Nervo at Hakkasan Local clubrats, rejoice! The Strip’s newest megaclub now has an industry night, complete with complimentary admission for Las Vegans without doorman friends. The locals bash launches Thursday night, with Australian beat beauties Nervo providing its inaugural soundtrack. Your pocketbook is pleased, and we know it. March 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
Mack Wilds at Haze The Wire and 90210 star Tristan Wilds has proven himself quite the Renaissance man, as the actor’s debut R&B album scored a Grammy nom for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Experience the musical sides of the man who portrayed Michael Lee and Dixon Wilson at the Aria nightclub. DJ Scene will be the man in the booth. March 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $33 men, $22 women.
Drama at Moon MTV might be headed to Cancun for spring break this year, but a few of the network’s personalities are partying it up in Vegas instead. Drama of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory hosts the Palms nightspot on Friday, where giveaways from the reality star’s Young & Reckless clothing company complement beats by DJs Exodus and Mark Stylz. Bonus: Co-star Chanel West Coast takes the mic at the rooftop club the following night. March 21, doors at 10:30 p.m., $25 men, $20 women, free entry with valid student ID.
Be Electric: PDX Meets LAS at Velveteen Rabbit Underground dance music isn’t the usual or obvious choice for the Arts District tavern, but the uniqueness of this interstate beats bash requires a unique host. Live electronic/experimental acts from both Portland (Videodrone) and right here (Frying-Mindset) comprise the bill, as does longtime Downtown artist Checko Salgado, who will be curating the visuals in accordance with the live musicians and Sin City-to-Rose City DJ Manny Layers. March 22, 10 p.m., free.
Saturday Night Live: Girls Night Out at Insert Coin(s) If there’s any place that could use an infusion of estrogen, it’s a bar filled with video games. Women will rule the night at Insert Coin(s) during this themed version of Saturday Night Live, which will include a gifting suite featuring Susan Holmes Swimwear and beats provided by Insert Coin(s) favorite DJ CryKit and Bay Area sweetheart DJ Mamabear. March 22, doors at 8 p.m., $10, $5 local men, women free.
Two-Year Anniversary Party at Share The transitional nature of gay nightlife in Las Vegas does not guarantee an establishment’s first birthday, let alone its second. But Share—the LGBT dance spot where go-go dancers also offer lap dances—will celebrate its two-year milestone with a special edition of the discotheque’s Pornstars in Vegas promo. This week’s guest is adult film actor Austin Wilde, who owns a popular niche website called Guys in Sweatpants because he’s got a big brain, too. March 22, doors at 10 p.m., free.
Nightclub & Bar Trade Show at Las Vegas Convention Center Once you get over the fact you’re not in Miami for renowned nightlife confab Winter Music Conference, you may opt for our own bar-biz bacchanalia, which includes a heads up on what liver poison we’ll be happily chugging within the next year; a trade show where the booze starts flowing not when the doors close, but when they open; and after-parties at the most popular nightclubs in America. March 24-26, check ncbshow.com for events and times, $125-$625.
Paper Diamond and Diplo at Surrender The Colorado-based producer started mixing and mashing in 2011 and quickly hit the festival circuit, performing at Coachella, Electric Zoo and most recently, 2014’s South By Southwest fest. Signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, he launches his Surrender residency alongside the boss-man and guest Flosstradamus Wednesday night. March 26, doors at 10:30 p.m., $42 men, $32 women.