Industry Supporting Industry Tattoo Art Night at Beauty Bar The I.S.I. Group debuts its new monthly event at the hipster haven on Thursday. Enjoy a Sailor Jerry open bar (9 to 10 p.m.) while you find inspiration for that next tat, as Cornerstone Art Gallery hosts artwork from more than 10 local tattoo shops. Holding Onto Sound’s Zabi Naqshband performs a live acoustic set, with sounds also supplied by local rockers Pigasus and DJ M!KEATTACK, spinning a never-heard-before rock/punk/oldies set. A photo booth, raffle and live painting complete the inked-out event. September 22, 9 p.m., free.
Hoe-Down at Tao It’s time to dust off your Stetson and put those boots back in commission! The Venetian venue is offering a reward of $5,000 for the hottest cowgirl in Vegas. Gentlemen are also encouraged to break out their Western wear, as those dressed in-theme receive an open well drink bar from 10 to 11 p.m. September 22, doors at 10 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free.
Nick Cannon at Chateau The America’s Got Talent personality is giving American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest a run for his money in the media domination department. Aside from hosting AGT, Cannon has a presence in radio, a reoccurring role on NBC’s Up All Night and a Showtime comedy special. He’s staying busy Friday night, too—supplying sounds for the Paris club. September 23, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Bruno Mars at The Bank The pop artist scored seven Grammy nominations with his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, winning Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the über-popular track “Just the Way You Are.” Catch him live at the Bellagio nightclub Friday. September 23, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30.
Skrillex at Surrender The dubstep wunderkind has racked up quite the résumé, playing at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella and the Winter Music Festival, all in the past year. The rocker-turned-DJ returns to Encore to bring his Mothership World Tour to the expansive indoor/outdoor venue. September 23, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Paul van Dyk at Wet Republic If you didn’t score tickets to iHeartRadio’s two-day music extravaganza this weekend, settle for the festival’s Saturday pool party installment. No, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga and Kenny Chesney won’t be there, but German DJ sensation Paul van Dyk will! Also spinning are residents Nathan Scott and Tony Arzadon. September 24, doors at 11 a.m., $50 men, $20 women.
Aly and Fila at Rain Sweden has Avicii, and of course, the Swedish House Mafia. Germany has ATB and Paul van Dyk, so it might seem Europe’s got a lock on the EDM scene. But if you’re into checking out the Future Sound of Egypt, head to the Palms venue Saturday night to catch this Egyptian DJ duo, known for its trance recordings. Resident Zen Freeman opens. September 24, doors at 10 p.m., $40, local ladies free.
Will.I.Am at XS It’s no secret the Black Eyed Pea—who’s been featured on tracks with DJ heavyweights such as Wolfgang Gartner and David Guetta—gets down with some EDM. He’s also produced a number of club hits, including a collaborative track with hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. Catch him and resident DJ Pizzo at the Encore nightclub Saturday night. September 24, doors at 10 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.