Glasgow is one of the places that Skream enjoys coming to most. It is his home from home, his sanctuary, his happy place. The London-based dubstep originator-turned-techno-stalwart knows that he can pitch up on Jamaica Street and blast the Subbie’s more-than-willing patrons with five hours of back-to-back bassy rhythms, electronic house, dubbed out disco, dancehall and funky tech, and they’re going to love it. “The music policy can be anything from funk, to disco, to house or techno,” he says, “generally starting at about 100bpm and ending around 130bpm – but allowing the vibe inside the club and on the dancefloor to take me wherever it desires.” On top of all that, tonight’s show is the last night of the UK titan’s tour, so expect things to be doubly decadent down there.

Tomorrow night, the Sub Club’s annual Let Your Elf Go party is unleashed with a host of residents taking turns behind the decks. Sensu, Angles, The I AM, Pretty Ugly, Pro Vinylist Karim and The Groundskeeper combine to foist any number of genres upon an unsuspecting crowd, with all proceeds going to charities such as the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Glasgow City Mission, Scottish Association Mental Health and Refuweegee. Quite literally anything goes at this one: consider yourself warned.

• Skream, tonight, Sub Club, 11pm – 4am, sold out

• Let Your Elf Go, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 4am, £5 minimum donation

Derrick Carter

No better way to work off all that turkey and Baileys than with a Boxing Day bash, and they don’t come better than the Hillhead Book Club’s annual blowout. This year it’s headlined by Chicago’s legendary Derrick Carter, one of the best underground house DJs ever to have walked the earth. He smashed it on this exact same date two years ago, and this time with the outstanding – and outstandingly popular – Rebecca Vasmant in support, it looks like lightning is set to strike twice. Over in the City Centre, Optimo team up with The I Am for a supreme resident’s night at the Subbie. “Playing Boxing night is an Optimo tradition that dates back to the Paleozoic Era,” said the veteran local duo. “This year [it] falls on a Tuesday so rather than steam in there and boot our friends from I AM into the icy darkness we have decided to do the night together and have a yuletide sound clash to end all yuletides.” Bit of a bummer that we have to end the festive tradition here, but it’ll be a small price to pay to see these two teaming up, I suppose.

• Electric Frog presents Derrick Carter Boxing Day Special, Tuesday, Hillhead Book Club, 8pm – 1am, £22.50

• Optimo x I AM, Tuesday, Sub Club, 11pm – 4am, £10

Helena Hauff

Hamburg’s Golden Pudel is a weird wee club down by the river Elbe that can only be described as being like a large Alpine lodge with a tantalisingly good terrace. I spent a warm Friday night there in September this year, being serenaded by whichever incredible local DJ was on, listening to the regulars chatting away in German and revelling in the fact that the club stayed open past 3am: a revelation when you’re from Glasgow. The club is also where Helena Hauff cut her teeth as a DJ, running her Birds and Other Instruments night. She flits between acid techno, Chicago house and electro, and has been known to bring a razor-sharp Teutonic intensity to her sets. She plays the Sub Club on Wednesday, rounding off an absolutely manic week while celebrating local party crew Bigfoot’s ninth birthday.

• Bigfoot’s 9th with Helena Hauff, Wednesday, Sub Club, 11pm – 4am, £12

Craig Charles

One of my personal highlights of this year’s 6 Music Festival, which took over the city back in March, was seeing Craig Charles take a half-full room in the middle of the afternoon and turn it into 4am at Studio 54 within minutes. His travelling revue returns to the ABC on Wednesday for another journey through the deep, deep waters of funk and soul, and no doubt it’s going to be a right laugh. A must-see.

• Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club, Wednesday, O2 ABC, 9pm – 3am, £17.50