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Pittsburgh Grooveline: Dance parties at Spirit, Thrival, and more (Sept. 19-25)

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.)

Fri., Sept. 20

Innovating Bass Thrival Music Festival After-Party at Metropolitan Club. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. 25 Market Square, Downtown. $10. perlepgh.com — The Thrival Music Festival moves from Oakland to Downtown for Innovating Bass, a special afterparty showcasing “innovative technology in bass music.” The event includes DJ sets by Bass Technology x Bassburgh Promotions, Double Tvpp aka Iamusick b2b DJ Plus One, and Queen Beatz aka Cecily. The event description promises to “bring into the future a new wave of sound and visual production for the Pittsburgh community and beyond to observe.”

Sat., Sept. 21

click to enlarge Maddelynn Hatter of Boulet Brothers' Dragula. - PHOTO: SCOTT KIRBY
Photo: Scott Kirby
Maddelynn Hatter of Boulet Brothers' Dragula.
Rave To The Grave at There Ultra Lounge. 12 a.m. 931 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $15/20 VIP. 18 and up. facebook.com/THEREUltra — There Ultra Lounge presents Rave To The Grave, a queer dance party and live show for guests 18 and up. Hosted by Funeral Parlor PGH, the event starts at 10 p.m., with performances from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. by Pissy Mattress, Gia Fagnelli, Kat De Lac, Elizabeth Wayne Gaycee, and special guest Maddelynn Hatter of the drag reality competition series Boulet Brothers' Dragula. VIP tickets also include a meet-and-greet with Maddelynn Hatter.


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Thu., Sept. 19

Thursday Night Dance Party with Phunkphonic at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com

Party Nation Presents 18 and Over College Night at Scenario. 10 p.m. 1005 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com


Fri., Sept. 20

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

Retro Nite at Spirit. 8 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $12. spiritpgh.com

Beef: Diddy vs. 50 Cent at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5. belvederesultradive.com


DJ Alex Rivera with guest Spat at Scenario. Doors at 9 p.m. 1005 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com

Second Skin at Brillobox. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave, Bloomfield. $5. brilloboxpgh.com

Top 40 Dance Party at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com

Sat., Sept. 21


Family Friendly Dance Party at Spirit. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. Free. All ages. spiritpgh.com

Longturn and All SUMMR Present: Breakroom. 1-11 p.m. 1717 Fifth Ave., Uptown. $5; $10 after 5 p.m. longturnmusic.com

Saturday Nights with DJ Nugget at The Goldmark. Doors 6 p.m. 4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free/$5 after 10 p.m. thegoldmark.com

It's a Fête presented by Afroheat and Wavy Bunch Sound at Spirit. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $10. spiritpgh.com

DJ Climax and Essay at Scenario. Doors at 9 p.m. 1005 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. scenariopgh.com

90s Nite at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $5; $7 after 11 p.m. belvederesultradive.com

Electric Chapel Dance Party with Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 at Cake Pittsburgh. 9 p.m. VIP/10 p.m. general admission. 1900 Smallman St., Strip District. $15-50. cakepgh.com

Top 40 Dance Party at Tiki Lounge. 10 p.m. 2003 E. Carson St., South Side. Free. tikiloungepgh.com

Pgh Bro Club at Brillobox. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave, Bloomfield. $5. brilloboxpgh.com

ClubHouse with DJ Aesthetics, DJ Shoe, and RB at Spirit. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. $5. spiritpgh.com

Hot Mass [Detour] with Relaxer and Texture (Soren and Jacob Park). 11:59 p.m.-7 a.m. 1139 Penn Ave., Strip District. $20. facebook.com/hotmasspgh

Sun., Sept. 22

The LOOKOUT Dance Party at Grandview Park Overlook. 12-9 p.m. 499 Bailey Ave., Mt. Washington. $5 suggested donation. All-ages. BYOB. facebook.com/TheLookoutPGH

Mon., Sept. 23

In the Weeds at Ace Hotel. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. Free. acehotel.com/Pittsburgh

Tue., Sept. 24

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., Sept. 25

Boot Scootin' at Belvederes Ultra-Dive. 6:30-9 p.m. 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Free. belvederesultradive.com

Do you have a dance party you want to promote? Email awaltz@pghcitypaper.com.

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