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MONDO LOUNGE Weekend
Come Fly Away to Fabulous Las Vegas for a Classic Rat Pack Era
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, October 22-24, 2010
Lotta Living and M Modern Gallery are proud to present Mondo Lounge
- October 22nd through 24th at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Mondo Lounge is the Ultimate Retro Party and Conference. The event is
themed around the lifestyle and culture of Americana from 1957 to 1963
and will bring together fans of Mid Century Modern architecture, retro
fashion, tiki, pin-ups, exotica music, Atomic Age cocktails, bachelor pad
living, swing dance and the vintage Vegas Rat Pack vibe. Think of
"Playboy's Penthouse", a Blake Edwards movie ala "The Party" or an
awesome party scene from "Mad Men.” There will be plenty of vendors,
exhibits, live music and hopefully you!
The in-person host of the weekend is highly collectible and popular fine artist
SHAG (aka Josh Agle). Since his first solo gallery show in 1997, SHAG has
had successful sell-out solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Japan
and Australia. A large selection of his artwork will be a premiere exhibit at
the event with an exclusive opening on Friday night.
A featured act at Mondo Lounge is Art Vargas, unanimously named as one
of the top Las Vegas lounge performers by AOL Citiguide, Las Vegas Life
Magazine, and Vegas.com. Top notch live musical entertainment will also
include local favorites, the Las Vegas Nines, jazz from the Los Angeles
band, Nutty, Sinatra-styled magic by Dimare, the Thurston Howlies, a
premiere Los Angeles cocktail band, a Marilyn Monroe burlesque
performance by Miss Ruby Joule, Pasadena Doo Dah Queen Cherry Capri.
Lounge Scene Disc Jockeys from across the country are also participating:
New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and of course, Las
Vegas. Several DJs from the legendary internet Exotica radio station
Luxuria Music will also spin retro tunes for your enjoyment.
Exhibits and Vendors
Mondo Lounge rounds out with fun exhibits on retro lifestyle, fashion,
architecture, music and pop culture such as Tiki Steve’s Stag Mag
Reading Room – a hands on display of vintage 1950s Playboy
Magazines and Mike Miller’s Vintage Vegas Entertainment Display, Tiki
artist extraordinaire, Bosko, Witco burnt-wood carving style artwork, and
vintage serigraphs by David Weidman, animator for many cartoon classics
including Mr.Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing and Fractured Fairytales.
The event also offers attendees a vast array of vintage shopping from
vendors with ephemera, new and gently used vintage clothes, pop art prints,
and much more…
Additional offsite events will also be held on this same weekend produced by
various cultural entities of Las Vegas such as Friends of Classic Las
Vegas, VeryVintageVegas.com and the Architectural and Decorative
Arts Society of Las Vegas.. This includes an architectural film screening and
panel discussion at the former Stardust Country Club (National Golf Club)
and guided bus tour and a self driven architectural tour of Las Vegas
landmarks (separate admission from the Mondo Lounge event). The Junior
League will host a complimentary open house at the Morelli House on
The event will be held at the world famous Palms Hotel & Casino in Las
Vegas . This upscale ultra-hip hotel has embraced the Mid Century Modern
aesthetic since they opened. The Ghost Bar at the Palms is a Mid Century
Modern inspired ultra lounge high above the Las Vegas Strip. It features a
Jetson's futuristic experience by allowing you to walk on a solid piece of
clear Lucite cantilevered off the edge of the sky deck on the 55th floor. The
Palms also features the world’s only Playboy Club, an elegant lounge and
gaming club complete with elegant Playboy bunnies and inspired by the
nostalgic era of the Playboy Club (but tastefully updated for the 21st
century). Attendees will feel right at home dressing to the nines all weekend
long. The discount code rate for attendees is: AS1022D and here are the
unbelievable rates they provided for the event:
Thursday, October 21st $ 69
Friday, October 22nd $ 139
Saturday, October 23rd $ 139
Sunday, October 24th $ 69
NOTE: Rooms must be booked using the code (AS1022D) prior to
October 1st, 2010 to receive these heavily discounted rates.
Mondo Lounge is produced by Mary-Margaret Stratton creator of
LottaLiving.com and Jay Nailor & MiShell Modern creator of M Modern
Gallery and proprietors of the SHAG Store in Palm Springs.
Lotta Living is an online community that brings together fans of Mid
Century Modern design, architecture and lifestyle. The Lotta Living
community began in 1999 as an outreach of the Los Angeles Conservancy
Modern Committee and now reaches to thousands of Mid Mod design
enthusiasts from across the country.
M Modern Gallery, founded in 2003, specializes in Mid Century Modern,
Pop Surrealism, and Low Brow art, design and objects. SHAG, the store, is
the first retail store and gallery dedicated exclusively to the Artist Josh Agle
(aka SHAG). SHAG (the store),located in prestigious Palm Springs design
district, offers exclusive prints, original artworks, books and tons of SHAG
Guest producing the PinUp Pool Party on Saturday and Last Call Party at
the Beauty Bar Downtown on Sunday is Jason Croft from Java’s
Bachelor Pad Magazine. This quarterly print publication is devoted to
1950’s and 60’s bachelor pad culture featuring pulp paperbacks, hi-fi music,
Rat Pack culture, tiki, and of course, pin-up centerfolds.
If you arrive to Las Vegas on Thursday night, be sure to join us for a warm
up party (no host bar) at Frankie’s Tiki Room!
Two previous Mondo Lounges were produced in previous years. Mondo
Lounge I was in Los Angeles and Mondo Lounge Atomic Frolic at the Aruba
Hotel in Las Vegas was in 2007. Mondo Lounge III provides an opportunity
for the people and businesses that keep Classic Las Vegas culture alive
across the country to network within this unique, sophisticated community.
Mondo Lounge is also sponsored in part by the generous support of
Wendoh Media (944 Las Vegas and Seven Magazines).
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, October 22-24, 2007
COST: Tickets: $40
Tickets sold online prior to the event receive a SHAG CD Case gift!
Vendor Spaces available for $100 until October 1, 2010 (price goes up after
The SHAG Store and M Modern Gallery
A copy of this press release may be downloaded from our website at