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Do what Perez sez. VH1 reality-TV star Perez Hilton—or Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. if you’re close enough to know his real hair color—and his very berry pink coiffure will host an evening at Jet nightclub on Friday, October 19. The author of “Hollywood’s most hated website” has been spending more and more time in Sin City these last few months as the lines between his celeb-watcher/celeb-roaster role as an entertainment blogger and his own celebrity status blur. Welcome home, son.

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Enjoy ’hood times. The fifth annual Hoodie Awards, founded by comic/actor/radio personality Steve Harvey and TV and radio producer Rushion McDonald, are set for 7:30 p.m. October 20 at the Orleans Arena. The Hoodies honor contributions made by religious and community leaders, churches and high schools across the country that have helped improve inner-city neighborhoods. Presenters include The O’Jays, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mo’Nique, Bobby Brown, Stephen A. Smith, Niecy Nash, Musiq, Montel Williams and Cedric the Entertainer. Performers include Chuck Brown, Tank, Marvin Sapp and Robin Thicke. Tickets are $97, $87 and $67. Call 284-7777 or go to orleansarena.com.

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Eat, drink, be merry. Some things only get better with age: Wine, cheese, insurance rates ... and KMXB 94.1-FM’s annual Bite of Las Vegas. Now in its 11th year, the fest runneth over with food, beverages and entertainment—in fact, it’s Las Vegas’ biggest food and music fest. This year, it’s at Desert Breeze Park (October 20, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., South Spring Mountain and Durango Roads) and features bands Fuel and Lifehouse, among others. Add to that the loads of delicious edibles from some of the town’s finest restaurants, copious amounts of booze and lots of happy people. Can you really ask for anything more? Admission is $8; www.mix941.fm.

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See the cat. You gotta like musicians who aren’t ashamed to shoehorn their chosen genre right into their names—Metallica, Funkadelic, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion—’cause, you know, why waste time guessing what someone might sound like? A DJ in that great tradition, 20-year Chicago vet Felix da Housecat, hits the Hard Rock this week for a disco dance party heavy on—you got it—house. October 24, 10:30 p.m., $20-$30 (locals free). Body English, 693-4000.

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Explore the meaning of “gentleman.” Indulge: discount lap dances. Gorge: free food. Ogle: sexy lube wrestling. Monday night doesn’t need to end when the big game does. Just head on over to Seamless gentlemen’s club to move swiftly from watching the NFL to watching slick wrestling, whilst feeding yourself free vittles and hoping to get something for nothing in a contest! Locals are free. October 22; 4740 S. Arville Road (across from the Orleans Hotel & Casino), 227-5200.

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