Drink or Swim on Cinco De Mayo?

Why not both?

Encore Beach Club boasts VIP enclaves, cabanas and bungalows.

Friday 5

Admit it: You’re not going to work on Cinco de Mayo. And why should you? Las Vegas needs you at the pool. Think of yourself as an ambassador to the city on this very special day. You need to be seen so the rest of the world can know how it’s done.

If you didn’t already know, Encore Beach Club is a nice place to be seen. Stop by today to watch Kygo perform. 11 a.m., $35–$55, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com

Farther down the Strip, Destructo is playing to the rooftop crowd at Drai’s Beachclub. $20–$30, at The Cromwell, draisbeachclub.com

Liquid Pool Lounge is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Piñata Party with prizes, plus beats by Scooter & Lavelle. 11 a.m., $10–$20, at Aria, liquidpoollv.com

And if you believe in the old-fashioned American adage that looks should get you everywhere in life, you’ll want to be at Wet Republic for another round of the Hot 100 bikini battle. 11 a.m., $20–$70, at MGM Grand, wetrepublic.com

Saturday 6

It’s gonna be a good day, because Ice Cube is playing Daylight Beach Club. 11 a.m., $20–$30, at Mandalay Bay, daylightvegas.com
Ghastly just dropped a new collaboration with NGHTMRE titled “End of the Night.” If you’re lucky, he’ll play it during his set at Marquee Dayclub. 11 a.m., $18–$42, at The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

And Taboo from Black Eyed Peas is doing a two-hour set at the GO Pool. Fact: Taboo played Vega in 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Another fact: It was not a good film. 3 p.m., $20, at Flamingo Las Vegas, gopoolvegas.com

Sunday 7

If you’ve been saving yourself for Sunday, you’ll be glad you did.

Offer a cup of coffee (or some hair of the dog) to Alesso. He’ll have just finished a night at XS before his Sunday set at Encore Beach Club. That’s dedication. 11 a.m., $30–$50, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com

Meanwhile, Wet Republic celebrates Endless Sundays with Kaskade. 11 a.m., $20–$30, at MGM Grand, wetrepublic.com

And give it up for Daylight, which will follow Saturday’s Ice Cube show with another hip-hop legend who also happens to be an actor. This time it’s The Fate of the Furious star Ludacris. Noon, $20–$30, daylightvegas.com