Our raucous glitter gulch is about to get a little more glamorous. Bare Pool Lounge, located in the Mirage, is introducing a brand new, weekly LGBT dance party. Starting just a month from now, March 20, Bare Pool will go through a seductive metamorphosis to become Heaven, the outdoor nightclub more fit for sinners than saints.
"Heaven has a new address, and it's Bare, Saturday nights," says Eduardo Cordova, creator of the other popular dance series, The Closet Sundays at Revolution, as well as Heaven.
Upon your arrival, angels will welcome you with open wings and open arms before conducting you inside where more seraphs, both blasphemous and blessed, are sprinkled throughout the party, dancing and socializing.
At the far end of the pool will sit the performance stage, sure to play host to many a fabulous guest as you sit watch the show from the white and blue cabanas.
Though Heaven will be completely outdoors, a laser-light show creates a magical, implied roof above while clear-acrylic covers the pool, enabling you the ethereal power to walk (and dance) on water.
The opening night will be headlined by the resident DJ duo the Perry Twins as well as a surprise performance. Cordova has promised to keep the party coming every week by bringing in DJ Brett Henrichsen and monthly resident performer Amanda Lepore following the party's debut.
Lepore is the perfect fir for this anything-goes party. Probably the most famous transgender celebrity, Lepore represents the epitome of fashion and fun. She has been featured in countless music videos for artists such as Elton John, the Dandy Warhols, Cazwell, and Grace Jones. She has also had cameos in films like Party Monster and Another Gay Sequel. Lepore is currently working on releasing her second album, "I...Amanda Lepore" and partook in the True Colors Tour along with Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, The Gossip, Rufus Wainwright and many more. She has been the muse of photographer David LaChapelle for years and has even been the advertising face for multiple big-name organizations including Heatherette, M.A.C., and Swatch. If Lepore doesn't represent the decadence and wonder of Heaven, I don't know who does.
And if you're straight, you don't need to bribe Saint Peter or anything to try and get in. The party's much more inclusive than its namesake.
"I call it ‘rated E for everyone,'" says Cordova. "Gay, lesbian, straight-we don't want to discriminate."