Weekend's best dance bets: Caffeine, Jesse Rose and Oliver $, Michael Menert, Paper Diamond

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This weekend's most high profile dance event is Caffeine at the 1STBANK Center, featuring DJ Micro, along with Head Hunterz, Cassette, Icey, Jes and more. At Beta, meanwhile, Jesse Rose and Oliver $ bring techno, house and tech-house to the next level tonight, and Jacques Lu Cont performs tomorrow night. Elsewhere Michael Menert holds things down tomororow night at Cervantes', Paper Diamond sets up shop at the Belly Up, both bringing the heat for the bass and glitch-driven crowds. Page down for a full breakdown of the weekend's best dance bets.

Jesse Rose and Oliver $ are coming in from Berlin to play at Beta Friday night for the P.U.N.C.H.I.S. and Roots PM//AM collaboration in Beta's Beatport Lounge, with Jens Irish supporting; on the main floor, Jack Beats with Dirty Monkey and Zeno will bring the bass to the masses. (18+, 9 p.m., $10-$15) And, because it's PM//AM, Jesse Rose, Oliver $, Hipp-E and Tess will be at the after-hours bash, courtesy of Roots; RSVP for venue details and more information. (21+, 11 p.m., $10-$15)

A new night at the Funky Buddha is landing tonight, featuring nu disco and mid-tempo tunes with a house headliner. In this instance, that would be Justin Hatfield, and Ryan Mack and Greg Campbell opening things up. (21+, 9 p.m., no cover)

The Caffeine music extravaganza at 1STBANK Center brings back DJ Micro with Head Hunterz, Cassette, Icey, Jes and more. Say farewell to your spring break in style. (16+, 7 p.m., $55 and up)

Bass-lovers will want to head to Cervantes on Saturday night for Michael Menert (yes, he of Pretty Lights label fame) with Mux Mool, PlanetAsia and the BeatServer doing it up properly. (all ages, 9 p.m., $20)

Grammy-winner and dance-floor king Jacques Lu Cont will play Beta on Saturday night with Cognition + T-Rav and Jontron, so get ready to get down and dirty. (18+, 9 p.m., $10)

Darkside Audio is bringing Dustin Zahn and Centrific, both with roots in Minneapolis, plus Rene Walther, Nick Payne and Josh Manke for A Darkside Affair 002; there will be live painting and more. The venue will be announced on the day of the show; e-mail darksideprods@yahoo.com for guaranteed entry, or RSVP on Facebook. (21+, 10 p.m., $15 and up)

And if you're up for a drive, Paper Diamond will be doing his glitchtastic best to get the Belly Up in Aspen all kinds of hot and bothered. Raw Russ will be there, too! (18+, 9 p.m., $18-$27)

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