Another festival (of sorts) is happening in Vegas in the form of Exodus, May 14-18. But with Memorial Day Weekend so close, why another party marathon? Blame Canada—specifically, Canada’s long weekend celebrating Victoria Day, a national holiday and the unofficial start of the Canadian summer. Exodus attendees will have one all-access pass to attend Calvin Harris at Wet Republic, Armin van Buuren at Omnia, Tiësto at Hakkasan, Avicii and Tommy Trash at XS, and more. Visit ExodusLV.com for more info. —Deanna Rilling
Chris Brown will make his debut as a Drai’s Nightclub resident performer on May 2, smack in the middle of the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight weekend (during which 50 Cent will also play the venue). He’s only the second official live-performance resident—electro-funk duo Chromeo was the first—though a handful of singers and rappers (like The Weeknd and J. Cole) have been regularly performing on the rooftop nightclub’s makeshift stage.
In pool news: Rehab’s grand-opening weekend will include its new (gulp) resident DJ Paris Hilton (April 25) and performer Flo Rida (April 26). Pauly D and Flux Pavilion are additional new exclusives to the Hard Rock Hotel pool, which is also adding Wednesday and Friday parties. Alesso—who has been performing at both Light and Marquee—will kick off Daylight’s 2015 season on April 18. Caesars’ more relaxing Venus begins its own year of operation on April 10. Encore Beach Club will kickstart its Thursday night swim party on April 30 with Martin Solveig. Drai’s own evening swim soiree, Yacht Club, returns three days later, with talent TBA. And Foxtail Pool Club will experiment with 18-and-up nighttime pool events starting with an April 16 Ravealation party featuring Borgore and Ghastly.
Disco-llaneous: In an interesting tweak, Life’s industry party on March 29 also served as a pizza party, courtesy of neighboring pie spot 800 Degrees. And on April 9, Share launches a weekly lesbian-friendly promo called Star Studded, complete with $10 liquor bust. And Omnia will experiment with house/techno music and afterhours programming by having DJ Guy Gerber perform a 3 a.m. outdoor-terrace set on April 25 for its grand opening weekend. —Mike Prevatt