For its 45th show, the 45 Sessions will host Natasha Diggs and Danny Holloway at Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). Diggs and Holloway are famous in New York City and Los Angeles, respectively, for spinning vinyl on 45s: Self-described treasure hunters and vinyl collectors, they’re sure to bring their extensive catalogs and devotion to cratedigging to the festivities. Diggs, who opens a party for Q-Tip every week in New York, is partial to funk, soul, disco, and house. Holloway is an avid reggae fan — he spent a year living in Jamaica and worked on three Bob Marley albums. With their presence, the 45 Sessions — during which local DJs Platurn, E Da Boss, Enki, Delgado, and Mr. E typically spin soul and funk — should be even more eclectic than usual.
DJ & Dance Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m.
If hours of dancing to mid-tempo bass-heavy hip-hop sounds as supremely satisfying to you as scoring a parking spot in downtown Oakland during First Fridays, then clear your schedule for the monthly Booty Bassment at The Knockout (3223 Mission St., San Francisco). True to its name, this second-Saturday party, featuring DJs Dimitri Dickinson and Ryan Poulsen, mixes classic and new hits from the likes of Too $hort and 2 Chainz, all for the goal of inducing mass rump-shaking. But unlike other parties, Booty Bassment manages to avoid being a total gropefest, so you can twerk, yike, and dip with abandon. Best of all, this gluteus festivity only costs $5, which is cheaper than Hipline, Zumba, or other dance workouts. Prepare your backside.