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NASCAR Weekend is here, and the stars are out to celebrate. Driver Denny Hamlin makes a pit stop at 1OAK; Kreayshawn hosts at TAO; you can blow out the birthday candles with Chelsea and That '70s Show star Laura Prepon at Pure; enjoy a bash with former Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe at Gallery, and more!
A look at who's where and when this weekend in Vegas:
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
Sunday, March 11
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!
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.
Las Vegas is no stranger to jam-packed weekends of entertainment, and this past weekend was certainly no exception, with stars from music and film descending on the city for a weekend packed with excitement.
It began with the official Las Vegas premiere of The Hangover 2 on Saturday afternoon at Planet Hollywood. Stars from the film as well as several Las Vegas celebrities walked the red carpet -- and one even took that a step further. Justin Bartha, who plays Doug, wasn't satisfied with talking about the new flick with the media onslaught. He hopped the carpet rope and went straight through to greet fans along the back wall, taking pictures and high-fiving the crowd.
Las Vegas was the site for another premiere on Saturday: The launch of Glee Live Tour 2011 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The cast from the hit TV show opened their national tour to a packed house of "Gleeks."
Of course, on the hit program, actors sing the hits from today's top artists as well as from music legends. But on Sunday, the MGM Grand played host to many of the artists themselves as the biggest names in the music industry converged for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. The show featured performances by Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, Cee-Lo Green, Nicki Minaj and more. From the red carpet to "Icon" award recipient Neil Diamond performing to close the show, the Billboard Awards featured the best musicians on Earth in the most exciting destination in the world -- Las Vegas!