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September 4, 2014

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NIGHTS 28 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 410, 2014 ZEDD BY DANNY MAHONEY/XS LAS VEGAS > CAPTION HEAD Caption goes here caption goes here caption goes here caption goes HOT SPOTS MAX VANGELI AT ENCORE BEACH CLUB Though he has close ties to Swedish producers like Steve Angello (formerly of Wynn nightlife) and AN21 (cur- rently with Wynn nightlife), big-roomer Max Vangeli is not a Swede himself. He was born in Moldova and came of age as a teenager in the States and, like local superstar Steve Aoki, as a DJ at one of the big- gest party schools in the country, UCSB. All Vangeli needs to do to stir a Friday afternoon Encore Beach Club turnout is to channel the mojo he developed pumping up the student crowds of the festive Isla Vista scene. Boom—rager accomplished. September 5, doors at noon, $35 men, $25 women, locals free. LAS VEGAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL AT RED ROCK RESORT Booze hounds unite! The epicu- rean extravaganza returns to the Summerlin resort this weekend, with pours courtesy of vineyards from Napa to the East Coast (plus, spirits and beer from the likes of Patrón, Stolichnaya and Ellis Island Brewery). Bites by local restaurants (includ- ing Firefl y, Scarpetta and Mastro's Ocean Club) round out the decadent gourmet experience, with proceeds benefi ting the James Beard Foundation. September 5-6, times vary, $100-$150. SCARLET: CURE TRIBUTE NIGHT AT ARTIFICE On the Weekly's Facebook feed, a reader recently complained there weren't enough alternative '80s dance options in local nightlife. Lo and behold, Downtown has the answer for all those seeking some post-punk throwback. Scarlet, a local Goth-themed party, will devote Saturday's edition to The Cure, and if you doubt the rhythmic potential of Robert Smith's music, you've never lost yourself on a dancefl oor during "Just Like Heaven" or "The Walk." September 6, 10 p.m., free. KRAAZY PARTY AT HOUSE OF BLUES Break out that old Batman costume or your kandi-colored tutus for this unconventional EDM bash, where attendees are encouraged to get a little "kraazy" with their attire. And those with appropriate duds score comp access upstairs at HOB's exclusive Foundation Room. We're fully endorsing getting more mileage out of last year's Halloween costume. September 6, 8:30 p.m., $25. FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE PICNIC AT MOUNTAIN CREST PARK In Chicago, the birthplace of house music, people regularly gather to dance and lis- ten to local DJs at parks during the daytime, which begat traditions like the Chosen Few House Music Picnic. Hopefully we'll start one of our own with this Saturday's family-friendly clambake, featuring Douglas Gibbs, Lenny Alfonzo, Roy Evans and other house DJ lifers. September 6, 1 p.m., free. BINGO PLAYERS AT HAKKASAN Sadly, the Bingo Players are plural in name only since founding mem- ber Paul Bäumer passed away last year. However, his musical partner Maarten Hoogstraten has been representing the Bingo name in DJ booths world- wide for over a year. If you haven't caught up with the boisterous Dutch act in awhile, a tourist-light Sunday night at Hakkasan is as good a time as any. September 7, doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 men, $20 women. PRIDE CLOSING PARTY AT BEATLES REVOLUTION LOUNGE The LGBT community's weeklong celebra- tion is packed with events at nightclubs and pools all over town, and culminates Sunday night with a special edition of the Mirage nightspot's weekly, gay-themed Revo Sundays bash, featuring DJ Tracy Young and a live set from Flava. September 7, 10 p.m., $20, locals and industry free. HENRIX AT LIGHT The Miami-based producer touches down at the Mandalay Bay danceteria for its weekly Blow Out bash. Check out his latest "Acid, Rave, Sex" release, then do some of that second directive Wednesday night. September 10, doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 men, $27 women. CLUB HOPPING Nightlife news & notes The recent Labor Day Weekend was a momentous one, and if any particular DJ owned it, Zedd would likely be crowned the victor. On August 28, for the irst of two nighttime pool parties at the Wynn/ Encore resorts, the big-room Russian producer/DJ was joined in the Encore Beach Club booth by previous Wynn/ current Hakkasan resident Tiësto, and given a special moonman-shaped cake for his recent MTV Video Music Awards win. Three nights later, Zedd headlined XS' Nightswim bash, which managed to cycle through a reported 11,323 guests, a igure that breaks the 11,000 attendance record set by the May 25 edition of the same party. Oh, and since it was his birthday party, he received another cake. Tiësto's crashing of and performance at a competitor's event raised a few eyebrows—as did Skrillex's surprise set at Drai's After Hours late Friday night. We suspect that went better than his other impromptu gig two nights before at Burning Man in Northern Nevada with his Jack U partner and fellow Wynn resident Diplo. Reports surfaced that during the duo's tag-team e ort at the Robot Heart soundcamp, Diplo made the mistake of dropping DJ Snake and Lil Jon's trap hit "Turn Down For What," drawing enough boos from the crowd to end Jack U's set. Skrillex recently landed on Forbes' annual Electronic Cash Kings list, though Calvin Harris remained the highest-earning DJ. The Hakkasan anchor boasted a $66 million take over the last 12 months. Wynn nightlife exclusive David Guetta came in at second place with $30 million, Tiësto and Avicii (Wynn) tied at third with $28 million each, and new Las Vegan Steve Aoki (Hakkasan) landed at ifth with $23 million. –Mike Prevatt round out the decadent gourmet experience, with proceeds benefi ting the James Beard September 5-6, times vary, for all those seeking some post-punk throwback. Scarlet, a local Goth-themed party, will devote Saturday's edition to The FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE PICNIC AT MOUNTAIN CREST PARK Chicago, the birthplace of house music, people regularly gather to dance and lis- 6.6M Number of likes on The Cure's o icial Facebook page. > FORCE OF ONE Bingo Players may only be one person now, but Maarten Hoogstraten will still bring it at Hakkasan this weekend.

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