The Downtown warehouse nicknamed the Candy Factory, a popular rave venue in the late 1990s that hosted dance parties as recently as June 2014, may soon face the wrecking ball. Plans associated with Project Neon’s reconfiguration of the nearby Spaghetti Bowl call for the Industrial Road parcel to be cleared, and sources close to the building say eminent domain negotiations have begun. —Mike Prevatt
Have you been meaning to get back to the original Vegas pool party? Make your way to Rehab on August 15 when the Las Vegas Film Festival hosts a party for documentary Beats4Tanner, which tells the story of aspiring DJ and producer Tanner Seebaum, who passed in 2013 after battling brain cancer. Proceeds from the film and the party, headlined by Flux Pavilion, will benefit Ependymoma brain research.
D.C. rapper and recent Michelle Obama collaborator (it was a panel on higher education) Wale returns to Vegas with a series of performances at Chateau on August 22, September 13 and October 30.
Speaking of October, it’s never too early to start planning for Halloween, and not just what costume you’ll choose this year. Save your great ideas and your 31st for the 20th anniversary edition of the legendary Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball, which returns to the Hard Rock Hotel. —Brock Radke