Under the Big Top at Neonopolis We have some time before Krave Massive opens, but the venue is building anticipation with a series of circus-themed parties in the Neonopolis courtyard every Friday and Saturday in November. Dance and drink among roaming stilt walkers, fire breathers, jugglers and other circus performers. November 2, doors at 9 p.m., $20, $10 locals, free with text (“GAY” to 313131).
Markus Schulz at Marquee He sits at No. 13 on DJ Mag’s new Top 100 DJ rankings, and the German-born DJ took the top spot in DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ survey earlier this year. See what the hype is about on Friday, when he returns to the Cosmo club to supply the night’s soundtrack. November 2, doors at 9:30 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike at Surrender Over the summer, the rising DJ duo played Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival and the Tomorrowland festival in its native Belgium. Now check the pair out at the Encore nightclub Saturday night. November 3, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Afrojack at XS The Dutch DJ brings his Jacked tour to Encore on Saturday. DJs Quintino and Warren Peace also spin. November 3, doors at 10 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.
Drink Liquid Dry Didn’t get enough mileage out of your swimsuit over the summer? Consider the Aria pool’s closing party a last chance to work on your tan. (It’s the only dayclub that made it to November.) Locals score a free, daylong open bar, and everyone can enjoy beats provided by resident DJs Kid Conrad and Madd Maxx. No one’s going home until the bar runs dry! November 4, doors at 11 a.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.
McMullan’s 10-Year Anniversary The Irish pub calls its staff “purveyors of the perfect pint,” and the crew is commemorating a decade serving superior beers with a six-day celebration. It all starts on Tuesday with an Irish-themed costume party, lucrative drink specials and the venue’s annual trivia championship (which starts at 8 p.m.). Get all the details about the festivities at mcmullansirishpub.com. November 6-11, times vary, free entry.
Beer & Baubles Tweetup at Todd English P.U.B. Social media mavens, unite! Crystals is giving away Zarkana tickets, Vdara spa treatments and a few items from the upscale mall’s retailers to those who tweet @CrystalsLV during this event. Complement your tweets with treats—beer, drink and food specials complete the social soiree. November 7, 6 p.m., free entry, RSVP at twtvite.com/chic.
Jack-N-Cake at Ghostbar The special edition of Ghostbar’s weekly Snitch party doubles as a Día de los Muertos celebration. This time, the event’s signature shots with cupcake chasers are free from 11 p.m. to midnight, so arrive early, hungry and, most importantly, thirsty! DJs M!KEATTACK, Wizdumb and Midnight Affair supply sounds for the Wednesday bash. November 7, 10 p.m., $25 men, $20 women, local ladies free.