The Prototypes at House of Blues The Mandalay Bay institution has become an unlikely local haven for bass music—and not just in the main hall, either. After its Planet of the Drums sellout in January, HOB’s intimate, third-floor OBA Lounge will host another 18-and-over throwdown, this time with U.K. act The Prototypes, longtime local drum-n-bass DJs OB-One and Josh Swissman, and others. April 11, doors at 9 p.m., $10 for 21+, $15 for 18-20.
Fatman Scoop at Body English Can he get a whoo whoo? How about a what what?! The radio personality, maybe best known for his 2003 hip-hop hit, “Be Faithful” (“You got a hundred dollar bill? Get your hands up!”), performs and emcees at the Hard Rock Hotel club Friday night. Single ladies: Make noise! April 11, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Disclosure at Brooklyn Bowl For those who caught the red-hot English duo’s DJ set at Light last year: You haven’t seen anything yet. Disclosure, who landed on several year-end lists last year with its debut album, Settle, returns to Las Vegas with its live show, widely praised as one of the highlights of Coachella 2013. Its gig is also the perfect excuse for electronic music fans to check out Brooklyn Bowl, which will also feature Bonobo, Flume, Thievery Corporation and Chromeo later in the year. April 11, doors at 7 p.m., $50.
Gareth Emery at Marquee We’re guessing the British beatmeister never expected to become a dancefloor titan when he was learning classical piano as a kid or playing guitar for a punk band as a teenager. Nowadays, he’s an electronic dance music producer who just released his second artist album, Drive, and remains a founding resident DJ at Marquee. April 12, doors at 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Jiving 101 at Beauty Bar The annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender kicks off April 17—have you brushed up on your moves? Wow ’em on the dancefloor after attending this jiving primer at the Fremont East watering hole, with beats and boogie supplied by DJs such as Maybelline and Will. Bring a partner and prepare to master this lively, still-popular offshoot of the jitterbug. April 13, doors at 9 p.m., free entry.
Mint Julep at Double Helix More than 120,000 mint juleps(!) will be served at Churchill Downs during the upcoming Kentucky Derby weekend. With time to spare before May 3’s Run for the Roses, the Town Square wine and whiskey lounge offers a cocktail class to prepare connoisseurs. The course will cover methods for the classic julep, a Derby favorite since 1938, and the Grey Goose Oaks Lily, the official drink of the Derby’s sister race, the Kentucky Oaks. All you’ll need now is one seriously oversized hat. April 15, 7 p.m., $30, reservations required, 735-9463.
Opening at The Scullery While the new Ogden bar/performance space from Future Restaurant Group—the operation that brought us Downtown Cocktail Room and the watering holes inside Inspire Theater—may soft-open closer to the weekend, we recommend you make your first visit on Wednesday, because doesn’t a midweek cocktail minus the weekend crowds sound heavenly? April 16, doors at 5 p.m., free.
Editor's Note: The Sébastien Léger appearance at Tommy Wind Theater, which was included in the print version of Hot Spots, has been postponed until the fall.