Al Powers / PowersImagery.com
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 | 3:01 a.m.
The grand-opening weekend of the nightlife venues Life Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub continued in star-studded fashion Saturday and Sunday nights at the new SLS Las Vegas on the north end of the Strip.
On Saturday, Foxtail played host to up-and-coming duo Nico & Vinz. After dining at star chef Jose Andres’ nearby Bazaar Meat, the pair made their way to Foxtail and performed “When the Day Comes” and “Am I Wrong?,” recently named by Billboard Magazine as one of the 2014 Songs of the Summer. After the performance, the two gents partied with friends at a private table.
Across the casino floor, two UFC stars were spotted partying at Life: former light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, in a backward cap and tight T-shirt, and UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste.
Actresses Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”) and Addison Timlin dances to the beats by two-time Grammy-nominated Australian DJ and producer Dirty South. Dirty South kicked off his set shortly after 1 a.m. with his new single “Unbreakable.”
Ortiz captured the scene at Life with a video on Instagram including aerialists and performance artists moving to the music from the DJ booth, and Celeste posted a photograph of a group of friends partying with bottle service.
On Sunday, Life, the heart of nightlife at SLS Las Vegas, closed out Labor Day Weekend with Grammy Award-winning DJ duo Deep Dish and guest Pete Tong. After dining at nearby Katsuya, Tong set the tone for the new club with amplified house and electronic remixes, giving clubgoers a sneak peek into his new residency at Life.
Deep Dish took over the DJ booth with their “deep” house remixes, including their latest single “Quincy,” and kept the party going into the early hours of the morning.
Actress Jessica Szohr (“Beverly Hills 90210”) and Ushkowitz celebrated a friend’s birthday at Katsuya. The party enjoyed specialty cocktails and a special tasting menu presented by the chef in one of the private dining rooms. Ortiz was seen at Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book and enjoyed the Especial Burger, Smothered Fries and Sloppy Fries with friends before heading to Life.
SLS Las Vegas opened Aug. 23 and is the newest property by global hospitality leader SBE. SLS Las Vegas has more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three towers along with acclaimed restaurant-and-nightlife brands.
Swedish pop singer Tove Lo christened the intimate The Sayers Club on Thursday night, and Swedish DJs Rebecca & Fiona led the party at Foxtail after watching Tove Love’s top-notch set.
Thanks to Al Powers of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery at Life and Foxtail.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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