Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
Don’t touch those beads! Mardi Gras continues on Thursday with the Fat Thursday Masquerade ball at Tryst. Conversely, if you’ve had it with all things Bourbon Street, Kelly Rowland provides an alternative at Haze. The former Destiny’s Child songstress performs at the same club that her “Love Takes Over” collaborator, DJ David Guetta, played last month. And no, her “Bootylicious” former bandmate, Beyoncé Knowles, will not be there (Ms. Sasha Fierce is set to play Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Oval on Thursday). Tryst at the Wynn. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls. Haze at Aria. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for guys, $20 for girls, locals free.
Keep up with the eldest Kardashian sister—or try to—as Kourtney K hosts the so-called “Jet Set” party at Jet nightclub. The socialite and new mom is expected to party in high style and treat the trendy MAGIC attendees in the crowd to a fashion show from her L.A. and Miami-based boutique, Dash. While we don’t know whether she’ll bring her famous siblings (including sister Khloe, who is her Dash business partner) or baby daddy Scott Disick, chances are pretty good that her reality TV crews won’t be too far behind. Jet at The Mirage. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.
Dedicate the night to PMG and hit up either Pure or LAX, depending on whether you want eye or ear candy. American Beauty actress (and solid poker player) Mena Suvari is at Pure, while one of New York’s hardest working up-and-coming DJs, 22-year-old Jesse Marco, spins at LAX. We suggest the latter, since Marco is signed to Deckstar—the record label founded by the late DJ AM, who used to spin at LAX and Pure before making the move to Rain. What’s more, Marco has worked with local icons Flo-Rida and Ne-yo, too. Pure at Caesars Palace and LAX at Luxor. Both clubs doors at 10 p.m., $40 for guys, $30 for ladies.
Moon’s electro-techno weekend-wrap party, Goodlife Sundays, will this week feature ATB as part of the “DJs in the Mix World Tour”—and it’s N9NE Group VIP party boy Steven Klimaski’s birthday, too, so you know the crew will represent. The b-day boy’s brother, Brian Klimaski, will serve as emcee for the evening while DJ Scotty Boy spins. Alternatively, head to Lavo for Vice Sundays featuring the one and only DJ Vice. Moon at the Palms. Doors at 11 p.m., free for locals, $20 for out-of-towners. Lavo at the Palazzo. Doors at 11 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, local ladies free.
Monday is National Margarita Day and there’s no shortage of places to celebrate, from the recently opened Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place (which is offering $5 hand-squeezed lime margaritas from 7-10 p.m. and gives all ladies their first one free) to the tried, tested and true-enough tribute from Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville. Another option would be to pay homage to the frosty beverage at Fremont Street. The unofficial home of the yard-long margarita (and all things tourist kitsch) will also host Jimmie Ray’s Johnny Cash tribute band on the First Street stage. Fremont Street Experience, concert 8-11 p.m; free. A very different scene will unfold at Tabu on Monday night, when DJ Adam 12 will take over the turntables, along with friends and fellow DJs Crooked, 88 and OB-One. In addition to old-school beats, the throwback party also celebrates the second anniversary of Knyew Clothing. Tabu at MGM Grand. Doors at 10 p.m, $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for locals.
Blush again honors the women who make Las Vegas nightlife what it is, and on Tuesday it crowns the 2010 Queens of Clubs. The third annual event features 30 of the city’s most well-known female club-hoppers—and all of them will bring the party. Blush at the Wynn. Doors at 9 p.m., locals free, $30 for out-of-towners.
Head to Wasted Space to check out one of UFC President Dana White’s favorite local acts, 51 Fifty (see page 60). The drummer-and-DJ duo will take to the stage at 11:30 p.m. Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel. Doors at 9 p.m., free for locals and industry, $10 far all others.