Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 10 a.m.
Ditch Fridays Grand Opening You definitely can’t get a tan sitting in your cubicle, and we’re guessing that knocking back a few beers at work wouldn’t fly with HR. Well, the Palms wants you to ditch your desk for some poolside fun at the party-friendly resort. A performance by Kelis, most memorable for her “Milkshake,” completes the weekly party’s season opener. April 20, noon, $40+.
MoonRise Launch at Liquid Leave the shades and sunscreen at home when the Aria pool lounge opens its doors Friday evening. The monthly event features food and drink specials, as well as beats by resident DJ Scene. Headlining the inaugural event is none other than Vegas-bred EDM duo The Crystal Method, making a Strip-side stop on its latest tour. April 20, 6 p.m., $40 men, $20 women, locals free.
Smash at Beauty Bar The local dubstep event company puts on monthly parties at various venues, bringing the EDM genre to dance music fans across the city. It celebrates its third anniversary at the Downtown hangout Friday night, with DJs Truth and Silkie co-headlining the bass-in-your-face bash. April 20, doors at 10 p.m., $10, $5 before 11 p.m.
Porn Stars in Vegas at Share Why party like a rockstar when you can party with a porn star? If the latter intrigues you, consider the off-Strip gay club’s Saturday night bash. Jason Michaels, Derek Parker, Angelo Marconi and Jesse Santana of Raging Stallion Studios serve as the evening’s special guests, with sounds supplied by—who else?—DJ Pornstar. To sweeten the deal, Share offers 2-for-1 cocktails (text “iShare” to 313131) from 10 p.m. to midnight. April 21, doors at 10 p.m., free.
Marquee Dayclub Grand Opening The Cosmopolitan pool club commemorates the start of its second season on Saturday with beats sure to please partiers who didn’t score a ticket to Coachella. Providing the tunes is Avicii, in-town for the night before his second set at the Southern California music festival. April 21, doors at 10 a.m., $10-$40.
Beachlife Grand Opening The Hard Rock pool isn’t just infamous for being a daytime debauchery staple; it’s famous for the same reason! This year, the resort hosts Beachlife, four-day summer weekends that start with Summer Camp Fridays (Dragonette on April 20) and end with Relax Mondays. Anchoring the weekend: Rehab, of course, which kicks off April 22 with Jersey Shore’s Pauly D and a live performance by chart-topper Pitbull. Beachlife, April 20-23; Rehab, April 22, doors at 10 a.m., $70 men, $50 women.
Encore Beach Club Grand Opening Surrender’s under-the-sun alter ego officially celebrates the opening of its summer season with another set by Encore resident Tiësto. Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Sara Underwood joins the internationally-renowned DJ as the opening soiree’s official host. April 22, doors at 11 a.m., $100 men, $50 women.
Alesso at XS Following his Friday set at Coachella, the DJ returns to Vegas to play the Encore venue’s industry night party. Local DJ Chris Garcia opens. April 23, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals and industry professionals free.