Queen Lucky has been dropping hiphop and R&B jams for over 10 years. She's bringin' her party to the Baltic Room, and I'm excited! Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 9 pm-2 am, 625-4444, 21+, $5.
Remember when the Rendezvous was just a dive bar? Well, those days are long gone, but the newly remodeled space is actually quite nice. Tonight Cheresa Nemitz (Belief/ Downtown Faders) is hosting a party with champagne, appetizers, and two rooms of drum 'n' bass and house featuring DJs Brian Lyons, Jon Lee, Slantooth, and Nitsuj. Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823, 8 pm-2 am, 21+, $15.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22
Aristocrat's is keepin' real by offering their space after hours--and in my book, the best time to dance is always after 3:00 a.m.! Tonight Nobel, Terry Jasinto, and Danny Fortunado spin deep and progressive house. Aristocrat's, 220 Fourth Ave S, 748-9779, 10 pm-5 am, 21+, $7.
THIS THING OF OURS
A few years back, Vito's became a cool First Hill hipster watering hole. Then it seemed that too many people took the meathead Scarface disco thing just a little too seriously. Well, Matt Corwine and guests are trying to bring the celebration back, playing music ranging from Morris Day to Michael Jackson... pretty much anything to get the party started. Vito's, 927 Ninth Ave, 682-2895, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23
Tony Senghore and Martin Venetjoki are Sweden's top house-DJ combo--they produce some of the sickest teched-out shit around, in the way that only crazy pasty Swedes can! Also DJing are Eliga Mayhew and the Home Cookin' residents. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 9 pm-2 am, 625-4444, 21+, $10.
I've been out and about in the wee hours of the mornin', and it's good to see the after-hours dance crowd still holdin' it down. LSDJ plays funky house with MC Jamal rapping and singing over tracks. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 2 am-5 am, 21+, $6.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24
Flammable is Seattle's Sunday-night sure bet if you want to freak it to deep and thoughtful house that's been fine-tuned over this weekly event's six-year history. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $6.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26
DRUM 'N' BASS NIGHT--FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Have you ever heard someone learning how to scratch? It's kind of like listening to your little sister's trumpet lessons. Thankfully there are people like DJ Craze, a three-time DMC champ, to make turntablism sound like music to your ears. Tonight DJ Craze and guests represent. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 9 pm-2 am, 625-4444, 21+, $7.