Stock up on clean socks this Labor Day weekend, at least if you’re going to check out Max Vangeli and AN21 doing their thing at Tryst. As the DJ/production duo told Vegas Seven last week, they’re totally cool with socks as presents from fans. But on the music front, expect to hear tracks from their debut artist album, People of the Night. (In Wynn, 10 p.m., TrystLasVegas.com.) Don your favorite “Rolling Stones T-Shirt” and “Kick Out the Epic Motherf**ker” at Surrender when Swedish electro duo Dada Life headlines the nighttime pool party. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)
Since it’s taboo to wear white after Labor Day, how about switching it up with “Black and Yellow”? Rapper Wiz Khalifa might appreciate that when he performs at the VegasSeven.com/VangeliAN21 for fans who “Work Hard, Play Hard,” one of the songs from his new sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C. (At the Palms, 11 a.m., Palms.com.) “Don’t Blame the Party” if you “Cry (Just a Little)” at Encore Beach Club as the Bingo Players stop by for DJ duty. (At Encore, 12 p.m., EncoreBeachClub.com.) Mixing things up a bit from the usual lineup of DJs in Las Vegas we’re seeing every weekend, Wet Republic presents Russian DJ/producer Boris, who brings his groove-based house sounds cultivated in the Big Apple. Also on the docket are rising stars the Martinez Brothers (yeah, the youngsters from the Blackberry commercial) seamlessly bobbing around in the booth. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.) If MMA is more your thing than music, XenArt: The Energy of Art event at the Lady Silvia will be raising money from fighters’ artwork to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center, including UFC fighters Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, Mac Danzig and UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer, and hosted by Xyience Spokesmodel Amanda Corey. (900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 9 p.m., Xyience.com.) Oh, and we’ve got even more Labor Day weekend options. See them now!
Sure, the pool parties will provide a bit of eye candy to feast upon, but nothing this weekend will be sexier than the Erotic Heritage Museum’s four-year anniversary. You know you want to see that Star Wars XXX porn parody exhibit from Vivid, featuring props created by adult performer Kylie Ireland, her husband Andy Appleton, or the Celebrity Sex Scandals video presentation! (3275 Industrial Road, 9 p.m., EroticHeritageMuseumLasVegas.com.) Speaking of things to do that don’t involve megaclubs, Riviera hotel-casino is hosting its Endless Summer Labor Day pool party. The free bash is open to the public and features live entertainment, an outdoor barbecue, drink specials ($40 all-you-can-drink beer and well drinks!), floating beer-pong tables and military/police discounts on food. (Noon, RiveraHotel.com.) Diddy is hosting at Chateau. So, pass the Cîroc, grab your buddy Jeffrey, and stroke the furry wall like there’s no tomorrow! (In Paris, 10 p.m., ChateauNightclubLV.com.)
Adjust your sweatbands. The French DJ/producer whose style channels an ’80s tennis pro, otherwise known as Martin Solveig, descends upon Marquee Nightclub. And just when you’d gotten “Hello” out of your head … (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) Welcome home, Shaffer Smith! Er … GoGo? Wait, it’s Ne-Yo now. Our hometown hero and Las Vegas Academy alum stops by Bare, but we’re pretty sure he’ll somehow end up with a mic for a little impromptu vocal performance. (At The Mirage, 11 a.m. LightGroup.com.) Dear Paul van Dyk, if you read this, please, please, please play “I Don’t Deserve You” featuring Plumb during your set at Haze. It’s our favorite from your latest album, Evolution. Thanks. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., LightGroup.com.)
Bare goes the traditional route today with a Backyard Barbecue. Well, as traditional as it can get with European-style sunbathing (read: topless). DJ Johnny Rio, a.k.a. “the Director of Possibilities,” makes the last days of summer sound real nice. (At The Mirage, 11 a.m., LightGroup.com.) Marquee Dayclub continues the tradition of giving back to EDM fans on holiday weekends with a free pool party. Above & Beyond gives back with sing-alongs for the #TranceFamily and Mat Zo spins as well. Get there early, it’s gonna be slammed! (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) Throw those double Ls in the air for Laidback Luke! The pint-size super DJ/producer who teamed up on smashes such as “Natural Disaster,” “Turbulence,” “Break the House Down” and more is manning the booth at Wet Republic. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.)
All-female punk bands are always awesome … or frightening badasses. You be the judge when Nickel F—ing Beer Night welcomes a Japan Invasion with The Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass. (At Beauty Bar, 10 p.m., Facebook.com/vegasnickelbeers.)
If you’re reading this, you either A) have been partying nonstop since Labor Day weekend and want to keep it going, or B) you worked all weekend and it’s your night off. Maybe we should all pop in to LAX; it’s been a minute. DJ Gusto provides the tunes for the industry-night party. And if that’s not your scene, don’t forget Savile Row is right through the next door. (In Luxor, 10 p.m., AngelMG.com.)