By Sarah Feldberg
While locals might consider Las Vegas a wonder of the world, Palazzo’s Azure Luxury Pool celebrates one of the new seven wonders on Thursday with a cocktail competition honoring the 100th anniversary of the Macchu Picchu rediscovery. Using Macchu Pisco brand pisco—a strong brandy-like liquor that’s Peru’s national liquor of choice—top local bartenders will create variations on the classic pisco sour cocktail for a chance to represent Las Vegas against other city winners in the final battle in Lima, Peru. The contest kicks off at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
July Fourth weekend kicked off at XS last Friday with a packed house bumping to the sounds of Montreal-born DJ A-Trak (little bro of Chromeo vocalist David Macklovitch). Beyond his musical cred, A-Trak is also a fashion world figure with endorsements from Circa and Zoo York and a toy with Kid Robot. And the artist lived up to his stylish reputation, ditching the T-shirt and jeans DJ uniform and taking over the Encore club in a full tuxedo that channeled James Bond’s Vegas alter ego. That’s one classy Canadian.
Advanced notice: If you missed Cee Lo doing his thing with Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike at Marquee a few weeks back, you can catch him July 15 at Wet Republic for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Presents Swarm the Strip. The event serves as a coming-out party for Jack’s new honey liqueur-blended whiskey and a concert with big man Cee Lo doing his thing at the MGM party pool. Tickets are $15.