Vegas Weekender: Entertainment options heat up with weather

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Blue Man Group is unlike any other show on the Las Vegas Strip. In place of elaborate costumes and sets stands three blue men in black clothing that have become one of the hottest acts in Las Vegas history. Blue Man Group performs nightly at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets start at $101.85.

Blue Man Group is unlike any other show on the Las Vegas Strip. In place of elaborate costumes and sets stands three blue men in black clothing that have become one of the hottest acts in Las Vegas history. Blue Man Group performs nightly at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets start at $101.85.

The weekend before Memorial Day is normally subdued in Las Vegas, but with the Billboard Music Awards returning to Las Vegas, an invasion of Gleeks, appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Cee Lo Green and the celebration of one of the most seductive shows on the Las Vegas Strip, this weekend is anything but low-key.

Headliners
The Billboard Music Awards was one of the premier music award shows before it went dormant in 2007, but the show will return May 22 with the MGM Grand Garden Arena playing host. The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Taio Cruz and more are expected to perform and Beyoncé will receive Billboard’s Millennium Award to commemorate her career and influence in the music industry. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and all guests must be seated by 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. show. Tickets start at $57.57.

Known mostly for his show about nothing, comedian Jerry Seinfeld returns to Caesars Palace at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with the stand-up routine that shot him to prominence and the starring role in the hit show “Seinfeld.” Tickets start at $97.50.

The Experience Hendrix Tour comes to the Las Vegas Hilton at 8 p.m. Friday with some of the biggest names in music coming together on one stage. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan and more perform the music that built the legend of Jimi Hendrix. Tickets start at $69.

Calling all Gleeks, as those exuberant fans of Fox’s hit TV show “Glee,” are known as, Glee Live! in Concert comes to Mandalay Bay at 8 p.m. Saturday. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas with 13 members of the show’s cast. Tickets start at $75.15.
MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris celebrates a decade of seduction on May 19. The classically-trained dance troupe combines sensuous choreography and stunning light displays with the female art form. The show runs at 8 and 10:30 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. Tickets start at $50.50.

Nightlife

Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn celebrates the birthday of Winter Olympic athlete and "Dancing with the Stars," champion Apolo Ohno.

Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn celebrates the birthday of Winter Olympic athlete and "Dancing with the Stars," champion Apolo Ohno.

Swedish DJ sensation Avicii takes his beats to two Las Vegas venues in one day. First, the electronic DJ takes on Wet Republic at MGM Grand where he will energize the 53,000-square-foot pool complex. When night falls, Avicii will head to XS at Encore to spin the turntables in gold-plated extravagance. Wet Republic opens at 11 a.m. and the cover starts at $20 for women and $50 for men. XS opens at 10 p.m. with the cover starting at $20 for women and $30 for men.

Resident DJs Manufactured Superstars take over the turntables at XS the following night for the season debut of Night Swim, an outdoor party where bikinis or dresses are welcome.

Blush at Wynn celebrates the birthday of two-time gold medal Winter Olympic athlete and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Apolo Ohno. Blush opens at 9 p.m. and VIP front-of-the-line admission is $33.

Chateau, one of the newest clubs on the Strip, welcomes a big-name host and a big-name performer on back to back nights. Socialite Nicky Hilton hosts May 20, while Nikki Minaj performs May 21. Minaj’s hits include “Massive Attack,” and “Your Love.” Doors open at 10 p.m. and the cover starts at $20 for women and $30 for men.

While the crowds will certainly line up at Rehab hours in advance during Memorial Day weekend, you would be “Crazy,” to miss Cee Lo Green this Sunday. Star of NBC’s “The Voice,” and Grammy Award-winning singer with hits like “Crazy,” and “Forget You,” will perform at the weekly pool party. The party goes from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and the cover charge varies.
The party doesn’t stop on Sunday this week though as the Hard Rock Beach Club welcomes Iyaz on Monday. Iyaz will perform some of his hit songs like “Replay,” and “Solo.” Doors open at 9 a.m. and the cover is $20 for women and $40 for men.

Spa
If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to pamper yourself, the month of May is as good as any. The Spa at Trump is offering a number of packages that will relax and revitalize as you prepare for summer.

The Heart of Trump, a 40-minute muscle-soothing massage and a 40-minute deep-cleansing facial, is available for $234 per person.

For those who are short on time, you can choose from one of the Quick Fix 40-minute sessions for $79, which is a choice between a refresher facial, revitalizing massage or a detoxifying body scrub.

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