Hot Spots: Fatboy Slim at Life, Laverne Cox at Liaison, Fatboy Slim at Life and more

I whip my hair: Ariana Grande’s ponytail deserves its own hosting gig.
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Tujamo at Encore Beach Club Party pools will soon be shutting down for the season and, with them, their under-the-stars splash bashes. German electro-house producer Tujamo spins at EBC’s nighttime party this Thursday—be sure to check out his recent collabo, “Boneless,” with Steve Aoki and Chris Lake. September 18, doors at 10 p.m., $32 men, $22 women.

Soulkitchen at Vanguard Lounge Vanguard Lounge will celebrate its fourth anniversary throughout the week, but our pick for the best night to party goes to the reliable Soulkitchen, where you can honor the past by grooving to the future. On that latter point, you’ll be in good hands with resident Edgar Reyes and guest DJs Carey Cowart and Daniel Martinez. September 18, doors at 10 p.m., free.

Ariana Grande at 1 Oak Getting tickets to the iHeartRadio Festival is likely going to be a “Problem” at this point, so how about hitting the official afterparty instead? The pint-sized pop star plays host at the Friday night fête, but here’s hoping she’ll “Break Free” from VIP and treat the crowd to a live set of her hot summer hits—and a ponytail swing or two. September 19, doors at 10:30 p.m., $50 men, $30 women.

Firebeatz at Marquee “Here We F*cking Go!” The Dutch DJ duo has been making some serious moves in recent years, producing alongside EDM heavy-hitters and releasing Big Room-ready electro beats that’ll definitely catch the dancefloor on … well, fire. September 19, doors at 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.

Grand Opening with Laverne Cox at Liaison If you’re obsessed with Netflix sensation Orange Is the New Black (like we are here at Weekly), you know the Emmy-nominated actress as lovable inmate Sophia Burset. Find the breakout star at the Bally’s gay club—and not in those drab khakis—Saturday night, as she presides over the newly minted venue’s grand opening festivities. September 20, doors at 10 p.m., $20.

Fatboy Slim at Life Exactly one year after his last gig in Sin City at Light, the man born Norman Cook returns for more aural debauchery, making his debut at Life. A stream of a recent set revealed Slim once again sharing the pleasures of buoyant house—a relief for anyone who heard his disappointingly EDM-ish set during last year’s EDC. A man of his pedigree is better than that. September 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $33+ men, $22+ women.

Membership Mondays at Foxtail SLS launches another industry-bait night—this time at Foxtail. The open-format little sister to electronic music temple Life begins its new promo this week, and pray to whatever non-DJ god(s) you worship that the weather allows the ultralounge’s pool area to open up (though no swimming is allowed). DJ Scratchy is your man behind the booth. September 22, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20+ men, $10+ women.

#HippieChic at Light For the latest edition of Light’s industry night, the Mandalay Bay danceteria goes back three generations to pay homage to Woodstock, the sexual revolution and the Summer of Love. Hang up the tube dresses and bowties, and rummage through your nearest Goodwill store or thrift shop for something looser and more psychedelic. Scheduled to headline the countercultural throwback: Sultan and Ned Shepard. September 24, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40+ men, $27+ women.

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