Thursday, Feb. 27
Twenty-four years after “Ice Ice Baby,” Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) is making bank touting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-shaped mac and cheese in a new Kraft commercial. And just when you think nothing could be more “radical!” than that, Body English brings in the Iceman for one night at Poplife, a recurring ’80s/’90s throwback bash with sounds and visuals by DJs Hass Deniro and Mikey Swift. Bleach-streaked pompadours and side ponies are totally encouraged. (At Hard Rock Hotel, 9:30 p.m., BodyEnglish.com.)
Friday, Feb. 28
Snap! Snap! Spoken word showcase PG Eleven is back at Marquee, moving from its previous location in the Library to the Boom Box Room. Def Jam poet Gemineye and local wordsmiths Austin Barnum and Ernestine Johnson will leave you speechless. Enter at the Cosmopolitan’s P3 level for complimentary admission. (10 p.m., Facebook.com/PGEleven.) Across the Strip, Tiësto make his return to Hakkasan after one month away on the festival circuit (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.) P.S. He’d totally love it if you add him on Snapchat; he’s, like, super into that right now.
Saturday, March 1
One hour of open bar is great, but 90 minutes is better! That’s what you’ll get when you show up in ’70s attire for the Beer Edition of GBDC. The pouring of frosty brews begins at 1 p.m., courtesy of Barley’s and Tenaya Creek Brewery. DJs Presto One and Mark Stylz man the booth. (In the Palms, 1 p.m., Palms.com.) French producer prodigy Madeon spins at Surrender. The 19-year-old has manufactured ear candy for Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga—and opened for Mother Monster on her Born This Way Ball tour. Not to mention, he released his own pop-radio hit “The City” in 2012, and he’s currently writing a new album. He’ll likely test out some new tracks tonight. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)
Sunday, March 2
In a sign that we’ve officially run out of DJ names, What So Not headlines XS’ Movement night. That aside, the two dudes who comprise this Australian electronic duo (one of whom is blog favorite beat-maker Flume) are on a noble mission to bring the world “more bangers.” Now that’s an idea we can get behind. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)
Monday, March 3
Oh, industry folks, where would we be without you? STK shows appreciation for you night owls on nightclub payroll during the ongoing Magnum Mondays dinner, with sounds by M!ke Attack. Buy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and you’ll be upgraded to a magnum. (In the Cosmopolitan, 6 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.)
Tuesday, March 4
It’s Mardi Gras, y’all! So bust out your beads and get buzzed at Rockhouse. The “ultra-dive bar” will serve the New Orleans classic Hurricane cocktail for $5. And because it’s also Taco Tuesday, you can indulge in the chorizo and mozzarella ($1.50) or flaming shrimp tacos ($2) as well. For more ways to celebrate today, visit VegasSeven.com/MardiGras.
Wednesday, March 5
The first Wednesday of the month means Punk Rock Bingo at Double Down Saloon. Don’t know what to expect? Imagine a tattooed host (Jenn O. Cide), cursing frequently as she calls numbers, then handing you prizes (likely purchased from a thrift store) as a DJ (Rex Dart) spins beside her. Sometimes there’s fire or sideshow acts. Then there are a whole lot of other antics we can’t mention here. (4640 Paradise Rd., 10 p.m., DoubleDownSaloon.com.)