More names have leaked from the SLS Las Vegas nightlife roster: Dirty South, formerly of Light Nightclub, makes his debut at the new north-Strip property’s Foxtail on August 30, one week before Erick Morillo opens Life Nightclub. Vegas DJs Five and Joe Maz have upcoming gigs at Foxtail as well, while CLA announced her new residency with both Foxtail and Life party spots. All three locals have DJ’d for Hyde Bellagio, which, like the venues at SLS, falls under Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment group.
Krave will throw its last party at Tommy Wind Theater on July 26. Original owner/founder Sia Amiri says he’s shuttering the pioneering, oft-shuffled LGBT party not because of increased competition, but a new concept that may revive the brand (at a new venue), to be announced in the future.
Hakkasan Group hasn’t revealed what’s going into the former Pure location, but it’s already filling some positions for the hotspot’s next incarnation. Visit hakkasangroup.com/hakkasan-careers for more info.
On July 17, one day into last week’s 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, a fat handful of Sin City’s best mixologists convened for a specialty event called Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail. Mariena Mercer (Cosmopolitan), Ricardo Murcia (Bellagio) and Craig Schoettler (Aria), among others, were on hand to demonstrate their skills—as were Nectaly Mendoza and Alenrry Iniguez of Herbs & Rye, which won the People’s Choice award two days later during the six-venue Bar Fight Club competition.