Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 15

Don your sexiest outfit, one that would make Rudolph’s nose light up for Tao’s seventh annual Bad Santa party featuring EDX, a $5,000 Santa’s naughtiest helper contest and $1,000 ugliest Christmas sweater contest. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Whip it good at Cathouse for its weekly Thursday bash GenX with DJs BIZ: E! MNSTR! and Crime spinning the best of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. (In Luxor, 10:30 p.m., Kick off the weekend with deep beats and melodic vocals at Gold Lounge’s House of Gold. (In Aria, 10 p.m.,

Fri 16

Imagine rarities, remixes and album cuts from Michael Jackson and Prince taking over the Beauty Bar. It happens when DJ Dave Paul brings his Prince vs. Michael Jackson party downtown to celebrate the music and lives of the pop icons. (517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., Rave all night long as DJs David Tort and Tristan Garner take over Haze’s In the House Fridays. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., Wolfgang Gartner spins his 5th Symphony and new tracks off his latest album at Surrender’s winter wonderland. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Sat 17

Hope last night’s makeup stayed put because Ghostbar Dayclub continues the party with lots of dancing with DJs Zen Freeman and Disco Fries. (In the Palms, 1 p.m., House of Blues goes dark when bands As I Lay Dying (1), Of Mice & Men, Winds of Plague and more turn up the voltage. (In Mandalay Bay, 5 p.m., Marquee fulfills your electronic dance music needs with DJs Drek Martinez and Keidy, and grants all your hip-hop wishes in the Boom Box Room with Eric D-Lux. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Singer-songwriter Jarell Perry (2) makes audiences swoon at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. and midnight,

Sun 18

Manufactured Superstars phone home and spin like it’s their last party of 2011 at XS—oh wait, it is! Catch the duo as they live up to their reputations for throwing down. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Known for his eponymous TV show, for creating The Man Show and as former co-host of Loveline, funnyman Adam Carolla (3) brings his stand-up to the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, 7 p.m., Belt out your holiday cheer or wallow in your silent-night blues at Cabo Wabo’s weekly Sunday Karaoke. (In Planet Hollywood, 9 p.m.,

Mon 19

Pop those lenses out of your glasses, zip up your animal-print pants and make sure you’ve got your shufflin’ moves down because Redfoo is back to lead the bash at Party Rock Mondays at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Show off the rock star you are every Monday night at Blue Martini’s I’m With the Band bash. (At Town Square, 9 p.m., Localite DJ Technicolor (4) spins the latest in indie-rock-electro at Bond. (In the Cosmopolitan, 11 p.m.,

Tue 20

You never know what will happen on the streets of downtown, but you do know that you can drink for cheap at Beauty Bar’s weekly Nickel F*ckin’ Beer Night. (517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., Get your glow on as DJ Chuckie spins his famed track “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas,” at Lavo’s All Night/Tuesday. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m.,

Wed 21

Get crafty and show off how hideous your swagga can get at Snitch’s Ugly Christmas Sweater party. (In the Palms, 10:30 p.m., Hotties unite at Gallery for its weekly competition, FHM Gallery Lingerie Model Search (5). (In Planet Hollywood, 10:30 p.m., Fan of Lykke Li or Regina Spektor? Check out Israeli duo Hank & Cupcakes when they play Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. and midnight,

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Seven Nights

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Thu 8 Wear your brightest whites because Tao is hosting its Candyland White Party, where electronic music maven Hardwell (1) spins. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., The Joint hosts the second night of its annual Holiday Havoc series featuring rockers Rise Against (2), A Day to Remember and Middle Class Rut.