Sun’s Out, Buns Out

Get your ass to these pool parties.

Andrew Sea James

The Flamingo’s Go Pool. Photo by Andrew Sea James

They call mid-August the dog days of summer. Fortunately, there are some fresh faces mixing with familiar names at the pools this weekend.


“Bashment” and “Chupacabra” artist Ape Drums makes his 2017 debut at Drai’s Beachclub on the rooftop of The Cromwell. 11 a.m., $20–$30,

Grammy-winning French DJ (and frequent co-star in Mark Wahlberg movies, true story) Cedric Gervais plays at The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub. 11 a.m., $19–$33,

DJ Stephi K spins alongside the bunnies as The Venetian’s Tao Beach hosts another edition of Playboy Fridays. 11:30 a.m., $10–$23,

And Hard Rock Hotel & Casino sends Jamie Iovine to Rehab Beach Club. 11 a.m., $10–$20,


The Chainsmokers, fresh off a Friday-night set at XS Nightclub, will be back in the sunshine for the crowds at Encore Beach Club. 10:30 a.m., $40–$100, at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas,

Meanwhile, Calvin Harris supplies sound at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic, with an assist from Generik. A ticket purchase includes a copy of Harris’ new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. 11 a.m., $40–$100,

“Cry (Just a Little)” artist Bingo Players brings Bingo Beach to Drai’s Beachclub. Put on your game face and play along. $20–$40,

DJ Eric Forbes is on tap for the sun-soaked crowd at Flamingo Las Vegas’ GO Pool. 9 a.m., $15,


If you were around in 1993, you remember when Shaquille O’Neal tried to rap. It was back when he was also doing the Shaq Fu video game and starring in Kazaam. Today, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino wants you to relive the ’90s when Shaq Diesel steps into the DJ booth at Rehab Beach Club. 11 a.m., $20–$40,

How do you top that? Maybe with Tiёsto behind the booth with support from Dzeko? Catch them at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic. 11 a.m., $25–$40,

Down the Strip, Encore Beach Club counters with Alison Wonderland. 11 a.m., $30–$50,

And it’s another edition of Lit Sundays at Mandalay Bay’s Daylight Beach Club. Wear your sunglasses. Noon, $20–$30,