This week’s nightlife shake-up: Openings, closings and one big move
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 (1:36 p.m.)
It’s a bittersweet week for the Las Vegas nightlife scene. While some venues are closing their doors, others are putting the velvet rope out for the very first time.
And if you’re a devoted nightlifer, you probably want to be up-to-date with all the details, right? Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s nightlife switcheroo:
The newest addition to the Venetian’s nightlife lineup, this “performance-based nightclub theater” experienced its soft opening on Wednesday night. The Act celebrates its official grand opening Saturday with Vegas Magazine and Belvedere (Red).
Locals score free entry this upcoming Wednesday, so consider checking out the theatrical nightclub if you haven’t locked down your Halloween plans.
The supper club trend continues … ONE Group, the owners of nightlife-friendly steakhouse STK at the Cosmopolitan, have scheduled their latest Vegas venture’s soft opening for Halloween night (a grand opening has been scheduled for November 16).
While the Tropicana-adjacent club will be unmasked Wednesday night, they’re encouraging you to put one on. The “Night of Masks” celebration includes beats by MitchLJ, with supper club dining starting at 6 p.m. and nightlife operations beginning at 10 p.m.
We aren’t saying goodbye to Krave this weekend – it’s more of a “see you soon.” With new digs being built at Neonopolis (to be named Krave Massive), the Strip-side gay club celebrates its final night at Planet Hollywood with a moving party on Sunday.
Though before Krave Massive opens its doors (which will reportedly be by the year’s end), the venue will throw a succession of circus-themed “Under the Big Top” parties in the Neonopolis courtyard. Two tents, each with a capacity of about 1,000, and a heated patio will be set up, and owner Kelly Murphy says the club will hire stilt-walkers and other traditional circus performers to roam the space. Fan of Krave? The first event occurs Friday, November 2 – mark that calendar!
If you were a devoted viewer of MTV’s first edition of Real World: Las Vegas, you likely saw the housemates earning their paychecks at this Palms nightspot, first opened in 2001. Fan of electronic dance music? It’s with partial thanks to Paul Oakenfold’s three year residency (2008-2011) that many of the clubs now embrace the format every night their doors are open.
The club closes after Saturday night’s final bash, with resident DJ Zen Freeman providing the soundtrack.
Rain will open for four final nights over the New Year’s Eve weekend, December 28 to December 31. Kelly Rowland will perform at the Saturday night party, with drummer Travis Barker of Blink 182 and hip-hop artist Yelawolf providing the venue’s final tunes on NYE.