The Vegas Weekender: Every day is Tequila Day in Vegas

Come early, stay late. You know you want to. After all, it’s Vegas and a two-day weekend in this desert oasis just won’t cut it. So, call in sick on Thursday to catch the Blink 182 concert and miss your flight on Monday to party with Pink Sugar at Rhumbar. You’ll be glad that you did.

Drinks

National Tequila Day is Friday, July 24

Blink 182

Blink 182

Take a tequila flight at Dos Caminos at the Palazzo or Yolos at Planet Hollywood and taste the tequila difference. Try samples of tequilas to figure out which ones you want for your margarita. Speaking of margaritas, celebrate National Tequila Day at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville (complete with erupting volcano), or at Garduños at the Palms.

Give me some pink sugar for a good cause

Head to Pink Sugar Mondays at Rhumbar at the Mirage, a great place to unwind with a cocktail for a cause at 8 p.m. Monday, July 27. Benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pink Sugar Mondays include an outdoor patio party complete with DJ and a pink sugar cocktail made from raspberries, basil, lemon and apple juices, Lillet Blanc, Brazilian Hero, Leblon Cachaça and acai foam. For every Pink Sugar cocktail sold, Rhumbar will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Dinner

MGM Grand features hot deals for summer

Dine in style at MGM Grand’s participating restaurants, including Craftsteak, Fiamma, Nobhill Tavern, Shibuya, Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier with tasting menus as low as $32 per person.

Pools

It’s never too late for a ‘Tan’-tastic day at the pool

Work on your tan at the Palms Pool & Bungalows while watching the second annual Miss Sunset Tan Competition at noon Saturday, July 25. Sip on your favorite cocktail while the TV series, “Sunset Tan” is filmed.

Follow up on Sunday, July 26 at noon when the winner of the Miss Sunset Tan Swimsuit Pageant is announced. Then see the winner host not one, but two parties at the Playboy Club and Moon Nightclub, beginning at 10 p.m.

Swimming and a movie at Mandalay Bay Beach

You love the pool scene at Mandalay Bay. You love movies. Add them together, complete with ping pong and cocktails, and it’s a party! Sip on a cocktail and float away in Mandalay Bay’s wave pool on Friday, July 24 while the movie “Baby Mama” plays in the background at Mandalay Bay Beach. You must be 21 and older, show time is at 9 p.m. and the $10 admission includes two drinks.

You can count on this concert at Red Rock’s pool

The Counting Crows are gearing up for a cool summer concert on a warm summer night at Sandbar at the Red Rock Resort’s pool at 8 p.m. July 24.
Listen to favorites like “Mr. Jones” and “Long December” and see band members Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Charles Gillingham, Dan Vickrey David Immergluck and Jim Bogios.

Shows

Don’t blink or you’ll miss these exciting concerts

Blink 182 will perform at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for two nights only, July 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Reuniting for their first tour in five years, Blink 182 members Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge will play hits like “What’s My Age Again?,” “All the Small Things” and “Adam’s Song.”

Country sensation Sugarland will perform at the Star of the Desert Arena at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm at 9 p.m. July 24. The band’s hits include, “Baby Girl” and the Grammy award-winning song, “Stay.” Tickets start at $49.95.

The elements have aligned and Earth, Wind & Fire will be coming to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 25, along with Chicago.
Earth, Wind & Fire will sing songs like “Shining Star” and “After the Love Has Gone.” Chicago’s hits include “Saturday in the Park,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” and “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”

The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $65.

Larger-than-life laughs with Iglesias at the Palms

Inspired by Eddie Murphy, Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will make you laugh as he brings his larger-than-life personality to the stage at the Pearl inside the Palms at 8 p.m. July 25.

Tickets start at $45.

Events

A weekend-long party that’s really quite sweet

Be sure to get access for the hottest nightlife event this weekend: Kandy Vegas. This weekend-long party kicks off at noon Friday, July 24 with Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool & Bungalows.

After you’ve had your fun in the sun, take only a quick nap because the Kandy Vegas kickoff party starts at 10 p.m. at Rain nightclub.

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