Around The World: The Best Nightclubs Of All Time

If you are someone who loves to party, this post is just for you! Read on to discover more about the best nightclubs of all time.

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Studio 54

If Studio 54 was still open, we would be hopping on a plane to New York to experience it for ourselves. If you think clubbing in your hometown is bad in terms of picky bouncers, you should have been around when Studio 54 was the hottest spot in town. If you didn’t make it through the velvet ropes of the club you could kiss goodbye to your social life.

Ministry of Sound

You may not be able to experience Studio 54, but you can certainly visit Ministry of Sound. Situated in London, this is one of the most famous dance spaces in the entire world. If you want to experience some of the best DJs on the globe, Ministry of Sound is a must-visit. The club also features a special sprung floor, a noise-containing design, and a world-class sound system.

The Viper Room

You may have heard of The Viper Room, which is a famous music club located on the Sunset Strip in Las Vegas. The club used to be owned by Johnny Depp. Despite having a huge reputation, the venue itself is intimate and is the best place to watch up and coming talent.

LIV

If you have a taste for luxury, you will love LIV. This nightclub is located on Miami Beach. The décor will literally take your breath away. There are six private skyboxes with individual minibars. The great thing about Miami is that the party never stops. There are boat parties by day and clubs at night. You can look into Miami yacht charters with BOAT.ME if you want to start your party off in the right way and then move onto LIV nightclub afterward.

Pacha

It wouldn’t be right to continue this post without having an Ibiza nightclub on the list. After all, the Spanish island is considered party paradise. Pacha is a name that is well known all over the world. This club attracts the most famous DJs and is huge, with a capacity of 3,500.

Marquee

Finally we have Marquee, which is a nightclub located in Las Vegas. As is the case with most places in Vegas, extravagance is the name of the game at Marquee. From four-story LED screens to infinity pools, this club has it all. The club has many different rooms, with the Library and Boom Box both offering more chilled and intimate settings.

From Studio 54 to Pacha, now you know a bit more about some of the best clubs from around the world! Which one would you most like to visit?




Enjoy These Ralph Breaks the Internet Activity Sheets

You guys are going to love these coloring pages and activity sheets!

Video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the uncharted world of the internet. When they get in waaaaaay over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet, the Netizens, and the Disney Princesses, to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss, the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank, a tough driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race.

“Holy cow! We’re in the internet” (Ralph)

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET arrives in theaters everywhere on November 21st! 

OFFICIAL TRAILER

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

In RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET arrives in theaters everywhere on November 21st! 




It’s Time for the 4th Annual SeptemberFest at Barefoot Landing!

Are you a Myrtle Beach local or visiting on a Fall getaway? Don’t miss Barefoot Landing’s 4th Annual SeptemberFest! Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is one of the most unique and popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations that you will ever experience. Set along the Intracoastal Waterway and featuring a 27 acre lake, Barefoot Landing offers enjoyment both day and night, all in an atmosphere of a quaint Southern shopping village.

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Barefoot Landing Presents The Fourth Annual SeptemberFest! Featuring

The Duplin Winery Grape Stomp

Barefoot Landing is set to host its fourth annual SeptemberFest! on Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event will take place in the newest area of Barefoot Landing, Dockside Village. It features restaurants LuLu’s, Greg Norman Australian Grille and Taco Mundo; a children’s playground; amphitheater and an expansive lawn area all located between the Intracoastal Waterway and Barefoot Landing lake.
A new element has been added to the mix with the addition of Duplin Winery’s Grape Stomp. Tickets for the grape stomp are $25 each and will be sold the day of the event. Included as part of the grape stomp ticket are the stomp experience, commemorative wine tumbler and a bottle of Duplin wine.
In addition to the grape stomp, SeptemberFest! will showcase a variety of Barefoot Landing restaurants and eateries offering food tastings for sale, as well as fine retailers all set up along the Dockside Village lawn across from LuLu’s.
Live music from Wet Nose Dogs, Jason Jackson Band and The Grassabillies will take place in the amphitheater throughout the day and attendees are invited to bring a chair, blanket or beach towel and enjoy music from the lawn.
For the fourth year in a row, Barefoot Landing has partnered with Lowcountry Food Bank, a nonprofit organization that provides food to shelters and food banks on the Grand Strand. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or items for donation to the event and a portion of the proceeds from the food tasting will be donated.
For more information about the fourth annual SeptemberFest! at Barefoot Landing, visit www.bflanding.com or call 1-843-272-8349. You can also follow Barefoot Landing on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2018
TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EVENT: 4th Annual SeptemberFest!
LOCATION: Barefoot Landing, Dockside Village, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582



6 Family Friendly Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach Before Summer Ends

If you would still like to get in one last weekend of fun or a few days of relaxation before school starts, you can head into Myrtle Beach for some free fun!

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Live Music, Fire Dancers and Fireworks Are A Few Of The Affordable Entertainment Options For Families.

Families still have time to enjoy free family-friendly entertainment at Myrtle Beach’s  epicenter of fun and North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment destination before the fall events begin.

Here are six ongoing entertainment options that are free at Broadway at the Beach in the heart of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach:

 

Broadway at the Beach

Fire Dancers – The Avenue at Broadway at the Beach lights up every night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with fire dancers performing along The Avenue.

Mr. Nigel – If your young ones are in the mood to move, leave it up to Mr. Nigel to get their toes tapping. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Mr. Nigel gets the crowd dancing in the Center Court at Broadway at the Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Live Music – SummerFest! continues every night at 7 p.m. with free live concerts by regional bands. Barefoot Landing is quickly emerging as a go to music venue on the North Strand. For a list of nightly performers, log on to www.bflanding.com/calendar.

Nick Pike, the fire-juggling uni-cyclist as seen on America’s Got Talent. For 10 years, Nick Pike has fascinated crowds with his amazing, interactive juggling show along the Grand Strand, and this year the fun continues at Barefoot Landing with free shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Steel Drummers – Father and son steel drum duo John and Tony Mastroberti, known as the Tropical Jammers, bring their musical talents to Barefoot Landing beginning at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Both Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach

Fireworks

  • Broadway at the Beach All shows begin at 10 p.m., and are displayed every Tuesday night through Aug. 28 and Friday night through Aug. 17 at Broadway at the Beach, with a special show slated for Sunday, Sept. 2.
  • Barefoot Landing Fireworks are on display every Monday night through Aug. 27, with a special show Saturday, Sept. 1st.

About Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is South Carolina’s number one tourist, shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting millions of visitors annually. Broadway is set on 350 acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features world-class shopping, dining and entertainment in a series of magical, interconnected villages, surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. Broadway’s distinguished tenant mix has something for the whole family: popular attractions; outstanding restaurants and eateries; extraordinary specialty shops with national and local brands; and first-rate hotels. A past recipient of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup, it was deemed the state’s best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

About Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing, located at 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, is owned and managed by Burroughs & Chapin, headquartered in Myrtle Beach, S.C. It combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping venue with attractions and other leisure amenities to deliver an outdoor-centric recreational experience. Its unique seaport-style architecture, proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway, and lake combine to create a charming coastal village atmosphere ideal for shopping, dining, and social interaction. Boardwalks and bridges weave through the 100-acre nature-friendly complex and its wide variety of specialty and retail shops, waterfront restaurants, and entertainment venues.




Uncork and Unwind at Grapevine’s 32nd Annual Grapefest

I tell you all the time how much I love Grapevine, Texas and their annual Grapefest is one of the reasons why! Known as the largest wine festival in the Southwest U.S. highlighting wines from Texas, North Coast California and the Rioja Region of Spain, Grapefest will be held September 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2018. Four full days of tasting and sipping, and putting your feet to work grape stomping and dancing. A steak cook-off, carnival rides, midway games – is four days enough to take it all in? 

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Toast four days of family-friendly fun at the 32nd Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, September 13, 14, 15 and 16. Sample your way through a variety of delicious taste sensations with special emphasis on wines from Texas and Old-World Wines revisited with wineries from North Coast California and the Rioja Region of Spain. Get your tickets now to experience these exciting wines, many of which are not normally available in Texas. For up-to-the-minute schedule and event information, visit www.GrapeFest.com.

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest and offers four days of festival fun for all ages. Favorite GrapeFest events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, sponsored by Audi Grapevine, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; the Texas Wine TributeGrapeStomp, sponsored by Tom Thumb/Albertson’s; Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; theGrapeFest Golf Classic; the GrapeFest Tennis ClassicItalianCarFest™, sponsored by Boardwalk Auto Group; live entertainment and much more!

Savor the flavors of more than 150 Texas varietals from 39 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic.  During 11 sessions throughout the weekend, this signature event is one of the most popular GrapeFest events and limited tickets are available for each session. Guests vote for their favorites and the winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 16 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 at the festival. Guests must be 21 and over to enter.

ALL NEW FOR 2018:  More than 50 teams of steak aficionados will participate in the GrapeFest Steak Cookoff on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Bring your best recipe and register now to take part in this fun event. Cost is $150 per team. Proceeds benefit Grapevine Shield Foundation. Register now at www.steakcookoffs.com or www.GrapeFest.com   

GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail. Texas is home to more than 300 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year.

Sample wines from visiting wineries at GrapeFest. Guests will find wines from North Coast California in the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort. This North Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California covers more than three million acres. A winemaking mecca since the mid-19th century, today the area features about 800 wineries, nearly half of the total wineries in California. The guest wineries are GrapeFest are from Mendocino County and Anderson Valley. Visiting North Coast California wineries are Seebass Vineyards and Family Wines, Testa Vineyards, Parducci Wine Cellars, Handley Cellars, Brutocao Cellars, Pennyroyal Farm, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards and Barra of Mendocino.

One of the most unique wine tasting options available in the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience will be Coro, a signature blend, individually crafted from 100 percent Mendocino County, California grapes. One of the most unique California wines, Coro must lead with 40-70 percent Zinfandel and may be blended with up to nine named varietals, honoring the “Old Italian” field blends of Mendocino. Coro wines must pass a review by a panel of winemakers in four blind tastings before the wine is accepted and certified to carry the Coro Mendocino label. Production must adhere to strict protocols set by Consortium Mendocino. In addition to the varietal parameters, there are strict rules concerning wine chemistry, and barrel and bottle aging before the release of this extremely limited case production. As a final test, the Coro wines must pass a review by a panel of winemakers in four blind tastings before the wine is accepted and certified to carry the Coro Mendocino label. Once certified, each Coro wine is bottled in a uniform bottle, label and marked with the Coro seal.

In the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience, festival-goers can also sample wines from visiting wineries from the Rioja Region of Spain. Rioja refers to the region or the particular wine made in the region. Located in north central Spain, along the Ebro River, Rioja is approximately 210 square miles in size. The main grape used to produce Rioja wines is Tempranillo. With tremendous versatility, Tempranillo demonstrates great aging potential. Other grapes commonly cultivated in Rioja are Garnacia, Graciano, Mazuelo, and Matura Tinta, a varietal not grown anywhere else in the world. Guest wineries from Rioja are Dominio de Berzal, David Moreno, Martinez Alesanco, Campo Viejo and more.

Put your feet to the test at the annual GrapeStomp competition, sponsored by Tom Thumb/Albertson’s. Let your feet do the stomping as teams of two take turns to crush approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. If your team stomps the most juice, you just might qualify to stomp some more at the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the winners being awarded the coveted “Purple Foot” award. Entry fee is $5 per person. Special GrapeStomp events include the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. A free special stomping area is also available for kids 12 and under.

Dance the night away at the 32nd Annual GrapeFest. The Grapevine Mills Main Stage, the Town Square Gazebo Stage and the Palace Theatre Stage will feature live entertainment throughout the festival. Featured performers include Jo Dee Messina; Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles; Le Freak; Gary P. Nunn; Justin Johnson and the TCU Steel Drum Band.

Attend pre-festival fun events such as:

  • GrapeFest Golf Classic, Friday, September 7;
  • GrapeFest 15th Annual ItalianCarFest, presented by Boardwalk Auto Group, Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.;
  • GrapeFest Pre-Festival Dinners at Dino’s Steak and Claw House, Monday, August 13, $67 per person; Chez Fabien, Tuesday, August 21, $65 per person; Coal Vines, Southlake, Tuesday, August 28, $60 per person; Boi Na Braza, Wednesday, September 5, $75 per person; Chill, Thursday, September 6, $60 per person; and Mac’s on Main, Tuesday, September 11, $70 per person.
  • Texas Wine Tribute, Saturday, September 8, 6:30 p.m., Grand Hall, 636 S. Main St.

Make plans now to enjoy all of the fun activities during GrapeFest such as:

  • Artisan Vendors;
  • Carnival Rides and Midway Games;
  • Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, Saturday, September 15, 12:30 p.m.;
  • Champagne Terrace;
  • KidsWorld, featuring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, interactive games and petting zoo;
  • Shopping and dining at more than 80 locally owned boutiques, jewelry stores, restaurants and more in Historic Downtown Grapevine throughout the festival;
  • Unlimited Carnival Ride Pass, Thursday, September 13, 5 p.m. – close. $25 in advance; $30 at the festival; 
  • Draft & Craft Brews;
  • Festival Foods;
  • GrapeFest Tennis Classic, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16;
  • Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower’s Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors appearing several times daily;
  • Grapevine Winery Tours, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16;
  • Ice Carving, Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15
  • The Strolling Piano and
  • GrapeFest Steak Cookoff, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16

Discover Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest. For information on hotels, packages and where to stay, visit www.GrapeFest.com.

The 32nd Annual GrapeFest, A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, will open on Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday.  Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend pass pins are available for $18 and souvenir pins are $23. Admission is free for children five and under.  For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapeFest.com.   

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, headquartered in Grapevine and serving North Texas for more than three decades; helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work LOCALLY . . . with decisions made LOCALLY. 
Bank of the West, Member FDIC, Presenting Sponsor of the 32nd Annual GrapeFest.