Kim Kardashian Celebrates Birthday During Life is Beautiful Weekend

The Weeknd by Jon Estrada, Illustration by Al Powers

The Weeknd | Illustration by Jon Estrada

Thursday, October 23

The sound at Brooklyn Bowl is great, but it’s gonna be earth-shattering during the Safe in Sound Festival. Led by dubstep producer Flux Pavilion and drum and bass collaborative Destroid, the touring show boasts audio enhancements from Canadian party-starters PK Sound. Get there early for sets by Terravita and local duo Caked Up. (At the Linq, 7 p.m.,

Friday, October 24


Caked Up | Illustration by Jon Estrada

Life Is Beautiful starts today, as do the peripheral parties! Exhibit A: Kim Kardashian West celebrates her Oct. 21 birthday a couple of days late at Tao. Is it safe to assume her husband and Life Is Beautiful headliner Kanye will be there? Yeah, probably. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., Speaking of Yeezy, if you watched his performance, you missed Las Vegas’ own Panic! At the Disco, who were cursed with an overlapping time slot. But cry not, Panic! fans! We’re suspicious that frontman Brendon Urie might turn up at Surrender with Dillon Francis. Francis just so happened to release his collaboration with Urie, “Love in the Middle of a Firefight,” last week. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., Looking for something different? Franky Perez and the Dirty kick off three nights of Later! Louder benefit parties for Keep Memory Alive at Backstage Bar & Billiards. The booze and music marathon includes performances from Warren G on Oct. 25 and Everclear on Oct. 26. (601 Fremont St., 11 p.m.,

Saturday, October 25

Venture off the Life Is Beautiful festival grounds to find a mini Burning Man in the Arts District. Playa Ween II, presented by burner camp Rootist Lounge, promises hookah, psychics, DJs and live performances that’ll make the roof of the Arts Factory feel like Black Rock City. (107 E. Charleston Blvd., 10 p.m., visit Rootist Lounge on Wanna stick to the Strip? Former tween heartthrob Joe Jonas performs at Sayers Club. We can’t help but wonder if little brother Nick will be “Jealous.” (In SLS, 10 p.m.,

Sunday, October 26

We’re two episodes into Season 5 of AMC’s zombie thriller The Walking Dead. That means its time again for Watch the Dead viewing parties at zombie-themed bar The End. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with drink specials, food and costume contests before showtime at 9:30 p.m. (4821 Spring Mountain Rd., After playing Life Is Beautiful on Friday, R&B crooner The Weeknd commands the main room at Hakkasan with support from DJ Jesse Marco. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Monday, October 27

Keep it classy when hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri headlines XS. Last month, it was reported that Dupri’s friends and frequent collaborators Jagged Edge were thrown out of Dupri’s 42nd birthday bash … for refusing to remove their baseball caps. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Joe Jonas by Jon Estrada

Joe Jonas | Illustration by Jon Estrada

Tuesday, October 28

If you feel someone getting eerily close to you at Hyde, it’s probably not your run-of-the-mill creeper. Characters from the haunted attraction Fright Dome will be on hand to offer scares and giveaways as the venue will be fully decorated for Halloween. DJ Konflikt provides the tunes. (In Bellagio, 10 p.m.,

Wednesday, October 29

We’re sad to say the fall season of Wednesdays Downtown is coming to an end. Get to the Fremont East Entertainment District for the final street fair with all the usual fun: food trucks, painting classes, Downtown Dirty Barfight finals (9:30 p.m.) and silent disco (10:30 p.m.), plus surprise entertainment (6 p.m., Vanguard Lounge hosts the Rapture Halloween Party with DJs Duran, Soulkutz, Bad Anti and Jim Green (516 Fremont St., 10 p.m., while Beauty Bar boasts a Sin City Massacre with music, live art and a $200 costume contest. (517 Fremont St., 10 p.m.,

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