Hot Spots: Tweet, drink and be happy (hardcore)

Staffers live it up at High Society
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Party on the Patio at Diablo’s Yup, we’re giving you, our awesome readers, more free booze. And, since it’s Mexican Independence Day, what’s more appropriate than tequila? Stop by for complimentary Dark Devil Espolon tequila cocktails, Dos Equis and appetizers. September 16, 6-8 p.m., RSVP at

Glow All Out at Secret Remember those little glow-in-the-dark stars you’d have on your ceiling as a kid? Grab a pack and cover yourself with them or other assorted neon and black light-reactive gear for a radiating evening at this new nightlife alternative. If you glow, you’ll get $5 well drinks until midnight. September 16, doors at 9 p.m., no cover, 3570 S. Valley View Blvd.

Las Vegas Tequila Fest For most people, tequila is a love it or hell-no-I-won’t-drink-it spirit. If you fall into the former category, plan to spend your weekend at the Rio, where tequila manufacturers will be serving up samples during a two-day tasting expo. September 17, 4-8 p.m., September 18, 1-5 p.m., $60.

Free hugs! Ravers out for a dose of "Peace, Love, Unity, Respect and Responsibility."

Happy 2 B Hardcore at Fort Cheyenne From the team that brought you Sounds of the Underground comes their next installment of 160-plus beats per minute and other electronic music you won’t find in a club on the Strip. Featuring Energy, Gonzo the Great, Brother Blood vs DJ Mercedes, MFKTZ, Fresh Mode Core and a special six-deck set from Jerome Hurley, Kemo Red and Arthur. September 18, doors at 8 p.m., $15 before 9 p.m., $20 after, all responsible ages welcome, 2428 E. Cheyenne Ave.

Blush Three-Year Anniversary Like any good nightlifer, Blush is celebrating its birthday more than once. So if you missed the industry party last week, check out the big bash Saturday night including plenty of glitterati and a performance by Mike Posner singing his hit “Cooler Than Me.” September 18, doors at 9 p.m., $30, free for local ladies.

Nove High Society Tweetup Tweetups: when all the tweeple meet up IRL (in real life) to @ and # to their heart’s content. It’s probably one of the few times it’s not considered rude to have your nose buried in your phone as you pass the afternoon taking TwitPics of the dayclub’s go-go dancers and fancy desserts while conversing with new and old friends. September 19, 2-4 p.m., RSVP at by September 17 to receive two free drinks and 10 percent off your food tab.

Blue Martini Two-Year Anniversary The Town Square staple celebrates its birthday with complimentary Van Gogh cocktails from 9-10 p.m. Ladies, dress to impress, because every gal in a cocktail dress gets entered to win a trip for two to San Francisco. September 22.

Green Velvet

Soul Kitchen at Red Label Lounge We found it! Soul Kitchen has bounced around a bit, but thanks to the wonders of Facebook, here’s another alternative to major nightclubs. Join the party with hookah and house music all night long as Soul Kitchen welcomes special guest El Boogie, plus resident DJ Edgar Reyes. September 23, 11 p.m., no cover, 332 W. Sahara Ave.

Green Velvet at Vanity Cameras ready, prepare to flash. Get your passport in order for La-La Land as Curtis Jones, better known as Green Velvet, headlines Godskitchen next Thursday. September 23, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 and up, free for ladies and locals on the guest list.

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