By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
This Week Only
INNER CITY ARTS, 720 Kohler St., dwntwn. (213) 627-9621.
Sat.—Son y Clave. Dance under the stars to the band, plus hot Latin cuts spun by DJ Martin X. 21 and over; $50 (incl. two drink tickets); proceeds benefit Inner City Arts.
KLUB KANDIE POP, location TBA. (641) 715-3900, Ext. 31159.
Sat.—Check out a new downtown venue, with trance, house and progressive tracks in one area, hardcore and DNB in the other. All ages. 9 p.m.-6 a.m.; $15 (available at www.groovetickets.com).
The Airliner, 2419 N. Broadway, E.L.A. (818) 231-9871.
Fri.—Urban Underground delves deep every week.
AKBAR, 4356 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; free before 10 p.m., $5 after. (323) 665-6810 or www.akbarsilverlake.com.
Fri.—Club regulars and visiting DJs alternate in rocking the house; free.
Sat.—Turntable mayhem featuring grinding dance jams; free.
Thurs.—Dirty Dirty House Club has grooves from DJ Tony Powell.
ARENA, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 4 a.m.; valet parking. Full bar, food available until mid. (323) 462-0714 or www.arenanightclub.com.
Fri.— Call for info.
Sat.—Boys Night. Watch lads go Latin with cumbia, merengue and salsa rhythms.
Wed.—Delicious offers hip-hop flava on the floor.
Thurs.—Tigerheat. L.A.’s premier pop-hit club features videos on its giant screen and a young mix of gay guys and trendy Britney wannabes.
AVALON, 1735 N. Vine St., Hlywd. (213) 480-3232 or www.avalonhollywood.com.
Fri.—Club 82. DJ sets from Ima Robot and LA Riots.
Sat.—Avaland. Guest this week: Bad Boy Bill. Plus, Reza on the terrace.
BOARDNER’S, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-9621 or www.boardners.com.
Sat.— Bar Sinister has “devilish dame dancers,” live performances, DJs spinning a dark web of dance sounds, and a lounge for sinful pleasures. Dress code: black; $10, $15 if not in dress code.
Mon.—Blue Mondays revive ’80s sounds, from new wave to old school.
Wed.—Club Moscow with music TBA, DJs, more.
CINESPACE, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Second Level, Hlywd. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., except Sat. till 3 a.m.; two full bars; over 21. Full dinner menu available. (323) 817-FILM.
Sat.—DJs spin hip-hop for Hollywood Blvd. crawlers.
Tues.—Cinespace Tuesdays is hipster central with DJ Steve Aoki and Them Jeans.
Tues.—Bassrush throws a Funktion at its new home.
CIRCUS, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., except Fri.-Sat. till 4 a.m.; full bar; over 21; valet parking. (323) 462-1291 or www.circusdisco.com.
Fri.— Macho Man is a testosterone-fueled gay dance night.
Sat.—Club Red opening night. Moving from Arena to their new home, the promoters open with a night of music from Kyau & Albert, Fred Numf and Dubnsyles.
Tues.—Boys Night Out. Hot hombres dancing to hits.
CRANE’S, 1611 N. El Centro Ave., Hlywd. 2-10 p.m.; over 21. (323) 467-6600.
Fri.—Pocket O.F. Weekly guests are in the house at this night hosted by residents Cade and Cache.
Sun.—The Do-Over. The weekly patio party gets started at 2 p.m.
DRAGONFLY, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hlywd. Backroom and patio for passing out. Fri.-Sat. dance nights. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 466-6111 or www.thedragonfly.com.
Fri.—Miss Kitty’s Parlour with DJs and assorted lurid attractions.
Sat.—Hot Dog. Mario Diaz’s juicy eve of gay boys and sexy dance beats.
Thurs.—Jamaica Live with dancehall/dub/reggae DJs and the occasional big-name touring act; call for info.
THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Full bar. Age limit varies. (213) 413-8200 or attheecho.com.
Fri.—Club Undergroundpacks in the indie kids with U.K. and U.K.-influenced sounds spun by DJs Larry and Dia.
Wed.—Dub Club. DJs spin da reggae/dancehall beats.
HERE, 696 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. Most nights 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. (310) 360-8455.
Fri.—Truck Stop. “Sassy, sexy, glam-rockin’ girls who aren’t afraid to throw down” pack this dance night.
Sat.—Popular. Party with WeHo’s coolest boy-toy cliques at this pop-music happening with rotating DJs.
Sun.—Size. This big gay weekly mash features world-class DJ guests. The action starts at 4 p.m. and goes all night.
Thurs.—Heat. Gay femmes and butches light up the vibe at this long-running night. DJ Josh Peace spins hip-hop, R&B, dance.
KING KING, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. Full bar. Over 21. (323) 960-9234 or www.kingkinghollywood.com.
Fri.—Compression. NYC guest Chris Fortier throws a record release party; plus, local DJs Robert Pointer and Maven.
Tues.—Descarga con Timba. DJ Saoco keeps it spicy.
THE MOR, 2941 Main St., Santa Monica. Club nights 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; tapas menu until 11 p.m.; over 21; ?cover varies ($5-free). (310) 455-6720 or www.?themorbar.com.
Fri.—Funk Fridays. DJ Stardom spins hip-hop, R&B and rock.
Sat.—Soul Saturdays. Hip-hop, R&B, rock and electro from Mark Stylz and DJ Stardom.
Mon.—Salsa Mondays. Latin rhythms and free salsa lessons.
Tues.—$2 Tuesdays. with DJs from Moontribe spinning house, trance and techno.
Wed.—Honey. DJ Sly funks it up.
LITTLE TEMPLE, 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. (323) 660-4540 or www.littletemple.com.
Fri.—DJs Sloe Poke, Anthony Valadez spin rhythmic grooves.
Sat.—The Bridge with Mr. Choc and DJ Hapa spinning hip-hop, funk and soul.
Sun.—Sonido Sundays offers reggae, reggaeton, dancehall and more from DJ Sloe Poke plus guests.
Wed.—Club Grasshopper leaps onto the hip-hop tip.
Thurs.—The Rootdown. DJs Wyatt Case, Dusk, Miles and Loslito get to the root of rhythm. Special guest: Gaslamp Killer.
The Palmer Room, 3387 Motor Ave., W.L.A. (310) 770-7955.
RAGE, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. Dancing till 2 a.m. nightly; full bar; over 21 (except where noted); cover varies. (310) 652-7055.
Fri.—Game Boi is a hip-hop and pop-video vamp night.
Wed.—Fuego features hot Latin sounds (and boys).
THE RUBY, 7070 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 18; three full bars. (323) 467-7070.
Fri.—Clockwork Orange. A multidecade dance mix of dance action in three rooms.
Sat.—Bang! New dance rock and Brit-pop.
Sun.—Beat It. Music from back when the King of Pop was still black.
Thurs.—Perversion features industrial and goth.
VANGUARD, 6021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; covers vary. (323) 463-3331 or www.vanguardla.com.
Fri.—Epic, with ’80s, hip-hop, house and rock mashups.
Sun.—Deep. House sounds with guest Quentin Harris.
THE WESTCHESTER, 5630 W. Manchester Blvd., L.A. (310) 670-2366.
Thurs.—Caribbean Flex. DJ Legend mixes a tropical blend of reggae, dancehall, reggaeton, punta and soca with a dash of R&B and hip-hop. Call (323) 281-3539 for info.
ZANZIBAR, 1301 Fifth St., Santa Monica. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. (310) 451-2221 or www.zanzibarlive.com.
Fri.—Funky Lemonade. DJs Mr. Choc and Hapa mix sounds of all flavors, sweet to sour.
Sat.—Quality with DJs Haul & Mason.
Sun.—One Way. Garth Trinidad and Mr. French spin the evening their way.
Tues.—Casbah Underground. MC Rai and DJ Al-Fareed excavate modern Arabic and north African beats.
Wed.—Nativo. A new night of urban Latin tracks.
Thurs.—Afro Funké features Jeremy Sole’s Musaics and DJ guests spinning reggae, dub and Afro beats, along with live instrumentation.
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