Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
It’s time to get Down and Derby at Rain. Leave the Rollerblades at home and tempt fate as retro roller skates, stairs and booze combine for a night in the improvised round, all to the sounds of DJs SHR3D and OB-one. Some call it a lawsuit-on-wheels-waiting-to-happen but we prefer to call it fun. Rain at the Palms. Doors at 11 p.m., $5 in advance, $10 at the door, downandderby.org. No in-line skates allowed, roller skate rentals $5. Tao also hosts an athletic-inspired Thursday night party this week, the inaugural Tao-Olympics. Roller skating won’t win you any medals at this event but champions will be crowned in a range of service industry-related categories, including “Nightlife Comeback,” “Best Restaurant Personality” and “First Class Spa/Salon.” At the Venetian. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for all locals.
Downtown is the place to be on the first Friday of every month—but Fremont East also gets overcrowded, which makes it nearly impossible to conduct a pub crawl comfortably. With that in mind, make “Final Friday” a new tradition and get a jump on the crowds this week instead. Declare “last the new first” and hit usual downtown suspects—DCR, The Griffin, Beauty Bar and/or the Bunkhouse—before the rush. While the galleries and other Arts District attractions won’t be as much fun, the line outside Beauty Bar won’t likely be as bad, either—and $6 will get you into the Bunkhouse (124 S. 11th St.) to see Black Camaro.
This is the Pussycat Dolls’ last night at Pure, so head down to Caesars Palace and catch the final performance of Robin Antin’s picture purrrfect ensemble. (The burlesque troupe is set to re-open their show at Paris on New Year’s Eve.) Lindsey Lohan hosts, so who knows, maybe LiLo will join the PCD for a number or two, as previous “guest dolls” Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian have done. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for girls, $40 for guys.
Speaking of Kim K, she’s back in town yet again. The middle and most famous Kardashian sister oversaw the “Queen of Hearts Ball” at Lavo last weekend but she returns to Las Vegas once again on Saturday to host a launch party for her new eponymous fragrance at Tao. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, local ladies free.
Close out the weekend with a good party for a good cause and attend Circus Couture at Rain. The event benefits two worthy charities, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases of Las Vegas.
The event features circus-inspired performances, a fashion show and an art auction. After the main event, things move to Ghostbar at 10 p.m., where the carnival atmosphere continues with Brazilian capoeira, hand balancing and dancers. At the Palms. Doors and art action at 7 p.m., circus couture show at 9, $35 in advance, $45 at the door, circuscouture.org.
It may seem like she never left but Holly Madison is back after Peepshow’s mid-winter hiatus. The reality starlet-turned-showgirl returns to the stage in the CHI Showroom on March 1 and will perform a few new numbers as part of the revamped revue. At Planet Hollywood, 9 p.m., $65-$125.
Raise a glass (or two) to P. Moss’ new book, Blue Vegas, as the new author hosts a book-release party at the Double Down Saloon (640 Paradise Road) at 8 p.m. If Ass Juice isn’t your thing, you can still show Moss your support—financially, at least—by sipping on a cold tropical concoction at his other watering hole, Frankie’s Tiki Room (712 W. Charleston Blvd.).
Head to LAX for one of the coziest industry nights in town: The Luxor nightspot hosts a pajama Party on Wednesday where ladies drink free ‘til midnight and $1,000 is given to the partier with the best PJs. Meanwhile, DJ Casanova provides the soundtrack as Dwayne King spins off the radar, in Noir Bar. At Luxor. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, all locals free.