There are plenty of chances to bust out of the house and dance this weekend - and ticket prices reveal that many are quite affordable. So let's consider our options.

If you want to get your weekend groove on early, head for The State Room on Thursday night where Britain's The New Mastersounds bring their creative, instrumental funk to bear. These guys are increasingly popular, and by all reports, quite fun.

On Friday in Park City, Chicago R&B funksters Lubriphonic will play Downstairs in Park City. Another option Friday is over at Club Sound where indie rockers State Radio will hit Club Sound. Here's a fun song, "Knights of Bostonia" from the band's "Let It Go" release.

Also Friday, the State Room hosts Oregon roots rockers The Quick & Easy Boys on Friday for what should be a high-energy affair. These guys play all over the Intermountain West and are building a reputation as a must-see band.

On Saturday, "Peter and the Wolf" featuring Ballet West II Dancers is slated for 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Abravnel Hall. This looks like a great chance to expose younger audiences to more refined entertainment options.

Also Saturday night, Portland's Otis Heat will resume the migration of bands heading for Austin, Texas' SXSW Festival with a stop at The Woodshed. These guys have two cds worth of strong material and are worthy of checking out. I know I'm looking forward to it. Here's a sample.

Also, Saturday - and especially if you're feeling green - the annual St. Patrick's Day week appearance of the Young Dubliners will take place at The Depot.

A popular option for many - especially those who want to 'catch a rising star' - will be to head for The State Room (are they busy this month or what?) and see local singer/songwriter Joshua James. The 25-year-old is touring behind his second release, "Build Me This."

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