Around the Scene: March 31, 2011

40/40 ClubRapper, entrepreneur, and all-around mogul Jay-Z and Red Sox slugger David Ortiz settled a dispute over the name of their dueling nightclubs, according to the New York Daily News. Last April, Jay-Z sued the baseball star for $5 million in damages, claiming Ortiz stole the name and concept of his 40/40 Club; Ortiz had opened his own Forty-Forty club in the Dominican Republic. Jay-Z’s lawyer, Peter Raymond, says both parties agreed on “the outlines of a settlement and need to reduce it to writing."

XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas is gearing up for Memorial Day with a weekend-long celebration. With performances by DJ Deadmau5, A-Trak and more, the event promises to be unforgettable. Guests sticking around until May 30 will be able to hear resident DJ Afrojack work the crowd into the early morning hours.


Not to be outdone, Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub are upping the ante on Memorial Day weekend by also celebrating the clubs' first-year anniversaries. Headlining the weekend bash are some of the best DJs and performers in the business: Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Lil Jon, Afrojack, Feed Me and Kaskade. Making his debut at Encore Beach Club, Deadmau5 will close the weekend on May 30.

Encore Beach Club

Kim KardashianDon’t mess with the Kardashians! Apparently, the sisters K are making nightclubs sign confidentiality agreements when shooting on location for their numerous reality shows. The agreement features a $1 million breach-of-contract fine if anyone discusses what goes on in the club during the shoot, but with those famous sisters, it's hard to keep things secret for long.


The Mann Theatres in Glendale, Calif., could transform into nightclubs as the city looks to revamp its downtown arts-and-entertainment district. The Glendale Exchange and Glendale Marketplace, two commercial centers, have struggled to be the economic boost the city expected. The theaters' leases are up at the end of June, and Greg Astorian, the commercial real-estate broker who handles the Exchange, is negotiating with nightclub owners who have expressed interest in the space.

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