The Weekly at Born and Raised Tavern Calling all natives! Come celebrate this week’s cover story and the fact you were Born and Raised in Sin City with the Las Vegas Weekly staff. Bring your Vegas birth certificate to claim a VIP card and enjoy 10 percent off for life. Still not sold? Complimentary Corzo and Bacardi cocktails, Bud Light and appetizers will be available while supplies last. January 14, 6-8 p.m., free.
D.M.C. at LAX Break out your laceless, price-tagged Adidas: D.M.C. of the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. is hosting a night at LAX nightclub. Think twice before donning those iconic kicks, though … or be prepared to fight for an exception to the dress code. January 15, doors open 10 p.m., $20 ladies, $30 men.
Lil Jon’s Birthday at Surrender Lil Jon returns for his monthly residency to spin a special dance-music set in celebration of his birthday. With his latest album peaking at No. 5 on Billboard’s Rap chart, the future Celebrity Apprentice star will have you partying to his crunk rock all night long. January 15, doors open 10:30 p.m., $30 women, $40 men.
Dirty South at Marquee Australian DJ Dirty South certainly has an impressive resume after this summer. The DJ/remixer/record producer was featured at both Coachella and the Electronic Daisy Carnival in Southern California, and now he’s bringing his beats to the Cosmo, with DJs Tatiana, Darren Miles, Eric D-Lux and Quira also spinning spectacular sounds. January 15, doors open 10 p.m., $30 cover.
Neon Trees at the Bank Fancy yourself a party animal? Then “what are you waiting for?” Alternative rockers Neon Trees are taking over the Bank for a special performance. The band waited 32 weeks for the single “Animal” to make it to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. Now you just have to wait in line to see them perform it live! January 16, doors open 10:30 p.m., $30 women, $40 men, locals free.
Bang! at Moon Lady Tigra, original member of the female hip-hop duo L’Trimm, teams up with DJ Adir Tal for a special performance at the venue’s industry night. The retro comic book-themed party also features an opening set by DJ Reflex. Wanna Bang!? Of course you do. January 18, doors open 11 p.m., $20, locals free.
Glam Rocks at Lavo Get your slamdance on at Lavo’s Tribute to Rock party as DJ Shift spins rock ’n’ roll mash-ups all night long. Also planned are a 107.9 concert ticket raffle, Arcs salon giveaways for the first 50 ladies and an open bar for locals from 11 p.m. to midnight. January 19, doors open 11 p.m., $10 ladies, $20 men.
Teddybears at Bond Direct from Sweden, the Teddybears are bringing their extremely eclectic sounds to the EDM-friendly Cosmo. Yes, they are wearing particularly large bear masks, and no, your drink was not spiked. January 19-22, doors open 10 p.m., set starts at midnight, free.