Mike Attack Strikes Marquee, Jermaine Dupri Rocks Surrender

Byra Tanks

Byra Tanks

THU 17

Christmas is just around the corner, but we’re still finding excuses to party outdoors. If you’re like us, and are willing to brave chilly weather for a killer party, head to the roof of Commonwealth for Jack N Cake. Yeah, it’s exactly what it sounds like—enjoy complimentary shots of whiskey and free cake alongside killer tunes by 100 Tribn. The collective is known for its heavy remixes of familiar tracks including Disclosure’s “Latch.” They’ll be joined by local champions Byra Tanks, Zack the Ripper, JKL&HYD and Bad Antikz and like our boy Mike Grimala of RunRebs.com’s cooking show, things are bound to Heat Up. (525 Fremont St., 9 p.m., CommonwealthLV.com.)

FRI 18

If country twang is more your thang, hit up the Sayers Club for Buckin’ Fridays. Ben Carey of Lifehouse fame specifically curated a playlist of the hottest country hits, so you can square dance and swing until the wee hours of morning. Bring your dancin’ shoes—er, boots; it’s gonna be a long night. (In SLS, 10 p.m., TheSayersClubLV.com.)

SAT 19

Nowadays, everybody wants to talk like they’ve got something to say. Just ask Henrix. The Miami-based DJ/producer collaborated with bearded Los Angeles spinner Adrien Mezsi on a trap rendition of Dr. Dre and Eminem’s “Forgot About Dre.” The two transformed the song’s eerie, minor strings and simple drums into a club banger that’s ripe for those dark winter nights. Download the bass-heavy rendition for free on his Soundcloud, then hear him drop it at Light, where it’ll sit pretty next to his other remixes such as the progressive house reworking of Felix Cartal’s “With You” and his bumpin’ remix of Deadmau5’s “Pets.” He’s bound to play a set we won’t forget about anytime soon. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.) Phoreyz has single-handedly turned a grade-school insult into an esteemed title in the world of party-rockin’ DJs. Since he began rockin’ the tables in 2001, the New York-born, Los Angeles-raised mix master went on to craft mixes for clients such as Undefeated, Stones Throw and Frank 151, and he’s shared the stage with greats such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip and Nu-Mark. You might recognize him as a frequent contributor to the monthly Get Back soul-disco parties; tonight, he’ll bring that flavor to Hakkasan’s Ling Ling Club. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)

Mike Attack

Mike Attack

SUN 20

Get some airtime at Ghostbar, where you’ll be rewarded for enduring the falling temperatures in exchange for a stunning view of the Strip 55 floors high. Afraid of heights? Don’t worry; DJ Shredz will be there to comfort you with an open-format set in this (literal) next-level party.  Get there early and enjoy 50 percent off drinks from 8-10 p.m. (In the Palms, 1 p.m., Palms.com.)

MON 21

Tonight you can kickstart your work week and show a local boy some love at the same time. Sound good? Great. Now head to Marquee where M!ke Attack mans the decks. Since beginning his career in DTLV, he’s moved on to spin at venues such as Daylight and Lavo. That doesn’t mean he forgot where he came from, though. The “Pied Piper of DJs” still holds it down at Gold Spike. Watch his ’fro bounce as he attacks the tables in one of his signature electro-indie sets. (In the Cosmopolitan, 11 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Jermaine Dupri

Jermaine Dupri

TUE 22

How about a happy hour to brighten up your Tuesday? Hit up Elixir Lounge 3-6 p.m. for a plethora of food and drink specials. Enjoy $3 well drinks and $5 glasses of wine, and that’s just alcohol. In the munchie department, you can nosh on deviled eggs ($5), spinach and artichoke dip ($5), chips and salsa ($3) and more. Tuesdays just got more delicious. (2920 N. Green Valley Pkwy., 3-6 p.m., ElixirLounge.net.)

WED 23

Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri are bringing hip-hop to Lifetime—the television network. Yeah, you read that right. The two are spearheading The Rap Game—an unscripted, eight-episode series that follows five Atlanta hip-hop artists in their quests to break out into the mainstream. Considering reality television produces sky-high ratings, we don’t doubt the success of the series, but we hope that neither will abandon what they do best—music. You can see the first episode of The Rap Game on Jan. 1, but tonight, see Dupri rock the ones and twos at Surrender. Maybe you can strike an organic conversation with him, or hand him your mix tape, fam. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)



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