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Hot Spots: A tattoo industry night, two gay party launches and more

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Think ink: The Ainsworth promises an eventful tattoo-themed party every Saturday.
Erik Kabik

Unity at Las Vegas Country Saloon Ever wanted to throw down to underground dance music in a country saloon? Being all things to everyone, LVCS will host a locally produced house/techno party featuring a handful of DJs from out of town (many who have never played Las Vegas before), our own backyard and one from out of town formerly from our own backyard (Rick Remixx), playing for all you kandi kowboys and kowgirls. March 28, doors at 9 p.m., $5 men, women free.

Cassie at The Bank While the R&B beauty might be best remembered for her 2006 “Me & U” megahit, she’s kept busy since with star-studded collabos and even a film debut in Step Up 2: The Streets. She hosts Young & Reckless’ Spring Break Takeover at the Bellagio nightclub, complete with Y&R clothing giveaways and beats by DJs Ikon and Madd Maxx. Baby, tell us how you like it! March 28, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $20 women.

Xposed at The Tropicana Beach Club The former Nikki Beach space continues to evolve, as the Strip-side oasis will dedicate one day every weekend to the LGBTQ community this pool season—and the gay ol’ time launches this weekend. Find “sun-kissed” go-go dancers atop their podiums Saturday afternoon, with DJs Ryan Kenney and Kidd Madonny supplying the splash-bash soundtrack. March 29, doors at 11 a.m., $20.

INK Saturdays at The Ainsworth Given that we likely have as many tattoo parlors as 7-Elevens, it’s high time we had a tattoo-themed party for that industry and its many admirers. The Hard Rock’s Ink Saturdays aims to serve that crowd with a new weekly promo, complete with guest models and tattoo artists (this week: pinup Sabina Kelley and ink slinger Ivano Natale), live bands, a wide-ranging rock soundtrack and drink specials. March 29, 9 p.m., free.

Boulder City Beerfest at Wilbur Square Park BC’s second-annual brew bash features a solid lineup of breweries, from locals like Banger and Tenaya Creek to regionals such as Stone, Firestone Walker and Lost Coast. And while the brews will no doubt be center stage, we’re intrigued by the promise of the home-brewing demos, as well as the “Brewers Games,” in which brewmasters will compete in activities like a Keg Stacking Race and a Team Chug Challenge. March 29, 1 p.m. (VIP), 3 p.m. (GA), $45-$60 (VIP), $30-$40 (GA).

After with Harvey McKay at Tommy Wind Theater Some argue that it’s hard to distinguish one song in the so-called deep techno subgenre from another. But the output of Scottish producer/DJ Harvey McKay makes that easy, from the tribal tech house of “Show Face” to the minimal but melodic “Lost,” the two 2013 standouts overlapping only in their soulful vocal samples and snappy kickdrums. McKay’s got a lot more for you during his After set. March 29, 3 a.m., $20, $10 locals.

Wine Walk at Sunset Station If you dig dine-arounds, where several restaurants offer food samples in one location for one price, welcome to the wine equivalent. Sunset Station pairs a wine walk featuring wineries such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Nickel & Nickel and Cakebread Cellars (with VIP ticketholders getting higher-end selections and apps at the Gaudi Bar) with a jazz concert later in the evening (with separate admission). March 29, 5-8 p.m., $25-$35.

Provocouture at Savile Row Another day, another gay party launch on the Boulevard. While the Luxor pool parties don’t kick off until May, the hotel’s intimate lounge will appeal to the LGBTQ community on the final Monday night of the month starting this week, complete with crowd-incorporating performances. March 31, doors at 8:30 p.m., $10.

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