Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thur. 11

Leslie Sbrocco is thirsty, and tonight the Sonoma, Calif.-based wine (and lifestyle) specialist comes to the Shoppes at the Palazzo to celebrate libations, laughter and life, and host Thirsty Girl Live at SushiSamba. Her book, Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing Wine (William Morrow Cookbooks, 2003) won the Georges DuBoeuf award for Best Wine Book of the Year. The event includes wine tasting, food pairings (sushi, sashimi and seviche) and fun in the Thirsty Girl photo booth. A portion of the $25 ticket price supports Dress for Success.  (6:30-8:30 p.m., $25, Hagar (pictured) hosts a night of NFL football at his Cabo Wabo Cantina. With plenty of TVs to watch the game and no cover, drink specials abound: $3 Mike’s Hard Lemonades, $1 kickoff return shots and free shots after the game if you’re wearing the winning team’s jersey. Elsewhere, past and present military personnel drink free from 10:30 p.m.-midnight as Rockhouse honors Veterans Day(At Imperial Palace, $10 men, $5 women, free before 10 p.m., military free with ID.) At the Hard Rock Hotel, DJs Tony Arzadon and Estrella get things going at Vanity. Doors 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.

Fri. 12

He was in The Hangover and tonight Bryan Callen (who played “Eddie” and performed the wedding ceremony in the film) comes to Playboy Comedy inside the Lounge at the Palms. Friday’s 10 p.m. show follows one on Thursday, and precedes two on Saturday (at 8 and 10 p.m.) Also, your ticket ($40) gets you into the Playboy Club (and, therefore, Moon) after the show. Without a ticket stub, admission is $40, but local ladies get in free.

Sat. 13

Sing, laugh, or dance—take your pick. Tonight’s options include Usher, Trey Songz and Miguel performing live at Mandalay Bay Events Center (9 p.m., $49.50-$128, plus taxes and fees, all ages.) Alternatively, comedian Jo Koy is at The Mirage, first doing his stand-up inside the Terry Fator Theater (10 p.m., $39-$59 plus taxes and fees, all ages, under-18 must be accompanied by an adult), before hosting an after-party of his own across the casino floor, at Jet. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $30.) And finally, DJ sensations Sander Van Doorn (pictured) and Manufactured Superstars take to the turntables at Tao. At the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.

Sun. 14

She had to postpone her show in September, but Sheryl Crow makes good on her promise, and tries again tonight, as her tour comes to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. (8 p.m., from $46, all ages.) Or stick to Sunday night staples: industry night at The Bank (at Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $40, locals and industry free), or DJ Vice’s namesake Sunday night affair at Lavo. At Palazzo, doors 10:30 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local ladies free.

Mon. 15

Blue Martini mixes things up with a country night—so why not give the football routine a break? Town Square’s martini-turned-country bar opens at 4 p.m., but live entertainment starts at 8 p.m. and continues till midnight. Meantime, shots of Jack Daniels and bottles of country favorite Coors Light can be had for $2.75. No cover.

Tues. 16

The go-gos take center stage, then go head-to-head tonight, as Blush hosts its third annual Go-Go Cup. There’s both pride and prizes on the line, and the contest promises to be a good show. (At Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30, locals and industry free.) Also tonight, DJ Ruckus is at the Palms, where he headlines this week’s edition of Bang! Doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.

Wed. 17

Mix art appreciation with a tasty libation (or two, or three …) as Caramel at Bellagio hosts Expose and showcases art from UNLV grad students Shannon Eakins, Jessica Kenway and Heather Younger. (Doors 6 p.m., no cover.) Meanwhile, at Santa Fe Station, Revolver hosts a $1,000 two-step competition. If you don’t yet have the moves to win big bucks, show up early for free dance lessons 8:15-9 p.m. It’s also ladies night, meaning the girls enjoy $1 cover and $1 drink specials whether they can dance or not. Doors 8 p.m., $5 men.

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