The weekend's best dance music: Chris Liebing, Lee Foss, Marc Houle, Donald Glaude and more

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Welcome to the weekend, friendos! If you're ready to cut loose and lose yourself on the dancefloor this weekend, you've come to the right place. There's a slew of world class talent behind the decks this weekend, and as usual, we've got the drop on all the choice fiestas, including Chris Liebing at NORAD, Lee Foss at Satori, Marc Houle at NORAD, Donald Glaude at Beta and tons more. Keep reading to see what's on this weekend's Dance Card.

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CHRIS LIEBING @ NORAD DANCE BAR | FRIDAY, 11/16/12 If you know anything about electronic music today, then you know that Berlin is the creative hub of the genre these days. And Chris Liebing is one of the best-known names in Berlin for pumping out innovative, floor-banging hard techno that's relentlessly melodic, insistently danceable and extremely popular -- for obvious reasons. He mixes sets at clubs around the planet to packed dancefloors, producers his own tracks and also hosts a weekly radio show and insanely popular CLR podcast (also the name of his well-regarded related label). And it's proof of Denver's growing status on the serious electronic circuit that he's playing one of his two stops on his upcoming U.S. tour at NORAD on on Friday, November 16, with Deciprocal and Daegon supporting on the main floor, and the Tree House Collective crew upstairs in the lounge. (His other stateside set will be at New York's infamous Pacha nightclub, at Danny Tenaglia's Techno Is the Answer party -- so, clearly, we are in very good company). (Co-presented by AfterHours Anonymous, 8 p.m., 21+, $20 advance -$25 at the door)

Keep reading for more of the weekend's best dance bets.

Another underground legend, Lee Foss -- who's made his mark on the house and techno scenes with his Hot Creations label -- will headline Satori tonight for a ridiculous evening of tunes; Greg Eversoul will open things up for the powerhouse. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 before 10 p.m., higher after)

Beta hosts a Pendulum DJ set tonight on the main floor, with Fury and Dayquill also in the mix; in the Beatport Lounge, Sergei Loginov, DJ LoBot and Jens Irish will hold things down. (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$15)

Still ready to go after all that? Afterhours Anonymous is hosting an after-party for Chris Liebing at Rino Sports Galleri with the GlitchWannaBe Brothers (Tess & Robot), Scott Paradis, Quin and more. (1:30 a.m., 21+)

Marc Houle is taking some time off from his stellar label Items & Things to spend some quality time at NORAD on Saturday night; the techno star is coming all the way in from Berlin to help Josh Manke, Marlah Reed, Brian Bellas, Eric C, DJ Zane, Seth Nichols, Adam Consigli and Rare do their thing. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 and up)

House-music impresario Donald Glaude will take over the sound system at Beta on Saturday night, with support from Cognition + T-Rav and Marshall Monica for a night of floor-stomping beats. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

Get down to the Crumpet Stump world tour alongside the glitch legend from down under, Mr. Bill, who'll be sharing the stage with Bran Richards, Crazy Daylight, Skytree and musical support from assorted Whomp Truckers. Keep your eyes on the event Facebook page for venue details. (10 p.m., 18+, $15-$20)

The Blend is back at the Meadowlark for another month, featuring members of local favorite Treehouse Collective offering up Travis Press, Brick Lee and Khalib spinning tunes for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 cover)

Lumonics hosts an all-breaks night on Saturday night at its psychedelically amusing gallery and studio with DJ Hero, Deejay Diabolic, Mass D, Dirty Rotten, Darksku and Hazy Meadow bringing the breaks to the masses. (9 p.m., all ages, $10)

It's all about the bass at Vinyl on Saturday night; the venue's snagged ETC! ETC!, Brillz, Vinnie Maniscalco and KSmash for all you bassheads out there looking for a place to party. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

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