Aug. 8 2012 04:03 PM

Let our Hit List guide your nighttime activities

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Miami Horror, in a promo photo that probably seemed like a good idea at the time
Photo by Miami Horror

Not all nights out at a bar or club need to involve hardcore dance-floor grindage, but it usually just ends up that way. We're primal creatures that I assume have been dropping it low since the Paleolithic era. I can't know for sure. I bailed on freshman anthro after I realized that I'd have to learn the names of every bone in a human hand, so I'm basing this information on The Flintstones. Fred and Wilma got down. Here are three nights to get in touch with your ancient inclination to do the snake:

Til-Two Club (4746 El Cajon Blvd. in City Heights) is giving everyone a lesson in hip-hop at A Brief History of Rhyme, a night dedicated to old-school rap and hip-hop. Four DJs will serve as the professors in a class that studies some of the raddest lyricists in the game, like EPMD, A Tribe Called Quest and Nas. This is a night for the urban-music purist. Pre-fade with some Fuzzy Navel Boones Farm and head over at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. You're allowed to be drunk in this class.

With a name like Miami Horror, you'd think it's a gaudy, Versace-clad crabcore band performing a DJ set at Quality Social (789 Sixth Ave., Downtown) on Thursday, Aug. 9. But, no, it'll be the Australian electronic group, best known for their synth-pop dance jam "Sometimes," at the turntables. Joining them are DJs Gabe Vega and Robin Roth. As a result, there'll be the usual swarm of partiers in neon outfits making sexy faces at the nightlife photog at this party.

If you're not partied out by the time Saturday, Aug. 11, rolls around, check out Strictly Business at The Office (3936 30th St. in North Park). EdRoc and Kanye Asada (puns!) will play a smorgasbord of styles: pop, rap, indie, Motown and so on. That means you can bring those co-workers with whom you have nothing in common. Office party at The Office!


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Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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