SKAM Takeover at Life Normally you should avoid any nightlife event billed as a takeover, the possible exception being when you’re actually part of said takeover. However, DJ collective SKAM Artist has some of its best electronic beatmeisters booked Friday night, including our own Chris Garcia, Chicagoans and familiar faces Nathan Scott and Tony Arzadon, and LA’s Caroline D’Amore and Sgt. Slick. December 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Sonidero: Posada at Beauty Bar It’s time for another edition of Latin-alternative outfit Sonidero’s Posada party, named after the festive Mexican tradition that simulates Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter just before Jesus’ birth. LA’s Mexican Dubwiser and our own Petra Ice perform live—the latter celebrating the release of latest album Mediodia—along with DJs La Muy Muy from Southern California and Bad Beat and St. JP from Las Vegas. December 19, doors at 10 p.m., free.
Bad Boy Bill at Drai’s The veteran turntablist has been at the forefront of the electronic music industry since the late ’80s, initially spinning as a high schooler during the early days of the Chicago house music scene and eventually co-founding beatport.com, which has more or less become the iTunes of dance music. Find his house-heavy jams at the rooftop Cromwell club Friday night. December 19, doors at 10 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
GBDC: Ugly Sweater Party at Ghostbar Grandma didn’t knit that gaudy pullover last Christmas for it to occupy a gift box all year, did she? Well, Grams likely didn’t envision you wearing it while chugging forties from a brown paper bag or getting smashed with a shotski, so be sure to snap a selfie before riding the elevator to this holiday-themed (and Weekly-sponsored) edition of Palms’ top-of-the-tower debauch-fest. December 20, doors at 1 p.m., $10, ladies free.
Undressed at Liaison Many nightlife venues are staging their equivalent of a Sexy Santa contest this week, and Bally’s gay club Liaison is getting in on the fun, too. However, competing may be a moot point, as Andrew Christian underwear model Pablo Hernandez is also attending, and I’ll wager my Christmas bonus that he’ll be the sexiest anything on Saturday night. So good luck, would-be Santas. December 20, doors at 10 p.m., $20, free for locals.
RVLTN & PLUR Warriors’ Toy Drive at Cloud9 Hookah Lounge Here’s a perfectly good excuse to have some afternoon fun and help those in need. Stop by Cloud9 Hookah Lounge with your toy and clothing (coats are especially welcome) donations so someone less fortunate scores something unexpected this holiday season—and so you might win a prize in the raffle you’re entered into upon donating—grab some grub and groove to some tunes played by local DJs. December 20, 12-6 p.m., free entry.
REVO Sundays: Naughty or Nice? at Revolution The sweater vest with a holiday bow tie, or that black mesh top with studded leather cuffs? Revelers should dress for either of Santa’s lists Sunday night for this yuletide edition of the Mirage club’s weekly LGBT bash, with an open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. (for those on the guest list). Don’t try to fool Santa—he’s checking his list, checking it twice ... December 21, doors at 10 p.m., $20, locals free before midnight; free with guest-list placement (gay.vegas/revosundays).
Bad Milo at Surrender ’Twas the night before Christmas, and everyone was stirring—at least at Surrender. The Encore danceteria’s industry night falls on Christmas Eve this year, and just like the Man in Red, resident DJ Mighty Mi will be on the job until the wee hours of Christmas morning. Just don’t forget to leave the cookies and milk by the fireplace before you leave home. December 24, doors at 10:30 p.m., $35+ men, $25+ women.