Lil’ People, Fight Parties and More

Martin Solveig

Martin Solveig

Thursday, April 30

Put on your swimsuit and party with French producer and DJ Martin Solveig. The 38-year-old wowed thousands at Coachella’s Sahara tent with a house-heavy set that kept the crowd jumping. We can’t wait to say “Hello” to him as well as the club at Encore Beach Club at Night’s season grand opening. (In Encore, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, May 1

Ditch Fridays is back! The weekly pool party at the Palms hosted some pretty big names in the past such as French Montana and Grouplove. This time, it’s a SKAM Artist DJ Takeover. DJs Samantha Ronson, Prostyle, Melo D, Jessica Who and Justin Credible are all slated to hit the decks, which is more than enough reason to skip work. You deserve a break! (At the Palms, noon, After, hit up Drai’s for a performance by New York rapper and G-Unit founder 50 Cent. The “Wanksta” apparently bet more than  $1 million on Mayweather to win the big fight. If he’s willing to throw down that much on a sporting event, then chances are, he’s got enough to share with fans, right? Find out. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m.,

Lil' Wayne

Lil’ Wayne

Saturday, May 2

With the big fight and the Kentucky Derby falling on the same day, it might just be one of the biggest sports weekends in Las Vegas history. That means even more celebs will party in our humble little city. Alesso hits up Light for a post-fight celebration (In Mandalay Bay, 10:30 p.m.,, while Young Money artist Lil’ Wayne heads to Foxtail Pool Club for an “after dark” performance. He claims Cash Money Records mogul Birdman refuses to release his 11th album, Tha Carter V, so maybe Weezy will pull a Drake and perform new songs ahead of an official release. (At SLS, 8 p.m., Want to stay away from the madness on the Strip? Commonwealth brings the festivities Downtown for “Talk Derby to Me.” The Kentucky Derby-focused event will feature specialty cocktails, live music and passed hors d’oeuvres. Guests will also receive a free sports book ticket with a bet placed on a horse chosen at random. The best part of it all? Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the United Way of Southern Nevada, so you’ll be partying for a good cause. Pat yourself on the back for this one! (525 Fremont St., 2-5 p.m.,

Sunday, May 3

R. Kelly and Lil’ Kim team up for the Vegas Royalty Concert at House of Blues. The two released some killer singles in the late ’90s and early 2000s, and tonight, they’ll be brought back to life. “Bump ’n’ Grind” with the King of R&B and put your “Lighters Up” for Queen Bee in this bodacious, nostalgic affair. (In Mandalay Bay, 8 p.m., It sure feels like summer, doesn’t it? Calvin Harris continues his residency at Hakkasan, where he’ll be joined by Burns. The latter just released the monster big-room single, “When I’m Around U,” on Spinnin’ Records. Hopefully the dance floor is still intact for Harris after Burns drops the banger. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim

Monday, May 4

Got some extra cash lying around? Gather some friends and head to the Palms Pool, where you can rent a cabana for the bargain price of $100. The promotion is part of Cabanas for a Cause with proceeds benefitting Opportunity Village. So you can turn up without feeling guilty. Not bad for a Monday! (At the Palms, 1 p.m.,

Tuesday, May 5

Spend Cinco de Mayo with a UFC Octagon Girl! Arianny Celeste hosts Sexy de Mayo Dos in Luxor’s Tacos & Tequila, where you can indulge in food and drink specials. Enjoy $5 El Jimador frozen margaritas and Jose Cuervo shots to prep for some “Cock-A-Doodle Duel” matches. What’s that, you ask? Human rooster fighting! Two men dressed in rooster costumes race to pop balloons tied to the others’ legs. We’re cluckin’ excited. (In Luxor, 6-9 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 6

Don those hideous acid-wash jeans and head to Gold Spike for #RetroWednesdays. DJ Hector of Rawkerz will spin all your ’80s favorites including hits by the Smiths, Depeche Mode and Violent Femmes. It’s bound to be a radical evening. (217 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 9 p.m.,

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