We know, we know … You work hard for the money. Well, it’s time to blow a little of it on yourself. We suggest a daybed and a daiquiri followed by bottle service and a bib. Your move.
Let the long weekend of celebrations begin with German DJ ATB, as he brings “a little bit of ecstasy” to Tao. The next night, Miami native and pop-meets-progressive producer Cedric Gervais takes over. (In the Venetian, doors at 10 p.m., men $20, women $10.) Keep it parked right at Tao the rest of the weekend for LMFAO on Saturday (men $50, women $20; sold out), and Erick Morillo’s party, Morillo Madness, on Sunday. (Men $50, women $20.)
Party at Marquee Dayclub with beatmaster Roger Sanchez and the infamously shirtless EC Twins. (In the Cosmopolitan, 10 a.m., men $20, women $10.) Don’t sleep through the rest of the day-club’s tantalizing lineup: producers Markus Schulz and EDX on Saturday (men $20, women $10), and legendary Fatboy Slim and superstar Chuckie on Sunday. (Men $50, women $20.) Once the sun goes down Jersey Shore gals Sammi Sweetheart and Deena Nicole host Gallery (In Planet Hollywood, doors 10 p.m., men $30, women $20) while the oh-so-hot right now Skrillex and Lil’ Jon drive Surrender (in the Encore, doors 9:30, men $50, women $30), whose weekend roster includes fame monsters Afrojack and Calvin Harris on Saturday and (men $100, women $40; sold out) and Swede Sebastian Ingrosso Sunday. (Men $50, women $30.)
Buff Brit Chris Lake leads a super-soaker of a party at Liquid. (In Aria, doors 11 a.m., men $30, women $20.) Tiësto himself makes two appearances: tonight at The Joint (In the Hard Rock, doors 9 p.m., tickets start at $71) and earlier at Wet Republic (doors 11 a.m., men $100, women $50; sold out), where Avicii plays Sunday, ($75 cover) and Monday, Above and Beyond will put you in a trance. (Men $50, women $30.) Play at the Palms: first with hip-hoppers The Pharcyde (doors at noon, $28 cover), then at Rain as Perfecto celebrates its three-year anniversary with founding father Paul Oakenfold. (Doors at 10 p.m., $40 cover.) Strut your angelic whites at Eduardo Cordova’s LGBT-friendly White Party Vegas at Bare Pool Lounge. (In The Mirage, doors 10:30 p.m., $20 cover.)
Housing the hottest names in turntablism, Encore Beach Club presents Kaskade and Pete Tong. (In Encore, doors 11 a.m., men $125, women $75.) Everything is beautiful at Nikki Beach when Ferry Corsten plays the internationally loved party. (In the Tropicana, doors 10 p.m., men $50, women $30.) Dirty South and Gareth Emery rock Marquee as no one else could. (In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10 p.m., men $50, women $20.) Don magical threads for the Bank’s Midsummer Lingerie Ball. (In the Bellagio, doors 10:30 p.m., men $30, ladies $20, locals free.)
Love to be a local at Bare’s Pool Backyard BBQ, where Las Vegans enjoy free burgers and beer with tunes by Chris Clouse and DJ Travis Emmons. (In The Mirage, doors 11 a.m., men $40, women $10, locals free.) Stay at The Mirage where Fabolous performs at Jet on its last night, celebrating the good times had and bidding goodbye until it reopens as 1Oak on New Year’s Eve. (Doors 10:30 p.m., $30 cover.)