This week is rife with Thanksgiving celebrations, so you can stretch Thanksgiving from a single day of indulgence into three days of excess with the assistance of several international superstar DJs. Back after a six-month absence (thanks to the Twilo shutdown) are the original trance kings, Sasha and John Digweed. They are playing an ultra-exclusive gig on Thanksgiving Eve with Jimmy Van M to benefit the Twin Towers Fund. The venue is small and swanky, and the tickets are outrageously expensive ($56), but Sasha and Diggers are giving all proceeds to the charity organization. You can get your tickets via Ticketmaster (extra charge, remember!) or you can feel fancy and go to the D&G store at 434 West Broadway, 966-2868. Wednesday at 10, Cipriani, 110 E 42nd, 414-5276.
On Thanksgiving proper, stuffed clubbers can work off the poundage at the unfortunately named Trancegiving with none other than Paul Oakenfold (also known as the most over-hyped DJ on the planet, but hey, the kids like him). (Or you can skip the turkey and go straight to the gig.) Oakie is playing with another U.K. trance biggie, Seb Fontaine, and openers D: fuse:. Thursday at 10, Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th, 279-7740.
Post-Turkey Day, head to the Be Yourself Thanksgiving Hangover Party and spend the night with the warm and cuddly Danny Tenaglia. The flyer promises that “Danny serves leftovers to all those still standing,” but I don’t know if that means he’ll literally be serving up some food, or if it’s just musical leftovers. But hey, it’s Danny, and his musical leftovers are better than Paul Oakenfold’s main dish. It’s an all-nighter, so it’ll be better than a workout in the gym (like we club people ever actually do that). Friday at midnight, Vinyl, 6 Hubert, 343-1379.