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Holiday mix: Diplo shows off his skills Friday night at XS.
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Holiday Care Package Drive at Insert Coin(s) The Fremont East hangout’s donation drive culminates Thursday with a blowout bash. Contribute G- and PG-rated video games, toys, books, electronics and pet supplies (for local orgs Shade Tree and Noah’s Animal House) and score two free drink tickets. Help those in need while catching a buzz. Everybody wins! In the booth: DJs Kid Conrad and Brandon BSide. December 20, 10 p.m., free.

Sexiest Mrs. Claus at Haze Moose A Clause is back, once again on the search for Santa’s sexy significant other. Get creative with your costume and you could take home $5K. Merry Christmas, indeed. December 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.

End of the World Party at Rí Rá If the Mayans are right, the world ends Friday. Irish pub Rí Rá has a special “last meal” planned for the occasion, accompanied by $2 End of the World Midnight Wheat brews from Shock Top (beginning at 3 p.m.) and two toasts to survival (one for Ireland at 4:01 p.m., another for Las Vegas just past midnight). Music by NYC-based Hot Cockalorum completes the end-of-days debauchery. December 21, 3 p.m., free entry.

Diplo at XS The Wynn resident has been a busy producer this year: His work on recent releases by Justin Bieber, No Doubt, Usher, Marina and the Diamonds and more earned him a Grammy nom for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Experience his mixing skills live at the Encore club Friday night. December 21, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

The Greatest Holiday Party Ever at GBDC What happens when the Grinch, Santa and Buddy the Elf are in the same room? Find out Saturday when the Palms puts on a holiday-themed edition of Ghostbar Dayclub. Holiday character costumes are encouraged and will likely be rewarded. It is GBDC, after all. December 22, doors at 1 p.m., $20, local ladies free.

Ho, Ho, Hoes at Drink & Drag Even Drink & Drag is celebrating “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with a holiday-themed soiree Saturday night. D&D’s ladies will perform Christmas favorites from RuPaul’s Ho Ho Ho album (yeah, we didn’t know it existed, either), with additional tunes provided by local DJ Mikey Francis. Thirsty? Attendees score 2-for-1 drinks with the venue’s text (“DRAG” to 313131) before 9 p.m. December 22, doors at 6 p.m., $10, no cover before midnight.

The Final Dub Church at Artisan The weekly bass music bash calls it quits at the off-Strip lounge this weekend. Get your shuffle on one last Sunday night to beats by resident DJs Michael Toast and BPSS. DJ JustInKey supplies the sound for Artisan’s afterhours party. December 23, 10 p.m., no cover.

Bagel Ball at Marquee’s Boom Box Room While many celebrate Christmas Eve on Monday, Marquee will host the 18th annual Bagel Ball, which the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada touts as “the largest gathering of Nevada’s Jewish singles.” The Cosmo club partners with David magazine and the JCC to put on the private event, which includes an open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. and access to the entire nightclub on its popular weekly industry night. December 24, doors at 10 p.m., $20 advance, $30 at the door.

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