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Las Vegas is going after the LGBT travel market by poking fun at all you dowdy straights. We're looking at you, tea-length dress loving, Hawaiian shirt wearing, beat up station wagon driving tourists of the world.
A new ad slogan by the city's advertising firm, R&R Partners, proffers this welcome to all M seeking F (or vice versa) travelers in hopes of getting a hells yeah from those happier with M/M or F/F unions:
Want to party at some of Vegas' most popular LGBT clubs without worrying about getting lost, parking or finding a designated driver? There's now a party shuttle for that.
The Q Party Shuttle hit the road two weeks ago, offering transportation to seven Gay Vegas hotspots from three Strip hotels. The shuttle service runs every Friday and Saturday night starting at 10 p.m. with pickups from Wynn, Bally's and Excalibur. So, perhaps, not the most
desirable convenient access points aside from Wynn, but hopefully they'll expand.
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Krave's recent announcement of its massive expansion downtown revealed a few facts but not many details. The facts, as we know them, about Krave Massive (warning: the name is growing on us) is that the former Neonopolis Theaters will be converted into the world's largest gay nightclub. 80,000 square feet of uniquely themed dance rooms musically synced to house, Top 40, Hip-Hop, country and Latin music.
The massiveness doesn't stop there, though: three separate bars, a martini lounge, members-only VIP lounge, comedy club, performing arts theater, LGBT movie theater, retail merchandise store, conference or multipurpose room and outdoor pool will be included. Phew, we're tired just trying to comprehend the massiveness that will be Krave Massive.
Thanks to the magic of Facebook, we don't have to use our tiny imaginations any longer. Krave Massive has been posting floor plans, construction updates and, of course, pictures spelling out how 14 theaters are being massively transformed. A demo permit was issued around August 6 and crews wasted no time. Only a few days later, a picture of a former theater turning Hip Hop room was posted:
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Krave Massive is planned for the space that originally served as downtown's movie complex, Neonopolis Theaters. Not only will it be the new home to the off Strip gay nightclub currently found next to Planet Hollywood, but it will be the world's largest as well, according to representatives. The venue will be located on the third floor of Neonopolis and will span some 80,000 square feet.
And, fitting the new trend that Vegas is embracing of 'why go anywhere else?', Krave Massive will be much, much more than a club. And, yes, there will be a pool here, too.
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A press conference is set for this Wednesday by Krave representatives in Fremont Street's Neonopolis. Specifically, in the old movie theater space which seems to imply that the club is taking it over. The media alert says architects from the Perlman Design Group will be on hand, too, so we have to assume that there will likely be design renderings on display of what's to come.
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And, so started our virgin voyage inside Drink and Drag, a new downtown stop featuring bowling, pool, booze and drag queens. A quick, fun exchange with the drag queen standing guard outside the door this evening. If Fremont passersby lured in by the music needed any insight as to the Drink and Drag theme inside, this was a pretty good introduction. Of course, the chance of tourists passing outside the nearly dead Neonopolis structure D&D is housed in and curiously making their way in and up the escalator is pretty slim. Most folks who venture this far back know what they're getting into.
Stepping inside didn't give us much time to acclimate ourselves to the lay of the land. To the front the bar, a quick left and we were having a ball already whether or not we planned to:
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MGM Resorts first set out to make Fabulous Las Vegas even more fabulous back in 2010 with one, wait for it, fabulous weekend dedicated to the LGBT crowd. Last year, the event took on the moniker of Gay Nights, but this year everything old is new again with the fabulous new old name of Fabulous back in fashion. (Still with us?)
Fabulous (with a sub-tagline of "A Gay Celebration Las Vegas Style") will take place July 12-15 with Mandalay Bay set as the host hotel although events will range throughout the MGM Resorts family. (In previous years, the event fell in August.)
There's a new gay nightspot in town. And, its been here since November. You might not have heard of it yet, though, because it's located off, off the Strip in an area of Las Vegas that's more industrial than hotspot in nature.
SHARE Nightclub will host its grand opening on March 3 and E! Entertainment's Ross Matthews, among others, will help shine the spotlight on its arrival to the Vegas nightlife scene:
Additional, confirmed guests include Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Ronnie Kroell, Angel Porrino, Josh Strickland and Laura Croft from E! Entertainment's TV hit "Holly's World," Penn and Teller, Josh Flagg and Madison Hildebrand with Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing," "Tabatha Salon Takeover's" Robby LaRiviere, Mike Ruiz and a cadre of national and international journalists are flying in to cover the event.
Gay Nights is the new name for MGM Resort's now annual LGBT celebration. Last year,
My Fabulous Vegas Gay Nights made all the boys and girls go Gaga with a weekend of events set around a concert by the queen monster herself. This year, the event - set for August 4-7 - won't have Lady Gaga again, but it will have a host of events up and down The Strip at many MGM resorts.
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A blowout party that attracts more than 150,000 to Orlando each year is adding a little more sin to its schedule. Gay Days has announced that it will come to Vegas next year in addition to the happiest place on earth.
Gay Days Las Vegas will take place September 4-10, 2012, and organizers already expect to make it an annual occurence. Just like the Orlando event, the Vegas version will have pool parties, club parties, party parties, and an travel/retail expo, too.
Before that Gay Vegas will get even more fabulous with the return of My Fabulous Vegas August 4-7. The multi-day LGBT celebration is hosted by MGM Resorts. Last year's extravaganza centered around MGM Grand's Lady Gaga concert so we can't wait to see what's in store next. Sign up at MyFabulousVegas.com to stay in the loop.
Not our Naked Boys. No, ours were less tanned, less toothy, more normal
Naked Boys Singing. It’s a show that’s been on our radar for a good few months now. The “hit Broadway musical” at the Onyx Theater (near Lotus of Siam at Sahara and Maryland) promises to do exactly what it says on the tin – have naked men singing at you:
Eight buffed and butt naked guys, with camera-ready bods and perky personalities to match, sing and dance their way through 16 musical numbers dedicated to stripping you of your inhibitions in a glorious celebration of the altogether. After the initial shock wears off, you get so accustomed to the nudity that it no longer gets in the way of the entertainment. The effect is strangely liberating.
Only in Vegas, right? Yet so far, so unnerving for those of us accustomed to boys in collars and cuffs. But last weekend, when we needed a skin show and found out both that our favorite Chippendale and Thunderer (the lovely Luis and our soulmate Ryan, since you ask) were on tour, we thought we’d try something new.
And by gum are we glad we did.
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The main pools are open, adult daylife rockin' and now the Vegas pool scene will crank it up another notch with the return of LGBT pool parties.
Heaven returns to Bare at The Mirage tomorrow, April 30 starting at 10:30 p.m. The nighttime pool party will then take place six more times before the pool season draws to an end this September. Promoters are promising a memorable summer with "top-of-the-line live performances, celebrity appearances, and the hottest DJs" each month.
Sundays will get even more tempting at Luxor starting May 22 when Temptation Sundays makes its splashy return to the pyramid. Once again, fun themes will keep things interesting with Cowboys of Summer, 70s Disco and Christmas in July parties among the planned events. Get wet every Sunday from May 22 through September 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.