Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thu 17

MAGIC may be over but that doesn’t mean the fashion, parties and beautiful people are gone. Vanity opens its doors for Sports Illustrated to host the Club SI Swimsuit official launch party with a performance by Ne-Yo. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, doors midnight, cover varies.) If you’ve never been to Money Plays, you now have a reason to go: Thursday’s acoustic open-mic night has been running for more than 10 years and is hosted by local musician Anne Donohue. Enjoy food, cake, drink specials and the city’s best artists all night. (4755 W. Flamingo Road, doors 9 p.m., no cover.)

Fri 18

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G. LO’s in the house! Yes, G. LO, a.k.a. TV star George Lopez, who just a month ago made an onstage appearance at a Santana concert, brings smiles to the Las Vegas Hilton tonight and Saturday. (Doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $75, available at the Hilton box office or online at LVHilton.com) Get patriotic and party like it’s 1789 this Presidents Day weekend with red, white and blue beer pong and drink specials at Rockhouse’s holiday bash through Feb. 21. (In front of Imperial Palace, doors 10 a.m., men $10, women $5 after 10 p.m., $30 for beer pong.) End your night with the always funky and flyest cat around, electro-indie-house DJ Felix Da Housecat at Rain’s newest dance party, Clash. (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover.)

Sat 19

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It would have been Kurt Cobain’s birthday tomorrow, so pay tribute with some live acoustic music at Texas Station’s weekly Strung Out Session, similar to his once frequent jam spot on MTV’s Unplugged, and don’t blame us if it smells like teen spirit. (Doors 8 p.m., 21 and up, no cover.) Guitarist, Bush vocalist and hubby to Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale, once starred in a film called How to Rob a Bank. And tonight he comes to rock out at The Bank. (In Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.) Surrender to Scottish DJ and multitalented singer-songwriting producer DJ Calvin Harris for his residency kickoff party at Surrender. (In Encore, doors 10 p.m., men $40, women $30, local ladies free.)

Sun 20

Ska-punkers Less Than Jake, who have been coercing mosh pits since ’92, make a pit stop in the desert at the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 5:30 p.m., show 6 p.m., tickets $20, available at HouseOfBlues.com.) Grammy-winning alternative experimentalists The Black Keys play The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan for two nights (Saturday with Cage the Elephant) supported by Big Boi. (Doors 9 p.m. tickets at CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) Eduardo Cordova, creator of popular LGBT parties, welcomes DJ Wayne G and Kat DeLuna to Sundanze at Jet. (In The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.)

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Less Than Jake

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Cage the Elephant

Mon 21

Looks like he made it! Barry Manilow returns tonight to Sin City to make you swoon all the way through August. (In Paris, doors 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $95, available at Ticketmaster.com.) Party in style tonight at the two-year birthday party of XS and debut of Dom Perignon’s new luminous bottle collection. (In Encore, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.) It’s your last night to earn the title of “President of PBR Rock Bar” and receive a VIP drink package from the bull-riding contest. (In Planet Hollywood, doors 10 a.m., no cover.)

Tue 22

In celebration of National Margarita Day, T&T Tacos & Tequila offers a two-for-one special on its classic marg, The Casarita, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and the 20th guest will be rewarded with dinner for two. (In Luxor, doors 11 a.m., no cover.) Wear your best glow-in-the-dark get up for Lavo’s DiscGlow party—black light included—with British DJs the EC Twins, whose full name, Eye Candy, serves them right. (In the Palazzo, doors 10 p.m., men $20, women $10, locals free.)

Wed 23

Tonight at Beauty Bar, Sonidero presents Celso Piña, a night of Latin music with special guest Gravedad. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., event at 10 p.m., $20.) Blue Martini time warps to the shiny era of the ’70s at the Disco Ball party, where the Martini Dancing King and Queen will be crowned at midnight. (In Town Square, doors 8 p.m., no cover.) Grammy award-winning Sharam debuts his surprise monthly residency tonight at LAX. (In Luxor, doors 10 p.m., men $50, women $30, locals free.)

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