Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
The men of My Boys come to town, as funnymen Jamie Kaler and Mike Bunin use their comedic prowess to impress and entertain during their first of three nights at Playboy Comedy at the Palms. (9 p.m., $40.) Meanwhile, another comedy duo—Geoff Keith and K-VON—get their three-day laugh-on under way at L.A. Comedy Club in Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel. (8 p.m., $29.) Back on the Strip, the go-to Thursday night party goes down at Tao as Worship Thursdays takes over the Venetian hot spot—and for once, there’s no celebrity host (or celebrity host’s entourage) taking up the prime table space. (Doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, all locals free.) And before that, Caramel blends art and art-inspired cocktails at Expose, which features original works by Jessica Galindo. At Bellagio, doors at 7 p.m., no cover.
Aussie rockers Wolfmother sound nothing like Australian headliners Human Nature, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Check out the rock ’n’ rollers from Down Under as they play by the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel (along with special guests J. Roddy Walston and The Business) as part of the Friday Night Live concert series. Vegas Seven sister company Spy On Vegas presents the show, along with an open bar starting at 6 p.m. RSVP for free admission at spyonvegas.com.
DJ R.O.B. is a walking, talking institution in the Las Vegas nightlife community, but that doesn’t mean the talented turntablist is totally old-school. The pioneer embraces modern technology, and tonight he hosts his second Summer Facebook Party at the Copa Room. Still, don’t let the cyber-talk fool you (or your online avatar); this is a real party for real people. R.O.B. treats the new media crowd to old-school beats, along with some new joints, and someone will go home with a new iPad. (7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South, behind the Bootlegger Bistro, doors at 10 p.m., RSVP via Facebook for free entry before midnight.) Or, if you prefer modern rap and hip-hop, head to Caesars Palace, where Chingy and Mims perform at Pure. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women.
After a brief hiatus, Kaskade returns to his eponymous party at Encore Beach Club. (Doors at 11 a.m., $40 for women, $50 for men, local ladies free.) LGBT party guru Eduardo Cordova brings West Hollywood’s The Abbey—Best Gay Bar in the World, if you ask MTV—to Vdara’s pool, featuring DJ Derek Monteiro. (Noon-6 p.m.,$20 out-of-towners, $10 locals). The hairspray will fly as Ghostbar hosts a “Candy Shop” edition of Hair Wars with DJ Mikey Swift. (At the Palms, doors at 9 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.) Or trade hot irons for the hot guitars of Hot Hot Heat performing live at Wasted Space. At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors at 9 p.m., $15.
The self-proclaimed “Mayor of Miami,” DJ Irie, joins DJ Hollywood in the booth at Jet. The ad warns the event is rated “E” for epic, so we’re in. As if that wasn’t enough, local dance troupe Super Cr3w will be there as well as Meister. At The Mirage, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, locals and industry free.
Tuesdays at the Palms always go out with a Bang! This week, Moon welcomes Tankfarm to its popular and industry-friendly party. (Doors at 11 p.m., $30 cover, locals and industry free.) Also tonight, Vanilla Ice heats things up with a little ’90s revival at Pure. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women, all locals free.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the last time anyone heard from DJ AM, a.k.a. the late Adam Goldstein. The occasion will be marked with melancholy across the city, from the places he used to play to the people who knew him best. The Las Vegas Nightlife Group remembers AM tonight at Surrender with a celebration of his life. His mentor, Jazzy Jeff, will be playing. Proceeds support his memorial fund and Phoenix House, which supports drug rehab and recovery programs. At Wynn, doors at 10 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.