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Nightlife News & Notes: Pool club openings, a Downtown New Wave party and more

David Guetta at Encore Beach Club on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Daylife season is right around the corner, with several party pools opening before winter—a relative term in Las Vegas—concludes. March 6 marks the opening of Rehab, Drai’s Beach Club, Encore Beach Club and Marquee Dayclub. On March 12, Tao Beach welcomes locals and snowbirds alike. Palms Pool and the previously mentioned Wet Republic and Foxtail Pool Club open for business March 13, though the latter just announced that resident Steve Angello will helm the April 25 grand opening party.

Speaking of Drai’s, Victor and his crew are expanding northward—as in Canada. They’ve been hired to open another nightclub/dayclub outpost, also called Drai’s, at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver.

Matinee Las Vegas Festival has dominated gay nightlife on Memorial Day Weekend since 2011, hosting its largely shirtless parties at various clubs, pools and hotel properties. But the circuit party is upping its game for its fifth edition: Its Saturday night event is called WaterPark, and its host venue is Cowabunga Bay in Henderson. For more info on the May 22-25 party spree, visit

Southeastern restaurant/bar Lucky Foo’s experimented with a deep house version of its Nightshift supper club-style party on February 23. Managing partner/owner Mike Fuller, who also DJ’d the event (along with headliner and Light resident Stellar), says it will continue on a monthly basis for now. Nightshift primarily takes place Fridays and Saturdays, adding non-DJ/live entertainment to the mix.

Downtown New Wave party Rewind turns 1 on Feb. 27, with an Oingo Boingo tribute from DJs Style and Grendel and a live performance from David J, playing a set almost wholly devoted to his former band Love and Rockets (and, if you’re lucky, including a nugget or two from his other band, Bauhaus).

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

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