Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Holland may be known for wooden shoes, but Dutch DJ Tiësto is all about the house. The super-hot European DJ plays a second show in Las Vegas in a week with a set at Liquid’s industry season opener. At Aria. Doors at 10 a.m., Tiësto set at 3-6 p.m., $50 cover. As the sun sets on the pool party, the beachy vibe moves north to the Wynn as Blush hosts its third annual Luau. Malibu Rum sponsors the event and provides sunseekers a rare opportunity to ditch their club kicks and high-heels and hit the dance floor in flip-flops instead. Doors at 9 p.m., Malibu hosted bar from 11 p.m.-1 a.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.
Few heartthrobs successfully transcend from TV to music stardom, but Jared Leto did just that. His Party of Five days are long behind him, but his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, is going strong and comes to The Pearl at the Palms, along with Neon Trees. 9 p.m., $30, all ages, 944-3200. After the show, cross the casino floor and keep things going at Rain, where DJ Ruckus fills in for DJ Z-Trip, who is out for a few weeks thanks to a snowboarding injury. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.
Get ready to blow out the candles—a lot of candles—and then do it again: Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner returns to his home away from home, the Palms, to celebrate his 84th birthday, while Tao Group co-owner Jason Strauss continues his birthday celebration with a third consecutive night of partying. Hef’s event gets under way at Playboy Club at 10 p.m. and continues at Moon, while Strauss—who, like Hefner’s girlfriend, is less than half the iconic Playboy’s age—celebrates at Tao. Playboy Club and Moon at the Palms. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls, local ladies free. Tao at the Venetian. Doors at 10 pm., $30 guys, $20 for girls, local ladies free.
They may not be bringing their Sunday night pool party back for a few more weeks (mark your calendars: May 2 will be the official season opener), yet XS is still a great place to send off the weekend. Pop by and enjoy the relatively serene scene and bid the weekend adieu in style. At Encore. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for ladies, free for local ladies.
Cinco de Mayo is a month away, but why not practice for the Mexican holiday at Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place? The south-of-the-border bar and eatery celebrates the start of the workweek with a its weekly locals-friendly party, Muchas Gracias Mondays. The first margarita is on the house for girls with local ID (or business card), and guys get a comp shot of tequila with similar proof of residency. After that, everyone enjoys half-price draft beer and well drinks and other food and drink specials. Ole! 5-11 p.m., no cover.
Moon’s new Tuesday night party, Bang!, started with just that on April 6 as Good Charlotte rocker and Palm resident Benji Madden kicked things off. The event returns for week two with two of our favorite S.K.A.M. Artist DJs (and new nightlife contributors) StoneRokk and Graham Funke. The Captains of Industry guide the party boat for a night of tongue-in-cheek top 40—good times, ahoy! Doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Finding a good midweek party can be tough, yet Wasted Wednesday is never a total waste of time. Head to the Hard Rock Hotel and hang out at Carey Hart’s rock-bar-meets-nighclub as DJ Presto One spins. Doors at 9 p.m., free for locals, $20 for out-of-towners, $40 all-you-can-drink well drinks or beer.