Toast to recently legal Red Bull professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler as he hosts his 21st birthday party at Moon. (At the Palms, doors 11 p.m., $20, free for locals/industry/military/police/fire/EMT/teachers.) Downstairs, SNL alum Jon Lovitz performs in the lounge during his first of three nights headlining Playboy Comedy (10 p.m., $40 ticket includes free entry to Moon and Playboy Club after the show.) And finally, Beauty Bar hosts the versatile band Red Eye Radio, which covers everything from Phoenix and the Pixies to Bowie and the Beasties. 517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., show 10 p.m., free.
Rihanna, Erick Morillo, Kim Kardashian, Nelly, Diddy, Ashanti, Ludacris, 30 Seconds to Mars, Coldplay, the HOV … where to go, who to see? Check our extensive New Year’s Eve Guide to figure it all out.
Sure, New Year’s Eve was a big and busy one, but the party isn’t over yet! Sean “Diddy” Combs follows up last night’s gig at LAX with a Day One party at Pure (at Caesars Palace, doors 10 p.m., $30 girls, $50 guys, tinyurl.com/2vjbyut for advance tickets) and Kaskade (pictured) follows in Morillo’s footsteps and plays Marquee. (At the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., $40 women, $50 men.) The Hard Rock Hotel hosts two very appetizing options: Jason Derulo at Vanity (doors 10 p.m., $40 men $20 women, local ladies free) and Tiësto kicks off his residency at The Joint. Doors 9 p.m., $135, TiestoVegas.com.
The man who brought us Heaven and Closet Sundays, Eduardo Cordova, tonight brings his flair to Jet, where he unveils his newest event Sundanze. The monthly LGBT dance party’ kickoff features former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland (pictured), NYC’s DJ Tracy Young, and “20 of the hottest [male and female] go-go’s on Earth.” Don’t believe it? Go, and you be the judge. At The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $30.
You’ve got a golden voice; now’s the time to show it off! Head to Beauty Bar for Monday Night Karaoke. (517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., free.) If you’re looking for more reasons to keep celebrating, watch the year’s first Monday Night Football game at Ferraro’s and enjoy $5 pizza and wine and $2.50 domestic beer from 5-8 p.m. while ladies enjoy their drink free from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 4480 Paradise Road, 5 p.m., no cover.
Forget the WSOP; it’s World Series of Beer Pong time, and it all goes down at the Flamingo, with UFC/MMA announcer Bruce Buffer (pictured) presiding. The contest runs Jan. 1-5—and it’s free to watch. Meanwhile, the B-side gets a second chance at Rockhouse, during the “second-best beer pong competition in Las Vegas.” The Rockhouse Cup offers teams that flunked out of the actual WSOBP a chance at $5,000, plus two-for-one beers and $20 pitchers with their credentials. In front of Imperial Palace, doors 10 a.m., tournament 9 p.m., $50 team registration via RockCup@TheRockhouseBar.com before 11 a.m. Jan. 4.
Don’t confuse these guys with actual naked girls—if you do, you’ll be incredibly disappointed—but if you’re a fan of the Barenaked Ladies (pictured), tonight’s your night. The Canadian ensemble comes to Rain as part of the AT&T Wireless Developer conference, which goes down at the Palms as part of the run-up to CES. Although the concert is technically closed to the public, anyone can register for the conference ($50 before Dec. 18, $70 thereafter, 2011DevSummit.com), and a ticket to the concert is included in the registration. Pretty sneaky, eh? 9-11 p.m.