Bad Santa Party at Tao Tao’s not-so-jolly old soul is on the search for Santa’s naughtiest helper at the party spot’s weekly industry bash, with a $5,000 prize on the line. Needless to say, milk and cookies probably won’t score you any kind of advantage. In the booth: DJ Five. December 12, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $20 women, locals free.
K Bar at Share The off-Strip gay club recently launched a new Thursday lesbian promo, held in the nightspot’s second-floor lounge. Go for the topless go-go dancers or for the cheap drinks, as Share offers a $10 liquor bust. December 12, doors at 9 p.m., $10, $5 for locals.
DJ Vice at Hakkasan We get it, Vice. You’ve been monogamous to Tao Group for so long, maybe it’s time for a change. You need to open the relationship up—or at least have a one-off rendezvous. What’s shocking is this: You’re letting us watch. And watch we will at AMG/MGM Grand crown jewel Hakkasan. Just remember to keep it covered up, man—those Hakkasan cryo guns can blast you into hypothermia. December 13, 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women.
Supa Dupa Fly Friday at Artifice Chart-squatting girl group TLC is currently experiencing a resurgence—if the omnipresence of its hits during karaoke last weekend is any indication. Artifice acknowledges the Atlanta juggernaut’s cultural legacy during the Downtown lounge’s new night dedicated to 1990s R&B and hip-hop, curated by local DJ duo 2 Tenderoni. And if you’re lucky, you could score some rare TLC vinyl. We’re hoping to score a 12-inch of “Silly Ho” ourselves. December 13, 9 p.m., free.
D.Veloped at Moon The last time we observed Moon merging mainstream and alternative music, Kele from Bloc Party cleared the dancefloor and needed then-resident DJ M!KEATTACK to get the night back on track. Hopefully LA coed duo D.Veloped has better luck merging its disparate influences (hip-hop and indie) together for revelers scaling the Palms tower on Saturday. December 14, 10:30 p.m., $25 men, $20 women.
Holiday Takeover at Rx Boiler Room Celebrity chef Rick Moonen and Rx lead barman Eric Smith join forces with Tony Abou-Ganim and Dale DeGroff for an evening of yuletide-inspired booze and bar bites. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Helen David Memorial Fund, which provides assistance to bartenders affected by breast cancer. You get buzzed, and a worthy organization gets some help—it’s a win-win. December 16, 7-10 p.m., $50.
Mondays Dark at Body English Rock of Ages star Mark Shunock presents the second installment of his monthly fundraising and entertainment bash benefitting Aid for AIDS of Nevada. This month’s event features a number of holiday-inspired acts, with performances from Mo5aic, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, the Chippendales and more. Last month’s soiree raised nearly $7,000 for Opportunity Village, so head down to Hard Rock Monday night and help Shunock top that number. December 16, doors at 9 p.m., $20-$50.
Winter Urbanland at Artifice Burners Without Borders and Nytronix Entertainment wanted to give a holiday assist to domestic abuse support organization and shelter Shade Tree. Being Burning Man enthusiasts, of course, they made plans to do it in the unique, multisensory spirit of the festival. So come to donate—money, canned goods and clothing/sundries are welcome—but stay for the electronic beats, fire and flow dancers, art installations and exclusive libations. December 17, 6 p.m., donation suggested.