Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 5

Start off 2012 on the right foot—a loud, shuffling one to be exact—with the launch of Funktion, a party created by Insomniac and Frequency Events presenting the best of electro and bass. Party tonight with Dieselboy, Dillon Francis, John B, Messinian, and local resident Teenwolf. (3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 9 p.m., The parties don’t end with New Year’s Eve and Haze proves it as it welcomes a performance by Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. (In Aria, 9 p.m., Piano maestro and local favorite Michael Spadoni, known to perform dazzling versions of pop covers and tunes of his own, entertains at the Royal House’s Speakeasy Thursdays. (99 Convention Center Drive, 9 p.m.,

Fri 6

Kick it like royalty in the King’s Room at Crown for A Late Night Affair afterhours, welcoming the grimiest of dubstep and offering free admission to all. (In the Rio, 2 a.m., Australian superstar Dirty South is sure to drop hits “Walking Alone” and “Phazing” when he checks in for his residency at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., At Haze’s In the House Fridays, former band boys, Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars and Antoine Becks of CB7, show off their DJ skills. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,

Sat 7

Attention all you bootleggers: Give ’em the ol’ razzle dazzle as Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza hosts a Prohibition party at The Bank. (In the Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., The iconic DJ that’s been an innovator of electronic music for more than 20 years, Tijs Verwest (more commonly known as Tiësto puts his spin on XS. (10 p.m., Pick your poison as Ghostbar Dayclub offers beer pong and piñatas-breaking 55 floors up (In the Palms, 1 p.m.,, or eat, drink and be merry at Lavo’s Champagne Brunch; be sure to clean your plate before the ladies take to dancing on the table tops. (In the Palazzo, 2 p.m.,

Sun 8

The steamiest competition of the buxom bottle babes,’s Sexiest Server, kicks off at The Bank’s Industry Sundays and offers $10,000 to the winning cocktailer. (In the Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., Every Sunday, Revolution Lounge gets a little more fabulous as Closet Sundays takes over. Tonight, the fun-fest celebrates songstress Adele’s DVD release. (In The Mirage, 9 p.m.,

Mon 9

Get the New Year started at two of Vegas’ most notorious Monday-night industry parties: Marquee Mondays at the Cosmopolitan’s mega club (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,, or hit the glitzy indoor/outdoor venue, XS, where the champagne seems to never stop flowing. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tue 10

Hang out at the Miracle Mile Shops, where PBR Rock Bar celebrates happy hour from 3-7 p.m. and midnight-close with bottomless domestic drafts, 2-for-1 well drinks, and 10 percent off dining bills for CES attendees. (In Planet Hollywood, 8 p.m., Party where the locals do at Beauty Bar’s most popular night with cheap drinks, unmatchable jams and, of course, nickel beers at Nickel F*cking Beer Night. (517 E. Fremont St., 10 p.m.,

Wed 11

Find out why the 23-year-old Grammy award winner Afrojack is such a big deal when the Dutch producer spins his high-energy set. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Don’t lose sight of those New Year’s resolutions, ladies! Be as beautiful as you want at Women’s World Wednesday in the Royal House for a girls-only night of beauty techniques, products and deals as well as complimentary champagne from 6-8 p.m. (99 Convention Center Drive,

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