The Flamingo’s Go Pool dayclub typically brings in a current or nostalgic artist for a live performance to spice up its Daybeats Saturday party, while DJ Eric Forbes runs the decks. This weekend will be a little different, a little bigger and a lot hotter.
Rita Ora takes the Go Pool stage Friday to perform her hits and songs on which she’s been featured, possibly including “I Will Never Let You Down,” “Black Widow” and the new “Girls,” a team-up with Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX. She could also sing her Liam Payne collabo “For You,” which might remind you that she not only put a song on the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, she also has a role in all three of those movies.
Ora’s other acting gigs include Southpaw, Empire and Fast & Furious 6, and the London-raised entertainer is also well-known for her coaching and judging on BBC’s The Voice and The X Factor UK as well as the updated VH1 version of America’s Next Top Model. In short, she should rule the stage at the Flamingo.
Saturday brings a set from one of the classic voices of Bad Boy’s golden era—Mase. Whether he’s popping bottles with Diddy in videos for “Feel So Good,” “Mo Money Mo Problems” or “Been Around the World” or charting his own singles “What You Want” and “Lookin’ at Me,” Mason Betha’s distinctive voice and good-natured rhymes have kept him in the hip-hop conversation even though he retired from music in 1999 to become an ordained minister. He returned five years later with gold record Welcome Back and has been touring steadily since the early 2000s, playing a prominent role on the 2016 Bad Boy Family Reunion tour.
RITA ORA July 13, 9 a.m., $15. Flamingo’s Go Pool, 702-697-2888.
MASE July 14, 9 a.m., $15. Flamingo’s Go Pool, 702-697-2888.