Mary J. Blige

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Here's where to play when the sun goes down and the night is young.

Thursday 31

DANCE: Chuckie (the DJ, not the killer doll) spins at Wynn Las Vegas’ Intrigue Nightclub. Although it would be awesome if the doll got a residency. Tell me that couldn’t happen in this town. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35, intriguevegas.com

Friday 1

EXPERIENCE: It’s First Friday, on the first of the month, which makes this one even more special. Enjoy a night of art and music in Downtown’s Arts District. 5 p.m., ffflv.org

HEAR: Kevin Hart takes over The Cosmopolitan for HartBeat Weekend and he kicks things off with a performance by Usher. A portion of the weekend’s proceeds will support Kevin Hart Charities, benefiting children’s cancer nonprofit BrittiCares International. 9 p.m., tickets start at $49, at The Chelsea, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Palms Casino Resort goes big for Labor Day weekend with a performance by Mary J. Blige at Pearl Concert Theater. 8 p.m., tickets start at $70, palms.com

And Dokken rocks Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Vinyl showroom. Why is that important? Two words: “Dream Warriors.” 9 p.m., $25, hardrockhotel.com

DANCE: After the Usher show, Kevin Hart hosts the official HartBeat Weekend After Party at The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Nightclub. Remember the “official” part just in case someone tries to scam you with a Kevin Hart party in Henderson or something. 10:30 p.m., $23–$41, marqueelasvegas.com

Martin Garrix plays Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace with an assist from frequent collaborator Justin Mylo. 10:30 p.m., $25–$40, omnianightclub.com

Take a Nightswim with Major Lazer at Encore’s Surrender Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $25–$35, surrendernightclub.com

And Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts the 18+ Buygore Pool Concert featuring Borgore with AFK B2B Ray Volpe, Spock and London Bridge. 7 p.m., $35, hardrockhotel.com

Ty Dolla $ign

Saturday 2

CHEER: A new season of UNLV Rebels football begins when the team takes the Sam Boyd Stadium field against Howard University. Get out and support the Rebels, or support Howard, it’s a free country. 6 p.m., $14–$45, free for students, 7000 E. Russell Rd., unlvtickets.com

LAUGH: And HartBeat Weekend continues with two chances to see Kevin Hart and Friends tonight at The Chelsea. 7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m., tickets start at $57, inside The Cosmopolitan, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

HEAR: After a few months away, Bruno Mars returns to Park Theater for another installment of his residency with two shows on Saturday and Sunday. 9 p.m., ticket prices vary, inside Monte Carlo, theparkvegas.com

Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers play Elation Pool at The Stratosphere Casino,  Hotel & Tower. 9 p.m., $28, stratospherehotel.com

Meanwhile, over at Mandalay Bay Beach, the I Love the ’90s Tour checks in with—lordy, look at this lineup—Salt-N-Pepa, All-4-One, Kid ’n Play, O-Town, Tone Loc and Young MC. 9 p.m., $53, at Mandalay Bay, mandalaybay.com

Or if a night of the ’80s sounds good, catch Toto, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo as they take the stage at Red Rock Resort’s Sandbar. 8 p.m., $44, stationcasinosevents.com

EXPERIENCE: Celebrate the finale of Plaza Pool Nights at Downtown’s Plaza Hotel & Casino. There will be swimming, a DJ and free entry, and that’s all one really needs. 7 p.m., free, plazahotelcasino.com

After the UNLV game, Howard University’s alumni group hosts The All White After Party at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight Beach Club. All-white attire (including swimwear) is encouraged, obviously. 11 p.m., $50, daylightvegas.com

DANCE: David Guetta returns to XS Nightclub for a Labor Day weekend performance.
10 p.m., $30–$50, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, xslasvegas.com

Catch a sneak preview of Life Is Beautiful 2017 headliner Wiz Khalifa at Drai’s Nightclub on the roof of The Cromwell. 10:30 p.m., $40–$60, draisnightlife.com

Or get in line for Ty Dolla $ign at The Venetian’s Tao Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $23–$33, taolasvegas.com

Sunday 3

EXPERIENCE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s MB Steak just launched The Magic Hour Sunday night party, featuring drinks, DJs and dancing. It’s the three D’s. 11 p.m., mbsteaklv.com

DANCE: Calvin Harris is back at MGM Grand’s Hakkasan Nightclub. Tomorrow’s a holiday, so there’s no excuse to miss him. 10:30 p.m., $50–$100, hakkasanlv.com

Unless the excuse is already purchased tickets to Steve Aoki at Omnia Nightclub. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside Caesars Palace, omnianightclub.com

Feel like taking a dip in the pool while Marshmello plays? Do just that at XS Nightclub’s Nightswim party. 10 p.m., $50–$100, inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, xslasvegas.com

Marshmello

Monday 4

HEAR: Celebrate Labor Day Downtown with Las Vegas native Caked Up behind the decks at Beauty Bar. 9 p.m., $20, 517 Fremont St., beautybarlv.com

Or hit up The Bunkhouse Saloon for indie rockers Minus the Bear. Bluesy rock duo Deap Vally opens. 9 p.m., $20, 124 S. 11th St., bunkhousedowntown.com

DANCE: Zedd spins at Jewel Nightclub’s Flawless Mondays party. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30, inside Aria Resort & Casino, jewelnightclub.com

Tuesday 5

DANCE: It’s Swim Night at Drai’s Beach Club, and if that isn’t enough reason to go, there’s also Kayper on the bill. We’re intrigued. $20–$30, at The Cromwell, draisnightlife.com

Wednesday 6

EXPERIENCE: Hit the water in a kayak, paddleboat or paddleboard at Lake Las Vegas’ Full Moon Paddle event to catch the sunset and party all night to a DJ on the dock. 7 p.m., ticket prices vary, lakelasvegas.com

DANCE: Relieve some of that midweek stress at Mandalay Bay’s Light Nightclub, where DJ Crooked and Neva supply the sound. 10:30 p.m., $26–$38, thelightvegas.com 

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