Introducing Gay Nightlife to Las Vegas. Gay nightclub inside of Ballys Casino! LIAISON.
Victor DRAIS clubs are famous in Los Angeles and now Las Vegas. Liaison is his first gay club.
(Drai’s Enterprise is owned and operated by managing partner Victor Drai and Michael Gruber, who is regarded by many as the “father of the Las Vegas after-hours scene.” As creator and founder of Las Vegas mega-clubs Tryst and XS, Drai is the visionary and owner of the legendary Drai’s After Hours club. Drai’s Enterprise also operates the renowned Los Angeles restaurant/club Drai’s, which was established in 1993, and the very popular Drai’s Hollywood, which opened in 2010 as a restaurant, pool and nightclub located on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Hollywood, California. In 2014, Drai Enterprise will introduce a new concept, Drai’s Nightclub Beach Club, at the formerly known Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. The rooftop venue will encompass 65,000 square feet offering panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and boast a pool, dayclub/nightclub and concert space. Additionally, After Hours by Drai will re-open, Las Vegas’ most famous after hour’s nightclub, is a lush, exciting place to enjoy the early morning Vegas nightlife. Boasting four various sized rooms with two plush bars and two large dance floors, the sensuous interior offers more than 10,000 square-feet of alluring space. Beautiful artwork is placed throughout the venue creating a unique artistic ambiance.)
BUT BACK TO LIAISON….Everything at Liaison will symbolize elegance. From the saturated, sexy dark finishes of gold and black found throughout the club to the opulent design featuring an abundance of mirrors and Venetian-style chandeliers. Liaison will be intimate, yet large enough to provide the social experience that is a signature of Drai’s venues. It will offer two club rooms, two DJ’s, multiple bars, stage and plenty of space for surprise performances. “The importance of having a gay nightclub in a major hotel/casino on the strip is huge,” notes Cordova. “It validates equality and demonstrates just how far we have progressed culturally. This has been the moment that I’ve been working towards for all these years and it’s exciting to see gay nightlife changing in such a big way; these are definitely exciting times in LGBT and Las Vegas history.”
The famous LADY BUNNY will be in town July 24 and July 31st, kicking off LIBRARY THURSDAYS with some of the most famous drag entertainment in the world!
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Illusionists Siegfried & Roy will open up their Jungle Palace sanctuary to host a gourmet dinner for the high bidder and 11 friends, in an upcoming charity benefit!
“Iron Chef” Morimoto will prepare the dinner to be served in the Lions Den after the Magicians of the Century tour the visitors through the estate and grounds.
Celebrities including George Clooney, David Copperfield, Sammy Hagar and Siegfried & Roy are lining up with extraordinary gift packages to support the Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala and auction at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 26.
This year’s glittering event is a salute to recording star Gloria Estefan and husband and producer Emilio Estefan. Hosted by Sir Michael Caine, Quincy Jones and Kenny Ortega, the night also will feature entertainment by Carole King, Queen Latifah, Rita Moreno, Jordin Sparks, Andy Garcia, Ricky Martin, Jon Secada and Fantine, with more still being added.
More auctions: Four people will win George Clooney’s exclusive invitation to lunch or dinner.
and David Copperfield will be the host of another spectacular trip for four people to his island home on Musha Cay and Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas.
CAN YOU IMAGINE?! 1200 guests are expected. Wolfgang puck will be in the kitchen creating masterpieces. Tickets are only $7500! Who wants to take me???
SPECIAL EVENT Calendar:
Sat: May 10 – GLO after dark pool party – DJ Matt Lucio
Sun: May 18 – Season Opener – DJ Matt Lucio
Sun: May 25 – Memorial Day Weekend – DJ Casey Alva
Sun: June 22 – It’s Electric – DJ J Diesel
Sun: July 6 – Independence Day Weekend – DJ Morningstar
Sun: August 3 – J.Son 5.0 – Celebrate J.Son’s Birthday and the 5th season of Temptation Sundays – DJ Axis
Sun: September 7 – Proud and Loud – DJ J Diesel
Sun: September 28 – SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST DJ – TBA
It’s back! MATINÉE VEGAS FESTIVAL: MAY 23-26, 2014
BIGGEST GAY DANCE FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER
4 DAYS / 8 PARTIES / 20 DJs
THOUSANDS OF GUYS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
BUY YOUR PASSES NOW & SAVE: www.MatineeVegas.com
RUMOR HOST HOTEL SOLD OUT. 2ND HOTEL ADDED.
Don’t miss out on the BRAND NEW Matinee Bungalows at the Tropicana — EXCLUSIVELY available by booking here: http://bit.ly/matineetrop
Watch Highlights from Last Year: http://youtu.be/
Mantecore, the tiger responsible — but never blamed — for a near-fatal injury to Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in 2003, died on March 19.
The white tiger was 17 and died “after a short illness,” according to a press release. Zoologists say 17 is within the lower-end parameter of a normal life expectancy for a tiger.
The average lifespan for such a tiger in captivity is 15 to 26 years, according to the San Diego Zoo’s website.
Horn was injured by the 380-pound tiger called Mantecore, whose name is often referred to as Montecore, during a live Siegfried & Roy performance at the Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas in 2003.
Horn, 69, and partner Siegfried Fischbacher, 74, have said they believe Mantecore sensed Horn was having a mini-stroke and was dragging him to safety, rather than attacking him. Animal experts have disputed that theory.
After a two-year review, federal investigators never determined what set off the tiger.
“I will forever believe it was his concern for my safety and well-being that caused him to act as he did on that night long ago,” Horn said in a statement. “We spent many hours together and he never failed to bring me great joy and wonderment. It was my great honor to be beside him at the end. He is now playing with his siblings in white tiger heaven.”
Millions of Europeans will watch a four-hour TV documentary this
Thursday of Roy Horn’s amazing 10-year recovery – and in LAS VEGAS, friends will celebrate his 69th birthday at a black-tie gala at the Mirage. It’s exactly a decade since he cheated death not once but three times, flatlining after his beloved
then-7-year-old tiger Montecore caused him major injuries.
Montecore incident. “First, I feel fabulous. Montecore is my blood brother. We are closer than we have ever been.”Siegfried explained: “The cameras recorded Roy feeding Montecore by hand.
the lips, and Roy hugs the tiger. That is real magic. In their faces,
you can see that magic. It gives goose bumps to everybody.”
asked Roy how he felt looking back over the 10 years since the
Montecore incident. “First, I feel fabulous. Montecore is my blood
brother. We are closer than we have ever been.”
The unprecedented European TV broadcast will run from 8 p.m. to midnight
Thursday. “I’d normally be in bed by 10 p.m.,” Siegfried said, laughing. “I can’t imagine anybody watching me for four hours, but the way they filmed it is remarkable.
Vegas stage careers leading up to the 13-year run of 5,000 shows at the
Mirage that ended so suddenly.”THERE IS A GREAT INTERVIEW WITH THE DUO
THIS WEEK IN LAS VEGAS WEEKLY.
The outer shell of what will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel was
erected Monday on the Las Vegas Strip, a locale already notorious for inducing sensory overload.
The top of the High Roller ride, placed across the street from Caesar’s Palace, will soar 55 stories over Sin City. When the new landmark is completed early next year, it will
be adorned with 1,500 LED lights.
“It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga told The Associated Press. “It’s going to
be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It’s more or
less impossible not to see it if you come here.” READ MORE
If you have ever been to a real world casino, then you will have noticed how much free drinks play a part in keeping players at the tables and slot machines happy.
The fact you can sit down at a casino in Las Vegas, start playing and then have a pleasant member of staff provide you with free drinks certainly helps persuade you to spend the money you’d have otherwise spent on refreshments, going onto your game or slot of choice.
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).
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.)
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…