What is Kim Kardashian doing in Tampa?

If you're intent on keeping up with Kim Kardashian, then head to AJA Channelside on Friday. That's where the celebutante will host the nightclub's Memorial Weekend Kickoff Party.

Kardashian, the de facto star of the E! reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians, will work the microphone, take photos and mingle with the crowd.

"She's going to have a table in the main lounge, so she'll be extremely accessible to all guests," said AJA spokesman Enrique De Jesus. "At AJA, part of our motto is that we have no red ropes. Once you make it through the door, everybody is VIP."

Kardashian is bringing along her gal pal Brittany Gastineau from the E! reality series Gastineau Girls. Local deejays Ku and Tha Mixfits will spin.

Kardashian, 28, graced Tampa Bay with her presence during Super Bowl week. She stayed at the Hard Rock, co-hosted the Leather and Laces party at Jackson's Bistro with Carmen Electra and Jenny McCarthy, and stopped by the Moves Magazine party at The Venue, co-hosted by her boyfriend, New Orleans Saints runningback Reggie Bush. That week, Bush also visited AJA. When the club's promoters set out to find an A-list host for Memorial Day weekend, they worked their Bush contacts to get to Kardashian.

"Anytime we do any celebrity-driven event, our goal is to first and foremost give back to our customers," De Jesus said. "It's not every day, especially in Tampa, that you can go to a night club and be able to interact with a celebrity of her caliber."

Since it opened in January, AJA has also hosted Pamela Anderson, Kendra Wilkinson from E!'s The Girls Next Door, and deejays AM, Vice and Jazzy Jeff.

On Saturday, AJA will be open from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m, with DJ Roctakon of New York on the ones and twos. The club will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Memorial Weekend

Kickoff Party

The shindig is Friday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Kim Kardashian is scheduled to arrive by 11:30 p.m. Ladies $10. Guys $20. Ages 21 and up. Get tickets at ajachannelside.com. Table service is $250 to $600; for table reservations, call (813) 373-2633.

What is Kim Kardashian doing in Tampa? 05/21/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 21, 2009 4:30am]

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