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Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Breast cancer benefits & birthday bashes

     It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and TAO Beach is hosting a benefit event on Saturday for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation of Southern Nevada. The "Save 2nd Base" party includes open bar from 1-2 p.m. for anyone in a pink bathing suit.

Mario Lopez celebrates his birthday at Gallery on Saturday night.     There's also fun by the pool to start the weekend off on Friday as the Miss Tropic beauty contestants host at The Mirage's Bare pool. The celebrity scene picks up Friday night as Angela Simmons hosts at Tryst inside Wynn Las Vegas and Ice Cube will bring the party to Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas. For more great Vegas nightlife, check out London Calling at The Bank inside Bellagio, DJ88 at Vanguard Lounge downtown on Fremont Street, EC Twins at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, Dave Fogg & Dainjazone at Rain at the Palms, Dada Life at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Congorock at ARIA's Haze and Soxxi at the Artisan Hotel.

     On Saturday, along with the "Save 2nd Base" benefit at TAO Beach, Armin Van Buuren spins at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. When dark falls, the Smashing Pumpkins perform at the Cosmopolitan, and there are more celebrity-hosted events, including Mario Lopez holding his birthday celebration at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, LL Cool J at Chateau and Bryam Greenberg & Victor Rasuk hosting at Pure inside Caesars Palace.

     You can also live it up at The Tropic Beauty Model Search at The Bank, Paul Oakenfold at Rain, Van Buuren inside TAO Nightclub, DJ Scooter doing a special guest DJ set at Haze, A-Trak at Surrender, Erick Morillo at Marquee and Chingy live at LAX inside Luxor.

     Close out your weekend in Vegas with Dirty South at Marquee on Sunday and Chromeo, Cut/Copy and Z Trip at Rehab's season finale at the Hard Rock Hotel.

     It's another star-packed weekend in Vegas!

Have no fear; there’s plenty of frightful Vegas fun on Howloweekend

      It's the one time of year where you can let out screams and it won't even seem remotely strange - and there's no place better to enjoy frightful fun than Las Vegas, with four days of concerts, freak shows, haunted houses, fantasy balls and more.
     Adventure Dome at Circus Circus Hotel is an indoor theme park where the screams normally come from roller coasters and thrill rides. But October welcomes the creepy side as this indoor attraction turns into "Fright Dome." Since 2003, the 5-acre Fright Dome attraction has been one of the top-rated haunted attractions in the United States.
     This year you can experience the terror of the popular "SAW" horror film series. Will you be able to escape the demented games of serial killer Jigsaw? Chainsaw Massacre has the record for the most guests using the "chicken exits," but this time, the exits are sealed shut! Will you survive? With five unique haunts under one roof, Fright Dome is guaranteed to make you tremble! 
 The Halloween Parade in downtown Las Vegas is frightfully fun.    For those who would prefer to watch than be watched, Fremont Street Experience offers October FrightFest. The entire mall has Halloween décor from top to bottom and the stage entertainment follows a Halloween theme, this year toting Frank & The Steins - a stage production show - and Vampire Rising performing live music.
     If you're seeking a more scintillating holiday, one of the most outrageous parties takes place on Oct. 29 with the annual Fetish & Fantasy Ball at South Point. Join more than 7,000 partygoers for one of the wildest and sexiest events of the year.
     On Oct. 30 - 31, you can take a special Haunted Tour at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor, check out the Las Vegas Halloween Parade downtown.
     Make Vegas your Halloween destination for a weekend filled with thrills and chills!

Feast on entertainment at a Las Vegas dinner show

     Nothing complements a great night of entertainment like a delicious meal, so why not experience both at one time? Las Vegas has a variety of engaging dinner shows that will leave your appetite for food and excitement satisfied.

     Start with a little medieval fun at the Tournament of Kings, where you'll join King Arthur's Court at the Round Table. Enjoy a ringside view and a tasty meal at Excalibur as the kings of Europe test their strength and valor with jousting, horse racing and sword combat. Leave the dining utensils at home; this is a hands-on meal!

     Get up close and personal with Tony, Tina and their eccentric families and enjoy dinner at Planet Hollywood, because you're on the guest list for Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Your seat is waiting inside the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops. This interactive show makes you part of the wedding reception - did you bring a gift?

     You can enjoy live music while you dine on authentic Creole cuisine at B.B. King's Blues Club at The Mirage and on Sundays at the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay.

      Enjoy dinner and a show, Vegas style!

The IndyCar season reaches the finish line in Vegas

     The excitement of IndyCar racing is back in Las Vegas, and the stakes have never been higher. Catch the season finale of the IndyCar series during IZOD IndyCar Weekend Oct. 14 - 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!

     The action will be fast and furious, beginning with the Smith's 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, continuing with the first Firestone Indy Lights Series race and concluding with the IZOD IndyCar series finale - all at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

     Make your plans now for the Oct. 14 practice and qualifying sessions, as well as the exciting Truck Series race on Oct. 15 and the IndyCar race on Oct. 16. Certain ticket packages include access to the Neon Garage, a must-see for racing fans.

     The IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship will feature the sport's top racers vying to become IZOD IndyCar Series and Firestone Lights champions, so start your engine and get ready for the green flag to drop in Vegas!

     After the race, celebrate the victory with an evening in downtown Vegas. Check out the brand new Plaza Hotel - a vintage hotel on Fremont Street that has been remodeled from top to bottom.  Score a big win a room overlooking the promenade and the millions of lights of VivaVision. 

Summertime is the right time for music, shopping and more

Life is short. Summer is shorter. The season will be over before you know it, so make the most of it with a memorable getaway to the world's most exciting destination ?? Las Vegas.

If you love the music of the 1980s, you can relive it with Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer concert series and festival. This 100-day Fremont Street Experience promotion kicks off Memorial Day weekend and will run through Labor Day. Hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, this series of free headliner concerts Downtown features several acts that helped define the decade in music, including Terri Nunn & Berlin, Dale Bozzio & Missing Persons, Loverboy, Howard Jones and more!

Summer is also the perfect season to do some shopping, and no place does shopping like Vegas! Great deals are waiting at the Fashion Show Las Vegas, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Las Vegas Premium Outlets.

Stay cool this summer with some unique beverage and dessert options. Start with a Pomegranate Lemonade at the Tropicana or see if the Witch Doctor is the perfect potion for you at the Rio's Voodoo Lounge. Try some gelato from Jean Philippe Patisserie locations at Bellagio and ARIA, or grab a shake at Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere or Holstein's at The Cosmopolitan.

Seize the summer before it's too late - plan the perfect trip to Las Vegas and enjoy amazing music, shopping, food and more!

Vegas Minute: The weekend starts when you Ditch Fridays

In this week's Vegas Minute, we'll show you how to start the weekend early with Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool. Then, all signs point to a good time when you check out the Neon Museum at the Fremont Street Experience downtown.

As always, there are plenty of great shows, including Tech N9Ne at House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay on June 16, and rockers Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls on June 18 at Red Rock Resort.

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A holiday weekend filled with Vegas fun

There's no better was to seize the summer than with an extended holiday weekend of thrills in Las Vegas! Life is Short, Summer is Shorter. It will be over before you know it, so kick off your summer season on Memorial Day Weekend with a lineup of pool parties, nightclub events and entertainment that you won't find anywhere else on the globe.

Nothing says summer like a day out by the pool, and Las Vegas combines the most luxurious pools with the top DJs for unforgettable parties. Afrojack, Kaskade and Deadmau5 take over Encore Beach Club this weekend, LMFAO and Erick Morillo are spinning at the Venetian's Tao Beach, and Cathy and David Guetta are at Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Monday.

The nightclubs will be sizzling, too, with performances by Flo Rida at Haze inside ARIA, Macy Gray doing a DJ set at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas, and Nelly and 30 Seconds to Mars are at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas.

If you like to laugh, Las Vegas is the place this weekend. The legend himself, Bill Cosby brings his standup to Treasure Island, talk show star Chelsea Handler performs at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Daniel Tosh brings the laughs to Mandalay Bay, Ron White brings his blue-collar humor to The Mirage and comic/impression veteran Rich Little begins an engagement at the Riviera.

There are plenty of other great musical acts in town this weekend, too, including Barenaked Ladies at Red Rock Resort, the Go-Gos, The Script and My Chemical Romance at Mandalay Bay,  and Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer long event kicks off at the Fremont Street Experience.  And if you're an MMA fan, don't miss UFC 130 at MGM Grand!

Take advantage of great weather and unbeatable entertainment and kick off your summer in Vegas!

Miss USA 2011: West Coast, represent!

Please note: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay has closed.

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, we're highlighting contestants from Western states.

The contestants for Miss USA are used to answering questions, so we threw some Vegas-related Qs their way. Here are some selected answers:

 MISS ALASKA USA: JESSICA CHUCKRAN

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: The city lights at night.

Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: Shopping.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: The Lion King.

MISS OREGON USA: ANNA PROSSER

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Vegas wouldn't be Vegas without Elvis.

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: I'd pack a unicorn, an invisible cloak, a humanoid robot, my dog and a massage therapist. Anything is possible in Vegas... right?

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: When I get off the plane I want to whip out my sunglasses and take off my coat. Looking forward to that warm weather! 

MISS CALIFORNIA USA: ALYSSA CAMPANELLA

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I've heard great things about Blush and it has a very catchy name, too.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: I love Tao at the Venetian.

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: Breathe, then dive right in.

MISS NEVADA USA: SARAH CHAPMAN

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I love to shop at the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. They have everything you could ever want or need on the Las Vegas strip.

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date in Vegas would be if I could go back in time to the 1940s and hit the town with Frank Sinatra!

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Encore Beach Club always has a fun and exciting crowd with great DJs on the weekends. I love that their decor is all bright and happy colors, too!  

MISS MONTANA USA: BRITTANY WISER

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back  home?
A: String bikinis with high heels!

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: I always have to take a few minutes to see the spectacular botanical garden exhibits at the Bellagio.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: The Planet Hollywood Westgate Towers has an incredible quiet and laid-back atmosphere that is essential for long stays in Vegas.

MISS ARIZONA USA: BRITTANY DAWN BRANNON

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I really enjoy Caesars Palace for shopping. The whole ambiance makes shopping enjoyable and fun.

Q: Who would be your dream date(s) for a night out in Vegas?
A: I honestly would like to do a girls-night-out instead of a date with a guy. I have a great group of girlfriends and I think we would have an absolute blast in Las Vegas together.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would love to live at the Mandalay Bay. It's sophisticated and has a tropical island atmosphere.

MISS NEW MEXICO USA : BRITTANY TOLL

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which night club would you choose?
A: If I only had one night to spend in Vegas I would go to Tao (at Venetian), Pure (at Caesars Palace) and Moon at the Palms.

Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Vegas?
A: The most unique experience I've had was attending a private 3 Doors Down concert on New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock.

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: One thing in Vegas you cannot miss is Fremont Street; everyone should experience the old-town Vegas.

MISS WASHINGTON USA: ANGELINA KAYYALAYNEN

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Camera, swimsuit, sunglasses, little black dress, credit card.

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Las Vegas?
A: I'm excited to eat at Yolos and Strip House.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: Would love to see Terry Fator and his famous celebrity impersonation shows.

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.

Billboard week begins in Las Vegas

The biggest names in the music industry are ready to descend on Las Vegas for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The main event is this Sunday, May 22, at the MGM Grand, but the buzz and excitement is already under way.

Check out this Las Vegas Spotlight page featuring Keri Hilson and watch the video, where she discusses what makes playing in Las Vegas more fun for an artist, why Vegas is unparalleled when it comes to shows and shopping, and more!

If you're already in Las Vegas, head down to the Fremont Street Experience tonight for a FREE Battle of the Bands competition featuring six bands from all across the country vying for a chance to performing live at the Billboard show on Sunday. Tonight's outdoor show starts at 8 p.m. and judges include Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath, so come see which group will get the opportunity of a lifetime!

Rediscover Downtown culture with Fremont East District

When you think about Downtown Las Vegas, the first image that likely comes to mind is VivaVision at Fremont Street Experience. That's with good reason - 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of sound are hard to miss.

But there's a whole new vibe Downtown at the Fremont East District. This unique collection of clubs and lounges is a must-see experience.

The Downtown Cocktail Room is 3,000 square feet of warm Bohemian-chic decor with the sexiest libations and staff. This cocktail bar and speakeasy offers seasonal menus and amazing handcrafted cocktails. Sing along with friends at the Don't Tell Mama Piano Bar or dance to top music with upcoming DJ's and a South Beach vibe at the new Vanguard Lounge.

Catch a live show at Beauty Bar Las Vegas on the large back patio. The venue is retrofitted with the late-'50s Capri Salon of Beauty from Trenton, New Jersey. Then swing by The Griffin and rock out to more live music in a spectacular and unique venue.

If art inspires you, Emergency Arts Building is a creative collective with the goal of bringing working artists, writers, photographers, clothing designers, musicians, filmmakers, artisans, graphic designers, dancers, retailers, actors and start-up nonprofit organizations together. Enjoy a conversation with the current artists, or add to your own art collection and take home a masterpiece!

Do you still have PAC-MAN fever? Grab a drink and a game station for a fun night at Insert Coins Videolounge Gamebar. Classic arcades, ultra-lounge service, console video gaming and the world's greatest video DJs all under one roof.

Carve out some time during your next Las Vegas visit and rediscover the charm of Downtown Las Vegas at the Fremont East District!

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