Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 9

The competition to find Vegas’ Sexiest Server continues as the buxom bottle-wielding babes fight for the winning prize of $10,000. (In the Wynn, 10:30 p.m., Insert Coin(s) hosts the USA Sevens Rugby Parade of Nations with a Jonah Loma Rugby XBox (1) tournament awarding $500 cash and two tickets to the USA Sevens rugby tournament to the winner. (512 E. Fremont St., 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Se préparer: internationally famed French DJ Joachim Garraud (2) takes over the tables at Tao and kicks off his 2012 Tao Group residency. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m.,

Fri 10

Fall in love at Savile Row’s My Sweet Vegas Valentine party presented by and Vegas Boogie with music by Midnight Affair and DJ Dhanai. (In the Luxor, 11 p.m., Get In The House at Haze because Arno Cost and Hook ’n Sling will be rocking the venue. (In Aria, 10 p.m.,

Sat 11

The King of celebrity blogging hits The Bank to host Perez Hilton’s Broken Hearts Ball. (In the Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., Reggae stars Fiji, Trey Smoov, J-Boog, Na Orua and Bonafide perform at the third annual USA Sevens Reggae Bash at Sunset Amphitheater. (9 p.m., The official spot for after-hours on Fremont East is Naked Neon at Vanguard, happening every Saturday and First Friday. (516 E. Fremont St., 3 a.m., Tommy Rocker’s hosts Rapture Riot: a party with live bands, a burlesque show and wild fashions with proceeds to benefit The Shade Tree. Outside choose from five tasty food trucks part of the Saturday Night Truck Stop. (4275 Dean Martin Dr., 8 p.m.,

Sun 12

Light Group’s latest venture Lily kicks off its industry-night party with jazz/rock pianist and America’s Got Talent! contestant Elew. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., The Lounge at the Palms transforms into the Vegas Poetry Lounge every Sunday, tonight featuring Barry Black & the Senzuals. (5 and 7:30 p.m.,

Mon 13

Hardcore fans of’s Sexiest Server battle are in luck: It happens twice this week! Catch the second event at STK with an open bar from 7-8 p.m. (In the Cosmopolitan, 7 p.m., Kick off the annual MAGIC and PROJECT fashion conventions with a Fashion Week Las Vegas party featuring DJs Diplo (3) and Dave Fogg at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tue 14

Show your love for fashion at these sizzling style parties: Creative Recreation and Hudson Jeans host a MAGIC after-party featuring Manufactured Superstars and DJs Jazzy Jeff, Irie, Spider, Ross One and Five (4) at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m., while the sounds of DJs Lupe Fiasco and Gellatly go off at the official NYLON Magazine party at Lavo. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m., Give Valentine’s Day the cold shoulder at Minus 5 for Ice Dating, a singles night inviting singles to mingle. (In Monte Carlo, 7 p.m., Check out more Valentine’s Day action.

Wed 15

Get high—55 stories so—at Ghostbar when Snitch presents City Legends featuring DJs 19Sixty and Wizdumb. (In the Palms, 10:30 p.m., Savile Row hosts the hippest of hip DJs and artists at its seamlessly cool Wednesday affair, The Cut. (In the Luxor, 10 p.m.

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French DJ Joachim Garraud wears the mighty Space Invader avatar like a coat of arms. You can see the vintage video-game character emblazoned on the T-shirts that he wears inside nightclubs, on his live visuals and CD covers and even on the headphones and sunglasses available in his online shop. Garraud’s fascination with the 8-bit creature goes back to his early career. When Garraud began DJing, at the dawn of the rave movement, he didn’t want to use a photo of himself. Instead, he looked for a symbol that could represent him.



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