Forget your plans for a nice quiet weekend at home. This is the weekend to get out and dance.

Bender’s
Perhaps you’re planning on going on a bender this weekend. What a better place to start your drinking spree off than at Bender’s. There will be an art opening for Andy Gordon’s retro black/white photos. Plus D.J. Half-tone & D.J. Slopoke will start spinning at 10 pm. And everyone knows that dancing is a little easier without your inhibitions. Fri., Jan. 15. 10pm. Free. Bender’s Bar. 806 South Van Ness Avenue. 415.824.1800

Oldies at Knockout
The knockout is hosting a night of the oldies with D.J.s Primo, Daniel, and Ivar. Here’s your chance to show off your best moves. I’m talking the Twist, the jerk, the swim, the Locomotion, the mashed potato (yum), the hustle and much more. Fri., Jan. 15. 9pm. $2 before 11. $4 after. The Knockout. 3223 Mission St. 415.550.6994

Hella-Tight
D.J.’s Asti Spumante, Vinnie Esparza Spinning 80’s, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Disco. Brush up on your running-man skills. Fri., Jan. 15. 9pm. $5. Amnesia. 853 Valencia Street. 415.970.0012

Superritmo
Superritmo? More like Superabundance of crazy good dance music. Roger Mas and el Kool Kyle will be pounding into your ears the very finest African music of Latin America. That means cumbia, dancehall, reggaeton, salsa, soul, hip-hop, funk, rio, baile funk, mambo, electro, descargas cubanas, disco, bhangra and more. Sat., Jan. 16. 10pm. $5. Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888

Amy Casey

Amy Casey at Rosenthal Gallery
“The idea that life keeps going on no matter what happens is sort of the most simultaneously horrifying and hopeful thing I can think of.” says Casey. Visit the opening reception and maybe you’ll learn how to dance through life even when times get tough. The exhibit runs from January 16th – February 27th. Sat., Jan. 16. 6-9pm. Rosenthal Gallery. 365 Valencia Street. 415.552.1010

Ok Hole Presents:
If you’re in the mood for something a little more electronic check out Shakes Gown this Saturday at Amnesia. They will be joined by Sleeping Desires and D.J.’s Nay-Nay, c.l.a.w.s, & Muscledrum. Sat., Jan. 16. 10pm. $5. Amnesia. 853 Valencia Street. 415.970.0012

Pigeons Flight – Shakes Gown

Shakes Gown | MySpace Music Videos

Shakes Gown plays at Amnesia Jan. 16th.

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