Sake Sessions at Renaissance Clueless about sake? Get your learn on Thursday night, as representatives from Ty Ku, Takara and Gekkeikan unite at the off-Strip hotel to educate eager nightlifers while providing complimentary tastings of their products. (Should you find a variety you like, the event also boasts $7 specialty sake cocktails). Four Square check-ins will be rewarded with a $25 dining credit at the hotel’s ENVY Steakhouse. Steak and sake? Now we’re talking. August 9, 7 p.m., free.
DJ Havana Brown at The Bank The Australian recording artist arrives a day early for her Friday night Red Rock gig with Pitbull, and she’s putting the extra time to good use. Brown performs at the Bellagio nightspot Friday, only after supplying the soundtrack at sister venue Bare Pool during the day. You’ve heard “We Run the Night” all over the airwaves; how about experiencing it live? August 10, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30.
Dev at Palms Pool & Bungalows Do you like your beats fast and the bass down low? Dev does, too. She’s bringing those fast beats and bumpin’ bass to the Palms on Saturday, delivering a live performance for the hotel’s poolside party. Also bringing the noise: DJ DHG. August 11, noon, $25+.
Boot Scootin’ Benefit at Gilley’s Like to line dance? Get to Gilley’s on Saturday as the country bar puts on a line-dancing marathon to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada. Teams of six can sign up, and contests for best dancer, best costume and worst dancer will complement the marathon competition. Completing the event are psychic readings, mechanical bull rides and special guests from the Sirens of TI. Get to two-steppin’! August 11, 1 p.m., $25.
Beer Olympics at Hennessey’s Before Sunday’s closing ceremony, Weekly commemorates the 30th Olympiad with a beer-soaked version of the Olympics at Hennessey’s. Running, gymnastics and swimming are swapped out for beer pong, flip cup and cornhole—so be sure to show up sporting your (drinking) game face. Celebrate in ancient Olympian style (by wearing a toga) and get free Miller beers and Absolut cocktails while supplies last. Still thirsty? Weekly guests receive $20 all-you-can-drink rights following the event. August 11, 8 p.m., free, RSVP here.
Nero at Encore Beach Club The British EDM group released their first album, Welcome Reality, in 2011—and chances are you’ve heard its hit single “Promises,” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 70. Check their tracks out live during the club’s weekly Daystar Sundays party. August 12, doors at 11 a.m., $50 men, $30 women.
Eric Prydz at XS The Swedish EDM producer returns to the Wynn, this time spinning a set for the club’s IN Industry Night. Also in the booth: DJ Tony Arzadon. August 13, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies & industry professionals free.
Sir Mix-A-Lot at Lavo He likes big butts and he cannot lie ... That’s right, the ’80s rap sensation who brought the world “Baby Got Back” performs for the Venetian venue’s Hip-Hop Wednesday bash. Also, resident DJ Crooked brings his beats. August 15, doors at 11 p.m., $20.