Memorial Day Weekend 2010 Party Guide

May 30, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend 2010 Party Guide

Thu, May 27, 2010 (12:21 p.m.)

May 7, 2010: Season opener of Ditch Fridays with Sean Paul; Z-Trip’s Revolution at Rain with special guests New Kids on the Block; Ghostbar with Manufactured Superstars

Mikey McNulty

MDW 2010 Guide

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Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is a three-plus-day bash that’s just getting into high gear when the party is usually slowing down. With the grand opening of Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club at Encore and The Love Festival at The Palms, Las Vegas will be ground zero this weekend for the world’s top DJs like Kaskade, Deadmau5 and Crystal Method. Throw in UFC 114 and concerts from the likes of Pitbull, Angels and Airwaves, Nas and Damian Marley and Snoop Dogg, and you have the perfect mix for an exciting weekend.

Expose at Caramel Lounge: This week, Expose at Bellagio’s Caramel Lounge will feature the artwork of Shawna Kennelly. The UNLV graduate honed her skills in the studio art program there before joining an all female pro football team, then returned to art three years ago.

Filter at VooDoo Beach: Best known for hits like “Hey Man Nice Shot” and “Take a Picture,” alternative rockers Filter will be performing poolside at The Rio’s Poolside Concert Series at VooDoo Beach.

The Dreaming at Wasted Space: LA new wave band The Dreaming will be performing live at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock along with special guests Parabelle and We’re Not Afraid.

Godskitchen with Funkagenda: London house DJ Funkagenda will headline Godskitchen at Vanity along with resident DJs Tony Arzadon and Nathan Scott.

Soundbar at Ghostbar with Osunlade: Soundbar resident Carlos Sanchez will kick off a night of house music at Ghostbar, followed by Keith Evan and musician and producer Osunlade.

Photo: Joe Fury/N9NE Group

The Down & Derby disco roller party skated into Rain on December 17, 2009.

Down & Derby roller disco party at Rain: You’ll need to bust out the short-shorts (guys, you too) and retro wear for the ’70s roller disco night inside Rain Nightclub. The more Afro wigs, the better. Skates are available to rent for $5. This month’s guest DJ is Danny Boy who will spin alongside D&D regulars Supra and Shred. Read more about the party here.

Charity Poker Tournament at Sapphire: Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club is (somewhat appropriately) hosting a charity poker tournament to support the Foundation for Prostate Cancer. Bluff Magazine will host the event, which includes dinner and cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by the tournament at 8 p.m.

Rock Your Bikini Memorial Day Weekend at Rockhouse: Rock Your Bikini, part of Rockhouse’s 55 Days of Summer, will offer up two-for-one drafts and well drinks until 8 p.m. for those in bikini tops through Memorial Day Weekend. Plus, all ladies drinks are “on the Rockhouse” from 10:30 p.m. until midnight.

Mark Ballas’ birthday at Tao: Dancing with the Stars dancer Mark Ballas will be celebrating his birthday at Tao. The two-time champ will be dancing to the sounds of DJ Reach.

UFC pre-party at Studio 54: Studio 54 is starting the party a little early with a UFC pre-party hosted by Silver Star clothing company. Fighters scheduled to appear include Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Wanderlei Silva.

Girls Gone Wild at Las Vegas Country Saloon: You don’t have to go to Panama City to catch all the Spring Break-esque action. Girls Gone Wild is searching for “The Hottest Girl in America” and will be bringing their tour bus downtown to Fremont Street. Rock of Love star Catherine Brown will host as camera crews roll all night for an HDNet special.

US Air Guitar Competition Regional Finals: If you think you have what it takes to play with the best of them, sans sound of course, then check out the US Air Guitar Competition Regional Finals at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. MMA fighter Miguel Angel Torres will be among the participants.

Rusted Root at the Hard Rock Pool: So what if they’ve only got one hit anyone actually remembers? “Send Me On My Way” will be a perfect poolside sing-a-long.

Angels & Airwaves at The Joint: Lead singer Tom DeLonge will bring his band Angels & Airwaves to perform live at The Joint at the Hard Rock along with special guest Say Anything.

Tuff-N-Uff at the Orleans: Tuff-N-Uff at the Orleans will present the future stars of MMA in amateur bouts. The main event features a 155-pound bout between Jimmy Spicuzza and Christian Palancia. Dana White’s cousin, Justin Vadnais, will take on Jovan Lorenzo in the 145-pound weight class. Also on the card is a female fight between Gabriella Lakoczky and Ashley Cummins.

Tuff-N-Uff after party at Déjà Vu: Deja Vu Erotic Ultra Lounge will host the Tuff-N-Uff after party following the fight at the Orleans. DJ Mikey Swift will be spinning live along with Morgan Page.

Photo: Erik Kabik/Retna/

George Clinton of the Parliament Funkadelics.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Red Rock Pool: The granddaddy of funk, George Clinton, will be performing live at the Red Rock Pool along with Parliament Funkadelic. Sorry, no “Atomic Dog(s)” allowed.

Roger Sanchez at Tabu: DJ Roger Sanchez will be spinning live at Tabu at the MGM Grand to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. The NY DJ will keep the house music pulsing to keep you dancing all night long.

Photo: Scott Harrison/Retna/

Sammi “The Sweetheart” Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro arrive at Jet in The Mirage on March 6, 2010.

Ronnie from Jersey Shore at Jet: It’s time to bust out the hair gel and spray tan cans, Ronnie from Jersey Shore will be partying at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage.

NYC 4AM Takeover at The Bank: Las Vegans will get a taste of the Big Apple as the hottest DJs from the NYC Nightclub 4AM. DJ Jus Ske, DJ Sal Morale, DJ Sinatra and DJ Vitale will be spinning live to bring you some East Coast flavor.

Ditch Fridays with Rev Run: Even if you’re getting Monday off from work, why not take Friday too? Hip-hop mastermind Rev Run will perform live at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool along with hip-hop musician DJ Ruckus and local DJ Scotty Boy.

Z-Trip’s Revolution at Rain: DJ Z-Trip will be spinning live inside Rain for Z-Trip’s Revolution along with DJ Greg Lopez who will be performing the opening and closing sets. Outside at Palms Pool & Bungalows, Keith Evans will perform poolside, followed by deep-house DJ Mark Farina.

Steve Aoki at Surrender: Steve Aoki, the new Surrender Nightclub’s musical director and creator of the dance hit “I’m In the House,” will take over the turntables for “Aoki’s House.”

Boris at Wet Republic: DJ Boris got his start in St. Petersberg before moving on to the NYC clubs and will be bringing the European vibe to Vegas when he spins poolside at Wet Republic.

Vintage Fuel car show at Sapphire: Vintage Fuel presents “Funny Business” at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club. While the funny business at Sapphire is usually of a different nature, this event is a car show complete with a vintage car display, driver autograph signing sessions and giveaways.

Claudius Raphael at Azure Pool: DJ Claudius Raphael will be spinning live at Azure Pool at Palazzo all weekend. On Saturday, actor Gilles Marini from Sex and the City will be hosting the party.

Playboy Bunny Bash at Eve: See who’s wearing the tiniest outfit when Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood and Playmate Kelly Carrington host Eve’s “Bunny Bash.”

Miss Hitman Contest at Blush: To get you in the spirit of fighting on the eve of UFC 114, Hitman Fight Gear presents the Miss Hitman Contest at Blush Nightclub.

Cheryl Burke at Lavo in the Palazzo on Feb. 10, 2010.

Cheryl Burke’s birthday party at Tao Beach: Dancing with the Stars champ Cheryl Burke will celebrate her birthday poolside at Tao Beach. With legs like hers, the dancing diva shouldn’t have any qualms about donning a bikini for her big day.

UFC 114 viewing party at Crown Theater: UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Mike Swick will host a UFC 114 viewing party and after party at the new Crown Theater at The Rio. Admission is $25 or you can upgrade to an open bar package for $69.

Red, White and Brew at McFadden’s: McFadden’s is getting patriotic this Memorial Day by hosting Red, White and Brew, a bikini contest offering $500 in cash to the winner. Enjoy an open bar from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. with the purchase of a wristband, priced at $10 for ladies and $20 for guys plus McFadden’s will offer a complimentary open bar for everyone with a valid military ID from 10 until 11 p.m. Other drink specials include $5 you-call-it bomb shots, $4 “Fire Cracker” cocktails, $3 Coors Lights and $2 canned beers.

Hollywood Night at The Hard Rock Café: The Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip is pulling out all the stops to wish DJ Franzen a happy birthday with a Hollywood-style celebration. The first 100 ladies through the door get free admission.

A Grand Omen at The Playground: A Grand Omen, a local gothic/metal/rock band will be releasing their debut EP at The Rock Room in The Playground. They’ll be performing live along with Stargasm. Check out Stargasm in Las Vegas Weekly’s Local Band Guide.


After fight party at Studio 54 with Forrest Griffin: UFC fighters Forrest Griffin, Cain Velasquez and Josh Koscheck will be hosting an after fight party at Studio 54 following UFC 114.

Shane Carwin at Lagasse’s Stadium: UFC fighter Shane Carwin will be hosting a UFC 114 watch party at Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo. Carwin will share his thoughts on his upcoming battle against Brock Lesnar and will be signing autographs. Prior to Carwin’s welcome, guests are invited to watch pre-commentary and analysis of the UFC fights.

Barenaked Ladies at Mandalay Beach: Enjoy hits like “Brian Wilson”, “Pinch Me” and “One Week” performed poolside when Barenaked Ladies take the stage at Mandalay Beach.

Chelsea Handler at The Colosseum: The stand up comedienne, television host and author will be bringing her stand up routine on the road to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The star of E!’s Chelsea Lately has held her own against the likes of many male comedians and has proven her staying power (and love for vodka).

Tony Parker’s birthday party at Eve: Eva Longoria Parker’s hubby Tony Parker will be celebrating his birthday at Eve with a bash hosted by his wife.

Flight of the Conchords at Planet Hollywood: It’s business time! Grammy Award-winning New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will perform live at Planet Hollywood.

Nas and Damian Marley at The Joint: NYC rapper Nas will be performing live at The Joint at The Hard Rock along with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.

Shaggy at Pure: Musician Shaggy will rock the stage at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace with his hits like “Wasn’t Me,” “Angel” and “Boombastic.” Also, DJ Jesse Marco will be spinning live.

Photo: Joe Fury/N9NE Group

Snoop Dogg performs during Kandy Vegas at the Palms.

Snoop Dogg at Venus and LAX: Get your gin and juice ready: The Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg, will be performing live at Caesars’ Venus Pool Club by day and LAX at Luxor later in the evening.

Mick Boogie at The Pond: DJ Mick Boogie will be spinning live at Red Rock Cabana Club on May 29th and at The Pond at Green Valley Ranch on May 30.

Loverboy at Red Rock Pool: Red Rock is embracing the ’80s spirit with a show from rock band Loverboy. Famous for hits like “Turn Me Loose” and “The Kid is Hot Tonite,” the Canadian-based band is touring in support of their recently released greatest hits album.

Star Wars In Concert at The Orleans: Embrace your inner sci-fi fan and head to the Orleans for Star Wars In Concert featuring music from all six of John Williams’ epic Star Wars scores. If that doesn’t meet the nerdiness quota, there will be an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts and production artwork plus full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon will be on display. May the force be with you.

Huey Lewis and The News at the M Resort: Huey Lewis and The News will be performing live at the M Resort Outdoor Entertainment Piazza at the M Resort. Look forward to hits like “The Power of Love” and “If This is It.”

UFC 114 at MGM Grand: The MGM Grand Garden Arena will host one of the most anticipated matchups in MMA history as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson finally takes on archenemy “Suga” Rashad Evans at UFC 114.

Peter Max meet and greet: Artist Peter Max will be on hand for a meet and greet at The Art of Peter Max Gallery in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. See his newest portraits of Taylor Swift and Shaquille O’Neal.

After fight party at Sapphire: Fight Magazine and Venum Clothing present an after fight party at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club following UFC 114.

Vanilla Ice at Rok Vegas: Vanilla Ice has thawed out his ’90s lyrics and is back in business for the next generation. He will be performing live at Rok Vegas at NY-NY.

Roger Sanchez at Wet Republic: New York house DJ Roger Sanchez will be spinning live poolside at Wet Republic at MGM Grand along with Victor Calderone and Cedric Gervais.

Jason Derulo at The Palms Pool and Bungalows: Jason Derulo will host Skinny Dip at The Palms Pool & Bungalows. Despite the name, patrons will need to keep their suits on but that shouldn’t hinder any dancing to Derulo’s hits “Whatcha Say” and “In My Head.” After that, DJ Zen Freeman will spin for a special three-hour set.

Perfecto White Party at Rain: Paul Oakenfold presents the White Party edition of Perfecto. Wear your stylish whites and enjoy a performance by trance vocalist Jes Free as she performs with both Oakenfold and Markus Schulz. Louis Puig will perform the opening set. Outside at Palms Pool & Bungalows, the fun continues with a moon-lit performance by Danny Love, followed by a three-hour set by Grammy-winning house DJ and producer David Morales.

Ne-yo at Surrender: Singer and songwriter Ne-Yo will perform live at Surrender Nightclub at Encore. The Las Vegas native and graduate of Rancho High School is a Grammy nominee and has penned songs for Beyonce, Rihanna and Mary J. Blige.

Farrah Sin Clair at Las Vegas Country Saloon: The Las Vegas Country Saloon welcomes back the Girls Gone Wild bus for a second night. presents Farah Sin Clair of Rock of Love and Charm School 3, who will host the party. Catch her live in the Glad Squad store at 5 p.m. before you head downtown.

Shane Carwin at Blush: Shane Carwin will be hosting a UFC after party at Blush Nightclub. Party with the UFC star before he returns to training for his upcoming title bout with Brock Lesnar.

Gloria Gaynor at Fremont Street Experience: The Fremont Street Experience presents the Summer of the ’70s featuring a free concert with Gloria Gaynor. No matter how much you’ve had to drink, just tell yourself “I Will Survive” (and take a cab home).

Official UFC Afterparty at Vanity: Vanity presents the Official UFC Afterparty with Dana White plus a performance by 51 Fifty. Stick around for a special after hours set by Victor Calderone.

Lewis Black at the Mirage: Get your laugh on with one of the angriest comics in America. He’ll be performing both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Tuff-N-Uff at the Orleans: To finish out a double-header MMA weekend at The Orleans, Tuff-N-Uff will feature a match-up between 135-pound fighters Maurice Senters and Chris Brady, plus a heavyweight bout between Kevin Absher and Chris Simmons.

Boys Noize and Benny Benassi at Liquid: Liquid Pool is going international for Memorial Day Weekend with a performance by Boys Noize, aka German DJ/producer Alexander Ridha, along with Italian house DJ Benny Benassi.

Kaskade at Encore Beach Club: Bay Area DJ/producer Kaskade will begin his summer residency at the brand new Encore Beach Club.

The Crystal Method at Blush: The Crystal Method will be performing live at Blush to officially kick off “We Love House music Sundays.” Get there early for an opening set by Justin Baule.

Pitbull at Mandalay Beach: Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Latin rapper Pitbull. He’ll be performing hits like “Culo” and “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” poolside at Mandalay Beach.

Gilby Clarke at Wasted Space: Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke will be performing live at Wasted Space at The Hard Rock. The musician has performed with Rock Star Supernova, Heart, Slash’s Snakepit, Kill For Thrills, Candy, Nancy Sinatra, MC5 and Kathy Valentine.

Russell Peters at The Joint: Canadian comedian Russell Peters is gaining steam in the world of U.S. stand-up comedy. He has sold out gigs internationally and has joined the exclusive ranks of comedians who have headlined and sold out Madison Square Garden. Catch him performing live at The Joint on his “Green Card Tour.”

DJ Erick Morillo at Tao: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Tao with DJ Erick Morillo as he returns to spin the night away. Morillo is known for spinning the best in house music in venues in NYC and Ibiza and now he brings his signature sound to Las Vegas.

Bad Boy Bill at The Bank: Known worldwide for his high-energy, scratchy-heavy sets, Bad Boy Bill has been recognized as one of America’s favorite house DJs.

Rony Seikaly at Tao Beach: Former pro basketball player Rony Seikaly will be spinning live at Tao Beach. The hoops star transitioned to being a DJ after a successful career with the NBA and Spanish League.

Daylife Sundays at Wet Republic: Wet Republic is pulling out all the stops for Daylife Sundays with performances by Sharam, Fedde Le Grand, Dirty South and Chuckie.

Playboy Club Calendar Model Search: If you’ve always wanted to show Hef your goodies, now is your chance. Miss June will be chosen at the Playboy Club Calendar Model Search.

The Beatclan Takeover at the Crown Nightclub: Beatclan will take over Crown Nightclub with a live performance by artists HardNox, playing their unique blend of music influenced by hip-hop, rock, pop and punk.

Jersey Shore Casting Call at Bare: If you think your tanned, toned and hair-geled enough to join the cast of Jersey Shore then head to Bare Pool for a casting call.

Pauly D. at Palms Pool and Bungalows: Keith Evan, Miguel Migs, Franco Fabi and Danny Tenaglia will be performing live at The Palms Pool and Bungalows along with the Jersey Shore’s Pauly D. Make sure to GTL before you hit the pool.

Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.

Ms. Rehab Competition: Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and DJ Homicide will be spinning live at Rehab for the kick off to the Ms. Rehab competition. One lucky finalist will be awarded $10,000 plus an all-expense paid trip back to Las Vegas for the 2010 Rehab Model Search finals in September.

Armin Van Buuren at Rain: Armin Van Buuren, Garet Emery, DJ Reza and local DJ Jordan Stevens will be spinning live at Rain Nightclub.

OK Go and The Cab at Red Rock Pool: Red Rock Pool presents indie darlings OK Go and Las Vegas-based band The Cab performing under the stars.

LMFAO at Surrender: LMFAO will have a couple of celebratory “Shots” to mark the opening of the new Surrender Nightclub at Encore.

MMA pool party at Red Rock Cabana Club: Cage Fighter presents an MMA pool party at Red Rock Cabana Club with music by DJ Quira. The party will feature appearances by UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell and fighters Gray Maynard and Mark Coleman.

Voyer Party with DJ Vice at Lavo: LA Nightclub Voyer hosts the evening at Lavo featuring DJ Vice spinning live.

Jonathan Peters at Haze: New Jersey-based DJ and producer Jonathan Peters has spun in all the top spots in NYC and is now headed to Aria’s Haze Nightclub.


Deadmau5 at Wet Republic: Deadmau5 will be spinning live by the pool at Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand. His Mau5querade will include a performance from Afrojack. This will definitely beat a Monday at the office.

Danny Love at DayDream: Recover from your wild weekend at DayDream Pool at M Resort! DJs Danny Love and Michael Fuller will be spinning live poolside.

DJ Scooter at Hard Rock Pool: DJ Scooter will be spinning live at Hard Rock Pool for Relax Mondays.

The Dirty Army at Bare Pool: Bare Pool is getting a little dirty for Memorial Day Weekend.’s creator Nik Richie will be on hand to host the day at the Mirage pool.

Love and Lust Lingerie Soiree at Cathouse: To wrap up the Memorial Day Weekend, Cathouse will host the Love and Lust Lingerie Soiree where less is more.

Bang! at Moon: This week Bang! at Moon will be celebrating DJ Franzen’s birthday with a party hosted by J Roc.

Summertime Girls at Blush: Blush presents Summertime Girls where the girls who best embody the spirit of summer will win over $5,000 in cash and prizes.

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