Clinton Sparks’ Awesome Party Launch Weekend Although the E! News music correspondent told us of his “awesome” intentions during a May interview, the Palms bills this weekend as the official unveiling of the DJ’s latest Vegas residency (complete with toilet paper guns and blow-up dolls). Soak up the awesome under the sun at Ditch Fridays or catch Sparks atop the Fantasy Tower Saturday at Moon. Ditch: July 8, doors at noon, $25; Moon: July 9, doors at 11 p.m., $40, local ladies free, includes Playboy Club entry.
Keri Hilson at Gallery She’s pretty as a picture, sweeter than a Swisher and you just might be mad ’cuz she’s cuter than the girl with you! That’s right—hip-hop diva Keri Hilson gets her “Pretty Girl Rock” on this Saturday at the Planet Hollywood nightspot. Don’t hate her ’cuz she’s beautiful. July 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Vegas StrEATs at El Cortez/Fremont East Craft cocktails, Mortal Kombat, decent beer lists and live local music—Fremont East seems to have it all. And Vegas StrEATS amps up the entertainment Downtown over the weekend. Grub on delicious food truck fare while you jam to a few of the Valley’s favorite DJs at the Saturday night extravaganza. July 9, 6 p.m., free entry, 600 E. Fremont Street.
Stop Light Party at McFadden’s Whether you’re comfortably coupled (red), in an “it’s complicated” situation (yellow) or single and ready to mingle (green), McFadden’s Saturday night bash is for you. Dress in the appropriate color for your dating situation and get half off the price of an open bar from 8-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight. July 9, 8 p.m., free entry.
Bicycle Prom at Artifice Relive your high school years with a health-conscious twist! Meet up with fellow Promgoers at 9 p.m. for a group ride from UNLV’s student union to the Arts District watering hole. A bike valet, king and queen coronations and a photo booth complete the biking bash. July 9, 10 p.m., free entry.
Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike at Club Nikki The Tropicana club will “give the drummer some” of the spotlight Saturday night, when the Blink 182 percussionist takes the stage with the Beastie Boys DJ for a special performance. July 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Kaskade at Encore Beach Club Kaskade is back for another date of his Daystar Sundays residency at Encore’s poolside oasis. Get ready to dance; he just might “Put a Fire in Your New Shoes” ... or your flip-flops. July 10, doors at 11 a.m., $50 men, $30 women, local ladies free.
Mya at LAX She let it out in Moulin Rouge hit “Lady Marmalade” and it won her a Grammy. The R&B songstress takes the stage at the Luxor nightspot on Wednesday. July 13, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.