Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 15

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we’re feeling in the giving spirit. So, we wanted to donate a bit of space usually reserved for touting parties to a good cause. Saks Fifth Avenue and Patrick Duffy have teamed up with Saks’ vice president and fashion director Eric Jennings for a presentation of men’s fall fashion (hey, you’ve gotta look fly in the clubs), with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to boot. And here’s the warm and fuzzy part: 10 percent of the sales from the event go to the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, and shoppers get a 15 percent-off coupon during the event. Sure, it doesn’t sound like much, but if you’ve seen the prices at Saks, that’s actually a potentially huge fundraiser! (In Fashion Show Mall, 5:30 p.m., On the subject of giving, Sharial Brachter presents a fundraiser for the anti-bullying Taylor Barton Foundation at Lily. (In Bellagio, 8 p.m.,

Fri 16

If you thought nightlife employees celebrate their birthdays for an extended amount of time, check out the House of Blues: In honor of its 20th anniversary, the venue will be celebrating for a whopping 20 Months! But first there’s 20 nights of charity that began Nov. 12 at the HoB’s Foundation Room Happy Anniversary Hour on select evenings, featuring a different charity partner. New Vista will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds this evening. (In Mandalay Bay, 5 to 8 p.m., Drumroll please … Bagatelle Beach & Supper Club is celebrating its Grand Opening Party! Sure, only VIPs can enjoy the early-hour festivities, but when the clock strikes 10 p.m., the public can get its first official look at the long-awaited spot. (In the Tropicana,

Sat 17

Twi-hards gets your lungs ready for screaming as two stars stop by Tabú. If you’re upset at the way things are going for KStew and RPat, and it’s affecting your ability to enjoy their on-screen romance, perhaps redirect your attention to a new cinematic couple in the form of Tia and Benjamin of the Egyptian vampire coven, otherwise known as actors Angela Sarafyan and Rami Malek. The two will host the party to celebrate the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. (In the MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Also on the celebrity couple front, A.C. Slater is making an honest woman of his baby’s mama, better known to gossip-news show fans as Mario Lopez and his fiancée Courtney Mazza. The couple will celebrate their Final Fling Before the Ring at The Bank. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., East Coast is representing with some of that hip-hop flavor courtesy of a guest set from DJ Zee at Revolution. (In The Mirage, 10 p.m.,

Sun 18

The genre-blurring versatility of the U.K.’s Foreign Beggars is touching down in Las Vegas for the first time. The trio that’s been together for a decade will bring their underground hip-hop roots and razor-sharp rhymes mixed with grime-y dubstep drops and break beats to an 18-and-up show at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip. Learn more about the group at (3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 9 p.m.,

Mon 19

If you still haven’t seen Joachim Garraud live, you’re missing out on one of the most pure and simply fun EDM experiences. The French DJ/producer’s positive energy will exude from the booth at Marquee like some sort of musical Prozac, making it impossible not to smile when he’s onstage. Then comes the signature alien Space Invader masks he often hands out so you can be part of the invasion. You may never want cheap plastic crap more in your life more than in that moment. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Add another Dutch house DJ/producer to your collection. Laidback Luke discovery—and Tiësto and Afrojack collaborator—Quintino stops by XS for a guest gig. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Tue 20

It’s almost turkey time! 1 Oak warms up with Thankful Tuesday as DJs Ikon and Karma handle turntable duty. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m., If the mere thought of turkey gets your tummy rumbling, Kiss Hunger Goodbye for some families in need over at Kiss Monster Mini Golf for the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s food drive from 3 to 8 p.m. with giveaways for attendees. (4503 Paradise Road, And in other news, the staff of Vegas Seven will be playing with strippers—or should we say against strippers—at Sapphire’s annual Industry Ping Pong Palooza tournament. (3025 Industrial Road, 7 p.m.,

Wed 21

There’s no denying that “Innocence” is still a kick-ass track. Sure, U.K. dubsteppers Nero have done a bit since that 2010 single, but it’s still so good. That’s right, kids, dubstep existed before 2012. Hear their more recent hits, such as “Won’t You (Be There)” and “Must Be the Feeling” when they headline at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., As part of Wednesday’s Dollhaus: For Girls Who Like Girls party at Drink & Drag, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum hosts a Pin-Up Party featuring an open bar from 10 to 11 p.m., $5 drinks all night, giveaways and drag king performances hosted by Kris Grajeda. (In Neonopolis,

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