We usually party with one result in mind: Have fun. But here and there, getting down at a bar has a higher purpose than dancing on a table without falling on your face or finding a willing sex partner for the night.

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, partying can help one of San Diego's busiest DJs achieve his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen. During Funk & Oldies: FunRacer, at El Dorado (1030 Broadway, Downtown), feel free to cheer "U.S.A.!" as you shake your moneymaker to Motown, soul and funk spun by Kid Wonder, Beto Perez and the man of the hour, Saul Q., who's raising funds to pay costs associated with becoming a citizen. He's given you countless nights of drunken dancing and debauchery—you owe him the right to avoid serving on a jury like every other American. It kicks off with live cumbia by Azucar.

For those who haven't used their passport in a while, dust it off and head to Tijuana's Black Box (Calle Sexta and Avenida Revolucion in Zona Centro) on Saturday night, Sept. 29, for what's likely to be the raddest, gnarliest party to go down in TJ in some time. Electronic-music sex bomb Peaches is throwing a huge DJ set, complete with burlesque, pyrotechnics and extremely dirty lyrical content. According to her website, it's going to be a "psychosexual nightmare of naked kicks," so be prepared for whatever that could possibly mean. Walk across the border and grab a taxi to the venue. It'll cost less than a fiver and save you a two-hour border wait. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 on the day. See peachesrockstj.com for details.

Cap the week with a strong cocktail and some great tunes on Monday, Oct. 1, for Beat Psychedelico at Live Wire (2103 El Cajon Blvd.). DJ Ethan Hull will spin '60s vinyl, soul, surf, garage and, of course, psychedelic music. Ease into the week, or start it off with a hangover.

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  • 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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