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This gig celebrates the birthday of the club's co-owner and DJ, Mr C, as well as the reopening of the club for the final year of this century. The birthday boy will be playing a marathon six-hour set - well, it is his party.

The End is a testament to thorough planning in the audio-visual department. The club is aesthetically sharp, decked out in soft woods and bright amber colours with an impressive DJ booth standing in the middle of the dancefloor.

The End has built its reputation on playing innovative music, whether hip-hop, break-beat, funky techno or drum 'n' bass; tonight will focus on house beats in the main room with alternative rhythms in the bar. As you'd expect there will be a plenty of A-list celebs from the club and music world in attendance.

The sound-system compares favourably with any club in the capital; but it's the little things - like a relaxed dress code and polite security staff - combined with great tunes that make a trip here memorable.

Tonight, 18 West Central Street, London WC1 (0171-419 9199) 11pm-5am pounds 5-pounds 8

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FRISKY @ ministry of sound

Frisky has been attracting a slightly different crowd to MoS's Saturday gig due to plenty of musical hybrids and guests DJs making successful cameos.

For once, patrons are advised not too arrive too early as this gig takes a little while to warm up. Residents Paul Jackson and Dave Chambers are joined by Jody and Mr C for a night of hard-edged house. John Kelly, Jazzy M and Grooverider also appear, playing uplifting rhythms, drum 'n' bass, and everything else in between.

Fri, 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 (0171-378 6528) 10.30pm-6am pounds 6-pounds 10

HORNY @ bakers

I don't know whether Dave Pearce's successful Dance Anthems Show on Radio 1 is a testing ground for this event or the other way around. Either way around a thousand people cram into this event every Friday to swing their pants to the latest dancefloor fillers.

While Mr Pearce has taken up residency here for '99, tonight's gig sees Jon Hollis take centre stage with a mouth-watering live PA from diva Juliet Roberts. Dress up and arrive early, as they kick you out just as things are warming up.

Fri, 192 Broad Street, Birmingham (0121-705 4245) 10pm-2.30am pounds 2-pounds 7

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