Hot Spots: Rawkerz’s anniversary party, Calvin Harris at Hakkasan and more

Shadow unit: Blake Miller and Moving Units play Artifice on Saturday.

Arthur Guinness Day at Rí Rá Initially commemorating its 250th anniversary in 2009, Ireland’s Guinness brewery has made the “holiday” a tradition. This year, Emeli Sandé, The Script and Janelle Monáe are performing at Irish pubs in honor of the Emerald Isle’s go-to brew. Can’t make it to the real thing? Settle for a free pint at Mandalay’s authentic Irish pub (to the first 100 guests at 5:30 p.m.) or score a free Arthur’s Day Guinness glass by ordering a pint of the creamy stout (to the first 50 Victorian Bar guests at 8 p.m.). September 26, 5:30 p.m., free entry.

Industry Laser Tag at Haze Industry teams compete in a laser tag championship as everyone gets down on the dancefloor to DJ Ikon’s beats. Think of it like an impromptu, D-list light show, courtesy of the city’s nightlife cheerleaders. September 26, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Calvin Harris, Nervo and Danny Avila at Hakkasan The Strip’s newest megaclub is giving you some serious bang for your DJ buck Thursday night, as the roster includes up-and-coming electro DJ Avila, dance twins Nervo and Mr. Harris, who has more or less owned the airwaves since his 2012 18 Months release. Still not sold? Take a break from the main room EDM extravaganza in the Ling Ling Club, where hip-hop icon Rev Run joins DJ Ruckus for a live performance. September 26, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Rawkerz’s Ninth Anniversary at Artifice Nine years is a long time for a nightlife event to have stuck around, but the indie and Downtown kids have cherished Ozzie Sanchez, Johnny Rox and crew’s sporadically recurring post-punk party, which celebrates everything from Joy Division and The Smiths to Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. LA’s Moving Units headlines this anniversary edition with Las Vegas’ own Close to Modern and Goldboot (among other acts and DJs) supporting. September 28, 10 p.m., $15.

Cedric Gervais at Surrender The French producer/DJ landed the remix of the pool season with his inspired, if unexpected take on Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” earning him a main-stage slot at June’s Electric Daisy Carnival and a place in the hearts of young EDM Nation. Sounds like he had anything but a bummer summer. September 28, doors at 10:30 p.m., $42 men, $32 women.

Say What?! at Beauty Bar IndieKrush’s monthly music, art and fashion showcase returns to the Fremont East watering hole, this time featuring a pop-up shop and fashion show from Nikki Lipstick. In the booth: DJs Munkey, Xander Xero and more. September 28, 10 p.m., free.

Revo Sunday at Revolution Lounge The enduring gay party at The Beatles-themed hangout sends off the summer with a big bash, to be scored by renowned LGBT supporter and former Las Vegan Chris Cox, whose new remix of Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” with disco legend Giorgio Moroder is set to storm danceterias worldwide—starting with this one. September 29, doors at 10 p.m., $20.

UMEK at Lavo We wholeheartedly endorse the Palazzo resto-disco mixing up its Tuesday rager by booking underground heroes that might not otherwise venture toward Vegas, though this Slovenian-born tech house producer/DJ has played EDC for the past two years. For those local techno fiends and househeads who like to go deeper and harder—if you know what we mean—this gig is essential. October 1, doors at 11 p.m., $20 men, $10 women.

Tags: Nightlife
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