Prince Paul Friday, May 15 at Zentra, 9 p.m.; Free before 11 with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, $5 before midnight and $10 after
Hip-hop and club fans have been buzzing about this event for a few weeks. Legendary producer Prince Paul, the man behind De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising
and a member of hip-hop act Handsome Boy Modeling School with Dan the Automator (he also co-hosted VH1's "The Next White Rapper") comes to Zentra tonight for a special DJ set. DJ Intel also spins and celebrates his birthday.
Friday, May 15 at Sonotheque, 9 p.m.; $10 with RSVP to Going.com or $12
Meiotic's monthly party at Sonotheque hosts a special disco edition with guest DJ/Producer Morgan Geist; Disco Unusual Social Club's Lono Brazil and local nu-disco rising star Samone SR71 Roberts.
Dirty Funk Fridays
Friday, May 15 at Town Hall Pub, 9 p.m.; Free
What Town Hall Pub lacks in glitz and glamour (and trust us, it has none), it makes up for with solid DJs and cheap drinks. Every third Friday, DJ RC, Ryan Gac and Nick Ten Eyck spin funk, soul, latin jazz and hip-hop at the dirtiest dive bar in Boystown as the Funk and Soul Revue.
The Boom Box
Saturday, May 16 at Sonotheque, 9 p.m.; $5 before midnight, $10 after
With respected labels Meiotic and Kompute taking over the programming Friday and Saturday night, Sonotheque is the place to be this weekend. Tonight, Kompute brings in groundbreaking house DJ Scott "Smokin" Silz from the legendary V103 Hot Mix 5 DJs. Silz has influenced dance-music acts all across the globe, including Daft Punk. He's currently working on new projects for Kompute while also holding down a job as Clear Channel's director of production and imaging for two of Chicago's top radio stations. He's joined by Rayalin3 and an assortment of Kompute DJs for an old-school-meets-new dance party like no other.
The Glamorous Life
Saturday, May 16 at Crocodile, 10 p.m.; Free
We know you've been splurging on weeknight al fresco dining, new summer gear and pedicures, so give your wallet a break and hit up the popular Glamorous Life '90s party at Crocodile. Tonight, Trew, Pickel and Maker spin all your favorite dance hits from the '90s (think New Jack Swing, Kid 'n' Play and Janet Jackson) and with every $5 you spend on beer you get a free mini margherita pizza.