RVLTN Turns 2, Baauer Returns to Light

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Seven Lions

Seven Lions

THU 24

Hate to break it to ya, folks, but Santa is real. And he’s delivering gifts to all the good boys and girls, tonight, so you might just be able to catch a glimpse of him if you stay out a teeny bit later. Pass the time at Ghostbar, where you can keep an eye out for the man, his sled and his eight noble reindeer from 55 floors above. DJ Benny Black’s got the tunes to keep you entertained on Christmas Eve. Perhaps Old Saint Nick himself will make an appearance at this holly jolly party. We bet he’ll jump on the dance floor and do his best Drake impression when Black drops “Hotline Bling”! (In the Palms, 1 p.m., Palms.com.)

FRI 25

Andrew Rayel

Andrew Rayel

Are you in the party mood after all the eggnog, family drama, gift giving and wrapping-paper gluttony? Head to Marquee and get festive with Andrew Rayel. The Moldovan producer and DJ keeps the holiday vibe going with a trance set that’ll be just as enchanting as that taupe cashmere sweater Mom got you, or tacky gingham socks that are two sizes too small from Aunt Rochelle. Just kidding; it’ll be better. Rayel is a huge Star Wars fan, so ask if he wants to trade TIE fighter figurines or chop it up about The Force Awakens. After listening to his recent remix of Dash Berlin’s “Till the Sky Falls Down,” we think the Force is strong with this one. The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year… (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

SAT 26

The “season of giving” is technically over, but Steve Aoki doesn’t care. He’s heading to Omnia to give us another one of his wild, high-energy sets. Beyond dropping some of his biggest singles, such as “Delirious (Boneless)” and “A Light That Never Comes,” we’re hoping the Dim Mak Records founder graces us with helpings of cake. Yes, we’re still hungry, even if we’ve been stuffing our faces over the past month. (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.) RVLTN turns 2 tonight, and you’re invited to the party! The Las Vegas-based EDM events company will blow out the candles by—wait for it—throwing another one of its tantalizing, over-the-top events. Tonight’s billing includes multitalented dubstep/electro house/trance/progressive house/everything else producer Seven Lions, Canadian “celebrity stormchasers” Botnek, trap terrorizer Ookay and more. The party’s at The Joint this time, so there’s sure to be room to move and groove. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m., HardRockHotel.com/TheJoint.)

SUN 27

Did you catch the Chainsmokers’ live performance of “Roses” on The Late Late Show With James Corden? The New York City-based duo redeemed themselves from their embarrassing 2014 “performance” of “#Selfie” on American Idol. This time, instead of simply pressing play and obnoxiously walking around and taking actual selfies, the duo triggered drums, hit keys and even sang along with singer Rozes on national television. It’s a story of redemption that’s worth a celebration, so give ’em dabs when they man the decks at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)

MON 28

We’re knee-deep in that awkward couple of days between the safe, family-centric holiday season and the pure, unadulterated madness of New Year’s Eve. Who’s to say you can’t get the party started early? Local turntable vet Dave Fogg rocks the post holiday, pre-New Year’s Eve celebration with an open-format set at XS. He lists music, movies, toys, guns and knives on his Instagram bio, so ask him what he got for Christmas. Check out our interview with Fogg at VegasSeven.com/DaveFogg. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)



TUE 29

Tuesdays are for lovers, so take that special gal/guy to Foundation Room, where you can eat and drink on the cheap, thanks to the Nibbles & Sips happy hour. Enjoy $10 small plates, $5 New Amsterdam Vodka cocktails and $5 house wine. And you can impress your bae with one of the grandest views of the city from 63 floors up. (In Mandalay Bay, 5-8 p.m., HouseOfBlues.com/FR.)

WED 30

Break the rules: The New Year’s Eve pregame begins on New Year’s Eve Eve at Light with another edition of Baauer’s Studio B. The Philly-born producer finally dropped a new single, “GoGo!” with a gumbo of dirty synths, flutes and oodles of percussion. It’s interesting to see how his style of trap has evolved. We’re not even sure if you can call it that at this point. Either way, see if he drops new music during this pre-New Year’s bash, and try to chart where he’ll go next musically. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)