JAVIER ALBA AT LAVO CASINO CLUB If you haven’t experienced the intimate swank that is the new Lavo Casino Club at Palazzo, glide into the new year with fresh atmosphere and longtime Tao Group resident DJ Javier Alba. January 1, 8 p.m., no cover.
BORGORE AT FOXTAIL What a difference a year makes in clubbing at SLS, where Steve Angello was at Life and Robin Thicke performed at Foxtail to ring in 2015. Its larger club is transforming into concert venue Foundry Hall, but the big dance party is still going strong at Foxtail with Israeli dubstepper Borgore. January 1, 10:30 p.m., $40+ men, $30+ women.
LIL JON AT HAKKASAN After capping a rowdy, shot-fueled five-year residency at Wynn, Lil Jon makes his Hakkasan debut to kick off 2016. If you already have plans, he’ll be back for his birthday on January 7. January 1, 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
STEVE ANGELLO AT OMNIA The splashy Caesars megaclub, where he’ll get support from DJ Irie inside Heart Friday night, wasn’t the only new residency for Angello in 2015. He’s also taking over the third Thursday of the month on BBC Radio 1. January 1, 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
CHRIS BROWN, THE WEEKND, A$AP ROCKY AT DRAI’S Every club on the Strip rolls out its all-stars for New Year’s Eve; Drai’s keeps it going all weekend long with live performances from its chart-topping exclusive residents Chris Brown and The Weeknd Friday and Saturday, then adds on the debut of A$AP Rocky for SunDrai’s. January 1-3, 10:30 p.m., prices vary.
PARTY ANIMAL AT GHOSTBAR DAYCLUB Because you couldn’t possibly have had enough bubbles, there’s an open Champagne bar for the ladies from 1-2 p.m. to jump-start this jungle-themed costume party. January 2, 1 p.m., $20+ men, $10+ women.
GALANTIS AT MARQUEE DAYCLUB DOME Winter magically becomes summer as Marquee drops its parka to reveal a skimpy bikini for the dayclub dome weekend parties. Cedric Gervais plays Friday and Grammy-nominated Swedish duo Galantis warms you up on Saturday. January 2, 1 p.m., $32+ men, $23+ women.
TRAVIS BARKER AT HYDE Vegas mainstay Barker’s Give the Drummer Some residency continues at Hyde Bellagio, incorporating the pop-punk star’s live drumming and DJ skills into a unique musical hodgepodge. January 2, 10 p.m., $38+ men, $26+ women.
EC TWINS AT SHARE The Wynn Road gay nightclub caps its big NYE weekend with a Saturday set from Manchester-born twins Marc and Allister Blackham, who played Marquee last week with Firebeatz. January 2, 10 p.m., $38.
DJ KHALED AT TAO The rap DJ and producer’s weirdly hilarious, “so focused” jet-ski adventure Snapchat video—which included lunch at Rick Ross’ place and some inspirational words in the dark—became something of a viral sensation in December. See how Khaled starts 2016 when he takes the decks at Tao. January 2, 10 p.m., $32+ men, $23+ women.
TUESDAY BLEND 5-YEAR CELEBRATION AT HARD ROCK LIVE The Waterhole Kingdom takes its R&B, hip-hop, house, trap and generally groove-infested party to the Strip with DJ Phase and live performances from Hypnotix, High Profile, Meccamee, Culture Shock and many more. January 5, 9 p.m., $20+.
SKRILLEX AT SURRENDER Sonny John Moore celebrated Christmas by releasing a remix of his 2014 track “Stranger” with a video featuring lots of smoke grenades and flaming cars. But he’s got spirit: Proceeds from downloads of the remix from his website benefit children’s charities. January 6, 10:30 p.m., $45+ men, $35+ women.