Seven Nights

This week in your city.

Thu 17

Before the big rooms were playing house music, Soul Kitchen was one of the parties bringing it to the underground in Las Vegas. Tonight Vanguard plays host to the Soul Kitchen nine-year anniversary. Seattle’s Pezzner stops by for a guest set, plus local spinner Sensé bringing the deep-house sounds. (516 E. Fremont St., 10 p.m., How’s your pole position? Or do you just like watching the ladies work it? Local favorite Spearmint Rhino presents the One Trick Pony pole-dancing contest at Haze, while Karma provides the booty-shaking beats. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., Sure it’s fun to laugh at some of the tragic tourists who’ve partied too hard, but for guaranteed chuckles, we have to recommend a night with goofy comedian TJ Miller as he headlines Empire Comedy. (At Napoleon’s Lounge in Paris, 8 p.m.,

Fri 18

Who’s “Ready for the Weekend”? Calvin Harris—the mastermind behind some of the tracks in heaviest rotation right now, including “We Found Love” with Rihanna, “Let’s Go” with Ne-Yo and “Bounce” with Kelis—spins at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Add Rebecca & Fiona to your party planner. The Swedish she-jay duo are at Marquee Dayclub. Check out their interview in last week’s issue. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m.,

Sat 19

Party pool update! DayDream, the locals’ retreat from the Strip madness, celebrates its season grand opening today. (At M Resort, 11 a.m., Go down unda’ today as one of Australia’s top DJ/producers, tyDi, returns to Las Vegas to spin at the Palms Pool & Bungalows. And the #TranceFamily rejoices! (At the Palms, 9 a.m., CollectiveZoo is on it right now! Their next nifty pool party takes place at the Royal House, this time for a Neon Night Swim, complete with a black lit pool, iridescent cabanas and open bar for the first hour. Wear your best day-glow bathing suit and become part of the action! (99 Convention Center Dr., 7 p.m., You know the track “Big Sky” right? If you don’t, exasperated fanatics will tell you it’s an important one in trance music. The mastermind behind it is Irish DJ/producer John O’Callaghan, and he’s got a lot more where that came from. Continue your EDM education when he spins for Bazaar at Chateau. (In Paris, 10 p.m., If you’ve got a hankering to be Dancing With the Stars, here’s your chance when Karina Smirnoff hosts the Billboard Music Awards pre-party at Tabú. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,

Sun 20

New residency alert! LMFAO’s Sky Blu kicks off some fun in the sun with “Who Came to Party!?” at Wet Republic. You may want to stock up on the Forgiven hangover defense for this one. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., One of the goals of any night out is to take a little something special home (provided you’re single, of course). Introducing Souvenir!, a new LGBT party by Eduardo Cordova Presents, launching at Revolution. (In The Mirage, 9:30 p.m., Combine basketball, booze and a benefit event for Party with a Purpose at Hyde. University of Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger and UNLV coach Dave Rice co-host the event, held in conjunction with Coaches vs. Cancer, benefiting the American Cancer Society. (In Bellagio, 4 p.m.,

Mon 21

One … two … three … SHOOT! No, we’re not suggesting you hold up a bar for beer, but a friendly game of Rock, Paper, Scissors with your bartender at PBR Rock Bar every Monday. Winners get 50 percent off their bar tab. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 6 p.m., “Fashion! Turn to the left. Fashion! Turn to the right. Oooh, fashion!” Dunno if that David Bowie song plays in your head whenever you hear that DJ Fashen is spinning somewhere, but it does over here and we bet it will now for you, too. Sorry about that. He’s at STK for Magnum Mondays. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.,

Tue 22

Happy trance Tuesday! Seriously, how awesome is “Concrete Angel”?!? If you haven’t downloaded that new track from Gareth Emery, that’s your homework before heading out to Lavo, where he’ll be spinning. P.S. The video is pretty cool, too. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m.,

Wed 23

You get loaded, we get loaded, and now the Crazy Horse III and Posh Boutique Nightclub want everyone to get Reloaded. As in with an extra $50 on your Crazy Horse III gift card. Don’t have one? Industry folks can pick one up today and promptly drink it away if they’d like, though the open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. will help you hold onto it for a bit. Oh, but don’t throw gift cards on the stage—the dancers still only take cash. (3525 W. Russell Road, 9 p.m.,

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Menounos, Hough do poolside boogie


Menounos, Hough do poolside boogie

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When it came to throwing a Cinco de Mayo party, Mandalay Bay knew exactly who to turn to: The Greeks. Daughter of Greek immigrants Maria Menounos and Dancing With the Stars partner Derek Hough hit the pool to honor, in their own personal way, General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín’s victory over the forces of France in 1862. And also to look like they’re an item, even though she denies they’re an item.