Around the Scene: June 23, 2011
Director David Lynch is entering the club world with a film-inspired establishment called Club Silencio – the name of the club from his 2001 thriller “Mulholland Drive.” Although partnered with Arnaud Frisch, owner of the successful Parisian club The Social Club, Lynch is doing the bulk of the design work himself – even the furniture design. Set to open in Paris in September, the venue will feature a bar, concert hall, art library and in-house movie theatre and will be run as a members-only retreat from 6 p.m. to midnight, after which it will open to the non-member elite.
We hear that Derek and Daniel Koch, the twins behind the wildly successful “Day & Night” debauched brunch bashes and MPD in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District are more than a little irked at veteran club owner Mark Baker. The brothers are pursuing legal action against Baker for claiming they’re an integral part of his latest Hamptons club, The Elm. The Kochs will be out East this summer, but at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, N.Y., where they’ll be hosting the “Day & Night” brunch party three times this summer.
Minus5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas really likes Kim Kardashian. The venue created a gianormous replica of her 20-plus-carat engagement ring, made completely out of ice and weighing nearly 500 pounds. The frosty gem will be displayed in Minus5 Ice Bars located at Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo Resort & Casino for the rest of 2011, so visitors with a Kardashian fixation can snap photos with the faux bauble and try the Ice Ice Baby? drink, crafted with Belvedere Raspberry vodka, pineapple juice and coconut.
There’s something to be said for those "Jersey Shore" stars. The Palms Casino Resort and N9NE Group are launching the residency of everyone’s favorite guido, DJ Pauly D on June 24 at noon at Palms Pool & Bungalows and Rain Nightclub at night following up on June 25 with a performance at Moon Nightclub.
Wynn Las Vegas clubs — including Encore Beach Club, Surrender, Tryst and XS — are extending their musical partnership by adding Australian duo NERVO to the DJ lineup. The clubs will share dates with the musical duo throughout the remainder of the year.
The Electric Daisy Carnival starts June 24 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Insomniac Events is taking the experience to the next level with an exclusive red-carpet experience for its special guests and VIPs. Insomniac is partnering with Marquee and XS to host VIP Stage Tables, which come with an unbeatable view overlooking the festival, right next to the main stage. The cozy and posh setting includes a full bottle-service menu, specialized staffing for personal attention, private bar and lounge area on each stage, private restroom facilities and access to all VIP areas throughout the festival. If that's not enough luxury for you, Insomniac also has partnered with Maverick Helicopters to offer transportation from The Strip to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tickets are available and reservation requests can be made at www.electricdaisycarnival.com or via email to [email protected]. Tables also can be booked on site, if available.