Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thur. 15

Celebrate one year of mechanical-bull-ridin’, country-inspired fun at Town Square as Cadillac Ranch throws its one-year anniversary party, or head to Treasure Island where the latest Western-themed bar and grill—Gilley’s—opens its doors. Either way, giddyap and ho-down! Cadillac Ranch opens at 11 a.m., no cover. Gilley’s doors at 8 p.m., no cover ’til 10 p.m., after that, ladies and military are free, local guys get in for $10 and non-local guys are subject to $20 cover.

Fri. 16

Try your luck at local love as Caramel hosts a party for city singles who want to mingle. While the Strip isn’t exactly a locals hangout, encourages solo Las Vegans ages 20-40 to c’mon down, have a cocktail or two and see what happens. Who knows, you might meet your soulmate—or some similarly social singles and potential drinking buddies. Or, even better: a new wingman (or wingwoman) to hit the singles circuit with. At Bellagio, 6-8 p.m., no cover, Later, head to Haze as the famed and foul-mouthed F*CK ME I’M FAMOUS DJ David Guetta takes to the tables. At Aria. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $75 per person.

Sat. 17

Check out Andy Rourke of The Smiths as he spins an ’80s-inspired set at GenX Saturdays at Daddy Mac’s. Close to Modern also plays the retro–themed night, which is open to everyone ages 18 and up, meaning many in the crowd might not have been born when “Sheila Take a Bow” shot to the top of the charts. Mind you, that was 23 years ago, so not everyone in the standard 21+ set is old enough to remember the late ’80s. He or she with the highest tab takes home a Rourke-signed bass guitar, while another will be given away in a drink-inspired raffle. 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway (one block north of Sunset Road). Doors at 9 p.m., $10 for 18-20-year-olds; free for those old enough to drink and take advantage of $5 Ambhar Tequila shots and $50 bottles all night long.

Sun. 18

Brace yourself: The city’s ultimate debaucherous pool party, Rehab, is back and TruTV’s reality show crews are, too—so head to the Hard Rock Hotel and get ready to make a splash in more way than one as Wyclef Jean performs. Don’t forget the SPF, but leave your inhibitions at home. Doors at 11 a.m., $50 for guys, $20 for girls, half-price for locals, fully comped cover available for lucky local ladies.

Mon. 19

Contrast Sunday’s mayhem and shoot for a sophisticated Monday at Mandarin Bar as the super-sleek lounge lures locals with drink discounts and prime Strip views. The venue serves up Silver Whistles and a range of high-end beer, wine and cocktails, all discounted by 20 percent for Las Vegas residents—but the stellar scenery is free for everyone to enjoy. At Mandarin Oriental. Doors at 4:30 p.m., no cover.

Tues. 20

Halloween may be months away but that doesn’t mean your naughty nurse or sexy vampire get-up has to wait. Dress for ghoulish success as Blush celebrates the midway mark to All Hallows Eve with a Halfway to Halloween party, where he—or, more likely, she—with the most seductive costume walks away with $5,000. And no need to go door-to-door looking for sweets: the ultra lounge always provides sufficient eye candy. At Wynn. Doors at 9 p.m., $30 for men, free for women.

Wed. 21

Check out the still-somewhat-new midweek party at Ghostbar, which made its debut on the 55th floor last month. Snitch resident DJ, DJ 88, will be in the booth and promises the soundtrack will be straight-up “electro soul classic hip-hop disco dopeness.” At the Palms. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.



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