Safe in Sound at Brooklyn Bowl Imagine your innards during a 9.5-scale earthquake. That’s a fair approximation of what 150,000 watts of PK Sound might feel like. But the event’s title suggests a harmless experience. The latest high-profile bass music tour brings heavyweights Destroid and Flux Pavilion and support act Terravita to Las Vegas—and marks a major homecoming for local-but-always-touring trap duo Caked Up. October 23, doors at 7 p.m., $57.
Jay Hardway and Kayper at Hakkasan The headliner is Martin Garrix, of “Animals” fame. But it’s the names lower down the bill—Dutch producer Jay Hardway and London club fave Kayper—you ought to consider checking out. The former, who could be a candidate for a 2015 Hakkasan residency, has co-produced three tracks with Garrix. And the latter, who will be playing the Ling Ling Room, has been DJing since she was 12—an EDM prodigy not unlike the famous youngster who will simultaneously be lording over the other Hakkasan dancefloor. October 25, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40+ men, $20+ women.
Playa Ween II at Arts Factory Burners and other expressive revelers can celebrate Halloween one weekend early at this party-slash-fundraiser for the Vegas-based Rootist Lounge theme camp. DJs such as DeMarco Cruz, Shifta and Dre Morningstar will join live performers and psychics on the Arts District mainstay’s second floor and rooftop. Don’t forget your playa gear, as there will be a fashion show—and a $5 discount at the door—as well. (Those who bring a nonperishable or canned food item can save an additional $5.) October 25, doors at 10 p.m., $20.
UFC 179 at Cabo Wabo Cantina Don’t want to shell out the dough to see Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes battle it out from the comforts of your living room? We don’t either. Consider watching the live broadcast from the Planet Hollywood cantina’s upstairs Loft, as the fight will be on all of its 16 big-screen TVs (including a 180-inch projection screen and 184-inch video grid). With beer bucket specials and free entry, it might be the best bang-for-your-UFC-buck in town. October 25, 10 p.m., free entry.
Untz: The Party at Le Thai Whether coming off the highs of OutKast’s Life Is Beautiful performance or coming from home to get your Saturday night groove on, you should check out the latest event by the underground purveyors associated with downtown party Untz. Edgar Reyes, John Michael, Brenda D, Justin Baule and Tino BadBeat will be your DJs for the evening, and your $5 cover comes with one well drink. Add $2 Chang beers and you’ve got one hell of a boogie bargain. October 25, doors at midnight, $5.
Frankie’s Freaky Tiki Room at Frankie’s Tiki Room The kitschy and beloved tropical spot gets spookified for Halloween, complete with rafter-swaying zombie monkeys and insult-dispensing pufferfish. You can have photo ops with the Murdered Midget Mermaid or the Tentacled Lady, but watch out for the Drunken Invisible Man—we hear he steals drinks (and girlfriends). Did we mention the limited-edition Frankiestein tiki mugs available for purchase? October 27-31, 8 p.m.-midnight, free entry.
Thriller Circus at 1 Oak It’s a killer, thriller night Tuesday at the Mirage club, when its industry party spooks out big top-style for Halloween week. DJ Clinton Sparks provides the tunes and plays ringmaster for the night, which includes—per the iconic Michael Jackson music video incorporated into the party’s theme—a sexiest zombie contest. Along with another competition for best industry group costume, there’s more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake. October 28, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40+ men, $30+ women, locals free.
Dark Angels at Hyde The Bellagio nightclub’s midweek industry night also frightens up its fête for All Hallows Eve week. Besides decking out the space in horror decor for the occasion, Hyde will have characters from Circus Circus’ Fright Dome work the room—and maybe if your costume is terrifying enough, you’ll be mistaken for one of them. In the booth: DJ Joe Maz. October 28, doors at 10 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.