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Adults-only pool parties and family-friendly happenings

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POOL PARTIES

Memorial Day weekend means dayclubs are bringing out the big guns. Let’s start on the north end and work our way through the Strip:

FRIDAY 26

You’ve heard Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me” collab with Selena Gomez. Catch him at Encore Beach Club. 10:30 a.m., $30–$75, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com. Read more about Kygo here.

SATURDAY 27

Up on The Cromwell rooftop, G-Eazy and Adventure Club will take the stage at Drai’s Beachclub. $20–$40, draisbeachclub.com

And MGM Grand’s Wet Republic will counter with Kaskade. 11 a.m., $50–$125, wetrepublic.com

If you haven’t worn yourself out yet, you should get up and get to Tao Beach in time to see Snapchat king DJ Khaled. 11:30 a.m., $33–$92, at The Venetian, taolasvegas.com

Or you can take in J. Cole’s performance at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight splash spot. 11 a.m., $75–$125, daylightvegas.com

Marquee Dayclub dials up the one-two punch of Deorro and W&W. 11 a.m., $23–$42,
at The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

Machine Gun Kelly takes the spotlight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Rehab party.
11 a.m., $40–$80, rehablv.com

And if you want to keep the party going without changing out of your swimsuit, the Plaza Hotel & Casino is holding its grand opening Plaza Pool Nights party with fireworks and tunes by DJ Bonez and tribute band Red Not Chili Peppers. 8 p.m., free, plazahotelcasino.com

SUNDAY 28

Had enough yet? Of course not. Grab your sunscreen once more and join hip-hop king Rick Ross at Daylight. 11 a.m., $125–$250, at Mandalay Bay, daylightvegas.com

And Grammy winner Usher plays Rehab. 11 a.m., $75-$125, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, rehablv.com

MONDAY 29

Got Memorial Day off? Lucky you. Now you’ve got time to see Cedric Gervais at Marquee. 11 a.m., $23-$33, at The Cosmopolitan, marqueelasvegas.com

Over at Wet Republic, Afrojack performs for the Monday-morning crowd.
11 a.m., $20-$30, at MGM Grand, wetrepublic.com

And The Chainsmokers play Encore Beach Club. 10:30 a.m., $35-$80, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, encorebeachclub.com

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS

It’s getting hot around here. You don’t have a pool. What are you going to do?

FRIDAY 26

Take the family to Henderson’s Cowabunga Bay water park, where admission is $8.
5 p.m., cowabungabayvegas.com

Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas hosts Splashdown for Kids, an ’80s-themed party with a foam pit (and beer garden for adults). The event benefits Communities in Schools of Nevada. 6 p.m., $25–$35, 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd., wetnwildlasvegas.com

Get stuffed and support the community at Boulder City’s 13th annual Best Dam Barbecue Challenge. This two-day event, held in the city’s Bicentennial Park, features a classic car show, barbecue lessons and the Police vs. Fire Department Rib Eating contest. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Boulder City, among other organizations. 4 p.m., free, bestdambarbecue.com

SATURDAY 27

Looking for a place to cool off that’s close to your neighborhood? Saturday is the preseason opening of Clark County’s water parks. The Hollywood Aquatic Center, Walnut Waterpark, Paradise Waterpark and Desert Breeze Aquatic Center pools will be open ahead of the summer season that begins June 10. Noon, $3 adults, $2 kids, $1 seniors, clarkcountynv.gov/parks

Five years flew by fast. Wet ’n’ Wild Las Vegas celebrates its fifth birthday after reopening in Las Vegas with cake, giveaways and a DJ spinning for guests. 11 a.m., $10–$35, wetnwildlasvegas.com

And in North Las Vegas, Cannery Casino Hotel is hosting the Summer of Fun Kick-Off Festival and Car Show, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting homeless veterans organizations. 4 p.m., $5, cannerycasino.com

SUNDAY 28

Like cover bands? Downtown’s Third Street is blowing up with the best of ’80s and ’90s rock as Downtown Grand hosts Tribute Nation on 3rd starring Pyromania, Trinity and Faux Fighters. 3 p.m., free, downtowngrand.com

And we can’t explain why, but the ’80s are huge this Memorial Day weekend. Maybe people love Ronald Reagan or Family Ties or whatever. Topgolf is hosting “Las Vegas’ finest ’80s tribute band,” 80s Station, for a free concert in the Toyota Yard. 8 p.m., topgolf.com

MONDAY 29

Celebrate Memorial Day at South Point, where all active duty personnel and veterans with military ID will receive a free buffet for two at Garden Buffet. The deal includes breakfast, lunch or dinner, but you should know that breakfast comes with bottomless Bloody Marys. 7 a.m.–9 p.m., southpointcasino.com

The Las Vegas 51s will face the El Paso Chihuahuas at Cashman Field. The Memorial Day game will feature discounts on food throughout the ballpark as part of the Smith’s Value Menu Monday promotion. 7:05 p.m., $5–$30, lv51.com

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