Get Into the LA Groove: May 20-26, 2024

The Best Los Angeles Nightclub Events

Kraftwerk at Walt Disney Concert Hall May 2024
Kraftwerk at Walt Disney Concert Hall | Photo: LA Phil

Summer in LA kicks off this weekend with pool parties and outdoor dance floors that will bring the nightlife into the daylight for the next few months. While Memorial Day Weekend itself is packed with events, don’t expect a slow week leading up to the holiday.

Kraftwerk begins a run of nine shows at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday night with a performance of their landmark album, Autobahn. Four of the six shows taking place this week are sold out, including opening night. However, as this post goes live, there are still tickets available for Wednesday and Sunday night’s concerts. Details for Kraftwerk and much more happening in LA are in the following roundup.

He Is Legend at 1720
He Is Legend at 1720 | Photo: Eventbrite

He Is Legend - 1720 (May 20)

It’s been 20 years since He Is Legend released their debut full-length, I Am Hollywood, so the post-hardcore band will be playing the album live on Monday, May 20 at 1720. Codeseven and The Seafloor Cinema open the show. Tickets to the all-ages show are on sale at Dice.

Robyn Hitchcock
Robyn Hitchcock | Photo: Dice

Robyn Hitchcock - Zebulon (May 21-22)

Robyn Hitchcock earned his reputation as an icon of the psychedelic branch of post-punk with his former band, The Soft Boys, and solidified it with a slew of solo records that have followed over the past 40+ years. Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday night’s shows at Zebulon are on sale at Dice.

Kraftwerk "Radio-Activity"
Kraftwerk "Radio-Activity" | Photo: LA Phil

Kraftwerk "Radio-Activity" - WDCH (May 22)

Released in 1975, Radio-Activity is perhaps one of the more underrated albums in Kraftwerk’s catalog. The title track defines the moody synth-pop that would be adopted by bands like The Human League just a few years later; the album track “Uranium” is best known today as a sample source for New Order’s blockbuster jam “Blue Monday.” Hear the album in full during Kraftwerk’s Wednesday night performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The Skatalites at the Echoplex
The Skatalites at the Echoplex | Photo: Live Nation

Dub Club: The Skatalites - Echoplex (May 22)

Dub Club, the long-running LA party dedicated to reggae and related sounds, hosts legendary Jamaican band, The Skatalites, at the Echoplex on Wednesday night. The Skatalites' LA stop is part of the group’s 60th anniversary tour, making this an event not to be missed. Dub Club’s MCs and DJ Boss Harmony round out the lineup for this celebration. Tickets on sale at Live Nation.

Hawk’s F’d Up Variety Show at The Silverlake Lounge
Hawk’s F’d Up Variety Show | Photo: The Silverlake Lounge

Hawk’s F’d Up Variety Show - The Silverlake Lounge (May 22)

Bringing together a mix of punk rock, burlesque, drag, clowns and bubbles with a preview of Kym “Hawk” Priess’ Edinburgh Fringe performance, Loser Lion Party Bus, Hawk’s F’d Up Variety Show should be a spectacle. But, if all that weren’t enough variety for you, there’s also an open mic intermission for anyone who wants to join the show. No cover, RSVP at Dice.

Ayybo at Sound
Ayybo at Sound | Photo: Dice

Ayybo - Sound (May 23)

SoCal house producer Ayybo scored a Spotify hit with his 2022 debut single “Hypnosis.” He has kept the dance floor heat rising and the vibe saxxy with tracks like “Rizz” and most recently, “All We Need (Deep Inside).” Tickets at Dice. For table reservations, contact Sound:

Yulia Niko
Yulia Niko | Photo: The Spotlight

Yulia Niko - The Spotlight (May 23)

On her recently released full-length album, Twinsoul, Yulia Niko filters soulful, global sounds through a techno lens. Catch the DJ/producer in the mix at IT by Framework on Thursday, May 23. The Spotlight has a dress code, so check that before heading out to the club and contact the venue if you want to reserve a table. No cover, RSVP at Dice.

Blazer Sound System at Zebulon
Blazer Sound System at Zebulon | Photo: Dice

Blazer Sound System - Zebulon (May 24)

New York’s Blazer Sound System, known for their reggae and dub-influenced sets for online radio station NTS, makes their LA debut on Friday night at Zebulon and will keep the dance floor going after the night’s live performances. Tickets at Dice.

Sonido Gallo Negro
Sonido Gallo Negro | Photo: The Paramount

Sonido Gallo Negro - The Paramount (May 24)

Mexico City’s Sonido Gallo Negro lends a new wave edge to cumbia. (They covered both Kraftwerk and the B-52s on last year’s full-length, Paganismo.) On Friday night, they’ll bring their synth and theremin-heavy sound to historic Boyle Heights venue, The Paramount. Wear your dancing shoes! Tickets at Dice.

Gabriel & Dresden Kinetic Cinema Tour at Sound
Gabriel & Dresden: Kinetic Cinema Tour | Photo: Sound

Gabriel & Dresden - Sound (May 24)

For more than 20 years, DJ duo Gabriel & Dresden have been bringing euphoria to dance floors across the globe. Currently on tour in support of their recently released EP, Kinetic Cinema, they’ll make their LA stop at Sound on Friday, May 24. Tickets at Dice, contact Sound for a table reservation at

 Deep House Brunch Pool Party at Skybar
 Deep House Brunch Pool Party at Skybar | Photo: Eventbrite

Deep House Brunch Pool Party - Skybar at Mondrian (May 25)

Take a dip at the famed Skybar at Mondrian on Saturday afternoon with the return of the Deep House Brunch Pool Party! The Memorial Day weekend lineup is stacked with DJs, as well as a percussionist and saxophone player. Ticket options include the Upper Hut or Window Table VIP passes for 4 to 6 people, the Daybed VIP for parties of 6 to 8 people and the Couch VIP option for groups of 10.

Weval | Photo: Dice

Weval - Sound (May 25)

A sophisticated, eclectic sound made Weval’s 2023 album, Remember, a favorite amongst tastemakers like radio station KCRW. Now, check out the Dutch DJ/production duo on the decks at Sound this Saturday night. Tickets at Dice, contact Sound for a table reservation:

Sky Ferreira at The Wiltern
Sky Ferreira at The Wiltern | Photo: Live Nation

Sky Ferreira - The Wiltern (May 25)

Sky Ferreira celebrates the 10th anniversary of her debut album, Night Time, My Time at The Wiltern on Saturday night. Ticket upgrades with VIP Club access are sold out, but currently there are standard and platinum tickets available at Live Nation.

Habibi's House at Avalon
Habibi's House at Avalon | Photo: Insomniac

Habibeats - Avalon (May 25)

Fusing Middle Eastern and Latin sounds with hip-hop and house, LA-based Habibeats has become a sensation. The founder of the popular, touring party Habibi’s House turns up at Avalon on Saturday night.

Satin Jackets at Level 8
Satin Jackets at Level 8 | Photo: Eventbrite

Satin Jackets Pool Party - Level 8 (May 26)

Germany’s nu-disco powerhouse Satin Jackets brings the groove to the pool at Moxy Downtown’s Golden Hour at Level 8 this Memorial Day Weekend. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite with Silver, Gold and Diamond VIP table options.

Pearl Pool Party at Hotel Ziggy
Pearl Pool Party at Hotel Ziggy | Photo: Dice

Pearl Pool Party - Hotel Ziggy (May 26)

Looking for a body positive, LGBTQ-centric pool party this holiday weekend? Then head to Hotel Ziggy in WeHo for Pearl Pool Party, where you can sun or swim as disco grooves fill the air. Tickets at Dice, reservations available for poolside rooms with bottle service.

Day Trip: Loco Dice at LA State Historic Park
Day Trip: Loco Dice | LA State Historic Park

Loco Dice - LA State Historic Park (May 26)

Dance as the sun sets over Downtown LA when Loco Dice plays a four-hour set at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Sunday, May 26. DJs Cherry and Matt Denuzzo open the festivities with a back-to-back set. Tickets at Day Trip, with table reservations available.

Varietopia: Paul F. Tompkins at the Lodge Room
Varietopia: Paul F. Tompkins | Photo: Lodge Room

Varietopia: Paul F. Tompkins - Lodge Room (May 26)

Looking for an indoor event this Memorial Day Weekend? Head to the Lodge Room in Highland Park, where Paul F. Tompkins hosts his Varietopia show. Surprise guests will certainly be a part of the night. Previously, he’s brought out stars ranging from Ben Gibbard to Jennifer Coolidge.

Kraftwerk "Techno Pop"
Kraftwerk "Techno Pop" | Photo: LA Phil

Kraftwerk "Techno Pop" - WDCH (May 26)

For the sixth night of their engagement at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kraftwerk dedicates the show to Techno Pop. Better known under the title Electric Café, this is the German band’s 1986 album best known for the ‘80s club hits “Musique Non-Stop” and “The Telephone Call.”