Concerts and nightlife around the 209, June 25

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Thriller at Fat CatYou can celebrate the birthday of one of the busiest men in local entertainment and the life of one of music’s biggest stars at the same event Friday at Fat Cat in Modesto. Thriller on 11th St.: A Tribute to the Life and Dream of Michael Jackson is a party that will double as a birthday celebration for Chris Ricci. As Fat Cat GM, Ricci has turned the club into one of the 209’s best venues by packing its schedule with a diverse array of parties and musical acts. He’s also the man behind X Fest, the 209’s biggest annual shindig. So buy Ricci a beer if you see him Friday night; you owe him one. Click the flier for more details.

She Bangs! at Clayton'sIf you’re looking for something a little more creative, check out She Bangs! Friday at Clayton’s in Modesto. It’s a hair show that features the work of stylist Nikki DeBruin and, on the turntables, DJs Topek, Fonzie and Sergio Solis. During my five years here I’ve only heard about one event like it, which is cool, because different is good. Click on the flier for info.

The Secretions in StocktonIf you’re in Stockton Friday, you can head to the Plea for Peace Center for an old-school punk lineup featuring The Secretions and Bastards of Young. You also can go to Fat’s and dance to the uptempo Latin party sounds of The Mike Torres Band. Both events should be fun and worth checking out. Click here for more about the Mike Torres Band show; click the flier for more about The Secretions concert.

Other events Friday:

Modesto: Tony T. and the Pendletons at Minnie’s; Skin for Julia, Nothing but Losers and more at the Spinnaker Lounge; Obscene party at Aqua; Cancer party at The Palladium; The Firesail, Jian Salcedo and Mike Fox at Galleto’s.

Lodi: La Circa, We Set Fire and others at the OneEighty.

Tracy: Hottie Body Hoedown at The Great Plate.

Stockton: Seduction party at Taste; Old School party at Chitiva’s.

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For more local entertainment news and information head to, and come back to the LENS blog tomorrow for info about events set to be held Saturday, including Bad Boy Bill’s set at Aqua.

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