Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 4

Would you like your partying with a side of philanthropy? The Taste of Tao culinary experience at Tao Beach benefits Three Square Food Bank and features signature dishes from the Tao kitchen via cabana conversions highlighting Chinese, Thai and Japanese cooking demonstrations, plus Asian beer, sake and wine parings. Raffles, giveaways, fire and fan dancers, calligraphers, henna tattoos and Chinese zodiac updates round out the entertainment. (At the Venetian, 7 p.m., Your palate can also be treated to a party when Nove Italiano hosts the Tweets & Treats Tweet Up, featuring social networking, specialty cocktails, appetizers and contests with some pretty sweet prizes such as hotel stays, bottle service, dinner and club passes. (In the Palms, 6:30 p.m., It “Must be the Love” we have for music by BT that keeps us going back for more. Fresh off the release of that latest offering where he’s teamed up with Nadia Ali and Arty, the man who conducts Laptop Symphonies headlines Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Fri 5

Happy 10-year anniversary, First Friday! Also marking a milestone is the Get Back party. Read all about it in Night-Lites. (At Beauty Bar, 10 p.m., Although there’s a plethora of First Friday events, the one that piqued our interest is the PollyGrind’s Zombie Walk in conjunction with its third annual film festival at Theatre7. Bloody it up and donate some canned goods to Three Square for free tickets to screenings, plus enjoy music by the Objex, Almost Normal, Twenty8 and Menores along with special guests, a group art show and even a zombie cupcake-eating contest. Hey, it’s hard to find good brains to devour these days. (1406 S. Third St., 6 p.m., Hyde goes Hollywood when Los Angeles staple, Devin Lucien —the DJ/producer, not the UCLA football player—stops by to spin. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m.,

Sat 6

As we gear up for the next album from Nelly, which supposedly will drop this fall, we’ll have to get by basking in his celebrity glow when he hosts at Haze. If the first single, “Marry Go Round,” is any indication, get ready for an onslaught of catchy hooks that’ll dominate dance floors. Celebs somehow find a mic in their hands at these hosting gigs, so fingers are crossed that he’ll bust that out. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,

Sun 7

The wait is over! Vegas Seven’s inaugural GlowRun takes place downtown in conjunction with Insomniac Events, i.e. the folks behind Electric Daisy Carnival. Don your most illuminated attire for the nighttime fun run, then dance to the music of headliner Girl Talk (check out the interview here), as well as the band Capital Cities and DJs Lema, Brett Rubin, Jordan Stevens, Lisa Pittman and more during the multi-block street party. And yes, you can skip the race and just attend AfterGlow, but be sure to get your tickets in advance at (Fremont East entertainment district, 7 p.m.) Depending on how late you want to party—and if your boss gives you Monday off for Columbus Day, you lucky bastard—DJ Times and Markus Schulz will celebrate at Marquee Nightclub to honor Schulz for being voted America’s Best DJ 2012. OK, technically Schulz is German, but he lives in the U.S. now, so kudos to him! A-Trak also stops by to spin for this free party. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Mon 8

Introducing State of the Art (SOTA): Artisan Industry Night at Real Results Fitness. Yeah, the “Artisan” part threw us off at first, too, but we’re not talking about the popular boutique hotel. For SOTA they’ll be bringing in a featured artist, mixologist and performers to tantalize the senses, plus Art of Wore will be on hand to print limited-edition shirts featuring works by the spotlighted artist for the evening. With all those fitness hotties around, maybe we’ll finally be motivated to join them for some workout sessions. (1201 Commerce St., 8 p.m., If booze trumps getting buff, the inaugural Beverage Blowout honoring as well as roasting “The Modern Mixologist,” Tony Abou-Ganim, kicks off a daylong event featuring seminars, special guests, a pool party, downtown pub crawl and gala dinner. (At the Plaza Hotel & Casino, 9 a.m.,

Tue 9

With all the neon making its way into clubbers’ wardrobes, it should be super easy to put together an outfit for the Back to the Eighties party at Pure, being that 2012 pretty much looks like 1985 in terms of fashion. But here’s some extra motivation to really do it up right and encourage your friends to join you as well: The biggest group in retro duds earns a cool $5,000. BluBlockers, anyone? (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

Wed 10

Dear DJ Hollywood, we miss you and are sorry we haven’t stopped by to hear you spin in a minute—nor have we made it over to DJ Hollywood’s Pizza & Gyros either. Can you ever forgive us? Maybe we can stop by to see you at Chateau for your Rooftop Party? Have your people call our people, and let’s do this. (In Paris, 10 p.m.,

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