When: Thu., Dec. 11, 9 p.m. 2014

Thirstwave is practically a Detroit institution … even though Small’s is in Hamtramck. The Thursday night tradition features live music cheap drinks and as much dancing as our little feet can handle. Oh, and there’s no cover, which immediately gives this party a bullet to the top of our to-do list. Get there early, drink some beers and listen to DJs Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik and Aaron Hingst. You won’t be disappointed.