Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 8

You look like you need a break from pounding bass. We highly recommend stopping by Book & Stage for multiple sets by sultry songstress Rachael Yamagata (1), who’ll be singing her heart out nightly through Saturday. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m. and midnight, Celebrate the grand opening of cool British clothing lines Topshop and Topman at Fashion Show by joining the party at Tryst featuring a set by Manufactured Superstars (2). As much as we love Brad and Shawn, we’re hoping they won’t play their new collaboration with Paris Hilton. (In Wynn, 11:30 p.m.,

Fri 9

Jonesin’ for a saltwater swim? Wet Republic opens for its fifth season today for pool partiers who won’t be deterred by projected temperatures in the high 60s. (In MGM, 11 a.m., Get a little intimate—at least in terms of venue—when Planet LA Records stops by The Lounge en route to SXSW with rock band Native June (3), guests The Grey Area, Lost in Atlantis, Thomas King Band and Gabe Kubanda. (In the Palms, 11 p.m., Throw those double L’s in the air when Philippines-born, Netherlands-bred Laidback Luke (4) is In the House again at Haze. (In Aria, 10 p.m., Whether it’s “Dizzy Cow” or “Homicidal Terrahawk,” have your own Wu name generated online in preparation for Wu Tang Clan founder GZA’s (5) appearance at Chateau. (In Paris, 10:30 p.m.,

Sat 10

Welcome to Bat Country! Grab your best Hawaiian shirt and green poker visor and channel the late, great Hunter S. Thompson along with Marquee for the launch of Sh!t Show with Cedric Gervais. As your attorney, I advise you to go Gonzo with your attire because anyone in Fear and Loathing-inspired duds enjoys open bar until midnight. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., They’re a little bit dance-y, they’re a little bit rock ’n roll. The duo of Breathe Carolina stops by Pure to perform their song “Blackout.” No word if the scary mimes or chocolate syrup-covered hotties from the video will make an appearance. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

Sun 11

Get “Down” or “All Mixed Up” as Vegas once again celebrates 311 Day in honor of the band with a weekend of festivities culminating in a concert by the boys at the Grand Garden Arena. (In the MGM Grand, 8 p.m., It’s that time again to check out the latest and greatest (and sometimes strangest) innovations in the world of partying! The annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has descended upon Vegas. Rub elbows at Vanity for the Club Pass Party. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m.,

Mon 12

Oh, the great “Do I have time to go home and fix my face?” debate. Worry no more about your appearance for post-work partying. Introducing Makeup and Mimosas happy-hour specials at Michael Boychuck’s Color Salon. Get pampered and pre-game all in one stop! (In Caesars Palace, 2-4 p.m., Yeaaah! Okaaay! You know the drill for the man with the grill. If someone is yelling a catchphrase in your ear, Lil Jon must be back in town. Catch his DJ set along with a grip of Nightclub & Bar Platinum Party attendees at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tue 13

Here’s hoping the phrase “trance cry” catches on. It’s like when you go to see your favorite trance DJ/producer—Dash Berlin at Lavo for example—and the song is just so dang beautiful that you tear up but can’t stop dancing. Bring tissues for when “Disarm Yourself” drops. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m., If March Madness has you all hot and bothered, cool off at Minus 5 Ice Lounge while sucking down the deliciousness at the new premium daiquiri bar. Or go traditional with $3 Pabst Blue Ribbons and more. (In Mandalay Place, 11-3 a.m.,

Wed 14

Before there was dubstep, there was drum and bass. And it was good. Learn the roots of the bass music scene with the legendary British DJ SS, plus sets by Crissy Criss, Bailey and more for the World of Drum and Bass 2012 Tour at LVCS. (425 Fremont St., 9 p.m., “You blocked me on Facebook!” Knife Party, a.k.a. Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen (also from Pendulum), will drop “Internet Friends” and other EDM goodness at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,