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Photos: Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrate their birthdays at Wynn and Encore

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Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrate their birthdays at Botero on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Encore.

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Lopez’s Birthday Weekend

Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrate their 40th and 32nd birthdays, respectively, at Botero on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Encore. Launch slideshow »
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Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Lopez celebrate their 40th and 32nd birthdays, respectively, at Surrender on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Encore.

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Mario Lopez at “Le Reve — The Dream” on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the Wynn.

“Extra” host and actor Mario Lopez celebrated his 40th birthday in style with a weekend at the Wynn and Encore with wife Courtney Mazza Lopez, who also was toasting her birthday. The weekend was the first major public appearance for the couple since the birth of their son Dominic last month.

The pair and a group of 10 friends got the party started Friday night watching “Le Reve — The Dream” at the Wynn. After the performance, the handsome birthday hunk met the cast and posed for photographs.

Lopez and his party then dined at nearby Andrea’s in Encore, where they shared executive chef Joseph Elevado’s Asian fare, including sushi and sashimi, specialty rolls, chili shrimp tempura, tuna tataki salad, New York strip steak, miso black cod and more. He enjoyed Sinatra Smash cocktails, while the missus sipped on bubbly.

After enjoying an ice cream flight and cake pops for dessert, the group made its way to the adjacent Surrender Nightclub at 11:30 p.m. Seated in the prime DJ table, the entourage enjoyed Veuve Clicquot and Makers Mark.

Surrender’s cocktail servers and go-go dancers presented Lopez, in town to announce the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez fight for HBO Boxing at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, with a boxing-themed cake.

DJ Mighty Mi gave a shout-out to the birthday boy, and the group partied and danced into the early hours to the sounds of DJ Deniz Koyu.

On Saturday night, the group dined at Botero, the steakhouse at Encore. They were seated on the patio and enjoyed executive chef Mark LoRusso’s steaks, Dover sole and short rib ravioli and shared several sides, including chopped salad, baby beet salad, truffle mac and cheese and fries.

Post-Botero, Lopez and 15 friends gathered at XS to continue the weekend-long birthday celebration. At the stroke of midnight, it was officially Courtney’s 32nd birthday, and XS staff shortly after 1 a.m. presented her with her own parade of lights and confetti.

Grammy Award-winning DJ Afrojack took the stage for his set as the group danced and partied into the early hours. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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