Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 21

Instead of 105-degree heat and out-of-this-world air-conditioning fees, do you dream of crisp 25-degree air and fresh powder? Then grab all your bros and bras and cruise down to Liquid for Tahoe Takeover, where the local with the largest crew will win a winter getaway for 30 guests in Lake Tahoe. Locals can pre-register by calling 588-5656 or at Liquid, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All contestants must have their group at the pool by 4 p.m. (In Aria, doors 11 a.m., men $20, women $10.) Get down with sexy and transcendent rock ’n’ roll goddesses who are no strangers to the scene, Leisha Hailey (who played Alice on The L Word) and Camila Grey, as their band Uh Huh Her (1) rocks Book & Stage. (In the Cosmopolitan, shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, no cover.) Get ready to do the Humpty Hump because Digital Underground will be in the house for Haze’s newest party, Step Into the ’90s. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30,an locals free.)

Fri 22

Get your dose of loud, live and local—not to mention some affordable wine tasting—at the Hostile Grape during Rock ’n’ Roll Wine’s Tasting Room & Sound Bar weekly wine showdown. Tonight, Vegas boys Left Standing rock the house with their contemporary alternative sound. (In the M Resort, doors 5 p.m., shows at 8 and 10 p.m., no cover.)  Legendary band Alkaline Trio (2), whose band has lived a successful 15 years of punk rocking, released their eighth studio album, Damnesia, and invite all to sing along with them at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip. (Doors 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 day of, Get your electro aggression out when DJ/producer Kill the Noise throws a dance-till-you-drop-a-thon at Surrender. (In Encore, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $30.)

Sat 23

Tonight live music from all generations prevails. The Boulevard Pool has offered some of the most exciting performances of the summer, and Queens of the Stone Age take to the stage for another unforgettable show, with opening act the ’70s-inspired Le Butcherettes. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $39.50, The music continues when Aussie chart-toppers INXS (3) flash you back to the ’80s at the Pearl. (In the Palms, doors at 8 p.m. tickets start at $45.) Soundgarden bring their “Black Hole Sun” to The Joint along with progressive rockers with punk rock roots, The Mars Volta. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $65.50,

Sun 24

No matter what it is you like to ride, saddle up and pay your dues toward the original bad boys of the Wild Wild West because it’s National Day of the Cowboy. Grab your boots and trot down to PBR Rock Bar for a mechanical bull competition where the three top riders will win bar tabs of $200, $100 and $50. (In the Miracle Mile Shops, doors 8 a.m., no cover.) Iconic radio DJ, whose broken more records in the electronic dance music scene than anyone to-date, the U.K.’s Pete Tong (4) continues his residency at Encore Beach Club and brings elements from his “It’s All Gone Pete Tong” party in Ibiza to Vegas. (In Encore, doors 11 a.m., men $50, women $40, local ladies free.)

Mon 25

Hope you’ve got the dough to throw down at American Apparel, because spandex, bright colors and a ready-to-party hipster attitude are praised on Redfoo’s monthly maker of morning-after hot messes, Party Rock Monday. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20, locals free.)

Tue 26

Broker than a joke? Tacos & Tequila has got you covered. Its latest happy hour is full of $5 faves: Dos Equis Lager, Jose Cuervo shots, sangria, well drinks and, of course, its signature muchies. (In Luxor, doors 11 a.m., no cover.) Liven up your Tuesday night at the Improv at Harrahs, featuring a slew of class clowns each week. Next up, the man with the gift of an ever-changing soundbox, Charles Fleischer, known for his voice-over roles as Roger (among others) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II, Polar Bear Express and more. (In Harrahs, doors 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., tickets $29 or VIP for $45,

Wed 27

Gather all your friends and head down to the Griffin where some of the best local bands take over the backroom for weekly concerts. Tonight, grab dollar Hamm’s beers from 10-11 p.m. and catch musician Ben Hale and friends. (511 E. Fremont St., doors 5 p.m., bands at 10 p.m., no cover.) Snitch Wednesday will pack Ghostbar when L.A. rockers Nico Vega (5), who have toured with the likes of Neon Trees, Shiny Toy Guns, Metric and Semi Precious Weapons, perform high atop the Palms. (Doors 10 p.m., $20 cover, locals free.)