Opening Day at Foxtail Pool Club SLS has been open for months now, but Friday afternoon the partying public gets its first taste of the hotel’s dayclub concept at Foxtail Pool. So charge up your phone and get Insta-ready to score some bragging rights. Just remember: If it isn’t Facebook official, it didn’t happen. Behind the booth: Swiss producer/DJ EDX. March 20, doors at 10:30 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Ice Cube at Surrender Aside from releasing singles for his impending Everythang’s Corrupt album since 2013, the rapper-turned-actor has been busy producing Straight Outta Compton, a film bio of NWA, the pioneering hip-hop act co-founded by Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E. Catch him live at the Encore nightspot Friday. In the booth: DJ What So Not. March 20, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40+ men, $30+ women.
Beauty Wars at Beauty Bar Why watch stylists compete on commercial-infested reality TV when you can do so in the flesh? Salons duke it out in person—and with the assistance of makeup artists and some very game models—during this event, which also features live art, drink discounts and DJ EDOC. March 20, doors at 9 p.m., free.
Dyro at Drai’s Beach Club Dyro might have been just another drops ’n’ feels Dutch producer/DJ if he hadn’t been blessed and anointed by his fellow countryman Hardwell, aka Mr. No. 1 in the World, who he joined in the studio for “Never Say Goodbye.” Enter a slew of big-room collaborations with Dannic and Bassjackers. Enter his own label, Wolv. Enter a residency at Drai’s rooftop party complex and his debut Saturday at the Beach Club. March 21, doors at 11 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Rae Sremmurd at Tao Brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy comprise this up-and-coming rap duo, the Mississippi-born/Atlanta-based outfit spending a lot of 2014 riding the charts with singles off its debut album, SremmLife, including the “Throw Sum Mo” collabo with reigning rappess Nicki Minaj. Catch the act live at Tao Saturday night, with additional tunes supplied by Vegas vet DJ Eric D-Lux. March 21, doors at 10 p.m., $40+ men, $20+ women.
Candyland at Hyde The Bellagio nightspot’s XIV Vegas Sessions party goes saccharin-sweet for the March edition, inviting partygoers to rage with Willy Wonka in a lollipop-sprinkled fantasy space perfectly fit for Candy Land’s Queen Frostine. Themed outfits are encouraged, and revelers can score prizes during the Golden Goose Egg Hunt. DJs D4NI3L and Julian Ingrosso will perform at the seasonal party, which returns for additional May and July editions this summer for the first time. March 22, doors at 6 p.m., $50+ men, $40+ women.
Studs Party at Revolution Lounge Typically, we only get porn stars and underwear models hosting nightclub events during AVN Week. But with gay nightlife, every week is the equivalent of AVN Week. This Studs edition of RevoSundays gives attendees three actors—Sebastian Kross and Sean Zevran of Falcon Entertainment and Scotty Marx of Randy Blue—to ogle over, not to mention DJ Pornstar, who also happens to be, well, you know. March 22, doors at 10 p.m., $20; locals free before midnight.
Rewind with Salt-n-Pepa at 1OAK Rewind certainly isn’t the first flashback/throwback/nostalgia-soaked nightlife promotion, but it’s the newest—and it’s starting on the right foot. 1OAK launches its refreshed industry night with a performance from Salt-N-Pepa, still a favorite among open-format DJs everywhere. Speaking of which, DJ Turbulence will supply the tunes. March 24, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40+men, $30+ women, locals free.