British Invasion

Move over, Austin. There are plenty of places to dance to the beat of the '60s. . . .

* Encounter at LAX. Now you too can try out your best impression of Captain Kirk when you beam yourself aboard Spaceship Encounter on Friday nights. Experience the futuristic scenery and celebrate the past in your '60s get-up while the DJ spins an eccentric mix of songs from the decade. Find a yeoman or lieutenant at the bar to discuss "ship business" with. 209 World Way, L.A. Airport. (310) 215-5151. 18 and older. No cover.

* Solid at Fais-Do-Do. Groovy, baby! Be your own international man (or woman) of mystery at the location of the club scene in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Defend the best in soul and mod sounds from the notorious Dr. Evil every first Saturday of the month. Prizes awarded for the most shagadelic dancers and dressers. Oh, behave! Scheduled next for Aug. 7. 5257 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. (323) 954-8080. All ages. $5 cover.

* Cafe Bleu at Tempest. If your goal is to be conventional, Hollywood's first "post mod" mod dance club is still a working kitchen catering to the most recognizable British acts from the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s every Thursday night. 7323 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 850-5115. 18 and older. $5-$7 cover.

* PopSuperstar at the Opium Den. Try out the Celebrity Death Match every Tuesday night when the best in Britpop and Brit-trip artists battle it out for sound-system supremacy at this well-known Hollywood establishment. Can Oasis sneer out the competition of Portishead? See for yourself. Band battles are always guaranteed to have "Massive Attack" and winning from week to week is very "Tricky." 1605 1/2 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood. (323) 692-9113. 21 and older. $5 cover.

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