Dana White delivers Jewel at Aria for daughter’s 16th birthday

It was a Cirque du Sixteen experience for Savanna White at Aria Friday night.

White’s father, Dana White featured another boffo on the Strip, this one to celebrate his only daughter. The UFC president hosted a themed birthday party, renting out the entire Jewel Nightclub for the evening.

“That was CRAZY,” White wrote on Sunday afternoon. “I’m so hungover.”

A coup de grace, in the parlance of the parties.

As for the cost, White did not provide specific expenses. But the party he threw for his son Aidan in 2018 topped $1 million. This event also took place at a fabulous Strip nightclub, Drai’s at the Cromwell.

Artists throughout the evening included Lil Uzi Vert, DaBaby, Louis the Child, and dj MAKJ. The 300 guests were not informed of the venue beforehand. Instead, they were transported to the complex from an offsite location. Guests were invited to walk the purple carpet, which matches Savannah’s favorite color.

Various Las Vegas performers took positions as fans, paparazzi, and reporters (a few were good enough to work at a Vegas network affiliate, TBH).

Social Media Influencers Josh Richards and Bryce Room made live appearances (the guys have a total of 14 million followers on IG). Hall and White are shown rejecting Howler Head whiskey, hence the hangover, or “WhiteOver”, in this case.

Cirque du Sixteen’s birthday moment featured LED drummers, costumed dancers and a parade of 22 custom-designed birthday cakes.

The menu was created and curated by Aria Restaurants. At the disposal of these 300 guests, soft tacos with chipotle chicken; queso fresco; watermelon cups; cursors; waffle; potato family fries and tater tots; assorted sushi; macaroni and cheese; ramen noodles and rigatoni with marinara at the Cub Noodle Bar; pizza, seasoned chicken strips in sauce; personalized cereal ice cream and float bar, featuring cereal-dipped sticks and chocolate cereal rounds; shiitake mushrooms, egg rolls and pot stickers from Blossom Restaurant; and spicy rigatoni, meatballs from Mario and tomato bread from Carbone.

All event details were organized by Social Gal Events, branding of Marc Friedland Inc., and talent provided by Destinations By Design of Las Vegas.

White is known to have let it fly at previous Vegas parties in Vegas. As we noted in 2018, he once threw a circus-themed party with real elephants (which ate a few trees and the cops were called). The UFC president also threw a pirate-themed party years ago at his former Tournament Hills at the TPC Summerlin estate. This event was highlighted by a performance by the cast of the now closed pirate show at Treasure Island.

Take this way

Aerosmith released their set list and these “suggestions” to add to that list for the band’s return to Dolby Live in September. Those on the list include “Back In The Saddle”, “Love In an Elevator”, “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, and “Walk This Way”. “Crazy”, “Eat The Rich”, “You See Me Crying” and “Janie’s Got a Gun” are also being rehearsed. These three classics aren’t on the final cut (yet), and that’s how you know you’ve got a monster catalog.

Throw these names around…

Harry Styles and Bon Jovi. Why? They are being touted as strong candidates to headline The MSG Sphere on the Strip. No confirmation or denial of U2 announced plans to play multiple dates on the site. It’s a good start.

Styles is in a run of nine shows through the end of September at Madison Square Garden. Its manager, Jeff Azoffis the son of a legendary manager Irving Azoff. The elder Azoff is Bon Jovi’s manager. His company Azoff Music Entertainment is a business with the Madison Square Garden Company, which is how it all ties together.

The MSG Sphere can use any major headliners it can book. The 20,000-capacity entertainment venue is expected to open by the end of 2023. Officials have yet to officially announce the headliners.

cool hang alert

Tap N Ash Social Club at 1606 South Commerce St. hosts “Cigars, Bourbon and Jazz” at 7:15 p.m. Friday (seats begin Friday). Enjoy a smoke and some of the brown libations (or, if you prefer, citrus-infused FizzyWater). We popped into this sleek new haunt in the Arts District. We’re sure we’ll enjoy a few Cool Hangs with these folks. “Good music, better cigars” is the motto. No cover. Call 725-204-5254 or visit tapnashlv.com for more information.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at [email protected] Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

Colin L. Johnson