Spend Your Christmas Week in a Winter Wonderland of Ice, Beats and Mrs. Claus


Thursday, Dec. 19

Head to the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan for Throwback Thursdays presented by Marquee. Tonight, Las Vegas veteran DJ Dig Dug is on the decks with a special 60-minute set by EDX, making this an extra chill two-for-one. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) Moose-A-Claus returns seeking Las Vegas’ finest and most festive lady. You don’t know Moose-A-Claus? No worries. Just know he’s awarding $5,000 and the title of 2013’s Sexiest Mrs. Santa to the city’s hottest local babe at Haze. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., HazeLasVegas.com.)

Friday, Dec. 20

During a time when certain megaclubs close for the holidays Marquee is bringing back EDX with special guest Nadia Ali. EDX is the Swiss-made DJ/producer with an all-world remix résumé (think Deadmau5, Axwell, Armin van Buuren and Kaskade), and Nadia Ali is the model-esque Grammy-nominated Pakistani singer-songwriter. Together, the two will likely perform their 2012 single “This Is Your Life.” (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) Jaunt down to JackNCake’s Cake the Halls: Holiday Edition at Body English presented by CollectiveZoo.com, which promises a sweet/dirty dance party. The sweet will come in the form of alcohol-infused cupcakes, while the dirty will be of the complimentary Jack Daniel’s shots variety. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m., BodyEnglish.com.)

Saturday, Dec. 21

You know that really, really ridiculously atrocious sweater that everyone loves to hate and that you wouldn’t ever wear in public? Well, wear it in public today at GBDC’s Ugly Sweater Party, with sounds by Mark Stylz and Presto One. (In the Palms, 1 p.m., Palms.com.) It’s Redfoo with the big afro! While best known as the better half of LMFAO, he’s also the son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. Since LMFAO went on hiatus last year, the singer/producer/rapper has been hosting The X Factor Australia and dropping a No. 1 single in Australia, “Let’s Get Ridiculous.” See the fro tonight XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.) Englishman Carl Kennedy continues his residency at Light. The DJ/producer helped build momentum for house music at the turn of the millennium under his GBH (Great British House) brand in New York. Ironically, his GBH parties captured the attention of Pete Tong, who helped popularize Kennedy back in their home country. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)

Sunday, Dec. 22

Sample Pizza Rock’s Acoustic Brunch with live entertainment and twisted takes on its award-winning pizza, such as the Pizza Rock Benedict and Pizza Scramble. (201 N. Third St.,10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PizzaRockLasVegas.com.) Commonwealth’s still-new Sunday’s Sound brings live music acts Downtown to set the end-of-weekend vibe. Tonight features an acoustic set by local indie rockers American Cream, fresh off their appearance at Life Is Beautiful. (525 E. Fremont St., 8 p.m., CommonwealthLV.com.) Bass worshippers, take ’em to Church!: Xmas in the Ghetto Edition at Beauty Bar, which invites you to “bring out the ho-ho-ho’s for this one cuz at church you kneel under the mistletoe,” with bass by OB One, resident Miyuki, Beast Fremont, Whomp Whomp and others. (517 Fremont Street, 9 p.m., TheBeautyBar.com.) Head to XS Movement for a primal set from the newly Grammy-nominated Canadian house duo Sultan + Ned Shepard. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 23

Start with steak and Champagne at STK’s Magnum Mondays with M!ke Attack, where industry is invited to buy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and get a Magnum, plus save 25 percent on dinner. (In the Cosmopolitan, 6 p.m.) Then descend to Marquee for the EC Twins and Nadia Ali, with support from DJ resident Lema, with the always-awesome Lisa Pittman in the Boombox. (In Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Ears ring, are you listening? On the Strip, lights are glistening. A blurry sight, you’re happy tonight, stumbling in a wasted wonderland… From Tuesday through Thursday this week, get holly-jolly hammered at PBR Rock Bar & Grill, where purchasing a $25 Santa hat gets an open bar (well drinks and domestic beer) until 1 a.m., plus karaoke and two-for-one beer pong tonight. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 9 p.m., PBRRockClub.com.) Nearby, Iranian-American house DJ/producer (and one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo Deep Dish) Sharam spins at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)

Wednesday, Dec. 25

What you should be doing: spending Christmas with your family. What you could be doing: celebrating Christmas at Crazy Horse III, where you’ll get a free drink every hour until 11:59 p.m. with a local ID, plus groups of 6-8 get a comped bottle of vodka. (3525 W. Russell Rd., 9 p.m., CrazyHorse3.com.) San Francisco deep-house veteran (and co-founder of the chill down-tempo house band Soulstice) Andy Caldwell sets the holiday groove at Light. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m.) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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