A new tenant has taken over the old Scullery space at the Ogden. Oddfellows, the Vegas sister venue of Barbarella in Austin and Houston, is Downtown’s first video bar and dance club, and decidedly unpretentious. It soft-opened on August 14 with the ’80s-themed Footloose Fridays, followed by the inaugural New Noise indie night on Saturday. Expect more weekly themed parties to emerge, including a possible gay night. —Mike Prevatt
Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party returns for the third time to Encore Beach Club on August 28. Expect sets from Mad Decent labelmates Gent & Jawns, Yellow Claw, Major Lazer, Grandtheft, RL Grime, TJR and Zeds Dead, and Diplo and Grandtheft will be back to play the afterparty at Surrender that night.
Hakkasan residents The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) have announced their Friend Zone Tour, a 30-plus city adventure kicking off in Nashville October 23. Supporting acts will include Autograf, Matoma, Ansolo, Loudpvck and SNBRN. The tour hits Hakkasan at MGM Grand November 5 and 28 and December 5.
Monte Carlo’s Strip-side party spot Double Barrel Roadhouse has launched DB Live! on Saturdays, featuring live music and local bands starting at 9 p.m. plus specials like $5 Bud Lights and Shock Tops and $6 DB Courage drinks. Country rockers Crossroad South followed by DJ Jimmy Lite take the stage this week.
And from the department of unlikely party team-ups, former One Directioner Zayn Malik spent some quality time with Method Man and Redman during the hip-hop duo’s Foxtail set Sunday. We’ve said it before and we will say again—oh, Vegas. —Brock Radke