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This Week Only CONNECTING THE DOTSSat., Feb. 18: DJ Rich Medina spins his signature hip-hoppy soul house blends, along with Blu Jemz (Turntablelab) and funky bro Garth Trinidad (KCRW’s Chocolate City). At Hangar 1018, 1018 S. Santa Fe Ave., dwntwn. RSVP e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.hangar1018.com.
AKBARFri.-Sat.: DJs spinning everything from electro-booty to ’80s nuggets kick this mixed spot up a notch. Thurs.: Dirty Dirty House Club returns with house grooves from DJ Tony Powell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; free before 10 p.m., $5 after. 4356 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 665-6810.
ARENAFri.: Heaven returns with new resident DJ 4 Strings spinning trance and more. Sat.: It’s Boys’ Night, with pop, Latin, hip-hop and more, courtesy of DJ Mike and Ernie Pearl; $12. Sun.: Noche de Bandas has dancing to live Latin bands; families welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; $12. Wed.: A Delicious night of beats, featuring hip-hop DJs, go-go dancers, a merengue lounge and a mostly gay crowd; $5. (323) 692-3636. Thurs.: Young trendoids dance to Top 40 pop faves on the turntables and up on a giant screen at Tigerheat, a raging, mostly gay mash; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $8. Fri.: Lipsticksmacks you with electronica, hip-hop and trip-hop. Early Fri.-Sat.: Girls’ Night has the Hollywood Men exotic show, a choreographed beefcake extravaganza; Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; over 18; $20-$15. Call for resv. (818) 845-8457. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 4 a.m.; valet parking. Full bar, food available until mid. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-0714.
AVALANDFri.: Dancing to DJs spinning hip-hop and rock. Sat.: Avaland is the city’s most ominous electronic-music night with equally impressive guest DJs. This week: Sasha, James Zabiela and Mark Tabberner. Over 18; $10. Other nights, 10 p.m.-5 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-3000.
BLACK & WHITEFri.-Sat.: The hot Latin dance craze reggaeton rages here, along with hip-hop, trance and rock en español. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18. 12000 S. Western Ave., Inglewood. (323) 756-1121.
BOARDNER’SFri.: Touching Bass, from the creators of Bar 330 and Sky Sushi, is a cool and casual night of beats from DJs including Al Jackson, Butta, Jay-P and more; $5. Sat.: Bar Sinister has “devilish dame dancers,” DJs spinning a dark web of sounds, and a lounge for sinful pleasures; live performances; dress code: black; $10, $15 if not in dress code. (323) 769-7070. Sun.: Club London celebrates English beats of yore with tribute bands and DJs; over 18; $10. (213) 486-4300. Mon.: Totally radical ’80s night Blue Mondays. Wed.: Club Moscowrocks with Paul (Club 82) and other DJs spinning new wave, electro and indie rock. See Rock & Pop for live schedule. Clubs 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (except where noted); over 21. 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621.
(JEWEL’S) CATCH ONEFirst and Third Fri.: Das Bunker has industrial and EBM; over 18. Sat.: Club 4067 offers R&B and hip-hop till 4 a.m.; $7 before 11 p.m., $10 after. Sun.: Exotic City has sexy dancers and DJs spinning hip-hop, house, funk and soul till 2 a.m. Mon.: Ground Control grinds up dance and alternative; $3. Full bar; over 21; cover varies. 4067 W. Pico Blvd. (323) 734-8849.
CENTURY CLUBFri.: Live salsa early and dancing later with DJs spinning hip-hop, Top 40 and Latin grooves. Sat.: DJs spin Top 40 dance hits. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar; $15 before 10 p.m., $20 after. 10131 Constellation Blvd., Century City. (310) 553-6000.
CINESPACEFri. & Sat.: Get blingy with hip-hop, R&B, funk, progressive house and more. Tues.: DJs Steve Aoki and Frankie Chan spin rock, classic hip-hop and nu-dance beats for cool indie types; plus live bands. Fri.: Panaramic offers hip-hop and rock onstage and on the decks from a shitload of promoters including Hollywood heavyweight BoJesse Christopher. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 3 a.m.; two full bars; over 21. Full dinner menu available. 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Second Level, Hlywd. (323) 817-FILM.
CIRCUS Fri.: Fame features vocal contests and dancing to DJs spinning hits. Sat.: Spundae spins with a jam-packed night of world-class electro DJs. Sun: Dancing to high-energy ’70s and ’80s disco. Tues.: Boys will be toys at Boys Night Out, with house, techno, salsa and disco music, plus a drag show at 11:30 p.m.; $3. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Fri.-Sat. till 4 a.m.; full bar; over 21; valet parking. 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 462-1291.
CLUB 7969/PEANUTS. Fri.: Illusions II is a night of sweet (topless) transvestites. Sat.: L.A. Bare Hollywood is an exotic show with hunks shakin’ it onstage for happy, horny ladies, 7-10 p.m. (310) 281-6293. Mario Diaz’s Hot Dog (formerly at the Parlour) follows with a gay crowd and juicy dance beats. Sun.: Velvethas sexy go-go girls and cheesy dance sounds. Mon.: Illusions is a drag and dance night hosted by Viva Sex. Wed.: Volupcity is dance night for BBWs (big, beautiful women) and the peeps who love them. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; full bar. 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (323) 654-0280.
DRAGONFLYFri.: The claws come out at Miss Kitty’s Parlour, where DJs spin electro-trash for sexed-up club-kid types. Thurs.: White Lightning and Q-Bwoy offer Jamaican Live, a reggae joint. Sun.: DJ Morty spins ’80s before and after nerdy ’80s tribute band The Spazzmatics. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21; $10. See Rock & Pop for live-music info. 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 466-6111.