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Boogie Nights Continues to Groove on Through the Summer

Break out the leg warmers! The Venue Scottsdale and Eva 95.5 brings back Boogie Nights – a recurring theme party that merges 70s and 80s dance music spinning from Eva’s very own DJ Pauly. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best attire from either era. Dust off your platform shoes and dance the night away to a state of the art sound and lighting system under a giant disco ball. EVA 95.5 FM, “the Valley’s old school station” has partnered with The Venue to create an unforgettable party filled with your favorite groovy dance music.

The Venue Scottsdale will host their 3rd retro event on July 13 that runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and reoccurs every six weeks. There will be a $15 general admission cover which will include costume contests, drink specials and a photo booth. VIP experience and reserved tables are also available. All tickets can be purchased at www.boogienightsscottsdale.eventbrite.com/.

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“Whether you come dressed up in your favorite jumpsuit or not—Boogie Nights is a great time,” says Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Twigger. “This retro theme party has been a huge hit in Scottsdale.”

The Venue Scottsdale has reinvested in the 29,000 square foot event space to upgrade the facility to a sleek upscale look.

The roughly $1 million remodel includes Israeli limestone work throughout the venue, granite countertops, a re-inspired entry way, new doors and flooring, a new HVAC system, an upgraded audio visual system and more.

The Venue Scottsdale has also announced plans to open a new concept, V&V. The two-story lounge will feature a beautiful spiral staircase leading to a third floor roof top experience. V&V is slated to open to the public in fall 2013.

disco

Boogie Nights Continues to Groove on Through the Summer

Break out the leg warmers! The Venue Scottsdale and Eva 95.5 brings back Boogie Nights – a recurring theme party that merges 70s and 80s dance music spinning from Eva’s very own DJ Pauly. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best attire from either era. Dust off your platform shoes and dance the night away to a state of the art sound and lighting system under a giant disco ball. EVA 95.5 FM, “the Valley’s old school station” has partnered with The Venue to create an unforgettable party filled with your favorite groovy dance music.

The Venue Scottsdale will host their 3rd retro event on July 13 that runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and reoccurs every six weeks. There will be a $15 general admission cover which will include costume contests, drink specials and a photo booth. VIP experience and reserved tables are also available. All tickets can be purchased at www.boogienightsscottsdale.eventbrite.com/.

boogie nights

“Whether you come dressed up in your favorite jumpsuit or not—Boogie Nights is a great time,” says Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Twigger.

The Venue Scottsdale has reinvested in the 29,000 square foot event space to upgrade the facility to a sleek upscale look. The roughly $1 million remodel includes Israeli limestone work throughout the venue, granite countertops, a re-inspired entry way, new doors and flooring, a new HVAC system, an upgraded audio visual system and more.

The Venue Scottsdale has also announced plans to open a new concept, V&V. The two-story lounge will feature a beautiful spiral staircase leading to a third floor roof top experience. V&V is slated to open to the public in fall 2013.

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The Venue Brings Back the 70s and 80s

The Venue Scottsdale, the premiere special events venue in Old Town Scottsdale, is launching Boogie Nights – a recurring party that will merge 70s and 80s dance music spinning from DJ Pauly. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best attire from that era and dance the nights away to a state of the art sound system, lighting and more. EVA 95.5 FM, “the Valley’s old school station” has partnered with The Venue to create a party filled with your favorite groovy dance music.

The event will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and reoccur every 6 weeks beginning April 20. There will be a $15 cover for each night which will include costume contests, drink specials and a really funky time. Tickets can be purchased at www.boogienightsscottsdale.eventbrite.com/ or at the door.

The Venue Scottsdale is located at 7117 E. 3rd Avenue in Old Town, Scottsdale.

“This is our opportunity to bring back some of the great events The Venue has a history of hosting,” says Director of Marketing David Twigger. “We’ve had the idea to host a themed dance party and Boogie Nights will allow guests the chance to let loose, dance to their favorite tunes and dress up in their outrageous retro threads costumes if they choose.”

The Venue Scottsdale has reinvested in the 29,000 square foot event space to upgrade the facility to a sleek upscale look. The roughly $1 million remodel includes Israeli limestone work throughout the venue, granite countertops, a re-inspired entry way, new doors and flooring, a new HVAC system, grass roof covering, an upgraded audio visual system and more.

The Venue Scottsdale has also announced plans to open a new concept, V&V. The two story lounge will be complete with a beautiful spiral staircase leading to a third floor roof top experience. V&V is slated to open to the public in fall 2013.

K.I.S.S., Keep It Simple Stupid, opens in Old Town Scottsdale

K.I.S.S. Opens In Old Town Scottsdale With Mayor Jim Lane

K.I.S.S., an East Coast-style pizza and beef joint, makes its debut today, December 3 at 11 a.m.

K.I.S.S., or Keep It Simple Stupid, pays homage to classic American favorites found in the heart of Chicago and New York City. The menu features Chicago and New York styles of pizza (offered whole and by the slice) along with Chicago dogs, antipasto salads and any type of grinder sandwich one could imagine, with an emphasis on Italian beef and sausage.

David Twigger, director of sales and marketing for K.I.S.S and The Venue Scottsdale, says everyone involved, especially Chef Anthony Crocenzi, wants everything to stay true to the East-Coast style.

“Our chef Anthony Crocenzi is from Chicago,” Twigger says. “He got all his training there, grew-up there and fell in love with food there. It’s really important to him that we make sure everything is authentic.”

Twigger says that’s why we use a water-filtration system to create the same composition of water used in Chicago pizzerias. This process plays a role in the flavor of the hot dog and Italian sausage as both are immersed in the water while cooking.

Not only is K.I.S.S. dedicated to the type of food they provide, but it’s also dedicated to the community as well. K.I.S.S. is kicking off its grand opening with Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and donating $1 from all sandwich sales the week of December 3 to December 10 to Vista Del Camino.

Vista Del Camino provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency and relieve economic and emotional stress.

“We chose this charity because of the local connection,” Twigger says. “Scottsdale is a wonderful community, and Vista Del Camino helps maintain it.”

Mayor Lane will arrive at K.I.S.S. on December 3 at 11 a.m. to cut the ribbon for the official grand opening and get involved in the kitchen by creating his own pizza.

“Mayor Lane has been a long time resident (of Scottsdale) and is very supportive of small business,” Twigger says. “We felt like we had to include him, and we hear he’s a pizza fan.”

K.I.S.S. is also offering a grand opening special that includes $1 New York style slices and $2 deep-dish slices of pizza today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

K.I.S.S. is located at 7117 E. 3rd Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale, and its weekly hours are Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and closed on Sundays.

K.I.S.S. Grand Opening with Mayor Jim Lane

When: Monday, December 3 at 11 a.m.
Where: 7117 E. 3rd Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale
Web: kisspizzajoint.com

Scottsdale Wedding Walk 2012

Plan Your Wedding In One Afternoon At The Scottsdale Wedding Walk

Can you hear the bells? No, not the sleigh bells ― the wedding bells.

Planning a wedding can be an exciting, albeit stressful, experience. But if you were told that it is, in fact, possible to plan your entire wedding in one afternoon, would you believe it? At the Scottsdale Wedding Walk, it is.

Brides- and grooms-to-be, mark your calendars for the Scottsdale Wedding Walk, a high-end bridal event that will take place January 27 at The Venue Scottsdale. With more than 30 Scottsdale vendors, fashion shows, food, a Groom’s Lounge and plenty of giveaways (more than $5,000 in prizes), you’re bound to make a few connections, get inspired and walk away with wedding fever — if you didn’t already have it, of course.

Vendors include everything from cakes to event planning — including 21 Cakes, Christina Clark Events, Claudia’s Custom Jewelry, Classic Party Rentals, Arrive in Style and much more.

Tickets to the Scottsdale Wedding Walk cost $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local charity. For more information about the Scottsdale Wedding Walk, visit scottsdaleweddingwalk.com.
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Event Planning 101: Backyard Weddings

Christina Clark, Photo: christinaclarkevents.comWe caught up with one of the Scottsdale Wedding Walk vendors, Christina Clark Events, and asked the owner, Christina Clark, to provide a few backyard wedding planning tips:

  1. Clean up your backyard and make sure there isn’t junk/stuff being stored. If it is, move it for the event. Rake leaves, prune trees and fix any uneven surfaces.
  2. Have good music or entertainment. Live music creates a really nice ambiance. Make sure the music isn’t too loud; that way the guests can still talk without having to raise their voices.
  3. When planning the food for the event, think of your guests. Are there any dietary restrictions? You might want to include some vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  4. Create a fun atmosphere. Add event-themed decor or use candles, holiday lights, torches, fire pits or paper lanterns to create texture and design throughout the place. Have some fun with your event, and make it unique. If you have the budget, a photo booth, sketch artist or magician could be fun!
  5. Don’t let the weather ruin your party; have a back-up plan. If rain is a possibility, make sure to have a large tent on hand. If the weather might be a bit warm, make sure to have fans. If it’s chilly, bring in heaters and light blankets.
  6. Most of all, once the event starts, enjoy yourself. Once guests see how much fun you are having, that energy will transpire throughout the night.

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Scottsdale Wedding Walk

When: Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Venue Scottsdale (and other participating businesses in Old Town Scottsdale)
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of event
Online: scottsdaleweddingwalk.com
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Back East Pizza and Beef Joint Opens in Scottsdale

K.I.S.S. A Back East Pizza and Beef Joint, the Valley’s newest Chicago-style fast-casual restaurant, is now open! The new concept, presented by The Venue Scottsdale, is a sleek pizza eatery hailing its convenience and classic big city food. K.I.S.S., which stands for “keep it simple stupid” is properly titled for its straightforward ingredients, will be located in a newly built space next to The Venue Scottsdale and the soon-to-be two-story lounge, V&V. K.I.S.S. is located at 7117 E. 3rd Avenue.

K.I.S.S. will feature Chicago and New York styles of pizza offered whole or by the slice along with Italian beef, Italian sausage and grinder sandwiches, Chicago dogs and antipasto salads. The full menu can be seen at www.kisspizzajoint.com. The 900 square foot eatery is complete with just nine bar seats at granite countertops and an interior replicated with the look of a typical back east sandwich shop.

The “pizza and beef joint” will be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

K.I.S.S. is dedicated to bringing the unique taste of Chicago-style pizza to patrons, using a process to create the same composition of water used in Chicago pizzerias. The unique water-filtration system also plays a role in the flavor of the hot dog and Italian sausage as both are immersed while cooking.

“We are extremely excited about K.I.S.S. and the opportunity it brings to not only The Venue Scottsdale, but also to the Old Town area,” says David Twigger, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Venue Scottsdale and K.I.S.S. “The eatery will serve the local community, offering simple food with a flare to dine-in or to-go.”

The menu, created by Chef Anthony Crocenzi, pays homage to the traditional Italian beef found around Chicago’s famous sandwich shops. Born and raised in Chicago with over 10 years of full-immersion into the downtown culinary scene, Crocenzi’s goal is to replicate the unique flavors of Chicago where he grew up.

For more information visit www.kisspizzajoint.com, follow K.I.S.S. on Facebook or call (480) 945-5551.

The Venue Scottsdale

The Venue Scottsdale Undergoes $1 Million Upgrade

Beginning as a nightclub, The Venue Scottsdale transformed into a concert hall, then expanded into a special events site — and it only continues to grow. In response to the vision of ownership and to appeal to a wider range of clientele, the venue has undergone a $1 million design upgrade, and additions have been made to the property as well.

“We wanted to have a wider reach to our clients,” says David Twigger, director of sales and marketing for The Venue Scottsdale.

The 29,000-square-foot building did away with the New Orleans style décor, for which it was known, and upgraded to a classy, modern look.

“Our vision was to bring the outdoors indoors,” Twigger says. “With the retractable roof and stonework contrasted by soft fabrics, it gives you an outdoor feel.”

According to Twigger, the New Orleans style décor was outdated and too dressed up.

“If you have a signature theme, you can only cater to certain clients,” Twigger adds. “The new design is a clean palette and can be used for a variety of themes and decorated to match your vision.”

After 17 years of owning the property, Victor Perillo decided to reinvest in the building due to his attachment to Old Town Scottsdale. Perillo’s ultimate goal is to expand into other cities, and Twigger believes remodeling the venue is a step in the right direction.

The Venue Scottsdale“This sets us up for more clientele and is a stepping stone for expansion,” Twigger says.

The design was decided upon based on both ownership request and a designer in southern California who deemed it appropriate.

“The Israeli limestone and earthy tones are going to keep us attractive to our higher-end clientele,” Twigger says.

Not only did The Venue Scottsdale undergo remodeling, an eatery was also formed as an extension of the venue.

The Chicago-style restaurant, Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.) will also be in tune with the modern look of the venue. Designs include sharp lines, large windows and menus featured on television screens.

“It is definitely high energy,” Twigger says. “After K.I.S.S., we will focus on another extension ― V&V, a lounge (not a nightclub), which will be open to the public..

“We will offer small plates with bites to eat, and there will be a martini bar and mixology,” Twigger says.

For more information about The Venue Scottsdale, visit thevenuescottsdale.com.

The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 945-5551

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

From Dusk ’til Dawn: Your Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Same bar, same bartender, night after night — what’s the fun in that? Whether you’re planning a memorable evening or more interested in creating a scandalously forgettable night, try something new (with someone new) with this nightlife guide as your source.

From theaters and comedy clubs to bars, clubs and the live music scene, this Scottsdale nightlife guide covers it all:

Entertainment Venues:

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
(480) 850-7777
talkingstickresort.com
The Comedy Spot Comedy Club
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-4422
thecomedyspot.net
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
4720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-1664
desertstages.org
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St.
(480) 499-TKTS (8587)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St.
(480) 248-2000
hotelvalleyho.com
The Saguaro
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
(480) 308.1100
jdvhotels.com
Studio Movie Grill
15515 N. Hayden Rd.
(480) 991-3106
studiomoviegrill.com
Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd St.
(480) 850-7777
casinoarizona.com
iPic Theaters
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-3232
ipictheaters.com
iPic Theaters, Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 882-0730
standupscottsdale.com

Bars & Clubs:

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 970-2100
wscottsdalehotel.com
Jackrabbit Lounge
4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., #100
(480) 429-4494
jackrabbitaz.com
Spanish Fly
4341 N. 75th St.
(480) 949-8454
spanishflyscottsdale.com
Myst
7340 E. Shoeman Ln.
(480) 970-5000
mystaz.com
SALT
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., #F-230
(480) 483-3232
thesaltclub.com
Firehouse
4312 N. Brown Ave.
(480) 265-6989
ilovefirehouse.com
Axis-Radius
7340 E. Indian Plaza
(480) 970-1112
axis-radius.com
Mabel’s on Main
7018 E. Main St.
(480) 889-5580
mabelsonmain.com
El Santo
7301 E. Butherus Dr.
(480) 949-8454
elsantocantina.com
The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 947-6468
themintaz.com
Salty Senorita
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 946-7258
7540 E. 1st St.
(480) 421-0500
saltysenorita.com
Narcisse
Tea and
Champagne Lounge
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 588-2244
narcisselounge.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Live Music Venues:

Culinary Dropout
7135 E. Camelback Rd., #125
(480) 970-1700
foxrc.com
Chaser’s Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St.
(480) 945-4985
chaserslive.net
Kazimierz
World Wine Bar
7137 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) WINE-004 (9463)
kazbar.net
Old Town Tavern
7320 E. Scottsdale Mall
(480) 606-8113
oldtowntavernaz.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide The Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-5551
thevenuescottsdale.com
Martini Ranch
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) 970-0500
martiniranchaz.net
5th and Wine
7051 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 699-8001
5thandwine.com
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 947-3580
theroguebar.com
The Roxy Lounge
7443 E. 6th Ave.
(480) 970-1222
theroxyaz.com
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
(602) 716-2222
crescentphx.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

 

K.I.S.S.

Keeping Chicago-Style Food Simple With K.I.S.S.

Old Town Scottsdale is making room for a Chicago-style eatery, K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple, Stupid) this July — located in a sleek space next to The Venue Scottsdale and V2, a two-story, 8,000-square-food lounge opening 2013.

Chef Anthony CrocenziAt 900 square feet, K.I.S.S. offers exactly that on its menu ― simple ingredients in its Chicago- and New York-styles of “back east” pizza. The menu will also consist of Italian beef and sausage, grinder sandwiches, hot dogs and antipasto salads.

“We are extremely excited about K.I.S.S. and the opportunity it brings to not only The Venue Scottsdale, but also to the Old Town area,” says David Twigger, director of sales and marketing for The Venue Scottsdale and K.I.S.S. “The eatery will serve the local community, offering simple food with a flare to dine-in or to-go.”

K.I.S.S. Chef Anthony Crocenzi, who was born and raised in Chicago and immersed in the downtown culinary scene for more than 10 years, will replicate the unique flavors of the area by incorporating and utilizing a process to create the same composition of water used in Chicago pizzerias. With this unique flavor of water, it will play a role in how the hot dogs and sausages taste.

With granite countertops and a modern interior, K.I.S.S.’s environment will provide an upscale, unique setting for guests.

For more information about K.I.S.S., visit its Facebook page.

K.I.S.S.
7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale
(480) 945-5551
Hours:
Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.