The Flying Duck have curated a club night based around the seminal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, a film that managed to be side-splitting, ground-breaking and genre-defining at once.
The metal-themed festivities kick off at 7pm with a free screening of the movie (those who have memorised the script: this is your time to shine) followed by a Tap quiz – prizes include priceless (maybe) Spinal Tap memorabilia and bottles of Jack Daniel's, that most metal of drinks.
After 11pm the Leather Jacket DJs (comprised of Russell Elder and Paul Thompson of Franz Ferdinand) will spin the best in classic British 'rawk' and there will be live bands covering Tap classics.
Be ready. Be rowdy. But most importantly – be punctual.
l All the Way to 11, The Flying Duck, tomorrow, 11pm – 3am, free before 11pm, £5 after.
KOLLEKTIV have been hosting shadowy, almost clandestine parties since late last year. For their first birthday, though, they've stuck their head above the parapet by bringing celebrated DJ and producer Max Cooper up for a particularly intense night.
Cooper first came to the attention of electronica fans with his 2009 trilogy Serie. Each track was inspired by a different mathematical or scientific concept. Concepts so highbrow are always going to be a gamble in the city that popularised the "here we go" clubbing ethos but the knowing clientele that follow Kollektiv should, and no doubt will, relish it.
l Kollektiv featuring Max Cooper, Chambre 69, tomorrow, 11pm – 4am, £10.
WHILE the school itself undergoes massive refurbishment, the Arty has decamped to the basement of Capitol.
If the venue has changed, the love for underground French electro remains the same, and one of the first parties hosted in the new venue features Yuksek, whose tunes are a joyful mashup of electro, new wave, disco and pop.
l Yuksek, The Art School, Tuesday 15 November, 7pm – 12am, £7.
Don't miss 'em
WHEN we last saw Azari & III they were tearing up June's Death Disco in the gleeful, dancefloor-slaying style that has made them one of the stand-out acts of 2011.
They mix Detroit techno and New York disco with the baggy, funky sounds of early 90s rave: to cut a long story short, they make an intensely groovy racket that, while perfect for long and hot summer nights, is sure to help warm up the coldest winter ones too. Miss this and you'll be kicking yourself when they're everywhere next summer.
l Azari & III, The Arches, Saturday, 11pm – 3am, £8