Savor the final days of Crush Month (and some tasty wine) at Paris as Flo Rogers of Nevada Public Radio hosts an all-Bordeaux evening at Napoleon’s in Paris Las Vegas. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served; tickets are $100 per person. While the ticket price might seem somewhat steep, the proceeds go to a good cause: KNPR—and, therefore, an eventual end to the broadcaster’s much-loathed on-air fundraising campaigns. (From 5–7 p.m.) Later, switch gears from wine and all-talk to house music at the Hard Rock, as DJ Mark Knight comes to Vanity for this week’s edition of Godskitchen. At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 10 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls, locals free.
Head to Haze and sing “Happy Birthday” to songstress Ciara, who celebrates at Aria. Or forgo singing and just let DJ Karma do his thing. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $50 cover.) Over at Crazy Horse III, the 24/7 strip and sushi bar hosts a Jersey Shore costume contest, awarding $5,000 in cash and prizes. (3525 W. Russell Road., no cover.) Meanwhile, the real deal—Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino—will be at The Mirage, where he hosts a Halloween party at Jet. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $40 cover.) And, at Rain, we’re hoping it’s not “goodbye” but “see you later” as Z-Trip plays his last headlining gig at his namesake Revolution Fridays. His yearlong contract is almost up, and he’s about to head into the studio for the remainder of the year. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.) Or pop by Tao at the Venetian, where True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten (pictured) hosts Yelloween. Doors 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
While we think Audrina Patridge is more “hot” than “scary,” the former reality TV starlet rides her seemingly never-ending 15 minutes straight to The Bank, where she hosts a Devil’s Night party and $10,000 contest. (At Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $40). Get into a more macabre Halloween spirit at Haze, as modern shock-rocker Marilyn Manson hosts. Channel your inner Manson and don an asexual vinyl bodysuit for the $10,000 costume contest. (At Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., $50.) Or forget costumes altogether and check out the band that everybody loves or hates, Nickelback, with guests Buckcherry and Three Days Grace at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena (Doors 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., $51.50-$99.50, all ages). Front man Chad Kroeger visits Surrender the following night to judge the club’s $15,000 costume contest while guest DJ Joachim Garraud spins. At Encore, doors 10 p.m., $44 men, $33 women.
All hail Kryoman! The lit-up, laser-wielding stilt-walker marks his return at Haze, which deviates from its usual routine for a special Halloween party with Dirty South, Chris Lake and LA Riots. (At Aria, doors 10:30 p.m.) The house music continues at the Venetian, where Erick Morrillo (pictured) returns for another sure-to-be-epic set at Tao (Doors 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women, local ladies free.) At the Hard Rock Hotel, Swedish House Mafia brings their legendary Masquerade Motel to The Joint, only the second time the Mafia bring the party outside of Ibiza, so it’s a definite must. 9 p.m., from $60.
Take a break from the Strip with some hot Monday Night Football action, happening concurrently all over town. Catch Houston vs. Indianapolis at Ovation (At Green Valley Ranch, doors open 5 p.m.), at Club Madrid (At Sunset Station, doors open 5 p.m.) the new Sporting House Bar & Grill (At New York-New York, doors open 11 a.m.), and at Cadillac Ranch Las Vegas (At Town Square, doors open 11 a.m.).
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association trade show (SEMA) highlights the latest and greatest from the world of auto performance gadgetry, but it’s closed to the public. However, the after-show parties are open to the public—well, some at least. Tonight, Funkmaster Flex kicks off the show at Blush along with DJs Mighty Mi and G-Squared. And since it’s Tuesday, ladies drink free champagne 11 p.m.-midnight. (At Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30, local ladies free.) Meantime, DJ Skeet Skeet (pictured) is at the Palms for an unsanctioned show, during this week’s edition of Bang at Moon. Doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.
Apparently they like to party, and tonight the Juice Crew—DJs Lisa Pittman, Dave Fogg, DJ88 and M!ke Attack—welcomes DJ Excel to Snitch at Ghostbar. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.) It’s all about retro revival at Revolution, as Gen X takes over the Beatles-inspired lounge. The venue is transformed into a ’80s wonderland, complete with music videos, board games and authentic ’80s arcade games. At The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $20, locals free.