Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thursday, June 27

Set the week ablaze when Pittsburgh’s most celebrated smoker Wiz Khalifa lights up Tao’s Worship Thursdays. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Tommy Trash is one of the fastest rising stars from Down Under. The longhaired Aussie produced singles with Sebastian Ingrosso and A-Trak last year, and DJed his way to a Hakkasan residency. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Get creative with local nightlife-inspired artist Brad Wilkinson at Lily. Wilkinson’s newest paintings will be on display while he paints new works live. (In Bellagio, 8 p.m.,

Friday, June 28

Las Vegas’ multi-Grammy-winning R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo drops in for a starlight set at the Boulevard Pool. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., Or, head to the Hard Rock Hotel for a chill sesh with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Stephen “Ragga” Marley, featuring the Ghetto Youths Crew at the Soundwaves Poolside stage. (At the Hard Rock Hotel, 9 p.m., Then cruise down the hall to Body English and experience Le Castle Vania’s indie-electro-dance-punk-rock sound. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m., If all these dry pool concerts feel like a tease, then dive into DayDream for the Pin Up Night Swim party. There’s an open Sailor Jerry rum bar for ladies till 9 p.m. and best dressed/best ink contests for everyone. (At M Resort, 8 p.m., Turn it up a notch with Compton’s Kendrick Lamar at The Bank, where he’ll likely share his aquatic advice: “First you get a swimming pool full of liquor, then you dive in it.” (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, June 29

Start your Saturday with the sweet house sounds of Sweden’s Steve Angello at Encore Beach Club. (At Encore, 11 a.m., Mrs. Carter, the power-mother better known as Beyoncé, takes the stage at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Caution: B might single-handedly shut down the Strip with all her star power. (In MGM Grand, 8 p.m., Head down to South Point for Day Two of the Art ‘N’ Ink Festival. Tattoo artistry collides with music and entertainment featuring a live performance by KC & the Sunshine Band. (In South Point, 1 p.m.,

Sunday, June 30

Get local with a performance from Same Sex Mary at Commonwealth’s Live Music Under the Stars. The Boulder City-based rock quintet Kickstarter’d its debut album, then rode the homegrown momentum all the way into the Life Is Beautiful lineup. (625 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Nineteen-year-old French prodigy Madeon is racking up scores of fans with his catchy productions and endless energy. Try to keep up in the pool at XS Nightswim. (At Encore, 10 p.m., Orange County superstar and Dim Mak Records boss Steve Aoki continues his residency at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,

Monday, July 1

“People of the Night” unite. Steve Angello protégés and Tiësto collaborating bros AN21 and Max Vangeli headline XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Or grab the mic yourself and take center stage with Monday Night Karaoke at Beauty Bar. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Ladies, are you ready to get paid for that hard body you’ve been sculpting? Gallery’s Perfect 12 Contest continues its weekly competition for $5,000 in cash and prizes. (In Planet Hollywood, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, July 2

Lose yourself at Hyde for the Lost Angels industry party featuring local favorite DJs Five and Atom E. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., Lace up your party shoes and get ready to run with industry ballers as Pure hosts Dream Team 3, the unveiling of Las Vegas’ nightlife dream team. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, July 3

The ’fro strikes when local DJ M!ke Attack enters the booth at Lavo. The funky indie-electro scratch master continues his expansion from Downtown to the Strip. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m., Black Eyed Peas frontman-turned-solo star Will.I.Am brings his colossal crossover skills to Surrender Your Wednesdays. A lesser-known fact: Before his successful music career, the avant-garde producer attended L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandizing. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Independence Day weekend begins tomorrow, so get your party ducks in a row with our roundup.

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Gareth Emery has been consistently proclaimed the U.K.’s top DJ by DJ Magazine, and with bangers such as “Concrete Angel” and “Last Time” to his credit, it’s clear why. With an artist album due out later this year, a new bride and having just helped launch the EDM social media platform Vidiam, he’s certainly busy, although we did manage to catch up with the Marquee resident to download all that he has going on. He plays Marquee Dayclub on June 29. How does being the highest-ranked British DJ affect your approach when you bring your sound to the U.S.?