Hot Spots: Labor Day Weekend
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 (1 p.m.)
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PBR’s Anniversary Party The Miracle Mile bar and grill celebrates its first year of business with a blowout bash presented in part by both the Weekly and its sister publication, Las Vegas Magazine. Enjoy $4 Jack Daniels libations, or sip on $1 Budweiser drafts from 8-10 p.m. After that, the price drops to 50 cents! Professional bull riders Luke Snyder and Douglas Duncan host. September 1, 7 p.m., free entry.
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Platinum White Party at the Platinum Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, and with it, the end of your white wardrobe. The Platinum is celebrating the occasion with a white chocolate candy buffet, live music and a raffle to win a one-night stay at the off-Strip hotel. Wear white to receive complimentary white or red wine and hors d’oeuvres from 6-9 p.m. September 2, 6 p.m., free entry.
Rock ’n’ Roll Wine at The M Resort Rock ’n’ Roll gets funky Friday night at the M Resort, when funk rocker Bushwalla takes the stage at the Hostile Grape’s Rock ’n’ Roll Wine Tasting Room & Sound Bar. Prepare for the concert with a complimentary wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. before Bushwalla performs at both 8 and 10 p.m. September 2, 5 p.m., free entry.
Armin van Buuren at Marquee DJ Magazine’s long-ranking No. 1 woldwide DJ is also widely known for his A State of Trance radio show, as the program boasts 15 million listeners each week. Up-and-coming DJ Blake Jarrell joins van Buuren at the Cosmo club Friday night. September 2, doors at 9:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Labor Day Friday at Krave Krave continues its tradition of multifaceted party awesomeness with a Friday-night Labor Day celebration. Jujubee from RuPaul’s Drag Race will perform, and sounds will be supplied by DJ Silence. Stick around for the LGBT club’s new GoGo experience—complete with showers. Yes, showers. September 2, doors at 10:30 p.m.
Deadmau5 at the Cosmopolitan The Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea ballroom turns into the hau5 of mau5 for the weekend, as the EDM superstar brings his full live production to Las Vegas for the first time. Catch the electronic artist’s awarded and highly acclaimed beats Friday and Saturday during the two-night installment of his Meowingtons Hax North American tour. September 2-3, 9 p.m., $75.
Nelly at Chateau Get ready to drink some pimp juice while you move that body, as the Grammy-winning rapper takes the stage at Chateau. Joining him at the Paris nightspot and hosting for the evening is former Pussycat Doll and Dancing With the Stars champion Nicole Scherzinger. September 3, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
White Party Vegas at Bare Gay nightlife guru Jeffrey Sanker brings his legendary Palm Springs party Strip-side Saturday with a special performance by American Idol’s Jordin Sparks. Wearing the color becomes a fashion faux-pas after Labor Day, so be sure to get some last-minute mileage out of your white wear at this special installment of Bare’s Heaven soiree. September 3, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20+.
Size Matters at Encore Beach Club It debuted at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March. Less than a month later he took it to Coachella. And on Saturday, Steve Angello brings his Size Matters party to the lavish and expansive digs of the Encore club. Joining him are DJs AN21 and Max Vangeli. September 3, doors at 11 a.m., $100+ men, $40+ women.
Tiësto at Wet Republic The Dutch EDM giant supplements his monthly resident show at the Joint with a set under the sun at the MGM ultra pool. Whether you’re in search of sunrise at the Hard Rock or looking for some poolside club life, there’s no doubt Tiësto will deliver some bangin’ beats. September 3, doors at 11 a.m., $100+.
Perfecto’s Anniversary Party Paul Oakenfold celebrates three years of his Palms Perfecto experience on Saturday with a night chock-full of dance music. Joining Oakenfold are Kenneth Thomas and Mark Lewis, along with new U.K. group The Joyriders. The event doubles as Oakenfold’s Never Mind the Bollocks official CD release party. September 3, doors at 11 p.m., $50+.
Naughty by Nature at Rok Vegas You down with O.P.P.? Then get to New York New York to party like it’s Nineteen Naughty Nine with every last homie! Rok goes rap on Saturday, when the Grammy-winning hip-hop trio takes the stage. September 3, doors at 10 p.m., $20+ men, $10+ women.
LMFAO at Tao Party rockers invade Marquee each month for DJ Redfoo’s industry night extravaganza. And with a residency at Encore, DJ Sky Blu is no stranger to the Strip either. The two unite Saturday night for an evening of party rock. Additional sounds supplied by DJ Vice. September 3, doors at 10 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
Ferry Corsten at Nikki Beach The Dutch trance DJ will have you ready to “Rock Your Body Rock” when he takes the tables at the Tropicana dayclub. Check out his popular International Dance Music Award-nominated radio show, Corsten’s Countdown, before his Sunday set. September 4, doors at noon, $30+ men, $20+ women.
Midsummer Lingerie Party at The Bank Halloween is normally the holiday associated with wearing underwear as outerwear, but the Bank gets a two-month jump on the trend with a night devoted to nighties. All ladies scantily clad in lingerie receive free champagne at both the Bank and at nearby Bellagio bar Caramel. September 4, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women, locals free.
Night Swim at XS XS has a feeling that Sunday’s gonna be a good, good night! Will.i.am and apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas take over the tables with their collaborative producer, DJ Ammo, at the Encore club’s nighttime pool party. The EDM doesn’t end with the Peas, either, as resident DJ duo Manufactured Superstars will also be supplying sounds. September 4, doors at 10 p.m., $75 men, $30 women.