Clinton Sparks at Tao You might know Mr. Sparks as a DJ on Sirius/XM radio and music correspondent for E! News. You can hear the Grammy-nominated producer when he brings his beats to the Venetian venue Friday. January 25, doors at 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.
Big Dog’s Winterfest at the Draft House The local beer bar’s Winterfest includes more than 50 beers from breweries like Green Flash and Lagunitas, along with a number of Big Dog’s own brews. (Don’t miss the new Holier Than Cow, a cask-aged, dry-hopped ale.) Satisfy that hop fix, get your grub on and jam to some live music with the Weekly at the Saturday bash. RSVP at lasvegasweekly.com/bigdogs for five additional tastings on us. January 26, 2 p.m., free entry, beer prices vary.
House of Pain at Haze T-Pain launches his new residency—no, House of Pain will not be joining him—at the Aria nightclub Saturday. Head on down, get “Low” on the dancefloor and have someone “Buy U a Drank.” Or a drink. Whichever you prefer. January 26, doors at 10:30 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.
Madeon at XS The French EDM artist isn’t even old enough to order a cocktail on the Strip, but his beats are beyond his years. He spins at the indoor/outdoor nightspot Saturday after opening for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball at MGM Grand. January 26, doors at 10 p.m., $55 men, $20 women.
Lady Starlight at the Act Lady Gaga’s opening acts sure are capitalizing on their time in Las Vegas. Starlight—a longtime Gaga collaborator—caps off her Saturday with a set at the theatrical Palazzo nightclub, bringing her extensive collection of classic rock and metal vinyl with her. January 26, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Becca Tobin at Hyde You likely know her as McKinley High’s Kitty Wilde on Glee. The mean-girl cheerio celebrates her 27th birthday with a gaggle of Gleeks at the Bellagio nightclub Saturday. In the booth: DJs D-Miles and Five. January 26, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Say What?! Winter Formal Edition at Beauty Bar No need to spike the punch bowl at this winter formal! Indiekrush.com presents another edition of the monthly bash this week, with sets by Queen Caveat, Candy Warpop, Von Kin and Arising Tide, as well as beats by DJs Munkey and Fundando. Enjoy the live art and a body painting exhibition by Anthony Ortega. January 26, doors at 9 p.m., $5 outside, free inside.
De La Soul at Body English The Hard Rock club continues building hip-hop cred with this Sunday night set from New York legends De La Soul. More, please. January 27, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.