Ne-Yo at 1 Oak Fun fact: The Grammy-winning R&B singer was once an art student at Las Vegas Academy. Show the former local boy some hometown love Friday night when he plays host at the Mirage nightclub. May 10, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience at LVH Summer might not officially be here, but margarita season has definitely arrived. Find a new favorite tequila at Lee’s tasting event this Saturday, as 70 varieties will be on hand to sip and savor. We’re also in the midst of beer-fest season, so don’t forget to try a few of the 300-plus craft brews available at the seventh-annual booze bash. May 11, 4 p.m., $50-$60.
Vegas StrEATs at El Cortez/Jackie Gaughan Plaza It’s the perfect time of year for some al fresco cuisine, cocktails and culture, right? Find it all at the monthly Downtown fest, complete with a food-truck fleet (Slidin’ Thru and Sin City Snoballs, to name a few), streetwear (including local outlets Feature and Purple Krown) and a lineup of DJ and live acts (with DJ Zo, Goldboot and more). May 11, 6 p.m., free entry.
8th Anniversary Party at Piranha The gay nightclub celebrates eight years of beer busts and underwear parties Saturday night with a performance by Latin pop star Kat Deluna. The birthday bash also includes a set by WeHo DJ Drew G, an open bar (text “GAY” to 83361) from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. and a free midnight champagne toast—so get down to the Fruit Loop and raise a glass! May 11, doors at 10 p.m., $20, locals free.
Olly Murs at Pure The English pop artist won many a British heart during the U.K.’s The X Factor, taking second place on the popular reality program. Now he’s winning American ears, as his “Troublemaker” collabo with Flo Rida has been burning up the airwaves. Catch Olly live at the Caesars club Saturday night. May 11, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, ladies free until midnight.
Eric Prydz at Encore Beach Club Maybe best known for his 2004 hit “Call on Me” (gotta love those leg warmers), the Swedish DJ and producer dropped his latest album last May. He takes the tables for the Encore pool club’s Daystar Sunday party. May 12, doors at 11 a.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Temptation Sunday at Luxor Pool The gay pool-party series returns to the Strip resort for its fourth season Sunday, doubling as the official pool party for Nevada Gay Rodeo Association’s Big Horn Rodeo weekend. This inaugural bash has an appropriate “Boots and Bikinis” theme and includes beats by DJ Matt Lucio. May 12, doors at 1 p.m., $20, $10 locals, free with guest list 1-2 p.m. (text “Vegas” to 77948).
GBDC After Dark at Moon Ghostbar Dayclub ended earlier this Spring, but Palms has kept its bedazzled beer bongs and piñata beat-down stick handy for nighttime editions at Ghostbar’s Fantasy Tower sister club. The under-the-stars debauchery fest goes down this Tuesday, with DJs Alie Layus and Kid Conrad in the booth. May 14, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 men, women free.