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Friday, May 24, 2013 | 6 p.m.
With the opening of Light and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay and the new Eclipse concert series at DBC, the war when it comes to highly paid megastar DJs is underway now in the battle against Hakkasan Las Vegas.
Other clubs on and off the Strip also have the biggest Hollywood names for parties this Memorial Day Weekend. The list is so monstrous that we broke it out as a separate section from the regular Royal Robin Rundown of entertainment.
Here now the dueling DJ decks and wheels of steel superstars, with TV and film celebrities thrown into the mashup:
FRIDAY, MAY 24
DJ Five spins at Tao Beach in The Venetian.
Tommy Trash and R3HAB spin at Wet Republic at MGM Grand.
Arty spins at Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Wiz Khalifa performs at Palms Pool.
Dirty South is at Encore Beach Club.
Zedd and Hook and Sling spin at Light’s grand opening at Mandalay Bay.
Armin Van Buuren’s White Party is at Marquee.
DJ Jazzy Jeff spins at Moon in the Palms.
Nas performs and Eric D-Lux spins at Tao.
Future performs at 1OAK in The Mirage.
Wale performs at The Bank in Bellagio.
Eric Prydz spins at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Avicii spins at XS in Encore.
DJ Skratchy spins at Lavo in Palazzo.
Warren G performs at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas.
The Act Nightclub in Palazzo presents Gatsby.
Tiesto spins at Hakkasan.
R.L. Grime spins at Tryst in Wynn.
Kid Capri spins at Gallery in Planet Hollywood.
Sayer Sessions performs at Hyde Bellagio.
Flosstradamus and Whiiite spin at Body English at The Hard Rock Hotel.
Cast members of “Fantasy” at Luxor host a Memorial Day Party at Rockhouse in The Venetian.
SATURDAY, MAY 25
Juicy Vegas with DJs Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal and Donald Glaude is at Paradise Beach at The Hard Rock.
Eric D-Lux spins at Tao Beach.
Axwell and Zedd spin at DBC’s grand opening at Mandalay Bay.
Tiesto spins at Wet Republic.
Gareth Emery spins at Marquee Dayclub.
Big Sean performs at Palms Pool.
Steve Angello spins at EBC.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Otto Knows spin at Light.
Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ is at Marquee.
DJ Vice spins at Tao.
Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion is at 1OAK.
Sky Blu of LMFAO is at Liquid Pool at Aria, then The Bank.
Porter Robinson spins at Surrender.
Lil Jon spins at Tryst.
Afrojack spins at XS.
J. Cole performs at Haze in Aria.
Busta Rhymes performs at Gallery.
Pharrell performs at Pure in Caesars Palace. Nightclub.
Actor Kevin Hart and DJ Gusto are at Lavo.
Travie McCoy performs at Chateau.
The Act presents Oz.
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan.
Juicy Vegas with Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal and Donald Glaude is at Body English.
Capital Cities performs at Hyde.
Charlie Sheen hosts at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub.
Keri Hilson performs at LAX in Luxor.
“Mob Wives” star Drita D’Avanzo hosts at Crazy Horse III.
SUNDAY, MAY 26
Kevin Hart and Draya (“Basketball Wives”) host at Bagatelle Beach alongside Tropicana.
Vice spins at Tao Beach and then Lavo.
Calvin Harris spins at Wet Republic.
J.Cole and Eric D-Lux are at DBC.
Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ is at Marquee Dayclub, then Tao.
Chris Brown performs at Palms Pool.
Avicii spins at EBC.
Skrillex spins at Eclipse at DBC.
Diddy performs at Rehab and then Vanity at The Hard Rock.
Baauer and Just Blaze spin at Light, then it’s after hours with Axwell and No_ID.
Benny Benassi spins at Marquee.
Flo Rida performs at 1OAK.
Pusha T performs at The Bank.
Above & Beyond spins at Surrender.
David Guetta spins at XS.
DJ Pauly D spins at Haze.
The Act presents Pandora’s Box.
Steve Aoki spins at Hakkasan, with after hours spun by Deadmau5.
Richard Beynon and DJ Stellar spin at Body English.
Scott Disick celebrates The Big 3-0 at Hyde.
MONDAY, MAY 27
Flo Rida performs at Liquid.
John Hart performs at Bare Pool at The Mirage.
Deadmau5 spins at Wet Republic.
Sander Van Doorn spins with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Marquee.
David Guetta spins at EBC.
Dash Berlin spins with a performance by Jonathan Mendelsohn at Marquee.
Steve Angello and Afrojack spin at XS.
Hardwell spins at Hakkasan.
Have fun, be safe, and check back Sunday as we begin to recap MDW. Please remember our troops and those who bravely serve our country this Memorial Day Weekend.
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Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.