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Things to do in August in Las Vegas
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The trade show for computer hackers (and those trying to counteract them) returns to Las Vegas August 8-11 at Paris, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood. It’s one of the more unusual conventions of the year, but it’s a great opportunity for your inner geek to rub shoulders with Silicon Valley moguls, federal employees, journalists and anyone looking to “hack the system” as much as any computer.
Black & White Party
The most wildest fundraiser of the year for AFAN (Aid for AIDS Nevada) returns to the Hard Rock for one last time before the resort becomes a Virgin property. The August 10 event offers drink and food samples to guests dressed in their best black and white outfits.
With Donny & Marie on the way out, Paul Abdul debuts her new residency at the Flamingo on August 13. The pop icon will play show on select dates through January, mixing choreography and high-tech effects for an expansive look at her career.
Def Leppard returns for their second Las Vegas residency on August 14. This time around, the British rockers are at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. “Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency” will explore the band’s long discography with eight dates in August and four in September.
Psycho Las Vegas
A heavy metal festival that seems to grow every year, Psycho Las Vegas comes to Mandalay Bay for the first time August 16-18. It’s literally taking over the resort with bands set to play the Mandalay Bay Events Center, House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Beach and Rhythms & Riffs casino lounge. So far, no acts have been announced. Last year’s headliner was Danzig.
Blanc de Blanc
This exciting show makes its debut at the SLS (soon to be retro-branded back to the Sahara) on August 16. The international show blends dancing, aerialists and music with vintage cabaret style and a touch of sexiness. The setting mimics a French nightclub with oversized “champagne” glasses among the set pieces. Tickets are $49 to $129, although select VIP guests can actually watch the show from hot tubs. The adults-only show runs Thursdays-Mondays at the Foundry.
Labor Day Weekend at the Pool
This year, Labor Day Weekend gets underway during the last weekend in August. Say goodbye to summer with deals and drinks at the top dayclubs on the Strip. Drai’s at the Cromwell offers rooftop views while Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore scores extra points for having plenty of room on its spacious pool deck. Other favorites include Wet Republic at the MGM Grand, Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan and Daylight at Mandalay Bay. No matter which pool party you choose, expect model-quality servers, tons of drinks and the top DJs in electronic dance music supplying the entertainment.
More Things to Do in Las Vegas in August
If you plan on some outdoor activities such as golf or sightseeing, make sure to start early in the morning, and then spend your mid-day in the casino or by the pool. Pack sunscreen and always carry water if you’re going to be outside any longer than an hour.
Fremont Street Experience: If clubbing is not your thing and you can step away from the pool or AC for a few hours, then consider an evening adventure in the not-so-old downtown. The Fremont Street Experience offers a Viva Vision light show, free live music, concerts, and a zip line.
Fire off Some Firearms: Las Vegas is known for its gun ranges and if the August heat has you frustrated, blow off some steam during target practice. Battlefield Vegas has indoor and outdoor experiences, ranging from entry-level gun classes for beginners to crushing a car with a tank. The choice is yours.
Police Chase Las Vegas: One of the coolest new attractions in town is Police Chase Las Vegas. Speed around the track at the Motor Speedway while playing the role of police officer or suspect on the run. Flashing lights, loud sirens and PIT maneuvers included.
Free Drinks in Las Vegas: Las Vegas is not the cheapest place to grab a drink. Lucky for you we list special promotional events and weekly open bars that are secretly on offer. These events are often added with little notice. Review the special offers on our nightclub pagewhen you login with Facebook.
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