Dance around the clock: Mondays
The venue: The Model Cafe, Allston
The scene: It wasn't always a good match for a dance night, but this classic Allston dive bar has changed in recent years, says DJ Rory Stark. I think for a while people felt strange about dancing at The Model, but the place is really designed for it now. There is one big open room for dancing, and a bar room if you just want to chill." The anything-goes feel of the bar makes it a good match for his cross-genre musical styles. "I will go from playing The Stooges, Sonic Youth, and PJ Harvey in the beginning of the night to Madonna and Dr. Dre at the end of the night. — L.O.
The details: Every other Monday. Free. 21+