Viva LeFlav’s Straight Up Rave at Beauty Bar Flavor Flaaaaaav! The hip-hop icon-turned-reality star celebrates the launch of his LeFLAV spirits company at the Downtown hangout Friday night—with free shots for the first 100 people through the door. Simultaneously, S.R. of Hot 97.5-FM invites rappers, artists, bands and beatmeisters to bring CDs or MP3s of their stuff, to be played throughout the night’s Play It or Fillet It contest. Winners will be featured on Flav’s new mixtape series and will have a shot to perform at music events in Atlanta and Miami. February 24, doors at 9 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m., locals and ladies free.
Ferry Corsten at Marquee The Dutch DJ, who currently ranks 18th in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll, launches his 2012 Marquee residency Friday night. Also in the booth: DJ Nicky Romero. February 24, doors at 9:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.
Fat Joe at Chateau Although his name indicates otherwise, the rapper recently shed quite a few pounds—and everyone noticed (who could blame ’em?). He hosts at the Paris nightspot Saturday night. February 25, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Chad Michaels at Share The gay nightclub recently took to its Facebook page to ask fans if they’d enjoy seeing “Cher at Share.” While the diva will not be in attendance Friday night, her drag queen doppelgänger will. The Season 4 contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race hosts the evening, with local DJ Brett Rubin on the decks. February 24, doors at 10 p.m., $20, $10 locals.
Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike at 1Oak The Beastie Boys DJ once again teams up with the Blink 182 drummer for a live performance Friday night at the newly minted Mirage club. Local DJ Karma also supplies his sounds. February 24, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Kelis at Rain Her “Milkshake” brings all the boys to the yard—and Friday night, the yard is inside the Palms. In addition to that 2003 hit, expect to hear some of her more-recent, EDM-inspired material. Also bringing the noise: DJs Dainjazone and OB-one. February 24, doors at 11 p.m., $40, local ladies free.
Leap Year at PBR Rock Bar The calendar stretches out just once every four years, and the Miracle Mile bar wants you to remember it—or not remember it, depending how you look at things. In celebration of the milestone day, the Strip-side watering hole offers happy hour specials all day—that’s $3 drafts, 2-for-1 wells and $5 Jäger/Jack Daniel’s shots from 8 a.m. to close. February 29, free entry.
Hack the Planet Tour at Ghostbar DJ Skeet Skeet, who just wrapped up his opening gig for Katy Perry’s California Dreams tour, headlines this special edition of the venue’s weekly Snitch party. DWNTWN and resident DJ M!KEATTACK also supply sounds, and partygoers can document the night’s debauchery in Rony’s Photobooth. February 29, 10 p.m., $20, local ladies free.