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Five reasons to go out... February 15
1... Irie Nation Launch Party
Concorde 2, Madeira Drive, Brighton, Friday, February 15
The launch of a new monthly reggae, roots and dub night featuring special guests King Tubby’s Sound System, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Unity Hi-Fi and DJ As If.
11pm to 4am, £2 before midnight, £5 after. 01273 673311.
2... Ultimate Power
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Middle Street, Brighton, Friday, February 15
A one-off post-Valentine’s Friday edition of the power ballads night to swear undying love to your other half, or air guitar away the heartache.
Look out for new free indie night 2003 launching at Sticky Mike’s on Saturday, February 16, focusing on the era of the “The” band – from 2000 to 2006.
11pm to 3.30am, £5. 01273 749465.
3... Frockabilly Superheroine Special
Club Envy, above Charles Street Bar, Marine Parade, Brighton, Saturday, February 16
The official end-of-show party for this weekend’s 20th International Lesbian Lives conference is open to all regardless of gender, sexuality or super-powers, with DJ Lonesome M, Vicki Lester and Citizen Lane playing superheroine sounds, joined by the Tramfrau crew and rockin’ blues band Derriere.
10pm to 3am, £10/£8. www.wegottickets.com
Digital, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, Saturday, February 16
The drum ’n’ bass label’s boss London Elektricity headlines with a 90-minute set, joined by Nu:Logic, Fabio, Fred V, Grafix, Sci Phi, and MCs Wrec, Ruthless and Visionobi.
10pm to 4am, £15. 01273 227767.
5... Pop Kraft Valentine’s Love-In
Proud Cabaret Brighton, St George’s Road, Brighton, Saturday, February 16
Boogaloo Stu and his coterie of sex maniacs provide a saucy post-Valentine’s knees-up with performances from Chi Chi Revolver, Coco Deville and Adriano Fettucini introduced by Dolly Rocket from 7pm before a poptastic disco at 10.30pm.
Tickets from £5.50. 01273 605789.