Each week, the Pittsburgh City Paper compiles a list of Pittsburgh dance parties for you and your crew to bust loose to the best bangers, EDM, pop hits, and more. (All events are 21 and over unless otherwise stated.)
And get your costumes ready, because this week we're also highlighting the grooviest, spookiest Halloween events in the Burgh. Just look for the little jack-o-lantern (🎃) to find out where you can get down with cool ghouls.
Thu., Oct. 17
Just Dance After Party at Ace Hotel. 9-11 p.m. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. $35. All-ages. acehotel.com/Pittsburgh – Ace Hotel hosts a party with a purpose following A Future without Hunger. The Just Dance After Party is an all-ages event benefitting Just Harvest, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger and food insecurity in Allegheny County and across Pennsylvania. Hear soul, funk, reggae, R&B, and hip hop spun by Selecta and Kerem Gokmen from WYEP. The ticket price includes one welcome drink.
Late Night Radio with Cutups, Keebs, and Funk Masta Fletch at Thunderbird Café & Music Hall Club. 8 p.m. Doors 7 p.m. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $12. thunderbirdcafe.net - Thunderbird Café & Music Hall Club welcomes Colorado-based electronic act Late Night Radio. With a hip hop background, Late Night Radio specializes in funky, inventive old-school mixes. Joining him are local DJs Cutups, Keebs, and Funk Masta Fletch.
Sat., Oct. 19
🎃Nightmare Before Halloween at Cake. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 1900 Smallman St., Strip District. $10. cakepgh.com - Dust off your Beetlejuice or old-school Batman costume and head to Cake for the Tim Burton-themed Nightmare Before Halloween party. Hosted by Sugar, the event is an LGBTQ-friendly night of dance music, costume contests, live performances, and more.
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Thu., Oct. 17
Golf Clap at Scenario. 9 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. $20. scenariopgh.com
Inner State 81 with Rich Jones and Charlie Scott at Spirit. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $8. spiritpgh.com
Thursday Night Dance Party with Phunkphonic at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com
Fri., Oct. 18
Funky ‘70s Friday at Tiki Lounge. 5-9 p.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com
Friday Nights with DJ Midas at The Goldmark. Doors 6 p.m. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free/$5 after 10 p.m. thegoldmark.com
🎃Midnight Monster Party at Cake. 8 p.m. 1900 Smallman St., Strip District. cakepgh.com
DJ Alex Rivera at Scenario. 9 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com
Dub N Bass at Cattivo. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 146 44th St., Lawrenceville. $15. cattivopgh.com
All Night R&B at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5. belvederesultradive.com
ClubHouse at Spirit. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $5. spiritpgh.com
MySpace Nite at Brillobox. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. $5. brilloboxpgh.com
DJ Flipwave's Fourth Annual Birthday Bash: Island Vibez at Insomnia Discotec. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 810 Brookline Blvd., Brookline. $15. Search “Insomnia Discotec” on Facebook
Sat., Oct. 19
Saturday Nights with DJ Nugget at The Goldmark. Doors 6 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free/$5 after 10 p.m. thegoldmark.com
Afroheat and Wavy Bunch Present It’s A Fête at Spirit. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $10. spiritpgh.com
DJ Essay at Scenario. 9 p.m. 1005 East Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com
Top 40 Dance Party at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com
Hot Mass [Detour] with Juana and Bastet. 11:59 p.m.-7 a.m. 1139 Penn Ave., Strip District. $15 before 1 a.m./$20 after. facebook.com/hotmasspgh
Sun., Oct. 20
🎃Spooky Sunday Goth Night at Ruggers Pub. 7 p.m. 40 S. 22nd St., South Side. Free. ruggerspub.com
Mon., Oct. 21
In the Weeds: Industry DJ Night at Ace Hotel. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 120 South Whitfield St., East Liberty. Free. acehotel.com/Pittsburgh
Tue., Oct. 22
Dungeon Acid, Mx Silkman, Spednar, and Autumn Pool at 3577 Studios. 8-11:30 p.m. 3577 Bigelow Blvd., Polish Hill. Free. facebook.com/3577StudiosPgh
Request Nite with DJ Joanie B at Howlers. 8-11 p.m. 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free. howlerspittsburgh.com
2Step Tuesdays at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com
Wed., Oct. 23
412Step Line Dance Review Night: Lonely Drum at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 6:30-9 p.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. belvederesultradive.com
Wednesday Workshop & Dance: Salsa at Ace Hotel. 7 p.m. 120 South Whitfield St., East Liberty. $5. acehotel.com/Pittsburgh
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