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Thanksgiving weekend club events

You've wakened from your food-induced slumber. What to do over the next three days? Indulge again.

November 27, 2009|By Ramie Becker

Whether it's a holiday staycation or a busy attempt at entertaining family, the long Thanksgiving weekend is no time to hole up at home. After the tryptophan wears off, the city offers plenty of chances to catch a concert, sip a sophisticated cocktail or slam-dance next to a speaker. Here's a smattering of weekend happenings to get you -- and your houseguests -- out of the house and on the town.

Friday

Miss Kitty's White Trash Ball @ Dragonfly: The day after Thanksgiving, the "filthy family" from Miss Kitty's monthly soirees will be outdoing themselves once again with the White Trash Ball, a gay-friendly, trailer-park-themed fete, complete with live performances, "truck stop games" and two areas of music -- one devoted entirely to hair metal. There's no cover and $1 drinks from 9 to 10 p.m. Be warned: This bash is not for the faint of heart. Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. 9 p.m. Free before 10 p.m. (323) 466-6111. www.misskittysparlour.com, www.thedragonfly.com.

Fable @ Medusa Lounge: The former Lowenbrau Keller has been reborn as the Medusa Lounge, but the new owners kept the beautifully bizarre Bavarian décor (originally installed by a German set decorator), complete with Wagnerian wood carvings and ornate chandeliers and stained glass. Friday sees the return of the aptly named "Fable" dance party featuring some of the best Tech-Funk and electro DJs from L.A.'s underground. Complimentary cocktail for the first 50 people and $5 cover until 11 p.m. with RSVP at www.fable-la.eventbrite.com. Medusa Lounge, 3211 Beverly Blvd. 9:30 p.m to 2 a.m. $5 to $10. (213) 382-5723, www.medusaloungela.com.

Soup Kitchen @ the Edison: Part Art Deco, part steampunk, and all gilded glamour, nothing says anachronistic opulence like the Edison. An absolute must-see for those out-of-town friends who think they've seen it all, this nightlife mecca will be holding its wildly popular "Soup Kitchen" specials on Friday evening. From 5 to 7, patrons who pass the strictly enforced dress code can get their fill of complimentary tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, 40% off of drinks, plus a hand-selected bourbon or gin cocktail for 35 cents. Edison, 108 W. 2nd St. 5 to 7 p.m. (213) 613-0000, www.edisondowntown.com.

Compression @ Cinespace: After-Turkey Day dancing goes all night at Cinespace, with Compression's one-year anniversary taking over the Hollywood Boulevard venue. Well known for bringing in top-shelf names in techno and electronica, Compression welcomes another dance music luminary, Claude VonStroke. Pace yourselves for this one -- the party goes till 4 a.m. Go to www.robtronik.com for more info and discounts. Cinespace, 6356 Hollywood Blvd. 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. $15 before 11 p.m. with RSVP. (323) 817-3456, www.cinespace.info.

Tiesto @ Shrine Auditorium: There's probably nobody else around right now who fits the description of "international superstar DJ" better than Tijs Michiel Verwest, a.k.a. Tiesto. A producer of über-epic progressive trance, Mr. T captivates dance music fans by the tens of thousands all over the globe and is now touring behind his fourth studio album, "Kaleidescope." Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. 7 p.m. Also Sat. $65. (213) 748-5116, www.shrineauditorium.com.

Saturday

Funky Sole @ Echo: If the words "deep funk," "raw soul" and "no cover" sound like dance music magic to you, then Funky Sole is a must-go. L.A.'s longest-running soul dance party has developed a die-hard following, this week with DJs Music Man Miles and Clifton. The Echo, 1822 W. Sunset Blvd. Free. Sat., 10 p.m. (213) 413-8200, www.attheecho.com.

Avaland: Made in Brazil @ Avalon: The weekly hot spot for top-shelf electro and indie dance is handing the decks over to the Brazilians -- namely, DJs Anderson Noise and Junior C. Plus, they've thrown in a Swedish nob-twiddler for good measure, Sebastian Ingrosso. Watch for the "Made in Brazil" fliers and e-mails to win free VIP tickets and dinner at the Honey Lounge. Avalon, 1735 Vine St. 10 p.m. $15. (323) 462-8900, www.avalonhollywood.net.

Peaches w/ Amanda Blank @ Wiltern: With five albums under her belt, the queen of electroclash is still going strong in her sequined booty shorts. Catch her in all her hyper-sexualized glory at the Wiltern -- this time with the apparent heir to the "dirty electro-rap" crown, Amanda Blank. Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. $25 to $30. (213) 388-1400, www.livenation.com.

Black Crowes @ Club Nokia: No one does Southern blues rock quite like the Black Crowes. After 20 years and eight albums, the Robinson brothers always deliver the goods -- smoky, dirty and delicious rock, heavy on the psychedelia. Perfect for some raucous, post-Thanksgiving behavior. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. 9 p.m. $45 to $51.50. (213) 765-7000, www.clubnokia.com.

Sunday

Harlow Gold Burlesque @ Bordello: Further proof that Sunday nights can get as steamy as any other, the gorgeous girls of Harlow Gold Burlesque bring a red-hot set of dance numbers to the Bordello Bar stage every week. Co-choreographed by Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone, Harlow Gold features burlesque never-quite-nude ditties with a classic yet edgy approach. Bordello, 901 E. 1st St. 8 p.m. (shows start at 9) $10. (213) 687-3766, www.bordellobar.com.

Deep w/ Tony Powell @ Vanguard: Since its beginnings at the Viper Room in 1998, Deep has become a L.A. clubland institution. Committed to a soulful, melodic side of house music, the weekly dance night has featured mega-talent including Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega and David Morales. Dress for comfort, and get ready to sweat off the stuffing. Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. $15. 10 p.m. (323) 463-3331.

For a list of even more Thanksgiving weekend events, visit www.theguide.latimes .com.

ramie.becker@latimes.com

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