Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 22

Stuck in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving? Tao is here to help with its annual Terminate the Turkey party. DJ Five will wake you up from your tryptophan coma as you shimmy and shake off those extra few pounds you just consumed. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., For another way to avoid your drunk uncle, Carpe Noctem celebrates its three-year anniversary of bringing industrial, EBM (“electronic body music,” i.e., industrial dance—add that to your glossary), power noise and more for the most delightfully dark Turkey Day you could ask for. DJs Style, Karnage, Bataluer, Cybernetic Shredder, The Mad Hatter, Spidersilk and Desolous are on the docket for the no-cover, 21-and-up festivities. (1775 E. Tropicana Ave., 10:30 p.m.,

Fri 23

Cue the Chipmunks’ holiday CD: It’s Black Friday! But what nightlifer wants to be caught waiting in line with the People of Walmart? We couldn’t resist letting you know that on the way home from partying, Urban Outfitters on the Strip is opening at 3 a.m. with 50 percent off until 10 a.m.! Hey, we were stoked. (In the Miracle Mile Shops, On the same tip, get ready to wear All Black Everything to Pure as the theme for Eric D-Lux’s DJ-riffic birthday. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., Sidney Samson is one busy guy these days. Recently, he released “Torrent” on Tiësto’s label, dropped “Better Than Yesterday” with and “Change Your Life” with Far East Movement and Flo Rida. The Dutch DJ/producer returns to Las Vegas with a gig at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Sat 24

The great post-Thanksgiving debate: To work off the extra pounds or just keep packing ’em on till Christmas? For the fit crowd—well, as fit as you can be if you feel like boozing—GBDC offers its Sweatin’ to the ’80s Turkey Burn-Off today, so get those leg warmers and Richard Simmons short-shorts ready. (In the Palms, 1 p.m., The turkey-tastic events continue with Gobble Gobble’s Animal House as the New Galaxy/Sounds of the Underground crew hosts another teen-friendly EDM event (18 and up after midnight) at the Fort Cheyenne Events Center. (2428 E. Cheyenne Ave., 8 p.m., Downtown at Las Vegas Country Saloon, the fourth helping of Bass Gravy will be underway with the annual post-Thanksgiving calorie burn to bass music, featuring drum-n-bass legend Dylan from the U.K. along with Protohype and more. (425 Fremont St., 9 p.m., In non-turkey-related news, the Double Down Saloon is celebrating 20 years of ass juice and bacon martinis all weekend, including tonight with The Objex. For more details, see “Double Decade“. (4640 Paradise Road, 10 p.m.)

Sun 25

A few weeks go, I left a strongly worded note on my neighbor’s door when I couldn’t take much more of their subwoofer shaking tchotchkes off my mantle. I suggested that if they needed that much bass in their life, they should check out DubChurch. Judging by the persistent noise, they didn’t like my advice. But if you’re a lover of things that go “boom” in the night and aren’t my neighbors, stop by for the next installment of bass worship with a Collective Records takeover with Rob Philth, DJ Scruff, Kill OG and more. Look sexy—they’ll be filming a music video, too. (At the Artisan, 10 p.m.,

Mon 26

Got balls? The competition between Team Edward and Team Jacob has reached a new level as the new Meatball Spot not only celebrates its grand opening tonight, but also holds a Battle of the Balls through Dec. 15 for Twilight fans hitting up nearby Rave Motion Pictures. Wait, what does that mean exactly? Turns out Edward’s balls taste like spicy meat sauce, whereas Jacob’s are garlic Parmesan. But if you’re not hungry, there are also cocktails inspired by the movie, such as the Vampire’s Kiss and Werewolf Bite. (In Town Square, Make More Mondays at Marquee as the barrage of neon and animal print returns with Redfoo and the Party Rock crew! (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tue 27

If you post a picture of a bacon turkey on Facebook, you just might get an offer from someone to cook it. That’s the case for the next Nickel F—ing Beer Night, assuming you aren’t sick of stuffing your face. Plus there’s an I.S.I. art show and a Calamity of Noise takeover. (At Beauty Bar, 9 p.m.,

Wed 28

Get your Monster and 5-Hour Energy drinks ready: Eric Forbes is on DJ duty. The local spinner is taking a break from his regular gig, Forbes Fridays at Tabú, for a guest spot at Gallery and some midweek quick mixing to keep people on their toes. (In Planet Hollywood, 10 p.m.,