The World Is 1 Oak’s When Nas Does Set

Nas is at 1 Oak April 26.

Nas is at 1 Oak April 26.

Thursday, April 24

The world was first introduced to Mason Durrell Betha (betta known as Ma$e) in the mid-’90s as a rapper on Sean “Puffy” Combs’ Bad Boy record label. He spit songs such as “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” and could rock shiny suits with the best of them. He retired in ’99 to become a pastor, returned to music in 2004, and then flew under the radar for the remainder of “the aughts.” Now, ladies and gentleman, he is back in the rap game (again), and headlines tonight at Haze. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, April 25

Don your SPF: The seventh annual Hot 100 competition kicks off today at Wet Republic. More than $150,000 are on the line, and $1,650 in cash and prizes will be given away weekly. But who needs money? RSVP online by 9 a.m. and arrive by 2 p.m. for complimentary entry. (At MGM Grand, 10 a.m., After a surprise set in November, Deadmau5 returns to the decks at XS. This time he’s covering for the still-ill Avicii, but we’re just relieved to see another set of mouse ears besides those belonging to the drunken Mickey who downs 40s on the Strip. He kinda bums us out. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Tha Wrecks cause a ruckus at The Bank, syncing live percussion and mixing for your dancing pleasure. (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m.,

Saturday, April 26

Happy Birthday, Hakkasan! The megaclub celebrates its one-year anniversary with a heavy-hitting lineup Thursday through Sunday. This evening, you’ll find Tiësto and Dzeko Torres in the main room and The Roots’ bandleader Questlove laying down beats in the Ling Ling Club. (In MGM Grand, 10 p.m., In Summerlin, neighborhood bar Distill hosts an ’80s-themed bash. Any excuse for a side pony, we always say. (10820 W. Charleston Blvd., 8 p.m., Rapper Nas has had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. This month marked the 20th anniversary of his revered album, Illmatic, and the opening of his sneaker boutique, 12AM Run, at the Linq. Pop a bottle in his honor when he takes the mic at 1 Oak. (In The Mirage, 10:30 p.m.,

Sunday, April 27

It’s time to say goodbye (for now) to XIV Sessions at Hyde. The season finale’s theme is Life Is a Beach, and will feature cocktails by Absolut vodka. (In Bellagio, 6 p.m., If you prefer your beach to be outdoors, stop by Daylight for the return of Eclipse, the nighttime pool party. Australia’s Stafford Brothers provide the sounds. (At Mandalay Bay, 6 p.m.,

Monday, April 28

Billed as an artsy, social club experience, Canvas takes over Savile Row. This edition of the new LGBT party is “EighTease Night” and promises hot models, good music, and ’80s inspired beverages. The night is hosted by J. Son, who also emcees the soon-to-return Temptation Sundays at Luxor Pool. (In Luxor, 8:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, April 29

BLVD Cocktail Company celebrated its grand opening last week, and now’s a fine opportunity to visit (or re-visit) the classy lounge at the Linq. ( Then we suggest you swing by the High Roller observation wheel ( before finishing your night with a cupcake from Sprinkles. (

Wednesday, April 30

The fairer sex gets pampered every Wednesday at Ghostbar with complimentary Champagne from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. as well as 50 percent off all cocktails all night. During this edition of For the Ladies, females can also treat themselves to products from Heather Marianna’s Beauty Kitchen, including sugar scrubs and glitter bath bombs. (In the Palms, 8 p.m., Meanwhile, veteran hip-hop producer Just Blaze lights up Surrender. His credits include T.I.’s “Live Your Life,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Compton” and Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky.” (In Encore, 10 p.m.,



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