Tis the week before Halloween and all down the Strip, all the DJs will be spinning mash-up, hip-hop and house. Enjoy these last seven days of peace before All Hallow’s Week sets in and your friends and co-workers are replaced with goblins, ghouls and rubber-faced pop-culture icons.
Thursday, October 18
Beauty Bar: A live performance by The Vibrators with The Peccadilloes and Suite 666. $10 at the door. $8 with flyer. Caramel: Expose features the art of Jack Bonner, 7 p.m. V Bar: Wes’ Much Love album-release party; DJs Alpyne, Mr. DaLicks, FlipSyde, the Gemini and more.
Friday, October 19
Cherry: A Rock ’n Roll wine tasting on the patio and pool deck with live music by The Bends, 7-10 p.m., $35. Divebar: Paradise Visuals’ DVD-release party featuring a live performance by the Sin City Sinners. Icehouse Lounge: M.A.D.a.M. presents INK, a tattoo industry mixer with rock ’n’ roll sounds downstairs and Project Blowed with dance music upstairs. Jet: An evening hosted by Perez Hilton. LAX: The Monthly MySpace Party relocates and brings with it Chicks with Decks. Get a double-take Saturday at Pure. Poetry: Carmen Electra does the honor of hosting Poetry’s official grand-opening festivities. Polly Esther’s: Experience the future of indie dance with DJ Datarock. No cover if you mention Flux or Rawkerz at the door! Pure: Kelly and Sabrina Aldridge of 8th & Ocean celebrate their birthdays to the sounds of DJ Samantha Ronson. Ra Sushi: DK Imports presents a Get Lucky Weekend with $6 Lucky beer, tees, hats and tunes by DJ C. Studio 54: Hip-hop group Canto I hosts Fashionably Loud, a two-night fashion extravaganza with fashion shows by rock ’n’ roll couturier Stash Clothing on Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, October 20
Art Bar: A visual listening party; experience the new solo album from Serj Tankian of System of A Down, Elect the Dead, before everyone else at 9 p.m. Body English: The official Benchwarmer Gold Series hosted by the girls of Benchwarmers. Bunkhouse Saloon: Indiekrush presents Freakout! 3-D with DJs Noel and Abom, live performances by The Pandas, Lips Like Morphine and more. Psychedelic light show and glasses; 21+, 7 p.m., $5. Empire Ballroom: Late Night Empire afterhours presents the No. 17 DJ in the world, Eddie Halliwell, spinning with Jordan Stevens; Naif Guotimy provides the percussion on the Patio. Pure: Dancing with the Stars alum Stacy Keibler’s birthday with music by DJ Vice. Ra Sushi: Get Lucky Weekend continues with DJ Rockin.
Sunday, October 21
Playboy Club: The one-year anniversary is commemorated with what else but a live lingerie photo shoot.
Monday, October 22
Beauty Bar: Tokyo Police Club perform live with The White Rabbits and The Virgins. $15 at the door.
Tuesday, October 23
Pure: Pure Tuesday is hosted by Cindy Margolis; DJ Riz of the Crooklyn Clan. Revolution: Jeremy Dawson of Vegas’ own Shiny Toy Guns spins a rare DJ set.
Wednesday, October 24
Body English: Ministry of Sound welcomes guest DJ Felix da Housecat; open bar 10:30-11:30 p.m.