Seven Nights

Thu 30

Kick off Independence Day weekend at the all-American PBR Rock Bar during its Patriotic Patio Party, which will offer $5 Washington apple shots, red, white and blue daiquiris, dollar bull rides and like-home barbecue. (In Planet Hollywood, doors 10 a.m., no cover. Complete Fourth of July weekend party lineup.) It’s OK to be excited, all you punk-rockers! Something to scream your lungs out for: The Vans Warped Tour (1) returns to Vegas. So hit the stages, jump around and mosh till you’re black and blue along with bands such as Unwritten Law, Pepper, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, 30h!3 and dozens more. (In the Plaza parking lot, doors 10 a.m., tickets $38.50, Now that Crystal Harris is out of the picture, Playboy wannabes have a chance to catch Hef’s attentions. Begin by entering the Miss Playboy of July contest at the Playboy Club. (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., men $20, ladies free.)

Fri 1

It’s live, loud and local: Get together with other Vegas music and art-scene lovers at Gypsy Den’s First Friday concert with bands Spell Talk, Max Pain and the Groovies, Hoka Hey and Hidden Lines. (213 E. Colorado St., 6:30 p.m., no cover.) True to the roots of rock ’n’ roll and one of the most exciting additions to the weekly poolside summer concert series, Vermont natives Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (2) visit Las Vegas and spread their contagious and energetic vibes. (At Red Rock Resort, doors 7 p.m., $30, San Diego’s head house honcho, DJ Scooter, one half of Scooter and Lavelle, headlines Haze’s I’m With the DJ party. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $20.)

Sat 2

It’s every girl’s—and some guys’—guilty pleasure, and the famed family is back for another season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E!. Tonight you can get up close and personal with the boy that’s nice to look at, a.k.a. Rob Kardashian, when he hosts at Jet (In The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $40 cover) or keep up with Kourtney’s controversial baby-daddy, Scott Disick (3), as he leads the party at Chateau. (In Paris, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.)

Sun 3

Ooh and ahh at the fire in the sky tonight, when Caesars Palace shoots off a round of fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. (9:15 p.m., no cover.) It’s what every girl who graduated high school in the ’90s has dreamt of for years: Nine former boy-banders of New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, whose oft-kissed pictures hung in your locker, have united to bring the NKOTBSB Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center (In Mandalay Bay, doors 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $87, and then will follow up with the official after-party at Chateau. (In Paris, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20.) If laugh-out-loud comedy tickles your fancy more than a sing-along, hit the Pearl for the Anti-Social Network Tour with funny boys Jim Norton, Bill Burr, Jim Breuer and Dave Attell. (In the Palms, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $77,

Mon 4

Thank Glaude it’s finally July 4—Donald Glaude, that is! The California resident brings his big sound and DJ Magazine award-winning talents to rock the adult pool Bare. (In The Mirage, doors 10 a.m., men $40, women $10, locals free.) Though parties have overwhelmed the desert, five Station Casinos properties—Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Texas Station, Fiesta Station-Rancho and Aliante Station—keep it traditional, setting off a nine-minute fireworks show in conjunction with the company’s 35th anniversary. (9 p.m., If you’ve lived in Vegas long enough, you know that Aussies love this party city. One of the most famous music men from Down Under, Dirty South, plays tonight at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)

Tue 5

Owners of Beatport and Wynn resident DJs (not to mention Paris Hilton’s new favorite duo), Manufactured Superstars play an intimate show at Blush boutique nightclub. (In the Wynn, doors 9 p.m., men $30, women $20, local ladies free.) L.A. blues jam band the Diamond Light (4) shines its light on the city tonight at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.)

Wed 6

No doubt you’ll need to recover from the hectic holiday weekend, so sit back, relax and enjoy Beauty Bar’s local film and music night, tonight screening Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey. (517 E. Fremont St., doors 9 p.m., no cover.) Let’s get digital, digital. Dance till you’re dead at Surrender when producer and remixer Digital Lab spins. (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30, locals and industry free.)

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