Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thu 31


Reggae rockers Rebelution stop by Mandalay Bay to bring their Winter Greens Tour to the House of Blues with guests Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Orgone and Fortwentydaze. (Doors 7 p.m., advance tickets $18, $20 day of.) For all you YouTube fans, the king of the dance mash-ups, Judson Laipply of Evolution of Dance fame, shakes his groove thing at Tao. (In the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., men $20, ladies $10, locals free.) Careful not to break ya neck trying to get into Haze tonight for hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes’ sure-to-be-memorable performance. (In Aria, doors 10 p.m., men $40, women $30, locals free until midnight.)

Fri 1


Winos are in luck! Rock ’n’ Roll Wine kicks off Tasting Room & Sound Bar Fridays on April 1 with a weekly wine “showdown” (First up: reggae vs. hippie) and a live musical performance at 9:30 p.m. by Jared Lee. Enjoy then vote for your favorite wines while rocking out to various musical genres and up-and-coming musical talent. (In M Resort, 5 p.m., no cover.) We don’t know if her milkshake still brings all the boys to the yard, but we do know that she’s bossy. Find out tonight at Tao as hip-hop singer Kelis performs. (In the Venetian, doors 10 p.m., men $20, ladies $10, local ladies free.) Save a host, ride a cowboy! For all you country music-lovin’ fans, giddy up to the Fremont Street Experience, where the Academy of Country Music takes over with a free two-day all-star concert. Sara Evans headlines tonight and Ronnie Dunn (of Brooks & Dunn fame) has the honors tomorrow. (6:30 p.m., no cover.) Get yourself pon de floor as Clash Fridays resident, Grammy-nominated producer Diplo heats it up at Rain. (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.)

Sat 2


We can’t decide what’s more exciting, the fact that Tao Beach is finally open for the 2011 summer season or that Sports Illustrated supermodel Irina Shayk —also the star of Kanye West’s video “Power”—is hosting! (In the Venetian, doors 10 a.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.) It’s all about country this weekend, and Mandalay Events Center is doggone happy to be a part of it as they present the Jägermeister Country Tour starring Dierks Bentley, Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown. (At Mandalay Beach, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $40.) Electro-pop wonder Dragonette, famed for her club hit collab with DJ Martin Solveig, stops by Surrender for a not-to-miss performance, just to say Hello! (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30, local ladies free.)

Sun 3


Cure your weekend hangover with a good laugh tonight at Crown during the Exxtreme Comedy Show with special guests Wheels Parise and Geechy Guy. (In the Rio, doors 8:45 p.m., show 9 p.m., tickets $39.50.) The Hard Rock Café on the Strip livens up tonight when New Orleans’ modern jazz quintet Galactic plays with special guests Cyril Neville and Corey Henry. (Doors 8 p.m., tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door.) In the spirit of March Madness, Vanity gears up for Dream Team, awarding 75 of the top players in the nightlife industry with custom basketball jerseys. (In the Hard Rock, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $20, locals free.)

Mon 4

It’s all about the fairer sex tonight, first with PBR kicking off its Ladies Night, where lovely lushes enjoy two-for-one well drinks and two-for-$8 beers, and from 10 p.m.-midnight sip up dollar drinks and ride the bull for free. (In Planet Hollywood, doors, 9 a.m., no cover.) A fusion of soul, indie rock and electro-pop, the BBC’s breakthrough artist of 2010, Ellie Goulding performs for three nights at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows 11 p.m.-midnight, no cover.) The female bonding ends with a battle of the beauties at Jet, where the hottest blondes compete against the hottest brunettes for a trip to Mexico and a makeover by Kim Vo while Playboy Playmates Valerie Mason and Tyran Richard serve as the sexy judges. (In The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, locals and industry free until midnight.)

Tue 5

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, enjoy the beautiful weather on Lavo’s terrace and beer garden on the Strip during Social Hour with $5 draft beers and Bellinis and a special small-plates menu. (In the Palazzo, 5-8 p.m., no cover.) Tonight Blush recognizes the women who hold the keys to Vegas’ nightlife industry at the annual Queen of Clubs party. (In Wynn, doors 9 p.m., $30 men, $20 ladies cover, locals free.) Legendary punk rockers Rise Against and Bad Religion share the stage tonight at the Joint. (In the Hard Rock, doors 7 p.m., tickets start at $31, available at

Wed 6

Local industry hottie Tiffany Masters oversees Model Material, Gold Lounge’s weekly search for fresh, fabulous faces and figures. (In Aria, doors 5 p.m., event 10 p.m., $20, locals free.) Speaking of hotties, T&T Tacos & Tequila pays homage to the botoxed and the beautiful with the debut of Cougars & Cuervo Wednesdays and its newest tequila concoction, The Cougarita. Real Housewives of Orange County star, Tamra Barney hosts. Rawr! (In Luxor, doors 11 a.m., event 6-9 p.m., no cover.)

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Thu 24 Nove—nine in Italian—holds its newest Thursday Happy Hour, featuring $7 cocktails, wine and small plates from 6-8 p.m. (In the Palms, doors 6 p.m.) Rock hard tonight at Diablo’s when bands AyalaMuze, Red Abbey and Almost Normal compete for a $10,000 grand prize, and a trip to Ireland during the weekly Battle of the Bands.