Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Although she may be known for sweetly singing supporting vocals in “Ghetto Superstar” and vamping it up alongside the likes of Pink and Christina Aguilera in the “Lady Marmalade” video, Mya’s next album is said to serve electro-dance, on the rocks. She recently recorded the song “Love Is the Answer” with DJ Cedric Gervais, and tonight the songstress comes to the Strip’s home of house, Haze, for a special three-song performance. At Aria, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women.
The 944 weekend takeover of Wynn and Encore in honor of the magazine’s fifth anniversary begins at 9 p.m. with a bash at Blush featuring DJ Jace One (RSVP and complete itinerary at 944.com). There are three more options to get your weekend started. Los Lonely Boys are at the Hard Rock Hotel to give a poolside concert as part of the Friday Night Live series (doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $25), and Beauty Bar hosts a handsome collection of bands as the Las Vegas Shakedown Rock & Roll Weekend gets under way (517 E. Fremont St., doors at 7 p.m., $20). And don’t miss Lavo’s two-year anniversary party, with DJ Vice, DJ Eye and a host of celebs. In the Palazzo, doors at 10 p.m., locals free.
A little black dress is every girl’s secret weapon, and tonight the guns are blazin’ as Blue Martini hosts its annual Little Black Dress Party. Ladies who wear them receive a free Ultimat vodka cocktail. Meanwhile, prizes valued at more than $2,000 are up for grabs. The event supports Kaleidoscope Family Solutions’ equine therapy program. (Ladies free, $10 for men after 11:30 p.m., doors at 4 p.m.) Also tonight, Jenny McCarthy hosts the fourth annual Midsummer Night’s Dream party at the Palms. The poolside event adopts a “Gods and Goddesses” theme this year, so grab your toga—or body paint, if you dare—and check your inhibitions at the door. Tickets are priced from $140, including an open bar from 9-11 p.m., and good lookin’ ladies can RSVP for a chance to win their way in. (Doors at 9 p.m., n9negroup.com/mnd to RSVP.) Another option: DJ Politik plays Pure at Caesars Palace. Doors at 10 p.m., $40 for men, $30 for women.
Sunday is pool day, so spend this one high atop the Venetian, as Tao Beach welcomes Manufactured Superstars for a sun-drenched set. (Doors at 10 a.m., $20 for out-of-town men, free for everyone else.) Afterward, towel off and get ready to laugh as former Full House actor and America’s Funniest Home Videos host Bob Saget performs a second night of stand-up at the Orleans. 8 p.m., $44-$71.50.
The king is back! No, not Elvis—B.B. King. The living legend takes to the stage at his namesake blues club at The Mirage tonight and tomorrow, making good on a pair of previously planned (but subsequently postponed) performances. Openers the Grant Garland Trio get things started with two dinnertime shows, at 6 and 8 p.m., and King goes on at 9:30 p.m. $75-$125.
The world’s flashiest bartenders show off as Rock & Rita’s at Circus Circus hosts the finale of the Nations flair bartending competition. (9 p.m., no cover.) Also, Blush hosts a fashion-conscious crowd as label Frankie B throws a PROJECT party featuring a set by DJ Steve Aoki. (At the Wynn, doors at 9 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.) Another PROJECT party goes down at Eve, where Billionaire Mafia clothing presents rappers Rick Ross, Birdman and BG. In Crystals, doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women.
MAGIC festivities continue with an extra-fashionable edition of Snitch at Ghostbar featuring regulars DJ88 and Dave Fogg, plus guest DJs Jrocc from L.A. and Stretch Armstrong from NYC. (At the Palms, doors at 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.) Another option: The Jabbawockeez headline at Haze. Although the all-male dance troupe’s demo will be shorter than its full-length performance, cover is about half the price of the usual show ticket. (At Aria, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 for men, $20 for women.) Or, if you are more classic rock than hip-hop, head to Caesars Palace, as iconic Bob Dylan and John Mellencamp play the Colosseum. Two legends for the price of one! 7 p.m., tickets from $59.50, all ages.