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In Brief: Hyde Lounge at the Las Vegas Arena and Britney Spears’ Party Smart campaign

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Britney Spears smiles as she makes an appearance to help light a 30-foot Christmas tree on the LINQ Promenade Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
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Making concessions SBE, the hospitality company that opened SLS Las Vegas and currently operates Hyde Bellagio among its Strip venues, will launch Hyde Lounge at the Las Vegas Arena in April, the “exclusive nightclub option” at the game-changing 20,000-seat MGM Resorts/AEG project between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. Considering there’s already a Hyde Lounge at the Staples Center in LA, there’s no huge surprise here. The 18,000-square-foot Vegas space will bring bottle service, plush couches, DJs and a VIP experience to complement arena events. –Brock Radke

Expanding the canvas Skin City Body Painting founder and Skin Wars producer/judge Robin Slonina is returning to her roots as a sculptor and painter with a solo studio in the Arts Factory. The grand opening is January 9 from 6-10 p.m. inside suite 250, with body-painting demos, music, a raffle supporting local art programs and an exhibit of Slonina’s paintings. She sees this as carving out space and time for her fine art, including on bodies. “Let’s just say I’ve painted a lot of logos in my day!” she said in a news release. “I’d like to create more body-paint work with love instead of logos.” –Erin Ryan

Partying smart Ahead of the New Year’s Eve party cyclone, Planet Hollywood headliner and enduring pop princess Britney Spears partnered with the Rape Crisis Center and Caesars Entertainment to promote the Party Smart campaign, encouraging locals and tourists to make their good times safe, and potential offenders not to be “that guy” who takes advantage of a drunk situation. To check out Brit’s PSA and other Party Smart resources like safety apps and tips on being an active bystander, visit partysmartinlv.com. –ER

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