Nightlife news & notes: Benny Benassi, Cee Lo and more
Tue, May 10, 2011 (6:43 p.m.)
Jeff Christensen, AP
We can’t get enough of Cee Lo. Good thing the rapping, crooning, cursing southern soul boy is making Vegas a regular stop on his schedule. Next up: back-to-back May 22 appearances at the Hard Rock, first at Rehab, then at Vanity. Don’t worry, Cee Lo, we like Atari, too.
Forget The Suite Life; Vegas summers are all about parking it poolside in a cabana with a bottle of something frosty on the table and plenty of SPF 30. It’s self indulgence to the Nth degree, but starting May 23, it’s not just about you. Every Monday this summer, cabanas at Palms Pool & Bungalows are going for $100, with all sales donated to a different nonprofit each week like Links for Life, Three Square and Special Olympics. Dubbed Cabanas for a Cause, it’s essentially a donation with a tan. What’s better than that?
Take a taste of Benny Benassi’s new album Electroman before it drops June 7; the Italian producer/DJ snags the tables at Marquee on May 20. Benassi’s had a busy year thus far, playing at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and Austin’s SXSW in March and promoting the album, which features guest performances from Kelis on “Spaceship,” Chris Brown on “Beautiful People” and T-Pain on the title track. Consider his Vegas appearance a test drive for the new disc. Go, listen and, if it sounds tight, prepare to purchase.
Didn’t get your fill of salsa and merengue on Cinco de Mayo? Fear not. Along with the lineup of regular Latin nights at lasvegasweekly.com, Blush is getting in on the scene with Noche Latina on May 15. Expect a sexy, mature crowd dancing to Spanish-language favorites from DJs RPS and Yulexis and sipping on $5 drink specials and $150 VIP bottles. If the music doesn’t have you shaking your hips, the cocktails should.