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September 12, 2013

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NIGHTS HOT SPOTS > LAYING IT ON THICKE Ditch Friday with Robin (and his eyebrows) at the Palms. SONIDERO AT BEAUTY BAR Those looking to get a jump on Mexican Independence Day fiestas need to hit Downtown Thursday night for an El Grito edition of the enduring Sonidero party, where DJs St. JP and BadBeat show blatant and welcome disregard for genre consistency, blending Rock en Español and cumbia music with bilingual pop and indie. September 12, 10 p.m., free. ADRIAN LUX AT SURRENDER A trend we want to see grow: guitars in club anthems. Whatever six-stringed sounds we're hearing in Adrian Lux's recent summer dancefloor fillers, "Damaged" and "Wild Child"—are those real guitars? Sampled guitars? Synthesizer-approximated guitars? Who cares?!—make us pine for more strum and bang. Let's hope the versatile Swede has more where those came from for his Thursday DJ set. September 12, doors at 10:30 p.m., $32 men, $22 women ROBIN THICKE AT PALMS POOL The R&B artist takes the stage at Palms' Ditch Friday bash, and you know summer smash "Blurred Lines" is making the set list. Here's hoping Miley shows up for Twerkfest 2.0. This is Vegas, anything can happen, right? September 13, doors at noon, $75 men, $50 women. NAS AT TAO The hip-hop artist turns the big 4-0 Saturday night and will preside over Tao's Vice Saturdays bash to celebrate. We may see him on the club-hosting circuit more frequently, as he's opening his 12AM Run sneaker boutique at Caesars' Linq, due early next year. September 14, doors at 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women, local ladies free. DIGITALISM AND DESTRUCTO AT BODY ENGLISH What a double feature: The MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO VIEWING PARTY AT HYDE Undefeated world champ Floyd Mayweather electro-licious German duo Digitalism will bestow upon us a DJ set filled with new material, followed by vetOKTOBERFEST KICKOFF AT eran disco-skronk DJ Destructo— HOFBRÄUHAUS Can't make the Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s aka Hard Events founder Gary real thing in Munich? Hit Vegas' rank on Forbes list of Richards—whose "Higher" (and its only German beer hall for the highest-paid athletes, "White Lines" sample) was a standlocal version of Deutschland's with total earnings 16-day bender. Some will attend out track during Skrillex's recent of $85 million. just to stare at Siegfried & Roy, but Light performance. Wait, it gets better: the rest of us will come for the highLocals who RSVP at the event's Facebook ABV Oktoberfestbier. O'zapft is! September page get free admission. September 14, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women. 14, 7 p.m., free. Jr. faces also-undefeated Canelo Alvarez Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Didn't score a ticket to the fight? Cheer on the Las Vegan (or not) at the Bellagio nightspot with icy beers and bar bites courtesy of Circo. September 14, 5 p.m., $110. 1 CLUB HOPPING Nightlife News & Notes ship of LGBT fun spot Drink & Drag, located just below Krave. Kaskade is coming back—temporarily—to his previous home in Las Vegas: Encore. The EDM producer/ DJ will play a series of sets at XS: October 11, Halloween, New Year's Eve and a yet-to-be-announced fourth date. However, Kaskade returns next year to Marquee, where he recently wrapped up his pool promo Summer Lovin. His newest album, Atmosphere, dropped on September 10 (see review, Page 45). If you were worried the beloved GBDC day party would be forgotten amid Ghostbar's recent, classed-up remodel, fret not. The party will return on October 19 for its third season. Start practicing your piñata swing now. Last week Cosmopolitan announced a new nightspot with an improvisational edge due for a December 2013 opening. Dubbed the "rebirth of the social club," Rose. Rabbit. Lie. will combine restaurant, club and entertainment. "As an audience, we may not even know what is on tap for the evening, but it will certainly be something to talk about. Here, the night always makes for great conversation," Cosmo CEO John Unwin said in a statement. –Jorge Labrador and Mike Prevatt DOWNLOAD THE FREE LAS VEGAS WEEKLY IPHONE APP TO KEEP UP WITH THE HOTTEST PARTIES IN TOWN. ROBIN THICKE BY TERRY RICHARDSON; XS BY ERIK KABIK Krave Massive has been sold, according to former owner Kelly Murphy. Las Vegas Sun reports that while minority owner Downtown Project was reported to be seeking 100 percent ownership of the huge Neonopolishosted nightlife complex—currently closed due to its lack of a sales tax permit, one of several issues the venue has incurred—its rep says negotiations are still ongoing. Murphy will retain owner- PANIC CITY AT LAVO The San Francisco-based, SKAM Artist-affiliated producer/DJ is one prolific remixer, putting artists from Lana Del Rey and Dillon Francis to Kaskade through his EDM filter. Give a young, rising talent a chance. September 17, 11 p.m., $20 men, $10 women, locals free. 26 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 12–18, 2013 26_Nights_Hot_Spots_20130912.indd 26 9/10/13 3:59 PM

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