Learn to DJ at Enterprise Library With producer/jocks such as Martin Garrix and Danny Avila hitting the nightlife lottery before being allowed to play the actual lottery, it’s never too early to learn the DJ craft. What’s most interesting about the Clark County Library District’s new twice-weekly class for would-be record slangers is that it appears pupils can, in fact, slang records, as promotional materials mention turntables and the instruction of “scratching and mixing”—the latter a skill missing from far too many adult DJs. Thursdays & Tuesdays, 3 p.m., free (ages 11-17).
Porter Robinson at Marquee Speaking of DJ prodigies who blossomed before adulthood: Porter Robinson is returning to play Las Vegas, but he’s no longer throwing down at the Wynn party palaces. The 21-year-old electro-house whiz from North Carolina marks his new Marquee residency debut on Friday. February 21, doors at 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
12th Planet’s Smog City Tour at Hard Rock Live The LA bass music figurehead and Smog Records proprietor has quite a bill on offer for Saturday’s rumble in the wubble. It’ll be more like Smog City meets Sin City, with five West Coast dubstep-plus producer/DJs and six Vegas womp-rats helping generate mega-powered soundwaves that could break up your dad’s kidney stones. February 22, doors at 8 p.m., $25.
Red Dress: Red Light District Rumba at World Market Center The Sin Sity Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence bring their annual fundraiser to Downtown again, this time with a naughty red light district theme. Both men and women are required to wear red dresses, and encouraged to get creative with their costuming—contests for the sexiest, most outrageous and best group/couple costumes (among others) complete the philanthropic fête benefitting the Sisters AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which has raised more than $400,000 over the past seven years to provide aid to locals living with HIV. February 22, 8 p.m. (VIP), 10 p.m. (main event), $50 (VIP), $30 (main event).
After with Max Graham at Tommy Wind Theater It’s been awhile since Graham—known more for prime-time progressive trance than pre-sunrise house and techno—visited Las Vegas, but the buzz following After’s fake/not-fake DJ “rules” lured him back to our fair city. This time, he’s going deep with one of his rare tech-house sets, giving us neon nightlifers something special. February 22, doors at 2 a.m., $20, $10 locals.
Mystery Monday at Velveteen Rabbit The Arts District drinkery has got some nerve to toy with us on the worst day of the week. Not only is it withholding even a hint of what “really good surprise” we might receive—apparently the first 80 bodies score gifts, their quality resting somewhere between a Cracker Jack prize and Oprah’s Favorite Things—but it’s needling us to RSVP on Facebook and arrive by 8 p.m. sharp. February 24, doors at 7 p.m., RSVP at tinyurl.com/mysterymonday.
Lost Angels two-Year Anniversary at Hyde Bellagio’s lakeside party spot commemorates the two-year anniversary of the mid-Strip, mid-week industry bash inspired by the “music, culture and energy” of LA nightlife. Raise a glass to its goodness Tuesday night while enjoying the sounds of DJ Konflikt. February 25, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Don Diablo at Light From Dragonette to Kelis and Alex Clare, the Dutch DJ has worked with some big names in the industry. Check out his electrobopsteppunkfunk&roll (his name, not ours) beats at Mandalay Bay’s EDM emporium during its weekly Blow Out Wednesdays party. February 26, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.