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NASCAR Weekend is here, and the stars are out to celebrate. Driver Denny Hamlin makes a pit stop at 1OAK; Kreayshawn hosts at TAO; you can blow out the birthday candles with Chelsea and That '70s Show star Laura Prepon at Pure; enjoy a bash with former Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe at Gallery, and more!
A look at who's where and when this weekend in Vegas:
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
Sunday, March 11
Only in Vegas could Deadmau5, Tiesto, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Chuckie, among others, have DJ residencies all at the same time. Over the past couple of years, electronic dance music (EDM) has gained mainstream popularity and there's no sign of it slowing down.
Check out the hottest 2012 DJ residencies in Las Vegas:
XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club at Encore
Tiesto The GRAMMY-nominated producer made his mark on the popular music culture when he performed live at the opening ceremony during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Since then, the Dutch musician has collaborated with 36 Mafia, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Calvin Harris, Nelly Furtado, among others.
XS Nightclub: (3/31, 4/28, 5/25, 7/6, 9/15, 10/28, 12/22, 12/24, 12/30
Encore Beach Club: 4/22, 5/6, 7/7, 9/16
Surrender Nightclub: 5/26, 9/14
Deadmau5 - To say Vegas loves Deadmau5 is an understatement. Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed January 2 Deadmau5 Day in Las Vegas. This Canadian DJ and music producer is known for his grinning mouse head with oversized ears, which he wears during every performance. He's also earned a GRAMMY nomination and has performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics and on the MTV Video Music Awards.
Afrojack - Afrojack's current hit is "Take Over Control" with Eva Simmons, which charted in multiple countries. The Dutch music producer was featured on Pitbull's No. 1 single "Give Me Everything" along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé.
Calvin Harris - The Scottish DJ is among electronic dance music's most popular fixtures. Most recently he collaborated with Rihanna on the international chart-topper "We Found Love." Some of his other big anthems include "I'm Not Alone," "Flashback," "You Used to Hold Me" and "Bounce" with Kelis.
Steve Aoki - This triple threat not only DJs, but he also produces his own music and is the founder of Dim Mak Records. Aoki has remixed with many artists and bands, including Drake, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, Kid Cudi and The All-American Rejects. He's also collaborated with Zuper Blahq, also known as will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, on "I'm in the House," which charted at No. 29 on the UK singles chart in its first week of release.
Kaskade - This GRAMMY-nominated American DJ is a regular on Billboard Magazine's "Hot Dance Club Play" and was named No. 30 on DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJ poll in 2011. Kaskade has worked with fellow producer Deadmau5, Jay-J and Robbie Rivera, among others.
Chuckie - The internationally known DJ was named one of "The Dance Music Producers of the Moment" by Rolling Stone. Even though Chuckie is based in Amsterdam, he was said to be inspired by the city of lights during last year's residency, which resulted in his famous track about Las Vegas.
Pauly D - This Jerseylicious DJ came into our lives in 2009 when he was cast on the MTV show Jersey Shore. It was not long after that his beats hit the airwaves. He released his first single, "Beat Dat Beat (It's Time To)" in 2010. Pauly D first began playing Vegas regularly at the Palms in 2011and he opened for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour.
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!
You only get one shot at 11-11-11, so make the most of it and celebrate all weekend in Vegas, where you can see celebrities, music and experience legendary nightlife you won't find anywhere else!
Kick things off tonight with the Red Bull 3Style national finals at Rain inside the Palms! Eleven finalists compete, and with special guests DJ Vice and Talib Kweli will perform as well. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 10. The event is free but you'll need to get on the list here -- and get there early, because once Rain is at capacity, others will be turned away.
Then, get ready for a memorable 11-11-11 on Friday night, starting with Lil Jon at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, with opening act DJ Innovate. In August, Innovate won the Vegas Spin-Off with his outstanding live performance in the finals at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan.
You can also grab an hour of open bar from 6-7 p.m. as Coyote Ugly inside New York-New York celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Vinny Guadagnino of "Jersey Shore" hosts at Chateau inside Paris Las Vegas, New Boyz performs live at LAX inside Luxor, EDX is at Marquee, Martin Solveig is at TAO inside The Venetian, Kasanova meets Playboy at Palms' Playboy Club, Mischa Daniels and Sarah Main spin at Haze at ARIA, AN21 and Max Vangeli perform at XS inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and you can kick off Fight Weekend with DJ E-Man at Bellagio's The Bank.
On Saturday afternoon, DJ Pauly D spins at Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms. The fist-pumping continues Saturday night with "Jersey Shore" star Snooki celebrating her birthday at LAX, Nelly blowing out the candles at TAO, Maria Menounos hosting at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, Kevin Jonas at Chateau, the Esquire Sexiest Woman Alive Issue release party hosted by Olga Fonda at The Bank, Felix da Housecat spinning at Rain, DJ E-Rock's birthday celebration during the Fight Night event at Haze and R3HAB at Surrender.
Close out your weekend on Sunday at Ghostbar with Kevin Brown and Brandon Kent providing the beats. Make 11-11-11 a memorable number with an amazing weekend of nightlife in Vegas!
Stars from TV dramas, reality shows and house music descend on Las Vegas for another fun-filled weekend of nightlife that only Vegas can deliver.
Enter Holly's world on Friday night as Peepshow star Holly Madison hosts the party at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood. You can also dance with a star as Rob Kardashian hosts at The Bank inside Bellagio, or attend the Shaun White Supply Co. kickoff party at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian.
Creayshawn performs her hit song, "Gucci Gucci," at Moon inside the Palms, and there are plenty of top DJs in town Friday night, including Dirty South at The Cosmopolitan's Marquee, Sidney Samson tearing down the house at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, DJ Pauly D at Rain at the Palms and Sultan & Ned Shepard featuring Nadia Ali spinning at Haze Nightclub at ARIA.
Saturday night, The Situation will be fist-pumping at Gallery and Lil Jon will be causing some turbulence when he spins at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas. DMC of Run DMC hosts at LAX inside Luxor, Kaskade spins at Marquee, Sebastian Ingrosso performs at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Pharrell Williams is at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas and DJ R3hab is at Surrender.
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What happens when you take the world's most exciting destination and give people an extra day to enjoy it? In Vegas, it means a four-day spectacle of celebrities, concerts and top music mixers. Fasten your seat belts -- you're in for a wild ride all weekend long.
The fun begins on Friday with pool parties. Will.i.am performs at Encore Beach Club, Roger Sanchez and EC Twins spin at Cosmopolitan's Marquee, DJ Vice is at TAO Beach atop the Venetian, DJ Pauly D gets some fists pumping at the Palms Pool for Ditch Fridays and Boris, Oscar G & Riva Starr are at the controls at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.
The stars will be out Friday night, too, with Nicole Scherzinger and Nelly at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas, Sammi Sweetheart and Deena Nicole at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood and Ice-T and Coco at Vanity at the Hard Rock.
The world's top DJs will be in Vegas all weekend, too, starting Friday night with Deadmau5 at The Cheslea inside the Cosmopolitan, Skrillex and Lil Jon at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Cedric Gervais spins at TAO, Armin Van Buuren at Marquee, DJ R.O.B. at Artisan, Paul Van Dyk at Haze inside ARIA, 30H!3 at Pure inside Caesars Palace, DJ E-Man spins at 1OAK at The Mirage, DJ Cassidy is at Bellagio's The Bank, Pauly D moves inside to the Palms' Rain and EC Twins perform at Lavo at The Palazzo.
On Saturday, DJ Reach is at TAO Beach, DJ Erra and DJ Mr. Best are at Mirage's Bare pool, Chris Lake spins at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA, Steve Angello takes the controls at Encore Beach Club, Marcus Schulz and EDX spin at Marquee, Tiesto is at Wet Republic and The Pharcyde performs at Palms Pool.
When night falls, Paul Oakenfold celebrates the three-year anniversary of Perfecto at Rain in the Palms, Snooki hosts at Pure, The Situation hosts at LAX inside the Luxor, Angello's Size Matters party comes to XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Akon performs at Chateau, Avicii mixes it up at Marquee, Calvin Harris and Afrojack spin at Surrender, LMFAO provides the beats at TAO, Z-Trip spins at Lavo, A-Trak is at Tryst, also at Wynn, Ciara performs live at Haze, Lloyd Banks takes the stage at 1OAK and Miguel appears at Moon and the Playboy Club at Palms.
Things don't slow down on Sunday, as Diddy hosts a party at Palms Pool, Kaskade performs at Encore Beach Club, Fat Boy Slim takes over Marquee, Fortune 421 takes control at Bare, DJ Dan is at Liquid and Robbie Rivera plays at TAO Beach.
Sunday night Gareth Emery and Dirty South are at Marquee, DJ Vice is at Lavo, Sebastian Ingrosso is at Surrender, Erick Morillo spins at TAO, Flo-Rida takes the stage at Haze, Estelle performs at Chateau, Zen Freeman, Kenneth Thomas and Dave Fogg are at Ghostbar at Palms and the New Boyz are live at Rain.
Close out the weekend by celebrating the holiday in style with Benny Banassi headlining at Marquee Dayclub, a free party wit Gervais at TAO Beach, Ingrosso at Encore Beach Club, Above & Beyond at Wet Republic, the Identity Fest at Mandalay Bay, Sky Nellor at STK Steakhouse at the Cosmopolitan and Chuckie at Marquee Nightclub.
If you're a fan of Jersey Shore, this is a great weekend to be in Vegas, where nightlife and celebrities are everywhere you look.
On Friday night, we've got a "Situation" at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood as Mike Sorrentino plays host. On Saturday night, expect some major fist-pumping as The Situation is at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, while just off the Strip over at the Palms, DJ Pauly D has dual engagements -- first at the sexy Midsummer Night's Dream party at Palms Pool, then his regular residency at Rain.
Kick the weekend off with Ditch Friday at the Palms Pool featuring Big Sean and Jason Smith.
After dark, you can help Lucas Till of "X Men: First Class" celebrate his 21st birthday at Chateau on Friday night, or party with the Hollyscoop girls for Diana Madison's birthday at The Bank at Bellagio. For some live music, 1OAK at The Mirage features Tyga and Pepper is on stage at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Saturday, spend a little time in the kitchen -- take part in an afternoon cooking class with Chef Geno at Nove Italiano inside the Palms. You can also enjoy some Liquid refreshment -- the ARIA pool lounge is host to a live DJ set by Scooter & Lavelle.
Close out the weekend with BT and Dash Berlin live at TAO Beach at the Venetian, Bad Boy Bill poolside for Rehab at the Hard Rock, Calvin Harris at Encore Beach Club and then cap the night with Zen Freeman & Brandon at the Palms' Ghostbar.
Celebrities, music and the best nightlife. It's a Vegas thing.
As you might expect with the Electronic Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Vegas this weekend -- top DJs and producers are all the rave. Here's a look at who you can see and where:
The EDC is an all-night event, but you still need something to do during the day, so check out the official EDC Weekend pool parties with Boyz Noise on Saturday at Aria's Liquid Pool Lounge and Avicii at Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Sunday. And for those who really want to cap off an amazing weekend, hit the official EDC After Party with Laidback Luke at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Monday night.
There's also plenty to do in between all around town. Steve Aoki, Sidney Samson, Calvin Harris and Afrojack are part of the DJ Magazine 20-year anniversary weekend parties at Surrender and Encore Beach Club. On Friday night, Samantha Ronson provides the sound at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Armand Van Helden is on the turntables at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood, Twista performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Alexandra Richards spins at The Bank at Bellagio. DJ Chuckie is also celebrating his birthday with a performance at Marquee.
Jay Sean is at Pure inside Caesars Palace Friday for a live performance, and Gavin DeGraw is at Red Rock Resort for an outdoor show. You can also party the night away with Solange Knowles as she celebrates her birthday at Lavo at The Palazzo.
Benny Banassi is the special guest DJ at TAO Beach on Saturday for Lo Bosworth hosting her sister's bachelorette weekend, and over at Bare pool at The Mirage DJ Erra is doing a live set. Martin Solveig is at MGM Grand's Wet Republic and Yolanda Be Cool is at Encore Beach Club.
The celebrities come out on Saturday night as Nicki Minaj heads to the Gallery, Taio Cruz performs at Chateau, Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls fame celebrates her birthday at Tao at the Venetian and Shaq holds his retirement party at Moon.
Seize the summer like never before. The party is on all over Vegas this weekend!