The weekend's best dance bets: Traversable Wormhole, Gabriel & Dresden and more

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Welcome to the weekend! Feel like dancing? You've come to the right place. Regardless of your taste, we've got your covered, whether you have the gumption to get lost in a Traversable Wormhole or simply lose your inhibitions on the dancefloor at Beta with the likes of Gabriel & Dresden providing the soundtrack. There's drinks to drink and a whole bunch of dancing to get done before Monday comes a calling -- and we've got the full rundown of all the worthy shindigs that should be on your dance card. Keep reading to get the drop.

TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLE @ NORAD DANCE BAR | SAT, 11/30/12 With the alleged end of the world approaching, it seems apropos to throw an End of Time party with a headliner such as Traversable Wormhole. The artist is probably better known as Adam X (the brother of Frankie Bones, one of the instigators of the infamous Sonic Groove Records shop). He was a notorious player in the electronica scene as early as 1991, and one of the organizers of the legendary Storm Raves (all-techno warehouse parties that featured the likes of Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin and Damon Wild) -- but as Traversable Wormhole, he goes to new depths of darkness in an audacious and industrial-tinged attempt to live up to the moniker. His relentless beats and distorted, sinister bass lines are offset by deceptively simple melodies and catchy, precise taps and clicks, all of which wrap up to be the closest thing to the bending of the time/space continuum that you've ever experienced on the dance floor. Saturday, December 1, at NORAD. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)

Keep reading for more on the weekend's best dance music.

Monty Luke returns from Detroit for another night of solid techno at the Appaloosa Grill's Electric Pony series; Sound Advice and Garret will also hit the decks, along with Greg Campbell. (9 p.m., 21+)

Dirtyphonics plays a DJ set at Beta tonight; Dodger and Subliminal will support. In the Beatport Lounge, Angel Castro, Sergei Loginov, DJ Lobot and Noevol spinning the underground techno tastiness. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)

Snow Fest goes down tonight at NORAD with REZN, 2 Slikk, Jon Sidberry, Aquilae, Lee Harris and Barraza Bros. (9 p.m., 21+, free before 11 p.m.)

Gabriel & Dresden headline Beta on Saturday night with Dragon and Joman for what's bound to be a legendary night of dancing in Denver. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)

Outta' Our Heads presents its 16th-anniversary celebration at NORAD on Saturday night alongside Traversable Wormhole; Bryan Kasenic, Naudio, Chris Irvin and Tony Rodelli will provide the tunes for this sweet sixteen. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 before 11 p.m., higher after)

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