Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Spend 3/11 with 311 as the rap-ska-punk rockers bring their annual party to Las Vegas. This is the ultimate show for diehard fans and it’s expected to last about five hours. At Mandalay Bay Events Center. $59.50-$64.50, 7 p.m.
March 11 is also the night of the first-ever Sonic Royalty party at Ghostbar, a new weekly event with different entertainment every month. Glitch Mob gets things going as the first band to hold court on the 55th floor. At the Palms. Doors at 9 p.m., locals ladies free, $10 for all others.
Melrose Place star Katie Cassidy is cashing in at The Bank—for charity. The Light Group wrote a big fat check for $15,000 and the actress is accepting it on behalf of underprivileged and education-deprived children in Malawi. Instead of Cassidy’s bottle service, all of the money will be used to build a library in the southeastern African nation. At Bellagio. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls.
Sleep in because it’s going to be another late night at Tao. DJ Erick Morillo takes to the booth for yet another epic set. At the Venetian. Doors at 10 p.m., $50 for guys, $30 for girls, local ladies free. Meanwhile, Common is at Haze, hosting and performing at a very different but very fun party—and who knows, maybe he’ll bring his buff +1—tennis pro Serena Williams—with him. At Aria. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 for guys, $20 for girls. Another option: Everlast will be at Mandalay Bay for a daylong by the pool at Moorea Beach and they’re bringing B-Real of Cypress Hill with them. The event will feature an optional unlimited beer garden with more than 20 beers. Beach opens at 9 a.m., beer garden at noon, show at 8 p.m., $40 for concert only, $40-$60 for beer garden only, $100 for all-access beer, beach and concert pass.
It’s been a long winter but it’s finally time to bust out that bikini or show off your six-pack: Pool season has arrived. Wet Republic opens on March 12, but since Sunday is “pool day” in Las Vegas, spare yourself the opening-day chaos and embrace the biggest trend in nightlife—daylife—without having to call in sick for work. At MGM Grand.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., $40 for guys, $20 for girls.
The Neon Reverb music festival has come to a close but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop, so keep things going at Beauty Bar. While Dirty Shame Karaoke is not your momma’s karaoke, Beauty Bar is not your momma’s beauty salon, either—so make sure she stays home. 517 E. Fremont St., doors at 10 p.m., free.
Get into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit a little
early and hit up one of the longest Guinness-soaked Tuesday-night traditions in town. Grab your smartest friends and put all those useless facts you’ve been accumulating to work at McMullan’s weekly trivia night, which has been going strong since 2003. Winners get a $100 bar tab; losers get to pay for the next round. 4650 W. Tropicana Ave., trivia at 8 p.m., free.
There is no shortage of Irish-themed parties (see page 56) but Lavo’s weekly Label Junkie party is going green this week, mixing models with Leprechauns. At the Palazzo. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, locals free. Still, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without a pint or two of Guinness, so why not grab a cold one (or seven) at Todd English P.U.B. at Crystals? You won’t have to worry about calling a cab (or worse yet, losing your buzz) afterward, since you can quickly and easily keep the party going at Eve. It will take you all of 10 seconds to swagger (or stagger) across the way, and the club’s industry night is always solid. While, no, they don’t have Guinness at Eve, they do have the next best thing to leprechauns: Jeff Beacher’s Oompa Loompas. Doors at 10:30 p.m., free for all industry and locals, $20 for girls
and $30 for guys without local I.D.