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Once the exclusive domain of red light districts and blue movies, exotic dancing has become quite mainstream.

These days every gym, bar and university seem to have something dedicated to the pole.

But before you say you're over it, here's a new twist.

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Graceful Japanese dance art at Peacock from Nihon Buyo 7:30pm. Portugal St, WC2. £10. 0870 7333 900 or here.

Best Kept Secret at Fluid has Manchester's blimey DJs The Unabombers. 8pm-2am. 40 Charterhouse St, EC1. £5.

Spitz has James Yorkston of the Athletes, sans band, for a DEC fundraiser. 7:45pm. 109 Commercial Street, E1. £7. 020 7392 9032 or here.

Polepeople, the self-described pioneers of pole dancing education, have collaborated with Soho's premiere gay membership club The Shadow Lounge to provide men the same opportunity to play the sexy fool.

Not only will gentlemen learn how to elegantly writhe out of satin knickers, but the classes are a great way to keep fit and flexible, as well as ensuring you are always the star of the dance floor. Finally!

Hammersmith Apollo hosts Jam icon Paul Weller. 7pm. Queen Caroline Street, W6. £30. 0870 264 3333 or here.

DJ Yoda VJs at Cargo. 7pm-3am. 83 Rivington St, EC2.

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The four week course, which welcome gay and straight men, promises to turn even those with two left feet into a professional Chippendale's dancer by the end of the month.

High heels and fire-fighter hat optional.

Polepeople - Monday nights, 7:30-9:30pm
at The Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer Street, W1
First course kicks off Monday 14 March
To secure your spot at the Polepeople Mens, please contact Sarah or Philippa at urbanFOX - 07786 087789


Last tix: Steve Reich at the RFH with London Sinfonietta. 7:30pm. Belvedere Rd, SE1. £21. 0870 401 8181 or here.

Neighbourhood has Groove Armada's Andy Cato at the decks tonight. 8pm-2am. 12 Acklam Road, W10. £15.

Chill-out duo Lemon Jelly is @Brixton Academy. 7:30pm. 211 Stockwell Rd, SW9. £17. 0870 264 3333 or online.

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