Bollywood Bash at North Door. Celebrate the glorious schmaltzy soundtrack to Indian cinema with a sweat-it-out dance party featuring the best of Bollywood and other world grooves mixed up by DJ Dan Singh and a special cheesy dance extravaganza from the Flying Paneer Sisters. Proceeds benefit Asian Family Support Services of Austin (formerly Saheli). $15. 10 p.m. doors. 502 Brushy St. bollywoodbash.org.
Also: It’s a big night of album-release events for local bands, with parties for Redeye’s “The Memory Layers” at the Mohawk, Sour Bridges’ self-titled third album at Scoot Inn and Artificial Earth Machine’s “Biosphere Simulator” at Cheer Up Charlie’s. … Get ready for next week’s Pachanga Latino Music Fest with a kickoff party at Spider House Ballroom featuring Kiko Villamizar, Macaxeira Funk and La Vida Buena. … Hill’s Cafe on far-South Congress Avenue has been stepping up its live-music offerings lately, and the roll continues with a free 7 p.m. show by bluegrass band Wood & Wire. … Turntable wizards show off their tricks at the United Elements of Hip-Hop scratch battle at Red 7. … Erstwhile Centro-Matic leader Will Johnson plays the Cactus Cafe with Quiet Company frontman Taylor Muse. … Guitar great Jimmie Vaughan joins the Mike Flanigin Trio for a Friday-Saturday stand at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. … Other notable locals in action include Bob Schneider at Threadgill’s, Collin Herring at Saxon Pub, Blxpltn at Swan Dive, Two Hoots & a Holler at ABGB and Emily Wolfe at Lamberts with the Sour Notes. … ACL Live presents the annual Corporate Battle of the Bands benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.