Breaking in new venues is something you should expect by now from Mike Uriarte, CEO of Collective Zoo (formerly Momentus Entertainment). Last fall, the electronic music outfit brought SoundYard to Place on 7th. To kick off the company’s new image in the New Year, the Zoo will collaborate with MNTRA (of Techno Taco Tuesday fame) and Funkhaus with Zoology (nightout.com/events/zoology-las-vegas), three Fridays of beats at the Downtown Events Center, all of which are 18 to enter and 21 to drink.
Zoology launches at 8 p.m. January 6 with Billy Kenny and Bixel Boys. The talent on January 13 consists of everyone from Ekali to Sleepy Tom, and on the 20th, expect to see Dirtybird’s Will Clarke and Shiba San, who has come into his own after releasing “Okay,” arguably one of the best songs of summer 2014. Tickets are $20 plus fees but if you’re overcome with anxiety about which night to choose, a $30 season pass will grant you admission to all three nights.
Under the 20,000-square-foot tent, guests 21 and over can also purchase an all-night, all-you-can-drink wristband for $30, but only from 8-9 p.m.—a compelling reason to get there early.