10 p.m., $10 adv.. Mighty, 119 Utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
Surefire Sound Tour Wonderful neo-grime, post-dubstep antics from this crew, bringing young phenom Ramadanman (very, very good), Zed Bias, and our very own Salva to the fore.
10 p.m., $10 adv.. Public Works, SF. www.publicsf.com
SUN., MAY 1
How Weird Street Fair Yay! It's the first of our major street fairs, which means I can finally run wild and free in my bunny suit, legally. Get stoopid in a good way with tons of DJs, one of the best local vibes of the season, and totally WEIRD entertainment. Theme: "Mythical Realms." After-parties: galore.
Noon-8 p.m., donation requested. Howard and Second Streets, SF. www.howweird.org
Sunset Boat Party Always a tipsy-tyrvy winner on the high seas annually with those Pacific Sound boys, Solar, Galen, and J. Bird.. Check www.pacificsound.net for details and guests.
THURS., MAY 5
Devotion 10-Year Anniversary Good lord, has it really been that long for this former weekly Sunday night affair? It still sounds as fresh as ever, energetically house-y with a dash of Latin love, and even though founder DJ Ruben Mancias has relocated to NYC, there's always a heavy local vibe when he plays in town. With special guest David Morales, plus David Harness and Teejay Walton.
9 p.m.–late, $10 adv. Mighty, 119 utah, SF. www.mighty119.com
SAT., MAY 7
Tim Xavier How much do I love monthly international live-set techno bonanza Kontrol at the EndUp? Thiiiiiis much, but a little bigger. May sees the Kontrol kids bringing in this intense Berlin musicmaker on the Clink label, who'll definitely keep the adrenaline level up.
10 p.m.-6 a.m., $20. EndUp, 401 Sixth St., SF. www.rtheendup.com *