The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Cut Hands plays at DNA Lounge on Sunday

Christ or cannabis -- which will it be? This weekend marks the passage of two important holidays: Sunday is both Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection, and 4/20, the celebration of...well, wait, uh, what were we talking about again? Chances are you probably don't care about either, which is a perfectly normal response. Instead, get your fill of nightlife on the days before, with some top talent poached from Coachella. Read on--your weekend awaits.

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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Bicep plays at Mighty on Saturday.

Congratulations, you've almost made it through the week. Tough it out a little longer and check out this handy guide to everything that's worth knowing about in nightlife. You want dance music? There's plenty of options to choose from: Bulgarian acid house, new-school Balearica, and even real-deal Italian disco. Trust us, you're going to have a good time. Read on -- your weekend awaits.

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Celebrate the Life (and House Music) of Frankie Knuckles Tonight and This Weekend

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By now, you've probably heard the news: On Tuesday, Mar. 31 2014, Frankie Knuckles, the progenitor of Chicago house music, died at the age of 59. In the late-'70s, his unique sets, played at an after-hours club called the Warehouse, gave house both its aesthetic form and name ("house" originally referred to the kind of music Knuckles' played at his club). His potent mixture of disco and electronics is still a large part of global dance culture today -- house music soundtracks parties in nearly every major city in the world. The suddenness of his death was a tragedy, but that doesn't mean you should stay depressed. Instead, we recommend you go out and celebrate his life at one of the many parties that have chosen to honor his legacy.

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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Trentemøller plays at Mezzanine on Sunday.
This is common knowledge, but take a second out of your morning and think for a minute: Right now, in Australia, people are experiencing April as a fall month. Frickin' weird, huh? Okay, now that you have that out of your system, consider this little round up of parties we've assembled for you. As usual, San Francisco's springtime party season offers some of the best nightlife entertainment of the year: we've got Danish pop techno acts, Berlin house oddballs, and even a rare showing of serious drum 'n' bass. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Christopher Willits (pictured), Snuise, and Manitous play at Public Works on Sunday.
It's officially that time again. What time? Party time. This weekend, like most in San Francisco these days, is packed to the brim with fun events. So, to better assist you in your search for good times, we've assembled our top selections for this weekend's festivities. We've got real surround sound, a few old U.K. rave favorites, and even a party that's nostalgic for the electroclash days. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Parris Mitchell plays with fellow Dancemania DJs Paul Johnson and Jammin Gerald at Public Works this Saturday.
It's Thursday! Time to slack off at work and watch the clock like a fiend. Avert your eyes for a moment and consider this week's roster of parties. A tangential benefit is that you might fool your coworkers into believing you're actually doing something useful. But who says you aren't? After all, partying is serious business. We have five suggestions, and we want them looked over by Friday. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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This St. Patrick's Day weekend, we encourage you to drink responsibly and practice moderation in the greenness of your attire. Actually, we recommend you ditch the green Mardi Gras beads altogether; there's much better things to do in the next few days than black out on Guinness and Jameson. This week's preview has everything you need to avoid the crowds, with such idiosyncratic choices as South African minimal techno, Richmond district R&B, and ultra-futuristic techno. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Four Tet plays Mezzanine on Saturday.
We're not sure how, but it would seem that the entire workweek just slipped by in its entirety. It's now Thursday, which means its time to start thinking about what kind of trouble you want to get into over the weekend. If nothing comes to mind, don't worry about it. We've got you covered. This week's party menu features obscure disco, '90s hip-house, multiple strains of avant-garde techno, and even an artist who's pretty much genre-agnostic. Read on -- your weekend awaits.

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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Danny Tenaglia plays at Public Works on Friday.
Thursday is here, which means it's time to break out your party gear and start counting the hours 'til the weekend. Actually, never mind. Don't count anything yet, you've still got one more workday to go. But take your mind off that depressing idea by reading this handy guide filled with the promise of inebriated adventures, late-night dancing, and other forms of quasi-wholesome fun. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend

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Carl Craig plays at Public Works on Saturday.
Something big is happening this weekend. No, it's not a major holiday or occasion -- it's the arrival of Red Bull Music Academy in San Francisco. Not all of it is open to the public, but we've got you covered with a quick guide to all the accessible fun, with parties featuring Erykah Badu and techno dons Carl Craig and Francois K. If that's not your speed, don't worry, there's plenty more happening. Read on -- your weekend awaits.


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