Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thu. 6

Attention, wine lovers and sommeliers: Join Cosmopolitan Connections for a boutique wine tasting and social networking event with other singles, couples and business professionals at Vanguard Lounge (Vegas Seven’s pick for Best Lounge), where $5 scores you three wine samples and another $5 buys well drinks. (516 E. Fremont St., 7-9 p.m., no cover.) Whether you’re from back East, out West or somewhere in between, indie-pop band Best Coast gives two performances at Book & Stage that will please all scenes. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. and midnight Thu-Sat, no cover.) Of course, if you’re just too sexy for all of the above, the Official AEE/AVN Party, hosted by Jessica Drake and the girls of Wicked at Tao, is your sultry party destination. (In the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies and trade-show pass-holders free.)

Fri. 7

Get your dose of Las Vegas’ best homegrown arts and culture as First Friday takes over the Arts District. (6 p.m., free, After that experience, let loose and show off your own moves at that funky soul dance party, The Get Back, at Beauty Bar with resident DJs John Doe, Danny Boy, Phoreyz, Aurajin and 8-Bits. (517 E. Fremont St., 9 p.m., $10 men, $5 women.) Still hungry for live music? Feed your concert-craving appetite with NYC reggae ska legends The Slackers (pictured) at Hard Rock Café. (Doors 8 p.m., $12 advance, $15 day-of, ages 18-plus.)

Sat. 8

Let ’60s heartthrob and former front man of the Monkees, Davy Jones, backed by Paul Revere and the Raiders, channel the daydream believer inside of you. (At South Point, Jan. 7-9, doors 7:30 p.m., tickets $30/$35/$40.) And if you fancy monkeying around of a different sort, Lavo’s seductive and steamy Erotica Ball is hosted by Dave Navarro (pictured) in honor of AVN weekend. (In the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.)

Sun. 9

Funnyman and party animal Pauly Shore is back to crack up the Pearl with his show Vegas Is My Oyster along with surprise stand-up comedy guests. Shore is joined by Semi Precious Weapons, who are fresh off Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster tour. (At the Palms, doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m., tickets $34 and $49, “Oye Como Va!” Newly married guitar legend Carlos Santana and the band (including his drummer-wife, Cindy Blackman) are finally back to jam out at the Joint with performances through Jan. 16. (At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 8 p.m., tickets from $51 to $151, After the show, don’t let the beat stop. “GO!” to Vanity for the club’s one-year anniversary celebration with a soulful performance by hip-hop poet Common (pictured). (At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women, all locals free.)

Mon. 10

Ahoy, matey! The Captains of the Industry — a.k.a. DJ duo Graham Funke and StoneRokk — make music waves as Jet presents First Mate, where sexy sailorettes have the chance of scoring $5,000. (At The Mirage, doors 10:30, $30 for men, ladies free before midnight, all locals free.) Take a bite into a juicy steak at STK while jammin’ to tasty beats by DJ Vice for the steakhouse’s debut of Magnum Mondays, which will feature a S.K.A.M. Artist DJ each week. (At the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.–midnight.) Later on, Vice relocates to helm the debut of Marquee Mondays industry night with rotating resident DJs. (Doors 10 p.m., cover starts at $20, locals free.)

Tue. 11

You better believe the chameleon diva extraordinaire is back, but this time for her final shows. Cher performs at Caesars Palace until Feb. 5. (7:30 p.m., tickets $95-$250, Former Last Comic Standing and regular radio voice Eddie Ifft will be knocking your funny bone at the Improv at Harrah’s until Jan. 15. (Shows 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., tickets $29.05 and $44.95.) For a late-night bite, hit up the Reverse Happy Hour at Caña Latin Kitchen & Bar for half-off select bocadillos (we call them small plates) and $5 mojitos, sangria and wine. (At Town Square, midnight–2 a.m.)

Wed. 12

For a midweek pick-me-up, make your way to B.B. King’s Blues where the Grammy Award-nominated Stacy Mitchhart Band kicks your blues away. (In The Mirage, 7–11 p.m., free.) Meanwhile, the man with the magic hands and member of Fool’s Gold, DJ/producer Treasure Fingers will keep the dance floor moving at Snitch. (At the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.) Or for more fist-pumping beats, groove on over to We Love House Music Wednesdays at Blush. (At Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30, local ladies free.)



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