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Hip Hop International returns to Las Vegas, featuring 2,500
dancers from 40 countries August 1 - 5.
Earlier this week, USA crews competed for the chance to
advance to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Come cheer on your favorite dancers as these hip-hop enthusiasts compete for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship title. Plus, don't miss the Jabbawockeez, the hip-hop dance crew best known for winning the first season of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew." This mega-popular dance troupe is now headlining their own show at the Monte Carlo Resort, and they will be accepting the 2012 Hip Hop International Living Legend award at the championships on Sunday at the Orleans Arena.
World Hip Hop Dance Championship (Red Rock Hotel)
Varsity Division: Wednesday, August 1 from 6-11 p.m.
MegaCrew Division: Thursday, August 2 from 1-4:30 p.m.
Adult Division: Thursday, August 2 from 6-11 p.m.
Varsity Division: Friday, August 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Adult Division: Friday, August 3 from 6:30-11 p.m.
Championships (Orleans Arena)
MegaCrew Division: Friday, August 3 from 4-6 p.m.
Varsity and Adult divisions: Sunday, August 5 from 7:30-11 p.m.
For more information about the World Hip Hop Dance Championship and to purchase tickets, click here.
Don't forget to take care of the most forgotten person on your list this holiday season - you! Indulge yourself in Las Vegas with a relaxing treatment at a luxury spa.
Enjoy a soothing spa treatment at Sahra Spa and Hammam inside The Cosmopolitan. Or head to Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian for a European-style thermal treatment. Spa by Mandara at Paris Las Vegas offers a eucalyptus steam room and full-service salon, while inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, the stunning Spa and Salon at Encore offers 61,000 square feet of personal comfort.
Surprise your significant other with a gift you can enjoy too - enjoy the Swedish couples massage at The Spa at Red Rock inside Red Rock Resort or relax with a Jamu Asian spa ritual at The Four Seasons Spa atop Mandalay Bay. Mandarin Oriental provides a private two-person ultimate experience in the Dragon Suite with hydrotherapy soaking tubs and a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip - quiet, peaceful, and the perfect place for Zen in Vegas!
You'll find relaxation and rejuvenation anywhere you look, so give yourself a treat at a Las Vegas luxury spa!
Staying on the Las Vegas Strip? Then be sure to tee off there too! There are a number of Vegas courses that are truly unique to the destination, including the Wynn Golf and Country Club, nestled amongst pine trees behind the spectacular resort. This 18-hole on-site championship golf course, designed by Tom Fazio and Steve Wynn, includes a 35-foot waterfall and a man-made mountain that provides the ultimate in privacy.
Celebrated as one of the finest designed courses in the world and located just 30 minutes from the Strip, Cascata Golf Club was created by renowned architect Rees Jones. The par 72 course offers a spectacular landscape and stunning vistas at every turn, including the 3,600-foot peak at Red Mountain, lush fairways, lakes and streams. It's a sister golf course to the Rio Secco Golf Course - both part of the Caesars Entertainment family!
Bear's Best Las Vegas, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offers 18 replicas of the golf legend's finest holes found in courses from Montana to Mexico. The clubhouse at the course, Jack's Place, is home to photos, plaques and other memorabilia from the player's extraordinary career. In the foothills of West Las Vegas, enjoy a unique opportunity to play "The Bear's" favorite holes!
Hit the links and you'll see why in Las Vegas - with more than 60 championship courses - a great round of golf is always par for the course!
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!
In this week's Vegas Minute, which you can see below or on our official YouTube channel, it's time to see the chic and unique Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood, inspired by villas and chateaus in Italy and France. The Pussycat Dolls perform nightly at this new addition to the Vegas nightclub scene.
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!
In this week's Vegas Minute, it's time to get your game on at Insert Coin(s) Videolounge Gamebar. This unique 21-and-over arcade-meets-nightlife scene is only at the Fremont East District downtown.
Catch the Vegas Minute and other great Vegas videos and TV commercial spots on our official YouTube channel.
Celebrities, big-name music acts, and some of the world's top DJs/producers -- must mean the weekend is near. Here's a sneak peak at some of the sights and sounds you can experience this weekend, only in Vegas:
There's something for every musical taste on Friday, ranging from the outrageous Cee-Lo Green at MGM Grand's Wet Republic to synth pop sensations Neon Trees performing an outdoor show at the Red Rock Resort's Sandbar. Ben Folds brings his piano-driven pop sound to the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan and Taylor Dayne will perform her '80s hits at Gold Lounge at ARIA Resort.
You can also help Ashley Tisdale celebrate her birthday at Pure inside Caesars Palace on Friday, or party with model/TV personality Jessa Hinton at Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock. Chanel from MTV's Fantasy Factory is hosting Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool. Emanuelle Vaugier of "Covert Affair" and "Two and a Half Men" celebrates her birthday at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Actor Michael Madsen is pulling double-duty, appearing at the Las Vegas Film Festival afterparty at The Bank inside Bellagio and hosting an event at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood.
Andy Moor (dayclub) and DJ Chuckie (nightclub) bring their signature sounds to Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Friday, Too Short performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Wolfgang Gartner spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
On Saturday, actress Jamie Chung hosts an event at Pure, and Madsen checks out Chateau Nightclub & Gardens. For some great music, Chamillionaire performs live at LAX inside Luxor and Ray J takes the stage at Gallery Nightclub.
There's plenty of house music available Saturday night in Vegas, too, including Klass (day) & DJ Kaskade (night) at Marquee, Diplo at Surrender, a DJ set by Scooter & Lavelle at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA and the Palms features DJ Jazzy Jeff at Moon and Perfecto with Zen Freeman at Rain.
Close out your weekend with some great pool parties, including Dada Life at Encore Beach Club, Gareth Emery and Blake Jarrell at Venetian's TAO Beach and Ghostbar Sundays at the Palms featuring Trevor Simpson.
Who's ready for some Vegas this weekend? Seize the summer!
Independence Day -- the ultimate celebration of freedom. No place shouts freedom quite like Las Vegas, so take advantage of the holiday weekend and plan a summer getaway to the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are performing a poolside show at Red Rock Resort on July 1, Rihanna gets loud on July 2 at Mandalay Bay and it's always a free for all when Ted Nugent rocks at Sunset Station. Also on July 2, watch some fireworks from inside the Octagon at UFC 132 at MGM Grand.
There are also several fireworks displays planned for the Fourth in Vegas, so stick around and enjoy the festivities. Life is Short. Summer is Shorter. Seize the summer this Fourth of July in Vegas!!!