Hot Spots: Tao-A-Go-Go, Skrillex and more
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 (5:46 p.m.)
Charles Sykes, AP
Funktion at Harmon Theater Frequency and Insomniac’s Bassrush present another edition of the monthly dubstep/drum and bass bash. Catch beats by Friction + Armanni Reign, AC Slater, Icicle, J Rabbit, Noah D, Crime and Wambat at this 18+ electronic dance music event. February 2, 10 p.m., $20.
Tao-A-Go-Go at Tao You’ll find some serious booty-shaking at the Venetian nightspot this Thursday, as go-gos dance for $10K ($5K for the runner-up) under the watchful eye of two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Cheryl Burke. DJ Five supplies the sound for this special edition of the club’s Worship industry night party. February 2, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
The Wanted at Krave The British and Irish boy band recently embarked on its first U.S. tour. Vegas isn’t one of the stops, but The Wanted performs Friday at the Strip-side gay club anyway. DJs Silence and J Diesel spin for this 18+ edition of Krave’s Friday night F%@k You I’m Fabulous fête. February 3, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20, locals free before 12:30 a.m.
The Cheer Bowl at The Bank The Big Game is Sunday, but the Bank is celebrating the end of football fever all weekend. Professional cheerleaders from across the country host at the Bellagio nightclub and perform a “halftime” show Saturday night. Resident DJ Karma spins for the pigskin-inspired party. February 4, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30.
Headrush/Forgiven After-party at RPM If this weekend’s UFC fight has you pumped, consider RPM on Friday night. Local BMX rider and host of MTV’s The Challenge TJ Lavin hosts with repeat Challenge competitor CT Tamburello and UFC Octagon Girl Chandella Powell. Also joining them: a flock of UFC fighters and Joel and Benji Madden. The Good Charlotte twins will spin a special DJ set. February 4, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
Skrillex at XS The Encore nightspot celebrates its third anniversary with a set by the Grammy-nominated DJ wunderkind. Three might not sound like a lot, but remember that nightclubs age in dog years—help XS toast to another three or more at its IN industry night party. February 6, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
Jack N Cake at Ghostbar The top-of-the-Palms venue presents yet another sinfully sweet edition of its Wednesday Snitch industry night bash. The Cupcakery supplies mini cupcakes for the event’s signature shot—drop the Diet Coke and chase your Jack with a delicious treat instead! In the booth: DJs Midnight Affair and M!KEATTACK. February 8, 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.
Soles4Souls at LAX Party for a cause Wednesday when LAX partners with local boutiques and Soles4Souls, an organization that collects shoes for those in need all around the globe. The club will donate $1 (which equals one pair of shoes) for every person who passes the velvet rope. February 8, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.