His photos adorn the pages of this very publication, and tonight Vegas Seven staff photographer Anthony Mair showcases some of his favorite images from his personal and professional collection, as Caramel hosts Cosmopolitan Connections. (At Bellagio, doors 6 p.m., no cover.) Later, Dave and Mahoney from 107.5-FM host the second of three consecutive Thursday night Oktoberfest parties at Revolver. This week, the two-person beer pong tournament awards $300 to the best duo. At Santa Fe Station, doors 8 p.m., no cover, $10 entry per team.
This Friday is a big one, so choose your party—or parties—wisely. The hottest ticket in town goes for $60, which is how much tickets to see DJ Deadmau5 at the Hard Rock Hotel are going for on Mau5Tickets.com. Sure, it sounds steep, but the hotel is re-opening Body English for one night and one night only for the mouse-mask-wearing DJ. (Doors 10 p.m.) Back on the Strip, prepare to blow out some candles in a big, big way as Kim Kardashian (and, one would assume, her reality TV crew) comes to town to celebrate her birthday. The voluptuous reality TV personality always has her cake and might even eat it, too, and tonight is no exception. At the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Kardashian isn’t the only one celebrating her birthday in a big way! Tonight, McFadden’s at the Rio toasts everyone born in October—whether they have a reality TV show, perfume line, sex tape, or not—with an All October Birthdays Party. All October birthday boys and girls drink free (with ID) 10 p.m.-midnight. If your birthday falls in another month, you can still buy your way into the birthday club for $10 (girls) or $20 (guys). And everyone can pre-game from 8-10 p.m. for $10. (Doors 9 a.m., event begins 10 p.m.) Blue Martini supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Party benefit. All ladies in pink are entered to win prizes, and everyone who makes a donation receives a free glass of champagne. (Doors 4 p.m., out-of-town guys $20 after 11:30 p.m., local guys $10.) At Planet Hollywood, funny lady Wanda Sykes takes to the stage during her second of two consecutive nights of comedy inside the Chi Showroom. Doors 8 p.m., $75, 18+.
Haze is usually closed on Sundays, but this week, the Aria hot spot opens for a special performance by legendary DJ Bob Sinclar. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $40 guys, $20 girls.) Meanwhile, the Light Group’s regular Sunday night staples are still going strong: Revolution at The Mirage observes gay night in fabulous fashion, as Divas Las Vegas celebrates its one-year anniversary (Doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.), and The Bank gives the weekend a similarly stylish but straight send-off at Bellagio. Doors 10:30 p.m., $40, locals free.
With the final days of summer upon us, it’s time to pack up the pool for another year. On the bright side, there’s plenty of booze to drink! So, The Mirage’s adults-only, top-optional pool invites revelers to Drink Bare Dry. Beginning at 11 a.m., locals can drink (and drink and drink) for free until the booze is gone. Meanwhile, DJs Karma and David Christian entertain. ($20 cover, locals free.) After the sun goes down, the Beat Clan takes over Jet. The booth will overflow with talent as DJs Hollywood (pictured), Karma, Ikon, David Christian, Hope and Casanova present one big super-spin session. Just call it DJ-palooza. Doors 10:30 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls, locals free before midnight.
Kick off PBR at Rockhouse, as tourist and locals both enjoy two-for-one beers and $5 shots. Meanwhile, all bull-riders (and those who are full of it, but look the part) get bottle service for $100, and there’s no cover if you show your PBR ticket. In front of Imperial Palace, doors 9 p.m., $5 guys, ladies free.
Parties at the Playboy Mansion appeal to both sexes, and tonight, both girls and guys can win their way into Hef’s revered playland, thanks to Lavo. The Palazzo’s go-to club is all about equal opportunity this evening, as it swings both ways, and hosts a Ladies’ Man and Mans’ Lady Contest that awards free tickets to what may be the sexiest Halloween party on the planet—the Kandy Halloween bash at the Playboy Mansion—to the guy with the biggest Hefner-like player persona, and the girl with the most female friends. We’re thinking this is one party that Holly Madison won’t be attending. Doors 11 p.m.,$20 guys, $10 girls, all locals free.