Memorial Day is finally here, and that means it’s time to bust out the red, white and blue bikini. Whether you’re all about soaking up the sun poolside or catching Axl Rose sing “November Rain” after a day of bottomless mimosas, Las Vegas Weekly’s got your three-day weekend covered.
Marquee’s Memorial Day weekend packs a stellar lineup, including Cedric Gervais, Kaskade, Porter Robinson and the EDM group behind the hit, “Take Me Home,” Cash Cash. Cedric Gervais: May 23, 11 a.m., $30 men, $20 women; Kaskade: May 24, 10 a.m., $110+ men, $30 women; Porter Robinson: May 25, 10 a.m., $100 men, $50 women; Cash Cash: May 26, 11 a.m., $20 men, $10 women.
DJ/producer duo GTA brings the “Booty Bounce” to Daylight on Friday, followed by Alesso on Saturday and hip-hop "Good Kid" Kendrick Lamar on Sunday. GTA: May 23, 11 a.m., $40+ men, $25 women; Alesso: May 24, 11 a.m., $155 men, $50 women; Kendrick Lamar: May 25, 11 a.m., $100 men, $40 women.
It’s a three-day weekend at Rehab this week, starting with a DJ set by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas on Friday, followed by “Work Out” rapper J. Cole on Saturday and ending with a performance by the “Bad Boy for Life,” Puff Daddy, on Sunday. Taboo: May 23, 10 a.m., $50+ men, $30+ women; J. Cole: May 24, 10 a.m., $125+ men, $75+ women; Puff Daddy: May 25, 10 a.m., 225+ men, $200+ women.
Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship will land at the Palms oasis for a poolside dance party, followed by the SKAM Artist Electronic Division Takeover on Saturday. Gabe Saporta: May 23, noon, $30 men, $10 women; SKAM Artist Electronic Division Takeover: May 24, noon, $20 men, $10 women.
This Friday, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy kicks off the weekend at the nightclub's rooftop patio space, followed by Big Boi, one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast, on Saturday. LeSean McCoy: May 23, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women; Big Boi: May 24, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30+ men, $20+ women.
SKAM Artist DJs Jerzy, Eric D-Lux and Ace have Tao Beach on lock-down during Memorial Day weekend, delivering the perfect pool party soundtrack. Jerzy: May 23, 11 a.m.; $20 men, $10 women; Eric D-Lux: May 24, 10 a.m., $30 men, $20 women; Ace: May 25, 10 a.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
The social club will host its first ever Mansion Party Friday to Sunday, featuring entertainment in every room, beats by resident DJ Wiki, an assortment of late-night dining options and a special 30-minute performance at midnight. May 23-May 25, 11 p.m., tickets start at $30.
Book & Stage
The Book & Stage is alive again with music from the rock/R&B quartet Rixton. Drawing comparisons to Maroon 5, the group will take the stage for free performances from Thursday through Saturday. May 22-24, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Cosmopolitan.
Enter the jungle Saturday and Sunday night with Guns N’ Roses as they turn the heat up with their latest Vegas show, “An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!” and stick around for a stand-up performance by comedian Katt Williams on Sunday. Guns N’ Roses: May 24, 10 p.m. & May 25, 11:45 p.m., $50-$195; Katt Williams: May 25, 8 p.m., $35-$95.
EAT & DRINK
Sip on patriotic red, white or blue mojitos this Memorial Day weekend at Rhumbar. We’ve got our eyes on the white mojito—with Montecristo white rum, Thai coconut-honey syrup and fresh lime juice, topped with mint foam and a powdered-sugar dusted mint leaf. Yum. Mirage, 702-791-7111.
Tacos & Tequila
The Mexican eatery is offering food and drink specials from Friday to Monday, including $18 buckets of Sol, plus Mariachi Brunch on Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) with two-for-one top-shelf margaritas. Luxor, 702-262-5225.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, the Linq
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on Chayo’s patio, complete with a walk-up tequila bar and 32 oz. frozen drinks for $15. The Linq, 702-691-3773.
Quench your thirst with buckets of Dos Equis ($21) as the Cabo Wabo patio turns into a Memorial Day fiesta from Friday to Monday, and don’t forget to explore the Baja-inspired menu, with newly added dishes like Sammy’s tequila shrimp. Miracle Mile Shops, 702-385-2226.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat menu during the newly launched Pink Taco Brunch for $25 per person, plus bottomless mimosas for $10 per person on Sunday. Items include machaca deviled eggs, chilaquiles, mini lobster quesadillas and more. Hard Rock Hotel, 702-693-5525.
Sammy’s Green Valley
Enjoy brunch at Sammy’s pizzeria, with bottomless mimosas ($15 per person) from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, plus half-priced tapas on Memorial Day. 1501 N. Green Valley Pkwy., 702-567-4000.
Rampart Casino & South Point Buffets
Show your Active Military Card or DD Form 214 and you and one guest eat for free at the Rampart or South Point buffet on Memorial Day. Rampart Casino, 221 N Rampart Blvd., 702-507-5900; South Point, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-796-7111.
The long-standing Downtown casino celebrates Memorial Day by serving Club Cortez members free White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games. May 26, noon-6 p.m.
Dine on smoked sausage and peppers, baked halibut, sirloin steak, Southern fried chicken and desserts like apple cobbler and sweet potato pie at the S7 Buffet this Memorial Day. May 26, $12.