Happy New Year!
Travis Barker and Yelawolf at Rain The veteran nightclub opens its doors one last time for NYE weekend, ending on the big night with a special performance by the Blink-182 drummer and the Southern hip-hop artist (who put out an EP together in November called Psycho White). Thirsty? Catch a buzz by splurging on the $200 hosted bar (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Doors at 9 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Robin Thicke at Bagatelle The soul singer hosts and performs at the supper club’s New Year’s Eve gala, with additional entertainment provided by the Bagatelle Bazaar circus acts and DJ Stan Courtois. And if you’re there to really party, an open bar is available from 9 to 11 p.m. for an additional $50. 9 p.m., $100 men, $75 women.
Foster the People at The Bank The indie-pop darlings return to Las Vegas to play "Pumped Up Kicks" and other danceable hits at the Bellagio club. Just try to keep your toe from tapping. We dare you. Doors at 10 p.m., $150 men, $100 ladies.
A Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve at the Hartland Mansion The Roaring Twenties make a comeback at the Downtown venue (located at 525 Park Paseo Dr.) with a Collective Zoo soiree themed to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic and sponsored by the Weekly. The black tie affair includes two different rooms with two different musical formats: The UNLV Jazz Quartet plays to fit the theme in one room, with another reserved for a modern soundtrack by DJs Kid Conrad, MICS and Jim Green. An open bar from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and a champagne toast complete the party. Doors at 8 p.m., $75-$125, use promo code LVWEEKLY for a discount.
New Year’s Eve at Body English Welcome back, Body English. We’re thrilled to see one of our favorite Vegas clubs making a comeback and equally stoked for Body’s big NYE bash, which includes DJ sets by Kele of Bloc Party, Adam 12 of She Wants Revenge and MNDR. And if you’re of the “go big or go home” mindset, consider purchasing the $175 open bar wristband (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Doors at 9 p.m., $100 men, $50 women.
Nicki Minaj at Pure 2012 was a huge year for the Lady Gaga of rap: Minaj was all over the charts, judged on American Idol and performed alongside Madge at the Super Bowl. Now, she plays host for Pure’s end-of-year revelry with a prime view of the Strip fireworks. Even more exciting? A prime view of the rapper herself—and whatever wild outfit she wears. Doors at 8 p.m., $300.
Gilley’s Lucky ’13 New Year’s Eve Party Rocking a Stetson on NYE? Take in this countrified celebration complete with live music, $5 mechanical bull rides and easy access to the Strip to see the midnight fireworks. If all that doesn’t have you saying yeehaw, maybe the three-hour open bar (9 p.m. to midnight) will. Doors at 9 p.m., $113, 25 percent off for early booking.
Benny Benassi and Chuckie at Marquee The Cosmo club doubles down on DJ awesomeness with sets by “Electroman” producer Benassi and Dirty Dutch DJ Chuckie. Sip on drinks from the open bar (9 to 11 p.m.), munch on passed hors d’oeuvres and raise a glass to 2013 during the evening’s midnight toast. Doors at 9 p.m., $250.
Fun. at Haze The New York indie-pop trio just scored six Grammy noms, including one for Best New Artist and two for their breakout hit with Janelle Monáe, “We Are Young.” Didn’t make it to their sold-out Boulevard Pool show at Cosmo? Catch them live at the Aria club, complete with an open bar from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sounds fun, right? Doors at 9:30 p.m., $125.
Avicii at XS The 23-year-old DJ/producer’s “Le7els” owned the airwaves this year and seemed to pop up in just about every other TV commercial. See the Swedish prodigy live at the Encore club this New Year’s and make all your friends jealous. Doors at 9 p.m., $250 men, $100 women.
2 Chainz at Chateau The rapper’s latest album features tracks with some of hip-hop’s hottest (Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, to name a few), and it just scored a Grammy nom for Best Rap Album. Check out 2 Chainz as he performs for the Midnight in Paris NYE bash, complete with an open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors at 7 p.m., $150+.
NYE Fireworks Celebration at Cosmo’s BLVD Social Club At center-Strip and more than a few floors above the sidewalk, Cosmo’s BLVD Social Club has one of the best views in the city. Enjoy the midnight fireworks show up close, pick up drinks at the open bar (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and catch a live stream of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ sold-out concert on Cosmo’s gigantic marquee. Doors at 9 p.m., $150.
Common at Hyde The house band from Hollywood’s Sayers Club joins the Chicago rapper for a special performance at Bellagio’s lakeside nightspot. Hyde’s NYE merriment is complemented by an open bar (9 p.m. to midnight), passed hors d’oeuvres (9 to 11 p.m.) and a celebratory champagne toast when the clock strikes 12. Doors at 9 p.m., $200.
Aubrey O’Day at The Krave Massive Ballroom While Krave Massive won’t open until March, the club has acquired a ballroom on the first floor of Neonopolis, where the former Danity Kane member will preview songs from her upcoming EP, Between Two Evils this NYE. Be sure to text “KRAVE” to 313131 to score deals on drinks. Doors at 9 p.m., $100, includes entry to Drink & Drag.
New Year’s Eve at The Act Expect provocative cabaret numbers, celebrity appearances and seductive performances as the Act welcomes 2013 with its usual panache. And the show is even sweeter with a cocktail and a bite—passed hors d’oeuvres and an open bar run from 9 to 11 p.m. Doors at 9 p.m., $75 men, $50 women.
Link TextJames & Jaymes at Share The Chippendales stars just took second place in CBS reality show The Amazing Race. Now, they host the off-Strip gay club’s NYE celebration. Doors at 10 p.m., $30.
New Year’s Eve Block Party on Fremont East Insert Coin(s) closes the Downtown entertainment district’s main drag to throw down with a free(!) NYE bash. Bar hop, bump into friends and celebrate the New Year while jamming to sets by various local bands and DJs. 8 p.m., free entry to Block Party, patrons may incur cover charges at separate Fremont East venues.