Around the Nightlife Scene - February 18, 2014

Jon TafferInfluential Industry Pioneers Set To Keynote At The Nightclub & Bar Show
The 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show hosts keynote sessions with three of the industry’s leading entrepreneurs. These keynote sessions will offer attendees the latest news, strategies and trends in nightlife marketing, innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. The annual three-day trade show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24-26, 2014. Registration is currently open at MORE>>

Pool OpeningsPool Club Opening Dates and More
We’re still wearing our hoodies, but pool season starts in earnest soon, as many of the daylife complexes have announced the beginning of their 2014 seasons. New Wynn resident Deorro kicks things off at Encore Beach Club on March 14; Wet Republic opens the same day, though its first big DJ event happens on March 29 with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. MORE>>

Hi-Fi coming to TuscanScottsdale Nightclub Hi-Fi Coming to Downtown Tuscon
Scottsdale nightclub impresario Les Corierii>>? is bringing his latest concept to downtown Tucson. Corieri will open Hi-Fi Kitchen and Cocktails i>>? in a 6,150-square-foot space — 8,000 square feet when you add in the patio — at 345 E. Congress St.i>>?, on the street level of the downtown Plaza Centro Garage. He expects to be open in six weeks, he said Tuesday. MORE>>


Tomorrowland's Second Weekend May Get Snipped From Calendar
Unfortunately, the possibility that the beloved Tomorrowland festival will have its second weekend cut from the calendar, due to complaints from surrounding residents, is on the table. The residents petitioned against the second weekend and this is being taken to court to settle. Not only are they attempting to shorten the festival, but they are inquiring to have the first weekend toned down. MORE>>

Nightlife Wonderland7 Crucial Facts About 'Nightlife Wonderland' Up&Down
It didn't take long for partners Richie Akiva, Scott Sartiano and Ronnie Madra to renovate the space where they operated The Darby (pictured), the restaurant and club that offered live entertainment and some other surprises during its three year run that ended last year. Timed perfectly for the return of New York Fashion Week, they are ready to unveil Up&Down, two separate yet connected club spaces that offer patrons more than a night out but an actual "nightlife experience" to help get customers off their phones and in the door. MORE>>

The ExecutionerHouse of Blues Break Out the Executioner
You may listen to bass music, but have you ever tasted it? That’s pretty much what you’ll experience during Excision’s tour stop. Backed by a behemoth 28-by-15 foot audiovisual screen called the Executioner, the DJ/producer will make the House of Blues swell with sound so thick you can’t cut it with a knife. MORE>>

Electric ForestElectric Forest 2014 Will Still Happen Despite Legal Battles with SFX
Electric Forest has just updated their Facebook page to share that “In light of recent rumors, we want to confirm that Electric Forest 2014 is definitely still happening! We are working to resolve the current legal situation and are confident we will win the debate. We are excited to announce that the initial 2014 line up is coming soon, and we can’t wait to see YOU in the Forest!” MORE>>

Council Explores Entertainment DistrictEntertainment District
Water Avenue could become Selma’s hub for culture and nightlife, if the city council is successful in creating a proposed entertainment district. City council president Corey Bowie said the entertainment district would include a variety of businesses, such as clubs, restaurants and art galleries. Boundaries of the district are undecided, but all proposals focus on Water Avenue and include the St. James Hotel. MORE>>

The 10 Most Outrageous Nightclubs In The WorldNIghtclub DJ
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it's easy to see how one person's dark and dingy club could be another person's tucked away paradise. There are as many kinds of clubs as there are kinds of people in the world. That is why exploring different nightlife scenes as you travel can be an opportunity not just for a good time, but also a chance to learn about people and how they party in different regions of the world. We've compiled a list of 10 interesting, unique, and outrageous nightclubs from all over the world. MORE>>

South Beach's Mokai Lounge Closing for Renovation With "Everything Must Go" PartyMokai Nightclub
"We are giving it ALL away." In typically over-the-top fashion, South Beach's Mokai, one of Miami-based nightlife empire Opium Group's party spots, just announced that it's closing. Not next month. Or even next week. But tonight. Apparently, though, according to club reps, the shutdown is only temporary. MORE>>

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