Dinah Vegas Hey, girls! This is your weekend to take over the Strip. Dinah Vegas, which has roots in Palm Springs’ longtime lesbian circuit party Dinah Shore Weekend, sprawls out from Thursday to Sunday with a slew of nightclub and pool parties and social functions at venues like Chateau, Fizz, Diablo’s Cantina and the Flamingo pool. April 23-26, dinahshoreweekend.com.
Peace, Love and Hoppy-ness at Big Dog’s Draft House More than 40 beers will be available to sample and savor at the veteran brewery’s annual springtime brew bash, from special-edition Big Dog’s beers to varieties from local operations like Able Baker and regional beermakers like Ballast Point, Pizza Port and more. Raffles, live music and Big Dog’s barbecue platters round out the charitable brew-stravaganza. April 25, 3-9 p.m., free entry, bigdogsbrews.com.
Tay James at Tryst Beliebers unite! The self-proclaimed “official DJ” for controversial pop star Justin Bieber takes his turn at Tryst’s tables Saturday night. The D.C.-based DJ has also produced some of hip-hop’s notable names (including J. Cole and Jeremih), so here’s hoping his set isn’t chock-full of Bieber blunders. April 25, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Nick Jonas at Hyde Jealous ... of former Miss USA-turned-Miss Universe Olivia Culpo? Then there’s one place for you to be this weekend, when the beauty queen’s beau and former Jo Bro hosts the Bellagio nightspot’s three-year anniversary. And while the appearance isn’t being billed as a performance, we’re hoping Nick’s talent (and abs) will be on display Saturday night. In the booth: DJ Crooked. April 25, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
RJ Mitte at Chateau Walter White, Jr. wasn’t mixing and mashing music on Breaking Bad, but the actor who played him knows his way around a DJ booth—and that’s where he’ll be at the Paris nightspot, with Mitte supplying sound for Chateau’s Breaking Beats party during the Wizard World Comic Con weekend. April 25, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Sundown at Daylight Oh, deep house, you remain a fleeting presence on the Strip. We get it—you don’t sell tons of bottle service, you don’t match well with streamer explosions and your DJs don’t throw food at us. Thankfully, Daylight is rolling the dice on a weekly night featuring underground-leaning DJs both international and local. For the launch, welcome back LA’s Guy Gerber, who will start as dusk begins. Local residents Spacebyrdz, M!KEATTACK and Brett Rubin will also christen the party. April 26, doors at 1 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Cymatic Sessions with Patrick M at Downtown Cocktail Room You could check out respected Miami house DJ Patrick M at either Life or Foxtail Pool Club this weekend (where he’ll open for Erick Morillo)—or you could opt for a more intimate and local experience when he returns to Downtown Cocktail Room as a headliner for the venue’s weekly Cymatic Sessions promo. The buzz after his first appearance suggests househeads should attend the second. DJs Rob Dub and Laguerre support. April 28, 10 p.m., $20.
Nickel Beer Night with OK Go DJ set at Beauty Bar So members of alt-pop act OK Go think they can DJ. But can they do it while on their treadmills? Seems doubtful anyone at a party called Nickel F*cking Beer Night would possess the coordination to walk on a treadmill (much less push buttons and curate a music program while using them), but let them prove us wrong when they play to this thirsty Downtown crowd. April 28, doors at 9 p.m., $10.