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Hot Spots: The Crystal Method at Drai’s, Sailor Jerry Day and more

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An anniversary to remember: The Crystal Method celebrate 20 years of making music at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub this weekend.

Sailor Jerry Day at Hogs & Heifers Raise a glass to Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins at H&H, where shots of the celebrated hooch will only set you back $3. And to keep the late tattoo artist’s spirit alive, local artists will be on-site, inking up a few lucky fans with complimentary tattoos each hour. June 12, 4 p.m., free entry.

Two-Cent Beer Night at Dive Bar Beauty Bar’s Nickel Beer Night has received a challenge from the University District in the bargain-bash sweepstakes. Dive Bar’s relatively new Thursday promo advertises live bands, a DJ (The Creeps) warning of loud music, drink specials (especially the titular one, courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon) and “loose women,” likely thanks to the two-penny PBRs and other drink deals afforded to the fairer sex. Being cheap never sounded so fun. June 12, 9 p.m., free entry.

Altitude at Stratosphere While there’s still some time before Victor Drai opens Liaison, the Strip’s sole gay-dedicated nightclub, an abundance of LGBT parties ought to tide one over. The latest is the aptly named Altitude, where gay clubbers can pre-party more than 100 floors above the Boulevard each and every Friday at Stratosphere’s Level 107 lounge. Did we mention the 2-for-1 cocktails and half-priced appetizers from 6 to 7 p.m.? June 13, 6-10 p.m., free entry.

After with Nathan Barato at 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque We’re barely halfway through the year, and early morning party After has already lived a War and Peace-like saga in just its first six months. But amid all its relocation drama, it has kept booking exemplary international house/techno DJs, most of whom rarely (if ever) play Vegas. Add Toronto producer/DJ Nathan Barato to the list of discoveries granted to local vampires—he headlines the party’s debut at its new home, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque at Mandalay Place, where it will reign supreme every Saturday night (aka Sunday morning). June 14, 3 a.m., $20; $10 locals.

Who’s Your Daddy at Crazy Horse III No, Maury Povich isn’t filming at the off-Strip gentlemen’s club Sunday night (we know—epic bummer). Instead, the venue celebrates Father’s Day with a battle-of-the-ballers contest, as the dude who buys the most bottles takes home $500 in CH3’s Diamond Dollars. That’s a lot of lap dances! June 15, 11 p.m., free entry, $40 if arriving by cab or limo.

The Crystal Method at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub Any local gig with the two electronica pioneers would be an event, but this gig featuring Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan is a special one. It marks the Vegas natives’ 20th anniversary—the duo began making music in Sin City before moving to LA and striking it big—and kicks off the 3rd annual EDMBiz conference. June 17, 10 p.m., $40 men, $20 women, free for EDMBiz badgeholders.

Dada Life at Hakkasan The good news: Stefan Engblom has returned to performing with his creative partner Olle Cornéer after emergency abdominal surgery in March. The better news: The Swedish EDM duo is booked to play a pre-EDC gig for fans unable to make the festival, occurring on a night Hakkasan is typically dark. The bad news: A sellout is imminent, so hurry and get your tickets. June 18, doors at 10 p.m., $75 men, $40 women.

Drum & Bass All Stars at Backstage Bar and Billiards It will be a DNB fantasia on June 18, as an ample showing of West Coast drum ’n’ bass DJs—and two UK standouts: Rawtee and, appearing in Vegas for the first time, Heist—will perform in the two-room Backstage Bar & Billiards for a sequel to last year’s EDC Week bash. Note to procrastinators: This one’s already amassed over 500 RSVPs on Facebook, and while any promoter will say that doesn’t mean 500 ticket purchases, it certainly suggests fans shouldn’t sleep on the advance sale. June 18, doors at 9 p.m., $20.

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