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Thursday, Aug. 1

Start the weekend early by getting Tommy Trash-ed at Hakkasan. The Aussie star with the unmistakable locks has an arsenal of No. 1 Beatport hits and official remixes for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Zedd. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., Feeling stylish? Get the bottles poppin’ with Las Vegas’ fashion-industry-night party, Haute Thursdays at 1 Oak, hosted by the always-splendid Perla Garcia. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, Aug. 2

London-based boy band and Simon Cowell signees One Direction lead a two-day British Invasion at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Billboard’s 2012 Top New Artist has already sold more than 14 million albums since their fall 2011 debut . (In Mandalay Bay, 7:45 p.m., Come party with us! It’s Vegas Seven’s Best of The City awards party and we’re taking over the Foundation Room. (In Mandalay Bay, 9 p.m., While you’re at it, celebrate International Beer Day with Rí Rá Las Vegas. RSVP for a free pint of Guinness and complimentary appetizers ( (In the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 6 p.m., What’s most impressive about 20-year-old Porter Robinson: that he crashed Beatport with his first EP, that he recently appeared in an Apple ad, or his introspective interview with Vegas Seven? See Page 60, then see him at Surrender and decide for yourself. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Fittingly, Porter is going up against one of his strongest supporters, Tiësto, who continues his residency at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.) San Francisco-based Skrillex signees The M Machine spin at Body English. In two years, the trio has released three well-received EPs as well as official remixes for Passion Pit, Madeon, Kill the Noise and Datsik, among others. (In the Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Aug. 3

French prodigy Madeon returns to XS. Apart from awesome productions, the 19-year-old performs live the right way—by creating new samples on the fly, in this case using a Launchpad, Ableton and some other hookups. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Multiplatinum recording artist Bruno Mars hosts Tao with sounds by Vice. Fun fact: As a singer, Mars has sold 8 million albums and 58 million singles, and more than 100 million singles as a singer, producer and songwriter. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Tyga, the Jamaican-Vietnamese Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records rap star from Compton, California, performs live at Ditch Saturday. (At the Palms, noon, AC Slater, the DJ, is one-fourth of Brooklyn’s Trouble & Bass record label (where Bauuer interned before his “Harlem Shake” days), performs at Paradise Beach Nectar Saturdays also featuring Denzal Park. Slater just released his Return of the Underground EP, which Billboard aptly summarized as “bass-filled, hip-hop tinged, techno-influenced EDM.” (At Hard Rock Hotel, 10 a.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 4

Splash down at Marquee Dayclub as Kaskade’s Summer Lovin residency continues. His Atmosphere album release is still slated for September. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., The Unity Tour rolls into The Joint with 311 and special guests Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce. This is Unity’s 11th consecutive summer outing, which included Cypress Hill in ’96 and G Love in ’03. Unity indeed! (In Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m.) Let your hair down with Steve Aoki as his Hakkasan residency continues. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.) Get your crew together for some Group Therapy at Encore Beach Club with London trance kings Above & Beyond. (At Encore, 11 a.m., Twenty-year-old Melbourne-born Will Sparks makes his U.S. debut this month with an early stop at XS. Sparks already has a Beatport No. 1 for his remix of fellow Aussies, The Stafford Brothers’ “Hello” featuring Lil Wayne & Christina Milan. (In Encore, 10 p.m.,

Monday, Aug. 5

Radio star and “sneakerhead” Vice headlines at Marquee. Check out Vice’s Las Vegas sneaker boutique, CRSVR, before you hit the club. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Head to Hyde for the Lost Angels industry party with sounds by Vice protégé and fellow SKAM Artist, Eric D-Lux, with DJ D-Miles. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Surrender your Wednesdays continues taking its midweek locals-oriented party to new highs (or should we say new lows?) with bass-dropping Diplo. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.)

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