"DANCING AT THE DISTILLERY," -- Oct. 2. A funky dance party at St. George Spirits, makers of Hangar 1 Vodka, with live music from Jazz Mafia and other DJs. Event takes place at 2601 Monarch St., Alameda. A benefit for the Kala Art Institute.
ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA
"All You Can Dance Sunday Socials," Sunday, 4-6 p.m. Marilyn Bowe and Robert Henneg presents monthly socials with ballroom, swing, Latin and rock & roll themes. www.dancewithme.info.
2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda. (510) 864-2256.
"America's Got Talent," Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. The hit NBC TV show comes to Oakland with Jerry Springer hosting the festivities and performances. $39.50-$99.50.
SHATTUCK DOWN LOW For ages 21 and older.
"Live Salsa," Wednesdays. An evening of dancing to the music of a live salsa band. Salsa dance lessons from 8-9:30 p.m. $5-$10.
2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 548-1159, www.shattuckdownlow.com.
SOLAD DANCE CENTER
"Persian Dance," Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 and 10 p.m. Rosa Rojas offers traditional dance classes. $10.
Citrus Marketplace, 2260 Oak Grove Rd., Walnut Creek. (925) 938-3300.
STARRY PLOUGH PUB
"Ceili and Dance," Traditional Irish music and dance. The evening begins with a dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by music at 9 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Free.
For ages 21 and over unless otherwise noted. Sunday and Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-2082, www.starryploughpub.com.