Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thur. 3

If Antiques Roadshow taught us anything, it’s that there’s money to be made in nostalgia. Apply that savvy to Less Than Zero ’80s Night at Ghostbar, where the best ’80s prom couple walks away with $1,000. (At the Palms. Doors at 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.) If that leaves you craving more theme-tastic partying, Krave presents its new Back to the ’80s Thursday night event, featuring vintage music videos and movie clips, Seattle’s VJ Niros, plus live electric guitarist Jacob Casad and two full-production drag shows by Desiree St. James and friends. Adjacent to Planet Hollywood, off Harmon Avenue. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $10 cover, locals free.

Fri. 4

Grab your CrackBerry (oh, like we need to tell you) for the launch of Follow Me Fridays at Venus. Tweet “I’m having a @Veuve_Clicquot Summer Kiss drink @VenusPoolClub @PureLasVegas @CaesarsPalace. Join me!” and receive a free Summer Kiss cocktail to enjoy by the pool. (At Caesars Palace. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for ladies.) Later, cozy up to brooding filmmaker types at the Artisan during the 2010 Las Vegas International Film Festival opening night event (1501 W. Sahara Ave. 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m., no cover), or top off a highbrow evening with a well-heeled crew during the Zappos book release party at Jet. At The Mirage. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.

Sat. 5

Celebrate US Weekly’s annual Hot Bodies issue with a poolside soirée at Encore Beach Club hosted by Dancing With the StarsMelissa Rycroft. EBC promises giveaways, but we’re just praying for a Samba encore. (Doors at 11 a.m., $40 for men, $30 for ladies, free for local ladies.) Later that night, head indoors to Surrender, where Vegas Seven’s stepsister publication, the New York Observer, and Jim Kerwin of Kerwin Communications host execs from Mikimoto, Tag Heuer and Chopard who are in town for the Couture 2010 show. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 for men, $30 for ladies, free for local ladies.

Sun. 6

It may be a school night, but the Palms extends an invitation you can’t refuse: 50 Cent at the Pearl. (Doors at 8 p.m., tickets $49-$79.) After the concert, take your pick of post-show parties: Porn star-turned-rapper Dirt Nasty as he takes it to The Bank, or Macy Gray as she celebrates Brittny Gastineau’s new jewelry line, Très Glam, at Lavo. The Bank at Bellagio. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, locals free. Lavo at the Palazzo. Doors at 11 p.m., $20 for men, $10 for women, local ladies free.

Mon. 7

Relax, it’s Monday! If yours doesn’t include a cubicle or punch card, recover from the weekend that was at Relax, the industry-friendly day of R&R at the Hard Rock Hotel pool. (10 a.m.-7 p.m., no cover.) If the feeling’s right, continue with Monday Night Karaoke at Beauty Bar, or live music and comedy during Live at Blue at Blue Martini. Beauty Bar, 517 E. Fremont St. Doors at 10 p.m., no cover. Blue Martini at Town Square. Event from 9 p.m.-midnight, $20 cover, $10 for industry.

Tues. 8

Local dancers go-go head to head for prizes during the inaugural Las Vegas Go-Go Awards at Blush, featuring an open champagne bar for the ladies from 11 p.m.-midnight. (At Wynn. Doors at 9 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies and industry free.) Alternatively, kick it old school at Lavo during a ’90s party hosted by Biz Markie. Sure, his one and only Top 10 hit came out in 1989, but we still say he’s (just) a friend … At the Palazzo. Doors at 11 p.m., $20 for men, $10 for ladies, local ladies free.

Wed. 9

Take it off as Geisha House presents Naked Sushi, a seductive evening of “sexy dining,” drink specials ($1 sake, $3 shots of Crown Royal and $5 Heineken) and DJs Prism, Double Down Charlie Brown and Bof Da Man. (6125 S. Fort Apache Road. Event begins at 10 p.m., no cover.) Afterward, head to Crystals for industry night at Eve, where the King and Queen of the Beach competition awards two of Las Vegas’ sexiest pool people with a three-day all-inclusive cruise. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for ladies, local ladies free.

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Before I dive into the abyss of superficiality that surrounds the 72 hours of madness known as Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, allow me to commemorate here the men and women who have given their lives for our country, and commend those who continue to keep our shores secure. It is important to remember why there’s no work on Monday. Or why the barons of this city’s nightlife import exciting talent. And why Southwest Airlines is booked solid. Though for The Captains of Industry, it simply means our crème loafers are acceptable again, at least until Labor Day.



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