Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
The weekend starts early with the fourth annual Battle of the Brushes at Blush and Rockhouse’s birthday/belated-grand-opening event. The former involves free appies and bubbly (and half-price beer and cocktails) at a beauty-industry mixer/pre-game event at Society Café at Encore from 9:30-11 p.m., followed by a make-up showdown next door at Wynn. (Doors at 9 p.m., $30 cover.) Meanwhile, Rockhouse’s party has been dubbed “The First Annual Anniversary of the Late Grand Opening Party from Last Year,” with free Kettle One cocktails and shots for the ladies from 10 p.m. until midnight. In front of Imperial Palace. Party starts at 9 p.m., $10 for guys, $5 for girls.
Head down to CityCenter and dine, then dance the night away with Jay Sean as he hosts his 27th birthday party at Crystals. The R&B star will have dinner at Beso before heading upstairs to Eve, where the party gets under way. What’s more, the singer will mix a little business with pleasure by performing a few of his hits around 12:30 a.m. Doors at 10, $30 for guys, $20 for girls.
Pick your J and spark up your Saturday night with Jay-Z, John Mayer or Jet. All three are in town, providing three distinctly different options for your Saturday night concert experience: Jay-Z and Young Jeezy play the Pearl at the Palms (8 p.m., $159-$234) before hosting at Tao (At the Venetian. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, local ladies free), Mayer and Michael Franti are at Mandalay Bay
(8 p.m., $60-$90) and Jet is at Caesars, along with Crash Kings and local heroes Imagine Dragons. The show at Caesars is part of the Rock ’n’ Roll Wine series and will allow ticket-holders the opportunity to sample up to 120 varieties of vino—including Rodney Strong, Mollydooker, Hitching Post and Silver Cap—while taking in the show. (Doors at 8, show at 9, $49.50 in advance, $54.50 at the door.) As if that wasn’t enough, a fourth option awaits at MGM Grand, where DJ Skribble and Dave Navarro join forces at Skribble’s new residency at Studio 54, Freak Show. Doors at 10 p.m., $10 for local ladies, $20 for all others.
Go down to the Golden Nugget and smell, swirl and sip to your heart’s content over brunch during the final day of the second annual Spring Wine and Jazz Fest. Sample more than 200 wines from 50 wineries while getting your fill of food, too. (11 a.m.-1 p.m., $100, 385-7111.) Or, if you’ve had your fill of wine for the weekend, sleep in, rest up, then go hard at the Hard Rock Hotel as the Sin Sunday crowd welcomes the workweek the only way they know how: with a party. Doors at 10 p.m., $40 for guys, $20 for girls, free for locals.
Get your week off to a good start by staying out way too late and hitting up Privé during its industry night. DJ Five sets the soundtrack for the night of irresponsibility. At Planet Hollywood. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 guys, $10 girls, all locals and industry free.
Don’t let your supper ruin your buzz; it can give you one at BarMagic of Las Vegas’s traveling Tuesday night speakeasy. Social Mixology visits Herbs & Rye for a night of innovative and intoxicating bites, sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. The theme of this week’s party is edible cocktails, meaning the well-mixed and well-muddled beverages will offer a little more sustenance than usual. 3713 W. Sahara Ave.
11 p.m.-3 a.m., no cover but visit socialmixologyvegas.com for the entry password. Meanwhile, the vodka-Red Bull crowd can get their fill at Pure as Thunderheist headlines the night. At Caesars Palace. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, local ladies free.
Be sure to consult your trusty wardrobe adviser before heading to Lavo, where the “Best Dressed 2010” awards will be doled out in high fashion. Honoring the city’s most stylish movers and shakers, the awards recognize fashionistas in six categories: dames, foodies, headliners, hoteliers, nightlife personalities and socialistas. At the Palazzo. Doors at 11 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, all locals free.