Seven Nights

Thu 2

Ditch the books and start downing the drinks, because a new lesson is about to begin: McFadden’s Summer Skool Thursdays. Each week the Irish bar hosts a naughty school girl contest, an open bar from 10-11 p.m. for local and college ladies and a beer pong tournament at 10 p.m. (In the Rio, doors 4 p.m., no cover.) Prepare yourself for a frightening fashion-forward affair, with a striking runway show and gory makeup to match, as and Haze present The Return of the Horror Project! (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $20, locals free.) Rockers Louis XIV, who hit it big with their 2005 album, The Best Little Secrets Are Kept, have been off the radar for the past three years after their breakup, but they are reuniting to make you shake June 1-4 at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10:30 p.m. and midnight, no cover.)

Fri 3

It’s that time of the month again: downtown’s busiest night, First Friday. After checking out an array of local artists and musicians, get down and funky at The Get Back at Beauty Bar (1). (517 E. Fremont St., doors 10 p.m., ladies $5, men $10.) The handsome and famed U.K. producer Mark Ronson, the man behind Amy Winehouse’s smash Back to Black and much of Lily Allen’s work, hosts the Nivea for Men kickoff party at Gold. (In Aria, doors 5 p.m., event at 10, $20 cover.) The testosterone in the paparazzi-attracting family (his sisters are Sam and Charlotte) also spins at Haze tomorrow. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Sat 4

Bet you didn’t know that this Ukrainian dancer is a five-time U.S. National Champion—unless maybe you’re a hard-core Dancing With the Stars fan. Catch the gorgeous Karina Smirnoff (2) at Tao Beach as she takes on hosting duties. (In the Venetian, doors 10 a.m., men $30, ladies $20.) For an island-like escape, hit the Silverton for its weekly Bikinis, Bands and Burgers poolside series with the laid-back and authentic sounds of Jamaican threesome Mighty Diamonds, with local reggae band Haleamano. (3333 Blue Diamond Road, doors 7 p.m., $10.) Bringing more bust and booty to Las Vegas, sexette Carmen Electra (3) hosts the steamy and sultry grand opening of the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon. (In Planet Hollywood, doors 10 p.m., men $20, ladies $10, local ladies free.)

Sun 5

Shimmy down to the world-famous Mediterranean-style luxury pool, Encore Beach Club, where DJ/VJ Sander Kleinenberg (4) spins his hits, accompanied by his handcrafted visuals. (In Encore, doors 11 a.m., men $50, women $40.) Palms Place hosts its first weekly pool extravaganza, The Sunday Scene, with the legendary DJ Scene. A party for the social elite, Palms Place also offers Sunday brunch from the mouthwatering menu at Simon. (Doors at noon, men $40, ladies free.) For some cheap brewskis and a change of scene, head down to Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, where ladies drink for a dollar. (9151 Las Vegas Blvd. South, doors 9 p.m., nonlocals $10, locals $5.)

Mon 6

Each Monday this summer, Palms Pool hosts Cabanas for a Cause, in which guests can purchase a cabana for $100 and all of the proceeds benefit local charities, starting with Three Square. (Doors at noon, men $40, women $20, locals free.) The Sin City Sinners (5) know how to rock ’n’ roll, so it’s no surprise the Vegas-rooted band has such a mass following. Catch them during Monday Night Rocks at Crown to see what all the fuss is about. (In the Rio, doors 9:30 p.m., free tickets at, otherwise $22.50 at the door.) Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so ladies gather up as many “diamond dollars” possible, which will be spread about VIP tables at Jet during its Diamonds Are Forever soirée. The girl with the most walks away with a $5,000 gift certificate to the Jewelers of Las Vegas. (In The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover, locals free until midnight.)

Tue 7

From 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, make your way to the chic Terrace Beer Garden at Lavo. The Social Hour serves $5 draft beers and bellinis and a small-plates menu. (In the Venetian, doors 5 p.m., no cover.) Stick around Lavo because resident DJ Five will spin for the lounge’s industry night. (Doors 11 p.m., men $20, ladies $10, locals free.) If you’re in the mood for some deep, funky house, Justin Baulé is just the DJ for you, and spins tonight with Spacebyrdz at Pure House Tuesdays on the Terrace. (In Caesars Palace, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)

Wed 8

Jeff Timmons, former member of temperature-rising boy band 98 Degrees, proves he still knows how to heat it up by turning it on (and taking it off) in the strapping Chippendales show. (In the Rio, doors 8 nightly, tickets start at $40, Party with the locals at Gallery Nightclub during its Wednesday bash, with T-Pain spinning a live set and hosting for the evening. (Planet Hollywood, doors 10:30 p.m., men $30, ladies $20, local ladies free.)

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