Hot Spots: Sean Paul, a winter beer festival, AVN afterparties and more

Sean Paul plays host at Tao Friday night.
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Girls Gone Wild at Vanity The newly closed Hard Rock club opens its doors for three nights during the sexy AVN convention, with Thursday devoted to the fairer sex. Ladies can sip on free drinks until midnight and enter to win a chance to “party like an AVN star.” The winning woman takes home $500, tickets to the AVN show and an opportunity to walk the red carpet. January 17, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Sho Stomp at the Boulevard Theater It’s fitting that a monthly rave party has sprouted up at the Boulevard Theater—formerly Club Utopia and Empire Ballroom. Looking for more than the mainstream EDM found at most Strip nightspots? Pencil this in for Thursday night. January 17, 10 p.m., $10, $50 VIP.

Winter Beer Festival at Aces & Ales The east-side beer bar has one of the best tap lineups in town, and the selection only gets better during its seasonal fests. This time around hop-heads can look forward to rarities from Dogfish Head, Stone and Sierra Nevada, along with beers from local breweries Big Dog’s, Joseph James and Tenaya Creek. January 18-20, $15 for sample glass (w/first sample free).

Sean Paul at Tao Maybe best known for his 2005 club hits “We Be Burnin’” and “Temperature,” the Jamaican-born artist is up for Best Reggae Album at February’s Grammy Awards. He’s hosting at the Venetian Friday night, but here’s hoping he steals the mic. In the booth: Mr. Mauricio. January 18, doors at 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.

Pauly D at Haze Jersey Shore wrapped its final season last month, but that doesn’t mean beating up the beat is over for the guido DJ. After residencies at the Palms and Hard Rock, Pauly finally brings his beats to the Boulevard, launching his Turnt Up residency at the Aria nightclub Saturday. Resident DJ E-Rock also spins. January 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.

Cedric Gervais at Surrender The French DJ has been spinning since his teenage days in St. Tropez, playing the hottest clubs and festivals and producing for some of today’s top talent. Check him out live at Surrender, as he brings his Le Show bash to the club Saturday night. January 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.

Official AVN Afterparty at 1 Oak Didn’t score tickets to Saturday’s AVN Awards Show? Consider the next best thing (or perhaps even better): the official afterparty. AVN Awards show hosts Asa Akira and Jesse Jane continue their hosting duties at the club, while resident DJs Ikon and Que bring the noise for the porny crowd. January 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $50 men, $30 women.

Wild Winter Wonderland at Hyde White parties are often thought of as summer soirees, but Hyde wants you to embrace the post-Labor Day faux pas at this winterized edition of the club’s XIV Sessions bash. Sport the seasonal color and sip on spiked snow cones under the confetti snow to beats by DJs Julian Ingrosso, Julien Nolan and D4N13L. January 20, 5 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

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