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Spring is officially here, and that means the Vegas party scene gets even hotter with the start of celebrity pool parties. Kendra Wilkinson is hosting this Saturday at MGM Grand's Wet Republic. A look at this weekend's celebs and spin masters:
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St. Patrick's Day is upon us and at the end of the rainbow lies ... Las Vegas, where Irish-themed celebrations and celebrities and nightlife collide all weekend long!
For some Vegas-style St. Patrick's Day revelry, head to O'Sheas on the Las Vegas Strip for an all-day party led by Lucky the Leprechaun from noon till 2 a.m., with food and drink specials and live entertainment. Or say one last goodbye to Fitzgerald's as the downtown hotel has become The D Las Vegas.
You can also celebrate the one-year anniversary of Irish pub Rí Rá Las Vegas inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place with live music, giveaways and even a parade through the resort featuring bagpipers and Irish dancers beginning at 11 a.m.
There's plenty more to enjoy all weekend long, so check out our recent blog for more ideas.
When the sun sets, you'll have plenty of celebrity-hosted parties, such as Rob Kardashian's birthday bash, and amazing musical acts to choose from, including Akon and LMFAO.
Here's the lineup of unparalleled nightlife. Erin Go Bragh!
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Everyone knows about the celebrity-filled nightclubs, exotic cuisine and top-notch hotels in Las Vegas, but do you know about all the activities you can do during the day?
After breakfast and before dinner, there is plenty of fun to be had! Be adventurous by taking a ride atop the 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower, zip line your way over Fremont Street on Flightlinez or take a thrilling ride on the 67 mph rollercoaster at New York-New York.
Take a break for lunch by dining outside for the best people-watching views (trust us, it's worth it!). Grab a seat on the patio at Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace, catch a breathtaking view of the Bellagio fountains from Todd English's Olives, or enjoy lunch and a margarita on the patio at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas.
In the afternoon, wander over to the Luxor for an inside look at BODIES...The Exhibition, which showcases the human body and organs like you've never seen before; plus learn more about the epic story of the "ship of dreams" at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Get ready to be mesmerized! America's Got Talent finalist, magician Nathan Burton, performs his grand illusions in the afternoons at Flamingo Las Vegas, while Harrah's magician Mac King provides a barrel of laughs with his unique comedy magic show.
If spending time in the great outdoors is on your must-do list, head out to Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area featuring more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding and picnic areas; or take a quick drive to Mt. Charleston in the scenic Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest for a cool afternoon hike. You could also hit a few balls at the new indoor glow-in-the-dark KISS-themed miniature golf course or challenge your friends to a quick par-3 round at the Callaway Golf Center across from Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard.
For those who like to mix it up a bit, check out Dig This, America's first and only heavy equipment playground for some fun in the dirt. Or, grab a gun for some safe and supervised shooting practice at the new Guns and Ammo Garage. Featured machine guns include an authentic Tommy gun, Uzi, AK-47 and the new Secret Service P90 gun.
There's always plenty to do in Vegas, day or night!
Las Vegas is always home to the best mix of celebrities, producers, DJs, and more creating the hottest nightlife scene on the planet. As we March into a new month, here's a look at what's happening in Vegas this weekend:
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As always, there's plenty of sizzling nightlife in Las Vegas over the weekend. Some of the world's top producers, DJs, celebrities and more can be found in Las Vegas. A look at what's happening this weekend:
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This weekend is traditionally one of the busiest of the year, thanks to a certain pro football championship game that people love to watch in Vegas. This year, however, there's also a live UFC event, so there's a full slate of "kickoff parties" to choose from all weekend long!
It starts on Friday, Feb. 3, with pre-fight parties. Forest Griffin hosts at Lavo inside the Palazzo and RYU premium performance apparel is hosting a bash at Wynn Las Vegas' Tryst. OTM Fight Shops is holding its pre-fight event at Luxor's LAX.
There are plenty of football-related pre-game events, too, including the Super Party at Rain inside the Palms, the Big Game Weekend Kick-Off with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models at 1OAK at The Mirage, the Big Game's Biggest Party at Planet Hollywood's Gallery Nightclub and the Big Game Weekend Celebration at Chateau inside Paris Las Vegas.
On Saturday night, the UFC 143 After Party with Georges St. Pierre is at Tryst and RPM Nightclub hosts its Fight After Party with DJ Benji and Joel Madden. LL Cool J and Z-Trip host the closing party for Studio 54 at the MGM Grand.
Knockdowns, touchdowns and nightlife you won't find anywhere else - only in Vegas!
The biggest names in music descend on the world's most exciting destination Jan. 20-21 for a weekend of nightlife only Vegas can deliver.
Kick things off Friday night with your choice of spinmasters, including Chromeo at Haze inside ARIA Resort, ATB at The Venetian's TAO, Markus Schulz at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Clash Friday at the Palms with M!keattack & Exodus spinning at Rain and AN21 & Max Vangeli at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. Cobra Starship will also be performing live at 1OAK in The Mirage.
You can also catch Mac Miller Featuring Skinworkxxx at Haze, Rhiannon at The Palazzo's Lavo, I Love NY with The Chainsmokers at 1OAK, Menno de Jong at Rain, Above & Beyond at Marquee and DJ/Playmate Alie Layus spins at the Playboy Club in the Palms.
Make your plans to party the night away this weekend in Vegas!
Chinese New Year has a long rich tradition in Las Vegas, and the Year of the Dragon is no exception. The annual celebration is marked by traditional Lion Dances, extravagant décor, unique entertainment, and special culinary offerings, so come celebrate Las Vegas-style.
For those drawn to the spectacle and pageantry of the traditional Lion Dances, check out the Wynn Las Vegas where the Dragon and Lion Dance ceremony takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, The Venetian on Monday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., and at the Gold Coast two Lion Dances on Feb 1 at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Caesars Entertainment Lion Dances will be on January 27 at 5 p.m. at Harrah's Las Vegas, 6:15 p.m. at Imperial Palace Las Vegas, 7 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas and 10 p.m. at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. On January 28 at noon at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 1 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas, 2 p.m. at Bally's Las Vegas and 5 p.m. at Caesars Palace.
All across the city, resorts transform their properties with extravagant displays and elaborate décor. The Palazzo will display a 128-foot fire breathing dragon. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will feature over 22,000 colorful flowers and two 25 foot dragons. Wynn Las Vegas' atriums will feature over 8,000 red and yellow chrysanthemums, silk dragons, and golden dragon sculptures measuring eight feet tall.
Cultural entertainment offerings abound throughout the Year of the Dragon celebration. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes Mandopop star Wakin Chau in concert and the Fremont Street Experience will host a nightly festival with Chinese food, arts and crafts, and cultural presentations on the 3rd Street Stage. Fantasy Stars in concert will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Jan. 28 for the celebration, welcoming Daniel Chan, Aska Yang, Alec Su and Wilber Pan.
Several world-class restaurants will offer special menus and festive culinary creations to honor the Chinese New Year. Luxor's new Asian bistro Rice And Company will offer a traditional prix fixe menu and The Palazzo's Zine Noodles Dim Sum and China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan will offer celebratory cuisines and festive cocktails as well.
Join the celebration and welcome the Year of the Dragon in Vegas!
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.