Weekend's best dance and party bets: DMCs, Cookie Monsta, Agaric, 2Chainz and more

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Catch Cookie Monsta tomorrow night at the Ogden with Zomboy, Coult 45 and Dodger.

It's the weekend! As always, there's no shortage of things to get into. If you're looking to twirl and whirl like a dervish all over the city, you've come to the right place. We've got the drop on the hottest dance music and parties going down, from the return of the DMCs and The Skinny Dip tonight to Cookie Monsta and Patrick Skoog (aka Agaric) tomorrow night to 2Chainz on Sunday, plus a whole lot more. Get the scoop here and then prepare to get on down to the sounds of hot beats amidst hot sweaty bodies and stiff drinks. Don't stop til you get enough. Page down to get the full rundown on the weekend's best dance and party bets.

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FRIDAY, MAY 11

The DMCs return to Casselman's Bar & Venue. Check out some of the hottest area DJs as they compete for a chance to move on to the national finals. B-boy/b-girl battles will go down earlier in the evening, and rhyme slayers will battle it out on the microphone for cash money.

ThisSongIsSick and Souls in Action have cooked up a heater with The Skinny Dip tonight at the Summit Music Hall. Expect things to get pretty randy with LazerDisk Party Sex headlining the first in this series of parties with Viceroy, Coyote Kisses, Religion and FatRat. Tickets are $13, 18+ admission.

Patrik Skoog (aka Agaric) will be holding down the headlining slot at an all-night bash that also features Live Dudes (John Templeton and the Missing Link), E2D2 (aka Tess and Deciprocal), Roger That, John Tyler and MikeRobot. Skoog's flawless tech-house blends will no doubt keep the dance floor occupied till the early hours of the morning. Stay posted on the event Facebook page for venue information. (21+, 9 p.m., $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after)

At Beta, Bassic Fridays continues to brings whompy, wobbly basslines to the main floor; this week, Helicopter Showdown headlines with Coult 45 and Thorazine. In the Beatport Lounge, it's P.U.N.C.H.I.S. Fridays, featuring Jaceo and Jedic Dublin this week, plus Andrew Wickes and Jens Irish. Whether your tastes are dubstep or underground techno, you'll be well taken care of here. (18+, 9 p.m., $5-$15)

Help the Atom and Eden camp raise funds for its Apogaea blowout tonight at 2200; wear Eden/Eve or post-apocalyptic/nuclear meltdown costumes. And bring your dancing shoes, because it's going to be a good night. (21+, 8 p.m., $10)

Glitchy, quirky experimentalist Daedelus is going to show people how weird and wild electronic music can get tonight at the Summit Music Hall; supporting will be glitch/dub darling Tokimonsta and special guest Thriftworks. (all ages, 8:30 p.m., $10)

There's a brand-new monthly dance party in town: Night Drive makes its inaugural joyride tonight with resident DJs James Miles and Shannon von Kelly; special guest DJs Black Amex will help them launch this electro/wave/disco baby at the Beauty Bar. (21+, 10 p.m., no cover)

Finally, Feel Good Fridays is going down tonight at Chances Grill, with BloodPreshah keeping the party moving and grooving with a little help from his friends. 21+up.

Location Info

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Beta

1909 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

2200 - CLOSED

821 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Summit Music Hall

1902 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Beauty Bar

608 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Funky Buddha Lounge

776 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery

800 E. 73 Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General


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