Bruno Mars at Tao The singer-songwriter is back to party! This time not in a bathroom at the Hard Rock Hotel or Downtown in a courtroom. The Grammy winner hosts his after-concert party at the Venetian club’s Worship industry night. And no need to bring your stash, Mr. Mars! We like you “Just the Way You Are.” June 16, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local ladies & industry free.
Tool Box at Piranha Fitting the construction theme, guests in underwear enjoy an open screwdriver bar from 11 p.m. to midnight at the Fruit Loop nightspot’s Friday night fête. Don’t drink too many vodka-orange juices though; you’ll need good footing to score some cash in the party’s tug-of-war contest! June 17, doors at 10 p.m., $20, locals free.
MASQ at The Artisan Inject some intrigue into your night out at the Artisan’s lounge. Disguise yourself and mysteriously dance the night away to sounds supplied by Vaski, King and Shake & Pop resident DJs M!KEATTACK and Justin Baule at the hipster haven’s smoke-free masquerade party. June 17, 10 p.m., free.
Dragonette at The Bank The Canadian electro-pop trio takes the stage this Friday night, performing worldwide club hits “Fire in Your New Shoes” and “Hello”—both collaborations, the first with EBC and Marquee resident Kaskade, the second with Martin Solveig. June 17, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30.
The Lucky Cheats CD Release Party at Beauty Bar Even if you’re not familiar with The Lucky Cheats (they’re the new band from ex-Holy Smokes members Luke Metz and Jeffrey Koenig, incidentally), this show comes with added incentives: free Sailor Jerry rum from 9 to 11 p.m., burlesque performances and lots of live music, from The Shandaleers, The Delta Bombers and The Cheats themselves. Tattooed pinup model Sabina Kelley hosts. June 18, 9 p.m., $8.
Nas at Chateau The New York rapper’s latest album, Life Is Good, is almost complete and due out later this year. The nine-time Grammy nominee won’t be in a “N.Y. State of Mind” when he performs at the Paris nightclub (sans frequent recent showmate Damian Marley, by the way). June 18, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
NERVO at Blush The Australian DJ duo just announced an exclusive residency with Encore Beach Club, Surrender, XS and Tryst. The twin sisters (Liv and Mim Nervo) are the current DJs for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour and make their Wynn/Encore debut at the boutique nightclub’s midweek industry bash. June 21, doors at 9 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.