Lets Be Friends at Drai’s Nightclub Fast-rising U.K. production/DJ act Lets Be Friends calls its preferred style “full-flavor dance music,” because, well, “open format” sounds as fun as a TPS report—and good luck finding a culturally relevant musical flavor missing from its mash-friendly, EDM-heavy sets. October 3, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Bianca Del Rio at Piranha While we definitely enjoy a good lip-sync from a fabulous queen, the RuPaul’s Drag Race champion (and thus “America’s Next Drag Superstar”) ups the ante with her hilarious comedy routines. If you missed her Judge Judy-inspired performance during Season 6’s Snatch Game or the “Drag Queens of Comedy” episode (she won the latter), consider your Friday night booked. Did we mention the $25 bottomless wells? October 3, doors at 10 p.m., free.
Kygo at Brooklyn Bowl Dance music—especially of the up-and-coming variety—has flourished at Brooklyn Bowl. This week, the venue brings Norwegian juggernaut and so-called tropical house producer/DJ Kygo back to Vegas. Those who enjoyed his remix-heavy EDC Week set at Marquee—and want to continue reveling in the sounds of summer—ought not to miss his cross-Strip return, which could feature new music reportedly coming out soon. The similarly escapist/tropical DJ Thomas Jack supports. October 3, doors at 8 p.m., $22+.
Salva at XS Fusing house, rap, funk and dubstep, the LA-based DJ’s unique sound scored him a coveted spot on BBC’s newish In New DJs We Trust program. He serves up booty-shaking beats during XS’ Movement Sundays party. Local vet and resident Dave Fogg opens. October 5, doors at 10 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
All Gone Pete Tong at Life SLS’ Life Nightclub has been platforming its artist roster and calendar to keep the news nuggets coming, and the latest involves the debut of BBC dance-music tastemaker Pete Tong and his club promotion All Gone Pete Tong in Vegas as an irregularly scheduled resident party, with the veteran DJ usually arriving with an Underground Sundays-appropriate guest in tow. Future editions will include techno fave Seth Troxler and progressive house pioneer Sasha, but for Sunday, Eric Prydz’s nom de plume Cirez D returns to Life—and so should you. October 5, doors at 10:30 p.m., $25+.
Treasure Chest: Raise a Glass to Find a Cure at Velveteen Rabbit We are Las Vegans, and we value breasts like few other populaces. Arts District tavern Velveteen Rabbit, San Diego brewery Green Flash and local distributor Wirtz Beverage team up to raise funds for Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada, which will receive all proceeds from Tuesday’s sales of Treasure Chest 2014—a Belgian saison barrel-aged with Italian plum purée. Bonus: Pair that pint with King’s Sausage, which will be available on the VR patio. October 7, 6:30 p.m., free.