In a city where beautiful people are a dime a dozen, it’s hard to stand out. But today at Liquid, nightlife guru Jack Colton gives his picks at his annual 20 Most Beautiful People Party. (In Aria, doors 11 a.m., men $20, women $10, local ladies free.) Be whisked away this evening at the launch of Tommy Bahama’s Patio Thursdays, steel and bongo drums included. During Island Time, 4-7 p.m., the restaurant will serve its latest cocktail concoctions paired with island-inspired small plates along with a selection of new rum flights. (In Town Square, doors 11 a.m.) Rock the Roof tonight at Diablo’s Cantina, where three bands compete for $500 cash during the weekly Battle of the Bands beginning at 8 p.m. (In the Monte Carlo, doors 11 a.m., no cover.)
The man who popularized Auto-Tune, rapper T-Pain gets real today when he performs at Ditch Fridays at the Palms. (Doors noon, $25, local ladies free.) Coachella brought the soulful lyricist Lauryn Hill (1) out of hiatus and back on the road. The hip-hop beauty will perform tonight at the Boulevard Pool. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 8 p.m., tickets $55, available at CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) For a hair-raising experience, stay at the Cosmo and hit Marquee for an eerie Dirty Dutch Friday the Thirteenth bash with DJ Chuckie. Don your scariest or hauntingly sexy gear as the club awards $10,000 in cash and prizes to the most horrifying, sexiest and best overall costume. (Doors 9:30 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals ladies free.)
Wet Republic heats up today when former cast member of The Hills and star of her self-titled VH1 reality series Audrina Patridge (2) (as Perez Hilton calls her, “Ceiling Eyes”) celebrates her birthday. (In the MGM, doors 11 a.m., men $50, women $20.) Hit the streets tonight—the Vegas StrEATS, that is—for the food, streetwear, artist and DJ festival’s third monthly installment. (Outside El Cortez, doors 6 p.m., 18 and up, no cover.) The M Resort kicks off its latest production, M Pool Live, allowing guests to dip, drink and dance from 8-11 each Saturday night with cocktails, an assortment of poolside snacks and food and exciting live entertainment. Tonight Los Angeles-based singer Wes Quave, known for his covers from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder will perform. (Doors 8 p.m., no cover.)
Hit Tao Beach for trance DJs Above and Beyond (3) at Beatport Sundays (in the Venetian, doors 10 a.m., $20 cover, locals free), then head to the Palazzo for Azure’s Dolce Vita Sundays, featuring an international brunch and global house sounds (doors 11 a.m., $20 cover), or for the meatiest party of them all, get pumped up for the world famous Rehab at the Hard Rock (doors 11 a.m., men $50, ladies $30, local ladies free). Blast to the past tonight at downtown’s new kid on the block, Insert Coin(s). Don’t fight the nostalgia featurin Super Nintendo and classic arcade games, as DJ M!ke Attack starts the party for High Score Sundays.
Bare it all today—er, just the top half, actually—at Bare Pool Lounge’s industry Mondays. DJ Homicide sets the sounds to 944 magazine’s special event, the Corona Summer Light Tour, featuring $5 Coronas. (In The Mirage, doors 11 a.m., men $20, women $10, local ladies free.) Join mega-club XS for “IN” industry night as it hosts the birthday bash of San Diego Chargers star Shaun Phillips. (In Encore, doors 10 p.m., men $30, ladies $20, local ladies free.)
Toast bottoms up and tops off today at the Artisan’s Naked pool for the Topless Tuesday soiree with sounds by DJ Evan Strauss. (1501 W. Sahara Ave., doors 10 a.m., no cover.) Whether you prefer high tops or high heels, stomp over to Blush where the club presents Sneaker Heads, a sneaker party with a performance by dance group, SuperCr3w. (In the Wynn, doors 9 p.m., men $30, ladies $20, locals free.)
Catch indie-rockin’ Georgia natives The Whigs, who opened last year for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, as they return to Vegas at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.) Throw on your dancing shoes and heat up your midweek because tonight Crown gets spicy for Latin Libido. (In the Rio, doors 10 p.m., $20 cover.) Remix Artist Collective (4), a.k.a. RAC, best known for their indie-band remixes, brings their dance party prowess to Savile Row tonight. (In Luxor, doors 11 p.m., no cover.)