Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 10

C’mon, Las Vegas—get it together! It’s been more than a week since New Year’s Eve, and the nightlife scene is still a bit sluggish. Drink your Pedialyte, put your big-kid party-panties on and get back on the dance floor already! In the meantime, we did some digging and found some fun fêtes to keep it going during the cold winter months. “Push” yourself out of that slump and head over to the Lady Silvia for the launch of the weekly party of the same name. Jake Esparza provides the tunes, while the chicas polish up with Nordstrom’s complimentary lash, blow-out and makeup bars and half-priced manicures and martinis until 10 p.m. (900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 140, 8 p.m.,

Fri 11

Although the chance to officially submit your own skanker dance footage for a music video by dubstep DJ/producer Rusko has passed, it could still be fun to show up to his gig at Surrender wearing your own Rusko mask. Just go to and print one out, attach an elastic headband or ribbons, and—viola!—skank away. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Last chances for nerds to turn their faces into a silicone sandwich at Crazy Horse III. The strip club hosts its final day of a four-day Beauty and the Geeks celebration for guests of the Consumer Electronics Show with a complimentary cocktail, limo service and free entry for badge holders when you call the venue at 673-1700. (3525 W. Russell Rd., 8 p.m.,

Sat 12

Adam Beyer is playing at Body English. No, you didn’t read that incorrectly. The Swedish techno DJ/producer behind Drumcode really is coming to Vegas. It’s on his official schedule and everything! Excuse us while we geek out at the news that this underground awesomeness is going to tickle our ears with something other than synth-y builds and drops for an evening. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10 p.m., On the other end of the spectrum, get your throwback on at the Royal House with the launch of Social Disco featuring DJs Danny Coker and Personal Touch. (99 Convention Center Dr., 9 p.m.,

Sun 13

OK, I guess we have to take back what we said about getting over those New Year’s Eve hangovers, because there’s one last chance for a countdown do-over when Ghostbar holds a Russian New Year’s Eve party … because Russia is apparently 13 days behind the rest of the world? Eh, don’t question it, just enjoy the free Russian Standard vodka till 11 p.m. (In the Palms, 10 p.m.,

Mon 14

If you’ve been following the Grammy-nomination controversy in the Best Dance Music Recording category—where unknown and obviously delusional wannabe DJ/producer Al Walser somehow spammed the nomination committee into giving his horrendously laughable cacophony “I Can’t Live Without You” a nod—then you’ve seen the equally head-scratch-able cheesy music video, complete with keytar. Not sure what angers us more: That this atrocious song was allowed to infect anyone’s ears, or the fact that there’s only room for one keytar-player in electronic dance music, and that’s Joachim Garraud! If you want to see what real talent can do with a retro instrument while still rocking the dance floors of today with a live coordinated high-energy multisensory A/V experience, catch the happiest French DJ/producer ever seen as he plays for his army of Space Invaders at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tue 15

There’s nothing like a good ol’ fashion DJ battle. Cheer on your favorite local spinners Ikon, Mark Stylz, Karma, C-L.A., and Scene as DJ Hollywood hosts the Red Bull Thre3style Spin-off at Lavo, complete with yours truly as a judge. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m.,

Wed 16

T ’n’ A time is here! The Adult Entertainment Expo is back, and Chateau hosts the Kick-Off Party sponsored by Wicked Pictures and Adam & Eve. Top Wicked Girls host the sexy soirée, including Jessica Drake, Stormy Daniels, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue, Samantha Saint and Lisa Ann (you know, the one who dresses like Sarah Palin and does naughty things on camera). If you are familiar with all of those names, you don’t want to miss this party, so pry yourself away from the computer screen and dozens of DVR’d movies of the adult variety. (In Paris Las Vegas, 10 p.m.,

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Hot on the heels of the late-December opening of Scarlet, the Palms' new micro-bar next to N9NE Steakhouse, the property is poised to welcome Social to the scene. Slated for a January 25 opening, the revamped center bar will focus primarily on whiskey. More than 30 varieties of the stuff will be available in flights and whiskey-based cocktails, including a barrel-aged cocktail program. Before you go all-in on a particularly spendy or unfamiliar sip, Social bartenders will happily pour you a little sample.