G. Love Looks for Cold Beverages at Boulevard Pool

G. Love brings his brand of hip-hop blues to Boulevard Pool October 3.

G. Love brings his brand of hip-hop blues to Boulevard Pool October 3.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Having a rough week? Smooth it out tonight with Philly’s 20-year-strong funky hip-hop-blues duo G. Love & Special Sauce at the Boulevard Pool. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.) Moroccan-Dutch DJ/producer R3hab returns to Hakkasan. The up-and-comer was named Breakthrough Artist at the 2012 International Dance Music Awards and recently released an electro remix for Rihanna’s “What Now.” (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.)

Friday, Oct. 4

Russian trance prodigy Arty may have just turned 24, but he’s been pumping out tracks since 2009. Despite his latest single being named “Grand Finale,” this talented youngster will be around for a while, including tonight at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 9:30 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.) Not to be outdone, Light taps prodigious Russian 24-year-old Zedd. The super-talented classically trained producer started playing piano at age 4, drums at 12 and joined a rock band when he was 13. (At Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.) Turntable virtuoso Jayceeoh ascends to The Act. The tour DJ for Wiz Khalifa and Sammy Adams gained notoriety after winning VH1’s Master of the Mix earlier this year. (In the Shoppes at the Palazzo, 10:30 p.m., TheActLV.com.)

Saturday, Oct. 5

After more than 90 events worldwide, Sensation makes its Las Vegas debut at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dress up for the “Ocean of White,” and expect a sensory overload thanks to 200 pyrotechnical effects, 22 water fountains and LED-lit suspended jellyfish, all synchronized to the sounds of Sebastien Leger, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Michael Woods, among others. (At MGM Grand, 6:30 p.m., Sensation.com.) It may be cooling off in Las Vegas, but not with the English-born EC Twins manning the decks at Marquee Dayclub. The bros created one of Scotland’s top clubs, Eye Candy, and kept the venue’s name (well, its initials) when they rose to fame as a production/DJ duo. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m.) Eric Prydz rolls the Black Dice at XS. While the music is a bit stripped down compared with the standard melee on the Strip—particularly other Swedish-flavored nights—Prydz’s minimalist sounds still backdrop a massive party. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.) Steve Aoki keeps punk antics alive with a head banging, crowd-surfin’, mosh-ready electro set at Hakkasan. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.)

Sunday, Oct. 6

The waters of Marquee Dayclub are clean, but Chuckie might have something to say about that when he drops his famously Dirty Dutch sound. (At the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m.) Grammy-nominated American-born Wolfgang Gartner brings his “complextro” style to XS after recently embarking on the Hounds of Hell Tour with Tommy Trash and releasing a collaboration by the same name. (In Encore, 10 p.m.) English new-wave legends Depeche Mode pop into The Pearl. Even with most of the group’s fans hailing from Gen X, the synth-y sound the group popularized remains influential and highly relevant in the new nu-disco sounds of the moment. (In the Palms, 7 p.m., Ticketmaster.com.)

Monday, Oct. 7

As one of two Swedes managed by Sebastian Ingrosso (the other being Alesso), Otto Knows is well positioned to continue the hype his “Million Voices” began building last year. His production credits on Britney Spears’ recently leaked “Work Bitch” sure won’t hurt. Catch the household name-to-be at Daylight. (At Mandalay Bay, 11 a.m., DaylightVegas.com.) French-born Miami-reppin Cedric Gervais hits the decks at XS weeks after scoring his first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 for his remix of Lana Del Ray’s “Summertime Sadness,” also Del Ray’s highest position on the coveted chart. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Drink and snack poolside for A Night of Canapés & Cocktails at the Breathe Pool, a lavish affair showcasing unique tastes by Nobu Matsuhisa and 28 Nobu executive chefs from around the world. ($95, at Hard Rock Hotel, 7 p.m., HardRockHotel.com.) Later on, indie-rock superstars Phoenix play a wet show at Boulevard Pool. I love that Phoenix didn’t break into the mainstream until moving from a major label to an indie label. Learn more in our interview on Page 80. (At the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.)

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Newly renovated Ghostbar hosts For the Ladies Wednesdays with a ladies’ open Champagne bar from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. and a gifting suite from Betsey Johnson. Plus BMW of Henderson is sponsoring, #nobigdeal. (At the Palms, 10 p.m., Palms.com.) Akon has been chillin and enjoying his success from the last decade. But he’s about to make another run with his forthcoming album, Freedom. Let’s hope he teases it tonight at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)

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