Afrojack Makes Long-Awaited Hakkasan Debut This Weekend

Hakkasan's newest DJ: Afrojack. Photo by by Rankin

Hakkasan’s newest DJ: Afrojack.
Photo by Rankin

Thursday, March 20

Let’s start the week with a hearty helping of deep house, shall we? Soulkitchen has been around Las Vegas for more than a decade, delighting our ears with respite from radio earworms. At its current home, Vanguard Lounge, the monthly party is led by resident Edgar Reyes with guests Tyler Olson, Jesse Hantla and Michael Scalar. Percussionist Cayce Andrew will add live accompaniment. Eat up! (516 Fremont St., 10 p.m.,

Friday, March 21

After pledging loyalty to XS in The New Yorker in September, four-year Wynn veteran Afrojack shocked fans in January when it was announced that he would join Hakkasan’s DJ roster in 2014. Defending the switch, he told Billboard that he’ll be “trying a new kind of party” at MGM’s megaclub. You can discover the meaning of that mysterious teaser when Afrojack makes his Hakkasan debut tonight. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m.,

Saturday, March 22

Speaking of switches, XS resident Skrillex—strictly a Light nightclub fixture in 2013—is splitting his time between the two venues this year. Rolling Stone’s recent cover boy also just gave away his first full-length album, Recess, via the “Alien Ride” app before the LP’s official release on March 18. Say what you want about his half-shaven hair-don’t, but this kind of originality and unpredictability has us pining to see the dubstep producer take the reins again at Light. Who knows what he’ll do next?! (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, March 23

We know you love to party, but recognize that you must do a host of other things: watching college basketball among them. We suggest combining your passions at NCAA tournament viewing parties as the opening weekend wraps today. Pure boasts 32 TV screens, snack and drink specials, and VIP packages from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (In Caesars Palace, Both Gold and Deuce lounges at Aria offer specials on those dates, as well. (9 a.m., Try to keep it together if your team drops the ball, OK?

Monday, March 24

Classy attire is required tonight at Marquee for the first installment of trance/trap hybrid-maker Carnage’s Black & White party. Even though the encouraged dress code is inconspicuous, you can still expect things to get boisterous behind the booth. In January, Carnage was arrested at a gig in Florida for spinning over his set time. He later tweeted, “I did it for the people. No RAGRETS.” (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, March 25

More businesses have been quietly popping open at the Linq of late. With weather in that breezy, pre-summer heat-wave phase, now’s a great time to grab a drink and peruse the promenade. After you’ve satisfied your booze tooth at any of the bars (Purple Zebra, BLVD Cocktail Company and Yard House, to name a few), swing by the 24-hour cupcake ATM that opened last weekend in front of Sprinkles Cupcakes. We guarantee it beats your other late-night go-to: a Munchie Meal from Jack in the Box. (

Wednesday, March 26

It’s the final day of the Nightclub & Bar Convention & Trade Show, but if you missed the exhibitions, you can still see some action at Surrender tonight. Sixteen mixologists will battle it out during the Las Vegas Cocktail Classic, slinging spirits to impress you—the audience—and a panel of judges. Admission is free with RSVP at Diplo spins at the after-party. (In Encore, 8 p.m.,