Sneaking in among the big EDC week events comes the debut of English DJ Pete Tong’s new party at Wet Republic, All Gone. Longtime house music fans should recognize the party name from the catchphrase, “It’s all gone Pete Tong”—in other words, something or someone bollocksed up. You can catch the BBC Radio and Ibiza club scene vet poolside on June 20, along with performances by R3hab, Tiga and Michael Woods.
More details have emerged about the resurrected McFadden’s at Town Square: The Irish pub will reopen in July with a full menu, a 12,500-square-foot main floor and a large patio. Expect the return of the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party in September, along with “dozens of draft and bottled beers, 80-ounce fishbowl cocktails [and] a ‘bomb’ shots menu.” And for those who prefer red-hot booze over green beer, they’ll have Fireball Cinnamon Whisky on tap. You’ve been warned.
In celebrity spotting, chef Emeril Lagasse kicked a Venetian appearance up a notch at Tao, where he was spotted partying with fellow restaurateur (and, you know, rock star) Sammy Hagar on Saturday night. That same night, reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether took over Pure, along with a cadre of Miss USA contestants. Meriwether even manned the decks late in the night. Will DJing be a new event at Sunday’s Miss USA Pageant? It could happen.