Hot Spots: Dada Life at Hakkasan, Thomas Gold at Life and more

Real gentlemen: The beat-loving Swedes should be co-presidents of … Bananabubblia.

First Anniversary Weekend at Drai's Happy first birthday to Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, the rooftop venue that has certainly given us plenty of reasons to visit the Cromwell. Among the many events lined up for an extended weekend are Dannic with Jack Novak during the day and hip-hop star Swizz Beats’ DJ set at night on Friday, a concert from The Weeknd Saturday night and another live performance for Sundrai’s with Clipse rhymer Pusha T. June 12-14, times & prices vary.

Nicole of Nina Sky at Insert Coin(s) R&Bish dance duo Nina Sky rolls through Rehab at the Hard Rock next month, but catch half of the upbeat act Downtown this weekend when Nicole Albino takes over Game Over Fridays. Support, of course, will be provided by the queen, DJ88. June 12, 8 p.m., $10, $5 locals.

Thomas Gold at Life Berlin tech-house DJ, Fatboy Slim and Dirty South collaborator and Adele remixer Thomas Gold, whose melodic sound has moved him around virtually every big dance-music festival in the world, warms up for another big gig—EDC Vegas—with a Friday night set at SLS. June 12, 10:30 p.m., $20+ women, $30+ men.

Scooter and Lavelle at Liquid Who would have predicted a couple of resident DJs at a San Diego underground club would form a partnership spanning more than 15 years? The Scooter and Lavelle dance party returns to the casually perfect environs of Liquid Pool Lounge Saturday, and the dynamic duo sticks on the Strip for a Sunday night gig at the Bank, too. June 13, 11 a.m., $20+ women, $40+ men.

The Original Wailers at Foxtail Pool Club Surprise! SLS is also bringing a Summer Live Music Series to a Strip pool club. Grammy-nominated reggae crew The Original Wailers, led by singer/guitarist Al Anderson, brings the vibes. June 13, 7 p.m., $15+.

Off the Wall Graffiti Disco at Beauty Bar Can’t get enough of last week’s cover venue Beauty Bar? Neither can we. Head back to Fremont East to catch a b-boy cypher for cash and tons of music from DJs Edoc, Daze, Dielekt, Bzbeats, Cristyle and Johnny Fever. June 13, 9 p.m., free.

Dada Life at Hakkasan Last week Dada Life dropped a new single (“One Last Night on Earth”), unleashed a documentary on YouTube and announced the lineup (12th Planet, 3LAU, Andybody and more) for its Insomniac team-up the Voyage in San Bernardino, California, next month. But first, the crazy Swedes return to Hakkasan, complemented by Jesse Marco in the Ling Ling Club. June 13, 10:30 p.m., $20+ women, $30+ men.

Zedd at XS.

Zedd at Encore Beach Club Whether or not Zedd’s relationship with Selena Gomez is a publicity stunt, the Russian-German artist is quickly becoming one of the big bottle-sellers on the Strip, so there’s that. Still flying high on the recent release of True Colors, Zedd is back for prime-time pool season at EBC. June 14, 11 a.m., $30+ women, $40+ men.

Cymatic Sessions with Danny Krivit at Downtown Cocktail Room As a kid in Greenwich Village, Danny Krivit mingled with Chet Baker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Charles Mingus at his dad’s club, the Ninth Circle. Krivit started DJing in 1971 and was an opening resident at the Roxy in ’79, where Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa cut it up. So when a veteran New Yorker like Krivit rolls through little ol’ DCR, maybe let’s pay attention. With Roy Evans, DJ Disconect. June 16, 9 p.m., $20.

Baauer & A-Trak at Light Excited for the intrigue of back-to-back DJ teamups coming at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival? Get a taste at Light Wednesday night when “Harlem Shake” conspirator Baauer joins forces with Kanye buddy and Fool’s Gold Records maker A-Trak. June 17, 10:30 p.m., $20+ women, $30+ men.

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