Around the Scene: Feb. 17, 2011

Encore Beach Club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is gearing up for the summer season by announcing that the dayclub will open April 16. In its second year, expect Encore Beach Club to pull out all the stops. Things you can look forward to: Electronic music artists like Kaskade (winner of 2011 NCB Las Vegas Resident DJ of the Year Award), Afrojack, Calvin Harris and more showcasing their skills every Sunday, Industry Beach night on Mondays, the weekly nighttime pool party “EBC at Night: Dip and Dance” every Thursday, the themed “Recess Fridays” and live performances every Saturday.

Encore Beach Club

Angel Management Group welcomes Sharam to an exclusive monthly residency “Destination Sharam” at LAX nightclub at Luxor Hotel and Casino starting Feb. 23. LAX will honor the Grammy-award winning producer, songwriter, recording artist and car enthusiast with a transformed club decked out in racecar paraphernalia including sexy finish line girls and seductive pit crew. Not only will Sharam debut his new single “FUN” but LAX, too, debut its renovated DJ booth and upgraded sound system, making this a can’t-miss event.


Bayou PlaceAt Bayou Place in downtown Houston, the former Angelika theater will soon be housing four new nightclubs. The Cordish Company, a Baltimore-based develop firm, will open PBR, a country western theme club in March followed by a cigar lounge called Chapel Spirits, and Shark Bar, a club that will focus on ‘80s and ‘90s music. Finally, Lucy’s Liquors will be a laid back and relaxed club.


Chateau Nightclub & Gardens, set to open March 4 and 5 in Paris Las Vegas, promises to be a 20,000-square-foot entertainment powerhouse. The ivy-covered club, which boasts three venues in one, will take the Parisian theme seriously, with staff wearing French maid outfits. Opening night welcomes Drake, DJ Samantha Ronson on March 5 while Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from “Jersey Shore” will host the March 11 weekend party. Read more about it here.


The City Council in Chattanooga, Tenn., recently passed a new bill requiring sprinklers in all nightclubs by the end 2013, reported The Chattanooga Times Free Press. The code requires nightclubs, defined as a business with live entertainment that serves alcohol between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. to 100 or more people, to install a sprinkler system. However, there are some downsides to these tightened codes, especially for small businesses, who could feel the strain from implementing a sprinkler system that could cost anything from $60,000 to $100,000 depending on the size of the establishment.

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