Carnage Will Make Your Memorial Day Fancy With His Black and White Party

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DJ Carnage

Thursday, May 22

We know you’ll be drinking this holiday weekend. Do you wanna get “high,” too? Don’t miss the premiere party at Drai’s Nightclub, situated 11 stories above the Strip. Miami’s DJ Irie sets the vibe. (At the Cromwell, 10 p.m., Dress boldly when local duo Almost Normal headlines A Night in Technicolor at House of Blues’ OBA Lounge. You can count on good times, great tunes and lots of those awesome LED light sticks that you’ve been collecting from clubs. (In Mandalay Bay, 9 p.m.,

Friday, May 23

It’s going to be a doozy of a #MDW. Before you dig in, check our party-planning guide for all the good stuff we couldn’t fit here. Now: Ain’t no party like a pre-party held five months in advance! Pop into Palms Pool for Ditch Friday: Red Bull Air Race edition. Inflatable planes will be floatin’ in advance of the beverage behemoth’s Las Vegas competition in October; Cobra Starship’s Gabe Saporta performs. (At the Palms, noon, Vanity opens its doors, bringing in Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and comedian Kevin Hart to host. Expect Hart to crack jokes and pop bottles—GQ recently named the Real Husbands of Hollywood star one of the 15 Funniest People Alive Right Now. (In Hard Rock Hotel, 10:30 p.m., Downtown, Hard Hat Lounge hosts JL of the rap trio B.Hood. DJ Zo spins as local spitters Marion Write, MP the MC and others also split time on the mic. (1675 Industrial Rd., 9 p.m.,

Saturday, May 24

In his song “Come Thru,” rapper Drake describes a scenario wherein there’s “Supposed to be a lot of hard working goin’ on/ But who the fuck can focus with this twerkin’ going on?” Welcome to your Saturday! Start at Downtown Grand’s Picnic for the Sight & Sound rooftop pool luau. Grooves are provided by Marko Desantis of Sugarcult and DJs Biz:E and Wizdumb; ISI Group paints live. (206 N. 3rd St., noon, Kick the twerking into overdrive when Major Lazer takes control of Surrender. (At Encore, 10:30 p.m., For your final round, hit up Haze for a performance by Compton’s acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar and a set by DJ E-Rock. (In Aria, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, May 25

Do some good at Rockhouse this Memorial Day weekend: Five percent of today’s total sales will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. (In the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, PBR Rockbar will also donate 5 percent to the USO. (In the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Tao Beach boasts sounds by DJ Ace, better known as actor Will Smith’s son Trey. (At the Venetian, 11 a.m., Hungry? Head to Bare Pool Lounge for a West Coast edition of Bottagra Brunch. The party imported from NYC will bring East Coast spinners PS1 and Rick Wonder along for the ride with resident DJ David Christian. (At The Mirage, 11 a.m., Finish things off at Pure for the nightlife institution’s last night of operation, pre-remodel. (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m.,

Monday, May 26

If you’re feeling fancy, slap on your favorite monochromatic duds for Carnage’s recurring black and white party at Marquee. And because we have your back: Remember that this theme usually implies the usage of black light, and neon undergarments are to be worn at your discretion. We’ve definitely never forgotten that before. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,

Tuesday, May 27

With all of your raging, you may have missed the weekend’s big music festival: Punk Rock Bowling. You can still satiate your taste for revolt at Beauty Bar. Not only is it Nickel F—n Beer Night, but Eric “The Melvinator” Melvin of NOFX will man the turntables. (517 Fremont St., 9:30 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 28

To decompress from the four-day weekend, we present you some “chiller” ways to spend your evening. The Wine Down Wednesdays series wraps up at Silverton. Your first two glasses are free, as is a serenade from Las Vegas local and The Voice contestant Ryan Whyte Maloney. (3333 Blue Diamond Rd., 6 p.m., Don’t forget hump day means the Wednesdays Downtown street festival in the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials, bartender battles, food trucks and more are all waiting for you at the final bash until the fall. (6 p.m.,



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