On August 31, Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood hosted its final party. Though there wasn’t an official response from Caesars Entertainment at press time, an anonymous source affiliated with the club—which replaced troubled nightspot Prive in 2011—proffered that fights happening outside the venue scared casino execs already weary of the hip-hop-heavy format. Other reports inferred a struggle to compete with other Strip nightspots.
Also closed, but hopefully temporarily, is Krave Massive. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun on August 30, the city shuttered the relocated/expanded gay club due to “unspecified permit issues,” though the City Council was set to consider a temporary tavern license on September 4. The closure couldn’t come at a worse time—the nighttime parade for Las Vegas Pride takes place near Krave September 6. —MP
Vegas’ chief nightlife export continues to be XS and Encore Beach Club. Having already featured pop-up experiences at Sundance and Coachella, the Wynn/Encore clubs are going to Georgia for the Tomorrowland music festival September 27-29. XS and Tryst managing partner Jesse Waits says the aim is “to make the attendees’ first impression a lasting one by offering the same VIP experience that can only be found at Wynn Las Vegas.”
It was time to bid farewell to Planet Hollywood show Peepshow this Labor Day Weekend, as Coco Austin and husband Ice-T hosted Sunday School at Body English inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Ice-T put on a surprise set. Other LDW highlights: Ke$ha partied until 3:30 a.m. at 1 Oak following a September 1 set of her top hits, and Steve Aoki crowdsurfed sans inflatable raft at Wet Republic on September 2. —JL