Get Naked at the Cosmo


Thursday, Oct. 24

Strip down for The Naked and Famous at the Boulevard Pool. The indie rock band hails from New Zealand, and released its second album, In Rolling Waves, last month. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., Buck into PBR Rock Bar during the World Finals bull-riding event. Former American Idol contestant Morgan Leigh performs, and PBR riders walk the red carpet before selecting the bull they will ride for tomorrow’s competition. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, 9 p.m.,

Friday, Oct. 25

Kanye West rolls the Yeezus Tour into MGM Grand Garden Arena. This should be a great show unless the not-quite-humble, self-proclaimed God starts ranting. (In MGM Grand, 8 p.m., Kanye’s boo Kim Kardashian celebrates her birthday at Tao, and we’re really hoping Yeezy makes a surprise appearance. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Post-Swedish House solo star Sebastian Ingrosso soars into Light tonight. Seb made news lately for helping produce Britney Spears’ upcoming single, “Work Bitch,” but was quick to share the love with his label signee Otto Knows. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., There are DJs, and then there’s Madeon. The 19-year-old French prodigy engineers music live in the booth at a furiously impressive pace. Witness greatness at Surrender, and see why Lady Gaga has been gushing over their forthcoming collaboration. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Oct. 26

Amid crazy anticipation, the Life Is Beautiful Festival finally begins Downtown. Day 1 includes Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Beck, Pretty Lights and Capital Cities. (Las Vegas Blvd. to 10th St. between Carson Ave. and Mesquite Ave., noon, Life Is Beautiful has some EDM competition on the Strip with Halloween starting early. Win some dough for your costume with our Halloween-Contest Roundup. Meanwhile, the Netherlands’ latest electro-star, Nicky Romero, returns to Light tonight. The tech-friendly youngster recently nerded-out for his Tomorrowland set, rockin’ Google Glass. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.) Behind Dutch door No. 2 is the prodigious Hardwell, who drops into Hakkasan a week after being crowned the World’s No. 1 DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.) Steve Angello headlines XS Apocalypse Halloween Weekend. Listen for his future hit, “Feel in the Sky,” a collaboration with Nicky Romero and Tommy Trash. (In Encore, 8 p.m., “Can a drummer get some …” at a nightclub? Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike play a drum-and-DJ set at Pure. (In Caesars, 10:30 p.m., English-born, Canadian raised techno legend Richie Hawtin rolls into Marquee for a special late-night set. The producer sometimes known as Plastikman began DJing in Detroit in the late ‘80s! (In the Cosmopolitan, 3 a.m.,

Sunday, Oct. 27

Head Downtown for the second and final day of the Life Is Beautiful festival with Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, the Killers, Empire of the Sun, Zedd, Charli XCX and rappers Jurassic 5 and Danny Brown. If you’re looking for something more low key, try Lavo’s new Proper Brunch, the toned-down sibling of Saturdays’ ongoing Champagne Brunch. (In the Palazzo, 10 a.m.,

Monday, Oct. 28

Go down the rabbit hole for Absinthe in Wonderland at STK Steakhouse. The Caesars show’s acro-cabaret teams up with the Cosmopolitan’s steakhouse for this special edition of Magnum Mondays that promises to be the maddest tea party of the year, with sounds by M!ke Attack. Don’t be late for this very important date. (In Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m., Lil Jon spins the “Turn Down for What?” set at XS. Lil Jon remains impressively relevant after pivoting into the EDM scene as a DJ/producer with collaborative hits alongside Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke. (In Encore, 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Marilyn Manson hosts Halloween Horror at Hyde. The goth-rocker earned a Grammy nomination for last year’s “No Reflection” and will make a cameo in the current season of HBO’s Eastbound & Down. (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Flux Pavilion plays a rare dubstep show at the Boulevard Pool. The multitalented U.K.-native plays a wide range of instruments (he started on keyboard at age 6), and has been called a one-man orchestra. (At the Cosmopolitan, 9 p.m.) Head to the Lightmare edition of Blow Out Wednesdays at Light featuring Alesso. The 22-year-old Stockholm native teamed up with Calvin Harris earlier this month on the single, “Under Control.” (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m.)

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