Thursday - Tuesday
Jun 15-Aug 15
For two months straight, The Palm is serving up a 4-pound Nova Scotia lobster split for two with appetizers and a side dish for $99. It's the perfect summer date night -- great food without breaking the bank.
Libertine Social is serving up a mezcal-filled dinner, pairing a four-course meal and cocktails made with Kimo Sabe. At $45 per person, tickets for this great deal will go fast, so snap them up ASAP.
Friday - Sunday
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The largest EDM festival in North America, Electric Daisy Carnival takes over the Speedway for three straight nights. From dusk till dawn, you'll dance to sets by the biggest DJs in the world, hop on a few carnival rides, and simply revel in the madness, spectacle, love, and skimpy neon outfits. At least 140,000 people are expected each night.
Still trying to find the perfect gift for dad? Spend the day before Father's Day at Evel Pie for a pizza-making class and a little bit of family bonding time. You'll learn how to stretch dough and bake the perfect pizza creation. As a bonus, dads get free beer.
Casa de Shenandoah
Here's a deal for Father's Day weekend -- dads get free admission to Casa de Shenandoah, Wayne Newton's former estate, for the Animal Adventure Tour at 9am. Aside from being a kitschy tribute to Mr. Las Vegas himself, the property is one of the best escapes from the chaos of the Strip, with lush green grass, gorgeous scenery, and tons of exotic animals. You might come across a monkey, penguin, wallaby, or one of several Arabian horses during your visit, and chances are good you'll hear “Danke Schoen” a few times.
After spending three days at Electric Daisy, you'll need help recovering. REVIV will be ready to go at its new location inside the Grand Canal Shoppes, offering IV-drip packages designed to cure any hangover or headache.
In honor of National Martini Day, PRESS will be serving $10 Belvedere martinis and passing out complimentary small bites and flatbreads. You'll also be able to order from the regular menu and roast s'mores on the outdoor patio. This could be my new favorite holiday.
For $60, The Charcoal Room is offering a five-course dinner featuring a lot of Patron tequila. Begin the night with shrimp and scallop ceviche and wrap it up with dulce de leche cake prepared with dried fruit.
Chefs from all of Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas restaurants will be in one place for his Ultimate Backyard Feast. The night starts with a Louisiana crawfish boil on the patio, followed by a four-course dinner with beer pairings, featuring food from Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, and Lagasse's Stadium.
Harvest will welcome guest chef Rick Moonen to mix things up and serve some of his own creations from the restaurant's famous Snack Wagon as it rolls through the lounge area. The small bites will be served 5-9pm as Moonen travels from table to table.
Dig out your lightest outfit -- Andiron is throwing a White Party inspired by the breezy indulgence of the Hamptons. There will be plenty of food and drink to go around, including a poke bar and carving stations, wine, beer, and summer cocktails. The three-hour open-bar party costs $79 per person.
The annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival combines three awesome things together in one place, with more than a dozen BBQ joints and regional breweries on hand. Headliners include The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Tommy Castro.
It may have changed locations here and there, but Drai's After Hours is celebrating its 20th anniversary as the go-to late-night and industry party spot. Currently found in the lower level of The Cromwell hotel, expect a huge party to mark the milestone.
The farm-to-table restaurant will spice things up with a one-night-only menu of New Orleans-inspired cuisine from "Ragin' Cajun" Chef Will Staten. The communal dining experience is $54 per person and features favorites like gumbo, fried ribs, stuffed jalapeños, and, of course, beignets to wrap up the evening. Here's a tip: Spend the extra $25 for the wine pairing.
Friday - Saturday
Jun 30-Jul 1
Wynn Las Vegas
The genius behind Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and many other comedic classics takes to the stage for "A Night with Mel Brooks" at the Encore Theater. He'll discuss his career, perform some stand-up, and share behind-the-scenes stories about his greatest hits.
The hotel and casino will hold a holiday version of its Plaza Pool Nights Party in honor of not only America's birthday, but the one-year anniversary of the rooftop pool. The free 21-and-over bash will have swimming, dancing, and specialty cocktails, including a buy-one-get-one deal on The Firework, a frozen combo of strawberry daiquiri, piña colada, and blueberry lemonade vodka. Some real fireworks will go off when the sun goes down.
Independence Day is not only about watching fireworks -- it's also about finding the perfect drink. So head to Therapy for a $10 Star-Spangled Lemonade (house-made lemonade, blueberry liqueur, and Dos Armadillos tequila), and red-white-and-blue Rocket Shots of Malibu rum, blue Curacao, and grenadine for $5 each.
Thursday - Saturday
You might not know it, but professional darts is one of the biggest sports in the world. The fans are known to get rowdy, dress up in wild outfits, and enjoy a drink or two, so check out the spectacle for yourself when the sport returns to Vegas for the first time in seven years.
Friday - Sunday
Still upset about the "Red Wedding"? Lighten up with Thrones! The Musical Parody. Over the course of 90 minutes, a small group will attempt to act out scenes from the first six seasons of everyone's favorite HBO show on stage. The production is already selling out in cities around the world and comes to Vegas for a nine-show run at The Space.
If you think your pet is the most beautiful thing in the world, here's your chance to prove it. Pinot's Palette at Boca Park will walk you through a one-night-only class on how to paint a portrait of your little pal on a 16-by-20 inch canvas. Wine will be available, which makes any art class a lot more fun.
Thursday - Sunday
Thomas & Mack
If Wonder Woman isn't your thing, check out Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes, a live-action stunt show making its debut this summer. You'll see all your Marvel favorites, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and that raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, in an all-new battle against Loki.
Saturday - Friday
Jul 29-Aug 11
One of the biggest rock acts of all time sets up a mini Las Vegas residency inside the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a five-night summer run. Get tickets while you can, as it's a rare opportunity to see The Who in a smaller-than-usual venue.
Friday - Friday
Aug 11-Sep 1
Steel Panther bring their wild and rowdy act to the House of Blues for a four-night run while cranking out some of the best hair metal songs in history. More than a spoof band, these guys can shred -- and their R-rated attitude is a perfect fit for Las Vegas.
The Tivoli Village restaurant hosts a pairing dinner featuring selections from Casa Noble Tequila, beginning with with a cocktail reception followed by a four-course meal. Along the way, you'll learn a little bit about the history of the spirit and how it's made, a great way to feed your belly and your brain at the same time.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
AIDS charity AFAN's annual Black & White Party returns to the Hard Rock this year, offering plenty of food, drink, and over-the-top fashion statements. Wear as much (or as little) black and white attire as you like. A two-hour VIP reception begins at 7pm with the main party kicking off at 9 and lasting well into the night.
Cirque du Soleil's production of Michael Jackson ONE will celebrate the late singer's birthday with a series of massive festivities. Mandalay Bay guests can also get 15% off tickets but even if you don't attend the show, make sure you check out the exhibits of MJ memorabilia by the box office and get your picture taken by the famous History statue that currently resides in the hotel lobby.