White Label Thursday at Sayers Club Fatigued with the button-pressing and auto-syncing that has devolved the formerly respected craft of DJing? SLS’ intimate lounge may have the cure for what ails you: A weekly, open-format, vinyl-only night where musical curators can exhibit their scratching and mixing skills, play two-by-two, even choose between analog machinery and digital technology to link the turntablism styles of then and now. DJ Spair serves as resident and programmer, and his first guest waxflipper is none other than Blend co-owner/instructor Presto One. March 5, doors at 10:30 p.m., free.
Jesse Saunders’ First Fridays Vegas Birthday Bash at Bar + Bistro Though he now resides in LA, the Chicago house pioneer has nonetheless left a legacy as a former Las Vegas resident. For his birthday, Saunders returns to Vegas—and the First Friday house-music afterparty he began five years ago and has since turned over to DJ Harry A (who opens this special edition). Come toast—and groove along to—the honorary Las Vegan in person. March 6, 9 p.m., free.
Guy Gerber and Pete Tong at Life The respected Israeli house/techno/classic-progressive producer/DJ missed a December date at Life, but he’s making it up by joining Pete Tong’s first All Gone Las Vegas event of 2015. Bonus: Gerber will play a later set with its own $10 cover if you’re passing on peak time. March 6, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women, $10+ after 1 a.m.
Zero Point: Meow The eclectic, metaphysical underground event moves from the desert hills to an urban warehouse (to be disclosed on the day) for this feline-themed edition, headlined by Costa Rica-to-Portland house DJ Mario Maroto and supported by LA breaks/DNB producer Moses Bass and locals such as Audiovana, Vixen and Bad Beat. Visit ourzeropoint.com for location and additional info. March 7, doors at 8 p.m., $20.
Julian Jordan at Marquee Dayclub Vegas doesn’t wait for some silly little solstice to say it’s summer. Kick off pool season before spring even arrives at Marquee’s daytime debauch-fest with beats courtesy of headliner Julian Jordan and DJ Lema. March 7, doors at 11 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Dani Arranka at Revolution Lounge Weekly LGBT promo RevoSundays features a live performance from the fabulously androgynous, dancey-pop singer-songwriter Arranka, who is set to debut her new tracks “Prima Donna” and “Move” at the Mirage danceteria Sunday night. DJ Que supplies the additional tunes. March 8, doors at 10 p.m., $20, locals free before midnight.
Nickel Beer Night with Hospital Records at Beauty Bar The brass behind the enduring, NSFW-named Tuesday promo likes to vary the entertainment options, and this week’s lineup appeals to the Valley’s drum ’n’ bass heads, with London-based Hospital Records’ producer/DJs Etherwood, Nu:Tone and Metrik and locals Beast Fremont and BIZ:E! & MNSTR! March 10, doors at 9 p.m., $12.
Bootie Vegas: ’80S Mashup Night at Gold Spike Dust off your checkerboard Vans and bust out the Aqua Net! DJs Adrian and Mysterious D started this mashup party in San Francisco in 2003, and Wednesday night the promo rides “a radical wave of bitchin’ nostalgia” to the Downtown drinkery for the first 702 edition of the Bay Area bash. Bonus: The first 100 in line score free mashup CDs. March 11, 9 p.m., free entry.