Fatboy Slim Reemerges at Life, Ariana Grande Hosts 1Oak

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Thursday, September 18

Can you detect that sugary scent in the air? It signals the arrival of pop’s sweetest names—Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj among them—for the iHeart Radio Music Festival Friday-Saturday. Join DJ Prostyle for the official festival kick-off party at Haze. And yes, you’ll probably hear Azalea’s “Fancy.” Twice. (In Aria, 10:30 p.m., HazeLasVegas.com.) If house music is more your flavor, support local favorite Kris Nilsson as he headlines Tryst. (In Wynn, 10:30 p.m., TrystLasVegas.com.) Or, slap on your swimwear and dance to Tujamo at Encore Beach Club. (At Encore, 10:30 p.m., EncoreBeachClub.com.)

Friday, September 19

John Borger (known as Borgeous behind the booth) returns to Drai’s Nightclub. Learn about the EDM producer’s last Las Vegas excursion in our recent interview at VegasSeven.com/Borgeous. It involves alcohol, Diplo and a non-indigenous rhino… (In the Cromwell, 10 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.) Electronic band Big Data play Bunkhouse with support from Kitze + CPUs, Magic Bronson and local DJs Wizdumb and Moxcie. Save your ticket stub: a line-up of such awesomely nerdy names doesn’t come around very often. (124 S. Eleventh St., 8 p.m., Ticketfly.com.) Back in the world of pop, diva-in-the-making Ariana Grande hosts the official after-party of the iHeart Radio Music Festival at 1Oak. Brownie points will be awarded for the best high ponytail and first Big Sean sighting. (In the Mirage, 10:30 p.m., 1OakLasVegas.com.)



Saturday, September 20

Due to health concerns, Avicii recently bowed out of all upcoming appearances. Diplo fills in for the “Levels” star today at Encore Beach Club. (At Encore, 11 a.m., EncoreBeachClub.com.) Eclipse, the nighttime pool party at Daylight, says TTFN with Krewella headlining this season’s final installment. (At Mandalay Bay, 10 p.m., EclipseVegas.com.) Fatboy Slim has always been wary of this city. In 2013, he told Rolling Stone “the Vegas side of [dance music] really isn’t for me—that whole VIP, table, bottles of Cristal, girls with pneumatic tits. That’s not my vibe.” Luckily for us, the legend’s been persuaded to reemerge at Life. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m., SLSLasVegas.com.) This last one’s for the ladies: Ring in the one-year anniversary of Girls Night Out at Insert Coins(s). DJs 88, Mamabear and Yo Yolie are on deck and make-up artist Lisa Stawther will be on-hand. Come early for gift bags by Suzanne Events. (512 Fremont St., 10 p.m., InsertCoinsLV.com.)

Sunday, September 21

Need more grit with your glamour? Alternative radio station X107.5-FM will host NFL game viewing parties at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday, Monday and Thursday, plus NCAA games on Saturdays. Team up for a $75 person all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal at a bowling lane, or roll solo for $25 bottomless Coors Light Drafts, $5 Fireball shots, $2 sliders and $1 wings. Yes, $1 Blue Ribbon chicken wings! (In the Linq, various times, Vegas.BrooklynBowl.com.)

Monday, September 22

Originally scheduled for September 8, Foxtail now launches its Membership Mondays industry night. (In SLS, 10:30 p.m., SLSLasVegas.com.) If you feel like keeping it simple, stop by Marquee for Carnage’s Black & White party. Who cares if it’s after Labor Day? (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

Tuesday, September 23 

It’s officially fall now but Yacht Club, the nighttime splash bash at Drai’s Beach Club, is still going strong with sounds by Warren Peace. (At the Cromwell, 10 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.) Also helping you get to hump day: Lost Angels industry night at Hyde. Resident DJ Konflikt provides the tunes. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m., HydeBellagio.com.)

Wednesday, September 24

If you’re going to Light, be sure to put some flowers in your hair. The theme of the evening is Hippie Chic, which means everything bohemian is encouraged. Electronic twosome Sultan and Ned Shepard leads an entertainment lineup that includes visual artists Charlamaine Olivia and Sarah Sandin, and performance art duo The Bumbys, who promise “a fair and honest appraisal of your appearance” via typewriter. If only the sixties could see us now. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.)

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