Tonight, Re:Creation at the Gothic Theatre features San Francisco house DJ Mark Farina performing a Mushroom Jazz set, in the style of his vaunted downtempo mix series for Om Records, currently on its sixth permutation. A longtime Colorado favorite, both Farina and the series remain popular among connoisseurs of chilled-out, soulful house. Opening acts include live dance band Octopus Nebula, garage/house act FaltyDL, and glitch/dubstep DJ S.P.E.C.T.R.E. (tickets $20-$25, 16+).
Saturday night, Theory + Practice hosts Make Mistakes: One Year of Mistakes. After a full year of throwing cutting-edge, almost-monthly underground parties, the Make Mistakes crew celebrates its first anniversary with a showcase of some of Colorado's best techno and minimal DJs and producers. John Templeton of Emote Music performs live along with Make Mistakes and CMKY artists Time for Trees, Steofan, Roy England, Attentat and Papyrus. $10, 21+.
303 Magazine's cheekily-titled House Warming Party, also Saturday night, at Cluster Studios (3881 N Steele St), features some of our area's top house DJs: Ejay of Spellbound Music, Khalib, Brick Lee, Travis Press and Isaac H (all of the Treehouse Collective) and Uriah West of Flapjack and Audio Indika. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the event is invite-only for 303 clients, friends and family, so arrive after 10 p.m. if you are going just for the music. ($10, 21+)
Funky Buddha Lounge's House Guest Saturdays goes into holiday mode this week with special guest Joey M from Denver House Authority playing alongside resident DJ Steve Synful. As always, the upscale lounge makes an ideal environment for sipping smooth libations and grooving to urbane house music. No cover, 21+
Five-time world DMC champion turntablist DJ Craze takes over the main floor at Beta Nightclub, while the Beatport Lounge upstairs plays host to The Ridiculous Hat Party 3. Music provided by DJ Skunk, Self Inflicted, Seven7h Wave, Dave Deville and Mikey G. Needless to say, guests are expected to don their most cockamamie headwear. (Tickets $10-$15, 18+)
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