Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Make your Thursday night fun—and funny—by joining Mad TV alum Arden Myrin as she takes the Playboy Comedy stage at the Palms. (She has also appeared on Reno 911, Just Shoot Me and Gilmore Girls.) Comedians Cort McCown and Paul Hughes host. (9 p.m. Thu and Fri, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat, $40.) More laughs can be had at the Tropicana, where Tom McTigue and Kathleen Dunbar perform at the Brad Garrett Comedy Club. (8 p.m., plus a 10 p.m. show Fri and Sat, $39-$59.) Alternatively, you can head to Haze, where everyone’s favorite frat boy, Asher Roth, starts the weekend early with DJs Karma and David Christian. At Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women, local ladies free.
When his Aug. 25 set in tribute to DJ AM was cut short at Surrender, DJ Jazzy Jeff Tweeted, “Can u say … The Right Party at the Wrong Place?” Perhaps. On that note, Philly’s first DJ son returns to Rain at the Palms, where the one and only DJ Dave Fogg will do the opening set. (Doors 11 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.) Over at The Mirage, Revolution hosts REBELution, a back-to-school night that offers UNLV students free admission and bottle service that won’t require a student loan. Oh, and did we mention the sexy schoolgirl uniform contest? Yeah, there’s that, too. (Doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.) Finally, it’s Champagne wishes—in the form of an open Champagne bar from 11 p.m.-midnight—and cake-filled dreams as Blush toasts the birthday of Robin Leach. At Wynn, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover.
It will be a birthday cake to remember: TLC comes to Eve to film an episode of Fabulous Cakes as the club’s assistant director of VIP services, Christine Tanaka, celebrates her birthday in a very over-the-top fashion. This will be an “Only in Dreams” extravaganza, complete with whimsical and fantastical costumes. You’re invited to dress up, enjoy some cake and, who knows, maybe you’ll see yourself on TLC this fall! (In Crystals at CityCenter, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.) Meanwhile, VH1’s cameras will be rolling at The Bank as perennial party boy and ladies man Mario Lopez bids farewell to the single life. Saved by the Bell’s Slater has a baby on the way, and tonight’s bachelor party is one of his last hurrahs. At Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 cover.
We hear that it’s Chocolate Milkshake Day, so we’re heading to BLT Burger and ordering one of its killer, adults-only, very boozey milkshakes to honor this alleged holiday. We recommend the Night Rider—Kahlúa, chocolate liqueur, Oreo cookies and chocolate ice cream. (At The Mirage, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., shakes from $11.) Afterward, head to the Palms and dance off those calories to the sounds of DJ Relapse, who spins at Ghostbar. Doors 10 p.m., cover $25, locals free.
Today the Palms Pool rents its cabanas for just $100 and will give the proceeds to local burn victim Jorge Hernandez, who spent more than a year in the hospital—without insurance. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.; call 938-9999.) Holly Madison’s assistant-turned-understudy, Angel Porrino, steps into the spotlight as her mentor takes a week off from Peepshow. She’ll perform through Sept. 19. Planet Hollywood, 9:30 p.m., dark Wednesdays, $65-$125.
Celebrate the new NFL season at Lavo’s Cheerleader Bowl, where the city’s sexiest ruffle their pom-poms (and a few feathers) and compete for $1,000 in cash and prizes. May we say, “Game on”? (At the Venetian, doors 10:30 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.) Tonight is also Rockabilly Night at King Ink, complete with $5 PBR tall boys and live music from the Delta Brothers. At The Mirage, doors 11 a.m., event at 10 p.m., $10 cover.
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day as Tacos & Tequila at Luxor launches a new monthly Wednesday-night event, “Viva T&T.” Toast the centennial of the revolution and experience a Mariachi rendition of “Viva Las Vegas” featuring a Mariachi Elvis. Also, the El Rey de los Elvis competition awards $500 to the best Elvis costume, but everyone who comes dressed like The King will receive a free daiquiri. The bar serves $5 margaritas, $3 bottles of Dos Equis and $5 shots of “Burning Love,” and in keeping with T&T’s “Mischievous Wednesdays” tradition, a cock-a-doodle duel will take place at some point. 8–11 p.m., no cover.