Vegas Weekender: Close out summer with one last Las Vegas stand

Set to the iconic music of the Beatles, LOVE by Cirque du Soleil takes guests back into the '60s with dazzling colors, stunning acrobatics and dance routines. LOVE  performs twice a night, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday-Monday at the Mirage. Tickets start at $117.85.

Set to the iconic music of the Beatles, LOVE by Cirque du Soleil takes guests back into the '60s with dazzling colors, stunning acrobatics and dance routines. LOVE performs twice a night, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday-Monday at the Mirage. Tickets start at $117.85.

Summer is coming to a close. Soon you’ll be back in your regular grind, whether it be going back to school, the no-vacations-through-the-New-Year policy your boss invoked or saving for that Christmas vacation with family members you don’t even like.
Such is life.
One last summer stand in Las Vegas, though, could give you enough memories to tide you over for at least the next few months and there is no better way to close out summer than Labor Day Weekend.
JET inside the Mirage has been a nightlife staple in Las Vegas for a long time but the fun times come to a close this weekend as JET gets set to close its doors after one last party Monday. The venerable hot spot starts the celebration with DJ E-Man spinning a set Friday. LLoyd Banks performs Saturday night, Jeffery Sanker brings his popular LBGT White Party from Palm Springs to Vegas on Sunday night and Fabolous turns off the lights Monday. JET opens its doors at 10:30 p.m. each night and closes at 4 a.m. Front-of-the-line passes start at $50.
The Bank at Bellagio welcomes DJ Cassidy on Friday Night and closes out the weekend with a Midsummer Lingerie Ball on Sunday night. The doors open at 10:30 p.m. and admission starts at $50.
Haze at Aria inside CityCenter kicks off its “In the House,” Friday night event and then hip-hop star Flo-Rida keeps the doors open Sunday night with a live performance. The doors open at 10:30 p.m. Admission starts at $65.
Labor Day Weekend marks Blush’s fourth anniversary. Wynn’s ultralounge holds its official anniversary party Sunday with reality TV star Holly Madison hosting. Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys takes over the turntables Saturday night. Blush opens at 9 p.m.
Skrillex and Lil John get the weekend started at Surrender where the duo will spin Friday night. Grammy Award-winner Afrojack shares the turntables Saturday with Calvin Harris and Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia wraps the party up Sunday. Surrender is located at Encore. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Surrender turns into Encore Beach Club during the daytime hours where Black Eyed Peas members and will spin Friday. Steve Angello, Max Vangeli and AN21 spin Saturday, Kaskade and Pete Tong hit the turntables Sunday and Sebastian Ingrosso goes Monday. Encore Beach Club is open from noon-7 p.m. Friday and Monday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
“Jersey Shore,” star and resident DJ Pauly D takes over the party Friday at the Palms. The reality TV star will spin at Ditch Fridays during the day before heading to Rain Nightclub to end the night. On Saturday, legendary hip-hop group The Pharcyde performs at the Palms Pool & Bungalows, electronic music icon Paul Oakenfold returns to Rain with Kenneth Thomas, Joyriders and Mark Lewis, while Clinton Sparks bring his “Awesome Party” to Moon Nightclub. The New Boyz close out the weekend with a performance Sunday at Rain.
Chateau at Paris Las Vegas rings in the holiday weekend with three performances. Hip-hop superstar Nelly kicks off the weekend Friday followed Saturday by Akon and Estelle on Sunday. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Deena Nicole and Sammi from “Jersey Shore,” start off the celebration Friday at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood. Ray J hosts Saturday and Akon stops by Sunday. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Tao, Lavo and Marque Nightclub and Dayclub combine for a weekend chock full of the biggest DJs in the business. International DJ ATB starts off the celebration Thursday at Tao, followed by Cedric Cervais on Friday, LMFAO on Saturday and Erick Morillo on Monday. Tao, located inside the Venetian, opens at 10 p.m.
Lavo features DJ sets by the EC Twins on Friday, Vegas veteran Z-Trip on Saturday and resident DJ Vice for Vice Sundays. Lavo, inside the Palazzo, opens at 11 p.m. All-access Labor Day Weekend passes with admission to Tao, Lavo and Tao Beach are available for $60 for women and $100 for men.
Marquee Dayclub gets the holiday weekend going with Roger Sanchez and the EC Twins on Sept. 2. Markus Schulz and EDX takeover Saturday, legendary DJ Fatboy Slim spins Sunday with Chuckie and Thomas Gandey, while Benny Benassi, Gareth Emery and Porter Robinson go Monday. Marquee Nightclub keeps the party rocking Friday with Armin Van Buuren and Blake Jarrell, Avicii and Cosmic Gate spin Saturday, Dirty South and Emery perform Sunday and Chuckie and Martin Solveig close out the weekend Monday.
VIP unlimited-access wristbands are available for $60 for women and $125 for men, which includes unlimited access Friday-Sunday to Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub.
The No. 1 DJ in the world, Tiësto, reprises his residency Sept. 3 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. The electronic DJ takes the stage at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Iconic mixmaster Deadmau5 brings his full, live show to Las Vegas for the first time at 9 p.m. Sept. 2-3 when he takes over The Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan. Tickets are $75 for each night.
If you’re looking for a show that’s a fusion of acrobatics, dance and visual effects, accompanied by a classic rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack by The Beatles, then all you need is Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE at the Mirage. See it at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thu. – Mon.
Two legendary groups take the poolside stage at Mandalay Bay this weekend with the Beach Boys performing at 9 p.m. Saturday followed Sunday by the B-52s. Tickets start at $45 for each concert.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper brings his eclectic sound to the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45.
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers will rock the House of Blues at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $29.
Sade brings her long-awaited tour to the MGM Grand at 8 p.m. Saturday where John Legend will join her. Sade’s career has spanned more than two decades and she is known for hits like “Smooth Operator.”
Comedic, television and movie star Bill Cosby returns to Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Saturday when he bring his stand-up routine to Treasure Island. Tickets start at $73.85.
Known for their hits like “Love Bites,” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” Def Leppard comes to the MGM Grand at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $59.