The Return of Shedonism, Be Your Own DJ

Whitney Mixter and Sarah Bettencourt

Whitney Mixter and Sarah Bettencourt


Las Vegas PRIDE is approaching, which signals the return of Shedonism and several days of events planned solely for the ladies. Kick things off at Yappy Hour—a canine-friendly mixer at Rumor (455 E. Harmon, 6 p.m.). Then indulge in a sin-themed soiree in Marquee’s Boom Box Room hosted by Whitney Mixter and Sada Bettencourt of Showtime’s The Real L Word.
(In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m.,


Begin your night at The Beat Coffeehouse for Open Decks, a first-come, first-served DJ session. Turntable and CDJ decks will be provided in 15- to 30-minute time slots. Bring your own music to showcase your skills, or simply show up ready to dance. (520 Fremont St., 7 p.m., Touted as “the most glamorous, glittering spectacle ever created by the lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Southern Nevada,” the Las Vegas PRIDE Night Parade is not to be missed. Festivities begin at Fourth Street and Gass Avenue, and proceed north along Fourth. Expect fabulous floats along the way, plus performances at the main stage on Bridger Avenue, south of the Fremont Street Experience. (8 p.m., XS welcomes back dance-music rebel Deadmau5. The DJ also known as Joel Zimmerman recently made headlines when Ferrari demanded he remove the custom Nyan Cat wrapping on his infamous “Purrari” 458 Spider. This means your chances of spotting Deadmau5 on the streets en route to the club have significantly decreased. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Chris Lake

Chris Lake


British house music maestro Chris Lake spins at Life. Best known for his 2006 breakthrough “Changes,” the label boss of Rising Music has spent the last several years mentoring Strip headliners such as TJR and John Dahlback. He also scored a Grammy nomination for his work on Deadamu5’s 4×4=12. Put on your dancing shoes and show some respect. (In SLS, 10 p.m., Or put on your “dancing” shoes and sign up for the Pole-a-Palooza competition at Haze. There’s $10,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, plus sounds by DJ Scene. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m.,


You can count on Dutch duo Vicetone for the kind of music that gets you pumped for an audition, final exam or a night out, just by listening through your headphones. Infusing EDM with aggressive rock flair, their remixes and originals have gained the support of Nicky Romero, who released Vicetone’s single “Tremble” on his Protocol Recordings label. That’s not to mention the adorable group selfies with Steve Angello and Bingo Players they’ve posted on Instagram. Check them out on the turntables at Drai’s Nightclub. (In the Cromwell, 10 p.m.,




If you haven’t yet been to Foxtail, now’s a good time. DJ Five spins at the first Membership Mondays industry night. (In SLS, 10 p.m., Does the start of football season leave you itchin’ for a teammate? Stop by the Foundation Room for the Football Kick Off Stoplight Mixer. Use the provided red, green and yellow foam fingers to tell the other singles how down you are to mingle. RSVP to (In Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m.,


Swing by DayDream Pool Club for the Boss’ Night Swim. The final after-dark dip of the season is mob-themed, with a chance to win two tickets to the Mob Museum. Enjoy a Bulleit Bourbon and Crown Royal open bar from 8-9 p.m. and tunes by DJ Lucky LaRue. (At M Resort, 8 p.m.,

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Angello’s San Francisco-based mentee Max Vangeli hits Surrender as the club starts celebrating Mexican Independence Day (the actual holiday is on Sept. 16.) Get there early for Southern Californian Paris Blohm. His brand of progressive and electro house has attracted the ears of Interscope Records, which signed Blohm to a management deal. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

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