Vegas Weekender: Memorial Day holiday sizzles in Las Vegas

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means three days of non-stop parties and other special events in Vegas.

Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood kicks things off on May 25 with a party on the patio featuring $15 pitchers and $25 buckets of Dos Equis, the sexy Cazadores tequila girls, and a prime spot to enjoy the warm weather and view of the Las Vegas Strip.

If it’s hearty barbeque fare and ice cold beer you’re after head to Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the Excalibur. Starting at 10 p.m. on May 24 rock out to “Lyve Musyc” featuring performances by RockDaddy on Thursday and Friday and Wolf Creek on Saturday. Start your partying early on Saturday and Sunday with the Rock ‘N’ Roll brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party keeps going on Monday night with “Klassic Karaoke” starting at 9 p.m.


Nightlife this weekend in Vegas is a force to be reckoned with. Tao at the Venetian starts the party on May 24 with DJ Chuckie. The line-up continues with Trey Songz on May 25, Vice on May 26 and Erick Morillo on May 27. Doors open at 10 p.m. During the day, partiers can get down at Tao Beach with guest DJs The EC Twins on May 25, Benny Benassi on May 26, Paul Van Dyk on May 27 and Armin Van Buuren on May 28. Doors open at 10 a.m.

XS at Encore lives up to its name with an all-star lineup of some of the biggest DJs in the world including Tiësto on May 25, Steve Angello on May 26, Deadmau5 on May 27 and David Guetta and Aviccii on May 28. Doors open at 10 p.m. If that doesn’t do it for you, walk over to Surrender also at Encore, where the outlandish party scene continues with DJ Steve Aoki and special guest Lil Jon on May 25, Tiësto on May 26 and Calvin Harris on May 27. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. But wait, there’s more. Tryst at Wynn is hosting more big-name DJs including Alesso on May 24, Afrojack on May 25, Skrillex on May 26 and Lil Jon on May 27. Doors open at 10 p.m.

The weekend is all about having pure fun and this nightclub delivers. Pure at Ceasars Palace is hosting a star-studded line-up of performers including Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship on May 25 and Dev on May 26. Sky Blu of LMFAO debuts his DJ residency “Who Came To Party!?” on May 27. The wild singer, songwriter, producer and DJ is transforming the club into his personal playground. He’ll be joined by guest DJs and members of The Smiley Gang, featuring fellow Big Bad artists Shwayze, Mark Rosas, Chelsea Korka and BVillain. Doors open at 10 p.m.

It’s time to get your Haze on. The nightclub at Aria starts the weekend off„ right with “In the House Fridays” featuring special guest DJ Laidback Luke on May 25. Things get Fabolous on May 26 when the hip-hop super star stops by as the special guest on Saturday night. On May 27 party with special guest and rapper Akon. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

On May 26 venture into the BAZAAR with special guest DJ Bad Boy Bill. Every Saturday night Chateau at Paris Las Vegas hosts BAZAAR, a rooftop party under the Ei„ el Tower featuring a 1920s carnival meets 2012 electronic dance music era vibe. The party features gypsy vendors and other characters, o„ffering an exotic party atmosphere. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.


When it comes to entertainment the options are plentiful this weekend in Vegas.

“Saturday Night Live” alum David Spade takes the stage at the Venetian on May 25 – 26 at 9 p.m.

Cigar-smoking and scotch drinking funnyman Ron White brings his Southern charm to The Mirage on May 26 – 27 at 10 p.m.

Bill Cosby delights audiences with his insightful humor at his 8 p.m. show on May 25 at the Treasure Island.

Elton John performs his greatest hits from “Blue Eyes” to “Rocket Man” on a dazzling million-dollar piano in his show at Caesars Palace on May 24 – 27 at
7:30 p.m.

Classic rockers Air Supply perform at the Orleans on May 25 – 27 at 8 p.m. Rapper Childish Gambino, the rap alter-ego for Donald Glover, hits the stage at 10 p.m. on May 27 at The Cosmopolitan.

Multiplatinum rock band Daughtry makes a stop in Las Vegas as part of their highly anticipated “Break the Spell 2012 Tour” on May 24 at 8 p.m. at the Hard
Rock Hotel.

Incubus heads to Vegas for a special two-day concert on May 25 – 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel at 9 p.m.

Alternative rock fans can catch Young the Giant at The Cosmopolitan on May 26 at 10 p.m.

“Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil offers guests a wild show experience. Located at the New York-New York, the show explores di„fferent realms of sexuality through stunning imagery, aerialists, comical vignettes and sultry dancing. See it at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday – Tuesday.