Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thur. 25

Need one more reason to be thankful? How about two? Tao combines two holidays into one party as it hosts a holiday toy drive on Thanksgiving night during its annual Terminate the Turkey party. KLUC 98.5-FM Morning Zoo personality Chet Buchanan kicks off the Toys-for-Tots program, which gives back to those who donate with an open bar 10-11 p.m. Meanwhile, a portion of the night’s cover supports the worthy cause. At the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $20 guys, $10 girls, all locals free.

Fri. 26

It’s been 30 years since Pink Floyd released the game-changing album, The Wall, and tonight, the epic, iconic, legendary—however you want to say “important”—Roger Waters (pictured) brings his solo tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (8 p.m., $75-$250.) Meanwhile, comedians Steve White and Don Learned headline Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at the Tropicana (8 and 10 p.m., $39, 2-for-1 tickets for military), and DJ Exodus headlines at Rain. At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.

Sat. 27

Get your Asian drink on at Blush, as Rock Sake and Sapporo invite revelers to taste the Far East with an open sake and Japanese beer bar, 11 p.m.-midnight. (At Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30, local ladies free) Over at Aria, hip-hop up-and-comer J. Cole (pictured) answers his own question when he performs his single “Who Dat?” and a handful of others at Haze. (10:30 p.m., $20 women, $40 men.) And Manufactured Superstars—creators of Beatport, a.k.a. the home of electronic music on the Web—are at Rain at the Palms. Doors 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.

Sun. 28

They’re out, they’re about and they’re making a difference, and tonight Closet Sundays toasts the biggest movers-and-shake-things-uppers in Las Vegas’ LGBT community during The Power of 20 at Revolution. At The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $20, locals free.

Mon. 29

Hangovers can be hellish payback for the night that was, but tonight Jet beats booze to the morning-after punch, and re-creates the best (and worst) hangovers before they happen (again) during its Industry Hangover party. Be proactive, pop some vitamin C, and then submit your best/worst hangover pics to (or vote for your favorites) for a chance to win a stay in one of The Mirage’s über-luxe tower suites. Doors 10:30 p.m., $35 cover, locals and industry free.

Tues. 30

Get the most out of your student ID card at PBR Rock Bar, as the cowboyed-up drinkin’ hole gives college kids (ages 21 and up) three hours of open bars that even cash-strapped philosophy majors can afford. From 9 p.m. until midnight, girls get all-they-can-drink access to beer and cocktails from the rail for $5, and guys get the same for $5 more. Meantime, those who have already graduated or didn’t go the post-secondary route pay twice the price. At Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, doors 9 a.m., $10 men, $5 women with college ID; $20 men, $10 women without.

Wed. 1

It’s World AIDS Day, and tonight the leader of Las Vegas’ LGBT nightlife, Eduardo Cordova, presents his latest undertaking: an AIDS awareness event at Lavo featuring an open bar, all benefiting Aid for AIDS of Southern Nevada. Wear red in honor of the occasion (and to score free booze from 11 p.m.-midnight), and the venue will donate $2 for everyone through the door. (At the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, free for all locals.) Meanwhile, Guilty By Association and Battle Born join fellow punk rockers the Dead Kennedys (pictured) at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip (Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., $20 in advance at, $25 at the door, ages 18-plus) and Surrender hosts Tapout’s World MMA Awards after-party at Encore. Doors 10 p.m., $40 men, $30 women, locals and industry free.

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