Ivy, Dylan, Travis Press, DJ Dre and Jeremy. (7 p.m., $3 cover after 9 p.m.)

Funky Buddha brings on the house again this Saturday with House Guest: The Return of DJ Quay plus resident Steve Synfull. Downstairs, DJ Wushu will play the electro party-rock/hip-hop. (7 p.m., 21+)

Mord Fustang's bass-heavy tunes will blast through the speakers of Vinyl on Saturday night; Turner & Heit and Jontron are slated to support. (9 p.m., 18+, $12)

Not dark enough for you? This Saturday at Milk, Mike Rich will be rolling out the best 80's and 90's in the Milk Bar while Roland rocks out in the jazz room with the best goth, industrial and dark wave you've never heard. (9 p.m., 21+, free before 10 p.m., $5 after)

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.)

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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