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Nightlife News & Notes: New off-Strip party promos, Omnia’s opening and more

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Steve Aoki tours with local trap/electro duo Caked Up through March, including a February 15 date at Hakkasan.

Surely hoping to tap into the luck of the Irish, Hakkasan Group has settled on the weekend leading into St. Patrick’s Day to introduce Omnia to Las Vegas. The massive new nightclub replacing Pure at Caesars Palace opens its doors to the public on March 12, with—who else?—Calvin Harris in the DJ booth. It begins normal Tuesday-Friday-Saturday operations on March 17.

In other Hakkasan Group news, Wet Republic—which recently revealed nearly all of Hakkasan’s and Omnia’s residents for the 2015 season, which starts March 13—is hiring for several positions, including lifeguards, security and model bartenders, during an interview event at 10 a.m. February 5 at Hakkasan’s Ling Ling Room.

Vegas trap/electro duo Caked Up just announced it’s signing with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, with its first release “Rave Police” due February 10. Its locals-only tour with Aoki crosses the country through March, including a February 15 date at Hakkasan.

Revelers trying to avoid the Strip and its high covers have a slew of new off-Strip options. Crafty, a house and open-decks night that debuted at Rebel Republic in January, returns February 11. House of the deeper, techier variety—played by residents Eric Martinez, Digital Addikt and David Serrano—make up the soundtrack for Warp, the first weekly at the new Urban Turban restaurant. After last week’s soft opening, it officially launches February 6, joining neighbors Tacos & Beer and Satay Thai Bistro & Bar as unlikely underground groove spots. A Wednesday night LGBT party called Hard & Heavy has begun at Hard Hat Lounge near the Arts District, with DJs LP Sound and Tyler Caiden. And another new weekly—Future Funk, featuring both modern and classic funk, upbeat soul and underground cuts—begins February 5 at Insert Coin(s), with DJs CryKit and MamaBear on music detail.­­

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