Seven Nights

Thu 3

Did you know there are other reasons to drink than to get drunk? At Origin India Restaurant & Bar, the Give the Gift of Happy Summer Memories benefit cocktail party will raise money for the Camp K’helah fund. (4480 Paradise Road, 6:30 p.m., After we stopped laughing, we decided this one was worth sharing: Hussong’s Cantina & Taqueria hosts a Shake Weight competition, so get those camera phones ready. (In Mandalay Place, 7:30 p.m., Your monthly bass explosion is back as Funktion presents Liquid Stranger, Original Sin, Messinian, Vicious Circle, King and Trixxx. (In the Hard Rock Café on the Strip, 9 p.m.,

Fri 4

Oooh, Nadia Ali. Her haunting vocals are some of the most recognizable in dance music, most recently on “Pressure.” She’ll sing live alongside Cosmic Gate and EDX at Marquee tonight. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Nothing soaks up booze like fast food. And that inevitable post-party chore just got easier with the new Metro McDonald’s on the Strip and an after-hours party! Micky D’s transforms into a nightclub for the evening, DJ Cyberkid will spin and a portion of proceeds from midnight to 4 a.m. benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. (3717 Las Vegas Blvd. South, midnight.) Prediction: Tommy Trash will be the next big thing in dance music that all the cool kids will latch on to. Hear him over at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Sat 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Or Cinco de Drinko for bingers. And you can do just that all day starting at 11 a.m. at the grand opening of Señor Frog’s Restaurant, Bar & Clothesline, complete with an attempt to set a record for the world’s largest tequila toast at 9 p.m. (In TI, Just when you were thinking, “My, there is a severe lack of drag queens downtown,” the owner of Krave saves the day! Introducing Drink & Drag, a new LGBT haven taking over the former second floor of Jillian’s. There will be bowling, video games and, of course, drag performances. Celebrate the grand opening with Lady Bunny. (In Neonopolis, 7 p.m., Opening for the summer pool season today is Tao Beach. Tabloid darling Samantha Ronson will spin for the occasion. (In the Venetian, 10 a.m., In addition to all those openings, there is one goodbye: Rockhouse is letting you drink the place dry before closing its doors tonight. (In the Imperial Palace, 10 p.m.,

Sun 6

He’s credited for putting the “P.L.U.” in “P.L.U.R.” back in the day, and is the godfather of the American rave culture. Get your EDM education on when Frankie Bones spins at King’s Room. (In the Rio, 10 p.m., The Beachlife complex shows no sign of stopping this summer, adding Breathe Patio Nights to the list of options as local favorite Jordan Stevens spins every Sunday night, joined this week by Joey Mazzola. Oh, and ladies enjoy open bar till midnight! (At the Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m.,

Mon 7

We’re always down to party with a purpose, and you can do so every Monday at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, welcoming the return of Cabanas for a Cause, every Monday. All cabana sales specially priced at $100 each for the day go toward a different local nonprofit each week and kicks off to benefit Colossal Canine Care today. (At the Palms, 10 a.m.,

Tue 8

Thank goodness for All Night/Tuesdays at Lavo or we might be stuck wandering the Strip with a yard long daiquiri, taking photos with Buzz Lightyear. This week’s installment welcomes the trance-tastic Markus Schulz. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m.,

Wed 9

Numbers are popular for DJ names, but it looks as though black is the new DJ name for not one but two turntablists spinning tonight. First up is DJ Blackgloves, a.k.a. Jason Lee (no, not the dude with the ’stash from My Name Is Earl). He’ll be providing the tunes at Savile Row. (In Luxor, 11 p.m., Over at Gold Lounge, DJ Dirty Black commands the ones and twos while local ladies enjoy free drinks until midnight. (In Aria, 10 p.m.,