Wet your whistle and slake your thirst for dance this Tuesday night, when the 8x8x8 showcase returns to the Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). Wait —contemporary dance, in a bar? Curator Randee Paufve’s concept is a little crazy — eight performances, in a nightclub, for only $8 — but it’s just crazy enough to work. It works so well, in fact, that the one-night-only show always sells out. But there’s no excuse for getting turned away from the hippest dance event of the year — the bar opens at 6 p.m., so show up early, settle in with the libation of your choice, and savor some locally brewed dance talent: Abigail Hosein (ahdanco), Antoine Hunter (Urban Jazz Dance), Christian Burns (burnsWORK), Dandelion Dance Theater’s Bandelion, Evie Ladin (MoToR), Rosemary Hannon, Shinichi Iova-Koga and Suzi O’Kane, and Stranger Lover Dreamer.