Steve Powers at Light From Lavo in New York City to Mandalay Bay’s danceteria, Powers is playing the hottest clubs across the nation. Feel the buzz surrounding the NYC-based beatmeister when he takes to Light’s DJ booth Friday night. October 17, doors at 10 p.m., $52+ men, $27+ women.
Adult Halloween Bash at Sheri’s Ranch A Halloween party at a brothel—how could this possibly disappoint? Especially with a costume contest for women who have the organizers’ blessing to dress up—or down—however they please? DJ Kass, free nosh and drink specials round out this no-brainer haunted happening for real grown-ups. October 18, 8 p.m., $10.
GBDC at Ghostbar The weekly off-season daylife bash returns to the top of the Palms Saturday afternoon with all of its signature elements—brown-bagged forties, bedazzled beer bongs and the requisite party piñata—in tow. YouTube queen Jenna Marbles hosts the fourth season kickoff, which features an open Champagne bar from 1-2 p.m. Break out that bubbly, and save us a shot on the shot-ski! October 18, 1 p.m., $10, local ladies free.
Brunch at Lavo This town isn’t too small for more than one off-season afternoon bash bursting with bubbly, and Lavo’s “epic” party brunch returns this weekend, as well. While its competitor is more of a liquid meal, the Palazzo clubstaurant’s daylife option complements the booze with Italian-inspired brunchy bites. In the booth: DJ Lema. October 18, 2-6 p.m., reservations required.
Tacos and Whiskey at Double Helix The Town Square whiskey and wine lounge is capitalizing on the open-air mall’s weekend foot traffic with a lucrative promo every third Saturday, featuring $2 tacos and half-priced Whiskey of the Month pours (October’s selection: Rittenhouse) to fuel shoppers’ retail therapy. October 18, noon-5 p.m.
XIV Sessions: The Resurrection at Hyde Hyde’s delirious XIV Sessions solves the monumental dilemma of our time: How can we partake in Sunday escapism, debauchery and drunken excess and still get to bed early enough for the Monday workday? Answer: Start the party around sunset. XIV’s 2014-’15 season begins this week and, per the “resurrection” theme, you’re encouraged to dust off a former XIV outfit. October 19, 6 p.m., $50+ men, $40+ women.
Slander at XS Imagine trap music with the swells, melodies and builds of trance. That’s the specialty of LA producer/DJ duo Slander (Derek Andersen and Scott Land), which calls its particular aesthetic “heaven trap.” Andersen explains to YourEDM that “it’s a synonym for euphoria. We want to make people cry at the end of a trap show.” It used to be that a trap set could bring on the booty. Now it can bring on the feels. October 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Wednesdays Downtown at Fremont East Entertainment District The midweek barhop has returned for the month of October, complete with food trucks, painting classes, a silent disco (where everyone grooves to what’s coming out of their headphones), a bartending competition, a happy hour—and barricades that allow pedestrians to take over Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Seventh Street. Sounds like First Friday minus the “riffraff” (and the traffic). October 22, 6 p.m.-midnight.