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Reggae band Rebelution teams up with Matisyahu at the Boulevard Pool August 22.

Reggae band Rebelution teams up with Matisyahu at the Boulevard Pool August 22.

Thursday, August 22

Vibe with Santa Barbara, California, reggae band Rebelution and Jewish rap-hero Matisyahu at the Boulevard Pool. Rebelution’s 2012 album Peace of Mind debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Reggae and Independent charts. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., Celebrate Vinyl’s one-year anniversary with two nights of performances by Courtney Love, who makes her first road appearance since touring as the frontwoman for Hole. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 9:30 p.m., Mix it up at the Rock ’N’ Roll Cocktail Competition at Hyde, where 15 local mixologists compete for a $2,000 concocting original drinks using Dewars Highlander Honey whiskey, with the winner voted by guests. (In Bellagio, 7 p.m.,

Friday, August 23

Socially conscious activist rapper Lupe Fiasco, who recently dropped “#DopeFrancis (American Trap),” performs at Ditch Friday. (At the Palms, noon, Cleveland’s finest, Kid Cudi, and King Chip perform at the Boulevard Pool. The multitalented Cudi was recently cast with Andy Samberg in Fox’s upcoming Brooklyn Nine-Nine comedy series from the creators of Parks and Recreation. (At the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.) When you’ve had enough rap, head toward Light for Bassjackers. The Dutch electro house duo that remixed Rihanna and Moby just released their latest single, “Flag,” with Gregori Klosman. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., Surrender your Friday with Wolfgang Gartner. The Grammy-nominated producer recently announced Hounds of Hell Tour this fall alongside the also Grammy-nominated Tommy Trash. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, August 24

Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s 27th annual Black & White Party returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Beach. Expect food, cocktails and stage performances with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting HIV/AIDS services. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 8 p.m.) Get weird at The Act where Dim Mak’s Friends of Friends presents sounds by Jerome LOL. The Cali-based indie producer and visual artist made his Las Vegas debut at Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party earlier this summer. (In the Shoppes at the Palazzo, 10:30 p.m., Get a quadruple dose of Australia at Light, where Aussie duo Feenixpawl joins their headlining countrymen, the Stafford Brothers. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.) Head Downtown to Artifice, where Radiant Inc. and Pinups for Patriots Nevada host Operation Homefront to support service members and their families. (1025 First St., 9 p.m., and

Sunday, August 25

Forbes recently named 29-year-old Scottish superstar Calvin Harris the World’s Highest Paid DJ, raking in an estimated $46 million over the past 12 months. Harris didn’t even make the list last year, but this year bested Jay Z, Katy Perry and Rihanna in income. He dips into Wet Republic today for a set. (At MGM Grand, 10:30 a.m., Tommy Lee and DJ Aero describe their sound as “dirty, filthy, nasty electro-house.” This is no gimmick: They’re live, manipulating both audio and visual content. They’re joined today at Rehab by OWSLA’s genre-defying Nick Thayer. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 10 a.m.) German trance legends Cosmic Gate pop into Marquee Dayclub, where they’ll continue teasing their soon-to-be-officially-released track “Crushed.” (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m.) Get funky with hip-hop- and EDM-blending visionary Will.I.Am. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning and 31 million record-selling Black Eyed Peas founder brings his futuristic flow to Daystar Sundays at Encore Beach Club. (At Encore, 11 a.m.,

Monday, August 26

Head to XS for Scottish house producer Chris Lake with Mak J, the 23-year-old former China-based pro race car driver and DJ AM trainee. (In Encore, 10 p.m., Stop and smell the roses Mondays at Park on Fremont. No, really: Buy a pint of beer and get a complimentary bouquet until 7 p.m. (506 E. Fremont St., 4 p.m.,

Tuesday, August 27

If you’re having commitment issues, head to Moon for One Night Stand. The industry night contest awards a complimentary Sky Villa after-party for the largest group. (In the Palms, 10:30 p.m.) Hey dancers, drop it at Pure in the Foot Loose Go-Go Competition for a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, August 28

Small-town girls and city boys: Don’t take the midnight train or you’ll be late for Journey at the Pearl. (In the Palms, 8 p.m.) Morgan Page returns to Surrender after recently announcing his upcoming Morgan Page Presents Tour that will include an interactive 3D element created for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson-themed show, This Is It. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.) Touted as the craziest circus you’ve ever seen, The Act presents Peanuts & Pasties, promising stilt walkers, contortionists, clowns, inappropriate sexual references, elephants, spiked snow cones, freak shows, free booze and some false advertising. (In the Palazzo, 10 p.m.)