Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thur. 4

It’s a night of snowboarding, swag giveaways and movies at Crown, as the Rio’s nightspot teams up with Powder and Sun and Tyrant Snowboards to present Snowboard Cinema. This week’s feature presentations are Paint It Red and F— It. And the first 100 people through the doors will receive a free copy of Paint It Red. Meanwhile, C-Money and The Players Inc. (which includes members of Slightly Stoopid) and DJ Crime provide musical entertainment. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $5.) At the Palms, Little Buddha hosts a night of Japanese beer and sake tasting, as Hitachino hosts a party at the back of the restaurant, likely spilling over onto the rarely used patio. Nine Asian ales will be showcased, along with sake and sushi-inspired snacks. (8 p.m., $25.) Back on the Great Boulevard, punk rockers the Misfits (pictured) are at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip,  along with Juicehead. Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., $20 in advance via, $25 at the door, ages 18-plus.

Fri. 5

Get your weekend off to a hilarious start as Saturday Night Live veteran Kevin Nealon begins a two-night stint at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. (At the Tropicana, 8 and 10 p.m., $39.) Later, head to The Mirage, where uber-hottie Arianny Celeste heats up Jet. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls.) Or avoid the Strip altogether, and head downtown for First Friday, then Get Back to the basics with a night of funky soul at Beauty Bar with DJ John Doe. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., $10 men, $5 ladies.) And over at Wynn, skateboard legend Tony Hawk hosts a kick-off party for Saturday’s Stand Up For Skate Parks event. Doors 9 p.m., $30.

Sat. 6

Paul Oakenfold’s Face Lift tour comes to the superstar DJ’s home away from home, Rain at the Palms. Oakie’s namesake party, Perfecto, hosts both him and the Zen Freeman. (Doors 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.) Meantime, Far East Movement (pictured) plays Surrender at Encore. (Doors 10 p.m., $40 men, $30 women, local ladies free.) Just across the way, Tao celebrates five years at the Venetian, as DJ Vice spins. (Doors 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.) And since this is the night we fall back to standard time, you get an extra hour’s worth of drinking at the already-reasonably priced, all-you-can-drink happy hour at McFadden’s. Pay $10, then drink Rio’s Irish-inspired bar dry from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. (No cover.) And finally, Drake celebrates the end of his Light Dreams & Nightmares tour at Tryst. At Wynn, doors 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Sun. 7

Strike a pose as Closet Sundays at Revolution hosts a vogue-off that awards $1,000 to the best Madonna mimicker. Meantime, everyone enjoys $5 beers and vodka drinks, and locals get in free. (At The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $20 for non-locals.) Head to The Bank for some bar-time voting, as The Bank hosts the 2010 Vegas Elections. Cast your ballot for President, Social Chair and Sexy Secretary. (At Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $40, locals free with valid ID.) Alternatively, give the clubs a rest and instead check out Franky Perez (pictured), who entertains in the lounge at the Palms. The honorary member of Camp Freddy plays classic rock covers starting at 10 p.m., and, as always, it’s free.

Mon. 8

Sure, the calendar might say it’s “Monday,” but it’s actually Football Day. As such, head to Playboy Club, where Monday Night Football means no cover during the game, whether you’re cheering for the Steelers or the Bengals. (At the Palms, $20 for men after 11 p.m.) Or keep it simple, and head to your neighborhood PT’s, where there’s never a cover, but plenty of beer and wings—and screens on which to watch the game.

Tues. 9

Grammy award-winner Roger Sanchez (pictured) is in the house, and tonight the New York-hailing DJ brings his housed-up hip-hop to Lavo. Revel in the joy that is “just another Tuesday in Las Vegas” and call your bored friends back home (or in the Midwest) on your way out, then party extra-hard knowing there’s never a dull moment—or day of the week—in this town. At Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, free for all locals.

Wed. 10

Ladies, work up some courage (may we suggest drinking it?) to ask a +1 to join you at Revolver at Santa Fe Station as the saloon hosts a Sadie Hawkins Dance. Couples in matching outfits get in for free and receive their first drinks on the house. Otherwise, it’s $1 cover and $1 drinks for dateless ladies. Doors 8 p.m., $5 for unmatched men.

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Thur. 28 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.