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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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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.
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.
It's another star-packed weekend in Vegas!
This weekend is filled with huge names in Las Vegas, and we're extending it even further into Monday night to invite you to see the finals of the Vegas Spin-Off, where seven mixmasters compete live at Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan.
Kick things off Friday with DJ Scene and Lisa Pittman spinning for Ditch Fridays at the Palms. When the sun sets, Jay-Z hosts 1,000 Nights of Tao Nightclub at the Venetian and Bruno Mars performs live at The Bank inside Bellagio. Nick Cannon spins at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Eddie Thoneick and Bassjackers are on the 1s and 2s at Haze inside ARIA and Eva Amurri celebrates her bachelorette party at Lavo inside Palazzo. Skrillex spins at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, EDX & Blake Jarrell man the decks at Marquee and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas performs a special DJ set at Gallery at Planet Hollywood.
On Sunday, kick back by the pool with Markus Schulz (one of the judges for Vegas Spin-Off) along with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Marquee or head over to Pete's Pool Party with Sidney Samson at Encore Beach Club.
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!
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.
Las Vegas is the perfect place to come enjoy some of the top music mixers, but here's your chance to put your own spin on things.
But you'd better hurry -- entries for the Vegas Spin-Off close on Thursday. Here's how it works: Remix Mona's "Listen to Your Love" and submit it here. After a few weeks of online voting, seven finalists will compete live in Vegas on Sept. 26 at Marquee Nightclub at Cosmopolitan, and five celebrity judges will help determine a winner, who will receive $10,000 in DJ gear and a chance to spin at Surrender Nightclub inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
But before they judge the contestants, here's your chance to judge the judges!
DJ Vice is at Marquee on Aug. 23 and at LAVO at The Palazzo on Sept. 4. Vice, who also is part owner of sneaker store CRSVR in the Cosmopolitan Shops, will be performing along with another one of the Vegas Spin-Off judges, spinning duo LMFAO, at TAO at The Venetian on Sept. 3.
Lil Jon and Marcus Schulz are also spinning in Vegas prior to their roles as Spin-Off judges. Lil Jon is at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Aug. 24 and again on Sept. 2 and Schulz is on the 1s and 2s at Marquee Dayclub for Sunday performances on Aug. 20 and again on Sept. 3.
So enter the Vegas Spin-Off before Thursday's deadline, and come check out our judges in action!
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!
Nightlife in Las Vegas has never been more exciting! Come down and dance the night away at some of the newest hot spots in Las Vegas.
Check out the Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Find your groove on the centralized dance floor featuring vaulted ceilings, ornate chandeliers and an elevated DJ booth or take the glass elevators to Chateau Garden, an outdoor nightlife experience and lavish rooftop garden featuring beautiful greenery and lush cabanas.
Another new Las Vegas club experience is Gallery at Planet Hollywood, where vintage gothic design with contemporary touches help every room in the club expose a new "secret." Gorgeous performance dancers styled in voyeuristic fashions perform nightly.
Whichever nightclub you choose to visit, be sure to keep your eyes out for the hottest celebrities. The rich and famous always show up at Las Vegas hot spots such as PURE at Caesars Palace, TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, LAX at Luxor, 1OAK at The Mirage, and Rain and Moon at the Palms.
Sizzling nightlife that you won't find anywhere else - only in Vegas!