1. DEADLY LAS VEGAS NIGHTCLUB RAISES SECURITY QUESTION: A dispute over a $30 cover charge to Drai’s After Hours nightclub at Bally's casino on the Strip resulted in a shooting that killed one patron and injured two employees. Los Angeles Times: “Guns are not allowed on properties owned by Caesars Entertainment Corp., including Bally's, but that security does not scan guests for weapons when they enter. [Caesars Entertainment Corp. spokesman Gary Thompson] said the policy was not likely to change because of the shooting. 'This is too isolated an incident, though a tragic one,' Thompson wrote.” http://lat.ms/177cJps
2. CHICAGO LOSES ANOTHER BIG CONVENTION: The Bio International Convention announced Monday it would leave Chicago for San Francisco in 2016. It's the second trade show to change locations in the past week after the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show opted to move to Las Vegas. Chicago Tribune: “Chicago’s convention business has come under pressure in recent years as it has become known for high costs. Since easing union rules at McCormick Place in 2011, however, it has snared some new convention business, most recently the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. But, it is still working through losses prompted by high legacy convention costs.” http://trib.in/1fQT5mc
3. HOW EVENTS FACTOR INTO HEALTHIEST COMPANIES LIST: G.E. tops Greatist's list of healthiest companies to work for, in part because of its seminars on mindfulness and achieving balance, plus diet-friendly catered events. http://bit.ly/TIOdW0
* LOCAL NEWS *
BOSTON: The Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway hosted its ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The eight-story, all-suite property has 175 rooms, two function rooms, a rooftop terrace, and an indoor pool.
CARY, NORTH CAROLINA: The Special Event Company, a strategic event and meeting management company, has announced that Blair Hofmann has joined the firm as business development manager.
CHICAGO: Wicked will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a slew of local events. The Broadway in Chicago show will return to the Oriental Theatre from October 30-December 21, and in the days leading up to the play's October 30 anniversary there will be a citywide costume contest, sing-along, and more.
Barbakoa is now open in Oakbrook. The Latin eatery serves paellas made in a wood grill, Peruvian-style ceviches, and specialty tacos; the venue also has a private dining room.
Mariano's is the new presenting sponsor of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, which takes place at Navy Pier March 15-23.
LAS VEGAS: Opportunity Village’s largest annual fund-raiser, the Las Vegas Great Santa Run, is slated for December 7. Now in its ninth year, the event includes a 5K run and one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk, raising funds for the Las Vegas nonprofit each December.
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Times: “What was on the runway in the two-plus weeks of spring 2014 fashion shows in Los Angeles was as varied as the venues themselves, which ranged from the entertainment complex L.A. Live downtown to the Grove, some seven miles to the west.” http://lat.ms/Hbovo8
Motown founder Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson will be honored with the Grammy Museum's first Architects of Sound Award at the museum's benefit gala dinner and concert on November 11 at Club Nokia.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
NEW YORK: Sankeys, the U.K.-based club with an Ibiza outpost, is opening Sankeys USA at 29 West 36th Street. The club, which will have its opening on Halloween, has a capacity of 840.
Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation’s 11th anniversary Gala is November 14 at Pier Sixty. Bob Costas is the master of ceremonies, and several current and former New York Yankees are slated to attend, including the night's honoree, Jorge Posada.
Aperture Foundation is hosting a benefit October 28 at IAC headquarters with performances from Albert Hammond Jr. of the Strokes and a DJ set by Tamaryn; Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo will perform a live score to a screening of the 1921 short film Manhatta. The V.I.P. lounge is presented in partnership with Hôtel Americano, featuring tastings by chef Joseph Buenconsejo.
Canard Inc. is catering GQ magazines's Gentlemen's Night Out with Carlo Pazolini hosted by Peter St. John for 150 guests on Thursday at the Carlo Pazolini Soho store. The menu includes specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres like deconstructed chicken wings and rare sirloin with horseradish cream.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork
TORONTO: The Whole Life Expo is November 22-24 at the Metro Convention Centre.
WASHINGTON: Chef Lance London is opening the third location of Carolina Kitchen, his first in the city, in January. The 6,000-square-foot space on Rhode Island Avenue will serve Southern comfort fare and seat 152 in the dining room, plus a 40-person private event space on the second floor.
YOUR NEWS: What are you doing? Tell us: email@example.com.
JOB BOARD: Post a job or find a job:http://www.mediabistro.com/bizbash/joblistings/
With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, and Beth Kormanik, Lauren Matthews, and Anna Sekula in New York.
BizBash Daily is the must-read digest of event industry news from BizBash.com.
Feed the Sheet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertise with BizBash: email@example.com