The minds behind Manifesto want to right some wrongs. The monthly dance night at The Mink, which showcases the latest avant-garde techno and house music, will give its proceeds to a good cause for a good reason. To outsiders, dance music is often perceived as disposable and its following as insular and hedonistic, says the event press release. In order to change this perception, resident DJs Jeffery Mac, Chris Costello, Jessica Partin and Sasha Braverman are donating what the door makes today to Workshop Houston, a nonprofit that, along with running the Third Ward Bike Shop, gives local youth a chance to empower themselves through musical, artistic and academic activities. So shake your groove thang and your give thang (thats right, we said it) to help the folks at Manifesto prove that house fans have hearts too. 10 p.m. 3718 Main. For information, call 713-522-9985 or visit www.themink.org. Free; $10 suggested donation.
Fri., Nov. 9, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 2007