Theres no better icon of 90s South Beach nightlife than Gerry Kelly, the man behind legendary nightclubs such as Shadow Lounge and Level. However, in the past decade, it seems Kellys star has fallen a bit. There were missteps including the impossible-to-find the Fifth, doomed-from-the-start Karu & Y, and the not-in-South-Beach MI-IV. Did he honestly think Miamis glitterati was going to trek to Hallandale to party? But never mind the blemishes the king is back where he belongs. Now working for Lux formerly Liquid and later Suite and then Snatch he finds himself right on Washington Avenue, the core of the Beachs nightlife district. And what better way to celebrate the heyday of nightlife than with a Studio 54 bash in Kellys honor this Saturday?
Produced by South Beach fixture Pamela Canellas, the party promises to deliver late-70s New York disco-cool complete with classic tunes by DJs Lazaro Leon and Vertigo. Dont miss the complimentary cocktails from 10 to 11 p.m. And be sure to dress the part: They didnt just let anyone into Studio 54 back in the day, so what makes you think they are going to start now? Tickets cost $20, and the party begins at 10 p.m. Call 305-672-1515 or visit luxmiamibeach.com.
Sat., Oct. 9, 10 p.m., 2010