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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 10 a.m.
UFC Fan Pool Party at Palms Pool & Bungalows The first UFC Fight Week is under way, and Palms is getting in on the MMA celebration. Former fighter Chuck Liddell joins Arianny Celeste and other UFC Ring Girls for the weeklong festivities. July 5, noon, $30 men, $20 women.
Get Back Alley Headed to First Friday? Consider venturing beyond the Arts District to Fremont East for some painting and partying. Festivalgoers can peruse the back alley’s art and listen to live music while bar-hopping between the buzzing neighborhood’s establishments. July 6, 6 p.m.
Rob Dyrdek at The Bank The pro skateboader joined the ranks of Daniel Tosh and Joel McHale with his MTV video clip show Ridiculousness—well worth checking out if you’re in need of a laugh. He celebrates his 38th birthday at the Bellagio nightclub on Friday, with resident DJ Ikon supplying the soundtrack. July 6, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30.
Waste Your Life. Be an Artist. Family Barbecue at Bunkhouse Saloon If First Friday doesn’t fulfill your art and live music fix, head to this Downtown watering hole Saturday for Waste Your Life’s 7th anniversary party. Artists will display their work, a mess of local acts (among them: Rusty Maples, Outside Looking In and Deadhand) play and War Crew will live-paint a mural. Need more? An outdoor bar (with drink specials) and barbecue should keep you satiated all night. July 7, 7 p.m., $7.
B.o.B at Hyde Bellagio For his most recent release, Strange Clouds, the rapper collaborated with some of today’s hottest artists: Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift, to name a few. B.o.B. serves as the evening’s special guest at the lakeside venue this Saturday, with DJs Atom E, Jace One and Marcus Schössow in the booth. July 7, 10 p.m., $30.
Avicii at Encore Beach Club The Swedish sensation’s “Levels” became a hit across the globe, but this kid’s no one-trick DJ. Check out his other tunes at the pool club’s Daystar Sundays, as the Wynn resident makes his EBC debut. July 8, doors at 11 a.m., $50 men, $30 women.
Alesso at XS What did you do for your 21st birthday? Well, you probably weren’t behind the DJ booth at a Strip-side nightclub, spinning sounds for hundreds of EDM-loving clubgoers. But that’s exactly how the Swedish DJ (and Wynn resident) is ringing in the American rite of passage. Read our interview with him here. July 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies and industry professionals free.
Party Rock Monday at Marquee LMFAO’s DJ Redfoo returns to the Cosmopolitan club, bringing with him the bash that took the Weekly Award for Best Recurring Party. Want to dress the Party Rock part? Deck yourself in neon, animal print and, of course, LMFAO’s signature lens-less frames. July 9, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, locals free.