The second annual Visual Communications dance party benefit will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. First St., Little Tokyo. Live entertainment with the Music Machine featuring Mariko & Howie performing music from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Cost: $40 per person in advance; $50 at the door. For more information, call (213) 680-4462 ext. 28 or visit www.vconline.org.