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He's starred in a Vegas commercial, and has an upcoming monthlong residency at Planet Hollywood later this summer, but this Friday night at The Mirage's 1 OAK, catch The Voice star Cee Lo Green performing live. For more live music, catch Fantasy lead vocalist Lorena Peril performing at LAX on Saturday. There are plenty of top-make music producers in town this weekend as well, including Tiesto, Sander van Doorn, Avicii, Hardwell, Lil Jon, DJ Vice and Kaskade. The complete rundown:
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Downtown Las Vegas always has a rockin' weekend schedule. Free shows occur on the First and Third Street stages on Fremont Street, in addition to the overhead VivaVision shows. And the new Fremont East Entertainment district offers a variety of unique bars and clubs, including piano bars, bands, arts, arcades and more! For the latest in Vegas nightlife, go to VisitLasVegas.com.
April Fools' Day is this Sunday, but the lineup of celebrities and top musicians in Las Vegas this weekend is nothing to joke about. From birthday celebrations for Fergie and Perez Hilton to performances by Tyga, Trey Songz and Tiesto, there's no shortage of nightclub excitement. Toss in some pool parties and Sunday's 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand, and you've got a recipe for an amazing weekend in Vegas!
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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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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!
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!
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!
Las Vegas has always been prominent on the small screen - but nothing beats the real thing, so plan your next trip to see TV stars in person!
If you're a fan or reality TV, take a ride by the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas, and you'll see the location of the hit show, "Pawn Stars." Just look for the line of people waiting to get in - this place is popular!
Do you watch TV game shows? Well, in Vegas, you can be the star! Check out stage productions of "Name That Tune Live!" at Imperial Palace, an up-to-date and fast-paced version of the iconic program. Or come on down to Bally's Las Vegas, where you could be the next contestant on "The Price Is Right."
Celebrity stars from television are all over Las Vegas, too, including ‘70s variety show icons Donny & Marie, headlining at Flamingo Las Vegas; "Holly's World" star Holly Madison starring in Peepshow at Planet Hollywood; "Mindfreak" star Criss Angel starring in Criss Angel: BELIEVE at Luxor and former "America's Got Talent" winner Terry Fator at The Mirage. Oh, and if you're lucky, get a hot ticket to Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel, stars of the hit Discovery show "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie."
Dial in to a Vegas getaway and see stars from TV up close and in person!
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!
You probably have a digital camera -- either one specifically made for taking pictures, or attached to your smart phone. When you're in Las Vegas, there are plenty of places to put it to good use, with its neon lights and famous boulevard. Book your trip and stroll the Strip, because there's a photo op around just about every corner.
No visit to Vegas would be complete without a stop at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Located on the south end of the Strip, it's one of the most recognizable signs in the world and also one of the most copied. The original designer, Betty Willis, created the sign in 1959 and never copyrighted it. It's the reason why you'll find this sign, or a version of it, everywhere from T-shirts to mugs to beach towels. So when you're here, get your picture with the real thing.
Romance is in the air when you arrive at Paris Las Vegas. The hotel's focal point is a 1/2 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, with its 11th floor restaurant with stunning view of the lights below. Of course, don't miss the elevator ride to the top - at 460 feet, you'll experience a perfect panoramic 360-degree view of Las Vegas. For more great photo ops, don't miss The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, The Paris Opera House, and the Alexander III Bridge-all reproduced to the smallest detail.
Those seeking vintage Vegas will enjoy the downtown area known as Fremont Street. Although there are plenty of classic Vegas hotels here, you can't miss modern technology at its best with the world's largest LED canopy of light. With more than 12 million lights, the overhead canopy displays music videos and special light shows nightly. Make your trip to Fremont Street's Viva Vision show at night and you'll be amazed that it's as bright as day when the lights are on!
The Mirage Volcano has been erupting for more than 20 years, and now produces flames that are hotter and larger than ever, with a new fire lagoon feature. The creators have installed dozens of fire cannons under water that will explode on command. The effect is a choreographed fountain of fire and scored to the vibrant music of Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.
Just take a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard and you'll get a glimpse of the world. It's the most recognizable street in the world and you'll see first hand Bellagio's fountains, New York's famed skyline, Luxor's great pyramid, Venetian waterways and squares and secluded lakeside shows at Wynn Las Vegas.
For more scenic shots, take a quick trip to Lake Mead where you can see the famous Hoover Dam. A quick 30-minute drive from the heart of Vegas, the Hoover Dam will amaze you with its size and commanding presence.