Miguel Croons at Drai’s, DJ OB-One Hits Heart of Omnia



Thursday, August 27

The (literal) grooves are at The Sayers Club for White Label Thursdays. Join DJ Spair and other guest DJs for a night of funk, soul and hip-hop throwbacks in the midst of the scratching and beat juggling that come with traditional DJing. That’s right—he’s spinning actual records. In case you haven’t heard, vinyl is back, and it’s here to stay. (In SLS, 10 p.m., TheSayersClubLV.com.)

Friday, August 28

Have you checked out Miguel’s latest album, Wildheart? The Los Angeles-based singer took a bolder approach to his signature R&B/rock sound, and you can hear it on the lead single, “Coffee.” It’s got the steamy vocals and a catchy chorus you’d expect from Miguel, but the ominous synths and explicit lyrics make it the perfect track for a summer fling. He’s bound to perform the libido-boosting tune when he hits the stage at Drai’s. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., DraisNightlife.com.)

Saturday, August 29

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

We’ll admit it—we’ve got a soft spot for child stars who’ve turned into bona fide pop icons. Take Ariana Grande, for example. The 22-year-old singer/actress went from Broadway stages to television screens to sold-out arenas in only seven years. The ex-Victorious star has collaborated with big names in the pop music landscape, such as her ex-boyfriend (Big Sean), The Weeknd and Iggy Azalea. They just grow up so fast, don’t they? Watch her perform her monster hits including “One Last Time” and the Zedd-produced “Break Free” at Mandalay Bay Events Center. (In Mandalay Bay, 7:30 p.m., MandalayBay.com.) Party with a view on the Roof at Inspire. DJ Shred provides the tunes while you sit comfortably at one of our favorite people-watching vantage points in the city. (107 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 10 p.m., InspireLasVegas.com.)

Sunday, August 30

Labor Day is quickly approaching, which means the end of summer is just on the horizon. You should take advantage of the limited time we have left with the heat by dipping in a pool and enjoying some tunes. Luckily, “Dirty Dutch” producer Chuckie spins at Wet Republic. The Surinamese DJ/producer recently collaborated with ChildsPlay for the fifth installment of the genre-bending TrapHall EP series. Hear some of the songs from the epic collab tonight. Don’t worry—there won’t be any kitchen-knife-wielding dolls in this poolside affair. (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., WetRepublic.com.)

Monday, August 31

As journalists, we love a good story. Here’s one for ya: In early July, Azteca Noticias reported that Jeffrey Sutorius, frontman of the trance powerhouse Dash Berlin, went missing in Mexico while on a bicycle tour in the Mayan jungle. The DJ took to social media hours later to tell fans that he was perfectly fine. We’re not sure if it was real or just an old-fashioned publicity stunt, but we’re glad that he’s all right! See first-hand proof that he’s OK when he works the ones and twos at Marquee. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 p.m., MarqueeLasVegas.com.)

Sultan & Shepard

Sultan & Shepard

Tuesday, September 1

Have you seen MTV’s True Life: I’m A Muay Thai Fighter? The episode exposes the trials and tribulations that come with amateur MMA fighting—it’s not all glitz, glamour and gloves within those ropes. Ben Garcia was one of the fighters whose life was chronicled in the show; he trained and traveled in Thailand for a bare-knuckle fighting championship. Those experiences surely helped him in his other endeavor as a DJ. He goes under the name DJ OB-One. See if his skills behind the deck are as kick-ass as his moves in the ring in Heart of Omnia. Montreal house duo Sultan & Shepard hold it down in Omnia‘s main room. (In Caesars Palace, 10:30 p.m., OmniaNightclub.com.)

Wednesday, September 2

Are you up-to-date with Dillon Francis’ craziness? The jester of the EDM world created a “doughnut awareness campaign” in July, where he launched a website, dissed “trendy” foods via social media, started a doughnut activist group and produced a 14-minute-long short film where he dressed up as the round pastry. A few weeks later, he ditched the outfit for a bee costume for a real cause—he awkwardly rapped in the video “Bee Positive” for Ray Ban’s #Campaign4Change. He’s worn two outrageous costumes, so we’re taking bets on what he’ll dress up as when he spins at Surrender tonight. $20 says he’ll come dressed as a praying mantis! (In Encore, 10:30 p.m., SurrenderNightclub.com.)