around the scene: july 21, 2011
Eva Longoria’sEve Nightclub at MGM’s CityCenter has been having money troubles for a while, and recently closed its doors because of those financial problems; Beso restaurant, which is attached to the club, will remain open. When Beso LLC filed for bankruptcy in January, it was reported the club was losing more than $76,000 per month. However, the space may already have another unusual buyer lined up. AshleyMadison.com, a dating website dedicated to affairs, has expressed serious interest in turning the venue into the premiere destination in Las Vegas for “discrete meetings and intimate encounters.”
Palms Casino Resort is hosting its 5th Annual “A Midsummer Night’s Dream — An Enchanted Lingerie Masquerade” on Aug. 13. This year, the Masquerade party will pull out all the stops with world-renowned DJs, elaborate décor, live performances from the hottest stars and performers dressing as mystical characters, such as fairies, magicians, water creatures, mimes and more.
Labor Day weekend at Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub at the Encore at WynnLas Vegas is shaping up with a lineup of DJs including Afrojack, CalvinHarris, Lil Jon, Kaskade, Skrillex, SebastianIngross, Steve Angello, Max Vangeli and An21. They will perform during the inaugural Wynn Music Festival; XS Nightclub, also at Encore, is partnering with Wynn for the event, as well.
Dream Nightclub in Miami and VoodooTikiTequila are partnering to bring the ultra-premium and infused tequila to South Beach. Voodoo’s Platinum, Reposado and Anejo, as well as Desert Rose prickly pear infused tequila will be offered, along with specialty Voodoo Tequila cocktails and Infused Margaritas.
FLUXX in San Diego, a club that thrives on its rotating theme concept, rolled out FLUXX Aquatic on July 8. The underwater theme will last eight weeks and features “mermaids” swimming in the 800-gallon aquarium; a trapeze swing above also will showcase a mermaid's high-flying moves.
Nur Khan has resurfaced as part of the Strategic Tao Group’s Dream Downtown hotel. They’ve tapped the nightlife mainstay — who previously ran Rose Bar, Kenmare and the failed relaunch of Don Hill’s — to run the basement space, now dubbed Electric Room. The intimate space, which has a capacity of fewer than 100 people, is the downtown hotel’s version of SubMercer, with a small dance space and a few tables.
Comic Joe Piscopo has opened his own nightclub at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. He sees his room as a “sophisticated hang spot with dim lights, a hip crowd and an old soul,” according to reports. Piscopo, who’d been in talks with casino execs for some time, says the “creative atmosphere at the casino was worthy of a nightclub that I would be proud of.” Showtime networks is already allegedly eyeing the space for a pilot episode for a reality show.