Nightlife News & Notes: A very successful toy drive, a juggernaut DJ and more

KLUC-FM’s holiday drive was a huge success, with more than 12,000 toys and bikes donated.

XS and Tryst once again got into the true holiday spirit of giving—and we’re not talking about comping VIPs’ bottles of Dom, either. Some 300 employees bought more than 12,500 toys and bikes and donated them to the toy drive headed up by 98.5 KLUC-FM’s morning crew. The service-industry Santas broke their own record by spending $195,468 from their personal cash stashes.

According to Forbes, Calvin Harris was not only the highest-grossing DJ between June 2013 and June 2014, but the ninth overall highest-grossing musician during that period. The dance-pop juggernaut made a reported $66 million, a large chunk coming from, of course, his Hakkasan and Wet Republic residencies.

In other news: Surrender goes dark December 20 but reopens on Christmas Eve ... Body English will remain dark through December ... Grammy nominated producer/DJ Audien has announced an exclusive residency at Marquee for 2015 ... Guy Gerber is no longer playing Life on December 21 (it’s now Jayceeoh, who last played at Drai’s), but Sebastian Ingrosso is now scheduled to play the SLS club on December 30. Reps couldn’t confirm at press time whether he has officially bailed on Light, the nightclub that has been programmed by his management company ATM Artists ... Speaking of Light, it begins Thursday operation with a new promotion called the Beat on January 8 with headliner Will.I.Am. A live set by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the residency debut of DJ Mustard follow ... Former Liaison manager Eduardo Cordova returns to gay nightlife to co-produce the three-day Evolve Vegas NYE event, climaxing with Evolution on December 31 at Tropicana’s Havana Nightclub ... Hakkasan Group has handed over the managerial reins of LAX to host property Luxor. The 7-year-old nightclub is closed through December 26 for a “refresh,” the details of which will be forthcoming, a spokesperson says.

  • Another significant loss of deliciousness: Gelato Messina shuttered at Downtown Summerlin.

  • We don't know who's playing Jewel on its first Friday night, but we do know Anderson .Paak is coming to the House of Blues.

  • The Swedish superstar is calling it quits but will wrap up his XS and Encore Beach Club shows.

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