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Saturday night's all right for fighting, as Elton John will sing when his new show opens Sept. 28 -- and this Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz bout provides more than enough reason to visit Las Vegas. Two of boxing's biggest names are also drawing some of the biggest names in entertainment to town for another fabulous weekend of music, celebrity parties and more.
The weekend starts long before the championship fight, however. The weather is still perfect for a day by the pool, so kick things off with Eric Cubeechee spinning at Mandalay Bay's Moorea Beach Club and Hyper Crush at Palms Pool & Bungalows for Ditch Fridays.
Friday night, spend an evening with "The Girl Next Door" as Bridget Marquardt holds her birthday party at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood. Or party with the Swedish Bikini Team at The Bank inside Bellagio. Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete hosts a party at Pure inside Caesars Palace, Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender at Encore Las Vegas, you can catch DAINJAZONE, Dave Fogg and DJ Exodus at Rain inside the Palms, Dave Aude and Jonas Tempel provide the music at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Arno Cost spins at Haze inside ARIA and Redman hosts at LAX at Luxor. TAO Nightclub at the Venetian is the site for LMFAO's concert & afterparty. The DJ duo are celebrity judges in the Vegas Spin-Off, and will help select the grand prize winner when the seven finalists perform live at Marquee on Sept. 26.
Diddy hosts his fight afterparty at Rain, and there are plenty of top DJs performing, too, including Kaskade at Marquee, Avicii at XS Nightclub inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and A-Trak at Surrender. Lloyd performs live at Haze and Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame celebrates his birthday at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
Sunday, kick back at Marquee dayclub with Frank Rempe and Thomas Gold spins at Encore Beach Club. Close out the weekend with Kevin Brown at the Palms' Ghostbar, Norman Doray at XS Nightclub and Fabolous at Moon, also at the Palms.
Head to Vegas for a weekend that really packs a punch!
You never know who you'll see in Vegas, and this weekend, we're kickin' it old school -- with former "Saved By the Bell" principal Mr. Belding hosting two parties Friday night at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas and at Gallery at Planet Hollywood.
But make no mistake, these campuses are strictly for adults, with prizes for the sexiest schoolgirl outfits and more. Dennis Haskins is scheduled to appear at Chateau around 10 and Gallery about 1 a.m. Come see who's at the head of the class!
Get warmed up Friday at Palms Pool with Clinton Sparks, and catch other top DJs in the evening, including DJ R.O.B at Artisan Hotel, Chuckie at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Bart B. More at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Iyaz at The Bank at Bellagio and Serge Devant at Haze inside ARIA Resort.
On Saturday, we've got a beer festival on tap -- Green Valley Ranch Resort hosts the Desert Hops Beer Festival. Check out 150 beers from around the world, including Anderson Valley, Anchor, Firestone, Full Sail, Hobgoblin, Kasteel, Murphy's, Nectar Ales, Pyramid, Shipyard, and many more! Food is also provided by some of Green Valley's popular restaurants including Terra Verde, Hank's, Tides, Sushi Lake, and Feast.
More sultans of spin can be found on Saturday night, including Calvin Harris at Surrender, Felix da Housecat at Rain inside the Palms, Arty & Kryder at Marquee and Doug E. Fresh celebrates his birthday at LAX inside the Luxor.
On Sunday, Harris spins at Encore Beach Club to close out the weekend, so visit Las Vegas for excitement you won't find anywhere else!
The result - tasty libations you won't find anywhere else. Check out a few of these creative cocktail concoctions:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has three resident mixologists that have created more than 100 new cocktails throughout the property. Try the Cynara (Old Raj Red Label gin, Cynar, Carpano Antica, orange aromatics) or the Mayan (rye, Amaro Meletti, cinnamon, fig vermouth, Angoustura bitters, Mayan spices) available at Vesper Bar, or head to the top level to the Chandelier Bar to indulge in a thin-mint cocktail with vanilla foam. Unique mixes can also be found at Bond, where you can get a spectacular view of the Strip while you sip.
For another liquid masterpiece, try the ‘Shock and Awe' at Sage inside ARIA Resort. It's a seriously hot infusion of absinthe, flames, root beer and even Pop Rocks. The Ford Cocktail at American Fish is another favorite - the ingredients are Navy Strength gin, house-made lime cordial and fresh lime juice, with a lime peel.
Over at the Palms Casino Resort, head out to the pool for the Coconut Colada. This signature drink includes Ciroc Coconut, fresh coconut water and Coco Lopez, and is even served in a fresh coconut shell!
Wherever you go in Las Vegas to enjoy some unique libations, you'll find heaven for your taste buds. No place mixes it up like Las Vegas!
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.
Celebrity pool parties and recording artists performing nightly in nightclubs -- there's a lot going on this weekend in Vegas, so make your plans to be a part of the excitement!
Kick off the weekend at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA for the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Party, featuring Angelina Pivarnick (Jersey Shore), Jessie Sulidis (Bachelor/Bachelor Pad), Robb Zbacnik (CBS Survivor), Nick Frank, and Cassie McWilliams and Noah Valinsky (VH1's Saddle Ranch). There are plenty of DJs poolside, too, including TV Rock at Marquee dayclub at the Cosmopolitan, DJ Skribble, Mr. Choc and Big Syphe at TAO Beach atop The Venetian and Jazzy Jeff provides the sound at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool.
The parties continue Friday night with De La Soul performing at Vanity inside the Hard Rock, Sean Paul live at The Bank at Bellagio, Steve Aoki at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas' Surrender Nightclub, Cirque De Stylz at Rain inside the Palms and Gabriel & Dresden at Marquee.
Saturday afternoon, Kendra Wilkinson hosts at MGM Grand's Wet Republic pool and Sublime lead singer Rome will perform an acoustic set at Encore Beach Club. De La Soul plays at Rehab pool at the Hard Rock and Matt Darey is at Marquee.
Saturday night, you can catch Kelly Rowland performing live at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, and Keri Hilson takes the stage at Haze Nightclub at ARIA. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Keri Hilson's view on Las Vegas, which you can find along with other great Vegas videos on our official YouTube channel:
Also on Saturday night, the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Bash continues at ARIA's Gold Lounge, Sublime's Rome appears at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas and Method Man hosts the party at LAX inside the Luxor.
More top DJs are spinning Saturday night, too, including Kyau & Albert at Rain, ATB at Marquee and Nicky Romero at Surrender. Speaking of DJs, be sure to cast your vote in the Vegas Spin-Off, where seven lucky finalists will be selected to compete live on Sept. 26 at Marquee.
Pool parties, birthday parties and the hottest club scene -- it's no wonder why weekends in Vegas are always something special.
This weekend is no different, with celebrities and some of the top DJs in the biz spinning all over town. Kick off your weekend at the pool today with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano at Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan, Carnival at TAO Beach at The Venetian or Rev. Run & Ruckus at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool.
Tonight, Run and Ruckus move inside to Rain, Mya performs at Vanity Nightclub inside the Hard Rock. Yelawolf plays at 1OAK at The Mirage, EDX and the EC Twins perform at Marquee, Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Smoove celebrates his birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
Saturday, enjoy some sun and sounds by Vegas Spin-Off DJ Markus Schulz, who spins with Funkagenda at Marquee. Snooki hosts at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, Mya is at Revel Saturdays at the Hard Rock's Rehab pool and DJ Erra plays at Bare pool at The Mirage.
Close out the weekend with the Karmaloop Magic Kickoff party featuring DJ Franzen at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA, the Syrup Swimwear MAGIC Kickoff party featuring a live fashion show at Bare pool, Hardwell at TAO Beach and spend Sunday night at Ghostbar inside the Palms with Kevin Brown.
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.
When the sun sets, the action heats up. You don't have to look like Buddy Holly (or Mary Tyler Moore) to rock out with Weezer by the pool at Red Rock Resort. If you like Slipknot or Stone Sour, lead singer Corey Taylor is hosting the official concert after party at Vanity inside the Hard Rock.
On Saturday, JES performs poolside at Encore Beach Club. After dark, celebrate at Fatman Scoop's birthday party at LAX inside Luxor, let loose at Rain inside the Palms with PERFECTO with Tritonal featuring Cristina Sota, Erick Morillo spins at Marquee and DJ Ross One rocks at Haze inside ARIA at City Center.
The party continues on Sunday with Cedric Gervais and Joachim Garrard at Beatport Sundays at TAO Beach on the roof of The Venetian, Sandra Collins at Rehab at the Hard Rock and goes into the evening with New Boyz at The Bank inside Bellagio and The Stainless Digital Party at Ghost Bar at the Palms.
Get your party on in Vegas this weekend!
Las Vegas is closing out July with celebrating celebrities, cast parties, concerts and star spinmasters, so spend your weekend in the most exciting destination on the planet and get your party on!
Start on Friday with Randy Boyer out by the pool at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. When the sun sets, you've got plenty of options -- Lifehouse goes 'All-In' at Red Rock Resort, Wynter Gordon performs at Bellagio's The Bank, the Bingo Players do a DJ set at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Xzibit spins at Vanity at the Hard Rock; catch Jazzy Jeff at CLASH Fridays at Rain inside the Palms; and you can flash back to the '80s with Eddie MacDonald and Justin Hoffman at ARIA's Gold Lounge.
Birthday celebrations are in order on Saturday night as former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson (Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas) and "Chuck" and "Killer Elite" star Yvonne Strahovski (Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood) blow out the candles, Vegas style.
You can also hang out with the cast of Absinthe at Blush, witness the Playmate Takeover at the Palms' Playboy Club, dance the night away at Perfecto with Ronski Speed at Rain, or Morten Breum at Surrender and ATB at Marquee.
Las Vegas is the place for great pool parties and nightlife all summer long, so seize the summer in Vegas!