DogTober Beer Fest & Brat Party at Big Dog’s Draft House Germany’s traditional Oktoberfest technically ends Sunday—have you raised a pint to “Prost!” in celebration yet? Do just that on Saturday, when the Draft House pours more than 50 beers (including its Oktoberfest-style brew) at this annual event. Live music, a raffle and the tapping of Big Dog’s three latest beers round out the seasonal merriment. October 6, 2 p.m., free entry.
Grapes & Hops Festival at Springs Preserve If you’re a wino who enjoys craft brews or a hop-head who digs fine wines, there’s one place you need to be this weekend. The two beverages collide on Saturday, as the cultural center presents its third annual tasting fest. Sip and sample, grub on food from local eateries (Fleming’s and Mon Ami Gabi, to name a couple) and enjoy live music by Rick Arroyo and the Latin Percussion Ensemble. October 6, 5 p.m., $35-$40/person, $60/couple.
National Coming Out Day Street Festival at the Fruit Loop Nightlife venues FreeZone, Get Booked, Gipsy, Piranha and 8½ join forces to put on the gay neighborhood’s annual NCOD event, hosted this year by Bryan Chan of Chippendales. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment and score drinks at the outdoor bars in between their Fruit Loop barhopping. October 6, 8 p.m., free.
Beauty Bar’s Seven-Year Anniversary Party October’s a big month for Downtown. First Friday marks a milestone, and so does this Fremont East watering hole. Beauty Bar invites you to celebrate seven years of success with free Miller beers from 9 to 11 p.m., live music by Class Actress and locals Close to Modern, and sets from DJs Aurajin, John Doe, Rex Dart and Xander Xero. October 6, 10 p.m., free.
Marquee Dayclub Closing Party Between DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ celebration and a stellar Columbus Day Weekend lineup, it seems Cosmo’s day- and nightclubs are the places to be this week. Serbian-Australian beatmeister Dirty South provides the tunes for the pool’s season closer. Grab the sunscreen and bid Marquee Dayclub adieu (till next year) with some bangin’ beats! October 7, doors at 10 a.m., free, $10 line pass.
Pauly D at Hard Rock Hotel The final season of MTV’s Jersey Shore premieres Thursday—set your DVRs for 10 p.m., meatballs and meatball enthusiasts! If the double-episode opener isn’t enough to fill your GTL fix, may we suggest Pauly’s weekend HRH doubleheader? Catch the gorilla juicehead (and his perfectly groomed blowout) under the sun at Rehab or Vanity’s weekly Sin on Sunday bash. October 7; Rehab: doors at 10 a.m., $50+ men, $30+ women, local ladies free; Vanity: doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
Nervo at XS They’ve opened for Britney Spears, collaborated with some of EDM’s best (including Guetta and Afrojack) and played some of the world’s biggest festivals (EDC and Belgium’s Tomorrowland, for example). Now, the identical twins return for their Wynn residency Monday night, with DJ Kris Nilsson providing the opening set. October 8, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies & industry professionals free.
Back to the ’80s at Pure Bust out the leg warmers and Members Only jackets! The Caesars nightspot wants you to reach deep into your closet while putting your Tuesday-night ensemble together, as $5K goes to the biggest ’80s-inspired group at its industry night party. October 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.