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Nightlife News & Notes: New parties, Drai’s Afterhours makes some changes and more

Gold Spike’s Time CapSoul happens every fourth Wednesday and features ‘80s and ‘90s hits from DJ Lisa Pittman (pictured) and friends.

Nightlife mainstay Drai’s Afterhours is making a few changes. It has expanded operating days; it’s now open Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 1 a.m. Those industry locals with valid ID will score free admission except on Friday and Saturday—also the two nights that the VIP room will be open (with its DJs playing hip-hop) and the main room DJs play house (they stick to open format the rest of the week). Also, the basement space’s early-Tuesday-night Country Club promo concluded on March 10, but fret not—Yacht Club returns to the Beach Club in April.

Did you know that some of your favorite nightspots have their own Wi-Fi service, perfect to enable transmission of your most embarrassing club pics? Among the early adopters are Light and Daylight, Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club (and the afterhours space downstairs), Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub (via the Cyber Dust app) and—just added—Surrender and Encore Beach Club.

Hakkasan Group’s Vista Lounge will replace Shadow Bar at Caesars Palace on May 15, hotel president Gary Selesner told the Sun. We’re hearing elsewhere that the renovated space will feature large screens showing video and/or pictorial imagery of global landscapes and cityscapes to create a transportive atmosphere.

Good news: The Delano Beach Club will be Mandalay Bay’s sister property’s foray into daylife—albeit a more grown-up, relaxed version of it. Bad news: Unless you’re a Delano guest, you can only gain access if you rent one of its 16 cabanas.

New parties: Gold Spike’s PYT #RetroWednesdays will round out with Time CapSoul on every fourth Wednesday, featuring ’80s and ’90s hits from DJ Lisa Pittman and guests, and DJ Hektor Rawkerz on every first Wednesday, spinning classic alternative. Warp LV brings more deep/tech house to the Valley with its weekly Wednesday night promo at Cazino (5150 Spring Mountain Road). And Urban Turban expands its underground-sounds program with Nu Fridays.

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