Cocktail City Vegas at Encore Beach Club Still haven’t been to an evening swim party? The power of an open bar compels you. Cocktail City will be stationed at a couple of cabanas and offering free Stoli vodka and Milagro tequila drinks for the first hour of Encore Beach Club at Night. Once you’ve imbibed enough to need a cab, out-ratchet your companions on the dancefloor—or in the pool—during a set by headlining DJ Grandtheft. July 10, doors at 10:30 p.m., $32+ men, $22+ women, free with RSVP at cocktailcityvegas.com.
Nuclear Dream Art Gala at Fremont Country Club The organizers behind the nuke-themed art project slated for next month’s Burning Man in Gerlach, Nevada, are throwing one last fundraiser, and it sounds like one for the ages (if not for the Atomic Age). That period will be acknowledged with an homage to Andy Warhol and his legendary Factory work/hang space, and guests are encouraged to don Pop-style duds and hairstyles (especially for the costume contest) while dancing to underground sounds and watching live artists, whose work will be up for auction. July 11, 9 p.m., $10-$20 suggested donation.
World’s Largest Bachelorette Party Going to the chapel soon? TV personality and comedienne Wendy Williams hosts Tao Group’s third-annual bride-to-be extravaganza, and this three-day matrimonial pre-party is chock-full of booze-soaked bachelorette fun, from open bars at nightclub events to brunch mimosas to a Rent the Runway trip paired with a flute of bubbly. Did we mention the complimentary pole-dancing class? Visit taolasvegas.com/wlbp for details. July 11-13, times vary, $99-$125.
Eva Shaw at Hakkasan You might’ve already gotten down on the dancefloor to Shaw’s electro beats, as the Dutch-Canadian DJ formerly spun under the name Bambi. She returns for another residency gig at the MGM megaclub Saturday night. July 12, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
MKTO at The Bank They wanna thrill you like Michael and kiss you like Prince. Comprising Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller (hence MKTO), the pop duo is all over the airwaves right now with “Classic,” which it will perform live at the Bellagio club Saturday night. As the song says, let’s get it on like Marvin Gaye! In the booth: Bank regulars Five and G-Squared. July 12, doors at 10:30 p.m., $44+ men, $22+ women.
Nicolay at Insert Coin(s) While you’d be remiss to skip the Vegas debut of multi-genre act the Foreign Exchange, which plays a live set July 14, those looking for a party—and a possible taste of the following night—should groove to Sunday night’s DJ set by Exchange producer Nicolay. That’s two nights of eclectic grooves for you eclecticism- and groove-starved Vegas vamps. July 13, doors at 8 p.m., free.
Tiki Tiki at Velveteen Rabbit There are only two places you can dress up, do the Limbo Rock and have a hula hoop contest: your younger cousin’s bar mitzvah and Velveteen Rabbit’s Polynesian-themed Monday night party. At the latter, tiki drinks, games, exotica from DJ JuJu Man and free grub from Sin City Dogs magically bring another day to the weekend—and us desert denizens to the tropics. July 14, 8 p.m., free.
Ice Cream Social at DayDream The last time you went to an ice cream social, you were probably still watching Saturday morning cartoons. Well, leave it to a Vegas party pool to adult-ify the kiddie institution. Get your splash and scoop on at the M’s dayclub, where partygoers can cool off in the pool or with some alcohol-infused frozen treats. We’ll take a boozed-up root beer float, please. DJ Live supplies the tunes. July 15, 8 p.m., $20, free entry with Nevada ID.