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Kinky Gerlinky and Billion Dollar Babes put drag queens on the London clubland map. Now Naive at Maximus, Thursdays, puts drag kings centre stage. Check out the break dancing, the bearded ladies and the all-female play fights. Maximus, 11 Leicester Sq, London, W1(0171-734 4111)

Back2Basics on Saturdays in Leeds continues to thrive. They recently hosted London's Ministry of Sound and rocked the house. Four different dance zones ranging from garage through techno. All the top jocks play here. This week it's Jazzy M and Dominic. The Pleasure Rooms, 9 Lower Merrion St, Leeds (0113 2449474)

Nottingham has always had a raving reputation. Return to the Source is Goa meets Nottingham with DJs like Voodoo and Sid Shanti laying down the non-stop techno, plus the Shushumna Ritual Dance Theatre perform live. Marcus Garvey Centre, Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham (0171-229 8541)