Kid ‘N Play Perform at Tao Beach, Eva Shaw Spins at Wet Republic

Eva Shaw

Eva Shaw

Thursday, July 24

Although his @CP3 Twitter handle would make a perfect DJ name, Chris Paul’s appearance at Tao is a straight-up hosting gig. He probably has enough on his résumé, though. The L.A. Clippers star is in town for the TopSpin charity Ping Pong tournament at the Palazzo on July 26. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., At Insert Coin(s), DJ Anthony Valadez of NPR’s KCRW radio battles Amp Live of Bay Area hip-hop duo Zion I. We recommend you wear your dancing shoes. (512 Fremont St., 8 p.m.,

Friday, July 25

Love beer fests but hate long lines? Give Open Container at Container Park a shot, err, sip. Motley Brews—the same crew behind the Downtown Brew Festival and Great Vegas Festival of Beer—offers a smaller but still-tasty selection of seasonal beers and ciders. It’s capped at 500 entrants to minimize wait times, and the $20 ticket is good for two-and-a-half hours of sampling. (707 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Love beer but prefer to drink while dressed as Donkey Kong? Swing by Beauty Bar in your video game best for the Joystiq Junkies bash. There’ll be ’80s and Top 40 tunes for dancing, and video games for playing. (517 Fremont St., 9 p.m., Matthew Koma (the voice behind Tiësto’s summer smash “Wasted” and Zedd’s “Spectrum”) takes a turn behind the decks at Surrender. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Chris Paul

Chris Paul

Saturday, July 26

Model/DJ Eva Shaw spins poolside at Wet Republic. And yes, she may very well do so in a swimsuit. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., At Encore Beach Club, you’ll find Seven Lions, a Santa Monica-bred producer with a glorious head of hair and impressive roster of past collaborators including Ellie Goulding and Tove Lo. (At Encore, 11 a.m.,

Sunday, July 27

Now’s your chance to bust out your best House Party dance moves: Hip-hop duo Kid ’n Play will perform at Tao Beach. (At the Venetian, 11 a.m.,

Ain’t your type of hype? Local street-wear outpost Civilian hosts a reggae edition of its monthly Sunday Riots party. Check out live music from the Retrolites and ST1, art by Salvage Sons, snow cones by Oso Ono and much more. (6460 Windy Rd., 7 p.m., It’s National Scotch Day, and because the ever-classy Foundation Room is throwing an Anchorman-themed party, we suggest you celebrate. Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse will fill your glass with liquor, and a $500 Stitched gift card will be awarded for the ugliest suit. Don’t act like you’re not impressed. (In Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.,

Monday, July 28

Is a Space Jam sequel happening? Is it not? Internet rumors have been messing with our emotions so much; we’ll be de-stressing with a drink at a screening of the original film (followed by Coach Carter) during Dive-In Movies at the Boulevard Pool. (At the Cosmopolitan, 7 p.m., CosmopolitanLas

Tuesday, July 29

Show love to locals Dusty Sunshine, Kalsey Kulyk and Beau Hodges Band as they fill Brooklyn Bowl with country twang. Additionally, art collective ISI Group will present 20 artists live-painting in the theme of “America the Great.” (At the Linq, 7 p.m., And what makes America great is Bingo! Green Valley Ranch offers Rock Shot Bingo—$25 for all-electronic games, a DJ, the promise of cash prizes and liquor shots to the winning players, plus an after-party at Drop Bar. (8:30 p.m., GreenValleyRanch.

Wednesday, July 30 

In case you didn’t know, A-Trak is working on a collaborative album with rapper Cam’ron called Federal Reserve. According to Complex, the unlikely duo met through mutual friend Damon Dash and bonded over Cam’s secret “Killa Shrimp” recipe … and music, of course. If we’re lucky, we’ll get a taste of the latter when A-Trak commands Light. (At Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m.,



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