Speed Networking II at Carmel Get that stack of business cards ready and put on your best “I’m dateable” outfit. It’s time to network your butt off. Whether you’re looking for love or professional contacts, enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials, plus enter to win a table and bottle service at Carmel, a week’s worth of Bikram Yoga and more. September 23, 7-9 p.m., free admission, RSVP at cosmopolitanconnections.com.
SMASH! Dubstep party at Forbes London’s in the house in the form of Brit dubstep pioneer Cheftal, aka DJ Chef. The monthly dubstep and bass events will also feature sets by King, Bad Lt., Air Stegosaurus, Apox and BPSS. September 24, 10 p.m., $10, 3400 S. Jones Blvd.
Circus Angels at CatHouse Hula-hooping chicks are hot. Even hotter? Hula-hooping chicks with fire. Charmed Life Entertainment promises an evening of “beautiful beings with supernatural talents” at the Luxor loungerie. DJ RPM provides the sounds for the ladies. September 24, doors at 10:30 p.m., $10 for ladies, $20 for men.
The Shark Club reunion at the Copa Room Quick Vegas nightlife history lesson: Before megaclubs and bottle service, the Shark Club was one of the Strip’s first ’80s and ’90s hot spots. Some of the original DJs are back to drop the best tracks from that era. Relive the good ol’ days with DJs Frankie and R.O.B. and more. September 24, doors at 10 p.m., $5, 7700 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Social Republik Saturdays at Fortet Looking for a break from the Strip? Enjoy $60 bottles, $10 hookahs and tunes from DJs Steve Walker, Biz:E, Arvin Mac (it’s his birthday) and Purple spin, along with residents Jaevan and Electromuted. September 25, doors at 10 p.m., free, 4180 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Sidney Samson at Wet Republic RIVERSIDE, MUTHAFUCKER!!! Dirty Dutch DJ/producer Sidney Samson headlines Daylife Sundays. Fingers crossed he plays the catchy “Riverside” because we know a few locals who have the dance down pat and go crazy when anybody drops the song. Don’t know the moves? There’s an instructional video on YouTube. Really. We posted it on the right. September 26, doors at 11 a.m., free for locals before 2 p.m.
Miss Butterface 2010 at Jet You read that right, a contest for a lady who’s got everything going on … but her face. Any chick brave enough can compete Monday for a chance to have TV’s Dr. 90210 turn her face into plastic-surgery perfection. Gotta love Vegas. September 27, doors at 10 p.m., $30, locals free.
Vampire Weekend After Party at Ghostbar “Stiff drinks and dope music.” Meet up with Vampire Weekend after the band plays the Pearl, and enjoy a special DJ set by bassist Chris Baio, plus residents DJ 88 and M!KEATTACK. September 29, 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.