1... Free Residents Party

Patterns, Marine Parade, Brighton, Friday, January 8, and Saturday, January 9

PATTERNS hosts two free parties showcasing the skills of their resident DJs. On the decks tonight are Chris Headcount, Creux and Sequence, and the Marinate, Shak Out and Charged DJs, while tomorrow sees sets by Twinkat Soul, Disco Deviant, Soul City, Vanishing Point, Rhythm Junction, First Floor and Zallogut.

11pm to 4am, free. Call 01273 606906.

2... Ultimate Power

Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, Friday, January 8

THE regular night celebrating the greatest power ballads ever written – featuring the likes of Phil Collins, Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler and Bon Jovi – enough to bring a tear to the stoutest man’s heart.

11pm, £5. Call 0845 2938480.

3... The 90s Hip Hop Sweatshop

The Haunt, Pool Valley, Brighton, Friday, January 8

THE best in 1990s hip-hop classics and new jack swing beats including Bobby Brown, Eric B and Rakim, Janet Jackson, SWV, Public Enemy and The Beastie Boys.

11pm, £3. Visit www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk

4... Jungle Juice

The Coalition, King’s Road Arches, Brighton, Saturday, January 9

THE animal-based club night is offering free entry for freshers, so expect the dancefloor to be rammed. Among the entertainment are painted animal dancers, fire-breathers live drummers and jungle juice cocktails to a club classics soundtrack.

11pm to 3.30am, from £5. Visit www.coalitionbrighton.com

5... Punk Rock Revisited

The Monty, Montpelier Place, Brighton, Saturday, January 9

THIS year marks the 40th anniversary of the summer of punk – and Dave McLean (aka DJ Gremlin) and Hotel Pelirocco founder Mick Robinson are getting in early with a night celebrating the kings and queens of the musical revolution. Expect to hear classics from Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Subway Sect, Magazine, X-Ray Spex, Ramones and more.

8pm to midnight, free. Visit themontybrighton.co.uk/