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Hot Spots: Diplo, French Montana, Pride parties and more

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When you Dip: Diplo, of Major Lazer, brings his genre-bending soundtrack to Surrender.
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Eric Prydz at XS The British producer/DJ wasn’t one to fly over the Atlantic for U.S. gigs until EDM exploded like a hydrogen bomb. Now he’s landed a residency at Wynn and, better yet, his Black Dice concept party means prog-house enthusiasts can enjoy main-room revelry without the sledgehammering Molly anthems. September 6, 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

French Montana at Palms Pool The up-and-coming rapper released his debut album this summer—and he’s already collaborating with industry heavyweights like Snoop Dogg, Diddy and Lil Wayne. Palms continues its hip-hop takeover with a poolside performance during Ditch Fridays. September 6, doors at noon, $25+ men, $20+ women.

Super Heroes with Pride at Piranha and FreeZone It wouldn’t be Las Vegas Pride without fabulous afterparties, and two Fruit Loop venues are partnering up to put on a weekend bash themed to everyone’s favorite masked men (and women). We’re not sure whether costumes are encouraged, but they totally should be. September 6-7, times and prices vary.

The Get Back at Beauty Bar Fremont East has become such a First Friday hub that it’s easy to forget the party that played Pied Piper to the area to begin with. Now’s a good time to check back in with the pioneering old-school throwdown that introduced us to both the majesty of the Beauty Bar patio and a whole crew of supremely pedigreed Vegas DJs. September 6, 9 p.m., $5 men after 11 p.m., women free.

Monday Night Football at Hyde Lounge Are you ready for some football ... at an upscale patio lounge overlooking the Bellagio fountains? Frankly, we’re over spending three-plus hours in a glorified ashtray noshing on stale cheese puffs, so a change of scenery upon MNF’s season kickoff sounds good. And so do frozen cocktails, sangria and Kobe sliders from Circo restaurant, all on offer. September 9, 4:45 p.m.

Shanghai Nights at Mandarin Oriental 1930s Shanghai meets the modern Mandarin when the swanky hotel transforms its 23rd floor lounge into an “Asian-style” speakeasy to launch its Tuesday night soiree. Take in the views and listen to live jazz while enjoying cocktails and bites evocative of the era (just say no to opium, kids). September 10, 5 p.m.

Pussy Galore Benefit at The Act The Act is in hot water with its landlord right now, due to performances that straddle the line between lewd and allowable. Don’t you want to say you attended a “Pussy Galore” party hosted by a porn star at the space, then? Adult film starlet Katie Morgan hosts this charity bash benefiting the cats at Heaven Can Wait Animal Society. September 11, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.

Diplo and Dillon Francis at Surrender You’d be hard-pressed to find a DJ hotter than human genre-blender Diplo (of Major Lazer fame), unless of course you’ve already found Dillon Francis, the man who brought moombahton to the mainstream. Don’t sleep on this dance culture double feature. September 11, 10:30 p.m., $42 men, $32 women.

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