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Hot Spots: Avicii at XS, Boulder City Beerfest and more

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Howdy stranger: Avicii returns from his 9-month hiatus to play XS’ 6th anniversary.

Luke Shay at Drai's Beach Club The 24-year-old DJ/producer from Virginia Beach was first a piano student, and now the LA transplant takes both that experience and its classical influences to produce some damn good dance music. He just played Drai’s Nightclub March 21 in support of Adventure Club, which chose Shay as the winner of its “Wonder” Remix Competition in 2014. Catch his tunes live on the rooftop Cromwell complex’s pool side Friday afternoon. March 27, doors at 11 a.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.

Sammy Adams at Rehab “In Vegas, yeah, I drink Jäger, throw bangers, get serenaded by ladies basically naked” spits the up-and-coming pop-rapper in his 2012 “All Night Longer” single. There’s a good chance that scenario might happen Saturday afternoon when Adams sets up shop poolside for a performance during the Spring Break edition of the iconic Hard Rock Hotel debauch-fest. March 28, doors at 11 a.m., $20+ men, $10+ women.

Boulder City Beerfest at Wilbur Square Park The lakeside town’s now-annual beer bash returns to Wilbur Square Park Saturday for an afternoon of suds, snacks and sounds benefiting nonprofit Operation Homefront. Expect pours from locals and regionals like Banger, Tenaya Creek, Ninkasi and Stone, with grub from local food trucks (including Sausagefest, Sauced and Ben’s BBQ and Smokehouse) and tunes courtesy of Thee Swank Bastards, The Delta Bombers and more. Cheers! March 28, 1 p.m. (early entry), 3 p.m. (GA entry), $45 advance/$60 at the door (early entry), $30 advance/$40 at the door (GA entry).

Wild Life with Disclosure at Light The English house/UK garage duo behind the Sam Smith-assisted “Latch” is kicking off its 2015 Light DJ residency—the American base for its beloved, global Wild Life party—in event-like style. Joining it is versatile producer/DJ Eats Everything, San Francisco figurehead/Dirtybird co-founder Justin Martin and Scottish disco-meets-Detroit upstart Jackmaster. In summary: This lineup is legit. March 28, doors at 10 p.m., $50+ men, $30+ women.

Avicii at XS Well, hello there, Tim. It’s been a minute—or more accurately, 401,760—since your last Las Vegas performance. But now that you’ve ended your health-mandated hiatus, you can rejoin the rest of EDM royalty and XS—which, coincidentally, will be celebrating its sixth birthday Saturday night. You’ll finally get to see what they’ve done with the place. And we’ll finally get to hear what new musical tricks you’ve got up your flannel sleeves. March 28, doors at 10 p.m., $50+ men, $20+ women.

Crizzly at Hard Rock Live Dubstep. Crunkstep. Drumstep. Derpstep. To most of us, the Austin producer/DJ’s range of bombastep (you’re welcome, Crizzly) sounds pretty uniform. But to the hundreds of fans undoubtedly planning to support the man born Chris Marshall at the unlikely low-end HQ on the Strip, it’s an adventure that will plunge them into every crevice of nu-school bass music. Joining Crizzly on this date of the Real Thugz Tour is Dotcom and K Theory. March 28, doors at 8 p.m., $30 general admission, $50 VIP.

004: STK Royale at STK The nightlife-friendly Cosmopolitan steakhouse celebrates four years of fun, concept-driven, Monday-night parties (and scrumptious steaks) with a James Bond-themed anniversary bash. Expect shadow-box dancers, jazzy tunes courtesy of live vocalist Nieve Malandra and Belvedere’s Spectre vodka martini, the latter branded after the upcoming installment of the scintillating spy movie franchise. March 30, 10 p.m.

’80s Flashback with Hektor Rawkerz at Gold Spike The new PYT #RetroWednesdays promo at Gold Spike largely hones in on Top 40 nostalgia, but every first Wednesday, Hektor Rawkerz (from the Rawkerz DJ crew) will be playing ’80s alternative. So for those of you who like to groove to acts like The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Cure and New Order—and what curmudgeon doesn’t?—this is your new weeknight jam. April 1, doors at 9 p.m., free.

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