Her birthday may not be for a few weeks yet, but Peepshow starlet Holly Madison (pictured) is celebrating early. The curvaceous blonde comes to Tao tonight to toast her 31st year, and she will likely bring her Holly’s World entourage with her. (At the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.) Also tonight, Haze hosts the first-ever Localites Awards, which honor the best of Las Vegas, for locals, by locals, plus a guest DJ set by the E.C. Twins. What’s more, Eva Simons is set to perform her hit, “Take Over Control.” And there’s more: Tonight Haze also serves the after-premiere party for the new MMA movie, The Striking Truth. So, in essence, it’s three parties for the price of one. At Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Show your support for local BMX legends TJ Lavin and Ty Pinney, who were both seriously hurt recently while plying their trade. UFC President Dana White hosts the benefit at Vanity, which features a silent auction, and all money collected from the $25 cover charge helps support the daredevils’ recovery. (At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 10:30 p.m.) Former Playboy Playmate of the Month Laura Croft is at New York-New York this evening, where the brunette bombshell will continue her calendar-signing extravaganza at Rok Vegas. The most outspoken (and, arguably, entertaining) member of the Holly’s World cast will be on hand to meet fans from 8-10 p.m. (Doors 8 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local ladies free.) Farther north, Surrender resident DJ and music director Steve Aoki mixes a little business with pleasure, as he performs and celebrates his birthday simultaneously. At Encore, doors 10 p.m., $40 men, $30 women, local ladies free.
After the big Ultimate Fighter showdown at the Pearl, local Octagon girl Arianny Celeste (pictured) moves the party upstairs, to Moon, where she hosts the after-party. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $40, local ladies free.) On the Strip, Tao welcomes Light It Up, a Hanukkah benefit party presented by David Magazine, the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada and the Jewish Universal Movement for Participation (J.U.M.P.) to raise funds to send children to summer camp. Event 7-9 p.m., $20 in advance at JewishLasVegas.com; $25 at the door.
Celebrate Repeal Day—the anniversary of the day America’s Prohibition ended—with a round or two of some classic libations. Not sure where to find an authentic cocktail? Check out the roundup. Back on the Strip, the 21st century continues at The Mirage, where Real Housewives of Atlanta personality NeNe Leakes rides her 15 minutes of fame to Revolution for this week’s edition of Closet Sundays (doors 10 p.m., $20, locals free), and Lavo winds down the weekend with resident DJ Vice. At the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local ladies free.
Industry night at Jet heats up this week thanks to a special appearance and performance by Far East Movement. The group behind smash hit “Like a G6” takes to the stage, while DJ Hollywood mans the booth. At The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $30, locals and industry free.
Hair Wars is in full assault, and tonight the finalists—from salons including Kelly Cardenas, Hotbox, Circa, Academy of Hair Design and Infiniti Creations—will be at Moon to showcase their best Lady Gaga-inspired hairstyles. Here’s hoping no raw meat will be involved. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.) Blush hosts another very vain event, as Mirror Mirror sweeps the picture-perfect ultralounge to salute the top 50 cocktail servers in town. Meanwhile, DJs G-Squared and Mighty Mi provide the soundtrack. At Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30, local ladies free.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another installation of Snitch at Ghostbar. This week, they keep things simple (yet still totally rad) with resident mix-tress, DJ 88. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20, local ladies free.) And the LAX re-enters the battle for your midweek party dollars and hosts Swiss-Chilean DJ Luciano, who comes to Las Vegas for the first time. At Luxor, doors 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.