Hey fashionistas: Did you know that every Thursday night at 1 Oak, there’s a party just for you? Haute Thursdays, hosted by Perla Garcia, invites local retailers and the fashion industry to treat themselves to a night out, while DJ Que provides the tunes. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m., LightGroup.com.)
A “historically classic music adventure” is on the docket today and tomorrow over at the Gold Spike. The Oasis Party welcomes house DJs such as Garth, Olga Arteaga, Jose Marquez, Keith Evan, Julius the Mad Thinker and surprise guests. Some pretty sweet hotel and event packages are at WantTickets.com/oasislasvegas2012. (8 p.m., GoldSpike.com.) One of the great things about stopping by the Hard Rock Hotel’s nightlife venues back in the day was the chance to score pricy designer items. The gifting extravaganza is back with the new Rock Paper Scissors party, Friday nights at Vanity. This week, we could hardly contain our excitement when we heard Hello Kitty Pink Head by Tarina Tarantino will be the featured swag, with more than $5,000 in giveaways for ladies, who also get complimentary admission and an open bar until midnight. (10:30 p.m., VanityLV.com.) Speaking of giveaways, Cosmopolitan Connections has teamed up with The Bank and Jason of Beverly Hills for a custom-designed $10,000 pendant giveaway. Fancy! (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., LightGroup.com.) Champagne and chocolate? That’s one surefire way to grab our attention. Rock ‘n Roll Wine and Moët & Chandon hold the third annual Bubbles & Chocolate soiree at Moorea Beach Club. Master chocolatier Vincent Pilon provides the sugar rush to fuel your sing-along with Ed Kowalczyk of Live. Visit WineAmplified.com/bubbles.html for ticket information. (At Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m.)
Hey, you. Yeah, you—the one always bemoaning the lack of all-ages events and an underground scene in Las Vegas: Did you know the first Hard Dance Nation event in town is tonight, courtesy of the New Galaxy crew at the Fort Cheyenne Events Center? Even better—an assault of hardcore, techno and gabber music by Dutch import Angerfist, No. 39 on the 2011 DJ Mag Top 100 list. Get discounted tickets in advance via HardDanceNation.com/tickets. (2428 E. Cheyenne Ave., 8 p.m., Facebook.com/soundsoftheundergroundlv.) Mexican Independence celebrations are happening around town, though many aren’t particularly (or even remotely) related to the culture of our southern neighbors. (Las Vegas loves any excuse to party, so just go with it.) One includes a guest set from Jermaine Dupri at Tryst—he’s a North Carolina native, so not sure of the tie-in there—but maybe there’ll be free sombreros or something for clubbers. (In Wynn, 10 p.m., TrystLasVegas.com.) Donald Glaude is spinning at the Beachlife Nectar Music Festival! Yes, we used an exclamation point on purpose, in hopes of matching the excitement Glaude always brings to the booth. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 10 a.m., HardRockHotel.com.) The party at Gallery will go “Boom! Boom!” thanks to a performance from electro-hop artist Rye Rye tonight. (In Planet Hollywood, 10 p.m., GalleryLV.com.)
We did a happy dance when we heard Pretty Lights would be bringing a dose of trip-hop to a major venue like Marquee Dayclub. If you didn’t catch his main-stage set at Electric Daisy Carnival (shame on you), today is your chance to step outside the commercial box and experience something sonically different. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) We Like 2 Party! The Royal House is welcoming all professional ragers, seven-day weekenders and party pros for an end-of-summer bash. Ultraviolet, Jordan Stevens, The BreadMan Lives, EzzKid and more handle DJ duty for this 18-and-up event. (99 Convention Center Drive, 9:30 p.m., Facebook.com/loosecannonpromotions.) Party relocation alert! DubChurch will now call the Artisan its new home. BPSS and Air Stegosaurus conduct the bass-music sermon for the evening. (1501 W. Sahara Ave., 10 p.m., Facebook.com/dubchurch.) If you’re cruising through the Cosmopolitan tonight, swing by Bond to check out Silla the Thrilla on DJ duty in honor of Mexican Independence Day with a Latin house party. And yes, the eye patch is just an accessory. (10 p.m., Facebook.com/sillathethrillamusic.)
Why wait until March 17 to get your Irish on? Firkin on Paradise is throwing a Halfway to St. Patty’s Day party all day long with live bands, 42 draft beers, $2 green beer, $4 Jameson shots and Guinness, and $5 Irish Car Bombs. There’s also billiards, darts and shuffle board if you’re looking to challenge your buddies to alcohol-fueled games. (4503 Paradise Road, 11 a.m., FirkinPubsUsa.com.)
If you’re into ogling sexy tattooed chicks who could probably kick your ass if they so desired, Nickel F—ing Beer Night welcomes the Suicide Girls Burlesque Takeover! In addition to the spark-grinding and suspensions, Jessica Bambu will be on hand to shimmy and shake alongside Michael Toast spinning in the guest DJ spot. Just looking at that picture of them tells you it’s gonna be a blast! (At Beauty Bar, 9 p.m., Facebook.com/vegasnickelbeers.)
Touted as Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer—and with enough sponsors/partners to make you cross-eyed when looking at the event info—this eighth annual business-networking party takes place at Texas Station from 5 to 9 p.m. Check out the details and purchase tickets at LasVegasMixer.com.