Sun., Jan 27, Sunday Night Dance Party
The Press Club, 9 p.m., no cover
DJ Larry Rodriguez (pictured) recently told me that his end-of-the-week boogie-down in Midtown is kind of like his fountain of youth. “I thank my lucky stars for still having an appreciative audience,” he said. “Some of them refer to the dance party as ‘church,' and that cracks me up.” The Sunday Night Dance Party is, as they say, sexy and slummy, what with the hot moves and the just-right cover charge (free). And attendees are, apparently, devoted. “I'm not big on organized religion, but a lot of the music I play is rooted in the musical tradition of the black church,” Rodriguez explained, “and all those Latin rhythms are straight out of Africa.” See, there's cultured, intelligent dance music out there. Plus, $1 Jell-O shots. 2030 P Street, www.facebook.com/thepressclub.