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Event guide: Memorial Day 2012

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Crowds pack the Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab pool party.

Memorial Day Weekend has become as big as New Year’s Eve in the world of Las Vegas entertainment. Clubs book the biggest DJs and celebrity hosts, the concert venues are packed with chart-topping rock stars, and top-tier comedians will bring the funny. Consult our guide and plan wisely to make sure you maximize the long weekend.

Monday, May 28:

Deadmau5: Wearing his signature mau5head, hopefully with a slathering of sunscreen, Deadmau5 will spin poolside at Encore Beach Club.

David Guetta and Avicii: XS closes the holiday weekend in a big way with an event combining two of the biggest names in electronic dance music, David Guetta and Avicii. Making his XS residency debut, Guetta was recently announced as DJ Mag’s No. 1 DJ in the world. He'll spin alongside Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Avicii, who returns to the Encore hot spot with his club anthems “Levels” and “Fade into Darkness.”

Free entry to Marquee Dayclub: ATB, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano spin at a free, non-ticketed event at Marquee Dayclub to close out the long weekend.

Nicky Romero: Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero spins at Marquee Nightclub along with DJ Vice.

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Burgers and beer: a perfect pair.

Memorial Day burger special: LBS Burger at Red Rock Resort invites burger-lovers to enjoy an all-American meal on Memorial Day. Enjoy the "Perfect Burger," along with a draft beer and a milkshake, priced at $20. The signature “Perfect Burger” features tender, all-natural beef, gruyere cheese, herb mayo, smoked bacon and oven-roasted tomato topped with red onion marmalade and LBS’ special house-made burger sauce.

Free White Castle burgers: El Cortez Hotel & Casino serves free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Memorial Day. Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games. The complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

Armin van Buuren: Tao Beach gives its guests a Memorial Day freebie with day at the pool featuring music from Dutch trance producer and DJ Armin van Buuren for no cover.

Laidback Luke: If you want to end your Memorial Day weekend on a laid-back note, close things out with a DJ set by Laidback Luke at Wet Republic.

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