Break Out Your Sexy Santa Costume

DJ Five

DJ Five

Thursday, December 11

Have you ever found yourself in a costume shop wondering why the Sexy Santa costumes exist? We have. The answer is—among other unmentionable reasons—yuletide traditions such as Tao’s Bad Santa Party. The annual contest returns with a $5,000 prize for “Santa’s naughtiest helper” and sounds by DJ Five. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m.,

Friday, December 12

Insert Coin(s) gets in the holiday spirit with 3 Kings, a series of events paying homage to three influential artists. Tonight’s debut highlights hits, remixes and covers from the catalogs of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince spun by DJ88 and Peter Shalvoy. A portion of proceeds benefit the I Have a Dream Foundation for youth, and new coats and monetary donations will be accepted at the door. (512 Fremont St., 10 p.m., At Life, Las Vegas’ very own Justin Blau (better known as 3Lau) makes his residency debut. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m., Vegas Seven’s Best Underground Leader, After, has mined the techno fields of gold to bring France’s Julian Jeweil to Artistic Armory. The Jul-tide Carol (kudos on that name) also features sets from Stellar, Spacebyrdz, Justin Baule, Rob Dub and Bad Beat. (5087 Arville St., 11 p.m., Still feelin’ the spirit of the season? Swing by Chateau with a new, unwrapped toy for complimentary entry and cocktail today, Saturday or Wednesday. Donations will be given to Toys for Tots. (In Paris, 10:30 p.m.,

Madam Filth

Madame Filth

Saturday, December 13

Get funked up at Beauty Bar’s second Saturday soiree Off the Wall. ISI Group will curate the live art during the “graffiti disco” while a slew of local DJs spin soul, hip-hop, R&B and everything in between. (517 Fremont St., 9:30 p.m., Shift gears for Lockdown, the monthly medley of speed garage and drum ‘n’ bass music. There will be drink specials, visuals by j4son, and FX Logik and Madame Filth on the turntables. Awesome, right? And it’s housed at everyone’s favorite zombie-themed bar, The End. (4821 Spring Mountain Rd., 10 p.m.,

Sunday, December 14

It’s time again for late-afternoon imbibing at Hyde, and The Grinch Who Stole XIV Vegas Sessions brings an early dose of Christmas. (Yes, you can recycle that sexy Santa outfit!) But will you hear any Christmas songs in the mix? Only if you made the Nice List. (In Bellagio, 6 p.m., Afterward, head to Hakkasan to see Fergie DJ in the booth. The club will close for a holiday break tomorrow through December 26. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Monday, December 15

Got a case of the Mondays? Nothing cures it quite like German trance duo Cosmic Gate at Marquee. These two refuse to “just press play,” telling in August “[We] follow our intuition when it comes to the next track to play or how to build a set.” (In the Cosmopolitan, 10:30 p.m.,

Cosmic Gate

Cosmic Gate

Tuesday, December 16

To cure a case of the Tuesdays (trust us—it’s a thing) visit Linq for Winter Parq. The usual pre-Hump Day fun (silent disco at 9:30 p.m., half-off the High Roller with local ID) is still in effect, however, there is now a tubing hill with real snow in the parking lot. Oh, yeah, and a bar. Because Vegas. (

Wednesday, December 17

“Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is a $50 gift card to Crazy Horse III.” Sound like your wish list? Well, you’re in luck! The venue will give away such gifts (and offer an open bar 10 p.m.-midnight) during Neon Flow. Just look for Santa’s elves working the North Pole. (3525 W. Russell Rd., 10 p.m., Oh, and before we forget, this is your last opportunity to RSVP at for Industry Skate Wednesdays at the Boulevard Pool. Get free skating access and only pay $5 for skates. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m.,

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