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CLUB ULTRALUXX Sat., Feb. 25. DJs Lexx and Los celebrate the return of their popular electro/’80s/booty beat bash with a preview party. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; free. At the Mountain Bar, 473 Gin Ling Way, Chinatown.

KID MILLIONAIRE’S SPIDER CLUB Fri., Feb. 24. From swanky to indie, the famed space above the Avalon premieres its new weekly dance party featuring Dim Mak records’ Steve Aoki (and rock star pals) on the decks spinning rock, hip-hop and more. 1735 Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-8900 or

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SIN CITY AVALAND Sat., Feb. 25. DJ Jonathan Peters spins trancey sounds amid a Vegas-themed backdrop that includes sexed up go-go dancers and glitzy stage sets for a “what happens here stays here” feel. 1735 Vine St., Hlywd. (323) 462-8900.

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AKBAR Fri.-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.

ARENA Fri.: 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.: Lipstick smacks 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.

AVALAND Fri.: 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 & WHITE Fri.-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’S Fri.: 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 Moscow rocks 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 ONE First 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 CLUB Fri.: Live salsa early and dancing later with DJs spinning hip-hop, Top 40 and Latin grooves.Sat.: DJs spin Top 40 dance hits. Sun.: Jamaican Gold offers four rooms of music with DJs spinning everything from hip-hop to dancehall to funk. (323) 980-3444. 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.

CINESPACE Fri. &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.: Velvet has 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.

DRAGONFLY Fri.: 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.

THE ECHO Fourth Sat.: Soundlessons offers hip-hop, down-tempo and funk from DJ J-Logic and guests, plus live art. Sun.: Part-Time Punks has cool DJs spinning post-punk, indie rock and more. Wed.: Dub Club chills with DJs spinning da reggae/dancehall/dub beats. Full restaurant; most nights 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21 (some nights over 18); $5 unless otherwise noted. See Rock & Pop for live music. 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. (213) 413-8200.

THE FACTORY/ULTRA SUEDE Fri.: Pop Starz features DJ Mike Bryant spinning shameless pop hits for gay guys in the main room; long-running gay-gal get-together Girl Bar is in Ultra Suede. Sat.: I Love Circuit Boysis in the main room, pumping out relentless dance beats for the tight-teed queer-boy crowd. Wed.: Club 80’s rocks the floor retro-style with Lee Dyson on the decks in Ultra Suede. Full bar;over 21; cover varies. The Factory, 652 La Peer Dr.; Ultra Suede, 661 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 659-4551.

GABAH Wed.: Jam Rockout with hip-hop DJs. Thurs.: Mo’ hip-hop to hump to. Fri.& Sun.: Club Obsession has reggaeton, dancehall and hip-hop. Sat.: Shakespeare, Aurelito and the gang treat you to the sweet reggae and hip-hop vibe of Chocolate Bar. All clubs 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; over 21. 4658 Melrose Ave. (323) 664-8913.

GARDEN OF EDEN Fri.: An oasis of hip-hop from On Productions. Sat.: Hip-hop and dance beats fill the air at Oxygen Saturdays. Sun.: Icon Entertainment pumps up the jams. Dress code; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; three full bars; over 21; valet parking; $20 cover most nights. 7080 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-3336.

HERE Fri.: Tantrahas DJ Eddie One spinning KIIS FM dance-hit mixes for gays.Sat.: Progressive house gets down and dirty at Soil. Sun.: Playeris a “circuit” party for jock cocks. Wed.: DJ Rob Duggan spins Sexy House Sounds. Thurs.: Gay femmes get their Fuse lit here, with DJ Dimes spinning hip-hop and R&B. Most nights 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 696 N. Robertson Blvd., Hlywd.

IVAR Fri.: Bodyrockis a night of dance performances and DJs spinning hip-hop, R&B, electro, ’80s rock and more. Sat.: Funk n’ Groovin’, hosted by MTV’s Fabulous Boogie, Dave Doyle and Jean B, attracts the celeb set with a full-on hip-hop vibe, courtesy of DJ Echo. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 6356 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 465-4827.

JMP Wed. Beat Junkies J Rocc and Melo D along with like pals Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) spin hip-hop and funky jams in the Knitting Factory front room. 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.; over 21; $5. 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 463-0204.

JOSEPH’S Fri.-Sat.: Groove with DJs spinning alt-rock, funk, ’80s and hip-hop. Mon.: Enter L.A. has DJs Mark the Spot and EQ spinning hip-hop, alt-rock and ’80s. Guest-list info: (310) 622-8782. Call club for guest list both nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. Thurs.: URB mag and the dudes behind Cinespace Tuesdays offer Loose Tooth, a dance-punk hipster-rama featuring rock-star guest DJs, the Weekly’s own Cobrasnake shooting pics, and occasional live bands. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1775 N. Ivar Ave., Hlywd. (323) 462-8697.

KING KING Fri.: Boombox (Formerly at Mor Bar) has DJ Michael Hart and guests on the “Mecca Sound System.” Sat.: Electronic music DJs get the Balance right each week. DJ Kemal and guest spin. 10 p.m.-4 a.m.; over 21; $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after. 6555 Hollywood Blvd. (213) 427-3982.

LARCHMONT Sun.: “Feel the beat” has a double meaning at Fetish Bar, from the dominants and submissives behind the Bondage Ball. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18; $10. Thurs.: If you’re looking for drum & bass, Respect is the place. DJ Machete and guests spin. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 5657 Melrose Ave. (323) 467-4068.


LITTLE TEMPLE Sun.: Sonido Herra has DJs Sloe Poke and Morris, plus guest Dusk on the decks; $5. Tues.: Sketchbook draws from Dublab groovers Kutmah’s, Reneau’s and Eric Coleman’s impressive wax collections; free. Wed.: Together — A Soul ChildrenExperience brings together Al Jackson, Sacred, Rome and MCDJ One, spinning unifying dance jams; $8-$5.Thurs.: Get down at The Rootdown, with DJs Dusk and Wyatt Case spinning rare funk, hip-hop, Latin soul and dub; $4 before 10:30 p.m., $8 after. (818) 759-6374. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 4515 Santa Monica Blvd., Silver Lake. (323) 660-4540. See for complete lineups.

THE MOR Fri.: Funky Fridays has weekly guest spin-meisters offering hip-hop and soul. Sat.: Soul Saturdays gets down with R&B and hip-hop. Sun.: DJ recording Sessions. Mon.: salsa, rumba and cha-cha sounds from DJ Picoso. Tues.: $2 Tuesdays with Moontribe DJs. Wed.: Honey has sweet sounds from the ’80s and ’90s. Thurs.: Megaton offers funky electro beats. Club nights 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; full bar; tapas menu until 11 p.m.; over 21; cover varies ($5-free). 2941 Main St., Santa Monica. (310) 455-6720.

THE MUSE Billiards and beats — ranging from hip-hop and R&B to rock and salsa — six nights a week.Call for the night’s theme. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $12-$5. 54 E. Colorado Blvd., Old Town Pasadena. (626) 793-0608.

NACIONAL Fri.:Mike B spins an eclectic mix of rock and dance sounds.Sat.: Kammo from Dominick Deluca has DJs spinning hip-hop, rock and old-school on the decks. Thurs.: Trend from Suren and Alex trips on hip-hop, trance and techno. Mon.: The Bud Bros.’ Monday’s Social presents mega-DJ guests each week. Covers vary $20-$10. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hlywd. (323) 962-7712.

RAGE Fri.: Game Boi is a hip-hop/pop-video vamp. Sat.: A pumpin’-’n’-bumpin’ eve for 20-something boy toys; DJ Salvador spins. Mon.: Alternative night with DJ Steve Cunningham; no cover. Tues.: Dancing and a show from the Dreamgirls Revue. Wed.: Fuego features hot Latin sounds from DJ Salvador. Thurs.: Celebrity has DVD DJs and Boy U dancers. Dancing till 2 a.m. nightly; full bar; over 21 (except where noted); cover varies. 8911 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd. (310) 652-7055.

RED BUDDHA LOUNGE Fri.-Sat.: DJ A-Ski spins hip-hop, ’80s, soul and mo’ all weekend long. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; full bar. 6423 Yucca St., Hlywd. (323) 309-2166.

THE RUBY Fri.: Clockwork Orange has a multi-decade mix of dance action in three rooms. Sat.: The day ends with a Bang! for young indie heads at this night full of new rock dance grinds. Sun.: The decade of decadence is on the decks all night long at Club 80’s/Beat It. Thurs.: Perversion is a sexed-up industrial-dance night; $10. All clubs 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; over 18; three full bars. 7070 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 467-7070.

THE SPACE Fri.: Fast Times has ’80s cover bands and DJs spinning totally rad retro hits. Sat.: DJ H20 spins dance hits from the ’70s to the ’00s. Food in the cantina; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover $10-$5. 2020 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 829-1933.

THE STOCK EXCHANGE Fri.-Sat.: Salsa, merengue, Top 40, techno, hip-hop and more for an upscale crowd. 9 p.m.-6 a.m.; seven full bars; over 21; valet parking; dress code; $15. 618 S. Spring St., dwntwn. (213) 489-3877.

TEMPEST Fri.: Underground packs in the indie kids with U.K. and U.K.-style tunes spun by DJs Larry and Dia. Sat.: call for info. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 18. 7323 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 850-5115.

VANGUARD Sat.: Btoll Entertainment offers a big-beat party with DJ StoneRokk spinning hip-hop and rock. Sun.: Marques Wyatt’s house-music happening Deep still offers house heavies on the decks. Club nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; $10. 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 463-3331.

XES Fri.: Curve has DJ Benny Black putting hip-hop and ’80s hits on the decks, plus an erotic dance show on the poles; $10. Sat.: A dancing night for the see-and-be-scene. Thurs.: White-trashy rock, hip-hop and Top 40 are rolled out at Truck Stop; $20-$10. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21. 1716 Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 461-8190.

ZANZIBAR Fri.: Bossa: Nova is Jason Bentley and Jun’s night of future soul and left-field breaks; $10. (310) 281-7950. Sat.: Quality grooves (house, hip-hop, breaks, dub) from DJs Haul and Mason. Sun.: Garth Trinidad and Mr. French spin funky sounds their way at Oneway. Tues.: Groove Factory produces funky sounds from rotating turntablists. Wed.:Dance revues and guest DJs each week. Thurs.: Afro Funké’s Jeremy Sole’s Musaics and DJ guests spin reggae, dub and Afro beats, along with live instrumentation. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; over 21; cover varies. 1301 Fifth St., Santa Monica. (310) 451-2221.


—Lina Lecaro

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