Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 11:49 a.m.
Welcome to Fabulous Yelp Vegas at Cathouse Although it definitely feels like summer outside, Yelp is throwing its Spring Break celebration this week. Thursday’s installment is a vintage Vegas-themed party at the Luxor lounge, and partygoers are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy free cocktails and light bites. The best part? A green screen photo op completes this retro soiree. May 17, 8 p.m., free, RSVP required at yelp.com.
Soul Kitchen 9-Year Anniversary at Vanguard The monthly EDM party has been bringing an underground sound to Las Vegas for almost a decade, as it celebrates nine years of DJ-fueled dance parties this Thursday. DJs Pezzner and Sense join resident DJ Edgar Reyes. May 17, 9 p.m., free.
Benny Benassi at Marquee The Grammy-winning producer has worked with some of entertainment’s biggest names, recently collaborating with Chris Brown (“Beautiful People”) and T-Pain (“Electroman”). He returns for his residency at the Cosmo club Friday night. May 18, doors at 9:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women, local ladies free.
Neon Night Swim at the Royal House Collective Zoo continues its traveling Pool Party Safari series with an after-sunset edition Saturday night. Dancing in the dark won’t be necessary, as neon lights will be scattered throughout the space, and a black light will illuminate the pool. Revelers are encouraged to match the decor with neon swimwear and can partake in an open vodka bar from 7 to 8 p.m. May 19, 7 p.m., free.
LL Cool J at Rehab Ladies love cool James; do you? If so, you’ll want to be at the Hard Rock Pool for its weekly poolside bash. The Grammy winner takes the stage on Sunday joined by mash-up master DJ Z-Trip. Check out the pair’s collaborative track, “Super Baller,” before you go. May 20, doors at 10 a.m., $50 men, $30 women, local ladies free.
Sky Blu at Wet Republic Redfoo isn’t the only LMFAO-er with a Strip-side residency, as Sky Blu returns to launch his own this weekend. This time around he’s at a dayclub, so enjoy the Party Rock revelry under the sun this summer at the MGM ultra pool—it all begins Sunday. May 20, doors at 11 a.m., $40 men, $20 women.
Night Swim at XS What happens when a nightclub neighbors a pool? Be at Encore Sunday to find out, as XS launches its moonlit party for the summer season. Providing the tunes: esteemed resident DJs Tiësto and Robbie Rivera. No sunscreen (or dress shoes) necessary. May 20, doors at 10 p.m., $30 men, $20 women.
Jack-N-Cake at Ghostbar Salt, tequila, lime—standard stuff. Jack Daniel’s and a cupcake? Now we’re talking! The special edition of Snitch is back, and so are its signature treats, served as chasers. Sweetening the deal is a shot at winning tickets to Electric Daisy Carnival, which rolls in to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in less than a month. May 23, 10 p.m., $20.