Mardi Gras 2013 at House of Blues

Posted by    |    February 8th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

event_79348 Mardi Gras weekend  is upon us Dallas and The House of Blues is bringing you a weekend full of Fat Tuesday festivities. Apart from beads, beer and feathery masks lets take look  at what House of Blues has got for you this weekend.

 

Friday 2.8.13

Come out tonight and show Graceland Ninjaz and Zydeco Sting Rays your sexy dance

Saturday 2.9.13

Mmmm…Mmmm Saturday is the day to grub on some crawfish at the Crossroads crawfish broil and then after take in some lovely visual delights as the ladies of the Ruby Revue tantalize the crowd.

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Sunday 2.10.13

Take this day to feed your spirits and your body with the House of Blues Mardi Gras Gospel Brunch. This will be a good time to relax before the final party blow out come Tuesday.

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And finally….TUESDAY!! 2.12.13

What better way to spend your Fat Tuesday than with New Orleans’ own Cowboy Mouth who will be rockin’ you hard all through the night with one of their legendary live shows.

So get  your beads on and the Aspirin ready and laissez les bons temps rouler!

Late-Nights at the Perot Museum

Posted by    |    January 17th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

social science perot museumAlthough one the missions of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is to engage the youngsters, it’s nice to give parents a break every now and then. The popular, new museum will soon play host to Social Science, an exclusive after hours-engagement for adults complete with cocktails, hands-on experiments, dynamic performances, unique demonstrations, and sneak peaks of current research and inventions with guest sciences.

Each Social Science will revolve around a particular theme, the first one being “Ingenuity” on January 18. The event will feature several amazing speakers, including SMU alum Christian Genco and his clever MaKey MaKey invention. Check out this video of him at an SMU talent show. I don’t know what’s more impressive, the fact that he created it, or that he was able to ingest that much as once.

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Date Night No-Brainer: Defending the Caveman

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

If you’re a dude and it’s your turn to plan date night, then may I suggest Defending the Caveman at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. Starring local celeb actor John Venable (who you may recognize from Dallywood fame,) you’ll laugh yourself silly.  And hey, when is the last time you made the effort to see live theater?  At only $32 for floor seating and $27 for balcony seating, I’d say it’s a cheaper date than what you’d spend on drinks in Uptown.

Get brownie points with the ladies by taking them on a proper date that isn’t just another bland dinner and movie. Check out Defending the Caveman while you still can (and reap the benefits after the show).

Defending the Caveman

Now through – May 19, 2012
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 2p.m. & Some Additional performances on Saturday at 5pm
Fridays & Saturdays only in May

Contemporarytheatreofdallas.com for more information.

The Queen of House

Posted by    |    January 21st, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Zarnaz “Zee” Zandi was named Wynn Las Vegas’ Director of Nightlife Entertainment last summer and nary six months into the job she is already making some serious waves. Since her arrival to the tony resort, the music programs at XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club have seen a chrysalis from open format to house. This similarly mirrors a broader mainstreaming of the genre. Now with a slew of newly inked residencies and some of the biggest names in house music (or music in general) playing at Wynn, the resort’s clubs seem to be hotter than ever. Here we tap some of Zandi’s thoughts on Vegas nightlife, music and being a powerhouse. (more…)

Nightlife Gives Back – to the Tune of $171,000

Posted by    |    December 7th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

We often see images of extravagant receipts from nightclub revelers, but it’s the holiday season and Jesse Waits’ and his staff at Tryst and XS (Wynn and Encore Las Vegas) definitely racked up a charitable, 150 foot long one themselves – that totaled $171,000! The money comes exclusively from staff donations and goes to buy over 10,000 toys for underprivileged kids. This is their sixth year and they continue to shatter previously records ($106K last year). Also getting into the spirit at Encore is Surrender Nightclub where if you bring an unwrapped toy you get free admission tonight. –David Morris

Is it EDC season yet?

Posted by    |    October 6th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is already gearing up for its next season. The popular music festival has confirmed that it will return to the Las Vegas Music Speedway on June 8 – 10. Last year discounted early bird tickets sold out almost as soon as they were released, so be ready to logon to their website when tickets for the festival go on sale at 2 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Three-day General Admission tickets will start at $215, three-day VIP tickets are to start at $500 each and will most likely go up. We also hear that there will be a limited quantity of single-day tickets available at a later date.   For tickets and more information click here.  No word yet on if the event will be making a return to Dallas as well. –David Morris

One Electrifying Weekend – Ibiza Meets Vegas

Posted by    |    July 5th, 2011 at 4:21 am

Last weekend the Las Vegas Motor Speedway played host to the Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC). Though local and national news outlets had raised concerns over safety leading up to the massive party, attended by well north of 200,000 people, these proved unfounded. Though the massive 1000+ acre infield was certainly crowded, people were well behaved and in fact things appeared better organized than other festivals such as Glastonbury and Coachella. Unlike other festivals EDC was definitely a total sensory overload. Hundreds of trippy performers cavorted around the grounds. Some dressed as fish on stilts, neon blobs, and others as what we will just refer to as whimsical, fey-like creatures. Beyond the performers, there were also free carnival rides, but the real draw here was certainly the music. Major electronic dance music (EDM) talent was omnipresent throughout the weekend. Highlights included sets by Manufactured Superstars, Sander van Doorn, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Cedric Gervais, Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, EC Twins, Ferry Corsten, and Wolfgang Gartner. Certainly headliners like Tiesto and David Guetta wowed, but Avicii, Skillex and Swedish House Mafia were simply unbelievable. Near the end of Swedish House Mafia’s 2-hour long set they transitioned into their latest single “Save the World” and the crowd erupted as the lights came up revealing the vocalist John Martin center stage offering a live performance as Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso stood on top of the booth to hype the crowd. This occurred while a ten minute fireworks show was underway and Red Bull skydivers shot off flames that lit up the sky.

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Winter Music Conference/Ultra Heads West (EDC Moves to Vegas)

Posted by    |    June 12th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

With the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) coming to Dallas this week before they gear up for their flagship event, it seems only fitting to provide an update. Last month we discussed the EDC’s exodus from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to the 1,000 acre Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Out of Night Comes Day

Posted by    |    May 27th, 2011 at 4:35 am

Summer is finally starting to heat up and what better way to cool off then with the official start of pool season? But, wait… other than the one off pool party hosted by Ghostbar at Cirque and the alright weekly splash over at The Joule where can we go?

The obvious answer is Las Vegas, where a pool culture has been cultivating for years. Certainly, the war for supremacy here is ever raging but, Encore Beach Club (EBC) by all accounts is the reigning king. With 60,000 square feet of palm tree lined and shower pole decadence; this venue has literally been built for one giant party. It is visually one of the most stunning daylife environments anywhere and that allows it to attract an equally gorgeous crowd. Rather than just offering de rigor cabanas and daybeds, EBC has lily pads – which are basically beds in the water! Their cabanas certainly feature prime views of the party but, also boast balconies overlooking the strip. Once more, they offer eight 350 square foot bungalows (as big as a standard hotel room) which include private bathrooms and infinity pools. What should not surprise fans of the Wynn is that the service here is on par with what can be found at the Four Seasons or Mandarin Oriental. Though cabana attendants mist guests every 30 minutes with Evian and the venue is stunning, this would be lost if the entertainment quotient was not in place. You can rest assured it most certainly is. Last year Kaskade held court most Sundays giving EBC instant cred. This year the residency list is simply out of control with Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Deadmau5 and a whole lot more being thrown into the mix. To give you an idea, here is what’s going down this weekend: (more…)

Wide Awake With Insomniac

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Courtesy of Insomniac Events

By: David Morris and Raha Lewis

David Morris is a freelance travel, nightlife and food writer. Raha Lewis is an Associate Editor at the LA Times Magazine and Editor in Chief of the lifestyle blog Am I in Trouble.com

It’s no secret that recently there has been an insurgence of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) in mainstream outlets. Vegas nightspots such as XS (at Encore Las Vegas), Vanity and The Joint (At Hard Rock Hotel), were among the first to recognize its appeal to Vegas consumers. XS has tapped Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and Grammy-award winning Afrojack to transform the exotic party pen into a dance frenzy. Likewise The Hard Rocks’ The Joint plays hosts to arguably the world’s most famous DJ, Tiesto, each month. (more…)