Category Archives: News and Happenings

The Cosmopolitan has now been added to the list of Las Vegas casino resorts with an active labor dispute

There is an escalating labor dispute at the
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Picket lines and demonstrations by union
workers and community supporters at the Cosmopolitan could negatively
impact the customer experience at this high-end Strip resort.

The Cosmopolitan has now been added to the list of Las Vegas casino resorts with an active labor dispute. (See the www.VegasTravelAlert.org website). 

Since
January, the Cosmopolitan has been the site of picket lines and
demonstrations attended by thousands of people. We have also commenced
regular picket lines on the sidewalks of the Cosmopolitan, starting this
past weekend. (See
this news story.)

Workers
at the Cosmopolitan have been seeking a first contract since September,
2011.  They want the same opportunity to provide for themselves and
their families that other union workers enjoy on the Las Vegas Strip.
Our union has proposed contract language on job security and workload
based on the Union Standard on the Strip. We have not been able to reach
a settlement after nearly two years of talks.

 

September is Gays Days AND Las Vegas PRIDE

2nd Annual Gay Days Las Vegas

Gay Days Las Vegas is back September 3-9th
in conjunction with Las Vegas Pride. This multi day event spans
multiple properties including Tropicana Las Vegas, Luxor and Rumor
Boutique Hotel. Events include pool parties, expos and special events at
the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip! Click here to Learn More…

Las Vegas PRIDE 30th Anniversary

People from all over the world will gather to celebrate the 30 years of Las Vegas Pride September 5-6.
The staple Light Parade is unique to our city and takes place in
downtown Las Vegas at night! Events throughout the week lead up to to
the day long Pride Festival with food, vendors entertainment and much
more! Click here to Learn More…

Shedonism

The Official Women’s Events of Pride take over the Palms Casino Resort the weekend of September 5-8th.
Celebrities, DJs and go go dancers will entertain the ladies for a
“Sinful” women’s weekend! Events include pool parties, club events and a
poker tournament!  Coinciding with PRIDE these ladies will have a
presence in the parade and more! Learn More…

Fabulous Vegas
This one-of-a-kind LGBT
celebration features experiences across all MGM Resorts International
destinations during Las Vegas PRIDE week. From hotel, 
entertainment and dining discounts, the package provides “Fabulous” guests  exclusive access to the parade along with discounts and deals for PRIDE events throughout the week!  Learn More…

Las Vegas Legend Frank Marino to Get Married

aweeeee! Frank Marino gets hitched!

Las Vegas Sun reports:

The iconic “Divas Las Vegas” headliner
was about to close his show at The Quad Showroom when the music stopped
and the suspense started. Draped in the dripping-with-rhinestones gown
and blond wig he typically favors to close the famous drag review,
Marino stood stunned as his production was interrupted by his partner in a
tuxedo gripping a microphone and a small box. Alex Schechter propsed and Frank accepted!

The guys have been together 20 years! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Summer Gay Pool Parties in Vegas

SIZZLING SUMMER POOL PARTIES! 

 Las Vegas’ poolside parties are the perfect place to socialize and let loose. Check out Luxor’s Temptation Sundays,
hosted by J. Son, returning for its fifth season as one of the top LGBT
summer events in Las Vegas, with themed events every weekend. Get all
the details on the Luxor’s website
For the guys, satisfy your appetite at Blue Moon the Hotel For Men,
serving up some terrific barbecue every Sunday! Blue Moon is Las Vegas’
only clothing-optional, all-male, gay pool & sun deck, and features
a lagoon-style pool with a waterfall. For more on this tasty
atmosphere, check out bluemoonlv.com

Dinner in the Sky Coming to Las Vegas

Dinner in the Sky is expanding and coming to Las Vegas!

Dinner in the Sky is a unique event meant for anyone
who wishes to transform an ordinary meal or meeting into a magical
moment that will leave a lasting impression on their guests!

Breakfast in the sky, lunch in the sky, cocktails in the
sky, meeting in the sky, internet café in the sky… there is no limit to
your imagination.

Dinner in the Sky is hosted at a table suspended at a
height of 50 metres by a team of professionals. Benji Fun, our partner
in this event, is the worldwide leader for this type of activity.  
Dinner in the Sky is a product developped by Events in the Sky according to 2 Gold Words: Exclusivity and Safety.

We do want to provide our clients with the most exclusive experiences
ever dreamt in a total safe way. All our concepts are designed according
German norm DIN 4112. Products are built in Belgium under control of
Rheinland TÜV. This obsession for safety is probably one of the reasons
why Dinner in the Sky is now operated in more than 15 countries and got
the official authorisations from the toughest countries such as US,
Canada, Australia, South-Africa…

Dinner in the Sky, Las Vegas (Opening This Summer)

We’re sure you’ve never had a dining experience like this before.
Opening early this summer on an 8.8-acre site just minutes away from Las
Vegas Boulevard, Dinner in the Sky will suspend you 180 ft. above
ground for an open-air gourmet dinner. Each table offers views of the
Strip, the majestic Red Rock Canyon and surrounding areas. An added
bonus: limousine service from many of the nearby casino resorts and
regular shuttle service from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dinner
packages start at $290 per person.

2800 West Sahara Ave., Las Vegas; 702-257-7303

Michael Jackson ONE Cirque du Soleil Discount Tickets

Michael Jackson ONE!

~ is the hottest ticket in Las Vegas this month!
Cirque du Soleil prides itself on making each new show bigger and badder than the last. And for this second combination of the spectacle of
Cirque du Soleil with the musical genius of Michael Jackson, this one is
bad all right (which of course means that it’s really really badass).
The first show, the top-grossing Michael Jackson – The Immortal World
Tour is currently touring Europe. In Las Vegas, four new acts of Michael Jackson ONE were previewed to the media as a sneak peek of the new King of Pop-driven show at Mandalay Bay.

An incomparable night of music, acrobatics, artistry and sheer creative genius is yours to explore during Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay.
BestofVegas.com has your tickets at discount prices  and  see what is going to be one of the hottest shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Show starts May 25th.

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets from $109!

Matinee Las Vegas Festival May 24-27, 2013

The one in the middle…YES PLEASE!

Matinée is asking fans to “feel the revolution” this Memorial Day – the party revolution, that is.  The festival that has become world famous for
re-imagining the elaborate party experience
with blazing pyrotechnics and production by Cirque du Soleil and Matinée Ibiza, returns to Las Vegas with the
biggest dance festival of the summer. Taking place
Friday, May 24th thru Monday, May 27th, MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL will play host to over 8,000 clubbers dancing to twenty of the world’s leading
DJs at eight high-energy party events.

“In todays over technologized world, people want a real
interactive experience,”
explains Paul Nicholls, part of the production
team behind Matinée North America.
  “We combine fantasy elements from concerts,
theatrical stage shows, Hollywood films and even video games into one giant offline spectacle.”

“A Matinée party is all about awe and extravagance,” continues Matinée
North America’s Patrick Crough. “We partner with the hottest and most
cutting-edge acts from around the world
.  For this year’s MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL, we’ve
teamed up with the Las Vegas production, Absinthe. We are integrating
several of their amazing Cirque acts into our main events. It will be
breathtaking.

Matinée launched over fifteen years ago in Ibiza. Since
then, it has evolved internationally with lavish events
including CircuitFestival
Barcelona

When party founders decided to expand the brand into North America, they
asked Crough and Jake Resnicow to oversee and produce all parties in the USA
and Canada. 

They made their Las Vegas debut in 2011 with the first Matinée Las Vegas Festival.  It included jaw-dropping
spectacles
, including one that involved synchronized
swimmers performing in a glass pool of water set on fire.  The evening capped with a surprise performance by pop singer Natasha Bedingfield. 

“Matinée raises the bar on nightlife,” says Jake Resnicow. “Whether
in the heart of Manhattan or on the beaches of Miami, a Matinée event is meant
to take revelers out of body and beyond the confines of their imagination.” 

 

Last year’s MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL
was wildly successful.  The main event
at Rain Nightclub in the Palms
Hotel featured Spanish dancers, fire displays and live acts by Cirque Du
Soleil. 
The weekend’s big surprise was the large crowd of men
that packed the Monday Pool Party.  Says
Nicholls, “It was a party we added at the last minute because pre-sales
were so high.  It ended up being a really
great way to close the long weekend.”

They plan to pull out even more stops this Memorial Day.  They
have
upgraded
the main event to one of Vegas’ hottest and most exclusive clubs, Vanity at
Hard Rock. The dance floor is a massive 14,000 square-feet with an outdoor
terrace and fire pits.

The weekend will feature eight events over four days and nights, including
main events and after-hour parties at the city’s hottest clubs, as well as pool
parties at the weekend’s host hotel, Rumor.
Each party will feature original
themes designed to take revelers on a weekend-long journey.

The DJ line-up includes some of
the world’s most innovative icons in dance music, including
Matinée Spain all-star
DJs Taito Tikaro, Javier Medina and Flavio Zarza.  Billboard #1 remixers/producers Hector
Fonseca, Alyson Calagna, DJ Theresa, Ed Baily, Brazil’s Rodolfo Bravat, and
red-hot rising stars Nina Flowers, Justin Dawson, Ryan Kenney, Luis Perez,
Derek Monteiro and Billy Lace will also headline.


Weekend passes start at $99. The exclusive and luxurious Rumor Hotel (455 East
Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas) is the host hotel for
MATINÉE Las
Vegas Festival. 
Suites start at $129/night.  Rumor will also provide guests with
complimentary shuttle service to all weekend events.

 

For more
information on MATINÉE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL, visit
www.matineevegas.com 

World’s Largest Gay Nightclub, Krave Massive will Open June 15th, 2013

KRAVE MASSIVE – World’s Largest Gay Nightclub, opens June 15th, 2103!


Soon
to become the world’s largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive will mark
its official grand opening in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, 2013, just
in time for summer vacation season.

 

Krave
Massive’s parent company Phantom Entertainment, LLC has also announced
that a group led by Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project has taken a minority
equity stake in the brand. Phantom Entertainment also owns and operates
Krave at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Drink & Drag Lounge,
Boys Social Lounge and GayLV Magazine.

“We
are excited to be a part of helping bring more energy to Downtown Las
Vegas,” said Don Welch, director of Small Business Investments for
Downtown Project. “Downtown Project strives to facilitate bringing
unique, story-worthy, and diverse
experiences and perspectives to the community. This project epitomizes
all of those qualities, and we look forward to the addition.”

In
addition, Phantom Entertainment has announced an exclusive partnership
with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts. Krave Massive club-goers
may book “The Massive Package” at Caesars Palace or Flamingo Las Vegas.
“The Massive Package” provides club-goers a number of benefits,
including room accommodations, two resort spa and health club access
passes, free admission for two to Krave Massive, as well as shuttle
service to and from the resort to the club. For pricing or to purchase
“The Massive Package,”
visitCaesars.com.

“Krave
has become a ‘must attend’ attraction for members of the LGBT
community, both for locals and those visiting Las Vegas,” said Richard
Brower, director of LGBT marketing for Caesars Entertainment. “Our
commitment to our LGBT employees, guests and neighbors is strong,
including being the only casino company with a 100% on the Human Rights
Campaign Corporate Equality Index for six years running. We are
delighted to partner with Krave to continue bring exemplary LGBT
entertainment experiences to Las Vegas.”

The
enormous 80,000-square-foot venue will present party-goers with five
themed dance rooms, each marked with its own individual design and
state-of-the-art sound system, LED lighting, high-tech laser equipment,
high output CO2 blasts and huge video walls.

It
will also feature three separate bars, a martini lounge, a members-only
VIP lounge, a gay comedy club, a performing arts theater, a retail
store, a multi-purpose
room, a lesbians-only dance lounge and Guest House Theaters, the
country’s only LGBT movie theater, which will be run by leading film
production and distribution company Guest House Films.   

Much
like its sister club, Drink & Drag – the country’s first drag queen
bowling alley, which opened last May, Krave Massive is expected to also
become a major draw for downtown Las Vegas and will be opening on the
third level of Neonopolis (450 Fremont St.), neighbored by recent
tenants that include the Heart Attack Grill, Denny’s on Fremont,
Rockstar Tattoo and the recently announced Liberace Museum.

Prior
to relocating, Krave’s award-winning service and nightlife experience
on the Las Vegas Strip earned it its status as the country’s No. 1 gay
nightclub. It is currently being hosted at Crown Theater and Nightclub
inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, prior to opening as Krave
Massive in June.

 Is it TOO BIG  for Las Vegas??

For more information, visit www.kravemassive.com or www.kravelasvegas.com, or call (323) 386-2300, ext.
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Las Vegas Aids Walk April 14, 2013

Aid for AIDS of Nevada has led the AIDS Walk for over twenty years. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk.

Last year, more than 9,000 people walked
raising over $450,000. Over 250 corporate and community teams raised 70%
of the total funds collected. Teams represent some of the leading
corporations and organizations in Southern Nevada including Walgreens, Nordstroms, Citi Group, M.A.C Cosmetics, UNLV, Wells Fargo, Penn & Teller and many more.

Today there is newfound hope in the fight against AIDS – but still no
cure. Some people with HIV/AIDS are living longer thanks to new
therapies. Tragically, the new treatments do not work for everyone, and
HIV continues to spread at an alarming rate.

We will walk until that point in time, when AFAN is no longer effective, our services no longer needed and our purpose no longer essential to the solution.

Date

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Event Times

Registration                        8:00am-9:00am

Opening Ceremony              9:00am-10:30am

AIDS Walk                         10:30am-12:00pm

Closing Ceremony               12:00pm-12:30pm

After Walk Picnic                12:30pm-2:00pm

Girls Gone Wild files for bankruptcy While Steve Wynn Tries to Collect Money Owed To Him

Girls Gone Wild company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

  The 39-year-old Joe Francis and his  company owes more than $16 million in disputed claims, according to multiple reports.

The filing was made in an effort to keep Las Vegas hotel boss Steve
Wynn
from securing the company’s assets to satisfy a $10.3 million
gambling debt lawsuit.

The hotel mogul was awarded a $7.5 million judgment for defamation
in 2007 after Francis claimed the casino tycoon threatened to kill him. A
jury later awarded Wynn an additional $20 million for punitive damages
for slander.