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Your city after dark

Thursday, July 4

Despite an impressive display at Electric Daisy Carnival, Independence Day still presents the most explosive pyrotechnics in the Valley. On the Strip, Caesars Palace is poppin? the fireworks at 9 p.m. (CaesarsPalace. com.) Locals, get the party fire-crackin? with Station Casinos at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Aliante and Texas Station at 9 p.m. ( After the shows, cool off at Splash Dance featuring Eric Prydz. The Swedish-born Cali resident continues his minimalist Black Dice residency at Surrender, where locals get in free tonight. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Rising Dutch duo W&W takes their big-room trance outside to Marquee Dayclub. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., DJ, producer and Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki spins at Wet Republic. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., Still on the fence? Check out the Fourth of July cheat sheet at And for more fireworks shows, check out

Friday, July 5

The princess of Crunk&B, Ciara, brings her goodies to a live performance at 1 Oak. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m., Sebastian Ingrosso returns to Light, where he?s likely to fly into the DJ booth (no, really, you gotta see it) before playing an anthemic progressive-house set. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., Most know Joe Rogan as UFC?s color commentator, but he?s also been doing stand-up for two decades and tonight brings his show to The Joint. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m., While you?re at it, get jacked up for UFC 162 with a VIP meet and greet at Legasse?s Stadium with guests including Carlos Condit and Cain Velasquez plus Octagon Girls Chrissy Hubbard and Vanessa Hanson. (In the Palazzo, 8 p.m., Also headlining today: Afrojack at Encore Beach Club (at Encore, 11 a.m., and Ti?sto at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, July 6

World champion DJ and Kanye West-collaborating A-Trak hits the decks at Light. He?s rarely in Las Vegas, so we?re excited for this one. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., Englishman Damien Jay returns for one night of Undisputed Grooves at Body English with Disco Fries, Richard Beynon and Drop Nasty. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m., Get a dose of socially conscious rap with multi-Grammy-winning rapper-turned-actor Common at The Bank. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., Boy-band fans, you might want to sit down for this; The Package tour rolls through Las Vegas, featuring New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. (In Mandalay Bay, 7:30 p.m., If ?90s rock is more your thing, stick around for the Under the Sun tour, featuring Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and the Gin Blossoms at Mandalay Bay Beach. (At Mandalay Bay, 8:30 p.m., Dirty South brings his high-energy vocal house to Encore Beach Club (at Encore, 11 a.m., while Deadmau5 continues his residency at Hakkasan (in MGM Grand, 10 p.m., and SkyBlu of LMFAO hosts Who Came to Party? at Liquid. (At Aria, 11 a.m., Or check out Las Vegas-native 3LAU at Marquee Dayclub (at the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., and Kaskade at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m.,

Sunday, July 7

If y?all are lookin? for another reason to don your daisy dukes, hop on over to Bagatelle Beach?s new weekly party, Boots & Bikinis Sundays. The Strip?s first country-themed daylife party features poolside mechanical bull riding, country hits from the Coyote 102.7-FM and, of course, beach volleyball. (At the Tropicana, 11 a.m., Don?t stay dry for long, though. Slide across town for Redfoo?s DJ set at XS Nightswim. Even with LMFAO on hiatus you can still expect the party rockin? to continue. (At Encore, 10 p.m., Other big-name options include Above and Beyond at Encore Beach Club (at Encore, 11 a.m.,, Ti?sto with Michael Woods at Hakkasan (in MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,, Deadmau5 at Wet Republic (at MGM Grand, 11 a.m., and Vice at Lavo. (In the Palazzo, 11 p.m.,

Monday, July 8

Sexy Swedes Rebecca and Fiona form one of the hottest DJ/producer duos around. They?re blowing minds and breaking hearts at Marquee Nightclub. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., Miami-based Frenchman Cedric Gervais first DJ?d professionally at his father?s club in St. Tropez at age 14. Nearly two decades, later he brings his French house pedigree for a set at XS. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Are you ready for this? Football season is two months away! Celebrate with a double-feature at Dive-In Mondays at the Boulevard Pool, featuring Little Giants and Friday Night Lights. (At the Cosmopolitan, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, July 9

Taste something new during the Lily Bar & Lounge cocktail competition, sponsored by Mo?t Hennessy USA. Bartenders compete for $5,000 cash and a permanent spot for their creation on the Lily cocktail menu. (In Bellagio, 9 p.m.,

Wednesday, July 10

Celebrate National Pi?a Colada Day at PBR Rock Bar, where you?ll get a free shot with the purchase of any pi?a colada. Or go for the $30 Pabst Blue Ribbon open bar, available all summer. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 10 a.m.,

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