MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY AT ENCORE BEACH CLUB Originally launched in 2008, Diplo’s mega-dance party returns to Encore for the third time, featuring his own Major Lazer crew and labelmates Gent & Jawns, Yellow Claw, Grand Theft, RL Grime, TJR and Zeds Dead. August 28, 11:30 a.m., $70+ men, $45+ women.
SUPER FLY DISCO NIGHT AT BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS DJs Allen, Harry A and Soulkitchen’s Edgar Reyes let loose with ’70s throwback grooves while movies such as Saturday Night Fever play. Those with the funkiest threads compete to win a $25 bar tab in the Super Fly costume contest. August 28, 10 p.m., no cover.
THE THING WITH 2 HEADS AT GOLDEN TIKI Longtime underground and former local DJ Bazooka Joe (and his wife) team up for a weekend of “real gone go-go and grind” at the intriguing, tropically themed new Chinatown spot. August 28 & 29, 9 p.m., no cover.
RITA ORA AT DRAI’S The night after soul-rock champ Miguel takes the rooftop stage, British songstress Rita Ora—who just dropped her “Body on Me” collabo with fellow Drai’s performer Chris Brown—takes her turn. August 29, 10:30 p.m., $60+ men, $30+ women.
COWBOY BOOTS AND BATHING SUITS AT PALMS POOL Kick back with Crown Royal and Bulleit drink specials, catch a live performance from country duo Megan and Liz and let DJ Montana and DJ b-radical roll you into a twangified late-summer happy haze. August 29, noon, $10+ men, $10+ women.
MADE SUNDAYS WITH DEJ LOAF AT FOXTAIL POOL CLUB The recent hip-hop surge in Strip clubs occasionally brings in performers who wouldn’t otherwise show up in Vegas, and such is the case for 24-year-old Detroit badass Deja Trimble, aka DeJ Loaf. Her 2014 single “Try Me” is just as hot a year later, outscorched only by her recent duel with Big Sean, “Back Up.” With DJ Five. August 30, 10:30 a.m., $33+ men, $22+ women.
SUNDOWN WITH SETH TROXLER AT DAYLIGHT After his under-attended Life gig with Pete Tong last year, the outspoken Detroit techno/house DJ slammed our nightlife scene during an interview with The Independent. Apparently our money talks loudly enough for him to return and headline the underground-friendly Sundown party, supported by locals Justin Baule, M!KEATTACK and Spacebyrdz. August 30, noon, $30+ men, $20+ women.
IMAGINE WITH SHOWTEK AT OMNIA Dutchmen Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen have already collaborated with dance-music stars like David Guetta and Hardwell and might be working with Calvin Harris next. The Omnia residents are back to stir up Imagine Sundays this week. August 30, 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
SLANDER AT XS Movement Mondays is all about trap this week when former UC Irvine frat brothers and prolific producers of vicious bass boom Derek Andersen and Scott Land take over. August 31, 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.