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Friday, Sept. 4, 2015|midday
We’re officially biding farewell to summertime this weekend with the four-day Labor Day vacation, however we’re not going quietly.
There are still warm-weather nights ahead, so our 315,000 visitors anticipated to rival NYE this Labor Day Weekend will have lots of bang for their dollar. And bang is the operative word with the explosive UFC 191 double-header centerpiece at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Previous heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski are specific to have a slugfest. Today when I faced Frank, he told me at STK in the Cosmopolitan that he was consuming only water: “This is going to be a tough fight for both of us.”
Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson will have their flyweight fight as the other centerpiece. In addition to 5 main-card battles, there will certainly be six undercard bouts, including the female fight in the Octagon in between Jessica Andrade and Raquel Pennington.
The Ultimate Bikini Championships unwind their 10-week contest Sunday with sizzling swimwear feelings from as far away as Australia contending against our Las Vegas vixens.
Thirty appeals will be on hand to be paired down to 12 finalists intending to get the $50,000 grand reward from the $160,000 purse. “Sexxy” at Westgate Las Vegas star and producer Jennifer Romas leads the panel of judges due to the fact that she understands all about almost bare beauties.
The world’s leading DJs are all right here this LDW to put rival European hotspots to shame. No concern that Las Vegas is No. 1 in the world for the next 96 hours. They will be doing fight behind the wheels of steel with everybody from Tiesto to Calvin Harris.
Avicii has canceled his staying 2015 dates at Wynn Las Vegas to promote his sophomore album “Stories” to be released in October. He’ll resume in 2016. Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd and Dillon Francis are the XS and Encore Beach Club DJs for LDW.
So let’s get the 96-hour party started as we spin this week’s Royal Robin Rundown:
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
Celine Dion continues her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.
Air Supply is at Orleans Showroom all weekend.
Primus, The Chocolate Factory, The Fungi Ensemble and Clutch are at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel.
Grand Funk Railway is at Golden Nugget.
The Australian Pink Floyd Program is at Mandalay Bay Beach.
Music for a Mission presents Skid Row benefiting Chance Town at the Hard Rock Hotel swimming pool.
Jack Ingram is at Santa Fe Station.
Anuhea, Kimie & & Mahi are at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Raise is at Acid rock Live! on the Strip.
Klique is at Suncoast.
Joe Rogan is at MGM Grand.
Rob Schneider is at South Point Display room all weekend.
OF SPECIAL KEEP IN MIND
Tickets are on sale for Hollywood Undead on Sept. 12, Seether on Oct. 20 and Collective Soul on Nov. 12, all at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay; “The Voice” star Paul Rodgers on Oct. 3 and Rise Against on Nov. 21, both at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center; Hiatus Kaiyote at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade on Oct. 5; Judas Priest and Mastodon at Pearl at the Palms on Oct. 17; and Richard Cheese & & Lounge Versus the Device at Sundown Station on Nov. 13.
Center Bar reopens at the Acid rock Hotel.
The Buckles and Barrels Bailey Charity Race is at South Point Arena all weekend.
Steve Aoki is at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.
Calvin Harris is at Omnia in Caesars.
Tiesto is at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.
Lil Jon and Zedd are at Encore Beach Club and Give up in Encore.
Busta Rhymes is at Tao in the Venetian.
Dannic is at Drai’s Beach Club atop the Cromwell.
Trey Songz is at Drai’s Club atop the Cromwell.
T-Pain and DJ Drama are at Chateau in Paris Las Vegas for two nights.
Fedde Le Grand and R3HAB at Foxtail Swimming pool Club and Foxtail at SLS Las Vegas.
Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor of “Vanderpump Rules” are at Foundation Space in Mandalay Bay.
The EC Twins are at Hyde Bellagio.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
Incubus is at the Joint for 2 nights; Senior Editor Don Chareunsy’s Q+A with frontman Brandon Boyd was published this morning.
The Flamingos are at Suncoast for 2 nights.
The Think Who is at the Cannery.
Roger Clyne & & The Peacemakers are at HOB.
Big Band Jimmy Wilkins “New Life Orchestra” is at Ron Decar’s Event Center.
The Bluzmen are at Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump.
The Crash Kings are at Vinyl.
“Million Dollar Quartet” star Martin Kaye provides Odd Socks at Art Square Theater.
Funkathon with Jimi Prize is at Backstage Bar & & Billiards downtown.
Ron White is at the Mirage for two days.
Kevin Hart & & Buddies Funny All-Stars is at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
Tickets are on sale for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival from Sept. 19-20 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 and Mir vs. Arlovski is at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Rocky Mountain Gun Show is at South Point Exhibition Hall for 2 days.
The UFC 191 viewing party is at Foundation Room.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Races No. 10 & & 11 are at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tiesto is at Wet Republic.
Hardwell is at Hakkasan.
Significant Lazer is at Surrender.
Kaskade is at XS in Repetition.
Nicky Romero is at Omnia.
3LAU and Dyro are at Drai’s Beach Club.
Jason Derulo is at Drai’s Bar.
DJ Pauly D is at Rehab in the Acid rock Hotel.
Flo Rida is at Foxtail Swimming pool and Foxtail.
Dokkaebi is at Foxtail.
Demetrious Johnson’s Authorities After-Fight Party is at Structure Room.
Tropic Beauties host at Liquid Swimming pool Lounge in Aria, followed by Model Browse Finals at the Bank in Bellagio.
Bauuer is at Liquid.
Travis Barker is at Hyde.
Snoop Dogg is at Tao.
The UFC 191 Authorities After Celebration with Luke Rockhold and Donald Cerrone is at LAX in Luxor.
Jeremih is at Palms Pool.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult perform a totally free concert at Fremont Street Experience downtown.
Franky Perez is at Lounge at the Palms.
Russell Peters is at the Pearl.
The Ultimate Swimsuit Championships are at Drai’s.
Hardwell is at Wet Republic.
Calvin Harris is at Hakkasan.
Kaskade is at EBC.
David Guetta is at XS.
Armin Van Buuren is at Omnia.
Chris Brown is at Drai’s.
Lil Wayne and Fetty Wap are at Foxtail Swimming pool.
Nelly is at Rehabilitation.
DJ Hollywood is at Foxtail.
Kevin Hart is at Tao Beach.
Kevin Hart hosts Drake at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan.
Warren G is at Hyde.
Juicy J is at Tao.
MONDAY, SEPT. 7
OF SPECIAL KEEP IN MIND
The World Wrestling Championships are at the Orleans through Sept. 12.
Santa Fe & & The Fat City Horns begin their run of Monday night shows at South Point. Admission is free.
Calvin Harris is at Wet Republic.
David Guetta is at EBC.
Skrillex and Diplo are at XS.
Nervo are at Foxtail Pool.
A note of congratulations to Mirage headliner Terry Fator, who revealed onstage Thursday night that he has wed his fiancee Angie.
It’s a wall-to-wall weekend of super star DJs, so enjoy all of it from sunset to dawn. We’ll have reports and photos when we accelerate full force for the fall Tuesday early morning.
Pleased LDW, everybody– remain cool and be sensible, even with all the partying!
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Hard Rock Hotel & & Casino
Arguably one the coolest joints in the area, the Acid rock Hotel & & Casino houses a few of Vegas’ finest home entertainment, restaurants and night life.
At Acid rock, it’s everything about the music. From the lighting fixtures constructed of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door deals with to stage outfits and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock-and-roll. The Hard Rock’s Joint has actually hosted some the greatest names in music– from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.
Aside from the music locations, the swimming pool at the Hard Rock is among its biggest tourist attractions. Expand over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, personal cabanas, a bevy of remote nooks, a waterfall and a substantial live music place with a dance floor. During the summertime, the pool transforms into the Rehabilitation club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident bar Body English merges European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it commonly a location for going to celebrities and popular DJs. Vintage rock souvenirs lines the walls at Wasted Space, Acid rock’s anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are simply as hip as the remainder of the gambling establishment. Pink Taco dishes out Mexican meals, along with a Main American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, among five around the world Japanese-specialty dining establishments from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a various taste. For day-and-night food, Mr. Lucky’s 24/7, makes certain to reduce your hunger even after a Vegas-all-nighter.
4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-693-5000 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas attempts to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s trademark design is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re welcomed by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen area and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino video games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s spaces standout as the resort’s most unique function. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 living rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern-day Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities consist of soaking tubs, kitchenettes and wacky devices like artistic coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are brand-new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern-day setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Bow Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean everyday at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & & Dayclub is the location to discover the party at The Cosmopolitan. The location is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outdoors and 3 various spaces with 3 different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get hold of a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s 5 other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-698-7000