Will Sparks Spins at XS, Sultan + Shepard Hit Omnia

DJ Five

DJ Five

Thursday, July 23

Church might not be until Sunday, but you can get some early preaching done at Tao during Worship Thursday. SKAM Artist DJ Five will lead the nightlife congregation when he mans the decks. He’s either gambling at a poker table or spinning on a turntable, so after his set, challenge him to a friendly game of Texas Hold ’Em. Even if you lose, you can tell your friends you refused to fold on the chance to play poker with a DJ. (In the Venetian, 10 p.m., TaoLasVegas.com/Tao-Beach.)

Friday, July 24

Multiply the name of this column by eight, and you’ll get the name of one of Atlanta rapper Future’s mix tapes, 56 Nights. The hazy, codeine- soaked tracks expound on his broken engagement to R&B diva Ciara, and all the emotions that come with it. He’s bound to perform a few of them when he hits Drai’s for a full-length concert. Since the mixtape has gotten rave reviews across the board, we’re considering changing the name of this column. Just kidding—we’ve built too much into this brand. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Saturday, July 25

We can’t think of a better pairing than craft brew and live music (with milk and cookies being a close second and PB&J a solid third). Luckily, at the Vegas Beer and Music Festival, you can enjoy both. Performers P.O.D., Hoobastank and Alien Ant Farm will pump out tunes that are heavier than an imperial stout as you sample more than 50 craft beers from local and Southern California breweries. If that’s not enough to get you out of the house, the event is at the SLS pool and Foxtail Pool Club, so you can sober up in the pool while your friends indulge
in more booze. (At SLS, 7 p.m., VegasBeerAndMusicFestival.com.)

Sunday, July 26

Will Sparks

Will Sparks

Good things come to 
those who wait, right?
 Well, Australian producer Will Sparks proved that wrong. He dropped out of Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne to pursue a career in music in 2012. Shortly after, he toured Europe and the U.S., playing festivals such as TomorrowWorld in Atlanta and Future Music Festival in Melbourne. And he’s only 22! The “King of Bounce” makes his way to XS for the Sunday Nightswim. (In Encore, 10 p.m., XSLasVegas.com.)

Monday, July 27

It’s warm summer nights
like these that force us to
stop what we’re doing and cherish the wonderful city
in which we live. Why not take it all in at once? Located on the 55th floor of Palms’ Ivory Tower, Ghostbar allows you to do just that. Indulge in specialty cocktails while enjoying a panoramic view of the Strip. It might get lonely at the top, but DJ Seany Mac will be there to provide the nighttime soundtrack. (In the Palms, 10 p.m., Palms.com.)

Tuesday, July 28

Let’s take it back to middle school algebra: Sultan + Shepard = X. According to an interview with YourEDM.com, the answer is one outrageous time. Half of the Canadian duo, Sultan once donned only a Speedo for a show in Chicago after losing a bet. Take a chance on there being an encore of those antics at Omnia, where they’re sure to drop their latest single, “Chasing (In the Night).” (In Caesars Palace, 10 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Sultan + Shepard

Sultan + Shepard

Wednesday, July 29

Give Bassjackers a hero’s welcome. The house duo makes its way to Light
 after spinning at Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival alongside Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and David Guetta only three days before. That performance comes after another festival appearance; they played Dreamfields
in the Netherlands last month, and they’re hitting Electric Zoo in New York in September. They’re definitely racking up some frequent flier miles with all that traveling, which will allow them to hit even more festivals. Tonight, urge them to stray from such outdoor engagements for smaller indoor venues. (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m., TheLightVegas.com.) Are you an American Horror Story
 fan? If so, check out the Chainsmokersmusic video for “Good Intentions.” It follows the New York City- based duo on its journey through several rooms in a house of horrors. Think
of it as an abridged version of the movie Thirteen Ghosts with a poppy, melodic EDM soundtrack. Mercifully, the two are performing at Wet Republic for Wet at Night, rather than a haunted house. (At MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m., WetRepublic.com.)



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