Friday, March 13 at Zentra, 9 p.m.; $10
Hip-hop producer and DJ Pete Rock, best known for his '90s collaboration with MC CL Smooth, has been staying busy since the two found success with the infectious "Reminisce." He has a collection of well-regarded collaborations and instrumental albums under his belt in recent years, so don't look at this as solely a throwback show. Rock is joined tonight by Dirty Social DJs Intel and Merk for 3 floors of hip-hop fun.
Friday, March 13 at Funky Buddha Lounge, 9 p.m.; RSVP at rsvp.goodforparty.com for reduced admission
The Good For Party crew brings us Holi Chicago-style at Funky Buddha. Holi is a colorful, bright spiritual festival and party celebrated in India. Whole villages get together to get drunk, have a huge paint fight and lose control. Create your own Holi celebration tonight while dancing to the bhangra tunes of Bhangratheque's Jimmy Singh and Tony Talwar and sip on specialty Indian-inspired cocktails. RSVP to rsvp.goodforparty.com for reduced admission.
Saturday, March 14 at The Burlington, 9 p.m.; Free
DJs Andy Mazur and Adam Waytz are back at it again at The Burlington. This time, instead of pitting Motown against Stax, they're dropping a night of slow jams, R&B, soul and more for the Logan Square crowd.
Goorin Bros. and Akira Party
Saturday, March 14 at Sonotheque, 9 p.m.; Free before midnight, $10 after
Local fashion giant Akira joins forces with cool hat and accessories company Goorin Brothers for the first of what is set to be a series of regular parties at Sonotheque. Tonight, they kick off with a fashion show, Goorin Brothers giveaways and dance tunes from DJs Josh Deep and Rich Medina.