Seven Nights

Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.

Thu 16

Nominated for seven Grammys this year and taking home Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “The Way You Are,” lady killer Bruno Mars is joined by “Tightrope” singer Janelle Monáe (1) at the Pearl. (In the Palms, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $35, He’s a playa, he’s a playa! Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne rolls into Las Vegas to raise hands at the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 5 p.m., tickets $28 in advance, $32 day of, Before you start your evening, treat your pup and yourself to Yappy Hour, where dogs can run around Rumor Boutique Resort’s grassy environs and compete in a Doggie Talent Contest while the winner’s owner will get a two-night stay at the hotel. Along with drink specials and yummy Yappatizers for two- and four-legged attendees, pup-friendly companies such as Sniffany & Co. and Little White Dog Co. will make dogs wag their tails. (5-8 p.m., no cover.)

Fri 17

Do you realize … that psychedelic Oklahoma natives the Flaming Lips will rock Las Vegas? Catch the iconic and mesmerizing band at the Boulevard Pool. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 8 p.m., tickets $40, The young and talented master of dub-tronica Sonny Moore—a.k.a. Skrillex (2)—performs at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip. (Doors 9:30 p.m., tickets $30, Experience all five of your SEN5ES as the smoke-free party presents Vaski at the Artisan. (Doors 10 p.m., no cover.)

Sat 18

Come see what Heidi Montag looks like in the flesh! The Hills star and plastic surgery fanatic hosts the afternoon at Wet Republic. (In the MGM Grand, doors 11 a.m., men $50, women $20.) Hometown heroes Panic! At the Disco, who just released their latest album Vices & Virtues, take to the stage at the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 6 p.m., tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of, available at Dance till you die at Savile Row, where unique and talented artists, and remix masters Holy Ghost (3), Remix Artist Collective (RAC) and Afghan Raiders spin. (In Luxor, doors 10 p.m., entrance upon gatekeeper’s discretion, no cover.)

Sun 19

You be the judge tonight at Sammy’s Battle of the Bands in Cabo Wabo, where bands have been duking it out since May 1 for the chance to play at X107.5 FM’s annual Holiday Havoc and win $5,000 in Sam Ash merchandise. (In Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood, doors 11 a.m., event at 9 p.m., no cover.) Fresno, Calif.’s Clouded Vision (4) brings their laidback reggae-rock to Book & Stage through June 21. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.) If you’re a dad, or if your dad or grandpa likes to party, drag ’em down to PBR Rock Bar & Grill, where pops and pappy can ride the mechanical bull for free, and kids eat for free with the purchase of an entrée. (In Planet Hollywood, doors 11 a.m., no cover.)

Mon 20

Spend the day sunbathing and enjoying the fresh indie jams and house beats of the ever-so-smiley DJ M!ke Attack during Encore Beach Club’s industry day. (In the Encore, doors 12 p.m., men $50, women $40, locals free.) Keep the party rollin’ and enjoy some tasty cocktails and apps while you’re at it at Herbs & Rye’s House Mondays. (3713 W. Sahara Ave., no cover.)

Tue 21

Test your singing skills (and laugh at that of others) at the Karaoke Contest afoot at Light Group’s Brand Steakhouse. (In the Monte Carlo, 10 p.m., no cover.) The stylish and stunning ex-models that make up DJ duo Nervo (5), kick off their residency at Blush. The Australian songwriters can be credited with David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s smash “When Love Takes Over,” and in addition to their Vegas dates will DJ on Britney Spears’ summer tour. (In Encore, doors 9 p.m., men $30, women $20, local ladies free.)

Wed 22

Get chatty tonight at Crystals restaurant Social House for Kudasai, the weekly Wednesday dinner party where industry members receive half off their meals. (Doors 5 p.m., call 736-1122 for reservations with code nv2011kudasai.) Experience an all-you-can-drink day and night with Palazzo and Venetian’s Bar Hop pass: Through July 31, grab a wristband and enjoy unlimited well drinks, house wine and domestic beers at Laguna Champagne Bar, Fusion Mixology Bar, Salute Lounge, Oculus Bar and La Scena Lounge. This pass also includes complimentary admission to Azure Luxury Pool. Wristbands are $75 for the day or $150 for the weekend. (At Palazzo and Venetian, passes available at any Venetian box office, call 414-9000.)

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