Sat., Aug. 31, DJ Qbert
Midtown BarFly, 6:30 p.m., $10
It's been 12 years since the release of Wave Twisters, the animated film set to DJ Qbert's music, but the turntablist is still innovating the art of the scratch. Catch the Invisibl Skratch Piklz band member headlining and judging the Fight Club Skratch Battles at Midtown BarFly on Saturday, August 31, alongside local turntablist Kodac Visualz. The battle series, organized by The Mash Up, also features ISO Skratch, DJ Fedi, DJ Nocturnal (of the Sleeprockers crew) and more. It's an 18-and-older event, and drinks are available to those 21 and up. No need to worry about tickets selling out, either: You can purchase presale tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. 1119 21st Street, www.djqbert.com.