By Judy Thorburn

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Hotel California Restaurant and Cantina Celebrates Grand Opening of 1st Las Vegas Location

Hotel California Restaurant and Cantina, serving up traditional Baja California cuisine with a modern twist, held a three day Grand Opening Celebration at its first Las Vegas location, 1050 S. Rampart Blvd. on Thursday May 5 –May 7 from 5 – 10 pm.

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Outdoor festivities included live music and entertainment, complimentary food and refreshments, Margarita snow cones and more. Guests also enjoyed the complete signature menu inside the restaurant.

As the newest addition to the Summerlin dining scene, Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina transports the coastal vibe with the blend of fresh flavors of Baja California, Mexico with lively entertainment, sea-inspired décor and bold dining features.  The result is an inviting, vibrant, yet relaxed atmosphere.

With more than 40 years of experience in hospitality management and food and beverage operations, owner Jimmy Maddin and his culinary team exemplify a passion for quality food.

"Our menu items are prepared daily with the freshest ingredients - our focus is to provide healthy food, quality service at an affordable price and an overall memorable experience for our customers. I want to change the way Las Vegas thinks about food" says Maddin. In keeping with the tradition of healthy eating, Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina offers a children’s menu with nutritional menu selections.

Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina will offer also feature complimentary live music and entertainment including local musicians and tribute bands along with salsa bands and flamenco guitarists.

Patrons can also enjoy a cigar in the ‘Man Cave’ Cigar Lounge with an entrance through a separate door connected to the restaurant. The ‘Man Cave’ features flat screen TVs, an audio system and a self-serve well-stocked humidor. In keeping with the tradition of healthy eating, Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina offers a children’s menu with nutritional menu selections.

Hotel California Restaurant & Cantina is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The 8,818square-foot space accommodates 268 people seated and 600 cocktail style. For more information call 702.463.5200

Jersey Boys Celebrates 3rd Anniversary at Palazzo Resort & Casino

The Las Vegas production of JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, celebrated its third anniversary at The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino on Thursday, May 12 in front of a packed house at The Jersey Boys Theatre.  In honor of the milestone, a one-of-a-kind JERSEY BOYS cake was brought on stage by Vegas Showgirls and presented to the talented cast and crew following curtain call of the 7 p.m. performance.

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Travis Cloer, Deven May, Rick Faugno, Jeff Leibow and Peter Saide celebrate 3 years at The Palazzo
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JERSEY BOYS performs at The Palazzo Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and dark on Wednesday.


The Lion King Celebrates 2nd Anniversary at Mandalay Bay


Disney’s THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay celebrated its second anniversary on the Strip on Sunday, May 15.  Since the show’s debut in 2009, THE LION KING has captured the imagination of nearly one million locals and tourists. Following the evening performance, the show’s cast and crew gathered to celebrate the occasion with champagne and a spectacular LION KING cake standing four feet tall and weighing 75 pounds in a magnificent portrayal of Simba’s mask and body.

The chocolate mousse cake was designed by Mandalay Bay’s Executive Pastry Chef Vincent Pilon with Cake Decorator Brittany Harris and featured a mask made of Rice Krispies Treats covered in modeling chocolate, and a lion’s mane constructed with dried, edible grass. Pilon and Harris worked all week creating the cake sculpture, molding each of its thousand-plus edible chocolate beads on the corset by hand. For the non-chocolate enthusiasts, mini vanilla cakes with roasted pineapple filling were constructed to look like Pride Rock. The cast and crew took turns taking pictures with the outstanding cake and toasted to a successful two years on the Strip.

In celebration of its second year on the Strip, THE LION KING has introduced its first locals’ ticket offer just for children. For weekend matinee performances in the month of May, each adult purchasing a full-price ticket can purchase two child tickets for only $15. This special offer for local families is a way for THE LION KING to thank the Las Vegas community for its support since the show’s May 2009 debut.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Box Office or the MGM Resorts Call Center at 877-632-7000. Mention “ROAR” for purchase. The ticket offer is available for the 4 p.m. performance of THE LION KING every Saturday and Sunday in the month of May with a valid Nevada ID. Children must be under the age of 17; maximum two child tickets per one adult ticket. Recommended viewing age for THE LION KING is six years and older.

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Cast members of The Lion King
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Rod Stewart Confirms Two Year Concert Series at Caesars Palace Colosseum

On May 10, legendary rocker Rod Stewart confirmed the rumor that he will return to THE Colosseum at Caesars Palace for the first 18 concerts of his two-year Las Vegas residency, kicking off on August 24, 2011.  Rod Stewart: The Hits will be a concert celebration featuring a set list of the rock and R&B favorites, which have defined Stewart’s unparalleled five-decade-long career.

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The spectacular, state-of-the-art production is being designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience – with no fan more than 120 feet from the magnificent stage.

Dates for the limited engagement are August 24 – September 11 and November 3 – 20, 2011.  All shows begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale and priced at  $49/ $69/ $99/ $165/ $250 plus applicable fees.

Acclaimed Vocal Group Mosaic to Headline Veil Pavilion at Silverton

Nationally acclaimed vocal group Mosaic, known for their unique vocal collaborations, has partnered with Silverton Casino to headline a multi-month engagement in the property’s recently renovated event space, Veil Pavilion.

Mosaic, which has been seen on shows such as “America’s Got Talent” and CBS’ “The Early Show,” will perform on a monthly basis. The five young men that make up the electrifying vocal group sport a collection of distinct personalities and showcase a wide variety of music, including contemporary pop hits and nostalgic jazz standards.

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Mosaic preview performance at Veil Pavilion
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“I am thrilled to welcome Mosaic in their new home at Silverton and as the new face of Veil. It is a great group and the concept tied in really well with the vintage Vegas vibe I was looking to bring monthly to the pavilion,” said Alison Gramenos, creative director of Silverton.
The first performance in this series will take place on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus tax and applicable fees. Guests must be 18 years or older.

Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

Famed Las Vegas entertainer WAYNE NEWTON recently gifted PEEPSHOW’s leading lady, HOLLY MADISON, a pair of her very own sloths, which she publicly stated on a few occasions that she would love for a pet. This was Holly’s first time meeting the famously slow moving mammals.  While there, she took time to hold them, feed them and got to know more about them from their professional on-site caretakers. Holly named the sloths Costa and Rica after their birthplace. The duo will live in a habitat dubbed "Holly's Sloth House" at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and be available for viewing when the iconic residence opens for public tours at the end of the year.
Casa de Shenandoah will allow fans of Wayne Newton to see the mansion that “Mr. Las Vegas” calls home for the first time. Visitors will explore his 30-acre ranch and see his Arabian horses and other wildlife, including wallabies, penguins and the newest addition, Holly Madison’s sloths.  Guests will also be wowed on a tour of his new museum featuring rare collectables from his five decades-plus of entertaining.  Items included with Newton’s valuables are Nat King Cole's makeup case and watch he was wearing when he passed away, Johnny Cash’s guitar as well as a microphone from Frank Sinatra.

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Holly Madison with Wayne Newton
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Eighty five year old comedy icon JERRY LEWIS announced that after 45 years he is retiring as host of the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Labor Day telethon. The Las Vegas resident issued a statement on Monday, May 15, through the Tucson, Ariz.-based Muscular Dystrophy Association calling it time for a "new telethon era.  Lewis says he will make his final appearance on the six-hour primetime telethon Sept. 4 by performing his song "You'll Never Walk Alone.  He will continue as the association's national chairman, a role he's held since the early 1950s.

In conjunction with the launch of their new Island Time small plate and cocktail offerings, TOMMY BAHAMA’S RESTAURANT BAR at Town Square launched Patio Thursdays on May 12, and then every following Thursday night from 4pm – 7pm on Tommy Bahama’s intimate private park-side outdoor patio.  The weekly event highlights New Island Time Menu Offerings with the addition of live music and specialty rum drinks from their vast collection of over 175 rum varieties.

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosted the 21st Annual AIDS WALK LAS VEGAS at the World Market Center on Sunday, April 17, and with help from the community, raised more than $461,000. Comedy magicians, Penn & Teller served as Grand Marshals for the tenth consecutive year and hosted the Penn & Teller Challenge as their AIDS Walk team, which drew in an unprecedented amount of participants with 1,200 walkers (of the 8,500 total) and raised $219,000 including Penn & Teller’s donating match.  As AFAN’s largest fundraiser of the year, proceeds will go towards assisting and educating more than 3,500 men, women and children infected with HIV and AIDS in Southern Nevada.

The 5th Annual HENRY PRENDES CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC, held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Palm Valley Golf Course, raised more than $15,000 for Henry’s Place, a camp facility for the underprivileged youth in our valley currently being developed in Cedar City, UT.  From that, the Foundation will donate a portion to the Injured Police Officers Fund on behalf of Fallen Officers and their families.


Beginning Friday, May 13, the Henderson community will have an additional option for farm fresh shopping. THE COUNTRY FRESH FARMERS MARKET is  opening a second location at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. It will operate every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Admission is FREE.

The 2011 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX CONCERT TOUR kicks off at the Las Vegas Hilton May 20 with an all-star lineup of musical greats paying homage to the abiding genius of Jimi Hendrix.  Performing in Experience Hendrix are some of the best known and most highly regarded names in contemporary rock and blues.  They include Billy Cox of Band of Gypsys & the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Steve Vai, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas from Los Lobos, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Living Colour, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Ernie Isley, The Slide Brothers, and Mato from Indigenous.  Tickets are $69-$99 (plus tax and service charge).

In celebration of ARMED FORCES DAY, THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES have joined with the Armed Forces Foundation to salute our nation's wounded veterans with a weekend of entertainment, dining and relaxation in Las Vegas beginning May 20. Southwest Airlines will fly the wounded warriors from military hospitals in Washington D.C. and San Antonio, Texas to Las Vegas where they will be met with a police motorcade to escort them to The Palazzo. A cheering crowd of guests and Palazzo team members will greet the troops at a welcoming reception in the resort’s atrium gardens, adorned in red, white and blue.  During their stay, the troops will enjoy The Palazzo’s lavish accommodations, tours of the Las Vegas Strip, tickets to Blue Man Group at The Venetian and the Tony Award-winning “Jersey Boys,” the ultimate sports fan experience at Lagasse’s Stadium, gourmet cookout hosted by Omaha Steaks at The Pools of The Palazzo and services at Canyon Ranch SpaClub among others. The welcome reception will be held at 3 p.m. in The Palazzo’s atrium gardens and is open to the public. The troops will depart Las Vegas at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, May 23.

In conjunction with this weekend’s 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, MGM GRAND will transform Zuri Lounge, Rouge Bar and Centrifuge Lounge into the ultimate gathering spots for music lovers May 19 – 21.  Each venue will represent a specific music genre and will feature drink specials, guest DJs, giveaways including tickets to the Billboard Music Awards and more.  Additionally, guests can obtain an MGM Grand Pre-Party passport at each participating location.  Passports with stamps from all three locations can be redeemed for a gift bag Saturday, May 21 at Rouge Bar.  Gift bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

On Thursday, May 26, many of Las Vegas’ best, most renowned restaurants will unite again poolside at The Palazzo up for the gourmet event of the year — the LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR. Sponsored by Nevada Restaurant Association the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair promises a tantalizing evening of culinary splendor. Guests will savor samplings of cuisine and cocktails from prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors in a luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo.  The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo.  General admission tickets are $100 each. VIP tickets are $150 per person for early admission at 6:00 p.m. To complete the evening, private cabanas are also available. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs.

ARIA Resort & Casino Poker Room will commemorate the one-year anniversary of its exclusive one-table high-limit room with the 2nd ANNUAL IVEY INVITATIONAL POKER TOURNAMENT Saturday, May 21.  Named in honor of eight-time World Series of Poker Champion and popular professional Phil Ivey, The Ivey Room offers poker players the opportunity to play some of the world’s highest-limit games at Las Vegas’ hottest resort.

The 2nd Annual Ivey Invitational will be hosted by actress Shannon Elizabeth and is scheduled to begin at noon.  Participants of the invitation-only event will compete for the $250,000 first-place prize. The overall tournament winner will play in a heads-up match against Ivey with a shot at earning an additional $250,000.

An ISRAEL INDEPENDENT DAY CELEBRATION will take place inside the Venetian Ballroom on Sunday, May 22 from 1-5pm. Festivities include Jewish community organizational booths, entertainment by Moshav Band, performances by Jewish Youth Choirs, a giant children’s playroom, kosher food, and more. Admission is FREE.

RADIO CITY PIZZARIA, offering authentic Italian style pizza to Las Vegas, opens at TIVOLI VILLAGE AT QUEENSRIDGE, located in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas on May 21, 2011. Available by the slice or as a whole pie, Radio City Pizzeria will feature gourmet pizzas ranging from chicken parmesan and meat-lovers delight to whole wheat and gluten free pies.  The pizzeria will also feature authentic calzones and strombolis along with signature zeppoles and cannolis.

Gavish Real Estate celebrates the Grand Opening of their 3,000 square foot 2nd location by hosting a CHARITY EVENT FOR THREE SQUARE -providing food to families in need. The event will be held Saturday, May 28th at 1920 E. Serene Avenue (conveniently located in the Wal-Mart/Home Depot shopping district at 215 & Eastern) beginning at 10 a.m and will feature; family entertainment, a live radio remote from 95.5, food & beverages, raffle prize giveaways, and more, with ALL RAFFLE PROCEEDS GOING TO THREE SQUARE. Families bringing non-perishable food items will receive a free raffle ticket for great prizes!

LAS VEGAS FIGHT SHOP INSIDE MIRACLE MILE SHOPS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD hosts a free meet-and-greet featuring photo and autograph opportunities with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion, CHUCK LIDDELL on Saturday, May 28 from noon to 2 p.m.

Fremont Street Experience hosts “NINA BLACKWOOD’S ABSOLUTELY 80s” concert series and festival, a 100-day flashback to the ‘80s, that kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend.


Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood will be guest host to a series of FREE headliner concerts at Fremont Street Experience.  “Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely 80s” will feature ‘80s artists: Terri Nunn & Berlin on May 28; Dale Bozzio & Missing Persons on June 4; ABC on June 18; Colin Hay of Men at Work on July 2; Wang Chung with Naked Eyes on July 23; Loverboy on August 6; Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet with Men Without Hats on August 20 and Howard Jones on September 3.  Blackwood will also be featured nightly on Viva Vision with a 100-day countdown celebrating her personal list of greatest songs of the ‘80s.

Rock and Roll legend DOMENICK ALLEN, along with 10 of Las Vegas’ finest musicians, will rock the Suncoast Showroom this Memorial Day weekend with VINYL, a celebration of classic rock utilizing video, laser lighting and effects and state-of-the-art sound design.  Performances are May 28 and 29, each evening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start from $15.95, plus tax and convenience fees.

The ladies from Luxor’s steamy adult revue, FANTASY will host a party on the patio at RHUMBAR inside the Mirage, Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 from 6-8 p.m.  The Ladies will raffle autographed FANTASY calendars and ticket giveaways to the sexy show. With specialty cocktails like the Sensual Berry and Spicy Lover, the girls of FANTASY aren’t the only things at RHUMBAR made to tantalize your senses.

Sammy Hagar’s rockin’ Las Vegas Cantina will host a UFC 130 viewing party, good food and plenty of cold cocktails on the CABO WABO CANTINA patio Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30.

ROCKHOUSE, Las Vegas’ only ultra-dive bar will kick off Memorial Day Weekend on Thursday, May 26 with a party just to show local Las Vegans some love.  Rockhouse is offering anyone with a local ID open bar from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. followed immediately by an open bar for ladies from 10:30 to midnight.  To top off the night,  the very special guest and host will be Playmate and Miss February 2010 Heather Rae Young.

FLIGHTLINEZ zipline attraction and FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE will hold a FUNDRAISER on Sunday May 29 from 4 – 6 pm. to benefit The Claddagh Fund, a non-profit organization founded by internationally-known band and Punk Rock Bowling team Dropkick Murphys. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15 and 100% of all proceeds from the rides will be donated to The Claddagh Fund, which will in turn donate the money to charities in need that are committed to the three attributes symbolized in the Claddagh ring; friendship, love and loyalty through working to improve the lives of children, veterans and their families.

Celebrity sightings:

Saturday, May 7…

Bobby Brown was spotted soaking up the rays at Marquee Dayclub.

Singer, Ke$ha, made a late-night stop into Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas. The “Tik Tok” performer was filming inside the restaurant for her upcoming documentary, where the pop star was greeted with a mouthwatering spread of food.

Ke$ha’s “Blow” music video costar, James Van Der Beek, was also eating at the hot spot with his wife, Kimberly, daughter, Olivia, and his parents. The family was visiting Las Vegas to celebrate Mother's Day for Van Der Beek's mother's first visit to Sin City.

Music mogul and producer, Jermaine Dupri, stopped in for a quick bite to eat before he went to spin at Gallery Nightclub.

Also enjoying the evening a few tables down was aspiring Alaskan mayoral candidate and one-time Playgirl cover model, Levi Johnston. Afterwards, he made  his way up to Chateau Nightclub.
 
Also spotted inside the dining hot spot was mixed martial arts fighter, Wanderlei Silva, and boxing trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. – father of renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Silva.


Sunday, May 8…

Bobby Brown was spotted soaking up the rays at Marquee Dayclub.

Monday, May 9 night boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr was spotted at Marquee Nightclub.

Tuesday, May 10 UFC champion Rashad Evans and current IBF Light Welterweight champion, Zab Judah were both spotted at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens weekly industry night. The two fighters arrived separately and in two different groups. 

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Rashad Evans at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
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Zab Judah at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
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Doug E. Fresh, known as The Human Beat Box” hosted Old School Wednesdays at LAVO.

At TAO, UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre dined with friends.

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Doug E. Fresh
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Friday night, May 13…

“Twilight” actress Nikki Reed kicked off her 23rd birthday celebration in Las Vegas with dinner at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas. She sat with a small group of friends and her new boyfriend, recent "American Idol" contestant Paul McDonald, who had his arm around her throughout dinner. The birthday girl was also surprised with a red velvet ice cream sundae, topped with sparklers. Afterwards she stopped into the attached retail store and filled up her goodie bag with jelly beans, Reese’s and chocolate-covered almonds before leaving to enjoy the remainder of her big evening out.

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Nikki Reed with Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop.
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Later Reed continued her birthday celebration at Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where she and McDonald were seen dancing, kissing and whispering into each other’s ears throughout the night. The actress was surprised with a lavish, hand-crafted birthday cake from confectionary emporium, Sugar Factory, before the night ended.

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Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald with her birthday cake at Gallery Nightclub.
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Nikki Reed, Paul McDonald and friends celebrate her birthday at Gallery Nightclub.
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Hip-hop superstar, T-Pain, stopped into Sugar Factory’s flagship retail store at Paris Las Vegas. T-Pain perused the store for a few minutes before heading upstairs to take over the DJ booth at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

“Sons of Anarchy” hottie Charlie Hunnam was spotted at Sugar Factory’s delicious eatery, Sugar Factory American Brasserie with his friends before moving upstairs to host his party at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

A few tables down, Disney Channel sweetheart, Debby Ryan, was having fun at her 18th birthday dinner with her mother and two friends at the popular eatery. For dessert, Ryan was presented with a hand-crafted personalized birthday cake to her surprise. After her delicious meal, she stopped in the retail store to stock up on birthday sweets.

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T-Pain with Sugar Factory’s signature Couture Pop at Paris Las Vegas.
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Charlie Hunnam with Couture Pop at Sugar Factory inside Paris Las Vegas.
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Debby Ryan with her sparkler-adorned birthday cake at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.
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Later in the evening, T-Pain performed a live DJ set and “Sons of Anarchy” actor Charlie Hunnam hosted at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

Hunnam was accompanied by a party of three, which included English born actor Ross McCall from HBO's hit series, "Band of Brothers”.

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T-Pain performs a live DJ set at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
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Charlie Hunnam hosts at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
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Saturday afternoon, May 14…

Audrina Patridge, star of her self-titled VH1 reality series “Audrina,” along with 15 of her closest friends, including brother Mark Patridge (in photos with Audrina) celebrated her 26th birthday at WET REPUBLIC at MGM Grand.

Later in the day, the gorgeous cocktail servers of WET REPUBLIC surprised Audrina when they presented her with a three-tier purple and silver birthday cake while the packed house wished her a “Happy Birthday.” However, the real surprise came much later in the afternoon when ex-boyfriend Corey Bohan showed up to join her around 5 p.m. Recently rumored to be back with the professional BMX rider, the pair was spotted getting cozy and looking affectionate towards one another.

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Audrina and Mark Partridge
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Audrina Partridge birthday cake
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In the evening…

Up-and-coming showgirl, Angel Porrino, performer with Caesars Palace’s newest review Absinthe, celebrated her 22nd birthday at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

She partied with a huge group of friends, including reality star and "Peepshow" headliner, Holly Madison, and Madison's "Peepshow" costar Josh Strickland, as well as Porrino's  fellow "Absinthe"  cast members.

Gallery Nightclub’s resident DJ, Samantha Ronson, spun the hottest tracks at Porrino’s party.

Also spotted enjoying the party was "CSI:NY" star AJ Buckley, dancing on the raised platform on his private booth with a large group of friends.

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Holly Madison, Angel Porrino and Josh Strickland at Gallery Nightclub.
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Samantha Ronson and Angel Porrino at Gallery Nightclub.
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Samantha Ronson was spotted enjoying dinner at Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Michael Bennett, running back for the Oakland Raiders, was also spotted at Marquee.  At another table was Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers.

Spinning in the main room, DJ Max Graham kept the packed club dancing until the early hours of the morning.

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DJ Max Graham
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Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt dined at LAVO with a group of friends.

Also seen eating at LAVO was Morris Chestnut, known for his roles in Boyz n the Hood and the TV series V.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Monday night, May 15…

E! News host Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic dined with friends in TAO’s private dining room as cameras from their Style Network show filmed.

San Diego Chargers’ linebacker Shaun Phillips celebrated his 30th birthday at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas with an all-out football inspired bash. Shaun walked the red carpet with his closest friends, including reality star Frankie Delgado, just before midnight.

The XS team surprised Shaun with an enormous cake shaped like his football helmet, surrounded by numerous bottles of Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” champagne as confetti dropped from the ceiling.

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Shaun Phillips and Frankie Delgado
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Shaun Phillips and Friends
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Tuesday night, May 16…

Dirty South headlined industry night at LAVO, packing the club.

Shaun Phillips was spotted checking out the electro house DJ.  The San Diego Charger even took part in one of the bottle presentations, donning a Burger King character costume.

DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles took over another table with friends.

Also taking in the scene, British trance music group Above & Beyond, who commanded a table next to the DJ booth.

Several of the cast members of the hit TV show Glee including Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Harry Shum Jr. were spotted at Hussong’s Cantina inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The group hung out for nearly two hours while being entertained a local magician.