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  • HAZE TO CLOSE, SO AVRIL LAVIGNE DOES 30TH AT THE BANK

    Avril
    Calm down, Avril, it’s a cake not a new Porsche. (Photos by Denise Truscello)

    Haze, long the rumor subject of a grand remodeling, is calling it a run after a Halloween weekend Carl Cox appearance on November 1. Whatever they do, please don’t ditch the diorama when you walk in. It feels like having a penalty box right in the club. Like you could send someone there two minutes for spilling their drink on someone, or requesting Avicii from the DJ. Of course, that would kind of suck for the sexy ladies that already occupy the diorama. This plan needs work. Point being: Let’s get some penalty boxes up in the clubs. And also an airhorn to play when the club returns to full strength.

    (Update: Light Group issued a statement saying we’ll get something new in that spot next year. “Haze at Aria Resort & Casino will be closing its doors at the end of October to make way for a new concept in 2015. Stay tuned for details.” So there you go. That prime positioning near the Aria valet won’t go for naught.)

    When it came time to celebrate her 30th birthday, it was another Light Group property for technically-still-Mrs. Chad Kroeger. Avril Lavigne was at The Bank Saturday night. She got to town on a private jet, without any Nickleback dead weight. She hung out with her friends before dipping out at 2:45 a.m.

    Also rocking The Bank were UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer, who hung out with Rashad Evans. The also didn’t come with any members of Nickleback. Good job, everyone, for committing to a Nickleback-free night.

    MACK WILDS JOINS ERIC BELLINGER

    ell
    That’s a surefire way to get sued by Dave Coulier.

    R&B fans got a two-for-one ticket at Eric Bellinger’s performance last night at Haze inside Aria.

    Fans might have been satisfied with Bellinger singing his hits and the cover song we’ve been demanding – an acapella version of R. Kelly’s “Bump N Grind” (a thing that actually happened in real life). But after Bellinger was finished, the show continued with a performance by actor/singer Mack Wilds who sang a hit of his own. Unfortunately he did not finish with an acapella version of our favorite R. Kelly song.

    Interpol Plays Cosmopolitan

    Former alternative rock darlings Interpol took to the mophie stage at the Boulevard Pool inside the Cosmopolitan last night to perform a mixture of newer songs and songs you actually paid to hear.

    The dapperly-dressed band played hits like “Slow Hands” and “Leif Erikson,” filling the pool area with their darkly atmospheric sound before returning to their year-round job of ducking Joy Division’s lawyers.

    Las Vegas Is Comfortable With Its Sexuality

    The Associated Press ran a story yesterday noticing the shift in Las Vegas tourism advertising to let LGBT tourists know they – and their money – are welcome here despite the state’s current ban on gay marriage.

    One would think the fact that Elton John, Cher and Celine Dion all have shows here would be enough to let them know Sin City is gay-friendly, but new tourism ad campaigns featuring suggestively gay themes have been airing on Bravo and Logo since the spring with more in the works.

    We’re pretty sure the Rio’s neon sign already let’s the world know we’re cool with the LGBT community.

    0814THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    Sailor
    Permission to board?

    Lake Mead is going to be a dirty puddle in a few years and we’re all going to have to escape this blasted-out dustbowl sooner or later. In the mean time: Nautical adventures. Haze is doing Industry Aqua-holics tonight, where the biggest group scores a three-day, two-night houseboat stay and personal watercraft rental on Lake Mead. Grab a few gallons of souvenir water while it’s still there. (more…)

    0731THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    BottleRats
    Buzz can totally pull chicks. Chicks love astronauts.

    Nobody loves a bottle rat. Just like nobody loves a real rat. But if Michael Jackson taught us anything, it’s that rats can be wildly underrated. At least that’s what we’re pretty sure “Ben” was about. Anyway, Haze is doing the BottleRat Race tonight, wherein 20 ladies vie to collect the most mini-bottles and split $10,000 among the top three finishers. Wait, free booze and money? Nevermind. We’re back to not liking bottle rats. (more…)

    0703THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    Here they are, clearly never meanin’ no harm.

    Here they are, clearly never meanin’ no harm.

    Haze is doing a Dukes of Hazzard-themed jam tonight, the Dukes of HAZEard. Because what on God’s green Earth could be a more American way to start Fourth of July weekend? Nothin’. That’s what. They’ve got the Crazy Daisies, which is great. But can it top an in-her-prime Catherine Bach? Maybe. Best of luck. We’re skeptical, but it could be done. (It probably can’t be done.)

    Clubs


    • Hakkasan: Michael Woods. 10 p.m.
    • Tao: Snoopadelic Cabaret.10 p.m.
    • Encore Beach Club: Ne-Yo.10 p.m.
    • Haze: The Dukes of HAZEard.10 p.m.

    Comedy


    • Improv: Bobby Collins, Suli McCullogh, Avi Liberman. 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m., $29.05.
    • L.A. Comedy Club:Adam Hunter, Ron Josol. 9:30 p.m., $29.95-$59.85.
    • Riviera Comedy Club: Jackson Perdue, Jimmie JJ Walker. 8:30 p.m., $19.99 ($10 locals).
    • Crown Theater: Eddie Griffin. 7 p.m., $77.75-$100.75.
    • Laugh Factory: Erik Rivera, Sam Fedele, Kristi McHugh. $29-$44.95, 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
    • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club: Debi Gutierrez, Jay Black. $$46-$68, 8 p.m.

     Music


    • Boulevard Pool: Las Vegas Local Music Showcase with Goldboot, American Cream, and Almost Normal.8 p.m., $5

    Bars


    • Bond: Roger Gangi. 10 p.m.
    • Commonwealth: Peter Shalvoy. 10 p.m.

    Tomorrow’s Pool Parties


    • Rehab: All American Weekend with DJ Wellman. 11 a.m.
    • Daylight: The Takeover. 11 a.m.
    • Marquee Dayclub: EC Twins. 11 a.m.
    • Wet Republic: 4th of July with Afrojack. 11 a.m.

    0417THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    Bunnies
    And if you don’t find the golden egg, there are still bunnies. Win-win. (Photo by Joe Fury | SPYONvegas.com)

    Let’s celebrate Easter the way the church intended: Worshipping a golden idol and surrounded by girls in skimpy bunny outfits. Haze tonight does the Hunt for the Golden Egg, where the lucky snooper can haul in raw omelet fixins worth up to $5,000 in cash and prizes. Which you’re going to blow on plastic grass and Cadbury Creme Eggs, because the spirit of Easter can’t be contained. (more…)

    0403THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    JCole
    J. Cole: ’80s stand-up comedian.

    Haze rolls with rapper and Jay Z signee J. Cole this evening. He’s probably not going to do too well in the ACM Awards this weekend, but we applaud him for coming out anyway. But let’s face it, Miranda Lambert is a lock in Female Vocalist of the Year. (more…)

    0327THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    Ty$
    There is no way that isn’t just actual rope tucked under a hat.

    Haze brings in Ty Dolla $ign tonight. So. That’s happening. Look, is it any dumber a name than Wacka Flocka Flame? No. No it is not. Though it is dumber than Titty Boi. Which 2 Chainz never should have switched up from. In fact, someone else should be able to claim that name from whatever the Savers of discarded rap names is. Someone like Ty Dolla $ign. (more…)

    0220THURS: THE ROUNDUP

    DJ-Scene
    DJ Scene is good at picking the right headgear for maximum contrast. (Photo by Amit Dadlaney | SPYONvegas.com)

    The Magic parties keep on rolling tonight, where Haze does Can I Kick It? with DJs Neva and Scene in a sneaker extravaganza. Shoe Palace, KNYEW, Suite 160, Hush, Hippo Esthetics and Dunk Xchange are all in on the action as $10,000 in gift cards are up for grabs. As always, in these situations, we strongly advocate for ‘Roos.

      Clubs

    • Hakkasan: Danny Avila.10 p.m.
    • Tao: Worship Thursday.10 p.m.
    • Artisan: Temptation Thursday.10 p.m.

      Comedy

    • Improv: Brian Dunkleman, Gene Pompa, Matt Markman. 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m., $29.05.
    • L.A. Comedy Club: Robert Duchaine, Ryan Cole. 9:30 p.m., $29.95-$59.85.
    • Riviera Comedy Club: Paul Bond, Jimmie JJ Walker. 8:30 p.m., $19.99 ($10 locals).
    • Crown Theater: Eddie Griffin.7 p.m., $77.75-$100.75.
    • Laugh Factory: Kevin Farley, Jeff Richards, Jay Reid . $29-$44.95, 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
    • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club: John Dicrosta, Marc Patrick. $46-$68, 8 p.m.

      Bars

    • Beauty Bar: Bottomless Thursdays. $20, 9 p.m.
    • Bond: Roger Gangi. 10 p.m.
    • Chandelier: Jennifer Keith Quintet. 10 p.m.
    • Double Down: Lambs to Lions, Child Endangerment. 10 p.m.