There is no shortage of fun dance party events in the city these days and this weekend, in what can only be described as the battle of the booty, comes two events that even old King Solomon would have trouble choosing between.
For starters, The Pyramid Scheme is banking on a big box office sequel success with the return of last year's popular downtown comic store Vault of Midnight's second dress up event: Super Heroes Unite!
(The first one was a birthday celebration for Batman who, if you recall, is finally old enough to collect social security.)
To up your odds, use the hashtag #vomdance when you post photos of your favorite (or lamest) costume to improve the chances of someone winning a cool prize! And this night is packed full, like the event will surely be, with prizes. DJ Adrian Butler (of A.B. fame) is back as your guest MC for the night.
On the same night, this month's Grand Rapids Soul Club
takes us on a journey into an area of music we often do not think of when we talk about soul music: Latin grooves.
"We are approaching our local chapter with some fresh new takes on what is soul," says Mike Saunders, one of the three founding members of Grand Rapids Soul Club. "Adding the Latin flavor is going to bring a new level of diversity to our event."
Should you be wondering, Grand Rapids Soul Club is a wonderful mix of folks in the city who understand the power of having a good time.
For this Saturday's GRSC event, titled Sonorama, they will welcome Chicago DJs Marlowe Baca and Charly Garcia who, like most soul clubs, seek to educate via the obscure and vintage soundscapes they produce but with a huge Latin groove bent in programming.
It is sure to be a hot night in Billy's Lounge so be prepared to peel off layers as we sweat on the dance floor to some amazing tunes.
Admission: Super Heroes Unite! tickets
are $6. / Grand Rapids Soul Club $5. paid at the door.