Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 13

Amid all the sexy Santa’s helpers and naughty elves, let’s not forget our Jewish Friends. Hyde welcomes the Jewish Federation for the annual Vodka Latka party with hors d’oeuvres, unlimited vodka cocktails and wine. Complete reservation details can be found at (In Bellagio, 7 p.m., The eighth annual Bad Santa Party at Tao is looking for Santa’s naughtiest helper to take home $5,000, plus the club is also giving away a cool grand for the ugliest holiday sweater. (Ya know what? Just invest in a truly ugly sweater now. You’re gonna need it for a few more parties this month.) Nightlifers Al Powers, Kris Brown and Jack Colton are on Bad Santa duty. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Charity is in effect at Beauty Bar. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the fourth annual Music Klaus Concert Series. (517 E. Fremont. St., Suite 150,

Fri 14

If you’re perplexed by the baby face in the DJ booth at Marquee, that’s Danny Avila, the 17-year-old Spaniard spinner taking the world by storm. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. Over at Vanity, the Movement presents FMA: Fashion+Music+Ambiance “For Mature Adults” with music by SoHype and resident DJ Presto One. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10 p.m., Remember that advice about a hideous holiday sweater? Bust it out again for the Fugly Sweater Party & Toy Drive for Sunrise Children’s Hospital, featuring music by DJ Matt Lindsey at the Royal House. (99 Convention Center Drive, 9 p.m.,

Sat 15

Jack N Cake returns to GBDC with free Jack Daniel’s shots and Pick Your Poison cupcakes 1-2 p.m., Kidrobot plush toy giveaways and sounds by Vegas Banger. (In the Palms, Yee-haw! With NFR in town you may be out looking for some hot cowboys or girls. Nine-time All-Around World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile hosts an after-party in the Gold Buckle Zone (Centrifuge) at 9 p.m., with country musician Lee Brice taking the stage at 11 p.m. (In the MGM Grand, The U.K.’s Kayper, called the best female DJ that Jazzy Jeff has seen in his life, brings her considerable turntablist skills to Lavo. Read more at (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m., In the spirit of the holidays, Caesars Palace, the Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock Hotel, the Palms, and the Rio are opening the doors to their ultra-exclusive suites for the second annual Suite Holidays event. For $100 guests are given tours, hors d’oeuvres and wine at each location, as well as transportation, to benefit the local chapter of Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.,

Sun 16

You’ve still got that ugly holiday sweater, right? Throw it on again—well, maybe wash it first—and stop by Hyde for XIV-Mas, the holiday version of XIV Vegas Sessions, as the venue is transformed into the North Pole. Only this time, the workshop is full of scantily clad Santa’s helpers as the EC Twins, fresh from hijacking each other’s Facebook accounts, spin atop a stocking-lined fireplace. Festive attire encouraged! (In Bellagio, 5 p.m., A Burners Without Borders project is under way in the form of a Winter Urbanland toy drive at the Amanda Harris Gallery & the Lady Silvia. Bring a toy and enjoy a free Stella Artois and happy-hour specials all night. (900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 6 p.m., Join your favorite LGBT stars during the OUTmusic Awards Official After-Party at the Sin City Theatre Monster Jam, hosted by Sky Dee Miles featuring Skye5 and celebrity guests. (In Planet Hollywood, 11 p.m. On the other end of the spectrum, join your favorite strippers for the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club Party at The Bank. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m.,

Mon 17

Have you shown the world how you’d like to #ExpressYourself yet? Now’s your chance to get the attention of Diplo and his Twitter account by getting up nice and close to the DJ booth for Mad Decent Mondays at XS, then getting just the right leverage for the perfect froggy-style handstand—quick! Have your friend snap the photo before security has time to figure out what’s going on! (In Encore, 11 p.m.

Tue 18

Who’s got a holiday sweater? You do! Ugly Sweater Party with DJs Benny Black and Kid Conrad at Moon tonight. (In the Palms, 10 p.m.,

Wed 19

They never let poor Rudolph play in any reindeer games, but you can at the Reindeer Games Party at Ghostbar with M!keAttack and Kid Conrad … we’re guessing it has something to do with holiday sweaters? (In the Palms, 10 p.m.,

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Seven Nights

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Thu 6 Frustrated that you can’t create cocktails more complicated than a vodka-cranberry? Milagro Tequila has partnered with Tao for a multi-course dining and cocktail pairing led by tequila ambassador Gaston Martinez. As part of the evening you’ll learn how to re-create the featured drinks at home. All guests receive a goodie bag with a shaker, recipe book and cocktail instructions so you don’t have take notes. Participants also receive complimentary admission to Tao Nightclub afterward.