Hot Spots: Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, Chromeo and more
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 (2:26 p.m.)
Chris Pizzello, AP
T-Pain at Ditch Friday He was “on a boat” with The Lonely Island, he blamed it “on the alcohol” with Jamie Foxx, and he welcomed people to the “Good Life” with Kanye West. This Friday, he’ll ditch with Las Vegas dayclubbers, as he takes the mic and tables for a poolside performance at the venue’s weekly Friday bash. June 27, noon, $40+.
Beer Pong Contest at Stoney’s Keep reading, flip cup fans. The country bar puts on a double-elimination tourney this Friday, encouraging all pong enthusiasts to ante up ($40 per team) for a shot at the guaranteed $500 cash prize. Interested? Preregister with Stoney’s to cement your spot, and start practicing that free-throw technique! July 27, 9 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), $10, $5 locals.
Summer Santa Rampage The stockings aren’t hanging on the mantel, lights are only up at severely lazy people’s houses, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a pint of eggnog at the store. But just in case they need a Christmas fix, locals are encouraged to Santa suit up and barhop Downtown with fellow St. Nick enthusiasts. Admit it; you’ve always wanted to see Santa slurring at the Griffin. July 27, 9 p.m.
Tao Beach Luau The dayclub goes island-style this Saturday with its version of the traditional Hawaiian feast. The beachy bash features hula dancers, specialty cocktails and a $1K limbo contest, and should you get hungry, the traditional luau roast pig is being added to the venue’s menu for the day. July 28, doors at 10 a.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.
Luciana at Hyde The British recording artist collaborated with Betty White on a video for her “I’m Still Hot” single, which eventually went viral (with a rapping Golden Girl, how could it not?). She doesn’t just work with octogenarians, though; Tiësto and Wolfgang Gartner teamed up with her for their recent “We Own the Night” track. Luciana performs at the Bellagio nightclub Saturday, with DJs Jace One and Devin Lucien also supplying their sounds. July 28, doors at 10 p.m., $30.
Wolfgang Gartner at XS Fresh off a few stops on the traveling Identity EDM festival, the electro producer returns to the Wynn nightspot for another date of his 2012 residency. Check out his most recent EP, Redline, before you hit the club. July 28, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Busta Rhymes at Hard Rock Hotel The rapper launched his music career more than two decades ago with hip-hop group Leaders of the New School, and he’s been bustin’ rhymes ever since. He’s set to release a new album this year—listen to the first two singles (“King Tut” and Chris Brown collabo track “Why Stop Now”) before you experience his live performance at the hotel’s Rehab pool party on Sunday. Busta also hosts Vanity on Saturday. July 29, doors at 10 a.m., $50+ men, $30+ women, local ladies free.
Chromeo at Wet Republic The Canadian electro-funk duo climbed the charts with most recent album Business Casual, hitting No. 4 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums list. P-Thugg and Dave 1 bring their funky signature sound to the MGM Grand pool’s Project Wet party on Sunday. July 29, doors at 11 a.m., $40 men, $20 women, industry locals free.