Press your Fred Perry shirt just to be safe, 'cause this sounds like some kind of hipster event. Mod, soul, new wave, and electro brought to you by Samuel Kirkland, DJ Esh, and DJ EZ Action, plus live music from United States of Electronica and prizes by Jive Time Records. How many hipsters does it take to change a light bulb? Like, you mean, you don't know?! Sit & Spin, 2219 Fourth Ave, 441-9484, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
Queen Lucky has honed her skills as an ass-shakin' technician by dropping hiphop and R&B jams for over 10 years, and now she's brought it to the Baltic Room! Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 20
Toi is a swanky little downtown lounge. Weekly resident Wesley Holmes and guests play smooth house to ease down those martinis and cosmos. Food is served until 1 am, so bring a date to wine and dine until he or she actually believes you're some kind of urban sophisticate. Toi, 1904 Fourth Ave, 267-1017, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $3.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 21
Matt Greasy is shacked up in the basement of the Alibi Room, throwing rare funk and soul 45s at you speakeasy style! Ask him for a taste of his private moonshine stash. The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
JINGLIN'-A MO' FUNKY CHRISTMAS
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The Slink crew are bringin' another monthly installment of excellent house music. This time around it's the much-admired DJ Buck from Leaf/Wax Recordings, whose tracks are chunky and polished with that West Coast swing, baby! Also on the bill are Wesley Holmes, Brian Lyons, Mark E. Quark, and Ken Wallace. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $7 before 11 pm, $10 after, $2 off w/a Santa hat.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 22
The Moe's/ARO.space location has passed through so many hands that it seems to have a lot of trouble even getting off the ground. It would be great to see this space fully utilized again, though, and here's a good start. The originators of Spice have come back to deliver a Sunday party of deep, progressive, and tribal house with residents Donovan and Chadwick. Noiselab, 925 E Pike St, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $3.
MONDAY DECEMBER 23
Monday nights at Nation are still a great time to come out to get your groove on to hiphop, see some crazy shit on the dance floor, or just have a drink and tell the work week to bite the big one. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 24
DRUM & BASS
Seattle has one of the tightest drum 'n' bass nights this side of the Mississippi. Maybe it's all the coffee we drink that makes people want to dance like rabid weasels on angel dust. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.