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Dan Havens of Fireworks by Grucci packs loading-lift charges for the “Sky Etching Countdown” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, as the Riviera’s Monaco Tower is readied for implosion Tuesday morning. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority purchased the Riviera as part of its expansion plans.
Monday, June 13, 2016 | 4:54 p.m.
Partying begins at midnight for the planned 2:30 a.m. Tuesday implosion of the Riviera’s Monaco Tower, a 24-story explosion with Fireworks by Grucci.
The new nightclub Jewel at Aria kicks off its first EDC Week with the DJ duo GTA behind the wheels of steel.
DJ RL Grime spins for EDC Week’s start at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
Kelly Clinton Holmes hosts her Open Mic Cabaret at Bootlegger Bistro.
Unlock Your Mondays with the special promotion key is at STK, Beauty & Essex, Clique, Marquee and Boulevard Pool all at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
It’s a state battle when the Las Vegas 51s host the Reno Aces in the first of four baseball games at Cashman Field.
We’ll have photo and video coverage of the Riviera explosion, plus Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey, and Las Vegas chefs mourn the death of French culinary king Roger Verge, who helped create nouvelle cuisine in the South of France.
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XS Designed with a European sensibility, XS is furnished in warm browns and gold. Tables with plush couches form concentric circles around a small dance floor, and a disco ball-inspired chandelier casts circles of flickering light onto the dark floor. Textures are everywhere – metallic snakeskin on the banquettes, ultra suede on the couches – and large pillars covered in mosaics of tiny mirrors reflect the space.
From the first steps inside, the club makes an impression. Along the entrance way the walls are rippled with the life-sized outlines of nude women. Pushing against the gold façade, they look as if they’re trying to fight their way out of the walls and into the party. Behind the bar, inverted female torsos, also in gold, highlight the walls while bartenders in shimmering corsets mix drinks in front.
When weather allows, the back wall of the club will open onto an adults-only pool for an indoor/outdoor party starting in the afternoon and continuing into the early morning hours.
Feel like toasting to your XS-sive experience?
You can go over the top with a $10,000 Ono cocktail. That's right, $10,000 for one drink. The cocktail comes with an 18-karat white gold necklace, with a Tahitian black pearl pendant. It's served in a jewel encrusted champagne flute and is a mix of rare Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Sence rose nectar and apricot puree.
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S. Las Vegas,
NV 89109 702-770-7171
Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas,
NV 89158 702-590-8000