It’s the weekend before payday during the height of festival season. Traditionally, this is a dead zone on the party calendar, one of the quietest periods of the year. This is Glasgow, though, and the options – while not quite endless – are reassuringly plentiful.

In a cruel twist of fate, a night that looked set to be one of the highlights of the summer (a full-band performance at the Barrowlands by the lush deep house producer Larry Heard, which was to be followed up by a Sub Club afterparty) has been pushed back to December. An appearance at The Berkeley Suite by the New York-based duo Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, otherwise known as Mister Saturday Night, perhaps doesn’t make up for that – no offence, boys – but it does sweeten the pill somewhat.

Harkin and Carter, who are from Northern Ireland and North Carolina respectively, run an eponymous loft party and an intermittent daytime outdoor party called Mister Sunday, when the notoriously changeable Brooklyn weather allows.

They take a brilliantly simple approach to things, with a mission statement and handy list of rules on how to behave on their website. “We find just the right space, install a great sound system, make it feel like home (or your own back yard) and present music that we love (almost all from vinyl) all night (or all day) long. Then you show up and make the magic happen.” Easy as that. Rule number one is “first and foremost, enjoy yourself.” Can do!

• Mister Saturday Night, tomorrow, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £5

Return to Mono Soma Party

With the local techno legends Slam enjoying a well-deserved holiday, a selection of the leading lights from their label Soma take over at their monthly Sub Club night Return to Mono tomorrow. As part of the imprint’s ongoing quarter-century celebrations, it falls to shadowy Glaswegian techno boffin Edit Select to headline. Silicone Soul’s Graeme Reedie brings his bulging crate of Berlin-sounding beats, while there’s a live performance from Simon Stokes, also known as Petrichor. Stokes uses an arsenal of analogue synths, drum machines, field recordings, tape echoes and effects to build up densely-layered, melodic soundscapes that tread the line between blissful, ambient electronica and full-strength techno.

• Return to Mono: Soma Party with Edit Select, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £8

Electric Salsa

For a taste of the German capital that’s more authentic than currywurst and Berliner Kindl, make sure to get down to La Cheetah on Saturday night. The organisers of long-running techno night Code have Amotik – the Berlin-based artist who runs a label of the same name – as their guest. Having played at many of Europe’s most important clubs, the mysterious German has mastered the dark, hypnotic sound associated with his city – in terms of sheer escapism, you won’t beat this. Before that, tonight sees the Electric Salsa crew take their monthly party to the next level, with three of the city’s freshest underground DJs – 171, Mullen and “favourite teuchter” Bisset going back-to-back all night long. Yowza!

• Electric Salsa with 171, tonight, La Cheetah, 11pm – 3am, £5

• Code Presents Amotik, Saturday, La Cheetah, 11pm – 3am, £5

A Grenfell Tower Benefit

Tomorrow night, a consortium of underground DJs unites to raise funds for the victims of last month’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. Hawkchild DIY, which started out in Hashim Ali’s Pollokshields bedroom when he was 15, and Subcity residents Hyperfunk present a night of obscure jams from across the spectrum. And “although the motivation behind this night is incredibly tragic,” says Ali, everyone involved is determined to “make [the party] a positive and memorable one.”

A similarly philanthropic bash takes place at the Art School on Saturday, as DJs like Deep Brandy Album Cuts, Nena Etza, Rose Hips and Mondo Bongo come together to raise funds for the annual alternative Free Pride Festival.

• Hawkchild DIY and Hyperfunk present: A Grenfell Tower Benefit, tomorrow, Stereo, 11pm – 3am, £5 suggested donation

• Free Pride Fundraiser, Saturday, The Art School, 11pm – 3am, £4 suggested donation

Frozen Party

The continuing infantilisation of our entire culture continues apace on the Sauchiehall Strip, where this weekend’s edgiest party is a celebration of all things Frozen. You’ll get in free if you’ve been to the Frozen sing-a-long at the King’s on Saturday afternoon, but please do beear in mind that your four-year-old niece won’t be allowed up that famous yellow staircase unless in possession of a particularly convincing fake ID.

More fun might be found across the street at the evergreen Nice N Sleazy tonight, where the last-ever goth disco night Formal Invocation takes place in the bar’s manky-but-brilliant basement. Get down there and mope your heart out to a soundtrack of post-punk, coldwave and krautrock, you bunch of goffs.

• Formal Invocation, tonight, Nice N Sleazy, 11.30pm - 3am, free

• Frozen Party, Saturday, The Garage, 11pm – 4am, £tbc