Club Notes: Drake, charity poker for Shade Tree, casting for the Palms and more

Drake performs at XS during CES week.
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There's a late addition to the New Year's Eve weekend lineup at Drai's: Kevin Hart. The comedian and actor will host three straight nights of entertainment at the Cromwell nightclub, December 29 with Lil Wayne, December 30 with Big Sean and December 31 with Future.

CES 2019 is coming up on January 8-11 but Wynn Nightlife already won it. Drake will perform for the first time at XS Nightclub on January 10.

In other Wynn Nightlife news, the group’s Hold ‘Em for a Cause charity poker tournament benefitting the Shade Tree will take place January 16. Event entry starts at $150 and includes a cocktail hour and silent auction in the Player’s Lounge at Encore for all participants. All net proceeds will benefit an emergency fund for the Shade Tree, the local nonprofit providing safe shelter for homeless and abused women and children in crisis. To sign up, visit

When On The Record debuts this week at Park MGM, guest bartender Aaron Polsky of Harvard and Stone in Los Angeles will be pouring. It’s part of the new club’s special program at the Vinyl Parlor, the hidden speakeasy within On The Record. Each guest bartender will contribute his or her own music-inspired cocktails to the seasonal drink menu and will be prepared to riff on guests’ personal palates or moods. Upcoming visitors include Erick Castro from San Diego’s Polite Provisions on January 11-14 and Jillian Vose from Manhattan’s Dead Rabbit Grocery on January 17-20.

You already know The Palms is preparing a 73,000-square-foot dayclub concept and an adjoining 29,000-square-foot nightclub wrapping around the resort’s pool area and the former site of Rain. Now you can be a part of it. The Palms is hosting a casting call for its new venues set to open in the spring on January 2-6 at the resort’s ballroom level. Available gigs include bottle and cocktail servers, hosts, lifeguards, dancers, promoters, marketing models, security and server assistants. To sign up, visit

In other Palms nightlife news, Clique Hospitality is at it again. Hot on the heels of this month’s announcement for the upcoming Barbershop cuts and cocktails venue coming to the Cosmopolitan (at the former Bond bar space), founder Andy Masi has recently announced the New York-inspired restaurant concept Green St. Kitchen will open in the spring in the Palms space previously earmarked for Tao Group’s Vandal restaurant. Designed by the Rockwell Group, Green St. Kitchen will include a collection of street art curated by Palms’ creative director Tal Cooperman, a vintage video arcade speakeasy, a secret vending machine door leading into the main bar and lounge and a modern American menu created by chef Lanny Chin. Clique also operates Camden Cocktail Lounge and Apex Social Club at the Palms.

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