Looking for somewhere to shake your ass this weekend? We've got you covered with events in both the mainstream and underground dance worlds.
Tonight, several old-schoolers -- including LL Bishop, Smyl:E, Om, Lexi Fey and Chris Irvin -- man the DJ decks at Chances Grill. Late night food and drink specials are available. (9 p.m., 21+, $5)
Also tonight, Spring da Beat at miniBar features DJs Myquil, K Bomb and Jay P. Bottles of Svedka vodka can be purchased for $45 all night long. (21+, no cover)
Woody McBride, aka DJ ESP, spins at the Appaloosa Grill's last-Friday Full Flavor Fridays event with resident Greg Campbell, Garret and Sound Advice; there will be free promo records and CDs of the upcoming Woody release "Guten Timen" given out at the show. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 suggested donation)
EMP Audio's one-year anniversary is rocking the Funky Buddha tonight with ADDIKT, Proteje, SethOrin, @tom and Vysoko. (8 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Throwdown w/ DJs Petey and Shares lands at Beta tonight; DJs will get twelve minutes each to prove their skills in this judged competition for a $1,000 cash prize. (9 p.m., 21+, $5, no cover for ladies)
The Church is hosting another competition: the Global 15 Minutes of Fame Triad Dragons & Global Dance Festival throwdown will feature a dozen different DJs competing for cash and a slot at the Global Dance Festival. (18+, 9 p.m.)
A two-night bash tonight and Saturday night at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and the Other Side, the Unified Field, offers up live painting by the legendary Alex Grey both nights, and musical performances by An-ten-nae, Octopus Nebula, DJ Vadim, Nadis Warriors, Dr Israel, Etheric Double, Resident Anti-Hero, Miraja and Zobomaze tonight; tomorrow night, catch Eskmo, Heyoka, Janover, Nadis Warriors, R/D, the Great Mundane, the Polish Ambassador, Grimace Federation and Project Aspect. (8 p.m., all ages, $25 in advance, $30 at the door)
Tomorrow night at Beta, house heavyweight Steve Smooth will play indoors (9 p.m., 18+, $10); the Whomp Truck crew will also be there with Noah Deep, Just Ben, Citrus, Coult 45 and Ishe -- but the Whomp Truck will be left in the Whomp Cave for the night (18+, $5 and up).
House Revival is back for another fifth Saturday at Funky Buddha; this round features resident Brett Starr with DJs Ivy and CES. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Fans of turntablism won't want to miss the 2011 DMC Battle Ground Saturday night at Casselman's, with DJ Rob Swift and performances by Mane Rok and Boombox Saints. (7 p.m., 21+, $7-$10)
Saturday night's all-ages Rave to Save Japan, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Anime Association, will feature DJ Bullock spinning Top 40, J-pop and J-rock (that's Japanese pop and rock). (8 p.m., all ages, $10 minimum donation)
If you're up late on SAturday night, head to Boogie Boutique at Cluster Studios. Birthday girl Christine West, Tony Rodelli, Travis Press, Nutmeg and Ejay play sexy, late-night house music. Some of Denver's favorite DJs, an awesome venue, and the party goes 'til 5. Boogie on, Wayne. (10 p.m., 21+)
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Sutra presents UV3D on Saturday night with Hypnautic, King Tef, Johnny Rocketz, Big Sexy, DJ Sick and DJ Bedz. (9 p.m.)
Catch local electro up-and-comer Reverend Pariah Saturday night at Beta with Es Chinorey, Split and Tatsu Ogata. (18+, 9 p.m., $10)
Party Saturday night at LazerNation 3 with DJ Dan, Miles Dyson, DJ Isaac, Max Graham, Aaren San, Miss USA, Slynkee, UFO, Will Bailey, Trajikk and Dragon and many more; call the info lines at 303-575-1610 or 303-352-1951 for, well, info. (all ages, 6 p.m., $35)
Unity Sundays continues its weekly run on the 2200 patio; this week, residents Brandon Bass and Louis Marr welcome special guests Chris House and Seth Nichols. (21+, 2 p.m., no cover)