Maxim Music Weekend at Lavo, Tao & Tao Beach Get your ears and livers ready, as the men’s magazine comes to town for a weekend of music and debauchery. Catch live performances by Danny Brown (Thursday, Tao), Drop City Yacht Club (Friday, Lavo) and Theophilus London (Saturday, Tao Beach). Plus, R&B sensation Miguel drops by Tao Saturday night to conclude the weekend. May 16-18, times and prices vary, see club grid for more details.
Nervo at Hakkasan The Australian twin sisters landed on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list for the first time this year, taking No. 46, which makes them the most popular female act on the list. They take the tables at the Strip’s newest nightclub Thursday. Also in the booth: Quintino. May 16, doors at 10 p.m., $50+ men, $30+ women, local ladies free.
Missy Elliott at Haze She’s sold millions of albums, produced more than a handful of hits and has five golden gramophones on the mantel. “Lose Control” and “Get Ur Freak On” Thursday night, when she takes the mic for a performance at the Aria nightclub. May 16, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $30 women.
Splash Dance with Redfoo at Surrender No need to reach for your sunglasses and the Coppertone for this party! Encore Beach Club’s alter ego kicks off its nocturnal pool party Thursday night with Redfoo of LMFAO fame spinning. Opt for neon and no-lens glasses in lieu of those shades and tanning oil. May 16, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Steve Aoki at Wet Republic The Hakkasan and Wet Republic resident returns to town to supply a Saturday set under the sun at the MGM dayclub. Also bringing the noise: DJs Fergie and Gusto. May 18, doors at 11 a.m., $50+ men, $30+ women.
Rock ’n Roll Wine Reggae Pool Party at Palms Pool Forty wineries are setting up shop at the hotel’s pool Saturday night, offering more than 80 wines to sample at Rock ’n Roll Wine’s ninth annual bash. Mellow with some merlot and get jammin’ with reggae acts Natty Vibes and Headshine. May 18, 7 p.m., $35.
Night Swim at XS The Encore nightspot brought back its popular nighttime splash bash earlier this month and celebrates the party’s grand opening this weekend with a DJ set by Grammy-winner Afrojack. Work on that moontan Sunday night. No SPF required. May 19, doors at 10 p.m., $35 men, $25 women.
Eclipse at Daylight While Light Nightclub isn’t opening until Memorial Day Weekend, its party-pool sister-venue at Mandalay Bay debuts its nighttime pool party Wednesday. Enjoy a set by Swedish House Mafia’s Axwell, and score some opening-night bragging rights to turn your bottle-rat friends green with envy. May 22, 10 p.m., $50 men, $20 women.