Robin Thicke The clean-cut but oh-so-dirty R&B singer hit record gold with “Blurred Lines” and subsequently stirred some controversy with the track’s sexed-up music video (what would Mr. Seaver think?!). With Jason Derulo and Sammy Adams. August 17, 9 p.m., $36, Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Too many No-chella options to catch the New York dance-punk trio’s April gig at Cosmo? You’re in luck: They’re coming around again. Singer Karen O declared that show her band’s best-ever in Vegas. Here’s hoping both the YYYs and crowd overcome Monday Concert Syndrome to best the spring predecessor. With Sam Spiegel DJ set. August 19, 9 p.m., $34, Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool.
Candy Warpop CD Release These heavy-rocking locals already released their LP, Transdecadence, online. Now, catch singer Amy Pate and her legion of grunge rockers bringing their fiery new album to life. With Mercy Music, Tiger Sex and DJ Spidersilk. August 15, 8 p.m., $11, Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Cheer for Beer Festival Tour your way through 50 of the world’s beers at this Carnevale fest. A select few: Blanche De Bruxelles (Belgium), Weihenstephaner (Germany), La Trappe (Holland), Moretti (Italy), Kronenbourg (France), Wells (England), Unibroue (Quebec, Canada). August 17, 7-10 p.m., $29, Venetian’s Public House.
Beast: A Monster Among Men This thriller from local filmmaker Mike Lenzini, co-starring BMX champion TJ Lavin, is set for national distribution, but you can see it locally with Lenzini in attendance, along with other members of the cast and crew. August 16, 7 p.m., $7-$10, Theatre 7.
The Desperado You’ve been counting down to National Roller Coaster Day, right? Strap in and scream for free on the Desperado when Buffalo Bill’s offers complimentary rides in honor of the holiday. August 16, 12:15-7:45 p.m.