’80s Party at Tao The Breakfast Club meets Vegas nightclub Thursday, when the Venetian venue goes “totally Tao-bular” for its weekly industry bash. Dust off your acid-wash denim and swap the clutch for a fanny pack—Tao is awarding $15K during the night’s costume contest: $10K for first place, $5K to the runner-up. Righteous, indeed! June 13, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.
Flosstradamus & Sidney Samson at Surrender Still clueless about whatever the hell “trap music” is? Skip looking it up on Urban Dictionary, and get your learn on Friday night when Chicago-based duo Flosstradamus takes the tables. Dutch DJ Samson only sweetens the deal, offering a doubleheader kandi kids won’t want to miss. June 14, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Floatopia at Palms Pool Don’t underestimate the fun that a pool full of floaties and an hour-long open bar can offer. One installment last year even saw an epic, pool-wide water fight (so beware of flying beach balls!). Sip on free Bacardi noon to 1 p.m., and don’t forget that inflatable—inner tubes score you comp admission at this fun-in-the-sun fête. In the booth: DJs Mark Stylz and Lisa Pittman. June 15, noon, $20 men, $15 women, free w/inner tube.
Afrojack at XS The Grammy-winning Dutch DJ is all over the airwaves with his Chris Brown collabo track, “As Your Friend.” He supplies a Saturday set at the Encore nightclub. Also bringing the noise: resident DJ Warren Peace. June 15, doors at 10 p.m., $35 men, $25 women.
Kendra Wilkinson at Chateau Sure, with Holly Madison we already have one of The Girls Next Door living, uh, next door, but who could forget this hilariously ditzy, Chargers-loving blonde bombshell? Not us, and probably not you, either. The reality star turned 28 Wednesday, and she’ll celebrate Saturday with a hosting gig at the Paris nightspot. June 15, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.
Pauly D at Haze MTV’s Jersey Shore has ended, but the country’s obsession with its guido crew seems far from over. So, little meatballs, what are you waiting for? The gym is calling, and so is that bottle of bronzer and your dryer’s permanent-press cycle. Beat up the beat Saturday night, when Pauly takes the tables for his Turnt Up residency. Also in the booth: DJ E-Rock. June 15, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Swimming with Sharks at Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool With this event already (pool) party rocking the Standard hotels in New York and LA, the weekly adult splash bash launched at the Cosmo last Wednesday. Think back to summers in the old neighborhood: water guns, inflatable pool toys, and in place of the ice cream man, Neapolitan will offer its boozy frozen treats right next door. It’s like childhood, only better. June 19, noon-6 p.m., free entry.
Dada Life at Hakkasan Break out the bananas and champagne! The Swedish EDM duo will “Kick Out the Epic Motherf*cker” Wednesday night, supplying an opening set and launching Hakkasan’s EDC “weekend” a bit early. Also supplying sound: DJ Tony Arzadon. June 19, doors at 10 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.