DJ RIS compiled these listings, which are subject to change without notice due to the transient nature of clubs. Be safe; call ahead to verify. See the club directory for phone numbers and addresses. All clubs are 21+ unless otherwise noted. Promoters are encouraged to e-mail upcoming event info to firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you're a smartypants clubber who knows something here is wrong, go ahead and drop us a line. We are happening, but we cannot be everywhere every night.
ATLANTA. Hot Atlanta Nights. DJ Stevie T, plus special guest DJs spinning hip-hop/Top 40/freestyle/dancehall, 9 p.m. Free.
THE BASEMENT LOUNGE. DJ Espo spins eclectic and lounge, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
BOBBY McGEE'S NIGHTCLUB. Thirsty Thursdays. Dance to hip-hop/reggaeton hits with a wild-and-crazy college crowd, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
THE BOOGIE. A DJ spins hip-hop/Top 40, 9 p.m. 18-20, $14; 21+, $8.
BOOM BOOM ROOM. Ladies Night. It's back, and it's just for the ladies who love other ladies. DJs spin while go-go dancers go at it, 9 p.m. $5.
EL CALOR. Ladies' Night. Male exotic review with rock en español, as well as miniskirt mania and food, 9:30 p.m. $6.
CAN CLUB. LittleOC presents Club Butter. Resident DJs Olias (Huebeing Embassy, Good Game Records) and Scott Dub Graham (Imperial Dub Recordings, Soulmine records, 55 South) tag the latest house music, 9 p.m. Call for cover. 18+.
CHOICES. Drag King Show hosted by Jewels. The ladylike boys get down to the sounds of DJ Dennis B spinning their favorite pop/hip-hop/dance mixes. Club opens, 9 p.m.; drag show, 10:30 p.m. $5-$8. 18+.
CLUB UNIQUE. DJ Omar spins hip-hop until you can't take no more. Call for time. Free.
COHIBA. Thursday Night Live featuring DJ Carlos spinning hip-hop in Small Cohiba, 10 p.m. Free before 10 p.m.; $10 after.
CUBAN PETE'S. DJs spin old salsa/meringue/rock en español/hip-hop, 9 p.m. Free. Ladies, 18+; gentlemen, 21+.
DIABLO'S ROCKIN' CANTINA. Glam Productions welcomes guest DJs spinning the best in hip-hop/Top 40/'80s/house/trance, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
DISTRICT LOUNGE. DJ Mo spins, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
EXECUTIVE SUITE. Latin Nite. DJ Leo spins salsa/cumbia/house/rock en español/disco/'70s/'80s for men and women, 8 p.m. $4.
FLORENTINE'S. DJ Dane spins hip-hop/reggae/R&B and more, 9 p.m. Free until 10:30 p.m.; $5 after.
FRAT HOUSE. Latin Night. A DJ spins salsa/cumbia at this gay club, 9 p.m. $4.
GASLAMP. Sure Shot. DJ Greyboy spins along with some special guests, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
THE HOP. Karma. DJ Ksly is on the tables to keep you moving, along with the go-go dancers onstage, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
IN CAHOOTS. Status. DJs cater to Top 40/hip-hop fans in area one, area two gives the '80s nostalgia freaks their fix and area three offers live performances by local artists, 9 p.m. Call for cover. 18+.
KITSCH BAR. DJ aDJective spins an eclectic mix from Iggy to Easy-E, 10 p.m. Free.
KUTA GRILL. Thursday Night Live featuring Ivan Marcello. Enjoy Latin music and contemporary sounds, 7 p.m. Free, but two-drink minimum.
LA CABANA. The Boiler Room. OC's superstar DJs unlock the house/hip-hop/R&B/KROQ flashbacks/rock en español.
MAJESTICS. Wild in OC. DJ Orbit, LND and Frank Love lay down some hip-hop/house/'80s grooves, 9 p.m. $7.
MEMPHIS, COSTA MESA. Souled Out. KJAZ/KLON hosts The Young Soul Rebels spinning your favorite funk/soul/reggae hits, 10 p.m. Free.
OFF CAMPUS PUB. College Night. DJ spins hip-hop/house/Top 40, 8 p.m. Free with school ID; $5 without.
EL PATIO NIGHT CLUB. DJ Dust spins hip-hop and house music, 8 p.m. Call for cover and age restrictions.
PHOENIX CLUB. Lou Dokken's Big Band helps you get swinging, 7-10:30 p.m. $8 (free dance lesson included).
THE PIKE. Jan. 12: Brohondo Banjo, featuring Stephen Hodges (Soundscape), 8 p.m.
PRO DANCE CENTER. Lindy Hop swing dance party, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Call for cover.
RIPPLES. Dream Girls Revue, starring Marilyn, LaDonna, Fontasia and Chad Michaels in a celebrity look-alike drag show. When you tire of drooling over the lovelies, get up on the mic, karaoke-style, with Shed downstairs, 7 p.m. $5.
ROCKS. Sip drinks while a DJ spins on the ones and twos. Call for time and cover.
ROMEO CUCINA, LAGUNA NIGUEL. Salsa and merengue night, 9:30 p.m. Free. All ages.
SERRA'S. Come shake your belly to Mediterranean/Turkish music provided by a saucy DJ, 8 p.m. Free.
SHARK CLUB. Elektra. DJs Cheapshot (SpyTech Records), Rob (soundchemistry), K-Roc (Mak Ent.), Commander of Base (Laba Fifth Gear Records) and Eric Cubiche (100.3 The Beat) spin old-school hip-hop/'80s remix/rock/punk/breaks on two dance floors, 9 p.m. Call for cover.
TACO BEACH CANTINA. Caliente. DJ Zerotime Ghost spins old school/funk/reggae/dancehall, 10 p.m. Free.
2 J'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE. Blue Note. DJs spin an eclectic blend of jazz/house/lounge. Call for time and cover.
THE ALLEY. Club Alley Cat. DJs spin hip/hop/Top 40, 8 p.m. $10 with flyer.
BLEU. Dollhouse Fridays. DJs Legit, Nickel and T Roy spin hip-hop/R&B/house/Top 40/breakdance/lounge, 8 p.m. $12. All ages.