Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
The weekend gets off to a gnarly start when rapper and Gnarls Barkley frontman Cee-Lo Green celebrates his birthday with a live performance at Haze. At Aria. Doors at 10:30 p.m., men $40, ladies $20. Meanwhile, the lovely ladies of Platinum Models host a birthday party of their own at the Venetian during a May Models birthday celebration at Tao. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, all locals free.
Just three weeks into the 2010 Rogue Friday Night Live concert series, the Hard Rock Hotel’s popular poolside weekend kickoff is going for broke with eclectic hip-hop masters De La Soul. Known for their unpredictable onstage antics, the Grammy Award-winning group recently released a 44-minute track for Nike, meant to accompany you on a nice long run. Here’s hoping they’ll manage more than that one song into their set. Doors at 7 p.m., concert at 9 p.m., $24.50.
Consenting adults drinking potent beverages, wearing fairy wings and little else? Sounds like the Erotic Heritage Museum’s first-ever F Is for Fairy Urban Fairy Ball. The event provides fairy-philes and the people who love them with enough live music, burlesque dancing, a Gothic fairy fashion show, magic, art and drums to please Oberon. 3275 Industrial Road. Doors at 8 p.m., $10 or $8 with the donation of canned goods or condoms, 18+. Alternatively, if you prefer island-inspired fantasy, former Lost actress Rebecca Mader hosts the series finale party at Lavo. Her character, Charlotte Lewis, enjoyed a dual arc consisting of death-by-time-travel and, in the alternate reality, a one-nighter with Sawyer—saucy!—so she is the perfect Sin City hostess. At the Palazzo. Doors open 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, local ladies free.
Following on the heels of last year’s Sunkissed LGBT pool party, Temptation Sundays kicks off at Luxor with a full program of poolside daylife fun hosted by the irrepressible J.Son of nakedboynews.com. Week one brings us a Hawaiian luau with risqué poolside contests, water basketball and resident DJ Axis. 1-7 p.m., $20 cover, $10 for locals military/hotel guests, or e-mail email@example.com for complimentary access until 2 p.m.
Hundreds of women in bikinis, strategically placed around the Planet Hollywood pool—need we say more? Cosmopolitan is coordinating North America’s largest swimsuit photo shoot (spelling out C-O-S-M-O for its August issue) and has recruited Mario Lopez to help (though, let’s face it, he’d probably do it for free). The magazine’s third annual Bikini Bash features Nivea gift bags, hunky “sunscreen ambassadors” and VIP admission to the afterparty at Jet later that night, which is sponsored by Belvedere. Check-in 5-6 p.m., event until 10 p.m., register in advance at cosmopolitan.com/bikinibash. Afterparty at Jet at The Mirage. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.
It’s hip to be square as Lavo celebrates National Nerd Day with one of the most notoriously nerdy guys of all time, Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech from Saved By the Bell. Dress in your chess club best, then party like the cool kids with an hour-long open vodka bar starting at 11 p.m. Later, the nerdiest of the nerds gets true revenge in the form of $1,000 cash. At the Palazzo. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for locals.
DJ Keith Evan moves Taste Wednesdays from Café Soleil to new Nu Sanctuary at Town Square, where tastes in music, food, cocktails and hookah lounging fuse. Guest DJ Oliver Twist joins this week to spin down-tempo, mid-tempo, lounge, dub, Brazilian and deep house in the heart of the Square “meet market.” 9 p.m., no cover.