Celebrate the Hottest Day in History With Grandtheft, Cool Down With Big Data


Thursday, July 10

As the astute philosopher Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. said, “It’s getting hot in herre.” (You probably know him as Nelly.) And in fact, today is the 101st anniversary of the hottest day ever: 134 degrees, as recorded in Death Valley. If you can unglue yourself from the couch, we suggest you get situated poolside. Encore Beach Club at Night boasts tunes by Grandtheft, who’s fresh from supporting rapper Riff Raff on his Neon Icon tour. (At Encore, 10:30 p.m., EncoreBeachClub.com.) Electronic band Big Data delivers a live set at Boulevard Pool. (At the Cosmopolitan, 8 p.m., CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.)

Friday, July 11

If you’re headed to Tao, Lavo or Tao Beach through July 13, get excited (or beware?), because in addition to regular programming (TaoLasVegas.com), it’s the third annual World’s Largest Bachelorette Party. TV divas Wendy Williams and Brandi Glanville will be on hand as you get your fill of gift bags, prizes and open bar, all included in the $99 ticket. Best of luck to all the brides-to-be and to the nearby single dudes hoping to meet their soul mate in the bridal party. (TaoLasVegas.com/WLBP.) Further well-wishes go to Hard Rock Live. The venue formerly known as Hard Rock Café on the Strip celebrates one year since its name change with performances by British ska rockers The English Beat and locals Rusty Maples and Avalon Landing. All proceeds from the $10 tickets go toward the families of fallen Metro officers Alyn Beck, Igor Soldo and civilian Joseph Wilcox, all of whom were murdered on June 8. (3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 8 p.m., HardRock.com.) 

Saturday, July 12

Vibe out on the rooftop of Commonwealth to sounds by SKAM Artist and Power 106 Los Angeles DJ Nick Ferrer. His open-format style means you could hear Disclosure, Duke Dumont and John Legend in one night, as he dropped them all in his “Poolside Mix With Nick Ferrer” on Soundcloud. (525 Fremont St., 10 p.m., CommonwealthLV.com.) Speaking of Soundcloud, Danish DJ Mike Hawkins recently unleashed his single “Liberate” by posting a free download to the site, bypassing the “like-to-download bullshit.” He’s also running a “Liberate” remix contest for fans through July 21, but you can catch him before then at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub. (In the Cromwell, 10 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.) 

Sunday, July 13

Once again, Hakkasan welcomes Moby to the main room. Will he drop his recently released and awesomely moody cover of Duran Duran’s “Rio”? You’ll have to show up to find out. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., HakkasanLV.com.) If you have a definite love of shoes, swing by The Bank to support local street-wear boutique KNYEW. Co-owners DJs Crooked and Neva will grace the decks, as will Ikon and Karma. (In Bellagio, 10:30 p.m., BellagioLasVegas.com.)

Monday, July 14

Electronic/ hip-hop duo The Foreign Exchange stops by Insert Coin(s). The group’s producer, Nicolay, spins at the venue Sunday (8 p.m.), and its emotive emcee, Phonte, is one of Drake’s biggest inspirations. Learn more about the two in our preview here. (512 Fremont St., 8 p.m., InsertCoinsLV.com.)

Tuesday, July 15

For hip-hop of a different flavor, stop by Tuesday Blend at Hard Rock Live for a performance by Bay Area rapper DMAC. In addition to his radio bangers “Panoramic” and “Nae Nae,” you can count on the Blend’s usual dance crews, vendors and DJs to hype up your weekday. (10:30 p.m., Facebook.com/TheBlendProject.)

Wednesday, July 16

There are two great reasons to spend your night at Elixir Lounge in Henderson: First, you can score food and beverages for $3-$5 from 3-10 p.m. And second, Paint Nite will provide canvas art supplies and a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas (all for $25 with code “elixir20” at PaintNite.com.) So, you can create a masterpiece while you enjoy those aforementioned specials.  (2920 N. Green Valley Pkwy.,
7 p.m., ElixirLounge.net.