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Hofbrauhaus bigwigs join the party in Vegas


Hofbrauhaus hierarchy from Germany joined the 10th anniversary celebration of Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas on Friday.

Making the trip to Las Vegas were Dr. Michael Moller, director of brewing operations, and brothers Michael and Wolfgang Sperger, operators of the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich, which has a capacity of 3,500 and attracts 2 million visitors per year.

Greeting them was fellow German Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the iconic Las Vegas illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy, and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman with husband and former Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Carolyn Goodman turned honorary keg-tapping duties over to her husband, saying he deserved another chance after three “passionate” whacks a few years ago left him with little more than bloody knuckles.

With Fischbacher was Lynette Chappell, the “Evil Queen” in the long-running Siegfried & Roy show that ruled Las Vegas entertainment. Fischbacher’s partner in magic, Roy Horn, didn’t attend so he could save his energy for a trip out of the country.

HOPING TO MAKE A SPLASH

It was inevitable: With pool parties all the rage in Las Vegas in recent years, it was only a matter of time before a daytime winter pool party came along.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Insomniac, the company behind the Electric Daisy Carnival, are teaming up on the Feb. 16 “Halfway to EDC” party inside a dome that covers Marquee’s entire roofdeck area, where Marquee Dayclub is located.

The venue offers 22,000 square feet of space for a festival-like experience.

Ticket information: http://bit.ly/1ftxi1V

RITA’S NEW OPENING ACT

Venetian headliner Rita Rudner has a new opening act. Hint: She’s all of 11 years old and working for free.

Daughter Molly, a blossoming singer/songwriter, will open for her mother in May at the Laguna Playhouse.

It will be Molly’s second show with her mother, who has held a headliner residency on the Strip since 2000.

“She’s doing three songs,” Rudner said, “two original songs that she’s written.”

Molly’s debut was in Sedona, Ariz., at a benefit for an after-school program for special needs students at the only high school in Sedona.

“She didn’t have a problem singing and playing the guitar in front of 600 people,” her mom said. “Now if I could just get her to make her bed!”

Rudner attended the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Black and White Woman of the Year gala Jan.25 with husband/manager Martin Bergman and Molly.

Rudner passed along one of her favorite Molly stories.

“One of Molly’s school friends saw my billboard at the airport and said to her, I know what your mother does. She works at the airport.”

THE SCENE AND HEARD

Consider this part public service, part Sunday savior: The Maloof family recently launched a hangover prevention product called Never Hungover.

SIGHTINGS

Rick Harrison of the “Pawn Stars,” dining Friday at La Comida with District Attorney Steve Wolfson. … Steffi Graf, drawing a crowd of admirers at Longine’s inside Aria. … Among the celebrity turnout for the premiere Thursday of “Pawn Shop Live!” (Golden Nugget): Mark Hall-Patton, administrator for the Clark County Museums and a regular history expert on “Pawn Stars,” headliner Murray Sawchuck and wife Chloe Crawford, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, Pia Zadora and Sabrina Kelley, a pinup model and judge of Oxygen’s “Best Ink.” … Rick Harrison and son Corey, dining at Andiamo steakhouse (The D) with their wives and friends after the premiere. … Newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, with family and friends at Hugo’s Cellar on Wednesday.

THE PUNCH LINE

“Justin Bieber turned himself in at a Toronto police station for an assault charge. There was confusion when he first arrived. They asked him, ‘Hey, little girl, have you lost your mommy?’ ” — Conan O’Brien

Norm Clarke’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He can be reached at 702-383-0244 or email him at norm@reviewjournal.com. Find more online at www.normclarke.com. Follow Norm on Twitter @Norm_Clarke.