Down & Derby, the roller disco party at Downtown’s Gold Spike, made its triumphant return on March 20 with plans to continue every third Wednesday. The Spike has added new games and bars to its outdoor playground, and the April 17 edition will feature drink specials and a $500 limbo contest. Admission is free, and retro attire is encouraged but not required.
After a second massive party this past weekend for Wynn Nightlife’s Art of the Wild, elrow has announced it will return as a recurring event throughout 2019 at Encore Beach Club. Ten dates are planned, beginning on May 19, each with a unique theme. “It’s a dream for the Arnau family to debut a residency in the world’s epicenter of entertainment alongside the best property in Las Vegas,” says Juan Arnau, CEO of the Barcelona-based elrow. “We are honored to join the Wynn family and make magic happen together.”
Pool party updates: The Tropicana Pool kicks off the season April 1 with new cabanas and menu offerings at its nearly 20-acre tropical oasis, free for locals with a Nevada ID beginning at 10 a.m. Though it’s more resort-y than clubby, the classic swim spot does provide lounge chair, daybed and poolside canopy rentals, along with swim-up blackjack. The Trop also renovated its casino lounge recently, creating Trago, a 3,500-square-foot space open 24 hours, serving up an enhanced cocktail program and DJ sounds from 8 p.m. until midnight. Meanwhile, across the street at Luxor, Temptation Sundays, the longest-running gay pool party in Las Vegas, returns for its 10th season on May 12. An anniversary celebration is planned for July 28.
KAOS is planning to cap its grand-opening weekend with its inaugural Pool Concert Series show: Zac Brown Band on April 7. The three-time Grammy Award-winning country act is out on its Down the Rabbit Hole tour and is schedule to take the Palms’ outdoor stage at 11 p.m. Tally yet another musical genre and different kind of live performance for the new venue, and another reason to speculate exactly how KAOS will work together with the Pearl. –Brock Radke