Thursday, May 28, 2015

Habitat For Humanity 100th Family Will Receive House In LV Today!

In partnership with MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and the City of Henderson, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas will serve its 100th partner family in Clark County on May 29 with a home dedication ceremony.

Joanne Langston and her family will receive the keys to their new three-bedroom home in Henderson thanks to the support of MGM Resorts and the company’s employees, the City of Henderson and contributions from Habitat’s homeownership program.

“MGM Resorts is extremely proud to be a part of this momentous occasion in helping to instill a sense of great pride for Joanne and her family, as they embark on their new path of homeownership,” said Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of MGM Resorts International, and Habitat Las Vegas Board Member. “Affordable housing for individuals and families is one of the most basic yet most pressing needs in our nation, and it is an honor to work with Habitat Las Vegas to serve families in our local community in this vital way.”

This is the seventh Habitat Las Vegas house sponsored by MGM Resorts. In addition to providing a generous donation for the construction, the company’s employees have dedicated many volunteer hours to complete the home. The funding for the land was received from the City of Henderson via grants from the Low Income Housing Trust Fund (LIHTF) and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

“This is a tremendous milestone as we serve our 100th Habitat partner family in Clark County. Through our homeownership program, Joanne will be able to provide stability and financial security for her and her family,” adds Meg Delor, Executive Director of Habitat Las Vegas. “With the continued support and generosity from our sponsors, volunteers, board of directors and staff, we are helping to significantly improve the lives of individuals within our community.”

“This Habitat home, along with five additional such homes slated for completion by end of June, is an important step forward in the city’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the Pittman region,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “These homes will help to reinvigorate the neighborhood and will welcome new homeowners who share a strong sense of community pride.”

Since 1991, Habitat Las Vegas has provided simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families in need, in addition to helping to transform communities throughout Southern Nevada as part of the organization’s neighborhood revitalization efforts.

About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that provides simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a zero-interest mortgage to local working families, who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. Habitat partner families contribute “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of Habitat homes, in addition to the one they will eventually purchase. For more information, visit www.lasvegashabitat.org


KESHA, DJ Pauly D Topped Off Wild Party For MDW 2015 At Hard Rock Hotel Vegas

KESHA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in true Sin City fashion with nonstop parties at REHAB and Body English Nightclub.

Singer and songwriter Kesha prepped for her concert with a relaxing spa day at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon on Friday, May 22; she was pampered from head to toe with a body wrap and massage at the hotel’s tranquil retreat. The next day, the star showed off her new green hair during a dazzling (literally) performance at REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub, on Saturday, May 23. Kesha started her explosive set with “We R Who We R,” followed by “Your Love Is My Drug,” as she was showered with glitter. Accompanying her on stage were dancers dressed as a rabbit, tiger and chicken, and REHAB’s servers added to the fun by throwing inflatable guitars and radios into the crowd. Fans went wild as she wrapped up her performance with hits like “Tik Tok,” “Timber” and “Die Young.”
 
DJ Pauly D
That evening, DJ Pauly D turned up the noise at Body English Nightclub. Fans screamed as he hit the stage and took over the turntables. “Scream if you love Las Vegas!” yelled the reality TV star to hundreds of shouting fans. As the beat dropped, confetti showered over the dance floor and Body English dancers passed out foam glow sticks to the attendees. Among the partiers were Hard Rock Hotel’s resident DJ, Dee Jay Silver, and professional mix martial artist, John Dodson.
 
Jump Smokers
On Sunday, May 24, REHAB was pumping yet again with excitement as Chicago house music acts Jump Smokers and Bad Boy Bill took over the poolside stage.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and update.

Photo Credits -  Kesha and DJ Pauly D Photo Credit: © Erik Kabik / KabikPhotoGroup.com
Jump Smokers and Bad Boy Bill Photo Credit: © Adam Amar / KabikPhotoGroup.com

"Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives" Viewing Party At Guy Fieri's Restaurant Takes Place 5/29

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will host a special “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” viewing party on Friday, May 29 at 10 p.m. The brand-new Food Network episode, “Griddles and Vittles” features Las Vegas’ own Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar. To celebrate, Executive Chef Tony Leitera will MC the viewing party complete with drinking games, food and drink specials and prize giveaways during commercial breaks.

Specials include $1 Miller Lite drafts and a $30 Triple D Experience Meal featuring items as seen in the episode, including a 16 oz. Bloody Mary, Guy’s signature Vegas Fries and a Motley Que Sandwich with pulled pork shoulder smothered in Guy’s bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, citrus slaw, pickle chips, aged cheddar, onion straws and donkey sauce on a toasted pretzel hoagie
           
3435 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 731-3311

Join Celeb Chef Mario Batali At The Carnival Of Cuisine At The Venetian/Palazzo

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas welcome the return of Carnival of Cuisine, Friday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year, the popular culinary spectacle will be held poolside at The Palazzo pool deck and will feature a special visit by celebrity chef Mario Batali. 

This celebrated annual event showcases award-winning cuisine from the distinguished restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo. Restaurant partners already confirmed for this year’s Carnival of Cuisine include Aquaknox, B&B Burger & Beer, B&B Ristorante,  Bouchon, Buddy V’s Ristorante, Café Presse, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino, db Brasserie, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Otto Pizzeria, Public House, Table 10, TAO, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and ZINE Noodles Dim Sum. Guests will be invited to indulge in lavish tastings on the luxurious pool deck of The Palazzo.
                                                        
General Admission tickets are $100. VIP tickets are $150 and include an early entry at 5 p.m. Grazie Members save $25 on tickets to this event. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in person at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, by phone at 702.414.9000 or online at venetian.com or palazzo.com.  For more information on Grazie call 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116. Guests must be 21 or over to attend Carnival of Cuisine.


Halfway To Halloween Party At Marquee w/$5000 Prize! On 6/1/15

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN- MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB
Marquee will be hosting the first edition of Marquee's Halfway to Halloween Party on June 1! It will be a costume party, with a $5000 cash prize going to the best costume.

Monday, June 01, 2015 10:00 PM
Marquee Las Vegas - Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV
21 & over

"Drive Away Hunger" Benefit For Three Square Starts Today!

Land Rover Las Vegas and Boca Park Fashion Village are joining forces to present “Drive Away Hunger” to benefit Three Square Food Bank at Boca Park Fashion Village from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31, 2015. “Drive Away Hunger” participants will be encouraged to donate non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to Three Square. In exchange, participants will be able to test drive one of five new Range Rover and Land Rover vehicles.

“At Boca Park Fashion Village we are focused on giving back to the community in ways that allow our guests to have fun supporting wonderful organizations like Three Square while enjoying the many boutique shops and restaurants that we have to offer,” said Stacy Debevec, director of marketing for Boca Park Fashion Village.

The “Drive Away Hunger” event will be located in the parking lot just past REI. Participants will select one of five Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles on site. Featured vehicle models will include the Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Land Rover LR4.

“Land Rover Las Vegas is excited to participate in such a worthwhile cause. This is not a sales event. It’s an opportunity for people to experience the Land Rover and Range Rover brands while helping to combat hunger throughout the Las Vegas Valley,” said Rick Nelson, events director for Land Rover Las Vegas.

Once a vehicle has been selected, a Land Rover Las Vegas representative will drive the participant around a cone course on the parking lot to demonstrate the vehicle’s performance. The participant will then take the wheel for a test drive from Boca Park Fashion Village, east on Alta Drive, south on Durango Drive, west on Charleston Boulevard, and back to the event course at Boca Park Fashion Village.  

“Drive Away Hunger” event hours will be Thursday, May 28 from noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 30 from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 31 from noon to 6 p.m.  Free t-shirts will be given to participants who complete a test drive while supplies last. All “Drive Away Hunger” event participants must be 18 years-of-age or older with a valid driver’s license. Participation in the event is at the sole discretion of Land Rover Las Vegas representatives. Featured vehicles are subject to change.      

Boca Park Fashion Village is conveniently located at 750 South Rampart Boulevard (just north of Charleston Boulevard). Boca Park Fashion Village features signature high-end shops and restaurants along with easy access and valet parking, which is always free. For more information about Boca Park Fashion Village, please visit www.bocaparklv.com or www.facebook.com/bocaparklv.com.


Ole! Tacos & Tequila Presents The Matador Burger For National Burger Day!

Tacos & Tequila (T&T), located at Luxor Hotel and Casino, will satisfy the appetite of the hungriest bull with the Matador Burger in celebration of National Hamburger Day on Thursday, May 28.

Chef Saul Ortiz will honor the meaty holiday with T&T’s signature Matador Burger, made with a fresh grilled half pound burger patty, stacked with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, guacamole, Gouda, Oaxaca and jack cheeses, finished with spicy thousand island dressing, lettuce and tomatoes and served on a fresh baked Bolillo roll, priced at $13.

About Tacos & Tequila
Tacos & Tequila, a highly-stylized Mexican restaurant and bar with a fun, high-energy vibe and flavorful menu is located at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The 8,000-square-foot venue is open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. for lunch and dinner, as well as for a Mariachi Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The design embodies Mexican culture and a flavorful menu by Corporate Executive Chef Saul Ortiz. Guests may call T&T at 702.262.5225, visit the website -www.tacosandtequilalv.com/ , follow Tacos & Tequila on Twitter - twitter.com/tacosandtequila or Instagram @tacosandtequila and become a fan on Facebook www.facebook.com/tacosandtequila.

Chef Ortiz recently appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped,” where he brought modern Mexican cuisine to a national platform. Named one of the best tequila bars of 2011 in America by USA Today, Tacos & Tequila embodies the cool modernism of Mexico City while incorporating traditional elements of Mexican style and Las Vegas flair. 

It's Summer! Visit Daylight Beach Club At Mandalay Bay


Daylight – Jayceeoh
Friday, May 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

702-588-5656

Enjoy A FREE Burger! National Burger Day Is Today! 5 Locations For Your Convenience!

Remedy’s, Elixir and Distill invite all Hamiltons, Eisenbergs, Hamms and Bergers to celebrate one of the most delicious and juiciest of holidays, National Burger Day, on Thursday, May 28 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Lucky patrons with any variation of “ham” or “burger” in their legal name can feast on any one of the gourmet burgers at the following locations:

Distill Summerlin – 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas

Distill Southern Highlands – 4830 W. Pyle Ave. Las Vegas

Elixir – 2920 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Green Valley

Remedy’s St. Rose – 3265 St. Rose Pkwy. Henderson

Remedy’s – 530 Conestoga Way Henderson

Whether it’s the popular “The Cure Burger” featuring a ground beef and pork blend, stuffed with fontina cheese and topped soy marinated onions, jalapeno jelly, lettuce, tomato, spicy mayo and parsnips on a brioche bun or the mouthwatering “Black & Bleu Burger” with a fresh grilled ground chuck patty with bleu cheese, caramelized onions and bacon served on a toasted brioche bun with house-made parmesan horseradish cream sauce; guests will enjoy a wide variety of burgers designed to please the pickiest of palettes.  Vegetarian options and build-your-own burgers are also available.

Free burgers are only available on Thursday, May 28, 2014 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Dine in only and limit of one burger per qualifying customer.  Tax and gratuity are not included.  Management reserves all rights and approval on name variations to qualify.  Not valid on double burgers or build-your-own burgers more than three toppings.

ABOUT REMEDY’S, ELIXIR and DISTILL
From Summerlin to Henderson, Remedy’s , Elixir and Distill are local Las Vegans’ ‘homes away from home.’ All locations feature fun and casual good times in beautiful and eclectic atmospheres with state-of-the-art gaming, handcrafted cocktails, house-made tavern fare , friendly staff, fun events, two daily happy hours and the ultimate home for sports action.  All locations feature RED Loyalty, a frequent dining program allowing guests to earn points at all RED properties for discounts and promotions.  For a full list of events and information, please visit www.elixirlounge.net, www.distillbar.com, or www.remedystavern.com.



Plan Ahead! First Friday Is Coming Up on 6/5/15

First Friday Las Vegas, one of the largest arts and culture festivals in the Western United States, has a new footprint this June. First Friday is moving north to simplified, yet robust activation with all the favorite festival elements including the Art Walk, Artisan Bazaar, Fashion Alley, KidZone, Eatery, Main Stage, Dance DepARTment and Guerilla Kages. While First Friday is an event celebrated throughout the downtown area including the Arts District, Fremont East, and in between, the production that First Friday Las Vegas LLC brings to life will move to just North of Charleston, encompassing the area between Charleston Blvd. to Coolidge Ave. and Casino Center Blvd. to Main St.

This new footprint allows First Friday to not only reduce costs while keeping all of the activations event-goers have come to know and love, but also allows for reduced use of public right of ways including both roadways and walkways. On the South side of Charleston Blvd. and on Commerce St., many of the activities and destinations art lovers are used to seeing at First Friday will still be active and full of artists and vendors including Blackbird Studios, Sin City Pickers, Reclaimed Art Supplies, City of the World Gallery, The Funkhouse, Cornerstone Gallery, Raw Remedies, neighboring galleries on Colorado Ave. and 3rd Street, Photo Bang Bang on Imperial, and many more. With the lack of street closures in these areas, festival attendees will have easier access to parking in front of these locations.

Summertime in Las Vegas also marks the celebration of music, freedom and art as exemplified in the next three themes for First Friday – June’s “Music is Beautiful,” July’s “Heroes” and August’s “Art Battles.”

Beginning Friday, June 5, First Friday Las Vegas presents “Music is Beautiful,” an auditory celebration focusing on the diverse talent in the city. Over the past two weeks, musicians of all genres have been vying for the opportunity to perform at one of eight downtown venues. Event-goers can explore all of downtown from the First Friday Main Stage to Container Park as Vegas’ best musical talent performs. Other venues include the Dance DepARTment, Bunkhouse, Commonwealth, Artifice, Inspire Theater and the Velveteen Rabbit. Crowds will have a chance to support and cheer for their favorite musical acts to help propel them to join the line-up at the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival. Presenting sponsor Don Julio Tequila hosts tequila tastings for First Friday attendees 21 and over at exclusive lounges throughout the event. Best Buddies invites all to make their own instruments, while Another Joy Foundation presents interactive musical fun. Health Plan of Nevada & Southwest Medical Association will host live karaoke. This June, KidZone is sponsored by Zero Fatalities, providing demonstrations in pedestrian and bike safety, helmet checks and CPR demonstrations. 

First Friday Las Vegas would like to thank all event sponsors including Don Julio Tequila, Vegas.com, Health Plan of Nevada & Southwest Medical Association, Zero Fatalities, Open Top Sightseeing, Another Joy Foundation, Best Buddies and Epyk Entertainment.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

PARKING/SHUTTLES:
Shuttle service will run from 4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Open Top Sightseeing Shuttles will make a constant loop around the entire event route.
For limited Disabled parking for the event, please call: 702-736-6491

Fremont Route Shuttle Stops:
* El Cortez- pick up and drop off on 6th St. across from the El Cortez valet entrance
* Container Park
* Blackbird Studios at Commerce / Utah
* City of the World Gallery at Colorado / Casino Center
* First Friday Las Vegas Art Walk at Main and Coolidge

Symphony Park Shuttle Stops:
* Symphony Park lot adjacent to Smith Center at Grand Central Parkway and Clark Ave
* Blackbird Studios at Commerce / Utah
* City of the World Gallery at Colorado / Casino Center
* First Friday Las Vegas Art Walk at Main and Coolidge

Paid parking option is available at the Ambassador Parking Lot (llama lot) on the North side of Fremont Street between 8th and 9th Street.  Nearest shuttle pickup location in front of Container Park.

Parking is also available for $3 at Symphony Park with shuttle service to First Friday Las Vegas from Promenade Place and Clark.

**If you park in unauthorized parking areas, you may be subject to towing.

GENERAL INFORMATION
For more information on First Friday Las Vegas, please check the website www.firstfridaylasvegas.com, the Facebook page www.facebook.com/firstfridaylasvegas or on twitter at @firstfridaylv.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"I Dream Of Jeannie" Star Barbara Eden Coming To Las Vegas!

One of America’s most endearing stars, Barbara Eden, will appear at the Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, June 20.

Hosted by Hollywood reporter Bill Harris of “Showtime” and “Entertainment Tonight” fame, Eden will be "out of the bottle" and share with the audience the moments that made her a star. During this one-of-kind event, she will reveal untold stories about her co-stars, including big screen stars like Paul Newman, Elvis Presley Clint Eastwood and television phenoms including Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Cher, Dean Martin and especially her irrepressible co-star on "I Dream of Jeannie," Larry Hagman. The evening includes an interactive question and answer element with the audience.

In 1965, Eden became an instant household name with her hit NBC TV series, “I Dream of Jeannie.”  The network series ran for five seasons and continuously airs in syndication.

Throughout her career, Eden starred in 25 feature films, five network TV series, 19 top-rated network made-for-television movies and spent many years throughout her career headlining in Las Vegas.

People Magazine named Eden one of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of the 20th Century.  She is also the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame and TV Land Television Network.

Eden’s memoir, “Jeannie Out of the Bottle” debuted at #14 on the New York Times “Best Sellers” list in 2012 - encapsulating the memories of her colorful life and remarkable Hollywood career spanning more than 50 years.


Showtime begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

National Burger Day Is May 28th! Many Options At Caesar's Restaurants!

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar’s Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger
Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts offer burgers for every palate to help celebrate National Burger Day on Thursday, May 28. Up and down the Las Vegas Strip, burger lovers have options ranging from simple classics to unique and noteworthy recipes from several resorts including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The Cromwell and more.

Old Homestead at Caesars Palace, backed by nearly 150 years of steakhouse tradition and history, features the Old Homestead Burger. The Las Vegas outpost of the New York City landmark extends its expertise and 30 day dry aging program to its single burger on the menu which features 16 oz. of dry aged Pat LaFrieda beef, served with duck fat fries.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill located at Harrah’s Las Vegas recently welcomed several new juicy burgers to its menu. Addition highlights include the Caprese Burger with sliced tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil topped with a balsamic reduction and the “Over the Border” Burger featuring chili con queso sauce, pico de gallo, lettuce, tortilla strips and spicy sour cream on a jalapeno bun.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino features the award-winning Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger. The Guy Fieri staple features crispy Applewood bacon, six-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, melted cheese and donkey sauce, all between a garlic-buttered brioche bun.
GR - Hell's Kitchen Burger
For a taste of the heat of HELL’S KITCHEN with Gordon Ramsay, burger lovers can bite into the Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The ode to the celebrity chef’s FOX TV show features asadero cheese, roasted jalapeno peppers, avocado and oven roasted tomato.

Guests staying at The Cromwell have the rare opportunity to devour the Gorgonzola Burger from celebrated chef Giada De Laurentiis’ first and only restaurant, GIADA. Available exclusively for in-room dining, the burger features grilled tomatoes, crispy pancetta and smoked paprika on a ciabatta roll.

For more information on Caesars Entertainment restaurants and more, please visit www.totalvegas.com or  www.caesars.com.


The Café At The Monte Carlo Closing & The Pub To Offer Breakfast Items

The Pub
The Café at Monte Carlo will close effective Sunday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m. The space will be remodeled into a flexible meetings and event space to provide guests with a unique experience in the heart of the resort.


With this new transition, guests may visit The Pub at Monte Carlo to enjoy delicious morning selections such as fluffy pancakes, scrumptious omelets and fresh fruits and juices. Diners may enjoy their meal al fresco on The Pub patio, at the bar counter or in the main dining room. The Pub will open at 7 a.m. beginning Monday, June 8 and is located in The Street of Dreams, Monte Carlo’s exciting shopping district.

Celebrating In Vegas! Brody Jenner's B-Day!

Thomson, Jenner, William Lifestly
Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle kicked off Memorial Weekend early with a special Worship Thursday edition of their exclusive TAO One Night Stand residency.  The duo, joined by Jenner’s mom Linda Thompson and his girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, started the night with dinner at the Asian Bistro before heading up to the nightclub.  During their set Jenner wowed his mom, who once dated Elvis Presley, with a cake presentation complete with a mini Elvis, in celebration of her birthday this coming Saturday. 
 
Jason & Apolo
Also celebrating a birthday at TAO Nightclub Thursday was Apolo Anton Ohno.  The eight-time Olympic medalist turned 33 at midnight and was surprised with a cake.


Photo credit: Tony Tran

Patrick Schwarzenegger In Vegas...Where??

On Friday, May 22, model and actor Patrick Schwarzenegger stopped into Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant at MGM Grand for a quick bite and a few round of drinks with some of his closest pals. Entering the Cantonese establishment just after 10:30 p.m., the group shared several cocktails including the Zesty Martini and the Agave No. 8 prior to ordering one of Hakkasan’s signature group menus, which included items such as the famed Hakka steamed dim sum platter and the Spicy prawn with lily bulb and almonds. After ringing in his milestone 21st birthday at Hakkasan Las Vegas back in September, Schwarzenegger mentioned to staff that he was now treating one of his close friends their birthday celebration. The restaurant then surprised the table with a selection of house-made macarons to finish their spirited affair.

Exiting the restaurant just after midnight, the group was escorted up to the nightclub to continue their revelry, experiencing DJ Hardwell’s electric set in the main room and partying into the early morning hours.