Club Nur* (pronounced Noor) is the 1st and only weekly gay Middle Eastern club night in Los Angeles, perhaps even the world.
In late 2006, two friends, Hrair and Gev decided to create a club night where they could hang out and enjoy their own culture, music and friends. Hrair, an Armenian born in Lebanon and Gev, an Armenian born in Armenia brought together their own ideas of what would make a successful and fun night. The result was Club Nur - a weekly night, the latest Middle Eastern dance mixes spun by various DJ's, a free hookah bar, and a no-attitude alternative to what people complained West Hollywood to be.
Opening night, November 6, 2006 was a huge hit. Club Nur's first home, the now defunct Club Fuel in Studio City, had a line to get in for the first time in its existence.
After a year at Club Fuel, Club Nur found a new home in Silverlake, at MJ's Nightclub. This move proved to be a great one for Club Nur, as its weekly attendance more than doubled at MJ's. And with the addition of Middle Eastern GoGo dancers, Club Nur became the hottest spot on Thursdays on the Los Angeles gay scene.
In early 2009, Club Nur moved to one of West Side's hottest clubs, Eleven Nightclub, bringing to West Hollywood a fresh and unique alternative.
After a successful year in West Hollywood, we will return to MJ's in Silverlake as of Thursday January 7, 2010.
*Nur means pomegranate in Armenian (its national fruit) and light in Farsi, Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages.