Around the Scene: May 21, 2013

Iconic DJ Duo NERVO Debuts at Hakkasan Nightclub
Hakkasan Nightlcub at MGM Grand welcomed beloved DJ duo NERVO as they made their debut at Las Vegas’ newest nightlife destination. The Thursday night affair was in full effect as celebrated DJ Quintino manned the decks and spun his heart-pumping hits for the packed night spot. Arriving to the DJ booth around 1 a.m., the Australian sisters Mim and Liv Nervo greeted Quintino as he turned over the turntables to the iconic pair. The energy in the main room erupted as the lights went dim and the floor-to-ceiling LED screen flashed the girls’ name. Putting on an energetic set mixing their most celebrated anthems including “You’re Gonna Love Again” and “Hold On” the blonde beauties kept the party going into the early hours of the morning as confetti burst in the air and Hakkasan’s stunning dancers put on show-stopping performances throughout the evening.

A bright Light will soon burn in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has seduced many admirers with the magic of its lights. With everything from neon signs to gigantic LED screens, the city shines in the desert. And soon a new “light” will add to the glow while filling the evenings with passion, spectacle and the best of electronic dance music. The countdown is on. The opening of Light Nightclub is only days away. Set to debut over Memorial Day weekend, this new party-going hotspot at the south end of the Strip boasts considerable size and a dynamic range of technology. MORE>>

Insomniac Announces Extraordinary VIP Offerings for the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas
Insomniac is excited to announce its exclusive VIP offerings for the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas which will feature high-end amenities for VIP guests. With general admission and VIP tickets now sold out, purchasing a VIP table experience from Las Vegas’ celebrated Marquee Nightclub offers the last chance for fans to gain access to the festival which will be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, June 21-23, 2013. MORE>>

Melo D signs with SKAM!
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Melo D is hailed as one of the most remarkable dj's in the world. He is an original member of the LA supergroup, the Beat Junkies, and has successfully cemented himself as a legend in the international dj community.  Melo D has been headlining major nightclubs and music festivals all around the globe since the mid 90's, and continues to flourish at some of the most reputable nightclubs in the industry. MORE>>

SMX events at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic on Tues May 21
Once again, BarMagic of Las Vegas will be hosting the Official MCC Closing 'Anti-Gala' in Social Mixology style at an undisclosed location in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 21st from 11pm-2:30am. The event is free to all registered SMX members and their guests. More information including details on how to find it and how to get in will be posted on their website. (Likely the day of, as usual). We are also stoked to announce the launch of a spin-off series of Social Mixology events called 'Unchained' that will launch the same evening, only early (6-9pm) also in Manhattan. The premise of SMX: Unchained is to hand-pick some of the brightest-minds in the craft cocktail industry, give them a couple of months to dream up 'the next big thing' and then unveil their creations in front of the media and special guests. A smaller, more intimate, more geeked-out version of SMX, basically.

Turn 21 at TAO Las Vegas
Rumer Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg and Superbad’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse are just a few of the notable names who have celebrated their 21st birthdays at TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub. Now anyone reaching the major milestone can toast to being legal at the iconic restaurant and nightclub just like their favorite celebrity. TAO Las Vegas is launching a new 21st Birthday Club that will give those coming of age the opportunity to celebrate like a VIP with perks and upgrades that are typically only available to the highest profile guests. When booking their 21st birthday, guests will receive complimentary admission and a round of shots for the person of honor and their friends, a custom birthday evite created by TAO – perfect for posting on social media, and a photo on TAO’s famous red carpet. MORE>>

Ginuwine Performs at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas kicked off the weekend with R&B legend Ginuwine as he put on an action-packed performance under the stars on Friday night. The Vegas night spot was a sight to see as thousands of guests filled the nightclub and anxiously waited for the icon to take the stage. Just after 1 a.m. the attention of the packed Rooftop went to a VIP table located next to the DJ booth, and as the lyricist’s voice was heard throughout the venue the energy of the clubgoers began to escalate. Appearing through the crowd singing his single “Same Ol’ G” Ginuwine hopped atop the booths and began his heart-pumping performance. MORE>>

Cosmopolitan tops gay party spot expansion
Nightlife promoter Eduardo Cordova has been quiet the past year, waiting for the termination of his noncompete agreement with former partner Light Group, and working on ventures outside of the gay party circuit. However, the founder of Revolution Lounge’s long-running Sunday gay night has resurfaced with three huge additions to the men-4-men party scene. He’s already relaunched his nighttime pool party Heaven, now held Fridays at Hard Rock Hotel’s second-level Breathe pool. MORE>>

10th & Piedmont makes play for lesbian nightlife
Lesbian Atlanta ladies who like a cocktail or three to start their weekend will soon have a new monthly place to do just that, nestled between two gay nightlife hotspots. Don't worry, the gay boys play nice. Sometimes party promoter Anna Ragghianti, the owner of the now-closed lesbian haunt Bellissima, took to Facebook on Wednesday to cheer on a new offering from 10th & Piedmont. MORE>>

Afrojack, Baauer, Steve Aoki Reign Over EDM At Hangout Fest
Now that the Hangout Festival is officially over, a look back at the weekend's sets proves that EDM ruled. The official electronic tent appropriately named the Boom Boom tent was packed with festival goers of all kinds coming together for one reason: to dance. The festival kicked off Thursday evening with a pre-party starring the likes of Dillon Francis and Benny Benassi. Benny closed the party, but not before blaring his ageless classic "Satisfaction," and it seemed that tent was more than satisfied. MORE>>


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