Ludacris at Palms Pool The hip-hop artist-turned-actor returns to his roots with his upcoming Ludaversal album, and has been collaborating with some of today’s top names: David Guetta, Usher and Kelly Rowland, to name a few. Catch his rhymes live at Ditch Friday. Resident DJs Mark Stylz and Alie Layus also supply sound. June 7, noon, $25 men, $20 women.
The Get Back at Beauty Bar Headed Downtown for First Friday? We know your night out isn’t ending at a gallery. Beauty Bar’s funky soul dance party is a First Friday staple and local favorite—and not just for its PBR special, so put them dancin’ shoes on! June 7, doors at 9 p.m., $5, ladies free, men free before 11 p.m.
RedFoo at Encore Beach Club Party rock is in the house at Encore Saturday afternoon, when the LMFAO-er takes the tables and mic to amp up EBC’s usual daytime debauchery—think champagne showers and neon sensory overload. We can hear the themed pick-up lines now: “Hey! You look kind of cute … in that polka-dot bikini, gurl.” Yeah, please don’t do that, gentlemen. Ever. June 8, doors at 11 a.m., $55 men, $35 women.
Thomas Gold at Light & Daylight You’ve probably caught a remix or two by the German beatmeister—his rerub of Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” is days away from 15 million YouTube views. But why settle for your MacBook’s audio when you can hear him live? You have two chances this weekend, as Gold spins a Saturday doubleheader at the Mandalay Bay sister venues. June 8; Daylight: doors at 11 a.m., $40 men, $20 women; Light: doors at 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Weekly’s Beaches Be Crazy Party at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub Have you checked out Sapphire’s sparkling new pool? Join the Weekly at the gentlemen’s club for a peek Sunday afternoon. The Herradura tequila is on us (noon to 2 p.m. or until supplies run out), so arrive thirsty and ready to party! In the booth: DJs Skratchy and Truelove. June 9, doors at 11 a.m., $20, locals free. RSVP for free entry & cocktails at lasvegasweekly.com/beaches.
Bob Sinclar at Hakkasan The French DJ and producer dropped his latest single, a dancefloor-ready track called “Summer Moonlight,” back in April. Give it a listen to pump you up for his Sunday night set, then experience it live on the new MGM nightclub’s floor. Also bringing the noise: DJ Bambi. June 9, doors at 10 p.m., $50+ men, $30+ women, local ladies free.
Sailor Jerry Day at Vanguard While Wednesday marks the anniversary of the famed tattoo artist’s death, we know his spirit lives on—literally. Jerry would have been 102 today, so to honor the icon, Vanguard is doling out free Sailor Jerry cocktails to the first 102 friends of Jerry through the door. With live art demos from local tattoo artists and Sailor Jerry drink ($5) and shot ($3) specials, we think the namesake would approve of his Fremont East tribute. June 12, 9 p.m., free entry.
Akon at Surrender The rapper performs at the Encore nightspot Wednesday night. Don’t be shy, we know you’ve always wanted to bust a move to “Smack That” on the dancefloor. June 12, doors at 10:30 p.m., $45 men, $35 women.