Vegas Weekender: Dive into summer fun

From pool clubs to nightlife the party scene doesn’t stop this weekend in Vegas.

Shows: Run away with the circus

Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystère” at Treasure Island is a wondrous world of  mystifying creatures who perform a series of incredible acrobatic and gymnastic feats. Catch the show at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday – Wednesday.

The Rocket Man soars to new heights in his show The Million Dollar Piano at Caesars Palace. See Elton John perform his greatest hit songs May 17 – 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Elton John

Elton John delights fans in his show at Caesars Palace.

“Slide” into the groove with R&B Live Old School Edition – The Dramatics, Slave and Rose Royce at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino May 19 at 8 p.m. The show features bands who spawned hits like “Car Wash,” “Be My Girl” and “Just a Touch of Love.”

Experience the best in Burlesque at “Dita Von Teese ‘Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!’ Variety Show” at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay May 17 – 19. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Paul Williams, an Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning songwriter, brings his catalog of classic songs to audiences in Vegas May 18 – 19 at his 7:30 p.m. show at the South Point.

For a limited time, fans can experience all the excitement from the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars” live in Vegas at the Tropicana. The 80-minute stage show features fan favorite dances, new routines and some DWTS almuni including Joey Fatone, Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, Tia Carrere, Dmitry Chaplin
and Lacey Schwimmer. Show times are 8 p.m. Mon., Wed. – Thu., Sat.; 9 p.m. Fri.; 2 and 8 p.m. Sun. The show runs through July 7.

Well known impressionist Jeff Tracta transforms into countless celebrities from Billy Joel to Lady Gaga in his show “A Journey Through the Decades” at the Palms.
Tracta performs at 7:30 p.m. May 17 – 20.

Nightlife: Catch the hottest DJs

You just got invited to the newest club in Vegas, The BLVD Social Club
– Thursdays Live. Every Thursday night this summer, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms into an offbeat yet contemporary nightlife
exper ience featuring up-and-coming bands along with resident DJ M!ke Attack. Along with enjoying the live music, guests are invited to swim in the venue’s three pools. Proper swim attire is required. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the featured performer starts at approximately 9 p.m. Dr. Dog. is the featured
act on May 17.

Calvin Harris

"Bounce" on over to XS to hear Calvin Harris spin.

British producer, DJ and pop star Calvin Harris “Feels So Close” to revelers in Vegas as the featured DJ at XS on May 18 at Encore. Special guest DJ Warren Peace will also be doing a set that evening. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Rap superstar CeeLo makes a stop at Surrender at Encore on May 19 for a special live performance. Resident DJs Bingo Players add to the scene with their body-shakin’ beats. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Unleash your inhibitions under the Eiffel Tower at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas. Every Saturday on the rooftop things get BAZAAR with featured DJs, gypsy vendors and other characters creating a mystical marketplace for partying of mythic proportions.On May 19 guest DJ John O’Callaghan, commonly referred to as a legend in the trance genre, will be the featured DJ. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Pool Club: Make a splash

Call in sick and cut loose from your cubicle for Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool and Bungalows. This weekly party features plenty of sun and fun for partygoers who want to make a splash. On May 18 DJ Mark Stylz will bring his innovative mixes to poolside partiers. Doors open at noon.

Pack your bags. It’s time for Summer Camp Fridays, the new pool party concept at the Hard Rock Hotel. This weekly party features entertainment by SKAM Artists and “camp counselor s” who host out door activities including water balloon fights and squirt gun battles. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Marquee Dayclub

Make headlines at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan.

It’s the hottest nightclub in the evening and a poppin’ pool scene during the day. Marquee at The Cosmopolitan is multipurpose venue
that never sleeps. While the sun is up, guests can party poolside at The Marquee Dayclub featuring a non-stop line-up of special guest DJs. This weekend the featured DJs are Rebecca & Fiona on May 18, Chuckie on May 19 and Above & Beyond on May 20. Doors open at 10 a.m.

Dining: Bite into a burger

Beef up your weekend in Vegas. May is National Burger Month, and Nobhill Tavern at the MGM Grand is celebrating by offering weekly burger specials inspired by America’s train lines and Executive Chef
Michael Mina. On May 17 – 19 patrons can sink their teeth into The Lake Shore Limited, a juicy burger featuring bacon strips, a fried egg and beer cheese sauce. The specialty burger is $20.