Around The Scene: Jan. 5, 2012
Electronic dance music phenomenon Deadmau5 celebrated his birthday and the kickoff of his residency at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Jan. 2, which officially was declared "Deadmau5 Day" by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. XS staff members and thousands of clubgoers sang happy birthday to Deadmau5, nee Joel Zimmerman, at midnight.
Just before his set, XS Co-Owner and Managing Partner Jesse Waits presented Deadmau5 with the official proclamation on behalf of Mayor Goodman as confetti cannons exploded into the crowd. Zimmerman took the mic and expressed his disbelief in having a day in his honor as his devoted fans erupted in excitement.
“Throughout the past year, we have seen masses of fans journey to Las Vegas to experience electronic dance artists headlining in our nightclubs,” Waits said. “The following for Deadmau5 is phenomenal. I applaud Mayor Goodman for recognizing both his remarkable persona and his ability to drive visitor traffic from fans traveling across the globe to Vegas to experience his live sets.”
Congrats to Noah Tepperberg, Jason Strauss and the rest of their crew for their Marquee Las Vegas' one year anniversary. The 60,000-square-foot club, one of the largest in America, first opened last New Year’s Eve with a cadre of celebs and top clients. This year, the club celebrated its birthday with DJ Avicii.
Encore Beach Club, a Las Vegas daytime pool destination located at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, will host an Employment Fair on Jan. 30 and 31. The venue will fill 200 positions for the upcoming 2012 pool season. Group interviews will be held for marketing model positions, including cocktail servers, server assistants, bartenders and bar apprentices, as well as security officers and lifeguards. Swimwear attire is required for all model position candidates. For more information or to apply online, visit Wynnjobs.com.
Forget Four Loko. The ability to mix caffeine and alcohol has just been made easier courtesy of AeroShot, an inhalable shot of 100 mg of the stimulant. Equivalent to purchasing one latte in strength and price, the inventor — a professor of biomedical engineering at Harvard — claims it’ll help cut down on people overdosing themselves with caffeine. “That’s part of what leads to the nasty spike and withdrawal cycle that leaves caffeine addicts feeling drowsy,” creator David Edwards told NPR. With his product, he claims you just take what you need, which has Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) worried about what will happen in nightclubs. Schumer sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week outlining his concerns.
A hidden gem dubbed Open House recently opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. While the non-descript façade seems banal, the interior is anything but. Beyond the first set of dark wood bars — there are two — lies a staircase descending to the lower level. To the left, a wall of flattened 30-pack cases doubles as the secret entrance to another room, which is where late night shenanigans occur.