Sparkling For the Holidays at Bin 702 Now that we’ve sampled the taps and geeked out with the adventure-encouraging staff at Bin 702, we’re ready to delve deeper into our growing oenophilia. Kat Thomas and Matt Rebarchick at the Container Park wine bar make that easier with this hour-long tasting devoted to sparkling wine, complete with flight. December 19, 2 p.m., $10.
Headspace Collective Session at Beauty Bar Indie dance music isn’t limited to the likes of Cut Copy and Flying Lotus. Headspace Collective will demonstrate this with its latest artist showcase at Beauty Bar, complemented by live painting, an art raffle, the release of local act Malikor’s new album, The Mantle, and more cerebral music than you thought could be played in Las Vegas. December 20, 9 p.m., free.
Stellar at Light Need a low-stress night of boogie before the New Year’s calendar has you fighting for dancefloor space (and air)? This would be a good opportunity to not only take in the Cirque du Soleil-assisted festivities at Light before the big weekend-and-then-some, but also check out our own producer/DJ Stellar, who began his Vegas ascendancy by pulling double duty on Saturdays at Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto night and Artisan afterhours. December 20, 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Cake the Halls at Body English Nothing says “happy holidays” like booze and baked goods, right? Collective Zoo puts on an especially festive edition of its regular Jack N Cake bash Friday night, so put that Santa hat on and head down to the Hard Rock nightspot for free shots of Jack Daniel’s and alcohol-infused cupcake chasers. December 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 men, $10 women.
GBDC: Ugly Sweater Party at Ghostbar Grandma didn’t knit all that ugly for no reason! You can finally get some mileage out of the awful cardigan she sent last winter at GBDC, which will get in the holiday spirit this Saturday to hideous effect. And if she sent a matching beanie and mittens, well, wear those, too. DJs on duty include Mark Stylz and Presto One. December 21, doors at 1 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local men free before 2 p.m., local women free.
RedFoo at XS Everyone in attendance at the Encore nightspot Saturday won’t be “Sorry for Party Rocking,” as the LMFAO co-partier himself returns to XS to DJ another date of his cross-property residency. “Shots” and “Champagne Showers” may be involved—don’t say we didn’t warn you. December 21, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Sami Beigi at Tao This event at the enduring bistro/party palace is the second of a five-night marathon organized by a group of local promoters hailing from the Persian community. And while some of the 14th annual 702 Parties events piggyback on an existing booking by adding a Persian supporting/featured act, the Tao bash gives Iranian pop singer Sami Beigi headliner status. December 22, 10 p.m., $45.
Naughty or Nice Party at Revolver Santa has already checked his list twice—what side did you fall on this year? You might find out at the Santa Fe saloon on Christmas, where a stocking giveaway (five socks with prizes, five with coal) completes the holiday revelry. Did we mention ladies score $1 drinks until 11 p.m.? December 25, doors at 8 p.m., free.