Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Shake it while you bake it—or just watch the professionals—as Aria’s adults-only pool hosts the Shake & Bake go-go dancing competition. At Liquid. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $10 for women, $20 for men. Later that night, kick off the weekend-long CineKink film festival (see page 87) with a gala at the Erotic Heritage Museum. The evening celebrates all things kinky and benefits the museum that does the same. In addition to the provocative film screenings, trays of aphrodisiacs—wine and chocolate—will be served, and fetish star Carol Queen will be there, too. 3275 Industrial Road. 8:30-11:30 p.m., $25 cover, eroticheritage.org.
Calling all bronzed beauties: Maxim holds an open casting call at Tao Beach and awards the eye-pleasing winner with $5,000 in cash and prizes. The soon-to-be-determined stunner will also be featured in the popular men’s magazine. At the Venetian. From 10 a.m. until sunset, free for ladies and local guys, $20 for men from out of town.
Playboy fans, rejoice: You don’t have to be an extra on The Girls Next Door to get into the 2010 Playmate of the Year party at the Palms. The annual event has opened its doors to the public for the first time, and always attracts a variety of Playmates and playthings. Robin Thicke will perform, yet the highlight of the event is the crowning of the most well-rounded, well-endowed from 2009’s collection of centerfolds. Last year’s winner, Ida Ljungqvist (right), will be there to pass the torch, and Pamela Anderson will be honored in some way, shape or surgically enhanced form. Our suggestion: Lifetime Achievement. At Rain. 8-10 p.m., $39 general admission, $69 seated, 474-4000, ticketmaster.com.
Recover from last night’s party by taking in a distinctly different scene at M Resort. While still technically on the Strip, Daydream is miles from tourist-filled Las Vegas and provides a low-key, locals-friendly pool party alternative. Adding to the fun this year is a new management team (the brains behind Wet Republic, Angel Management Group), and don’t worry if you’re still hurting from the night before: M Resort has an onsite pharmacy for all of your hangover needs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $10 cover, free for local men before 1 p.m., always free for local women.
Head to Town Square and mix it up with laughs and live music at Blue Martini. The popular lounge’s new Monday night event, Live at Blue, features comedy from Pete Giovine (The Jay Leno Show, MTV’s Punk’d, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham) and sounds from the Whispering Giants. 9 p.m., $20 cover, $10 for hospitality industry workers with pay stub or proof of employment.
Since DJ Pauly D had to delay his debut at Skinny Dip at the Palms pool because Jersey Shore filming is taking longer than expected (insert your favorite J-Woww/Snookie joke here), stick to a solid Tuesday night plan of attack and hit Lavo for industry night. DJ Five returns to the booth and locals get in free, regardless of where they work, hang out or cash their unemployment checks. At the Palazzo. Doors at 10 p.m., $20/$10 for guys/girls without local ID.
Pimp your night with Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, a.k.a. Xzibit, as the rapper and host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride takes to LAX for industry appreciation night. DJ Casanova entertains the midweek crowd at Luxor, and DJ Duane King plays for the exclusive set in the back space otherwise known as Noir Bar—if you’re lucky. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, locals free.