Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
It’s that time again: Get ready to get Down and Derby as the monthly roller-skate-infused night of disco-themed fun returns to the Palms. DJs SHR3D and OB One provide the soundtrack, along with special guests Ill Cosby and Yelle. Doors at 9 p.m., $5 if you RSVP in advance via downandderby.org, or $15 at the door, $5 roller skate-rentals, no Rollerblades allowed. A second party at the Palms gets under way as the roller action takes over at Rain—and this one has no roller skates required (or allowed, for that matter). Soundbar moves to Ghostbar as it celebrates its nine-year anniversary. Commemorative T-shirts and CDs will be given out to mark the occasion. Doors at 8 p.m., party starts at 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Worship the sun with the pool goddesses at Tao Beach as the rooftop destination kicks off Good Fridays with Erica Arana and her fellow Raiderettes. Once the sun goes down, Arana will celebrate her birthday at next door, at Lavo, and party at the Palazzo. Tao Beach at the Venetian. From 10 a.m. until sunset, free for ladies and local guys, $20 for out-of-town dudes. Lavo doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Sun yourself with S.K.A.M. Artist as the agency behind turntable heroes including DJs Skribble, Vice, OB One, Five and Reach kicks off its weekend pool party, S.K.A.M. Saturdays, at the Hard Rock Hotel. Lil Jon spins the inaugural set, which gets under way at noon and continues ’til 6 p.m. $20 for non-hotel guests, free for those staying on-site, discounted admission for locals. Later that night, Hugh Hefner’s ex, Bridget Marquardt, hosts a “Halfway to Halloween” costume party at Eve. The party awards $3,000 for the sexiest and scariest costumes, so leave your club wear at home and dress the part. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women, ladies free with local I.D.
See who emerges victorious at the inaugural Las Vegas DJ Awards at The Bank. About 40 DJs duke it out across 12 categories for the title of top turntablist in town, including Best Local Following, Best Female and Sexiest DJ. While there are no cash prizes, winners get trophies and bragging rights for the next 365 or so days. At Bellagio. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, locals free. Vote for your favorites at jackcolton.com/lvdjawards.
Not everyone knows April 26 is National Pretzel Day, but most can appreciate that nothing complements a fresh-baked pretzel like a cold beer. Celebrate the occasion with a festive pairing at Hofbräuhaus, which offers both authentic German pretzels (and Münchner Wurstsalat, Raditeller and Ofenfrische Leberkäs) and five varieties of Hofbräu brews (original, Dunkel, Hefe Weizen, Maibock and Oktoberfestbier) to wash it all down. 4510 Paradise Road at Harmon Avenue, no cover.
Did somebody say “pillow fight?!” Rockabye Blush presents a night of pillow talk at its adults-only pajama party at Wynn. Silk, satin, lace or flannel? That is the question. Meanwhile, resident DJ Mighty Mi provides the lullabies. Doors at 9 p.m., locals free, $30 for all others.
Take a break from the club scene and head downtown to check out Deer Tick, Devil Car and Dylan Control at Beauty Bar (517 E. Fremont St. Doors at 9 p.m., $10 in advance or $12 at the door, 598-1965, ticketmaster.com). Or, if you can’t go one night without an on-Strip club fix, head to Lavo as Vegas Seven style columnist Sean Dunn and his fashionable colleagues from Astor & Black host Looks Can Kill. This week’s installment of Label Junkie also features the city’s top barge act, the ever-dapper Englishman Matt Goss, as its special guest. At the Palazzo. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for locals.