Cinco de Mayo maybe not be Mexican Independence Day and you may not know anything about purebred racing horses for The Kentucky Derby but that doesn’t mean you don’t want an excuse to head out to best spots in the city to celebrate! BarCrawls.com has spiced up the weekend so raise your margaritas and your tin-cupped mint juleps and join in on the fun with three distinct parties and a bar crawl. Check out the details below and click the party links to purchase your tickets!
Kentucky Derby Party at Hotel Victor: Tickets are $10 and allows you to celebrate the ‘greatest two minutes in sports’ on Saturday, May 4th. From 2pm until 9pm you’ll enjoy food and drink specials!
In typical Vegas fashion, these two heavyweights will go head-to-head when the multi-million dollar nightclubs celebrate their grand openings a week apart. Hakkasan at the MGM Grand will open its nightclub portion of the venue April 18th with Grammy nominated Deadmau5 performing, while Mandalay Bay's Light will weigh in with Interscope Records’ Zedd just 6 days later on April 24th. For a more in-depth look at both of these new heavy hitters, let’s go to the tale-of-the-tape.
Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub at MGM Grand is a breathtaking new concept in dining and entertainment. While there are other Hakkasan venues worldwide, this will be their first venture on the Las Vegas Strip. This unique fusion of delicious Asian cuisine and exhilarating nightlife spans over 75,000 square feet and five levels. Envisioned and created by Hakkasan Ltd. and partners at Angel Management Group, the venue holds more than 7,000 people.
Last night, award-winning singer Kelly Rowland, kicked off Courvoisier Cognac's latest program, Courvoisiology, with a live performance. The event took place at SIR Stage 37 in New York City and the former Destiny's Child singer promoted her upcoming album, Talk a Good Game. Joonbug is no stranger to Courvoisier's new concept, Courvoisiology—read all about their New York City launch here.
Film lovers across from the around the world will gathering in lower Manhattan April 17-28th for the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers to reach the broadest audience possible and enables the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. The festival which supports both emerging and established directors also helps to promote New York City as a major film making center. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will hold free events and movie screenings throughout the community.
From NYC to Mexico to Vegas, 1 OAK has made its mark in each city and now has plans for a new location on the historic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Butter Group, New York’s preeminent hospitality company and owners of renowned restaurants, The Darby and Butter; lounges and nightclubs, The Darby Downstairs, 1 OAK and 1 OAK Las Vegas announced today plans to unveil the first California outpost of hot spot, 1 OAK. Located at the former Key Club (9039 Sunset Boulevard), 1 OAK Los Angeles will open its doors in the space that once housed the likes of legendary musicians, including The Doors, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi.
Once a month in 77 markets across the United States and Australia, RAW: Natural Born Artists organizes hand-selected artist showcases that highlights independent creative that specialize in all creative realms. RAW events features visual artists, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, models, and performance artists. RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists with the necessary tools, resources, and exposure need to inspire and cultivate their creativity. The organization wants artists of all mediums to “be seen, heard, and loved.” By hosting these monthly gatherings in artistic communities such as New York, San Francisco, Austin, Brisbane, and Sydney artists are able to educate others, connect with artists like themselves, and exposes emerging talent in the art world.
Late last week, some of our favorite celebs stepped out in New York City to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of Master of the Mix, hosted by Smirnoff Vodka and VH1. Master of the Mix, for those of you who don't know, is a VH1 reality show where DJs battle head-to-head to earn the title of Master of the Mix and a $250,000 grand prize. The premiere party took place at the newly reopened Marquee Nightclub in NYC where guests sipped on signature Smirnoff cocktails, including the Vinyl Collection, The Backspin, and more. The party kicked off with an official welcome from the show's host Amanda Seales, followed by a super trailer of the season. Master of the Mix judge DJ Mia Moretti hit the 1s and 2s accompanied by electric violinist Caitlin Moe, followed by DJ Kid Capri, also a judge on the show. Other celebs in attendence at the event were fashion designers Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano, as well as Corey Kennedy, Sway Calloway, and others. Check out the party pics below!
Considered to be one of the most unique nightlife outposts that New York City's Meatpacking District has to offer, Cielo has reigned supreme for an entire decade. Boasting a top of the line Funktion One sound system, this intimate party haven has successfully survived the typical club age expectancy and doesn't appear to be shutting down anytime soon.
Home to esteemed party outfits such as Endless, Dance.Here.Now, Deep Space and Nurvous Events, Cielo has featured nearly every superstar DJ in the industry. From Steve Angello to Seth Troxler to Luciano, this musical dojo has helped NYC's club scene become one of the best in the world. That being said, 2013 marked the venue's 10th birthday and with that a slew of events to help ring in their turning of double digits.
World class DJ Erick Morillo is set to perform a live set to fans on Saturday, February 16 at MIXX at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa with special guest Funkagenda. A veteran DJ, Morillo has been in the scene since the early 90s and is best known for his international work in house music. He has been linked with the label Strictly Rhythm and produced the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It," which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. His label Subliminal Records has produced the #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit "Fun" by Da Mob, and won the Muzik Magazine Remixer of the Year award in 1999.
The big game is just around the corner and it's a time where football and partying come together as one. With that said, 1OAK's annual celebration is without a doubt the place to see and be seen. The super hot, celeb studded party is going down on February 2nd at JAX Brewery located at 620 Decatur St. in New Orleans, LA. The night will include music by Mick Boogie and expect nothing short of an amazing party atmosphere. In true 1OAK style, there just might be some surprise performers as well as guests to get the debaucherous festivites going.
Watch the 1OAK NOLA trailer and for more information and tickets visit here.
Just after announcing its 2013 roster of superstar DJ talent, Wynn Las Vegas is kicking things off this week during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Wynn is taking over Park City Live, formerly Harry O's, as the prime spot for non-film related entertainment. XS, Tryst, and Surrender nightclubs along with Encore Beach Club present Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais, Nero and more, January 17-21.
Thursday, January 17 marks the start of the festivities as the Powder Awards after party kicks off with British electronic music sensation NERO. Saturday, January 19, Swedish powerhouse Avicii hits the booth, Sunday, January 20, catch multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer Afrojack, and closing out the week on Monday, January 21, French house music DJ and producer Cedric Gervais, a new addition to the Wynn residency roster in 2013, hits the decks and will be joined for a special performance by hip hop recording artist, 2 Chainz.
For more information and tickets visit here.