Seven Nights

Thu 14

Compared to Depeche Mode and New Order, Mexican band Mœnia (1) combines electronica, synth-pop and alternative rock to create their unique sound that’s gained them international success. Baile baile with them and local openers Jacuzzi Hi Dive at the House of Blues. (In Mandalay Bay, doors 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., tickets start at $25 in advance, $29 day of, Keep the international party up at Rí Rá Irish Pub, because coming directly from Ireland, the Wild Celts perform. Check out Rí Rá on Fridays and Saturdays as the bar lights dim and the sounds begin at 11:30 p.m. for late-night shows through August. (In The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, doors 9 a.m. on weekends, show at 8:15 p.m., no cover.) There will be a different kind of “Ho, Ho, Ho!” tonight at Haze’s annual Christmas in July bash. Pull out your best Santa Claus and sexiest Mrs. Claus costume, and you just might find your stocking stuffed with $5,000. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $20, locals free.)

Fri 15

Debuting in 1993 as Ben Folds Five, piano-rocker Ben Folds (2) remains a favorite to many. He brings his ballads and sing-a-longs to the Boulevard Pool tonight. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 8 p.m., tickets $35 at Whether you hit the Las Vegas Film Festival or not, take it to The Bank for indie-film star sightings and (try to) rub elbows with as actor Michael Madsen hosts the Film Festival After-party. (In the Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.) Have no fear if you missed Wolfgang Gartner’s (3) hyped set at EDC. You can get sweaty and roll on into Surrender as the maestro conducts a massive dance party to kick off his new residency. (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Sat 16

If you’re one of those people who complains that Vegas has no culture, hold it right there and head downtown to The Beat for a “melting pot” of culture as the venue hosts The Mecca, an evening of local art and music with performances by Machine Gun Dojo and Crystal Lasorsa while local artists Christopher Galvan and Ritchie Savage do live painting. (520 E. Fremont St., 7 p.m., no cover.) Philly singer-songwriter and tattooed beauty queen Christina Perri (4), who rose to fame when her song “Jar of Hearts” was featured on So You Think You Can Dance and later on Glee, stops in Vegas to share her spirit at Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, show at 10:30 p.m., no cover.) Revolution Lounge is looking for bronzed, beautiful and bodacious babes to win their Ms. Caribbean Tan competition and go coconuts over a $2,000 prize. (In The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., men $20, women $10.)

Sun 17

Lovers of bananas and champagne, Dada Life, the Swedes who closed out Electric Daisy Carnival, bring their crazy antics to Encore Beach Club for Sunday’s daytime dance-a-thon, Day Star. (In Encore, doors 11 a.m., men $50, women $40, local ladies free.) Nightlife guru Jack Colton hosts his annual Jack Colton Party Awards at The Bank. Visit to vote on the Vegas’ best parties. (In the Bellagio, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, locals free.)

Mon 18

Sin City is recognized for its collection of long-legged and toned beauties, and today they gather at Bare to host Dunk a Dancer. Guests who successfully soak a dancer in the dunk-tank on their first shot receive a free pitcher. (In The Mirage, doors 11 a.m., men $20, women $10 locals free.) You know the city of sin also lassos in the hottest DJs and most stunning models, and this evening STK roped in a hottie who can claim both: Model-turned-DJ SKAM artist DJ Sky Nellor spins at the restaurant’s Magnum Mondays where industry receives 25 percent off their bill. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 5 p.m., no cover.)

Tue 19

It’s local Ladies Night, and the mood is right at Nove Italiano. The trendy and chic restaurant located in the Fantasy Tower with gorgeous views, offers 50 percent off the entire bill to the fairer sex. (In the Palms, doors 5:30 p.m., make reservations at or call 942-6800, no cover.) After the dining experience, take the elevator down to Moon for Bang! Tuesdays with DJs Benny Black and Spryte. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., $20 cover, free for local ladies.) Get down in your sexiest get-up for Blush’s Halfway to Halloween gala, where the sexiest costume wins $5,000. (In the Wynn, doors 9 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)

Wed 20

L.A.-based duo Classixx (5) returns to Savile Row to shake the newest indie-hipster-turned-electro night Vegas has been craving, The Cut, with their remixes from artists such as Phoenix, Ladyhawke and Major Lazer. (In Luxor, doors 11 p.m., entrance upon gatekeepers discretion.) The remixers that will take you on a musical safari, Sex Panther, puts their paws on the turntables at Club Nikki at Nikki Beach’s weekly Industry Night. (In the Tropicana, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)