Las Vegas Weekly at Gilley’s The Weekly celebrates the National Finals Rodeo with a bash that’s sure to make all the cowboys yee-haw. Partying patrons can catch the NFR action on TV while they sip on complimentary Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey drinks (while supplies last). Ladies night and locals’ drink specials complete the rodeo ruckus. December 8, 7 p.m.
Candy Land White Party at Tao Clubgoers at the Venetian venue will don their brightest whites Thursday night for a Candy Land-themed installment of its weekly Worship industry party. Bringing the noise is Dutch DJ Hardwell, who recently 24th on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list. December 8, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.
Localites Awards at Haze The online lifestyle and entertainment network presents its annual nightlife and entertainment awards, handing out golden bricks to winners in categories such as hottest go-go dancer, locals’ favorite DJ and socialite of the year. Completing the festive fête: a live performance by dance-music artist Wynter Gordon and sets by DJs Karma and Scotty Boy. December 8, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Jenny McCarthy at Chateau McCarthy solidified her place in pop culture with her hosting gig on MTV’s Singled Out and has been lighting up TV and movies ever since. She hosts at the Paris nightspot Friday night. December 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
XXXMas Party at Crazy Horse III The gentlemen’s club sports its holiday spirit Saturday night, and as the name implies, this isn’t your average Christmas party. Absinthe starlet (and onetime Playboy Playmate hopeful) Angel Porrino hosts, and patrons can take complimentary photos with Crazy Horse’s naughty Santa and his sexy mistresses. December 10, 10 p.m., free entry, $30 men and $20 women for patrons who arrive in a cab.
Club Nikki’s Closing Party If you haven’t checked out the South Beach swagger of Club Nikki, Saturday night is your last chance. The venue is closing its doors to make way for the soon-to-open RPM Nightclub. DJs Los and J-Nice supply the sounds for the club’s final night. December 10, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Sunday Tea at Coconuts Inspired by the renowned tea dances in New York City and Provincetown, gay events guru J.Son presents a winter alternative to his Temptation Sundays pool party series. The 18+ indoor bash begins Sunday afternoon at Town Square’s newest bar and grill, with all 21+ guests receiving a free margarita as they enter. December 11, 2 p.m., guests 21+ free, $5-$10 for guests 18-20.
Chris Crocker at Krave His 2007 “Leave Britney Alone!” video went viral and now boasts more than 42 million views. The YouTube sensation has since become a porn star (even launching an adult-oriented Tumblr) and recently recorded his own album, The First Bite. He brings his unique charisma to the Strip-side gay club’s 18+ bash Sunday night. December 11, doors at 9 p.m., $10, 21+ locals free before 12:30 a.m.