Feel like cutting loose this weekend? Good news, you will lack for nothing when comes to things to do, whether you feel like losing your inhibitions and partying like a rock star or losing your mind to some killer dance music. Our own Ru Johnson will be at Milk Bar tonight for A Very Superstitious Friday the 13th party, Dieselboy and Antiserum are at Beta, Beufie and Green Velvet give house-lovers something to talk about, 2200 hosts Sleazy Killer and much more. Page down for the weekend's best dance and party bets.
Tonight at 5:30, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Feminm & Co presents the works of erotic performance artist and former sex worker Cassandra, along with Mistress Djuna, an excellent blogger and dominatrix. Men drink free! $17 general admission tickets, $12 for MCA members, and $5 students with ID.
Also tonight, join Dream Entertainment Group and Backbeat's own Ru Johnson for the second installment of A Very Superstitious Friday the 13th Get Down at Milk Bar. The alley entrance will be in full effect for the jump off. No cover and you must be 21+up. Sounds by Gyp da Hip and the mass hysteria is on you. BOOM.
At Beta, meanwhile, Dieselboy is taking to the decks tonight in what's bound to be a ferocious, bass-filled set; Fury and Dodger will open for the drum-and-bass powerhouse. In the Beatport Lounge, Diizel, Danny Marin and Jens Irish will drop the underground techno and tech-house for the discerning aficionado. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
At 2200 Beufie and James O will represent Albuquerque (and warm everyone up for tomorrow night's album-release blowout) with Brian Camarena and Hong Kong Cavaliers; it's bound to be a funky good time. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Head to the Funky Buddha tonight for Hemisphere Groove Collective's Aural Spectrum 010, featuring Alejandro Martinez, Kevin Callison and Tom Schoppet with deep house, tech house and techno for your pleasure. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Every second Friday is Pornstar Friday at Bar Standard, and this round is the Muscle Gods Edition. Robert Van Damme, DJ Spencer Reed and more will hit the decks with sexy, sexy house beats, and a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Center. (9 p.m., 21+)
Beufie will guest star at House Revival this Saturday night -- but Brett Starr is also living up to his name as he releases The Love EP, which includes a track by Brian "Rescue" Hein. And Rescue will be rounding out the House Revival switch-off, making it a family affair. Head to the Funky Buddha to see it happen. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
BoomBox will be in Aspen at the Belly Up on Saturday night doing the electro-glam-rock-psychedelic thing with Cupid, so if you're in the high country, put your dancing shoes on! (8 p.m., 21+, $25-$28)
Pennylane Productions and crew will host CO.LAB at Beauty Bar. An art party celebrating the best in live body painting, amazing beats and a groove that will last all night long, this one is not to be missed. Featuring performances from boyhollow, timeline, Daytona and more, with art work by Ashley Coutee, Whitney Roberts, and more. $5 cover.
Easy Killer gets Sleazy on Saturday night with the appropriately named Sleazy Killer, featuring Whiskey Disco's Sleazy McQueen; Gazeebo, Ivy, Ejay and Khalib will join in the groovy fun at 2200. (10 p.m., 21+)
Green Velvet's bright, smooth, sultry Chicago-house stylings will fill the speakers of Beta on Saturday night; residents Dragon, Cognition + T-Rav will join the Real Wolfe in warming up the dance floors. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Opal Lion at Opal will be jumping, as per usual on Saturday night, with the reggae flavor that makes this Saturday night one of the fliest places to experience dance hall. DJ Bushy Bush and the Mountain Lion family will keep the vibrations high with the best in island and Caribbean music. $5 cover, 21+up, drink specials all night.
Peter Black, DJ Mu$a, Gyp da Hip and more will be rocking your face off well into the morning for Dance Lab at 1919 Gallery. After you've made your way through the entire city, join your favorite dance party DJs as they blend their vibes and talents together to present a party where the first rule is "no posing."
-- Amber Taufen and Ru Johnson
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