Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 11

They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer … but if you want to keep them really close, invite them out to Tryst for a set from Scottish DJ/producer Chris Lake. Sure, we’ve heard that advice before, but in the context of Lake’s new track “Stand Alone” with Lazy Rich featuring Jareth, it’s just so much catchier! (In Wynn, 10 p.m., Attention all B-boys and B-girls: This Thursday at Revolution is for you. Featuring dance trio the Good Foot and DJ GoodVybe, compete in a two-on-two dance battle for your chance to take home $500. And if ya can’t dance, at least ya can drink—$5 beer specials, and ladies drink free until midnight. (In The Mirage, 10 p.m.,

Fri 12

If you had told us a few years ago that dubstep DJs would eventually claim the prime-time spot at major Strip nightclubs, we would have laughed in your face and gone back to our underground party at a karaoke bar off of Spring Mountain Road with only 50 or so bass-music fans in attendance. Fast-forward to 2012, and wonky beats are everywhere. Next up? U.K. import Rusko at XS. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Sat 13

Mothball that swimsuit; it’s time to move the party inside. Lavo Brunch returns for a second season, complete with all the champagne showers you can stand. (In the Palazzo, 2 p.m., Happy birthday, Ginuwine! We got you a case of your fave, Adult Chocolate Milk, in honor of the occasion. See ya at LAX! (In Luxor, 10 p.m., In the mood for a little Saturday-night probing? Firkin on Paradise hosts an Alien Abduction party with Alien Tequila (of course!). Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed abduction costume. And while we’re not sure what that would look like, we’re guessing a dazed and confused expression is a must. (4503 Paradise Road, 8 p.m., DJ culture and sneakers go hand-in-hand, so it’s only fitting that Vanity hosts the Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive benefiting Peggy’s Attic as DJs Loczi, Franzen and Joseph Gettright man the turntables. Donate new/unused children’s shoes for comp admission, plus open bar for ladies until midnight. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 11 p.m., Over at Rain, singer SOFI (SomeOtherFemaleInterest), who rose to prominence thanks to working with Deadmau5, stops by for a guest performance. That is, if she can pry herself away from the constant barrage of Tweets and Facebook posts about her “honey badger,” Tommy Lee. (In the Palms, 11 p.m.,

Sun 14

Grab your acoustic guitar or notes on political humor. The 1 Crazy Happy Hour artist and music competition continues with the Road to Artisan Open Mic night. Guess it’s time to dust off the slam poetry notebook and angst-y ditties for the chance to earn a Friday-night featured performance. (At the Artisan, 6 p.m.,

Mon 15

Closing a party pool for the season while there’s still booze at the bar is just plain alcohol abuse. That’s why every year you can Drink Bare Dry, i.e., keep it going till it’s all gone. End pool season with a splash … and an epic hangover. (At The Mirage, 11 a.m., The EDM community always loves a good laugh. Like when Zedd was caught on video playing his “Favorite song in the world: ‘Levels’ by Swedish House Mafia!” We’re sure the young German DJ/producer has been corrected by now that’s it’s actually Avicii’s track. (Oh, c’mon—every clubber and their dog has to know that by this point, being it’s still one of the most overplayed songs of the year.) Thankfully, his production skills and classical training are better than his track/artist recognition, and Zedd will be rocking the party at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tue 16

It’s official: “Trap” has made its way into a Las Vegas megaclub. We’re still trying to accurately define the latest emerging musical genre—the best answer we’ve received thus far comes from a DJ/producer who shall remain anonymous: “white-boy instrumental hip-hop.” Decide for yourself when JFK, one half of the Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT, stops by 1 Oak for a guest trap DJ set. No, really! (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m., Hello, Angels! The Onyx Theatre presents Retro Tuesdays where you can enjoy vintage episodes of Charlie’s Angels. Bonus points if you come in costume for the contest. Tickets are $10 and include popcorn and soda. (953-16B E. Sahara Ave., 8 p.m.,

Wed 17

Congrats on 15 years of making people move, Kyau & Albert! The German trance producers headline the party tonight, in case you were looking for somewhere to Surrender Your Wednesdays. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

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The inaugural GlowRun (co-sponsored by Vegas Seven and Insomniac Events) is nigh, and participants are feverishly crafting illuminated costumes for the Oct. 7 event downtown. As exciting as the fun run itself is, DJ/producer Girl Talk (a.k.a. Gregg Gillis) is stocking up on samples for AfterGlow. Before he headlines the afterparty in the Fremont East entertainment district, Girl Talk lets us in on his plan to keep the energy going following the 7-kilometer race. Any plans to participate in the race or get a team together before you headline AfterGlow?