Jared Evan’s single, “In Love With You,” made its debut on Entourage earlier this year, and tonight the singer makes his Las Vegas premiere at Revolution. The performance is part of the Beatles-inspired lounge’s new Next Best Thing series, which showcases up-and-coming artists. (At The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover.) Earlier that night, the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association hosts its new hospitality industry happy hour and mixer, the Under 30 Gateway, at Caramel from 6-9 p.m. (At Bellagio, doors 6 p.m., no cover.) And renowned DJ Calvin Harris (pictured) takes to the tables at Tao during a special edition of Worship Thursdays. At the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $20 guys, $10 girls, locals free.
Everyone’s favorite party on wheels, Down & Derby, moves from The Palms to the Hard Rock Hotel this week, as the monthly retro roller-skating party rolls into its new home at The Joint. The best part: $1 from every ticket sold through The Joint box office goes to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. (Doors 10 p.m., $15 cover, $5 roller skate rentals, no Rollerblades allowed.) Or take it one step further and head to House of Blues, where Fall in Vain and John Zito & Electric Church join Steel Panther (pictured) for a night of raunchy ’80s rock ’n’ roll. At Mandalay Bay, doors 9 p.m., $16, ages 18-plus.
She’s a porn crossover starlet with a beautiful body and brains to boot, and tonight Sasha Grey (pictured) hosts at Playboy Club. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $40 cover, local ladies free.) Across the street, The Movement and Crown nightclub present the second annual Black & Pink Party benefiting breast cancer research and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Actor Brian White hosts, and as the name suggests, black and pink party attire is encouraged. At the Rio, doors 10 p.m., $20 guys, $15 girls.
The booziest brunch in town, High Society, embraces its clubby side and welcomes billionaire wannabe Travie McCoy (pictured). Breakfast meets lunch at 1 p.m. (and the bar opens at the same time, too!), but those who want to get their drink on and not let food get in the way can do so in the lounge. (At the Palms, doors 1 p.m., a la carte brunch, no cover.) Later that night, head to the Palazzo, where DJ Vice returns to the decks for another edition of Vice Sundays. Doors 11 p.m., $20 guys, $10 girls, local ladies free.
Harlem Kruiden Liqueur, Tasting Panel and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition come together and bring us a shot-making competition—and in the middle of the afternoon! The contest brings together the best mixologists and booze lovers in Las Vegas, and gets under way at 1 p.m. (At the Palms, no cover.) Later on, pick your industry night and make the most of it: XS at Encore (Doors 10 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls), or Jet at The Mirage. Doors 10:30 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls, locals and industry free before midnight.
Bring a fist full of nickels to P.U.B. as Todd English’s bar at CityCenter hosts its weekly five-cent draft night. Patrons in the bar area enjoy 8-ounce glasses of Pabst Blue Ribbon for just a nickel from 9 p.m.-midnight, but broke drinkers beware: Outside the immediate bar area, a $12 food minimum applies. (At Crystals, no cover.) Also tonight, DJ Graham Funke goes Bang! behind the decks at Moon. At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Todd Rexx (pictured) has cracked jokes on HBO, Showtime, BET, NBC and Comedy Central, and rubbed elbows with comedians including Dave Chappelle, Tommy Davidson and Martin Lawrence, and now the D.C.-hailing comic performs in Las Vegas—for free! Rexx takes to the stage at 10:30 p.m. (In the Lounge at the Palms. No cover, no drink minimums required.) Alternatively, surrender your Wednesday at—you guessed it—Surrender (At Encore, doors 10 p.m., $40 guys, $30 girls, all locals free), or head next door, to Blush at Wynn, and take in house night at the ultralounge. Doors 9 p.m., $30 cover.