Dance Club Pick: Ritz & Bitz
Arty partiers puttin' on the ritz and electroheads showing off their bitz (in bikinis) top the dance-pick list this week. Billy Burgess and Cheyne Hauk bring back their dapper hap, SOCIETY, on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the bash known for its roaring retro-style getups and pansexual shenanigans. Alexis Arquette will be mistress of ceremonies for the flamboyant affair also featuring DJs Cat NYC (Mr. Black NYC) and Travis "TK" Disko (Hot Biscuit LA), plus live performances by Byata, Countre Black, Rhea Litre, Ricky Rebel and Hector Xtravaganza. Art show by Sham Ibrahim. 901 E. 1st St., dwntwn.; Sat., May 22. societyproductions.com. Sunday, the Standard downtown warms up for summer with the HI-UP POOL PARTY. Danceism, BBE, Scion and others throw this monthly shindig boasting a bevy of beatsters: Stretch Armstrong, Dominique Keegan, Robot Love, Ben Oprstu, the Kids Are Radio Active (Binary) and others. Swimming, dancing and outdoor fun including kite-flying, body/face painting, live art, interactive art and contests (the how-low-can-a-hipster-go limbo bout should be entertaining). The Standard Downtown Rooftop, 550 S. Flower St., L.A.; 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., May 23. RSVP email@example.com.
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