Unlike some other genres like house or drum 'n' bass breakbeat has never inspired overt rivalries amongst the folks who host and play at local events, so the venues that hold them have some of the friendliest vibes in the city. The Breakthru crew DJs Andres Octavio, A:Dubl, Eric Riggsbee, and Clockwork, and didgeridoo improvisationalist Frogger has been a productive force in promoting such happenings, where clubgoers can dance to a sound that began over a decade ago as little more than sped-up hip hop but that has since become its own rhythmically innovative style. Celebrating their crew's second birthday this weekend, the Breakthru DJs have invited some of their favorite breakbeat purveyors (Felix the Dog, DJ Push, Donna Matrix, and Dov) to spin in Club Six's main room during what should be a fail-safe night of boogie-down sounds. Celebrate Breakthru's two-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at 60 Sixth St. (at Jessie), S.F. Admission is free before 10 p.m., $10 after; call 863-1221 or go to www.breakthrusf.net.
The fashion-friendly folks of the Green Gorilla Lounge collective actually want to reward people for getting high on a Monday night. Those who pile into some platforms or slink into some stilettos get a two-for-one deal on admission to the mutant disco night "High Heels," where you can expect to hear just about anything house, R&B, rock, whatever so long as it's fabulous. Even if you insist on being flat-footed, it's still only $5 after midnight and who's headed out somewhere after midnight on a Monday anyway? Rise to the occasion, with rotating resident DJs M3, Anthony Garlic, TK Disko, Chris Orr, Mei Lwun, Rasta Cue-Tip, and Lance DeSardi taking turns on the decks from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Milk, 1840 Haight (at Stanyan), S.F. Admission is $3 before midnight; call 387-6455 or go to www.greengorillalounge.com.