Diplo at Rain The superstar DJ (and Clash! resident) returns to the Palms venue this Friday to supply sounds for the weekly “electro everything” party. Fellow residents (and local favorites) M!KEATTACK and Dave Fogg are scheduled to open. May 20, doors at 11 p.m., $30, local ladies free.
Benny Benassi & Kaskade at Marquee If you fancy yourself a fan of electronic dance music, Marquee is the place to be this weekend. Italy’s Benassi stops at the Cosmo club on Friday to promote his latest album, Electroman, dropping June 7. Following the electro artist on Saturday is American deep house DJ Kaskade. May 20 & 21, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Downtown Throwdown Vol. 1 at Beauty Bar Frequency takes the EDM party Downtown this weekend with shows both inside the hipster hangout and outdoors in its newly renovated beer garden. Dirty Deeds and Danny Thunders headline the first edition of this dubstep event. May 21, 10 p.m., $5.
Will.i.am at Pure He’s a big baller, a shot caller and he’ll definitely be gettin’ top dollar when he makes the “party people holla” this Saturday at Pure. The producer-to-the-stars returns to Vegas this weekend to take to the tables (and one-up fellow Black Eyed Pea Apl.de.ap’s May 7 DJ set at Liquid) at the Caesars nightclub. May 21, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Cee Lo at Rehab and Vanity Things often get wild at Vanity’s Sunday industry night, but this week the club gets “Crazy” with a special appearance by The Voice judge Cee Lo, following his daytime booking at Rehab. If you’d rather see Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton at the Hard Rock Hotel nightspot, Mr. Green would probably have two words for you: “F*** You!” May 22, doors at 10 a.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Night Swim at XS Have you gotten your moon tan on lately? Leave the sunscreen at home, but don’t lose that swim attire—summer fun in the sun continues after sunset at XS’ nighttime pool party. The event launches this Sunday, with XS resident DJs Manufactured Superstars spinning the after-dark soiree. May 22, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Rihanna at Lavo With the Billboard Music Awards in town this weekend, celebrities abound. Nominated for 12 awards herself (with an additional six nods for her collab with Eminem on “Love the Way You Lie”), recording artist Rihanna will host a post-awards party this Sunday at Lavo. Sounds supplied by Lavo resident DJ Vice. May 22, doors at 11 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, local ladies free.
Temptation Sundays at Luxor Las Vegas’ original gay pool party is back! The event, hosted by J.Son, launches its second season at the Luxor pool this weekend. The opening party’s theme is “Wild Wild Wet,” so remember to accessorize those boardshorts with a cowboy hat! May 22, 1 p.m., $10-$20, for guest list email [email protected]