Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 25

Feel like you’re on a different planet with the melodic songs and feet-tappin’ anthems of Cincinnati band Walk the Moon when they play the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool. Also check out contributing writer Craig Nyman’s interview with them at Lollapalooza on Page 96. (Show 9 p.m., no cover.) Dream of riding elephants, opening your eyes to a foreign culture, exploring lush green lands and indulging in a full-moon party on the beach? Then hit Haze for Destination Thailand: The Hangover Edition, where you’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for Travel Bucks because the girl that collects the most dollars from tables hidden in the VIP section wins a trip for two to Thailand. (In Aria, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, ladies $20, locals free.)

Fri 26

If “you’re so paid,” bring all your swagger to the Pearl as Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy, with support by Freddie Gibbs, blows smoke and the roughest of rhymes and rhythms in the air. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $40, On Aug. 28, 2009, the music world lost one of its most iconic DJs, Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM. Vanity pays tribute to the unforgotten mix master with a performance by De La Soul, where all proceeds go to the DJ AM Memorial Fund, which maintains AM’s legacy and his commitment to helping other struggling with addiction. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, doors 10:30 p.m., men $40, women $20.) You can’t just press play for a win tonight at Insert Coin(s). Presented by Big A. Rod Productions, the arcade bar hosts Vegas’ first annual Turntablism DJ Battle, judging on the ability to scratch, spin, mix and manipulate the sound. (512 E. Fremont St., doors at 8 p.m., no cover.)

Sat 27

Hear the titan of trance, ATB (1), spin in Marquee Nightclub, bringing you a little bit of ecstasy. (doors 10 p.m., men $50, women $20.) But if reggae jams are more your thang, find solace at Encore Beach Club when Rome of Sublime performs an acoustic show. (In Encore, doors at 11 a.m., men $40, women $30.) Gods of trance, Kyau & Albert are celebrating 15 years in the electro euphoria at Perfecto. Download the 15 Years of Kyau & Albert DJ Mix on the Palms podcast at (In the Palms, doors 10 p.m., $30 cover, local ladies free.)

Sun 28

Take in the last few days of scorching temperatures at one of your favorite Vegas Sunday Fun-day enthusiast pools, Liquid Sundays, with summer resident DJ John Pearce and $20 all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys or mimosas bar. (In Aria, doors 11 a.m., men $20, women $10.) It’s the last Sunday Scene at Palms place, so get your final bite of brunching and bikinis, beginning at Simon Restaurant followed by the pool with DJs Scene and Scientific. (Doors noon., men $40, ladies free.) If you’re not too sunburnt, catch some musical waves with ’90s rockers the Butthole Surfers (2) at the Pearl. (In the Palms, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $34,

Mon 29

If you haven’t partied with a purpose at the Palms, do it today and purchase a cabana for $100, with all proceeds going to the Caring Place. Each week Cabanas for a Cause donates 100 percent of cabana costs to a local charity. The Caring Place is a nonprofit organization dedicated to easing the journey of those affected by cancer. (In the Palms, doors at noon, Show off your magnum size this evening at the Cosmopolitan. Receive a magnum upgrade with the purchase of a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at STK’s Magnum Monday with DJ Skribble (3). (In the Cosmopolitan, doors at 5 p.m.) Stick around the casino for Redfoo’s march of madness, Party Rock Mondays, in Marquee. (Doors at 9 p.m., men $40, women $20, locals free.)

Tue 30

If you’re a fan of Empire of the Sun and Passion Pit, don’t miss New Zealanders The Naked and Famous—you’ve heard their music on Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl—when they headline at the Boulevard Pool. (In the Cosmopolitan, show at 9 p.m., no cover.) Far from indie, the metal-rappers—whose latest music shows their more sensitive side—Linkin Park (4) returns to Vegas to rock The Joint. (In the Hard Rock, doors 8 p.m., tickets start at $76,

Wed 31

If you’re a computer nerd at heart and—admit it—have either gotten your opinion out on or taken advice from others, head down to the Royal Boutique Resort for Yelp’s Nerdy Dancing Party. Dress like a nerd so you can be there and be square. RSVP at (99 Convention Center Drive., doors at 8 p.m.) If you love tattoos, babes and booze hit King Ink for Guns and Brushes, a live photo shoot party with models in body paint and tattoos by King Ink artists. Take advantage of the open bar from 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 50 percent off tattoos. (In The Mirage, doors 10 p.m., no cover.)

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No platform is necessary when 6-foot-7-inch, 300-pound DJ Derrick Anthony steps up to the tables. Formerly known as Big Dee, the radio personality-turned-club-DJ is most often spotted spinning at XS or Tryst these days, where he’s been a resident for three years after earning the gig in a hard-core DJ competition. You might also have followed his antics on one reality show or another, or on one of the three cable music channels that play his mixes.



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