November 30 2005, 2:49 PM
This weekend, two events will lend a new meaning to "girls night out." Three different groups will be represented at two all-female music events; it seems that Denver gals are banding together to put their girl power to good use. Two Denver DJ collectives (a collective is a group of like-minded DJs who co-promote and perform together) of all-female DJs are hooking up for "Deck the Halls" at the Foxhole at 2936 Fox St. on Saturday. Three members of the Angelic DJ collective and seven members of Sister Mile High will all hit the decks, and the show will benefit Toys for Tots -- just bring a new unwrapped toy for admission or pay the $5 cover charge. Each DJ has a different personal style, so expect everything from hard house to funky breaks and serious jungle beats throughout the night; with ten women spinning, you can plan on plenty of quick changes and sound switchups to keep the dance floor packed with fresh grooves. If your style tends more toward the singer-songwriter type of music, head down to Benders Tavern (314 E. 13th) on Saturday night instead. A mini LILT festival is taking place that night -- LILT is a summertime music festival that promotes all female artists, with a tendency toward acoustic rock flavors. Saturday's lineup includes Mary Beth Abella, once a popular fixture on the local Denver scene who hit the road over a year ago to tour and try her luck as a full time performer. She's just off the Seattle ROCKRGRL magazine festival, and will be on the move once again after Saturday's performance. Joining her Saturday is rock songstress Melissa Ivey, plus Melanie Susuras and Jen Korte. Grab your $8 ticket at the door. Whichever way your tastes lean, it's a great weekend to go out and support the talented women in Denver's local music scene.