Get Down With Dillon Francis at Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

dil1Thursday, Jan. 2

After his mini-residency in November, Mark Eteson is back in Hakkasan’s main room. The UK DJ/producer/radio-show personality is a worldwide resident for Godskitchen, and starts 2014 off with high-energy electro-trance. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, Jan. 3

Drink away your New Year’s Eve hangover at Rose.Rabbit.Lie., the Cosmopolitan’s grand social experiment that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, nightclub and show. Dine, sip and enjoy spontaneous moments of theatrics at this highly anticipated new venue. (In the Cosmopolitan, 6 p.m., Recall that laughter is the best medicine with a dose of Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian Steven Wright at the Orleans Showroom. You’d recognize Wright from appearances on Louie and as a frequent guest of David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel. (In The Orleans, 8 p.m., Dillon Francis returns to Surrender after releasing seven remixes to his hit single, “Without You” featuring T.E.E.D. (includes edits by Flux Pavilion, Treasure Fingers and Torro Torro) and wrapping up an epic commercial promotion to “Win a chance to eat Taco Bell with Dillon Francis.” If you didn’t win—and chances are you didn’t—you can still shop for clever items on his webshop, including “Dillon Francis DJs Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah” for $15,000. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Jan. 4

Playing XS tonight, Wolfgang Gartner is both a veteran of America’s house-music scene as well as one of its harshest critics. The Grammy-nominated American producer has eight Beatport Top 10s and countless festival headlines to his credit. Read our recent interview at (In Encore, 10 p.m., Around the corner, Fedde Le Grand brings his rock-inspired style to Surrender. The Dutch DJ/producer has been charting in the Netherlands since his 2006 hit, “Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit” and has finished in the top 30 in each of the past five DJ Mag’s Top 100. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., The one-man production army known as Hook N Sling is skipping summer in his home country of Australia in favor of the bright lights of Light. Watch for his forthcoming single “Celebrate” with fellow Aussie heros Empire of the Sun, coming Jan. 25. The short teaser sounds epic. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 5

The Tiësto residency at Hakkasan continues, and will surely include his poppy new single, “Red Lights.” While many Hak-heads saw Tiësto or Calvin Harris on any given night last year, the two joined forces for an unsurprisingly sold-out five-night, five-city, mini-tour of European arenas last month. I wonder how much dancefloor tables would command if Hakkasan ever dared book the duo on one night. Go on, we dare you! (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Monday, Jan. 6

Marquee’s latest installment of the Collaborative, The Sophisticated Cig & Swig, invites guests to taste clever pairings of smooth scotch hosted by Glenmorangie along with Vapor Corp’s limited edition e-cigs and vaporizers. Plus the first 150 guests leave with Marquee branded e-cigs and a bitchin’ nicotine buzz. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., DJ Spider leaves the confines of his web—he’s in the midst of his third year as a Tryst resident—to ensnare the big room of XS. While many know Spider for his DJ prowess, he also has a formidable remix résumé that includes Usher and Robin Thicke. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, Jan. 7

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for nerds, that is, who descend on CES, temporarily raising our collective technology awareness and average IQ. Convention goers, head to PBR Rock Bar and save 10 percent off Tapas Tuesday (you’ll dig the Doritos Mac ’n’ Cheese). Close your computer screens and focus on the big karaoke screen—the bar offers complimentary specialty shots of liquid courage before your big debut. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Get low at Surrender Your Wednesdays with Lil Jon, the king of crunk, Celebrity Apprentice contestant, rapper/producer/DJ/film star and—seriously—restaurateur and wine entrepreneur (see Lil’ Jon Restaurant and Little Jonathan Winery, respectively.) I couldn’t make this up if I tried. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Serbian-Australian DJ, producer and prolific remixer Dirty South turns up at Light. The two-time Grammy-nominated producer has an impressive decade-long remix catalog for legends including Depeche Mode, Led Zeppelin and U2, as well as for house music heroes Tiësto, Kaskade and Swedish House Mafia. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m.

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