It’s that time of year again. When porn stars and purveyors of pleasure from around the world descend onto the city built with them in mind. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and sin city will be flashing even more skin than usual. Hosted at The Hard Rock Casino and Hotel from Jan. 24-27th, The AVN Expo is a unique adult experience that only Las Vegas could provide. From your favorite erotic stars, to the latest in pleasure products, to a chance to rub shoulders (and maybe more) with the industry’s elite, AVN never disappoints. Whether you’re an established business, a start-up or a fan, AVN has thought of everything for the porn connoisseur. We here at vegaspoolseason.com have complied a list of the places to see and be seen during this infamous trade show.
TUESDAY, JAN. 23
INDUSTRY WELCOME PARTY – CENTER BAR, HARD ROCK HOTEL.
For the adult entertainment industry, things kick off a day early at the recently redesigned Center Bar, in the “center” of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Catch up with old industry friends and meet the up and comers at this slick, swanky cocktail lounge that screams sex and rock ’n roll. Bathe in blue and violet lights while sipping on craft cocktails and taking in the rock ’n roll memorabilia everywhere you look. Since it’s smack dab in the middle of everything, you can step out for a quick game, then pop right back in without missing a beat. Start your AVN week off in style at this uber-important meet and greet for the adult entertainment industry. 9:00pm
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24
THE AVN WELCOME EXPO PARTY @ VANITY NIGHT CLUB
Once open all year round, now the Vanity Night Club at the Hard Rock cracks it’s doors for only the most exclusive of events, and the AVN Welcome Party is definitely one of those. Here you’ll have the top stars, producers and exhibitors all partying like rock stars. It’s a time of celebration for the Adult Industry and a chance for everyone to relax knowing that with Vanity Night Club and the Hard Rock, their party is in very capable hands. It’s a bejeweled paradise with gold walls and velvet tapestries and a kaleidoscope of colors. A massive crystal chandelier showers you with brilliant lights, and tells you that no expense was spared in providing AVN with the best. Doors open at 10:00pm.
THURSDAY, JAN. 25
SAINT AND SINNERS PARTY @ CULINARY DROPOUT
Bad girls go great with good food and drinks. Saint and Sinners Party, an annual AVN soiree for fans and industry alike, is being held in the maverick restaurant/bar Culinary Dropout. Here you’ll grab autographs from dream-girls and boys, chat up talent and have some of the most unique cocktails and food on the strip. Culinary Dropout prides itself on being different. Like our friends from the AVN, they’ve blazed their own trail, refusing to follow the rules, and have been rewarded for their rebellious ways. Tickets are available, and industry can use their pass. 10:00 pm.
FRIDAY, JAN 26
THE LAIR FETISH PARTY @ FESTIVAL HALL
Next to Paradise Tower and with a stunning view of Paradise Beach North is Festival Hall, is where you’ll find all those kinky pleasures you thought were all your own. Covering all of Festival Hall, The Lair Fetish Party is leather, whips, chains, and dips, all washed down with cocktails made by Hard Rock’s expert mixologists. Specialty celebs will promote their dungeons and demons, and greet like-minded freaks just like you. If you thought you were weird, or different in the sack, this is the party for you. 10:00 pm.
SATURDAY, JAN. 27
AVN AWARDS AFTER PARTY @ VANITY NIGHT CLUB
Once the accolades for best boy-girl scene have been given out, nominees and winners will put rivalries aside and get ready for another year of professional debauchery, but before they do, they’ll blow it out at the Vanity Night Club. Over 500 porn stars, and employees of some of the biggest adult production companies in the world are going to take it all off to celebrate at Vanity. Open to the public, this is the party you want to be at. Drop a little cash and your inhibitions at the door, and join the industry for a no-holds barred celebration where you’re expected to let it all hang out. Doors open at 10:00 pm.