Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
The long weekend starts early and with a splash as Simon throws a poolside Caribbean Cocktail Party at Palms Place. The all-inclusive event features tropical creations from three guest mixologists, all featuring El Dorado Rum, and chef Kerry whets appetites with beaucoup hors d’oeuvres. (7-10 p.m., $40.) Across the street, Voodoo Beach fêtes a pool of its own, as the summer poolside concert series returns to Rio with a live performance by Filter. Doors 5:30 p.m., concert 6 p.m., free tickets at 1079thealternative.com.
As the sun rises on Memorial Day weekend, two new venues come to life at Encore—the latest it pool, Encore Beach Club, and Surrender nightclub. Throwing out the first beats at the Beach Club is guest DJ Pase Rock and, when the sun goes down, superstar DJ-cum-fashion designer-cum-Surrender music director Steve “Kid Millionaire” Aoki takes control of his new namesake Friday night party, Aoki’s House, inside, at Surrender. (Encore Beach Club doors at 11 a.m., Surrender doors at 10 p.m., $40 for guys, $30 for girls, locals free at Surrender, local ladies always fee at EBC.) Also celebrating its opening weekend is Crown Nightclub, which marks its second night of operations on hallowed ground at the Rio, and welcomes Maryland-based DJ and producer, DJ Class (“I’m the Ish”), to its space in the former Club Rio. Doors at 10 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women.
Actress Eva Longoria Parker throws a massive 28th birthday bash for her hubby, NBA All-Star point guard, Tony Parker, at Eve. In Crystals. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for men, $20 for women. Over at the Palms, house music reigns supreme as Rain resident Paul Oakenfold hosts a White Party and welcomes guests Markus Schulz, Jes and Louis Puig to Perfecto, while David Morales and Danny Love spin outside at the pool. Doors at 10 p.m., $50 cover. A very different party goes down in the Copa Room behind the Bootlegger, as DJ/promoter Lisa Pittman’s new weekly lesbian party, Bootybar, kicks off at 10 p.m. with a live performance by L.A.’s Rough Duchess (7700 Las Vegas Blvd. South. $10 cover, $5 local ladies, free with “Bootybar” text to 313131.) And finally, the Bunkhouse hosts an unlikely affair—a benefit for the Southern Nevada Zoo—featuring Monarques, Coastwest Unrest and The Mad Caps. 124 S. 11th St. Doors at 10 p.m., $6 cover.
It’s Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, and House is definitely in the house. By day, Encore Beach Club continues its rollout as Kaskade launches his Sunday residency with guests Chris Lake and Aeroplane. (Doors at 11 a.m., $40 for guys, $30 for girls, locals free.) Later that night, The Crystal Method is next door and toast its new single, “Sine Language,” featuring LMFAO (who perform at Surrender at Encore the same night) at Blush, following an opening set by Justin Baulé. (Doors at 9 p.m., $30 cover.) Meanwhile, nations unite at Aria as Italy’s Benny Benassi and Germany’s Boys Noize perform for the pool party people at Liquid. (Doors at 11 a.m., $75 for guys, $20 girls.) And finally, Erick Morillo returns to his perennial MDW home, Tao at the Venetian. Doors at 10 p.m., $50 for men, $30 for women.
MGM Grand goes international as Canadian DJ/producer Deadmau5 follows a late night—make that early morning, considering the 2 a.m. start time—show at Vanity at the Hard Rock Hotel with an afternoon set at Wet Republic. The Netherlands’ very own AfroJack joins the Mau5querade as they spin the holiday away by the pool. Doors at 10 a.m., tickets $100.
Bang!—of naughty double-entendre comic book ad campaign fame—follows up on a weekend of electronica by celebrating the coming of Tuesday and DJ Franzen’s birthday with some much-needed hip-hop at Moon. N9NE Group’s perpetual party starter, Jason “JROC” Craig, will no doubt lead the room in a serenade of thunderous applause in appreciation of the birthday boy. At the Palms. Doors 11 p.m., $20 cover, local ladies free.
Hump Day goes to a Higher Level as DJs GanjaBoat and TwoFish spin reggae, dancehall, ska, dubstep and jungle at Daddy Mac’s. 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway. Doors at 10 p.m., no cover.