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Club Notes: EDC Week at Go Pool, OTR Thursdays and more

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The Flamingo’s Go Pool has long been one of the most accessible dayclubs on the Strip—a no-fuss party with a crowd-pleasing soundtrack set within a somewhat tropical oasis. With guest performers like Flo Rida and Ja Rule, the Daybeats Saturday party has been known to attract Vegas visitors from across the country looking for sun-soaked fun without long lines and big covers and even bigger-name DJs.

You wouldn’t suspect the Go Pool would switch it up for EDC Week, but that’s exactly what’s happening. After Jenna Palmer holds it down for her weekly Throwback Thursday event, Friday brings a set from Projekt X, the new EDM project from California transplants and longtime Vegas club veterans Albert Ramirez and Supa James. A different duo, Jesse Fischer and Alden Martin, takes the Go stage on Saturday. Known as VAVO and garnering support from the likes of Tiësto and David Guetta, the team behind “Sleeping Alone,” “Right Now” and the new “Anything for You” will bring a whole different flavor to Daybeats, and DJ Capello rounds out an eclectic weekend on Sunday.

Hakkasan at MGM Grand is set to unveil an exciting new technological element this week, a ceiling-mounted “grid” made of 57 sculptured triangles that combine to form a 30-foot showpiece the nightlife company is calling “the largest permanent kinetic light installation in the United States.” Connected via 169 high-precision winches, the centerpiece can transform with the club’s musical landscape into “infinite shapes and colors above the dance floor.” Hakkasan Group worked with Berlin-based WhiteVoid to design the project. Expect a new Instagrammable spectacle to compete with Omnia’s famed spaceship chandelier.

On the Record is extending itself. The well-received speakeasy-style nightclub at Park MGM created by Mark and Jonnie Houston and the MGM Resorts team will launch OTR Thursdays on May 23, playing off the popular Wednesday industry night party as locals will see free admission Thursdays as well. The Vinyl Parlour’s guest “startender” program will continue on the new night, and Park Theater residency show afterparties are also part of the plan.

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