DISCOVERY at The Act Indie arts organization RAW: Las Vegas brings its bimonthly all-arts extravaganza exclusively to the Act this year, with the 2013 launch going down Thursday. This month the event focuses on underground talent, including fashion designers, artists and musicians. February 28, 7 p.m., $10-$15.
Grand Opening Party at Rockhouse The Strip’s “ultra dive bar” celebrates its return with a Weekly-sponsored bash on Thursday. RSVP at lasvegasweekly.com/rockhouse for the open Pinnacle vodka bar (9-10 p.m.) and dance to local favorite DJ M!KEATTACK. Completing the event are “New Month’s Eve” drink specials, which start at $5 from 10 p.m.-midnight and depreciate a dollar every hour after that. Burning the candle at both ends? Score free—yes, free—drinks from 4 a.m. to close! February 28, 9 p.m.
Party in the Afterglow at Artifice Sin City Gallery presents its annual 12 Inches of Sin erotic art show this month with a Preview Thursday afterparty at the Arts District watering hole next door. The multifaceted bash includes burlesque (bearded lady act, anyone?), drag king and queen performances and a “dirty cabaret.” Artists, bring your supplies and contribute to the intermission sketch. February 28, 10:30 p.m., free entry.
Sake and Wine Social at Andrea’s Start the weekend off right with this Friday afternoon gathering at Encore’s newest eatery. Learn about sake and wine pairings and savor small bites by executive chef Joseph Elevado. Bonus: Continue your “hip Asian dining” experience with a reservation and enjoy an appetizer on the house. March 1, 4 p.m., $45.
Will.i.am at XS Will.i.am returns to Encore’s indoor/outdoor nightspot to provide the club’s Saturday night tunes. DJ Richard Vission spins the opening set. March 2, doors at 10 p.m., $55 men, $25 women.
Sunday School at Body English Break out the knee-highs and plaid skirts! Body English’s popular party is back, and the club is giving away $5K in cash and prizes during its schoolgirl contest Sunday night. The venue also offers ladies some liquid motivation, as women dressed as schoolgirls receive free champagne. March 3, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.
For the Ladies at Ghostbar Ghostbar’s new ladies night launches Wednesday, with drink discounts, beats by DJ Presto One and swag bags with Tarina Tarantino’s Hello Kitty Pink Head jewelry for the first 25 ladies to hit the gifting table. March 6, doors at 8 p.m., $25 men, $20 women, ladies free.
Loberace Official Grand Opening Afterparty at Chateau Vegas got a bit more fabulous when Cee Lo’s Liberace-inspired resident gig opened at Planet Hollywood this week. Mr. Green—that’s Loberace, to you—hosts the official afterparty at Paris on Wednesday with DJ Hollywood in the booth. March 6, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.