Hot Spots: Charli XCX at Ditch, Hardwell at Hakkasan and more

Charli XCX plays a poolside set at Palms’ Ditch Fridays this weekend.
Dan Curwin

Smiles for Survivors Benefit at Vintner Grill Happy hour gets even happier at the Summerlin bistro Thursday evening, when all proceeds from 6:30 to 9 p.m. will benefit Smiles for Survivors, a local nonprofit raising awareness about oral health for breast cancer patients. Enjoy Vintner’s American-inspired bites, knock back a cocktail (or three) and rest easy knowing you helped a worthy hometown cause. June 5, 6:30 p.m., $40.

Bad Company UK at House of Blues Vegas crew Hyperaudio presents the drum ’n’ bass collective known for its classic ’98 cut, “The Nine.” Forged from two now-defunct Renegade Hardware labelmates, Future Forces Inc and Absolute Zero, Bad Company UK (not to be confused with the classic rock supergroup) rolls through House of Blues on Thursday with Blokhead. June 5, doors at 10:30 p.m., $15 ages 18-20, $10 ages 21+.

Charli XCX at Ditch Fridays The breakout star, who doubled as Iggy Izalea’s partner in crime for the top-charting hit “Fancy,” will fly solo on Friday, just days after the release of The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack single “Boom Clap.” Catch the British songstress and her signature hair flip—and maybe some new songs from her upcoming full-length album. June 6, doors at noon, $20 men, $10 women.

GTA at Light How ’bout a round of Guess That Acronym: Good Times Ahead? Greater Toronto Area? Grand Theft Audio? Whatever their name stands for (hint: third time’s the charm), this Miami DJ duo’s “death to genres” sound has earned them a touring spot with Rihanna, a place on the EDC Las Vegas lineup and a residency at Light, where they’ll take over the booth this Friday. June 6, doors at 10 p.m., $41 men, $28 women.

Bark & Brew at Rumor Resort Nothing like lifting a beer glass for a good cause, and what’s a better cause than man’s best friend? Enjoy dozens of craft beers from breweries including Lagunitas, Able Baker and Barley’s while enjoying tunes from DJ Bass Punk and local group Very Much Alive. Oh, and bring your pooches along—they’re the guests of honor. All proceeds benefit Adopt A Rescue Pet. June 7, VIP: 5 p.m., $50; general admission: 6 p.m., $30.

Adventure Club at Drai's It’s a club within a club when the Canadian electronic dance duo commands the spotlight at the new Cromwell night spot. Keep in mind that Christian Srigley and Leighton James started out as hardcore pop-punksters, so they bring that wild energy to EDM—and plenty of heavy drops. Backing them up, DJ duo Slander and their signature “heaven trap” sound. June 7, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Hardwell at Hakkasan DJ Mag’s No. 1 DJ of 2013 returns to the MGM megaclub this weekend, bringing his electro/house beats to the EDM emporium Saturday night. Can’t hang that late? The Dutch beatmeister is sticking around for a doubleheader, playing a poolside set at Wet Republic Sunday afternoon. June 7, doors at 10 p.m., $75 men, $40 women.

Tags: Nightlife
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