Brewpub Against Humanity! at Boulder Dam Brewing If you’ve never played the “party game for horrible people,” aka Cards Against Humanity, well, that’s the first reason for you to trek to Boulder City Thursday night. Then there’s the brewpub’s locally made craft beer, and the chance to win free drinks and a trip to Hawaii with your offensive card plays during the pub-wide game. It’s time to get creative ... and horrible! February 6, 7 p.m., free entry.
Pirate Currency at Artifice No, you won’t need to convert your cash into doubloons to enjoy this evening’s party at urban lounge Artifice. Pirate Currency is a local collective here to save us from the squelchy sugar pop of the Strip. DJs Kozzik, St. JP, Ruby Montana and Git Git play what they call future music, but really, we’re talking underground house and techno, and bass music that doesn’t sound like a fiber overdose. For those who like to dress for the occasion: Feathers (“on everything”) are encouraged. February 6, 10 p.m., free.
RVLTN Resident Takeover at Gold Lounge Local electronic music promoter Ravealation stages a coup on the Strip. They’re invading Light Group’s Gold Lounge at Aria, and we’ll hazard a guess that you’re invited to join them. Expect a bass-dominant night from DJs Zack the Ripper, Durdee, Byra Tanks, Gold resident Kid Conrad and the BombMakers. February 7, 10 p.m., $20 men.
Beerlympics at PBR Rock Bar As our country’s finest athletes ice skate, bobsled and curl their way to gold, a different kind of competition will be going down on the Strip. Drunken rounds of flip cup, Jenga, checkers and battleshots will heat up the bar throughout the Sochi Games. Don’t miss the weekly beer pong tournaments (Monday, 8 p.m., $25 to enter); the big winner takes home a $500 prize. February 7-23, doors at 8 a.m., cover varies.
Splendor in the Glass at LVH Vegas PBS gives us so much: The kids have Arthur, the TV snobs have Downton Abbey and the community stays in-the-know with Nevada Week in Review. Return the favor Saturday afternoon at this 25th annual wine and beer tasting, featuring live and silent auctions, live music and hors d’oeuvres. Did we mention the live cooking demonstration by celeb chef Charlie Palmer? February 8, 3 p.m., $85 advance, $100 at the door.
Kill Paris at XS Kill Paris (née Corey Baker) got his start playing guitar and bass for country bands in Nashville—and somehow, he’s now a headlining DJ at XS. That would be a paradox before Avicii kicked up the sawdust with “Wake Me Up.” But Baker doesn’t do boot-scootin’ boogie or twangy techno—he produces and plays the sort of funk-dominant house we associate with French duo Justice. Which we’d rather hear anyway. February 9, 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Hook N Sling at Light Sydney-to-Los Angeles producer/DJ Anthony Maniscalco has proven he can freely roam between the various areas within the expanding electro house genre. Now he’s shown he can craft a bona fide club hit: last year’s “Magnet,” featuring vocalist Chris Willis, known for all those pre-breakout David Guetta singles. And then there’s Maniscalco’s “Don’t You Know”—consider your night made if he drops that bad boy. February 12, 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Cocktail Making Class at Double Helix You can only get away with grocery store chocolates and roses so many times. Step up your game this Valentine’s Day by making your sweetheart something sweet to sip on. Double Helix presents the second installment of its mixology series, this time featuring “the sweet and sour sides of love” with both white chocolate and lemon drop martinis. February 12, 7 p.m., $30 (two cocktails and arancini included), reservation required.