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Nightlife News & Notes: The Get Back moves to Velveteen Rabbit and more

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First Friday afterparty the Get Back moves from Beauty Bar to Velveteen Rabbit in December.
Claire Hart

The funky soul throwback known as the Get Back is a reliable First Friday institution, partly thanks to its nine-year-plus residency at Beauty Bar. However, the 12-year-old party is making a big change: It will go dark on November 7 in preparation for its December 5 no-cover debut at Arts District tavern Velveteen Rabbit. The move represents the party’s return to Main Street, as the now-shuttered Ice House hosted the Get Back before it helped pioneer nightlife east of the Boulevard.

“We have always had the gambling spirit, and feel that it’s time once again to bet it all on Main Street,” says John Doe, the Get Back’s producer and one of its resident DJs, in a statement. Doe told the Weekly that he ultimately wanted a new location after nearly a decade at Beauty Bar, and that the move had nothing to do with that venue’s change in ownership in June.

Life has announced a few new musical residents, including longtime Wynn nightlife draw and ex-Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, who will launch his Reflections concept on November 22; Gareth Emery, moving over from Marquee to start his own themed night called Kings & Queens on December 5; and former Hakkasan DJ Michael Woods, who debuts at the SLS nightclub on December 19.

Marquee has finally revealed its New Year’s Eve headliner: Canadian rapper Drake. Presale tickets are currently $150 for men and $100 for women. DJ Politik will be behind the booth.

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