The Italian god of making you dance, Benny Benassi, brings his own cinema-inspired set to Tao as part of its winter of musical wonders. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com.) Put your hands up for Tryst because it has snatched Fedde Le Grand (1) from his tour with Coldplay to DJ at the stunning mega-club. (In Wynn, 10 p.m., TrystLasVegas.com.) Stand-up comedian Dov Davidoff brings acts from his Comedy Central special Filthy Operation to the Playboy Comedy Lounge nightly through Dec. 31. (In the Palms, 9 p.m., Palms.com.)
RPM Nightclub opens its doors in the Tropicana with the debut of its weekly party, WTF Fridays, featuring a stellar lineup that includes house honcho trio DJ Dan, Christopher Lawrence and Donald Glaude. (In the Tropicana, 10 p.m., RPMNightclubLV.com.) Returning to Book & Stage for nightly shows through Jan. 1 is cool cat Mayer Hawthorne (2) (bet you didn’t know his moniker comes from his “porn star” name) and The County. Check out our interview with the Mayer. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) Soon-to-be residents of the boutique, always-chic Savile Row, RAC spins at the intimate club along with Totescity and Nite Visions. (In Luxor, 10:30 p.m., Facebook.com/savilerowlv.)
Get a head start on New Year’s Eve while the sun’s still out at the wildly outrageous Ghostbar Dayclub. (1 p.m., Palms.com.) Cast members of Las Vegas’ most enthralling performance company, Cirque du Soleil host an eccentric night at Gold Lounge. (In Aria, 10 p.m., LightGroup.com.) If you missed out on tickets to the soul-man’s show, John Legend hosts his official after-party at Moon. (In the Palms, 10 p.m., Palms.com.) Legendary punk rock bands NOFX (3), Lagwagon and Old Man Markley unite to rock the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m., HouseOfBlues.com.) See our complete New Year’s Eve guide.
Last time he was in town, Lil’ Wayne surprised audiences when special guest, hip-hop heartthrob Drake (4) took stage at The Joint. See what happens this time when he takes care of his fans at The Joint. (In the Hard Rock, 8 p.m., TheJointLasVegas.com.) DJ/violinist duo and “It” girls Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe (5) kick off their Cosmopolitan residency with a weekend of performances at the Chandelier. (10 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) Cure your hangover with more booze at The Bank’s weekly celebration, Industry Sundays. (In the Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., LightGroup.com.)
Voted No. 6 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list, the producer up for a Grammy for his collaboration with David Guetta, Avicii plays in the New Year at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) One of the Wynn’s most exciting new residents, exclusive to its dazzling venues, Deadmau5 performs at XS. (10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)
Stay up for Lavo’s All/Night Tuesday, where Jason Lema keeps insomniacs going till the wee hours. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m., LavoLV.com.) Hit Insert Coin(s) on Tuesdays for the release of new games and DJ PrestoOne spins. (512 E. Fremont St., 10 p.m., InsertCoins.com.)
Celebrate with Vegas Seven the classiest, the craziest and the best in nightlife at the Nightlife Awards party at Surrender. RSVP at SpyOnVegas.com. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m..) Experience local EDM and dubstep at the weekly synthesized jam session, Wild Card Wednesdays at the Mayan Club. (2797 S. Maryland Parkway, 10 p.m.) Recover from holiday havoc at the Royal House’s Women’s World Wednesday showcasing beauty products from locals with DJ Matt Lindsey. (99 Convention Center Drive, 6 p.m., RoyalHouseLV.com.)