Glasgow’s club listings for this holiday weekend brings several big parties to the city.

Chief among them is the Colours and Zoom Easter Weekender: a two-night stand at the Classic Grand featuring some of the biggest names in trance music right now. It begins on Saturday night, when English producer Gareth Emery combines with enigmatic Bristol DJ Standerwick and Manchester’s Craig Connelly. And on Sunday, the enormous Egyptian duo Aly and Fila fly in for a three-hour set in what must be one of the most intimate venues they’ll play for quite some time. Support for that one comes from the dreamily-named French producer Ferry Tayle and local boy Michael Hutcheson.

Before all that though, Colours has an Easter Friday brass bash lined up in the form of Timmy Trumpet’s biggest Scottish show to date. The Syndey producer is riding the crest of a wave right now, so be sure to get down to the Gorbals tomorrow if live trumpet solos juxtaposed with thumping Melbourne bounce beats is your thing.

· Timmy Trumpet, tomorrow, O2 Academy, 9pm – 3am, £24.50

· Gareth Emery, Saturday, Classic Grand, 11pm – 4am, £24.50

· Aly & Fila, Sunday, Classic Grand, 11pm – 4am, £24.50 (combined Saturday & Sunday ticket £34)

Nicole Moudaber

A lot has happened in the two years since she last played at the Sub Club, but one fundamental fact remains the same: it would be a real challenge to find someone cooler than Nicole Moudaber. The Lebanese-Nigerian DJ is one of the underground dance world’s big-hitters: a headline name from here to Berlin who can obliterate big rooms with hard-hitting industrial techno, seduce a small basement with an semi-live set of reflective, chilled out house, or knock out a festival crowd of 40,000 with her sheer wild energy.

She’s also involved with the Lower East Side Girls Club in New York, which helps disadvantaged young women follow a career in music, and is a skier, shooter, boxer, and professional race car driver. In short, she rules. Catch her three-hour set at Return to Mono with Slam tomorrow night, where she’ll be performing alongside old hands Slam.

· Return to Mono with Nicole Moudaber, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £12

Mr Scruff

The veteran Mancunian Andy Carthy wears many hats: he’s an illustrator and tea enthusiast who DJs under the infinitely more twee name Mr Scruff, and he headlines The Admiral’s basement on Easter Sunday. His long, long sets flit between genres with virtuoso skill – soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, disco, breakbeat and pretty much anything else can be expected. This being Melting Pot, he should err more on the side of disco and funk, but don’t rule out an extended rummage around his bulging vinyl crate and its myriad delights.

· Melting Pot with Mr Scruff, Sunday, The Admiral, 10.30pm – 4am, £15

Making Things Happen

“A journey of sound and dancing in an underground warehouse space in the secret heart of Glasgow’s Chinatown.” Has a party ever had a more intriguing strapline? Taking place at the city’s newest venue, the Joytown Grand Electric Theatre (formerly the less exotic Reardon’s snooker hall in Cowcaddens), it features the wavy glitchhop brothers Phibes and their chopped and screwed-up drum and bass, as well as an album launch show from local rapper Ciaran Mac and a Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 DJ set.

· Making Things Happen, Saturday, Joytown Grand Electric Theatre, 9pm – late, £7

BAaD Backyard Launch Party

If you’ve never been to London’s Pop Brixton or Boxpark, you might be wondering how much fun there is to be had larking around inside a maze of old shipping containers. The answer is: lots. These hip spaces are springing up all over the place, loaded with boutique retailers and places to eat and drink. Ever ahead of the curve, Glasgow’s own version opens this weekend in the form of the BAaD Backyard: you can be among the first to experience it if you get along to the launch party on Saturday and Sunday. Rebecca Vasmant and Craig Moog are among the DJs, and there’ll be live bands and art installations as well as locally-sourced street food. If the weather holds out, even better.

· BAaD Backyard Launch Party, Saturday & Sunday, Barras Art and Design, 12pm – 10pm, free