Thomas Gold Shines at Light

German DJ Thomas Gold head up Light November 25.

German DJ Thomas Gold head up Light November 25.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Gin enthusiasts, head Downtown for a spirited evening at The Lady Silvia as Hendricks Gin presents the Delightfully Peculiar Cocktail Academy, a complimentary event with a lesson and tasting with Hendricks national brand ambassador Mark Stoddard. (900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., LAX hosts the after-party for the 14th annual Latin Grammy’s with a performance by Reggaetón artist J. Alvarez. (In Luxor, 10 p.m., Work Hard Play Hard at Ghostbar, and bring your whole crew. There’s a ladies’ open bar until midnight, and an industry-versus-industry competition—the largest group wins a complimentary 3-liter bottle of Beau Joie Champagne. (In the Palms, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, Nov. 22

Slide over to the opening of the Ice Rink at Boulevard Pool. This winter’s slickest chill spot includes a larger rink, seasonal cocktails and bites (grilled cheese and tomato soup!), plus clever programming, including Date Skate movie night Mondays. (At the Cosmopolitan, 3 p.m. until midnight, “Come Thru” for Drake’s Would You Like a Tour? stop at the MGM Grand with multiplatinum crooner Miguel and rap star/Ciara’s fiancé, Future. Drizzy’s third album, Nothing Was the Same, dropped Sept. 24, and went platinum the week ending Nov. 3. (In MGM Grand, 8 p.m., Afterward, German DJ Thomas Gold headlines Light, and will surely bring his new single “Remember,” a story of love at first rave. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., While best known for being born Steve Angello’s lil bro, AN21 has been making a name for himself in recent years, particularly among house-music-lovers and XS-goers. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, Nov. 23

Head to Marquee for Dutch house legend Sander van Doorn, who is bringing Doorn Records on a world tour with support from Dubvision, Moguai, Quintino and others. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Calvin Harris, the world’s highest paid DJ, returns to Hakkasan. Listen to his latest release, “I Need Your Love (R3hab Remix)” featuring Ellie Goulding, part of the charitable Dance (RED) Save Lives Volume 2. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., As an indie-music fan, I can’t recall being more excited about one hotel’s club lineup: Surrender has Oliver, the L.A. nu-disco duo that combines groovy R&B, heavy hip-hop and retro electro-pop hooks. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Meanwhile at XS, Clockwork’s gritty rave-hop alter-ego, RL Grime, combines Southern-style hip-hop with melodic, bass-y, down-tempo, U.K.-influenced EDM of the moment. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Sunday, Nov. 24

Groove with me and my DJ alter ego, Glaze, at Commonwealth for HaberDash. The Heineken-sponsored benefit for the Sapphire Prostate Foundation starts with a two-mile run through Downtown and ends with an after-party with yours truly on the decks. (525 E. Fremont St., 6 p.m., Which of course means that the fabricated award for Second Best DJ in Las Vegas Tonight goes to Steve Aoki at Hakkasan. But seriously, it’s his birthday celebration. As the world’s foremost punk-influenced, cake-throwing DJ, one can only imagine how much flour and frosting are on Aoki’s rider. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.)

Monday, Nov. 25

DJ Carnage calls his electronically juiced hip-hop tunes “festival music,” presumably to avoid the now too-mainstream-to-be-cool “trap” moniker. Either way, Carnage is dropping dope beats tonight at Marquee. As a thank you to fans earlier this month, DJ Carnage released a new Euro-trap hybrid track, “Mara,” for free download. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.) Morgan Page takes the stage at XS. He’s been one of EDM’s technology influencers, injecting 3D effects into his Morgan Page Presents tour. It’s so awesome that even James Cameron stopped by rehearsals to check the new tech. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Keep the party going at All Night Tuesdays at Lavo, with sounds by Lema. The Miami-born, Las Vegas-based Tao Group resident has become a fixture on the Strip’s house music scene. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m.,

Wednesday, Nov. 27

In a nice change of pace, Beauty Bar welcomes the Meat Puppets, one of the prototypical grunge bands from the ’80s and ’90s that influenced the likes of Nirvana. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Continuing its tradition of impressive Wednesday night bookings, Surrender has the twerk maestro, Diplo. The now-35-year-old DJ recently tweeted news that he helped write Britney Spears’ forthcoming track “Passenger” with Sia and Katy Perry. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.)

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