The Social is one of Seattle's few consistently running weekly deep-house parties. Matt Anderson and Brian "The Love Dentist" Dickey are committed to getting a rise out of you, even if it means breaking records over your thick, jaded skull. Lulu's, 421 Second Ave, 342-9457, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29
Riz Rollins--spinning house, R&B, and hiphop for over 10 years--is always a guaranteed good time on the dance floor. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30
Los Angeles house superstar Doc Martin is back for a set in the basement at Aristocrat's. Tonight's event also includes a breaks and two-step room, as well as a chill-out space. Also on the bill are Jon Lemmon, DJ Smile, Misskick, Jeromy Nail, and Wax/Westbound labelmate Little Chris. Aristocrat's, 220 Fourth Ave, 748-9779, doors 9 pm, 21+, $12 before 11 pm, $15 after.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1
Get ready to grease down your widow's peak! Noc Noc has been hosting an industrial/goth night that's starting to catch on. If that's not enough, perhaps the 25-cent Pabst will persuade you--that's cheaper than fucking water! Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
MONDAY DECEMBER 2
I (HEART) SHIVA
With a live tabla player, Peter Madril bangin' bhangra, and a strong Indian-community following, this night is definitely a refreshing alternative to what you may be used to. Tantra, baby! Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 3
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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4
INTERGALACTIC SPACE COMBAT
Intergalactic Space Combat is Module's David Farrel together with Plastiq Phantom. Tonight they'll be showing us how to manipulate their electronic hardware in real time, tantalizing us with experimental beats. Dirty Sanchez also shares the bill. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 9 pm-2 am, 625-4444, 21+, $10.
There's a new dance party in town for those of you who want to freak it to DJs who know how to throw down rock and punk gems. DJs Dann Gallucci (Seattle's nicest person, really), Richard Gary Foy III, and Cherry Canoe work the turntables, with weekly surprise guests. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.