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This holiday weekend is all about big-name music stars and DJs along with nonstop beat-thumping hits in the clubs.
To kick things off right on Friday night, R&B star Mya hosts Clash Fridays at Rain Nightclub at The Palms, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine performs live at 1 OAK at The Mirage, Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub is rockin' with a special DJ set by Samantha Ronson, Chuckie spins at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan and Chateau Nightclub at Paris Hotel plays the hits with DJ Dave Aude. Join exquisite international models from the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency during Wilhelmina Weekend at The Bank at Bellagio and catch Z Trip at Venetian's TAO. Join Steve Aoki for Aoki's House at Encore's Surrender and get down with Mark Knight and D. Ramirez at HAZE Nightclub at ARIA for In The House Fridays.
Celebrate Dancing with the Stars Karina Smirnoff's birthday on Saturday at Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub and wish DJ and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris a very happy birthday at Encore's Surrender. Grab friends and head out to TAO at The Venetian for DJ Wale; The Cosmopolitan's Marquee for Kaskade; HAZE Nightclub at ARIA for Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike; Chateau Nightclub at Paris Hotel for Dave Aude; and Rain at The Palms for tyDi. Party it up with I Love NY Saturdays, featuring DJ Jus Ske at 1 OAK at The Mirage.
On Sunday, catch Adele's official DVD release party at Revolution Lounge at The Mirage and hit up Dave Fogg at The Palms' Ghostbar. Have a great three-day weekend!
New Year's weekend in Vegas is about much more than just watching a ball drop and waving goodbye to one year to usher in another -- it's about celebration, revelry, and a lineup of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else in the world.
You've also got plenty of nightlife options to fit every musical taste. Get "crunk" with Lil Jon and Steve Aoki & Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; enjoy a taste of SHM with Sebastian Ingrosso at XS inside Wynn Las Vegas; catch Laidback Luke at Haze at ARIA; witness Tinie Tempah performing at The Bank inside Bellagio, rock out with Good Charlotte & The Situation at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens inside Paris Las Vegas; DJ Pauly D spins at the Hard Rock's Vanity; Dirty South spins at TAO; or party at the Palms with T-Pain at Rain or Clinton Sparks at Moon.
On New Year's Eve, the stars come out all to ring in 2012! Keep up with the Kardashians -- Kim will be at TAO, Rob at Tryst and Kourtney and Scott Disick will host at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens -- or celebrate with "Peepshow" star Holly Madison at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood.
The biggest names in music are hosting and performing, too, including: Black Eyed Peas members Will.I.Am at Surrender and Fergie at the opening of 1OAK; Chris Brown at Pure inside Caesars Palace; B.O.B. at Luxor's LAX; Bruno Mars at The Bank, John Legend follows his show at Pearl Theater with an after party at Moon and Iyaz at Revolution Lounge inside The Mirage.
LMFAO brings some party rock to Haze; Kaskade spins at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan; Steve Angello is on the turntables at XS; Robbie Rivera is at Vanity; Samantha Ronson is at LAVO at The Palazzo and Paul Oakenfold rings in the new year at Rain.
Other parties include the Cirque du Soleil NYE at Gold Lounge inside ARIA; The NYE Spectacular Spectacular at the Palms' Playboy Club and Foundation Room NYE Gala at Mandalay Bay and Rhumbash at Rhumbar at The Mirage.
There's even more revelry at America's Party Las Vegas 2012 with fireworks launched from the rooftops of hotels up and down the Strip!
Have you ever wondered how Cirque du Soleil artists are chosen and train for a particular show, or how state-of-the-art technology is used to enhance a performance? These questions and many more were answered for hundreds of Cirque fans during behind-the-scenes special events held Dec. 1-10 as part of Cirque Week in Las Vegas.
Those who purchased an event package were invited to enjoy behind-the-scenes Q&As, meet and greet opportunities with performers, technology demonstrations, exclusive dress rehearsal viewings and more. For those interested in learning more about the Cirque du Soleil lifestyle, the company hosted a "business side of Cirque" seminar, to teach fans how performers are recruited and train for various shows.
The week started off with an "O" workshop at Bellagio Hotel, where participants learned how to mime and clown their way across the stage by an "O" performer. Did you know that the onstage pool at "O" holds 1.5 million gallons, takes eight hours to drain and is set at 88 degrees? That's one big hot tub! Cirque fans were also invited to sit in on a live rehearsal for Zumanity at New York New York Hotel, and had the opportunity to meet Criss Angel after his performance at the Luxor Hotel.
For fans interested in the acrobatic side of Cirque du Soleil, many had the opportunity to learn how artists perform upside down in the VIVA Elvis show at ARIA Resort, and how artists are constantly changing up the famous battle scene in MGM Grand's resident Cirque du Soleil show "KA." Did you know that the "sand" in KA's beach scene is made of granulated cork?
Next, attendees were treated with an up-close demonstration of the most technically advanced Cirque du Soleil stage in Las Vegas, the Beatles LOVE stage at the Mirage Resort. The 130 Beatles songs in the LOVE soundtrack are played through hundreds of speakers embedded in theater seats and walls. Plus, attendees could watch a bungee demo and see the one-of-a-kind costumes up close and personal during the Mystére Q&A at Treasure Island.
The week of events wrapped up with a tribute to the late King of Pop with the Las Vegas debut of Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour at Mandalay Bay Resort. This new tribute production plays through Tuesday, December 27.
Whether you've done most of your holiday shopping or still have more to do, there's still one thing you need to cross off of your list -- enjoying some weekend nightlife in Las Vegas!
There are plenty of top DJs spinning on Dec. 16-17, so make your plans to get in the holiday spirit!
Kick off the weekend Friday night at the Playboy Club inside the Palms with January 2012 Playmate Heather Knox as your party host. Or catch a live performance of EDX at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan. Wolfgang Gartner is spinning at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Clinton Sparks hosts Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Caroline D'Amore is on the 1s and 2s at The Bank at Bellagio and DJ David Tort and Tristan Garner provide the beats at ARIA's Haze.
Close out your weekend on Sunday with Oh Land performing live at The Bank and Jordan Stevens at Ghostbar.
‘Tis the season for being jolly, and what better way to be merry than to enjoy a little Vegas entertainment this weekend, Dec. 9-10?
On Friday night, join top DJs for non-stop nightlife action. It's Clash Friday at Rain inside the Palms Casino Resort with Mark Stylz and OB One. Actress Jenny McCarthy hosts a party at Chateau Nightclub at Paris, plus, catch resident DJ JFK of MSTRKRFT at ARIA's Haze. Don't miss DJ Jus Ske at The Bank inside Bellagio, five-time Grammy-nominated Skrillex at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and DJ Spider at Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas.
Play naughty on Saturday at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort with Playmate Alie Layus. Receive complimentary admission when you donate a children's gift for Toys For Tots. Head upstairs to party with Kevin Brown at Ghostbar and Kenneth Thomas, Loverush UK and Zen Freeman at Rain. Haze is where it's at this weekend with the Power 106 FM Weekend Live featuring DJ E-Man and Big Boy with special performances by Far East Movement and Wallpaper. Chris Lake entertains at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas DJ Mighty Mi spins at Surrender.
Round out your weekend plans with Funkagenda at XS nightclub on Sunday night.
Have a holly, jolly time with top-notch DJs in the entertainment capital of the world this weekend.
Spend New Year's Eve in Las Vegas and you'll have endless opportunities for excitement and revelry - no place throws a party like Vegas, after all.
But before the fun begins, it's time to make a New Year's resolution. Not one of those lofty, unrealistic resolutions that you forget about, either. Here's one you should keep.
Go to LasVegas.com/knowthecode and take the oath before your New Year's celebrations. It's your commitment to Protect the Moment when you are in Las Vegas and will ensure you and others won't irresponsibly overshare this New Year's Eve and beyond.
Nearly 30,000 have joined the movement to Know the Code, so become a part of this elite fraternity. Then, book your trip to Vegas this year New Year's and catch Guns N' Roses at the Hard Rock, John Legend at the Palms or Stevie Wonder at the Cosmopolitan. Headliners including magicians David Copperfield at MGM Grand, Criss Angel at Luxor, or Dirk Arthur at O'Sheas will leave you speechless into the new year.
You can also see Bruno Mars perform at The Bank at the Bellagio, Fergie host at the opening of 1OAK Nightclub at The Mirage, LMFAO at Haze inside ARIA Resort, and many other special New Year's Eve nightlife events.
Know the code and have the time of your life this New Year's Eve in Las Vegas!
We've turned the calendar to December, and in Las Vegas, that means it's time to celebrate the Holly-Day -- as in Peepshow star Holly Madison's birthday bash!
In fact, you'll find great club music from A (Steve Aoki spinning at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas) to Z (Zedd at Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort). Catch UFC's official DJ, AL3, along with Dave Fogg at Rain inside the Palms, DJ Spider at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas or Porter Robinson at Marquee inside the Cosmopolitan.
Saturday night is your chance to watch Peepshow star Holly Madison blow out the candles for her birthday celebration at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas! You can get warmed up at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms, where Ian Carey spins. Carey will also perform at Rain on Saturday night and you can also catch Erick Morillo on the 1s and 2s at Marquee.
Kick off your December with a weekend of celebrity spotting and nightlife that only Vegas can deliver!
You've stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving dinner. Now you need to work off those extra calories. No worries, Las Vegas has you covered -- come get your dance on and experience some of Vegas' sizzling nightlife!
Close out your weekend on Sunday with Carlo Astuti's residency debut at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, or help Trey Songz blow out the candles during his birthday celebration at LAVO Nightclub inside The Palazzo.
Spend your holiday weekend in Las Vegas and enjoy nightlife that you won't find anywhere else!
If you're a fan of Cirque du Soleil, here's your chance for the experience of a lifetime in Las Vegas - the exclusive access of Cirque Week, a fan festival featuring Michael Jackson memorabilia and the limited engagement of The Immortal World Tour.
It all begins with Cirque Week from Dec. 1-10 - a 10-day series of exclusive events that will put you up close and personal with Cirque du Soleil. It's your opportunity to get a rare look into how these extraordinary Las Vegas shows come to life nightly, and this year, it's bigger and better than ever, with a welcome reception, exciting new workshops and guest speakers.
Events include a workshop given by select key characters in "O" at the Bellagio, a state-of-the-art sound demonstration at The Beatles LOVE Theater inside The Mirage, and a peek at the business side of Cirque as well as a chance to go behind the scenes with Zumanity at New York-New York.
Cirque Week participants will also enjoy a Mystere bungee demonstration and costume Q&A session at Treasure Island, a Viva ELVIS Q&A at ARIA Resort, a KA "Battle 2011" Q&A at MGM Grand and a meet-and-greet with Criss Angel at the BELIEVE Theater at Luxor. For more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek
If you're a fan of the King of Pop, head to Mandalay Bay from Dec. 3-14 for the first Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest, which includes an up-close look at Michael Jackson memorabilia, items from Neverland Ranch, a behind the scenes look at the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour with Q&A sessions with members of the creative team, and more!
From Dec. 3-27, see the riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down with Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at Mandalay Bay. You'll celebrate the legacy of the King of Pop as never before.
It's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Cirque du Soleil in a whole new way! Come spend December with Cirque in Vegas!
The weekend is here, and it's time to enjoy the sizzling nightlife that only Vegas can deliver. Check out who's in town Nov. 18-20:
Start things up Friday night at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas and help Tyga blow out the candles for his birthday celebration. Pure resident DJ Eric DLux also is hosting a birthday bash at the Caesars Palace hotspot. For more all-night excitement, try Hard Rock Sofa at Haze inside ARIA, Garb Saporta of Cobra Starship at The Bank at Bellagio, while Rain inside the Palms hosts Clash Fridays, with DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning.
On Saturday, get caught in a Maustrap as Deadmau5 and Sander Kleinenberg perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. NBA star and former UNLV standout Marcus Banks celebrates his birthday at Chateau, Wale performs at Haze, and Zen Freeman is on the 1s and 2s at Rain.
Close out your weekend on Sunday with the Vegas Rated December Issue release party at The Bank.
Thanksgiving isn't until next week, so stuff yourself with a weekend filled with unparalleled Vegas nightlife!