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Party all the time: Your guide to Memorial Day Weekend 2015 in Las Vegas

May 21st, 2015

Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • As We See It

    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

  • Music

    The Swedish hardcore pioneers (and this weekend's Punk Rock Bowling headliners) drop their first album since 1998 next month.

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • As We See It

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • Music

    From sassy SoCal punks with a gravelly power-pop bent to some authentic, anthemic Oi! punks straight outta South London.

  • Film

    The brisk pacing is the sole improvement over the meandering, overlong original.

  • Nightlife

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • A&E

    Also, Rumpshaker Storytelling at the Writer's Block and Craig Ferguson at Cosmopolitan.

  • A&E

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Music

    His High Flying Birds flap into the Joint for a May 22 show.

  • Film

    The film illustrates life under sharia law in Mali.

  • A&E

    Ross is no slouch, but Attell, one of the most respected comics’ comics in the game, was on a different level.

  • As We See It

    Don't expect to dine al fresco at the Arts District eatery until late this summer.

  • Music

    A weird night: More costume changes than Lady Gaga, video interludes and an audience ready for some polka.

  • Nightlife

    Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • FeaturedSteve WynnLas Vegas Strip

    "Luxury is real taste and ability and thought and comfort—and we’ve made those decisions for you, and they’re all the right decisions."

  • As We See It

    Cotton candy and Frosted Flakes-crusted brioche French toast, anyone? There's one last week to experience the beloved restaurant's fun-loving, mid-morning meal.

  • Music

    Charli XCX and Ed Sheeran added their unique styles to the pop weekend mix, too.

  • As We See It

    “I’m watching the layers strip off, physically and metaphorically."

  • Dining

    What happens when a Romanian economist trains as a chef in English pubs and masters classical French technique?

  • FeaturedLas Vegas Strip

    Roger Thomas says choosing his favorite spaces at Wynn is like a parent choosing favorite children. But then he realizes, “My favorite room is always ...

  • Kats Report

    Mariah’s performance is generous, fulfilling and familiar. If it’s a dance party you’re after, you’ll find it across the street.

  • Film

    The freshness of the original has been replaced by a dutiful retread. And "Cups" will again be in your head for weeks.

  • Reviews

    A meal at White Rabbit is essentially a Choose Your Own Adventure.

  • Music

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • As We See It

    In tech, dropping out of college can be a badge of honor.

  • Film

    The latest installment is a marvel of action choreography, even if the crashes and explosions get a little repetitive after a while.

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • Dining

    Espresso is front and center at the new Green Valley coffee house, with only one "sweetened" drink on the menu.

  • Dining

    We've never tasted anything like the sikil pak pumpkinseed dip, and we'll be craving it for weeks.

  • As We See It

    Published Thu, May 21, 2015 (7:30 p.m.)

    Cates isn't thinking too much about strategy going into Last Cowboy Standing. He’s focused on having a good time and making the best of the ...

  • Nightlife

    Published Thu, May 21, 2015 (midnight)

    Welcome to your party checklist. From beach clubs to beats, we've got everything you need for five days of MDW fun, aka Biggest Weekend Ever.

  • Nightlife

    Published Thu, May 21, 2015 (midnight)

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • Music

    Published Thu, May 21, 2015 (midnight)

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (8:46 p.m.)

    The Nevada Assembly passed SB 504, an anti-bullying bill.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (8 p.m.)

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (3:11 p.m.)

    Scott is just one in a parade of talented musical-theater entertainers to go on to bigger prominence.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (2 p.m.)

    The plan was to valet “any and all street-legal mutant vehicles,” and to dress accordingly.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (1 p.m.)

    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (noon)

    We caught up with the RuPaul's Drag Race winner ahead of her Rolodex of Hate comedy tour stop at Hard Rock Live.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 20, 2015 (10:49 a.m.)

    We want our Instagram filter-lit walk-in closets, and we want them now.

  • As We See It

    Published Thu, May 14, 2015 (6:28 p.m.)

    Our favorite? The "baby giraffe."

  • FeaturedSteve WynnLas Vegas Strip

    Published Thu, May 14, 2015 (midnight)

    "Luxury is real taste and ability and thought and comfort—and we’ve made those decisions for you, and they’re all the right decisions."

  • SportsFeatured

    Published Thu, May 14, 2015 (midnight)

    Local high schooler Roman Jaworsky, who took fifth place at the 2014 World Championships in Denmark, is the current points leader for the 2015 season.

  • FeaturedLas Vegas Strip

    Published Thu, May 14, 2015 (midnight)

    Roger Thomas says choosing his favorite spaces at Wynn is like a parent choosing favorite children. But then he realizes, “My favorite room is always ...

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 13, 2015 (8:30 p.m.)

    “I’m watching the layers strip off, physically and metaphorically."

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 13, 2015 (6:37 p.m.)

    On the ground in Nepal with two aid workers from Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 13, 2015 (6:29 p.m.)

    In tech, dropping out of college can be a badge of honor.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 13, 2015 (2 p.m.)

    Don't expect to dine al fresco at the Arts District eatery until late this summer.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, May 13, 2015 (1:30 p.m.)

    An app to teach you violin? UNLV engineering students spent the semester working on technology-assisted fixes for "real world" problems.

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