Hey DJ: Animal Collective, Save Your Soul, Sweater Weather Tour, more

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WEDNESDAY 4

Closed Sessions presents the Sweater Weather Tour, where Sweater Beats brings his signature bass-heavy, R&B-inspired dance music to U Street Music Hall with support from Kastle and Manila Killa starting at 10 p.m. (18+; $12; $20 at the door). NüAndroids presents a night of soulful techno with Kenny Larkin with support from Navbox and Raffi at Flash starting at 9 p.m. (21+; $10). Get down to old-school hip-hop and danceball all night at The Point in Fells for Wu-Tang Wednesdays presented by Sounds of Baltimore DJs at 10 p.m. (21+; no cover; two-for-one rail drinks, bombs, fireball shots, and domestic beers). At Red Maple, DJ JFell's global dance groove party Sutra begins at 9:30 p.m. (no cover). The 8x10 hosts Vinyl Funk Night with Graham Hatke, Paul Palombo, and Mikie Love starting at 9 p.m. (all ages, $10).

THURSDAY 5

Dance to house, hip-hop, and funk music at Red Maple for Nature of the Beats (21+; no cover; global tapas from 5-11 p.m.). Downstairs at the Ottobar, Geologist, Deakin, and Avey Tare of Animal Collective hop behind the decks for a special DJ night at 9 p.m. (All ages; $15). DJ Matty Pants spins punk and rock ’n’ roll upstairs at the Ottobar at 9 p.m. (21+). Spirit, a weekly rave, kicks off at The Get Down at 8 p.m. (21+). Keep it breezy with summery disco house music from Matoma, Solidisco, and DJ Provoke at U Street Music Hall starting at 10 p.m. (18+; $12).

FRIDAY 6

Ehse On Ice, a dance party on ice at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena originally planned for Feb. 21, has been rescheduled to tonight; hear music from Sunatirene and DJ Benny B starting at 10:30 p.m. ($5). Red Maple Fridays celebrates house music all night at Red Maple (21+; free before 9:30 p.m.; global tapas 5 p.m.-midnight.). Fearless Rob Macy and King Brian Gilbert host special guest Drew Redmond at the Save Your Soul party at Lithuanian Hall, where you’ll hear them spin soul, R&B, and other rare 45s all night starting at 9 p.m. (21+; $5 for members and their guests; $5 for membership).

SATURDAY 7

KAHLON, the bimonthly party put together by rapper Abdu Ali and City Paper contributor Lawrence Burney, is back at The Crown with Juliana Huxtable, Al Rogers Jr., and Sunatirene. Mobtown Ballroom hosts VNMSOL, a ’90s hip-hip and R&B dance party, starting at 9 p.m.; get there early for a hip-hop dance class taught by Nino Brown (18+; $10 from 9-9:45 p.m. covers admission, dance class, and one free drink; $7 from 10-11 p.m.; $10 after 11 p.m.). Dance to eclectic global music at Deep and Sexy Groove at Red Maple (21+; free before 10 p.m.; global tapas from 6 p.m.-midnight). Nick DiNicola spins dance music at The Get Down starting at 10 p.m. (21+; half-price drinks before 10:30 p.m.). Eats Everything and Nadastrom bring underground house music to U Street Music Hall at 10 p.m. (18+; $15).

SUNDAY 8

Red Maple hosts its Professional Soul party (free before 9:30 p.m.).

MONDAY 9

Metal Monday at the Ottobar starts at 9 p.m. (21+; $10 all-you-can-drink rail drinks and beer 9-11 p.m.).

TUESDAY 10

Two-for-Tuesday night at the Ottobar upstairs and downstairs starts at 9 p.m. (21+, two-for-one-drinks all night) and Salsa Night at Red Maple (no cover; global tapas 5-10 p.m.; salsa lessons at 9 p.m.).

WEDNESDAY 11

Get down to old-school hip-hop and danceball all night at The Point in Fells for Wu-Tang Wednesdays presented by Sounds of Baltimore DJs at 10 p.m. (21+; no cover; two-for-one rail drinks, bombs, fireball shots, and domestic beers). At Red Maple, DJ JFell's global dance groove party Sutra begins at 9:30 p.m. (no cover). Dr. Fresch brings his signature future ghetto sounds to Flash with opening sets from Mathias and Keylow at 9 p.m. (21+; $10-15).

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