Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thu. 13

Take in the intriguing work of celebrated Las Vegan artist Matt Ortego as he displays his colorful and emotion-filled prints at Caramel Lounge. (In Bellagio, doors 6 p.m., no cover.) Host of VH1’s That Metal Show and one half of the prankster team from Crank Yankers, Jim Florentine performs at Bonkerz Comedy Club on Jan. 12-15. (In Palace Station, doors 8:30 p.m., tickets start at $50, locals and hotel guests receive $15 discount, tickets available at Escape the winter cold (or at least pretend to) and gaze at the bronzed beauties during the Tropic Beauty Welcome Party, when Hawaiian Tropic crowns its newest Tropic Beauty at Revolution. (In The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.) Or be entertained by Purple Reign, the tribute to all things Prince, at Hooters Casino. (Doors 10 p.m., tickets $35, 2-for-1 discount for locals.)

Fri. 14

Sexy hair-band gods Steel Panther return to shake up the House of Blues every Friday night through June 24. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 9 p.m., $20 18 and up, free for locals 21 and up.) If you like electro, retro, ghetto, house and techno, get your ass down to the weekly debut of Clash Fridays at Rain, which takes the spot of Z-Trip’s Revolution, where monthly resident, DJ/producer Diplo, will prove to be more than “Mad Decent.” (At the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $30, local ladies free.) “Let the Bass Kick” over at Marquee, where Holland’s own DJ Chuckie (pictured) will keep you on the dance floor all night long. (At the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., $30.)

Sat. 15

Get the party started during reality star and master of serenading Ray J’s 30th Birthday Bash at Pure. (In Caesars Palace, doors 10:30 p.m., men $30, women $20.) If you be illin’, walk this way over to LAX where Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run DMC performs live. (In Luxor, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.) Finally, head to Rain for a performance by a Fergie of a different flavor—this one being male—Ireland’s DJ Fergie (pictured). (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.)

Sun. 16

Come sail away with the legendary ’80s rockers Styx at the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $50, ages 21+.) But don’t stop there: Hit the Bank and release the animal inside of you during a performance by Utah indie rockers Neon Trees (pictured). (In Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.) Crown keeps the party going with Hot 97.5-FM resident DJ Dre Dae and his soulful hip-hop and R&B. (In the Rio, 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.)

Mon. 17

Celebrate Hussong’s Cantina’s One-Year Anniversary with a mariachi band, and unlimited margarita and food specials; all proceeds to benefit Three Square. (In Mandalay Place, doors 11 a.m., event 6 p.m.) “Oooh, oooh, oooh!” Hip-hop originators De La Soul (pictured) are back in Vegas, so grab your homeys or just boogie on down to Marquee with “me, myself and I.” (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.) If you feel the urge to spill your own soul, hit Ovation Lounge at Green Valley Ranch for the weekly installment of Rockstar Karaoke. (Doors 7 p.m., free, 21 and up.)

Tue. 18

If you’re a fan of Sigur Rós or Mogwai, you’ll love L.A.’s El Ten Eleven, who bring their ethereal sounds to Beauty Bar with opening sets by GoldBoot and Jacuzzi Hi-Dive. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., $5 cover.) And for an in-between snack, head to Brio for the 9 p.m.-close Reverse Happy Hour featuring $4 bellinis and $3 appetizers. (Town Square, doors 11 a.m.) Make your way to Pure for industry night, where you can end the evening with music by DJ Shift. (In Caesars Palace, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals and industry free.) 

Wed. 19

Sing away your cares at Book & Stage with Aloe Blacc during his world tour. You might recognize his hit song “I Need a Dollar,” from HBO’s smash series How to Make It in America. (In Cosmopolitan, performances 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.) Either dance and drink the night away while enjoying a spectacular live fashion show during Lavo’s Label Junkie Wednesdays (in the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals and industry free), or drink and dance the night away with a slightly more country twist at PBR Rock Bar & Grill with bottle service for just $100. (In Planet Hollywood, doors 9 a.m., no cover.)