Eva Shaw Returns to Hakkasan, DJ Franzen Rocks Drai’s

Norman Doray

Norman Doray

Thursday, Nov. 26

Happy Turkey Day! If you’re not stuffing your face or shopping or preparing yourself for shopping, hit up Umami Burger for some game-day specials. Enjoy 50-cent wings, $2 Bud Light and $5 Blue Moon Pumpkin on the holiday while watching the Bears and Packers duke it out on the green. These might be even better than that $200 television Best Buy is advertising and you won’t have to sit in line for a few hours, so take advantage! (In SLS, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., SLSLasVegas.com.)

Friday, Nov. 27

Frenchman Norman Doray brings his brand of progressive house from the humid coasts of Auray, France, to Light. Earlier this month, he released his hashtag-inclusive collaborative single with Bottai, “#BringBackTheGroove.” It’s one of those festival-ready EDM numbers with pummeling buildups, heavy drops and an electro-based melody. He’s bound to drop it alongside “Street Sounds,” his cheerful take on The Bucketheads’ “The Bomb.” That single was released on Spinnin’ Records, so expect some of the world’s biggest DJs to work it into their mixes. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.) DJ C*LA got her start as a mobile DJ, spinning at weddings, birthdays, corporate events, yacht parties and everything in between. Now she’s hitting some of the world’s hottest cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Boston, New Orleans, Chicago and Toronto. Tonight, she’s back in the DJ Capital of the World to deliver one of her famous open-format sets at Tao. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com.)

Saturday, Nov. 28

John Borger, a.k.a. Borgeous, made his Omnia debut last week, so if you missed it, here’s a second chance. The Florida-bred DJ/producer recently turned heads with his latest single, “Sins” because it’s a departure from his usual rambunctious big room, progressive house sounds. In fact, it’s a far cry from Borgeous’ biggest hit with DVBBS, “Tsunami.” “Sins” leans closer to future house greatness such as Oliver Heldens and Tchami with its melodic undertones and female vocals. Even if you’re not into his new sound, Borger’s bound to play some of his old stuff tonight. Sid Vicious does his duty at Heart of Omnia. Ask if he’s ever been mistaken for the Sex Pistols bass player of the same name. (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.) Speaking of punk rock, have you seen Danny Avila lately? The Spanish electro-house artist recently stage dived at his show in New York’s Webster Hall. He also hopped around like a madman. We think he should leave it to the punk pros, but see if he does any other moves at Foxtail. The high-energy drop in “C.H.E.C.K.” is the perfect opportunity to get some airtime. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m., FoxtailLasVegas.com.)

Eva Shaw

Eva Shaw

Sunday, Nov. 29

One of the perks of being a big-name DJ is being able to travel the world doing what you love. Just ask Eva Shaw. Earlier this month, the Dutch-Canadian model-turned-DJ spent one week touring South Asia, hitting major cities including Shanghai, Bangkok, Tokyo and Manila. Now she’s spinning at Hakkasan. Give her a warm welcome back to the country. Not enough for ya? “Let Go” hitmaker Mark Eteson also makes an appearance. You should do the same. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.) DJ Franzen (a.k.a. Frandalay Bay, a.k.a. Franny Pacquiao) mans the decks at Drai’s. The Hot 97.5-FM DJ recently designed a striking pair of olive-color Nike Air Force Ones. Unfortunately, he designed them through NIKEiD—meaning that there’s only one pair available in the world. Ask Franzen tonight if you can borrow his kicks or at the very least, ask him for some kick-designing advice. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Monday, Nov. 30

Park on Fremont caps off Movember with a night of shaving, giveaways and, of course, drinks. The people voted, and now you can witness one of the staff members shave off his glorious lip luggage or mouth brows. This one’s gonna get hairy. (506 Fremont St., 7-9 p.m., ParkOnFremont.com.)

DJ Franzen

DJ Franzen

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Vanguard’s Turnt-Up Tuesdays event has evolved into Studio V, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn up. In fact, we’re thinking the opposite. Along with resident DJ Sucio, DJ Exile also mans the decks. Since it’s the first of the month, the two are bound to play the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hit of the same name. Feel free to get active during the open-format sets. C’mon, we know you regret eating that extra slice of pumpkin pie. (516 Fremont St., 10 p.m., VanguardLV.com.)

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Do you follow Lil Jon on Facebook? Aside from keeping his fans in the loop about current projects and new music, the “King of Crunk” shares articles, posts memes and occasionally shares a bit of his party wisdom. He’s particularly fond of articles about the universe; he recently shared photos of astronauts taking selfies in space and a Complex article about the possibility of an alien mega structure that harnesses the energy of a nearby star. Turn up with him at Surrender, then inquire about his stance on aliens. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)



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