Grab some nonperishable food items, then head to Born and Raised tavern, a.k.a. BAR, to check out local cover band Whispering Giants and drink free beer. That’s right, free beer: Every person who contributes five or more canned or boxed food items to BAR’s Thanksgiving food drive gets free brew. It’s all in support of the students of Myrtle Tate Elementary—a Title 1 school where more than 90 percent of students are on the free lunch program. (7260 S. Cimarron Road, 24/7, no cover, food drive through Nov. 23.) Alternatively, Haze hosts its 2010 MVP Awards—“P” standing for “partier”—and Tao hosts House Dreams and Laser Beams featuring Manufactured Superstars. Haze at Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women. Tao at the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, all locals free.
A fun night of live music awaits downtown as Beauty Bar’s backyard stage welcomes Nico Vega, Imagine Dragons and Saint Motel. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., $10 in advance or $12 at the door.) Alternatively, the Silverton salutes the finest in facial hair during its Mustachio Bashio, awarding an iPad or iPhone for the best ’stache, while everyone enjoys beer pong, Rock-Band-style karaoke, $1 beer and free entry with a T-shirt purchase. (Doors 6 p.m., contest 8 p.m.). Lastly, Rain presents two great DJs, as Rev Run and DJ Ruckus (pictured) play Z-Trip’s Revolution. At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.
Hard to believe it’s been a decade of Jackass, but that’s precisely what it’s been—and tonight, Bam Margera (pictured) celebrates Jackass 3D and the forthcoming literary release of 10 Years of Stupid (MTV Press, $40) at Lavo. (At Palazzo, doors 11 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.) Meanwhile, wine-o’s and ’90s rockers mix and mingle at Crown, as Rock ’n Roll Wine brings us Fuel in concert, plus three hours of wine tasting starting at 7 p.m. There will be about 50 different wines to try, and the entertainment starts at 7:30 with an opening set by Michael Soli, Rick Duarte and actor-musician Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie and Rookie of the Year fame. At the Rio, $45.
Finally, a way to donate food to charity without lugging cans of beans and Spaghetti-O’s to the club: Tonight The Bank donates one can of food for every drink or shot purchased, or 10 cans for every bottle a baller buys. It’s all part of the third annual Cocktails for a Cause, which benefits the Shade Tree Foundation. (At Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.) Meanwhile, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta will be at The Mirage, where the stunner hosts the Revolution’s popular gay-friendly-but-everyone’s-welcome night, Closet Sundays. Doors 10 p.m., $20, all locals free.
It’s been three well-dressed years, and tonight KNYEW celebrates its third anniversary at Jet, along with DJs NEVA and Scooter. (At The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 guys, $20 girls, locals and industry free.) Or if you can’t let a Monday go by without a footie fix, grab a spot under one of Rhumbar’s 18 heaters as the tropical-inspired lounge hosts Monday Night Football on its Strip-facing patio. The bar will show the Denver-San Diego game on its 10 high-def TVs, and serve up drink specials including $5 bottles, $20 pitchers and six 16-ounce bottles of Miller Lite in a souvenir cooler for $30. At The Mirage, doors at 11 a.m., no cover.
Tuesday night means one thing at Moon: Bang! And this week is no exception, as the nightclub with the penthouse views celebrates Thanks-spinning with DJ Jazzy Jeff (pictured). In the Palms, Doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.
He’s movin’ on up, and movin’ in: Lil Jon is at Surrender tonight, as the popular DJ makes it official and takes things to the next level at Encore, as Surrender’s newest resident DJ. (Doors 10 p.m., $30, locals and industry free.) Over at the Monte Carlo, Brand gets into the Thanksgiving spirit with Wild Turkey Wednesday, giving out free shots of Wild Turkey American Honey starting at 9 p.m., while One Jive Turkey hosts. (Doors 5 p.m., no cover.) And the good holiday spirits continue at McFadden’s, as MTV reality personalities Mark Long and Trishelle Cannatella (pictured) host a canned food drive that gives back: Patrons who bring one canned good will be thanked with a free well drink or draft beer, and those who bring 30 or more canned goods will receive a complimentary bottle of vodka. At the Rio, doors 4 p.m., no cover.