Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thu 31

Apparently girl-on-girl kissing contests never go out of style, even after Las Vegas was bombarded by such antics when Katy Perry released “I Kissed a Girl.” Putting a new twist on the action, Tao will hold the Blondes vs. Brunettes Bowl, awarding $5,000 to the hottest blonde/brunette duo to swap spit. Sorry, gingers, you’re left out again. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m.,

Fri 1

Time to get artsy! First Friday is upon us again, but what really caught our eye this month (and got our inner-child super-stoked) is the massive Hop-Scotch Party! The big blue Delivering Happiness bus will lead the charge as attendees of all ages are welcome to navigate through multiple courses, win prizes and boost their happiness levels till 10 p.m. (At Casino Center Blvd. between Colorado Ave. and Imperial Ave., 5 p.m., Dirty South is making moves. The multi-Grammy nominee has signed on for another Las Vegas residency, this time joining the XS roster with his first gig there tonight. (In Encore, 11 p.m.,

Sat 2

Techno! Techno! Techno! Oh, and some tech-house, too. The underground electronic revolution continues at Body English with Italian DJ/producer Stefano Noferini. Download his recent Toolroom Knights compilation to get geared up for the gig. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10 p.m., Bust out the glitter and glue; Calvin Harris needs help from fans to create a snazzy poster in honor of the release of his latest album, 18 Months, by interpreting the lyrics of “Sweet Nothing” featuring Florence Welch. Get some inspiration during his Surrender gig and more details at (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., With Dutch/Canadian heritage and currently based in New York City, electro/house/progressive DJ Bambi is sure to have some of the hottest EDM tunes in her arsenal for her headlining set at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Sun 3

Ready for the Super Bowl, but not a fan of the crew at the corner pub? Cheer on your favorite team in style at Pure as it transforms into a sports lounge for those who like the VIP treatment. (In Caesars Palace, 1 p.m., Lavo will also get in on the big game action with a viewing party, a.k.a. the Lavo Bowl, with open bar and/or gourmet buffet packages. (In the Palazzo, 2 p.m., Add Hyde to that list, too, with its Ultimate Big Game Viewing Party and an after-party with tunes spun by D-Miles. (In Bellagio, 2 p.m., After all that game-day grubbing, work it off at The Bank for the Cheer Bowl, complete with—you guessed it—real cheerleaders! A dozen pros will perform a special “halftime” show. (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., Technically Drai’s isn’t officially closing when Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall shuts down for a complete property overhaul. From what we can gather through Facebook chatter and industry peeps, the afterhours den of sin is merely migrating to a location within Bally’s till Bill’s is remodeled into a boutique hotel, including a new Drai’s dayclub/nightclub and rooftop pool. Stop by for one last hurrah at the OG spot with DJs Chris Garcia, Fabian Arche, Miguel Ortiz, DJ Direct and more. (10 p.m.,

Mon 4

Ugh. After all that football on Sunday, we could use a dose of drag queens droppin’ it like it’s hot. Every Monday, you can join the ladies of Drink & Drag for Suite 250 (the venue’s new hip-hop night), offering a $5 beer/$8 liquor bust from 10 p.m. until midnight, and catch the Ru Paul’s Drag Race viewing party with host Coco Montrese. (In Neonopolis, 9 p.m.,

Tue 5

Nickel F—ing Beer Night. Fight Club 4. And since the first (and second) rule of Fight Club is “you do not talk about Fight Club,” well, we’ve said too much already! (At Beauty Bar, 10 p.m.,

Wed 6

A big “Congratulations!” to nightlifer Yvette Brown and beau Eric Auger. The couple celebrates their recent engagement with another installment of Brown’s Cosmopolitan Connections networking events, this time at Gold Lounge. And while you’re welcome to shower the happy couple with gifts, the first 25 attendees get a present of their own in the form of gift bags from LMarie’s Bare Elegance, plus business-card drawings for a grip of other goodies. (In Aria, 7 p.m., Mom will like this one (since she already celebrates it on her own): Wino Wednesdays! The new promotion at Ranch House Kitchen starts today and continues every Wednesday with half-priced bottles of select vino for day-drinkers from 3-6 p.m. (In Town Square,

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