Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 | midnight
TERMINATE THE TURKEY AT TAO At your dysfunctional family dinner, did Nana down a whole box of wine or did the in-laws chuck sweet potatoes like grenades? An annual escape awaits at Tao as Chet Buchanan and the Morning Zoo host a toy drive with complimentary line pass and open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. for all clubbers who bring a new, unwrapped toy. Couldn’t make it to Walmart? You can help just by showing up. Tao will donate $2 per guest on Turkey Day. Just tell your relatives you have some charity work to do. November 25, doors at 10 p.m., $10 and up.
DOUBLE DOWN SALOON ANNIVERSARY Throw back another shot o’ ass juice; the happiest place on earth is turning 18. At least we think that’s how long the beloved dive bar has been there—we’re not so good at math and already had a few bacon martinis in anticipation. The party features Los Duggans, Shaun Kama & The Kings of the Wild Frontier, The Scoundrels, Pigasus and Cold Blue Rebels. November 26, 10 p.m., free.
WOBBLE GOBBLE 2 AT CHI ULTRALOUNGE Distal and Vaccine headline the Smash! post-Thanksgiving event for a good cause. All proceeds from the bass music party will go to the family of Riley Skougard, a 13-year-old recovering from multiple brain surgeries. Also featuring Josh Swissman, King, 80Dub and MC BPSS. November 26, doors at 10 p.m., 3400 S. Jones.
GOBBLE GOBBLE AT FT. CHEYENNE New Galaxy presents a special edition of Sounds of the Underground to dance off that extra turkey weight. The all-ages party welcomes Wilcox, Titus 1, SuPeR K! and more to the tables. November 27, doors at 8 p.m., $15-$20, 2428 E. Cheyenne Ave.
’80s PROM AT FOUNDATION ROOM Dig out that pink Conair crimping iron and tidy-up your Tom Selleck mustache; it’s time for neon and synthetic fabrics to take over. Relive high school at this retro prom with proceeds from the evening going to Camp Anytown Las Vegas. November 27, doors at 10 p.m., $30.
JWOWW AT STUDIO 54 Fifteen minutes of fame has been extended to 30. Possibly even an hour. The Jersey Shore cast continues to dominate the party scene as Jenni Farley, better know to reality TV fans as JWoww, returns to Vegas to host the night. Insert your favorite GTL or DTF joke here, ’cause we’re running out of them. >November 27, doors at 10 p.m., $20 and up.
AFGHAN RAIDERS at GHOSTBAR The weekly Snitch party invites everyone 21 and older to a special free show as electronic music group Afghan Raiders films a video and records a live EP of new tracks during the party. December 1; show begins at 10 p.m.
AFAN FUNDRAISER AT LAVO In support of World AIDS Day, Eduardo Cordova Presents and Lavo are teaming up to raise money for Aid for AIDS of Nevada. Lavo will donate $2 for every patron attending, and those wearing all red will receive free drinks from 11 p.m. to midnight. December 1, doors at 11 p.m., $10 and up.