GREEN VELVET @ BETA | SAT, 4/13/13 Curtis Alan Jones created the Green Velvet persona to head up his deejaying gigs, and in the early 1990s, his productions (including "The Stalker" and "Preacher Man") gained the attention of dance fiends all over the world. The Chicago house legend has been refining the Green Velvet sound ever since. Dabbling with bass and flirting with minimal techno in his sets and productions, he displays a versatility and selective ear that have kept him current for more than two decades -- but his tunes are also guaranteed to contain that soulful, funky, distinctive imprint that Chicago house left on dance music (and on Green Velvet) back in the day. Cognition + T-Rav and 1Boy1Girl will join the master at the decks.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
Catch Candyland, Topher Jones and Kevin Alves at the Church for some dancefloor insanity. (9 p.m., 18+, $15 and up)
Sub.mission hosts Subscape at a six-year anniversary party at Beta tonight with Sub.mission residents holding down the fort. In the Beatport Lounge, Oona Dahl and Lunatik take underground tech-heads sky high. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)
Yuri's Night lands on NORAD with Elite Force, Satori-C, John Perez, B.Funky, Citrus, Fonzie, OhmStyles and Noah Deep. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$20)
Need some disco smoothness? Join Option4, Mancub, Charles B and Falconpunch at Bar Standard for your fix. (9 p.m., 21+, free before 10 p.m., $5 after)
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
NORAD hosts the launch of Adam Messer's Electronica album featuring Messer himself plus Erich "Logik" Dye, Mass Destruktion, Chris Irvin and Nutmeg. (9 p.m., 21+, free before 11 p.m. with Facebook RSVP, $5 after)
The Peanut Butter Jamz continue at Lumonics this weekend with Jrush & Darksku, B.Funky, Hazy Meadow and a special guest to be announced. Bring a loaf of bread, peanut butter or jelly for making sandwiches tomorrow that will be distributed to folks in need. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
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