Years of controversy, women dressed as bunnies, ferocious readers, inquisitive skeptics, and the smoothest man alive culminate this Thursday June 10 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Playboy Club.
On the 52nd floor of the Palms Casino, known as the Fantasy Tower, you can enjoy dinner, drinks, gambling and dancing at the Playboy Club. Starting with the first Playboy Club in Chicago in 1960, there were clubs all over the world from New York to LA to Manila. Then in 1988, at the dawn of a more conservative nationwide mindset, all the Playboy Clubs in America shut down.
Want to get a taste of New York's social elites and experience one of New York City's most exclusive clubs? Then head over to Marquee Our House event this Thursday night. Get ready for a night of dancing with featured music by Secret Society's Tengo and Mike Chach Jacomino, Jordan Marc and DJ Mahl. Celebrities, bottle service and a guest list are a regular night at Marquee, so gentlemen get ready to cough up some dough for the ladies. Doors open at 10 P.M and the party doesn't stop until 4 A.M.
Is money tight? Can’t stretch a trip (or never could) to the Hamptons this summer? That’s okay because SBE (Industry, MI-6) has a new night club in LA called The Colony and it's fresh with a Hamptons theme.
After weeks of private previews this club is finally open to the public. The Colony (previously White Lotus and Halo) is bringing the Hamptons to LA. Walk across the entryway's the wooden-plank floor, and through a door that looks like a lifeguard stand. Once inside, lounge in a boat, or on a patio with complete with white couches. Or make your way over to the wide hammocks hung over a shallow pool and a spacious dance floor.
Before FUR’s venue even allowed me to get excited that there was a night club worthy of NYC or Miami, their website’s venue had a very insistent attitude, as though the high-class social center had a lot of difficulty convincing skeptical D.C. natives to attend. Apparently the people who live in D.C. are far from believing that such a city could have such a swanky social center because FUR feels obligated to list their many amenities for people to think “Well then, I suppose it is possible for D.C. to have fun nightclub.” I realize this is regular conduct for nightclub websites, but the tone it was written in just made me feel as though FUR had trouble getting people to come to their club.
Cirque du Soleil celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2009. An astounding and original group of performing artists since 1984, Cirque has dropped the jaws of over 90 million spectators since its formation in Quebec.
A true entertainment spectacular, Cirque has trapeze artists, world class gymnasts, singers, dancers, and those with special talents that would only be found in a traveling circus (fire breathers, anyone?). Performances that demonstrate such skill and extravagance fit in just fine in Las Vegas (although Cirque has been enjoyed in 200 countries).
Waiters at Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa’s new restaurant, Yard House, may take some time in answering the common customer query: “What do you have on tap?”
Yard House, which opened June 5, boasts 130 hand taps at the bar pouring everything from Budweiser to Lindeman’s Frambois. The menu is as good as American grilled food gets with burgers, sandwiches, and a seafood menu. The waitstaff is prepared to pair any menu item with one of their exceptional brews. As for ambiance, the house music is 100% classic rock ‘n’ roll, and the main restaurant opens up into an outdoor patio lounge.
Ever been in a poker game that just wouldn’t end? Well that’s a dream nearly come true for The Unabomber, professional poker player Phil Laak.
This weekend, Irish poker pro Laak played more than 105 consecutive hours of no limit Texas hold ‘em at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Surviving on chicken, broccoli, rice, and hourly five-minute breaks, Laak played to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for terminally ill children. He kept a chart near him the whole time graphing how his chip stack was growing and shrinking throughout the grueling streak.
Beneath the Hotel Marcel at Gramercy, lays the icy, chilled, Polar Lounge.
The arctic hideaway has both a North Pole inspired main area along with private intimate caves if you're in the mood for some extra VIP treatment.
About four months ago, Polar opened its igloo to fashion events, media mixers and after parties in addition to celebrities including Miranda Kerr, Alicia Keys,Orlando Bloom, Swizz Beatz, and Alexa Ray Joel.
Matt Levine and his Brandsway Creative Team, who have their hand in hot spots like the Eldridge, Levant East at The Hotel On Rivington, and The Boathouse in East Hampton, are using their magic to turn Polar Lounge into another exclusive NYC lounge. So far, it appears to be working.
I believe it is safe to say that Polar Lounge is heating up or in this case, it's "melting."
If you're interested in checking out the latest in nightlife this weekend, look no further than Pink Room on Washington Avenue in South Beach. The nightclub is 4,300 square feet of luxurious sound and light, and features a 23 x 14 foot LED jumbo screen as well as a cutting-edge sound system, and podiums and runways for dancers,
Pink Room is a nightclub with a conscious as well. The club was designed by Wick Architecture and Design and is Miami's first eco-friendly spot for nightlife. They've also sponsored with breast cancer research charity Susan Komen For The Cure South Florida (think Pink Room meets pink ribbons) in a promotion where half the price of a rotating "Pink Drink With A Cause" goes to breast cancer research. This way you can feel good about yourself, even if your liver doesn't return the sentiment.