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Club notes: Cookout Radio at Drai’s, the Go Pool’s big summer plans and more

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Experience some of the country’s greatest mixology at the annual For the Love of Cocktails weekender.
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The Cookout radio show’s North American club tour—featuring rising talent from Paradigm’s electronic roster—comes to Drai’s Beachclub April 27. Trap producers Devault and GG Magree join Noizu, Parker and others for this mini-festival (tickets at draisgroup.com).

Flamingo’s Go Pool continues to expand its programming. In addition to scheduled performances and appearances from Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas (May 5), Dave Audé (May 19) and Amber Rose (May 26), the pool is planning weekly Latin nights and LGBTQ events beginning in May and will launch a new country music concert series in June in conjunction with local radio station 104.3-FM. Its neighboring pool at the Linq is undergoing a major summer upgrade with a new name (Influence), a taco bar serving snacks and Micheladas, plus frequent celebrity hosts and performers.

Put these booze industry events on your calendar: the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s annual Convention and Expo runs April 30-May 3 at Caesars Palace (register at wswaconvention.org); Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour hits the Mirage on May 5 (tickets at etix.com); and the U.S. Bartenders Guild’s annual For the Love of Cocktails gala returns to Delano Las Vegas on May 18 (tickets at fortheloveofcocktails.com).

Dance music fans have a new reason to escape the Vegas heat in August. The inaugural All My Friends music festival is set for August 18-19 in downtown LA, starring RL Grime, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, M.I.A., Jamie XX and Armand Van Helden (tickets at amfamfamf.com).

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