A legend has returned: Tracks is back. The club, which started out in 1980 as an after-hours joint on Fox Street in what was then known as the Bottoms (and is now the land of top-priced lofts), grew into a full-fledged nightclub and major party palace in the '80s; it was renamed Tracks 2000 in the '90s and later closed for "remodeling." Now Tracks has returned, but it's located on Walnut Street rather than its original home in the Platte Valley. Still, the resurrected club promises to be everything that Tracks once was, and more. After a grand-opening party this past weekend, the regular lineup kicks off Thursday (the club is closed Monday through Wednesday) with hip-hop spun for the eighteen-and-over crowd by DJ Rodd; those 21 and over can enjoy a British glam invasion with music provided by DJ Tim Cook, who also spins at Lipgloss, and DJ Cannon of White Girl Lust. Friday and Saturday nights will pay host to the sort of parties that made Tracks legendary, and the week is rounded out with Chocolate Sundays, where DJ Blaque Gurl will spin R&B and hip-hop.
About as far as you can get from Tracks -- both in body and spirit -- is Stallions, a new club in Lone Tree that's already had a soft opening but whose grand-opening bash is open to the public at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Located in the former home of Bahama Breeze, at 9070 Maximus Drive (love that address, which also inspired the kitchen's Maximus burger made of Kobe beef), Stallions is open for lunch, dinner and dancing, with a fireside gazebo, a 2,000-square-foot dance floor and a stage for live entertainment.
In addition to a schedule that includes Girls Night Out from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, followed by the retro Solid Gold at 9 p.m., Mynt Mojito Lounge (1424 Market Street) continues its Meet the Artist series. From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10, the star of the show is photographer Manivone Nonvareth. Over at Funky Buddha (776 Lincoln Street), works by Mauricio Saravia stay on display through July 7. Finally, there will be all kinds of art at Cafe Cultura's debut open-mike night at Cafe Cafe Coffee Shop (2339 West 44th Avenue) starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, and continuing on the second Friday of every month. Everyone, from hip-hop artists to poets to listeners, is welcome.
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