Vegas Weekender: World cup action and pool parties take over Vegas

This weekend in Vegas you’ll find more World Cup action, places to party poolside and even a retro roller skating party. On June 24 Rain at the Palms transforms into a retro-inspired roller skating party for Down & Derby. If it’s some bikini-shakin’ beats your after make sure to stop by Wet Republic on June 26 where special guest DJs Swedish House Mafia are spinning up some splash-worthy beats. El Segundo Sol is offering soccer fans a spot to catch all the World Cup action and enjoy some food and drink specials during every World Cup game. When it comes to entertainment visitors can laugh the night away with actor and comedian Mark Curry at Las Vegas Hilton, enjoy a night of glamour and great music with Cher at Caesars Palace or party poolside with Slightly Stoopid at Hard Rock Hotel.


Skatin’ the night away

Grab your skates and get ready for a retro-inspired roller skating party as Rain at Palms hosts Down & Derby on June 24. This dance party on wheels features décor reminiscent of a 1970s roller disco and a soundtrack by DJ Nugget and Bonics and resident skate guard DJ SHR3D. Guests are encouraged to dress in attire representative of the era. Doors open at 10 p.m.

Singer Matt Goss at Caesars Palace Friday & Saturday, 10 p.m.

Singer Matt Goss at Caesars Palace Friday & Saturday, 10 p.m.


Bunny Hunt

On June 25 Ditch Fridays, the weekly pool party at Palms Pool & Bungalows, is hosting the 5th Annual Bunny Hunt where eligible candidates can interview for a position as a Playboy Bunny dealer or Bunny server. Candidates must register at before noon on June 25 and interviews will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

House Music poolside

Swedish House Mafia takes over Wet Republic the pool party at MGM Grand on June 26. Enjoy some sun and fun as special guests Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso spin up beats that are sure to make a splash. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Stereo Love

To kick off Stereo Love Saturdays, former “American Idol” Contestant Katherine McPhee will be performing at Azure on June 26 at 3 p.m. In addition to her perfomance, McPhee will join guests in celebrating the launch of Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka.  


World Cup Loco Hour

El Segundo Sol, a Mexican restaurant located on the Las Vegas Strip at Fashion Show Mall, is giving soccer fans something extra to celebrate with Loco Hour in effect during every World Cup game through July 11. Loco Hour features various drink specials including $4.95 frozen margaritas, $2.95 draft beers, $2 24-ounce cans of Tecate designed especially for the World Cup and $3 Sauza Homitos Tequila shots during any U.S. or Mexico games. When it comes to food Loco Hour features several specials including $2.95 bottomless chips and three salsas, $2.95 fried peppers and $4.95 chicken quesadillas. At El Segundo’s Strip-side taco shack Street Taco fans will find more food specials during World Cup games including $2.12 chicken tacos, $2.23 pork tacos and $4.93 burritos.



Grammy Award winner Eryka Badu performs her hits including songs off her most recent album “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh” at her 8 p.m. show on June 24 at Palms.

You may know him as Mr. Cooper, but comedian Mark Curry gives audiences plenty more to remember him by at his 9 p.m. show June 24 – 27 at Las Vegas Hilton.

Wayne Brady acts, jokes, dances and does just about anything to make audiences laugh in his 9 p.m. show June 24 – 28 at Venetian.

Master magician David Copperfield brings his larger-than-life illusions to audiences in Vegas in his hit show. See it at 7:30 and 10 p.m. nightly; plus 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 – August 4 at the MGM Grand.

Party with Slightly Stoopid poolside at their 8 p.m. show on June 25 at Hard Rock Hotel.

“Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” celebrates its fourth anniversary at the Venetian on June 24. Taking place in a $40 million custom built theater this elaborate production is not to be missed. See it 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, plus 9:30 p.m. on Monday and Saturday at the Venetian.

You’ve probably heard songs from the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, but you’ve never heard them like this. Legendary rock band Cheap Trick puts their own twist on songs from the iconic album in their show “Sgt. Pepper Live featuring Cheap Trick” at 8 p.m. Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday –

Saturday on June 25 – 30 at Paris Las Vegas.

Decked out in dazzling Bob Mackie-designed costumes Cher performs hits from her prolific four-decade career combined with innovative staging and choreography by Doriana Sanchez in her 7:30 p.m. show Tuesday – Wednesday, Saturday – Sunday, June 26 – 30 at Caesars Palace.

Rock the night away with The Psychedelic Furs at their 7 p.m. show on June 26 at House of Blues.

Puddle of Mudd brings their hard rockin’ hits to fans in Vegas at their 9 p.m. show on June 26 at Hard Rock Hotel.