Not gonna lie: We’ve spent many a morning partying long after the Sun has come up thanks to Drai’s. Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the longest-running after-hours when it opens early, offering free booze 10 p.m.-midnight, plus the Vegas debut of DJ Jamie Jones. Don’t forget your sunglasses, ’cause the party don’t stop till after 8 in the morning! (In Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall, Drais.com.) Pool season update! Liquid opens today, so slather on the sunscreen for a cloudless sky and temps in the mid-70s. (In Aria, 11 a.m., LightGroup.com.) Here’s a new drinking game for the #TranceFamily: Every time ATB teases the opening notes of “9PM (Till I Come)” throughout his set at Tao, take a shot! And if he drops Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” pony-up for a bottle! (In Venetian, 10 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com.)
Go Hard, or go home! Hard events, that is. The electronic-music brand debuts in Vegas with its first event featuring Boys Noize, Destructo and resident DJ Stellar at Haze. “We’re more focused on the music and cutting-edge talent and coming from more of a rock vibe,” says Destructo, a.k.a. Hard mastermind Gary Richards. Read the full story at WeeklySeven.com/gossip. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., LightGroup.com.) Something tells us she won’t be asked to host at the Playboy Club … Hef’s runaway bride/Playmate Crystal Harris will be getting her party on at the Playground instead. Feel free to drop off your sugar-daddy application Friday night. (3525 W. Russell Road, midnight, CH3LV.com.)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know Carmen Electra is Irish? Did you even care? Either way, she’ll be celebrating at Chateau. Though if you want to pre-game, Chateau’s outdoor terrace will open at 9 a.m. with Irish-ish food, pints o’ green beer and tunes. (In Paris, 10:30 p.m., ChateauNightclubLV.com.) Ironically, down the Strip at Tabú, Electra’s non-Irish ex, Dennis Rodman, will host, and word has it he’s dyeing his ’do green in honor of the holiday. Maybe they’ll stop by each other’s events and brawl for the occasion? (In MGM, 10 p.m., MGMGrand.com.) There are pots of gold more fun all over Las Vegas! Check out the complete St. Patty’s guide here.
If you don’t have the hangover o’ death from Saturday, there’s always more drunken dancing to be done! Dub Church and Loose Cannon presents, direct from Miami, the Bring on the Beats Tour, featuring Scratch-D of Dynamix II, Brazen, Breadman, Michael Toast, Koss and MC T.M. in the King’s Room with all the bass-in-your-face you can stand. (In Rio, 10 p.m., DubChurch.com.) Take in one of the best views of Sin City at Ghostbar Sundays as veteran DJ Kevin Brown stops by for a guest set with resident Brandon Kent. (In Palms, 10 p.m., Palms.com.)
If you didn’t look at the calendar, you might think Monday is the new Saturday! Marquee welcomes the legendary Armin van Buuren, plus Gareth Emery, for a trance-tastic night. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) Over at XS, youngster Porter Robinson kicks off his residency. Just keep the cougars and Coronas away from the booth while the 19-year-old wunderkind spins. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)
It’s official: the movie Idiocracy is accurately predicting the future, and we’re frightened to see who’s breeding. That being said, while it’s confirmed that Jersey Shore’s Snookie has a mini-meatball in the oven, and is subsequently refraining from her usual shenanigans, fellow cast members Deena Nicole, Sammi “Sweetheart” and Ronnie will join tanned and toned spring-breakers poolside for MTV’s takeover at the Palms through Thursday. Rapper Young Jeezy, Dev and U.K. boy band The Wanted will perform during the two days of events as well. (Noon, Palms.com.) The Russian rising star Arty stops by to Party All Night/Tuesdays at Lavo, complete with signature sounds that made him an Anjunabeats star. (In Palazzo, 11 p.m., LavoLV.com.)
Have you been neglecting your happy-hour duties? Experience SambaHour at SushiSamba with a new menu for March, including a variety of $6 Caipirinhas, $5 Brazilian beers and $6 dishes, including camarão ceviche, São Paulo shrimp rolls and beef anticuchos. (In Palazzo, 4-7 p.m., SushiSamba.com.) Join pro BMX rider Ricardo Laguna and posse as he hosts a viewing party for—what else?—The Ricardo Laguna Project. Down a few “Back Flip No Hander” cocktails created for the occasion, then stick around as Hang the DJ presents Versus with guests HavocNdeeD and resident DJ 88. (Insert Coin(s), 7:30 p.m., InsertCoinsLV.com.)