Nightlife News Round Up, Monday November 28th, 2011

by Sophie Russell · November 28, 2011

Nur Khan is hosting a pop up Electric Room in Miami; Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson makes New York home and explains why; Medea Vodka is facing a very expensive courtroom battle and Tequila Avion tells the secrets of it's marketing success. All this and more in today's Nightlife News round up.

1. Nur Khan will host Electric Room pop up events on December 3rd and 4th. The events will take place at HighBar at the Dream, South Beach and will include live art performances from the Hole Gallery and pool parties. December 6th will also see JP Morgan Chase Manager, Peter Cararra, play with the Chocolate Cuckoo Clocks to raise money for Wall Street Rocks for the Veterans. [NY Post]

[Photo via]

2. Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson, the drummer from The Roots has put his own roots down in New York's Financial District. His hip-hop group is the house band for 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and he has now  listed some of his favorite things to do in New York -  anything from eating Jamaican food to being a 'resident' DJ at Brooklyn Bowl. [NY Post]

[Photo via]

3. Luxury alcohol brand, Medea Vodka, has ended up in court with a $15 million lawsuit. The brand that boasts wifi and personalized scrolling messages across it's bottles has seen a lawsuit erupt between investor Joseph Lehey and inventors Tim Goldburt, Matt Sandy and David Perillo over the use of Lehey's $7.5 million investment. [NY Post]

[Photo via]

4. Tequila Avion, the brand made famous in Entourage, has opened the lid on their original and successful marketing methods. Avion's success is discussed by founder and chairman, Ken Austin, and president, Jenna Fagnan. [Bloomberg]

[Photo via]

5. Brand new restaurant, Sons of Essex already hits the big time as The Longest Week takes it over for 2 days of filming. The restaurant on Essex Street will feature in the film starring Olivia Wilde and Jason Bateman. Production of the film has already featured across 5 boroughs, most notably Brooklyn Heights. [Bowery Boogie]

[Photo via]

6.  Nevada Smith's closed it's 3rd Avenue doors over the weekend. The shabby-chic sports bar is intending on moving although the location is currently unknown; the current spot is being demolished and converted into new, luxury apartments. [EV Grieve]

[Photo via]

7. The Dream Hotel chain is moving to Hollywood. The LA Times has reported that a 148-room Dream Hotel will begin construction next Spring on Selma Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard in central Hollywood. [Hotel Chatter]

[Photo via]