The Baltic Room is throwing a new weekly event featuring what they're calling "the most forward-thinking, open-minded house music." I can't complain about a statement like that. Tonight Downlow Music and Bay Area transplant Ryno will be droppin' wax along with DJs AC Lewis and J-Justice. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
FRIDAY MARCH 28
Every week Darek Mazzone (KEXP/Wo' Pop) plays international beats and modern global music, representing genres that transcend cultural, economic, and political boundaries. To top it off, Tost is a lovely room with wonderful ambient blue lighting--because we all know that red lighting is so last millennium. Tost, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
SATURDAY MARCH 29
Dayhota is one-fourth of the Chicago house collective Superjane, which includes DJs Heather, Lady D, and Collette. Tonight she's back in town to bring the party to Noc Noc, Chicago-style! With VSOP and Mini Funk. Noc Noc, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $10.
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SUNDAY MARCH 30
Free dance party! This night is a cheap way to hear a wide range of quality dance music from residents AC Lewis, J-Justice, Miss Kick, Brandy, and Michael Antonia, who spin house, broken beats, downtempo, and party jams. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 2
DJ K.O. (AKA Kento) is filling up this intimate Pike Place Market space with his deep crate of soul, funk, and hiphop. If his records don't make you dance, then get outta the racket, kid! Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, free.