Just after the future of Further Future was threatened by an issue with its initial location east of Lake Mead, the DJ- and electronic music-dominant festival/experience quickly recovered, getting the okay to hold its inaugural edition at the Moapa River Indian Reservation, 45 minutes northeast of Las Vegas off the 1-15. Further Future is set for May 1-3, and passes remain available.
More big-ticket Mayweather/Pacquiao-related parties have surfaced for that same three-day stretch, setting the stage for one of Vegas nightlife’s biggest-ever weekends. New events include: Tyrese hosting at Vanity (May 1); Justin Bieber hosting at Rehab (May 2) Ludacris performing at Vanity (May 2), then again at Rehab (May 3); Diddy hosting a daytime party at Foxtail Pool Club (May 2), followed by a post-fight event at the Tropicana later that night; Bow Wow and Erica Mena hosting at a Tropicana pool party (May 1), where Amber Rose will also appear (May 3); Travis Barker both DJing and drumming at Hyde (May 2); Dennis Rodman hosting with adult film stars both current (Teagan Presley and Tasha Reign) and retired (Katie Morgan) at Sapphire (May 1) and Sapphire Pool & Dayclub (May 2); and Meek Mill and Jeezy performing at Tommy Wind Theater (May 1 and 2, respectively).
Meanwhile, Encore’s party spots chose that weekend to officially debut their nighttime pool parties, with Surrender/Encore Beach Club first up on April 30 (with Martin Solveig), followed by XS on May 3 (headlined by Avicii).
Want to sample beer technically made somewhere other than planet Earth? Ninkasi Brewing’s Space Oddity Ball at Mandalay Bay’s Eyecandy lounge on May 1 will debut the Ground Control Imperial Stout, made from fermented yeast that spent time in outer space. Tickets to the tasting/entertainment event are $50.
RuPaul will produce what’s being billed as the first drag queen convention in LA, and a handful of Las Vegas performers will make the trip over as featured guests. Local LGBT nightlife figures Hot Chocolate, Coco Montrese, Derrick Berry and India Ferrah are scheduled to join RuPaul’s DragCon on May 16 and 17, along with viral teen star Brendan Jordan.