Seven Nights

Your city after dark

Thursday, Aug. 15

Worship Thursdays, or is it Dirty Thursdays? Tao welcomes back the father of Dirty Dutch with the Moombahton-and-hip-hop-loving Chuckie. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Englishman Michael Woods hits Hakkasan, where he’ll lay down his signature progressive and tech-house hybrid. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,

Friday, Aug. 16

Following a summerlong competition, it’s time for the Hot 100 Finale at Wet Republic. Watch as $150,000 in cash and prizes is awarded to the hottest lady in the land. (At MGM Grand, noon, Guess, Nylon and stylist Johnny Wujek host Encore Beach Club with Guess merchandise and gift card giveaways in partnership with America’s Next Top Model. Sidney Samson DJs the pool party with his killer drops and hip-hop-inspired house style. Read our most recent interview at (At Encore, noon, Celebrate National Rum Day at Double Down Saloon, where partygoers enjoy complimentary Sailor Jerry floats till 11:30 p.m. (4640 Paradise Rd., 10 p.m., Long Beach, California-based indie alt-rockers Cold War Kids performs at the Boulevard Pool. Watch the group’s two latest music videos, “Loner Phase” and “Lost That Easy” from Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, their fourth studio album, which was released in April. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., Harlem, New York’s A$AP Rocky brings his MTV VMA-nominated “F**ckin’ Problems” to Ditch Friday. (At the Palms, noon,

Saturday, Aug. 17

Nicky Romero goes for the daily double performing at Daylight by day (at Mandalay Bay, 11 a.m., and Light after dark. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., The Dutch prodigy recently announced a forthcoming second collaboration with Rihanna, while “Right Now” is still charting. Dress up and strip down for the Rio-themed Midsummer Lingerie Carnival at Palms Pool. Costumes or masks are a must, and there’s a hosted bar until 11 p.m. (At the Palms, 9 p.m.) In an epic and diverse booking twist, Tiësto headlines the main room at Hakkasan, while The Roots’ Grammy-winning Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson rocks the Ling Ling Club. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.) No “Blurred Lines” here, just long ones for SPF with Robin Thicke, Jason Derulo and Sammy Adams. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m.) Destructo—a.k.a. Gary Richards, the pioneering EDM-festival promoter turned A&R executive turned hard-core DJ/producer turned Hard Events founder—spins at Body English. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m., Vegas Seven’s own DJ-on-DJ interviewer DJ88 begins her Saturday Night Live residency at Insert Coin(s). The debut is hosted by Vegas/Rated editor-in-chief Melinda Sheckells. There’s also a 9 p.m. pre-party and Girls Night Out, with gift bags by Hello Kitty Pink Head by Tarina Tarantino and Hello Kitty Loves Loungefly. (512 Fremont St., 10 p.m.,

Sunday, Aug. 18

Max Vangeli jumps into XS Nightswim. “People of the Night” were stoked in late July, when Vangeli released his first episode of Code Radio, increasing his radio frequency from monthly to weekly. Listen at (In Encore, 10 p.m., Sunday School is back at Body English. Ladies, sport your schoolgirl outfits and drink free Champagne until 1 a.m. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m.)

Monday, Aug. 19

It’s fashion trade show week in Las Vegas, where brands meet retailers at MAGIC, Project, ENK, MRket LV and the newest menswear entrant, Liberty Fairs. Hyde opens on a Monday to host the official MAGIC/Project after-party. Cocktail waitresses will be rockin’ Junk Food’s NFL line, the first 100 guests get swag bags and there will be Junk Food and NFL giveaways all night. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., Miami and L.A. combine forces when GTA and LA Riots collide at XS. GTA is a rad Miami duo with a “Death to genres!” battle cry that has them releasing tracks on labels like Diplo’s Mad Decent and A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold while remixing diverse artists from Deadmau5 to Trinidad James. LA Riots, meanwhile, made headlines for literally taking DJ stunts to new heights when he skydived into a recent show in the Hamptons. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Marquee opens on a Tuesday for another official Project after-party with sounds by Vice and the EC Twins. This has been a highlight during past years. So rock your raddest to people-watch the fashion industry’s finest. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., The ’fro keeps growing, but not nearly as quickly as M!ke Attack’s show schedule. Get close to the Downtowner-turned-Strip-headliner when he plays Bond. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, Aug. 21

The End of the World Party returns to The Act. Party like it’s your last day on earth as a giant clock counts down the final hours. At 0:00, the afterlife begins—a Las Vegas exclusive for the London-based party. (In the Shoppes at the Palazzo, 10:30 p.m.,

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