This Week Only
CONNECTING THE DOTS Sat., 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.
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. 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 Third Sat.: Hang the DJs is chock-full of ’80s, indie and electroclash from guest spinners. 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 Rock out 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.: Tantra has 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. www.herelounge.com.
IVAR Fri.: Bodyrock is 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.
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 www.littletemple.com for complete lineups.
THE MOR Fri.: Funky Fridays has hip-hop and soul with Chris Armenta. Sat.: DJ Stardom’s 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.