Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
The Spin Doctors kick off the weekend and the Cruzan Campfire Concert Series at the Palms Pool (doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $30) while funnyman Dom Irrera plays a slightly more intimate venue, and brings his comedic stylings to the Playboy Comedy Club. (In the lounge, 9 p.m., $40, $20 for locals.) Another option: Henry Rollins and his Frequent Flyer spoken word tour come to Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel. (8 p.m., $25 floor seating, $30 booths.) If hard-core poetry isn’t in the cards, cross the casino floor for Godskitchen at Vanity, with guest DJ Paul Harris of Dirty Vegas and an open bar from 10:30-11:30 p.m. Doors at 10 p.m., $40 for men, $20 for women, local ladies free.
D is for Ditch Fridays, so fist-pump to the beat as Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D spins a pumped-up set at the Palms Pool. (Noon-7 p.m., $25 cover, local ladies free, out-of-town ladies free before 1 p.m.) Later, dads can “Tie One on the Rack” and trade in their unwanted neckties for a free lap dance at Discreet Gentlemen’s Club. While there, enjoy $3 drink specials courtesy of KOMP 92.3-FM. (4636 Wynn Road, party at 9 p.m., locals and industry free, $30 for non-locals.) Rounding out the night, The Offspring perform at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel (8 p.m., $35.50), and Ghostbar goes Ruskie as a lineup of Russian-American DJs, including Serge Devant and Purple, present From Russia With Love. At the Palms, doors at 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free, as is anyone who says “DJ Purple” at the door.
The Hard Rock’s pool lounge, Skybar, hosts an intimate edition of Rock ’n Roll Wine’s monthly tastings featuring a live performance by the Makepeace Brothers. (7-10 p.m., $40 in advance, $45 at the door.) Or, if you prefer cheesy ’80s metal to wine and cheese, tease your bangs and shred your leggings, then head to Green Valley Ranch as Steel Panther resumes its residency at the Ovation showroom. (Doors at 11 p.m., free.) Over at Tao, “McLovin,” from Superbad (a.k.a. actor Chris Mintz-Plasse) forfeits his fake ID and finally turns 21. At the Venetian, doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women, local ladies free.
The Bank presents its annual “Who’s Your Sugar Daddy” Father’s Day party, where the Sugar Daddy who spends the most money at his table before 2:30 a.m. gets to give $2,500 to the lady of his choice. (At Bellagio, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, free for ladies and all locals.) Meanwhile, legendary DJ Frankie of NYC joins forces with DJ Hollywood and special guest Rob Base for the inaugural Roller Boogie ’70s/’80s roller-skating party at Crown Nightclub. Guess it actually takes three to make a thing go right! At the Rio, doors at 10 p.m., $10 cover.
It’s simple: $2,500 goes to the girl who can best Shake It Like a Salt Shaker at Jet’s during this week’s industry night party. (At The Mirage, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for ladies, locals free until midnight.) If that doesn’t melt your face off, try the Emerging Faces of Metal Tour at Wasted Space, featuring Howitzer, Blinddryve, Lost Point and Anesthesia. At the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m., $10 cover.
Vegas’ only traveling speakeasy, Social Mixology, returns this week and convenes by the pool—but you have to join the club to find out where to go, and what password will get you in (don’t worry, membership is free). Before then, we can tell you that the event features Cuervo Tradicional Silver cocktails and two guest mixologist/bartenders from Miami. (6-9 p.m., socialmixologyvegas.com for details, no cover.) A more mainstream party goes down at Moon as DJ Jazzy Jeff plays Bang! This week’s installment gives away a trip for 12 to party at the Playboy Mansion with Diddy. (Doors at 11 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.) Meanwhile, Lavo welcomes the stars of the NHL past, present and future as retired San Jose Shark Jeremy Roenick and current Washington Capitals All-Star Alexander Ovechkin host a pre-NHL Awards party at the Palazzo. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, locals free.
Jermaine Dupri may not have a residency in Las Vegas, now that Privé closed its doors (or was forced to close its doors) at Planet Hollywood, but the acclaimed DJ and producer returns to the Strip this week to take over for DJ Hollywood and play industry night at Eve. At Crystals, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 for girls, $30 for guys, local ladies and industry free.