Roger Sanchez’s RELEASE YOURSELF AT MARQUEE Having completed his 10th summer residency in Ibiza, the New York DJ brings his party to Las Vegas this Friday. Patrons will party to the beats of the Grammy-winning spinmaster in an intimate burlesque boudoir inspired by local showgirls and burlesque films from the 1930s. Don’t forget to look up: The three-story catwalk will showcase costumed dancers and performers. January 7, doors open 10 p.m., $30 and up.
THE GET BACK AT BEAUTY BAR After braving the cold to peruse 2011’s inaugural First Friday festival, warm up with a cocktail or two Downtown. Spinning at the funky soul dance party: resident DJs John Doe, Danny Boy, Phoreyz, Aurajin and 8-bits. January 7, 9 p.m., $5 ladies, $10 men.
AVN AT THE PALMS With CES and AEE in town this week, Sin City will be crawling with the ever-amusing combination of tech geeks and porn stars. You’ll find a whole lot of the latter at the Palms this weekend, when it presents the Oscars of porn, aka the AVN Awards Show at the Pearl, on January 8. Official afterparties and other events hosted by adult-industry stars are planned at each of the resort’s venues. January 7 & 8, all Palms nightclubs, see Club Grid for details.
LA ELECTRO INVASION AT FT. CHEYENNE EVENTS CENTER Get your rave on. New Galaxy presents its first Sounds of the Underground show of 2011 with LA electro artists Bul!m!atron, Joe Dirt, Dstnkt, Disko Junkies and Grimm Groove and local DJs Zaiaku, I Am Vandals, Stuntz and Hostility. January 8, 8 p.m., $15-$20, all-ages.
ADAM LEVINE & JAMES VALENTINE AT HAZE “Sunday Morning” might be a little rough after hitting up Haze on Saturday night, but it’ll sure be worth it. Maroon 5ers Levine and Valentine perform live, with resident DJ David Christian spinning his sensational sounds. January 8, doors open 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH COMMON AT VANITY Join the actor/award-winning hip-hop artist as he hosts and toasts one year of Vanity. DJ Five spins for the special edition of the club’s Sin on Sunday industry night. January 9, doors open 10 p.m., $20 ladies, $40 men.
ONE HOUR, ONE BUCK DRINKS AT PBR ROCK BAR Celebrate 1-11-11 with dollar drinks at the fitting time of 11 p.m. Beers, cocktails, shots—they’re all fair game until midnight. Don’t miss out on this one-derful opportunity to score cheap booze; your next chance could be 10 months away. January 11, 11 p.m., no cover.
EVA SIMONS AT SURRENDER Missed the Dutch recording artist at the Localites Awards at Haze last month? You’re in luck; the mohawked musician returns to the Strip for a performance of her hit song “Take Over Control.” January 12, doors open 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women, locals free.