Latest from Vegas – July 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – July 2019.

Iconic Strip Resort Unveils New Name SAHARA Las Vegas

Thursday, June 27 marked the dawn of a new era in the evolution of Las Vegas as businessman Alex Meruelo unveiled the return of SAHARA to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. In a city known for over-the-top spectacle, Meruelo upped the ante with a dramatic announcement event revealing the resort name in a bold display of modern engineering. In a first for Las Vegas, the custom-made production featured a dynamic Intel® Shooting Star TM drone light show, 3D projection mapping and dazzling pyrotechnics display – paving the way for the distinctive return of an icon.

Global Icon Shania Twain Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency

One of music’s most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. This country rebel at heart will push the boundaries in Vegas, just as she always has done, taking fans on a journey of nostalgia and blowing them away with outside-the-box concepts and visual spectacles. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, June 21, 2019.

T-Mobile Arena Tours Now Available July and August 2019

Guests can purchase T-Mobile Arena Tours for a 60-minute, behind-the-scenes guided experience through the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List and home of the city’s first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Ranging from the stage to the cage, T-Mobile Arena is known for hosting more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and a variety of special events. T-Mobile Arena Tours feature multiple locations throughout the 20,000-seat venue guests may have never seen before while attending an event.

Trip to Strip Debuts in Las Vegas

Trip to Strip – the new, affordable, on-demand rideshare service specifically for small groups that is now serving the hotels along Las Vegas’ resort corridor. Never charging surge prices, Trip to Strip is an affordable option, especially for visitors to Vegas traveling in groups for conventions, meetings, weddings, or birthday and bacherlor(ette) parties. Trip to Strip provides a luxury ride via a limousine-style interior without premium prices. Vehicles offer various amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charging ports, ample luggage space and the option to travel with beverages in closed containers. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available. Able to carry up to 11 passengers, Trip to Strip is perfect for small groups wanting to affordably travel together anywhere from downtown Las Vegas to the M Resort, including the resort corridor, Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport. It is a new transportation option that reflects changing consumer preferences and will further enhance the Las Vegas guest experience.

Circa Sports Continues Downtown Las Vegas Growth at the D Las Vegas

Building off the thrilling Circa Sports debut at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino earlier this month, Las Vegas casino owner and developer Derek Stevens has officially unveiled the betting brand’s newest book at the D Las Vegas. Providing guests with an elevated entertainment experience, the updated sportsbook at the D features a social setting created with fans in mind. Expansive TV screens offer spectators unparalleled viewing options, while bar-top table games and self-service kiosks make betting easier than ever. Designed by MOSER Architecture Studio, the sportsbook at the D Las Vegas features nods to the D’s coveted Vue Bar, which underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the new book. Several characteristics from the previous Vue Bar have been highlighted in the new location, with a special emphasis on marrying the bar’s classic aesthetics with Stevens’ modernized gaming venture.

JADE Asian Kitchen & Noodles Debuts at JW Marriott Las Vegas

A new Asian restaurant debuts in the Southwest as Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles opens its doors this June, bringing a new level of upscale cuisine to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The opening of Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, part of the resort’s 20th anniversary fanfare and renovation, signifies the ongoing commitment to culinary projects at the Summerlin resort.  The restaurant is open daily for dinner and Fri.-Sun. for lunch (select menus).

Flights to Make Landing on Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops

Captain speaking! All systems are a-go and ready for take-off. FLIGHTS, a tapas-style restaurant with an incredible cocktail program, will debut its fifth location, and first outside of California on the Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in July 2019. FLIGHTS is an aviation-themed eatery featuring a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience and tapas-style comfort food from corporate executive chef, Kyle Kingrey. Featuring servers wearing custom, in-flight uniforms, food and beverage options are served as a trio, or a “flight,” for patrons to get a taste of the restaurant’s variety of offerings.

Sixth+Mill Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar Coming to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

sixth + mill, the popular pizzeria and bar in Downtown Los Angeles from FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup is opening its second location at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Slated to open September 2019 in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the Southern Italian inspired concept will offer a menu including Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, seasonal plates, all specially curated to reflect early memories in the kitchen from Chef Angelo Auriana’s childhood in Italy.

Music Legend Dionne Warwick Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

After a successful run at Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas, six-time Grammy Award-winning musical icon, Dionne Warwick, returns to The Strip in September 2019 with her limited engagement “An Evening With Dionne Warwick,” at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. Honored with this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Warwick will take audiences on an intimate musical journey with her multitude of hit songs that have made her one of the highest charted female singers of all time.

Santa Fe Station Welcomes Authentic Mexican Restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina

Mexican-inspired restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina at Santa Fe Station is now open, serving up authentic flavors of Mexico from many different regions like Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Mayan Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of its sister location located inside Fiesta Henderson, guests can enjoy flavorful farm-to-table dishes, house made tortillas and sauces, entrees, tacos, burritos, sopas, ensaladas, Chef Specials and more. Chef Leticia Mitchell’s story began in Mexico with her mother teaching her how to cook with their own family recipes. Today, Leticia continues to use those family culinary secrets in all the dishes offered in her restaurants. Delivering real flavors of Mexico from various regions, Leticia prides herself in her ability to make any dish taste like home.

Internationally renowned magician Hans Klok takes over Las Vegas with New Production

Featuring more than 50 electrifying illusions packed into a 70-minute Las Vegas extravaganza, internationally renowned magician Hans Klok brings his award-winning, world-class magic to Excalibur Hotel & Casino with his new production, Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician. In a new, state-of-the-art, immersive showroom, Klok will suspend his fans’ belief of reality. Show-goers will be mesmerized in this family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages, magical adventure, beginning Monday, July 29, 2019.

The Magic of Jen Kramer Westgate Residency Extended

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will continue to be the home of “The Magic of Jen Kramer” for another two years. The residency extension was announced at a special one year anniversary performance and cocktail reception at the Westgate Las Vegas. Jen Kramer is currently the only female-headlining magician in Las Vegas and her show continues to dazzle guests from all over the world with her mind-boggling mentalism, comedy and audience participation. Jen Kramer turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore, wowing audiences with her contagious smile and world-class sleight-of-hand.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Launches First-Ever Showroom Featuring Two Shows

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino recently welcomed the newest comedy showroom to hit Downtown Las Vegas, The Spare Room, featuring live comedy weekly with Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania and Delirious Stand-up Comedy. The Spare Room represents the first-ever showroom in the near 6-year history of the property and features two shows so funny you’ll lose your mind every Wednesday-Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Located on the ground floor of the hotel near the Art Bar, the new showroom will provide an intimate comedic experience for locals and tourists alike. Complete with a full bar and maximum seating of less than 100, each ticket aims to offer guests the best seat in the house and a laughably casual environment perfect for any night out in Downtown Las Vegas.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Officially Launches at The LINQ Promenade

The newest chapter of comedy on the Las Vegas Strip has begun. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade was officially launched in June. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club captures the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. The club will showcase comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue specifically designed by Jimmy. The dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue has an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – June 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – June 2019.

Neon Museum Announces Neon2020 Expansion Plan

The Neon Museum recently announced the next phase of development: Neon2020. The centerpiece of this project involves the acquisition of the shuttered Reed Whipple Cultural Center, which sits directly across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Neon Boneyard. This 32,000-square-foot addition doubles the size of the museum’s presence on Las Vegas Boulevard and will provide space for an indoor gallery, storage space for its ever-growing collection of vintage Las Vegas signs, as well as space for classrooms and future administrative offices. Remodeling will commence this summer and the first phase of completion is slated for first quarter of 2020. The building will be named Ne10, representing neon’s chemical symbol, Ne, and atomic number, 10. A second component of the project will see the Neon Boneyard expanded upward, taking shape as a 30-foot-high grid structure on its northern end. With ground space at a premium in and around the Boneyard, this grid will allow the museum to display more signs above the ground. Electrified signs slated for exhibition on this grid include the Las Vegas Club, Binion’s and other classic designs.

Celestia to debut at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

Celestia, an all-new, one-of-a-kind immersive production experience, will debut at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod with a grand opening set for Wednesday, June 5. Produced by Intrigue Shows, this tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination will perform eight shows a week in a unique 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent located along the Las Vegas Strip.

Mariah Carey Announces Return of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, has announced that she will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this November with her acclaimed Christmas concert series “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for five dates from Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, 2019. Additionally, Mariah has announced six new dates from Feb. 14 through Feb. 29, 2020 for her headlining Las Vegas residency, “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Wynn Las Vegas to Debut Contemporary Mexican Restaurant

Wynn Las Vegas will expand its culinary offerings with the unveiling of a new contemporary Mexican restaurant in an exclusive partnership with Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Santiago Perez, the team behind acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla in New York City and Damian, which will debut later this year in Los Angeles. Enrique Olvera, internationally lauded chef and owner of the celebrated fine dining restaurant Pujol in Mexico City and author of cookbooks including the best-selling Tu Casa Mi Casa , will partner with Daniela Soto-Innes, recent recipient of elit™ Vodka World’s Best Female Chef and Santiago Perez, investment banker turned passionate restaurateur. The award-winning team will create a highly anticipated restaurant that combines authentic Mexican flavors, exceptional service and a high-energy social atmosphere, making it the perfect addition to Wynn’s extensive dining portfolio.

Terry Bradshaw Returns to Las Vegas with “The Terry Bradshaw Show”

Legendary professional football player and iconic entertainer Terry Bradshaw will return to the Las Vegas Strip with “The Terry Bradshaw Show,” a limited engagement at Luxor Hotel and Casino August 1 – 4. Bradshaw will bring his endearing personality and charisma to the Atrium Showroom with a 70-minute production that chronicles his life’s journey through comedy, music and storytelling. Joining Bradshaw on stage are bombshell vocalists Lorena Peril and Anne Martinez, both headliners from the award-winning Las Vegas Strip revue, FANTASY.

Lee Canyon Announces Major Transformation with New Hillside Lodge

Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier year-round destination and a POWDR company, recently announced it will build a new 10,000-square-foot Hillside Lodge that will transform the year-round guest experience at the resort. The two-story building is designed with a modern feel and considers the environment and guest experience by offering indoor and outdoor spaces with sweeping views of Lee Canyon. The Hillside Lodge will boast outdoor heated terrace and patio dining spaces, a ski-in, ski-out bar for Vegas’ best après, a bistro with reimagined food and beverage options, a grill for everyday resort fare, and expanded restroom facilities that will cover every adventure need. The new Hillside Lodge will also include event space for meetings, special events and weddings, and is expected to open in December 2019.

“Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” Announces Dates at Flamingo Las Vegas

Singer, dancer, choreographer and pop legend Paula Abdul will headline her new Las Vegas residency “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Aug. 13, 2019. The remarkable multimedia experience will highlight Abdul’s incomparable career through song, dance and stories of her three-decade career ride atop the charts and entertaining millions of fans worldwide. She will sing and dance her way through her biggest hits and even reveal some behind the scenes fun during American Idol.

CASBAR Lounge Now Open at SLS Las Vegas

The $100 million transformation of SLS Las Vegas continues as the resort unveils the elegantly-appointed CASBAR, a stylish 24-hour lounge featuring craft cocktails and inviting seating areas perfect for assessing the action from the casino floor. Offering both airy spaces for socializing in large crowds, as well as intimate nooks for candid conversations, CASBAR creates an elevated lounge experience capable of accommodating an array of tastes and needs. A selection of reds, whites and bubbles complement the generous range of craft cocktails specially designed for CASBAR by the resort’s award-winning beverage team.

Other Mama Hospitality Debuts Hatsumi in Downtown Las Vegas

Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Other Mama Hospitality has officially opened the doors to his newest restaurant concept, Hatsumi, in Downtown Las Vegas. Located in the heart of the ever-evolving Fremont East District and within the recently revitalized Fergusons Downtown market square, Hatsumi has already established itself as one of the city’s most exciting new restaurant openings of 2019.

Integrated & Experiential Bar, Re:Match, Now Open at The LINQ Experience + Casino

The latest evolution of gaming and entertainment is set to debut with the opening of Re:Match at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Enhancing the traditional casino lounge and bar experience, Re:Match features an indoor/outdoor setting directly on the famed Las Vegas Strip and is designed for guests to engage and interact with the environment. With 27 touch screens that create a cohesive underwater world, and interactive games, Re:Match is a first-of-its-kind marvel.

First Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil to Premier at Luxor

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is excited to announce R.U.N – a groundbreaking new show and the entertainment group’s first live action thriller, premiering at Luxor this fall. R.U.N is an unprecedented entertainment experience, using live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts. Audiences will be plunged into a sensory experience where special effects collide with human performance, pushing viewers to the edge of their seats. Chapter by chapter, guests will be taken through a gritty, cinematic story featuring bold, rebellious and fearless characters. The show will follow two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Book Festival Returns October 19

The Las Vegas Book Festival (LVBF) returns to downtown Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual festival is free and open to all ages. As Nevada’s largest literary event, the LVBF is a celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word. It will celebrate its 18th year with well-known authors, programming for readers of all ages, poetry, workshops, music, exhibits, panel discussions and more.

True Food Kitchen Opening at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Spring 2020

Globally recognized as the premier destination for luxury shopping and dining, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will further enhance its culinary offerings with the addition of True Food Kitchen, the award-winning seasonally-inspired restaurant and bar that has pioneered healthy-driven dining. True Food will also open a first-of-its-kind “True Bar” adjacent to the restaurant in the distinctive Reflecting Pool area. True Food Kitchen is set to open in Spring 2020 on the Street Level of The Forum Shops near the iconic Spiral Escalator. Founded in 2008, True Food Kitchen has received national recognition as a culinary leader, with a health-driven menu of seasonal dishes and natural beverages guided by the principles of founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid.

AREA15 Las Vegas Signs Mixed Reality Experience: Nomadic

AREA15, the experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, art installations and much more, announces a new tenant: the premier mixed reality (MR) experience, Nomadic. Founded by veterans of the film, gaming, and retail sectors, Nomadic blurs the line between ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’ by creating video-game-like experiences guests can physically engage with as they step into the action. These unique experiences incorporate physical props, set design and environmental effects into story-driven VR content. Nomadic will occupy 6,000 total square feet of the 200,000-square-foot complex and will be located near AREA15’s anchor tenant, the art collaborative Meow Wolf.

“America’s Got Talent” Finalist Samuel J. Comroe to Debut Residency at The STRAT

Starting Monday, July 8, Samuel J. Comroe will headline a stand-up comedy residency inside the L.A. Comedy Club at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. A top four-winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Comroe will perform his routine live at 6 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday. Comroe’s career leaped from the stage to the screen during his television debut on popular comedian Conan O’Brien’s cable show, “Conan,” as well as an appearance on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart. Comroe has won two high-profile comedy competitions, Ricky Gervais’ “Just Sayin’ App” contest and The San Francisco Comedy Competition. Popular for the tagline, “I’ve got 99 problems, but a twitch ain’t one,” Comroe spotlights his life with Tourette Syndrome with relatable and comical impressions in his routine, aimed to help break down stereotypes.

Vegas Superkarts Officially Launches

Vegas Superkarts (VSK) by Exotics Racing is the brand-new go-kart attraction, offering a true racing experience. Las Vegas locals, families and visitors can drive the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack.

Caesars Entertainment and Producers Prep Sharp Dressed Man Narrative Musical

Caesars Entertainment’s team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing Sharp Dressed Man, a rock musical featuring ZZ Top hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ Top members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, as executive producers. Sharp Dressed Man is an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts — and car parts — with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers. Featuring ZZ Top’s most beloved songs including “Legs,” “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Cheap Sunglasses,” Sharp Dressed Man is a rock musical with a wicked sense of humor and a heart as big as Texas.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – May 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – May 2019.

Sting: My Songs the Las Vegas Residency coming to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

The Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment announce that 17-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Friday, May 22, 2020. The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations.

Circa Sports to Debut in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas casino owner and developer Derek Stevens will blaze a new trail in the gaming industry with the introduction of Circa Sports, a new sportsbook venture that will debut in Downtown Las Vegas this year. Its first location – a sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino – will open on June 1. Combining Stevens’ customer-first approach to business with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers – led by Sportsbooks Director Matt Metcalf, who introduced Westgate’s SuperBook – Circa Sports will feature one of the most competitive wagering menus in Las Vegas and establish itself as a leader in the city for sports futures. Following the launch at Golden Gate, Circa Sports will introduce a satellite program at the D Las Vegas in late June 2019, paving the road for the highly anticipated multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook that will debut at Circa Resort & Casino in December 2020. While all different in size and scope, each Circa Sports location will be helmed by a best-in-class team and deliver an experience that appeals to all bettors, from professionals to novices, with a focus on strong customer service.

Bricia Lopez and Park MGM to Bring Oaxacan Flavor to Las Vegas with Mama Rabbit Bar

James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez, lovingly dubbed a “Oaxacan Princess” by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold, has joined forces with Park MGM to celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca – the birthplace of mezcal – with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar in late July. Fusing the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican taverna with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy, Mama Rabbit will become Las Vegas’ definitive mezcal-and-tequila destination. Lively music will capture the state of Oaxaca’s electric energy while a bold and bright art program pays homage to the region’s famously vibrant art scene. Mama Rabbit will feature Las Vegas’ largest collection of tequila and mezcal, highlighting a wide range of Mexican flavors. Anything but reserved, Mama Rabbit will be a feast for the senses.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Opens Featuring a Stellar Lineup of Comedians

The newest chapter of comedy on the Las Vegas Strip begins. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade has announced its opening lineup of featured comedians beginning May 2. With the bar open daily at 4 p.m., Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will showcase comedic performances Thursday to Sunday at 8 p.m. with additional shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club aims to capture the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. The club will showcase comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue specifically designed by Jimmy. The dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue has an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is in session this June

Just when you thought summer in Las Vegas couldn’t get any hotter, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp celebrates its 25th anniversary with a return to the destination featuring special guest headliners Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner) June 27 – 30, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the ultimate rock star experience. Campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors where they will receive personal instruction, participate in jam sessions and Q&As, and attend Master Classes by Joe Perry, Vince Neil and Lou Gramm, culminating in a live performance with Gramm at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sat., June 29.

Journey the Las Vegas Residency Coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

One of the world’s greatest rock bands, Journey, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip this fall with a limited engagement inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace October 9 – 26, 2019. The nine performances are: October 2019: 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 and 26.

Golden Entertainment, Inc., Brings Craft Beer Expertise and Craft Cocktails to The STRAT

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has something fresh on tap with the openings of BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge on the main casino floor next to the new, state-of-the-art William Hill Sports Book. Located just steps from the main entrance, BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge are now open daily for lunch and dinner. The 6,000+-square-foot BLVD & MAIN combines craft beer and elevated pub cuisine with a lively scene, complete with comfortable seating to settle in and catch any game or sporting event. Next door, the 3,000+-square-foot View Lounge offers craft cocktails and small bites, introducing a stylish new hotel bar offering at The STRAT. BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge offer flat screen televisions and convenient access to the William Hill Sports Book for betting.

Witkoff Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro As The Design Architect For Drew Las Vegas

Moving toward a second quarter 2022 opening of Drew Las Vegas, global real estate developer Witkoff announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the design architect for the project, with an eye toward realizing a fresh vision for the next integrated resort on the North Strip’s emerging luxury corridor. Drew Las Vegas will be DS+R’s first Las Vegas concept and among its first forays into hospitality. DS+R’s work has been recognized with WSJ Magazine’s 2017 Architecture Innovator of the Year Award, the American Federation of the Arts 2018 Cultural Leadership Award, the National Design Award from the Smithsonian and the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Their international portfolio of work includes the High Line, the redesign of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Campus, and The Shed in New York, The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, Zaryadye Park in Moscow, and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro.

SLS Las Vegas announces new show dates for ‘Mo’Nique Does Vegas’

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique’s groundbreaking residency at SLS Las Vegas® will continue through Summer 2019. Meeting popular demand, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” will perform inside The Sayers Club® through June. Tickets for newly announced performances are now on sale. Since its January debut, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” has been met with acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Delivering consistently sold-out performances, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” performs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with additional 11 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays. The newly announced shows include dates in May and June.

The Naked Magicians Announce Extension Through June 2019

A heatwave is in the forecast: The Naked Magicians, who began their first-ever Las Vegas residency in February, have announced that they will continue to perform inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand through June 2019. Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, The Naked Magicians perform six nights a week at 10 p.m.

Tattoo’d America Pop-Up Attraction at The LINQ Promenade Opens

Tattoo’d America, the first interactive experience at Pop Vegas located at The LINQ Promenade, celebrates the artistic, provocative and expressive qualities—as well as the sex appeal—of tattoo and body art. Tattoo’d America’s immersive experiences—which are designed to delight both tattooed and non-tattooed guests—encompass 12 interactive installations called “rooms,” including an Ink Pool Party—a tattoo-themed ball pit for grown-ups; 45 clones tattooed to showcase the diversity and artistry of tattoo and body painting; live 3-D full-body projection mapping, which projects tattoo designs on guests; a confetti-and-pillow-fight darkroom; a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum exhibit; and “My Tattoo, My Story,” an installation powered by people’s own personal stories. NOTE: Inked individuals who would like a chance to have their tattoos featured in Tattoo’d America’s “My Tattoo, My Story” exhibit should post photos to Instagram tagging @tattoodamerica and use the hashtag #tattoodamerica. Each week, winners will be chosen to have their tattoo integrated into the Tattoo’d America experience, to be seen by thousands of visitors.

Golden Rainbow Presents “Summer of Love”

Tickets are on sale now for Golden Rainbow’s 33rd annual Ribbon of Life on Sunday, June 23 at Tropicana Las Vegas. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, “Summer of Love” will feature performances inspired by the three-day music festival of peace, love, and music. Last year’s Ribbon of Life raised nearly $85,000 for critically needed services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Co-founded in 1987, Golden Rainbow is a non-profit organization that provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. The organization was established by members of the Las Vegas entertainment industry who saw the need to provide housing for people with AIDS when one of their fellow performers was forced to live and eventually die in his family’s garage. EDIE, the Mistress of Sensuality from “Zumanity,” and Sean McAllister, from FOX 5’s MORE Show will return as hosts as they introduce talent from nearly every major show on the Strip.

CRAFT + COMMUNITY Now Open at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

CRAFT + COMMUNITY is now open inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Taking over the space formally occupied by Culinary Dropout, CRAFT + COMMUNITY features a relaxed and loungy atmosphere serving favorite comfort foods with a curated drink menu to match. Operated by The Morton Group, CRAFT + COMMUNITY is open seven days a week. CRAFT + COMMUNITY will offer all the elements of a laidback backyard party, encouraging guests to wear what they want and eat what they want. With garage-style doors that open directly onto the pool patio, the restaurant is the definition of ease.

Caesars Entertainment Enhances The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Caesars Entertainment recently announced plans to renovate The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with significant technical and design updates to its landmark venue recognized as Billboard Magazine’s “Venue of the Decade.” The Colosseum will undergo an exciting evolution to incorporate a new state-of-the-art sound system, new moving light fixtures and high-definition LED video wall into the technical capabilities of the space, while still preserving the celebrated character and prestige of the iconic theater. Also, the world’s top venue of its size will now be able to facilitate multiple seating arrangements, including VIP banquettes with bottle service and a general admission setup on the main floor, to accommodate many genres and entertainment experiences for guests through the city’s only automated lift seating system.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition to Open at MGM Grand

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is set to launch at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in May and features a new spectacular, fully-immersive archery training experience, as well as new interactives, set decoration and costumes. The previous tour of the exhibition included New York, San Francisco, Louisville and Sydney, Australia. The Hunger Games attraction is based on the world-renowned films from Lionsgate, which grossed over $3 billion at the worldwide box office. It celebrates the epic journey of Katniss Everdeen from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her rise as the Mockingjay.

RELEASE:  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Offering World-Class Entertainment, Dining Into 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has revealed that the property will remain open into early 2020. Design plans for the upcoming, reconceptualized and revitalized property, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, have significantly been brought close to completion and the construction schedule has been determined. The property is currently offering a full slate of world-class entertainment, dining, hospitality and gaming options.

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop Presents ‘Stars-N-Stilettos’ Brunch Featuring Top Female Impersonators

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas recently debuted ‘Stars-N-Stilettos’ brunch featuring Las Vegas’ top celebrity female impersonators. The showstopping rooftop brunch will begin at noon and will feature over-the-top celebrity impersonators, flavorful brunch selections and bottomless drinks. Some of Las Vegas’ top female impersonators will be featured in a rotating lineup, featuring an array of different acts inspired by notable celebrities including Cher, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and more.

Super Summer Theatre Announces 2019 Summer Series Lineup

The Super Summer Theatre is back for its 44th year with the 2019 Summer Series. Held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, the season kicks off with Into the Woods, beginning Wednesday, May 22. Super Summer Theatre has come a long way since the curtain first went up in 1976 with a run of Shakespeare plays performed by actors who doubled as ticket agents and passed the microphone to one another. Since then, more than one million patrons have thrown down a blanket in the Meadow, shared a picnic dinner with friends and enjoyed great theatre “under the stars.” All performances are outdoors and run Wednesday – Saturday, excluding September’s production which runs Thursday – Saturday. Productions for 2019 will include: Into the Woods,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago, ANNIE and NOISES OFF.

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Latest from Vegas – April 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – April 2019.

Terry Fator Launches New Show in Conjunction with 10th Anniversary at The Mirage

March 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of Terry Fator’s award-winning run as headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and in true Fator fashion, the multi-talented performer launched a new show concept: Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening with the Stars. Fator continues to keep a promise made 10 years ago, to create a new character each year he performs at The Strip property. This year, in addition to introducing four new characters, new songs, jokes and hilarity also join the lineup. An Evening with the Stars features the puppets that fans have come to know and love, a return of fan favorite Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, and the introduction to new superstar characters: Willie Nelson; Justin Bieber, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. In addition, Fator brings the Oceans 11 Rat Pack back to Las Vegas with special appearances by Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley to Star as Roxie Hart in Musical Chicago

Back by popular demand, Christie Brinkley will join the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO as Roxie Hart for a limited seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas from April 10–14. Supermodel and actress Brinkley received critical acclaim in 2010 when she made her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO. She continued her stage success reprising the role in London’s West End for a limited four-week run and again, wowed the sold-out audiences. Back by popular demand, Brinkley reprised the role of Roxie Hart in 2012 with a return engagement on Broadway.

Puddles Pity Party Adds New Dates to Limited Engagement

Puddles Pity Party, America’s giant, sad clown with the golden voice, continues his limited engagement with nine indelible nights at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The new dates begin April 25 through June 15. Puddles’ show, in the intimate setting of the iconic Caesars Palace showroom, consists of several new tunes and plenty of Puddles classics, as well as improvisational audience participation moments including a “Luck of the Draw” segment where fans roll the dice or pick a card to determine which song Puddles will sing next. Each show is a bit different from the next, depending on which song titles the audience selects.

The Space Adds Evil Dead The Musical HD to Fall Performances

Ash is back for an exclusive engagement of “Evil Dead The Musical HD” live in all its horror/comedy glory with the ultimate battle – Demon vs. Ash. Whether you grew up on the Evil Dead franchise from the ’80s and ’90s, think Ash is the King or can recite every line from “Army of Darkness,” this show is for you. “Evil Dead The Musical HD” is a musical ride through the cult-hit story never witnessed before.  The virtual set whimsically takes you through the cabin, the forest and even to S-Mart in an adventure that can only be described as the “ultimate virtual experience in grueling terror.” This limited run, Vegas engagement will play October 2-27.

David Chang Brings Majordōmo to The Venetian Resort

Recently it was announced that David Chang will bring Majordōmo Meat & Fish to The Venetian Resort later this year. The restaurant takes over the former Carnevino space in The Palazzo tower, next to Mott 32. Majordōmo Meat & Fish is a new restaurant from Chef David Chang. Pulling from a diverse range of food traditions and inspired by the energy of Las Vegas, Majordōmo Meat & Fish will be built on the DNA of its sister restaurant in Los Angeles. A majordomo is a person who makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. In that spirit, we aim to provide a lively and engaging experience for our guests.

Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

For the first time, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will head to Las Vegas to film five original shows starting Monday, April 1. The show will broadcast from Caesars Entertainment’s Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Chef Dan Krohmer Gears Up for Hatsumi and La Monja

Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Las Vegas’ favorite Asian seafood restaurant and critically-acclaimed off-strip hotspot, Other Mama, announces his highly anticipated arrival to Downtown Las Vegas with the debut of Hatsumi and La Monjá. Chef Krohmer has been meticulously overseeing the development of two new restaurants, both honoring the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan and Mexico. Hatsumi is slated to soft open its doors in mid-May, closely followed by La Monjá later this spring.

Anita Baker to Perform at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

As part of her farewell concert series, R&B music legend and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer / songwriter Anita Baker will perform at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a five-night limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre. The show will be held May 31 and June 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2019. Baker’s decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including “Caught Up in the Rapture,” “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got.” Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early ‘80s. Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry.

Smoked Burgers & BBQ Opens Patio on Las Vegas Strip

A cool breeze and the subtle scent of BBQ is in the air on the newly-opened patio located in the epicenter of the Las Vegas Strip at Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The thousands of locals and visitors who pass by each day are invited to enjoy the sunshine while sipping ice cold beers and chowing down on finger-licking favorites. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s patio is located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard and can seat 40 guests at 16 tables that wrap around the iconic Trevi Fountain. The al fresco dining area includes a full bar as well as an outdoor satellite bar located right on the sidewalk serving up cold beers to passersby. The 1,500-square-foot patio features two large-screen TVs.

Boulder City Express Launches Shuttle Service

National Park Express, a tour and transportation company offering packaged shuttle services from Las Vegas to regional National Parks, announced the launch of Boulder City Express to transport visitors between Las Vegas and Boulder City started in March. This service increases accessibility for visitors to reach the many attractions in Boulder City such as Black Canyon River Adventures, Lake Mead Cruises, Flightlinez ziplines at Bootleg Canyon, and Desert Adventures Kayak tours. This new shuttle service will also allow Las Vegas guests to visit Hoover Dam on their own, or just enjoy Boulder City’s Historic District with its cafes, museums, antique shops, railroad attractions, and cultural charm.

SLS Las Vegas adds Uno Más to award-winning culinary program

SLS Las Vegas has opened doors to its newest culinary concept, Uno Más – a fast casual dining experience featuring authentic, traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. The menu includes shareable bites like queso fundido with chorizo, guacamole and chips, pork chicharrones, and grilled corn. A variety of street tacos are also offered, including pan-roasted shrimp, carne asada, al pastor, lengua, fish and beer, beer-braised short rib, carnitas, crispy pollo, lamb, and vegetarian options like queso a la plancha and cactus, all served in hand-crafted tortillas made fresh daily. Satisfy that sweet tooth with house-made churros served with a trio of sauces.

Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Las Vegas

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4-9, 2019. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”

Final Shows Announced for Donny & Marie’s Residency

After entertaining audiences since their September 2008 debut, Donny & Marie Osmond have announced the final shows of their legendary residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. The multi-talented duo will return to the stage for their final performances through Nov. 16, 2019. From the pop-fueled medley of modern mash-ups in the opening number, to songs from each of their latest albums, to the nostalgic nod to their variety-show past in the show’s close, Donny & Marie take their fans on a musical journey that further proves their performing pedigree. Consistently named among the “must see” and “best of” shows in Las Vegas and performing regularly to packed audiences, it’s no wonder that perennially-popular siblings Donny & Marie Osmond have successfully entertained at Flamingo Las Vegas for over a decade.

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Latest from Vegas – March 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – March 2019.

Paris Las Vegas Debuts New $1.7 Million Eiffel Tower Light Show

Paris Las Vegas illuminated the Las Vegas Strip with the debut of a $1.7 million light show at the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, Feb. 27, joined by world-renowned chef Guy Savoy, legendary French actress and singer Line Renaud and Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson. With a total investment of more than $92 million this year, the resort will also offer elevated experiences for its guests including an additional 1,600 renovated guest rooms and the all-new Voie Spa & Salon as it celebrates its platinum anniversary.

Jersey Shore” star, Vinny Guadagnino to guest host Chippendales

The world-famous Chippendales are thrilled to announce their latest celebrity guest host, “Jersey Shore” star, Vinny Guadagnino. The Jersey shore will meet the Las Vegas desert when Vinny joins the #1 male revue in the world for five weeks only, April 26 through May 26, 2019 (Friday through Sunday performances) at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Vinny is the latest celebrity to join the exclusive roster of guest hosts at Chippendales. From international supermodel Tyson Beckford to everyone’s favorite childhood crushes, Ian Ziering and Joey Lawrence, to Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champ Nyle DiMarco, every celebrity guest who’s ever donned the brand’s iconic cuffs and collar has brought his own unique flavor of excitement to sold-out audiences.

Carlos Santana Announces Continued Run at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana is looking at one of the biggest years of his career with a new album, North American tour dates, and anniversaries celebrating the band’s historic Woodstock performance and the release of mega-album Supernatural. Adding to this huge year – the announcement that the guitar legend will continue his incredible live performances of An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live this fall at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. Announces Stratosphere Rebrand to ‘The STRAT’

In February the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower began its transition to The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, a rebrand that embodies the revolution of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Golden Entertainment began its transformation of the property through a remodel that began in mid-2018. The STRAT will continue its evolution of the property in 2019 with the introduction of BLVD & Main Taphouse; View Lounge, offering a full bar and signature cocktails with views of the casino floor; and the Race and Sports Book, a fully remodeled sports book equipped with an immersive LED wraparound wall and the highest level of wagering technology, operated by William Hill.

Steely Dan Announces Return to The Venetian Las Vegas for Nine Show Residency

GRAMMY Award-winning jazz rock band Steely Dan has announced that it will return to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a nine-night residency inside The Venetian Theatre on April 24 – May 11, 2019. Each and every night, Steely Dan will treat audiences with selections from The Dan’s extraordinary catalog, packed with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek, subversive lyrics. On all shows, Donald Fagen will be joined once again by the crack group of brilliant and acclaimed musicians who have famously supported him in recent years, including: Jon Herington (guitar), Connor Kennedy (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists.

Pitbull Returns in 2019 to Headline Las Vegas Engagement

Following the tremendous success of his shows, GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will return to Las Vegas in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year of his residency, taking the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and delivering eight high-energy performances of “Time of Our Lives” presented by SiriusXM. From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull has landed #1 hits in over 15 countries, sold more than 80 million singles, has 84 million Twitter/Facebook/ Instagram followers and over 13 billion views on YouTube. His world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Palace Station to Welcome San Diego’s ¡SALUD! Tacos to its Restaurant Line Up

Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, continues to amp up its food and beverage offerings with the addition of San Diego-based taco company, ¡SALUD! Tacos. Set to debut this March inside Palace Station’s Marketplace, the Mexican food eatery will debut its first Las Vegas location and serve up a wide variety of its award-winning tacos, veggie tacos, “not taco” options, sides, and dessert – all boasting an authentic Mexican taste.

RiSE Lantern Festival Continues to Uplift and Inspire for a Sixth Year in Nevada’s Mojave Desert

RiSE Lantern Festival, an inspirational gathering and movement created to awaken and uplift, returns to the Mojave Desert on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. Located just 25 miles south of Las Vegas near the Jean Dry Lake Bed, tickets for each evening of the festival are on sale beginning February 7 and are expected to go quickly. RiSE Festival is a celebratory event where thousands gather in an un-touched, serene environment to take part in a breathtaking, headlining moment of the simultaneous lantern release. Launched in 2014 near Las Vegas, RiSE is the first festival of its kind to take place in the United States and is currently the largest lantern event in the world, with events planned for Australia and Dubai. Each year, more than 25,000 guests join together to lift their spirits through witnessing an awe-inspiring release of paper sky lanterns.

Motley Brews to Host Ninth Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown Las Vegas for two days on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Established in 2011, the festival produced by Motley Brews is expected to be the state’s largest craft beer festival for the ninth time, with more than 500 beers and 10,000 attendees anticipated throughout the weekend.

Las Vegas Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates

The 2019 Las Vegas Film Festival is scheduled to take place April 28 through May 5. Additionally, Zappos has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the eight-day Festival. While the majority of the Festival will take place in venues around Downtown Las Vegas, some events will be held at the Brenden Theatres and Palms Casino Resort, which has served as home to the Festival for the past two years.

Aerosmith Announces 17 Additional Dates for Las Vegas Residency

Due to extraordinary demand, Aerosmith has announced 17 additional dates for their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band will launch AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD Saturday, April 6, with several of their 18 previously announced shows already sold out. Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, will bring you face to face with America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas.

Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency

2019 will be another influential year for legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard. In addition to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® on March 29, 2019, the band will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip later this year with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency kicks off Wednesday,
Aug. 14 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Big Blues Bender Announces 2019 Lineup and Move to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Big Blues Bender has announced that it will move to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for its 6th annual festival, to be held September 5 – 8, 2019. After selling out the past several years, moving to a larger location will allow this annual only-in-Vegas hotel takeover event to accommodate more guests and feature larger acts. Big Blues Bender gives fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in Blues music in an intimate event over the course of four days in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Additionally, event organizers have announced the initial lineup for this year’s Bender, with more artists to be announced in the coming months. The 2019 Big Blues Bender will feature: Robert Cray, Little Steven And The Disciples of Soul, Tab Benoit, Ruthie Foster, and many more.

Restored Hard Rock Café Sign to be Illuminated for the First Time in the Neon Museum Boneyard, March 4

The newly restored, re-electrified Hard Rock Café guitar sign will be illuminated for the first time during a private event for museum donors and VIPs. The sign was divided into six pieces in order to be transported to the Neon Museum Boneyard from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO). Prior to restoration by YESCO, the sign had been located in front of the Hard Rock Café for 27 years. In its new Boneyard home, it joins many other historical Las Vegas neon signs where its history can be shared with guests and visitors from around the world.

AREA15 to Offer Distinctive Special Events Space

For the first time, AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000 square feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world of art, technology and design. Space will be available for group event bookings of all sizes for any occasion beginning in January 2020. Located just seven minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, AREA15 is an experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, art installations and much more. The complex will attract locals and tourists of all ages seeking an ever-changing landscape of new and unique experiences. Anchor tenant, Meow Wolf, will create interactive art activations to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story, exploration and discovery.

The NoMad Pool To Debut In March

Having successfully infused their trademark style into Vegas’ hospitality and dining scenes with the opening of NoMad Las Vegas at Park MGM, Sydell Group and Make It Nice, are set to energize the city once more with the March 22 debut of The NoMad Pool and JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party, a lively weekend series launching in April. A seductive and energetic daytime experience, JEMAA will feature the cocktail explosions the NoMad Bar is renowned for, tableside service, a roster of DJs and artists delivering nuanced music programming — including a tropical house vibe on Sundays — and even a cocktail fountain that can be delivered to the cabana for guests who really want to step up the action.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Launches Immersive Tool for Meeting Professionals

Furthering The Venetian® Resort’s commitment to innovation, the resort recently announced the launch of the Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner®, an industry-leading tool aimed at MICE professionals. This unique application allows prospective customers the ability to customize and research venues prior to contacting a representative at the resort. The convenient and innovative tool aims to inspire users to conduct their meetings at the resort by providing a virtual look at event space and a one-stop-shop to requesting a proposal from the knowledgeable sales team on property. In addition to providing the dimensions and capacities for each venue, Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner takes users through a virtual tour of the venues and provides fly-through videos and photos. Once a user has determined their event space, they are able to design a configuration to suit their needs, in two and three dimensions, and attach the customized layout to the RFP.

Third Annual LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Back for its 3rd year, Las Vegas’ premier rock and metal music festival Las Rageous makes its highly anticipated return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. In 2018, Las Rageous celebrated its second year with 20,000 in attendance over the weekend, as music fans from all over the world journeyed to Las Vegas for the rare experience of seeing huge rock and metal acts perform on intimate stages. In its first two years, Las Rageous has featured memorable sets from Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Anthrax, Judas Priest, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin and dozens more.

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream Hosts Debut Event at Bally’s Las Vegas’ Windows Showroom

Headliner Jeff Civillico will continue performing his “Comedy in Award-winning magic show, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, hosted a magical grand debut event to commemorate its move to Bally’s Las Vegas’ Windows Showroom in February. Internationally-renowned illusionist and former Cirque du Soleil star, Xavier Mortimer, along with French celebrity and the show’s producer, Alex Goude, welcomed media, entertainers and guests to the celebration of the spellbinding production’s transition to the larger theater. Mortimer’s revamped performance introduced new reality-defying visuals and interactive audience participation.

The Naked Magicians Celebrate Grand Opening of First-Ever Las Vegas Residency

The Naked Magicians celebrated the grand opening of their first-ever Las Vegas residency at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Friday, Feb. 22 with a night of magic, muscles and endless laughs. Guests heralded the arrival of the show’s stars, Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, with a “stripped-down” affair at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Leaving little more to the imagination than their magical feats, Tyler and Wayne had guests rolling in the aisles, as they brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “now you see it,” and proved that while good magicians don’t need sleeves, great magicians don’t need pants. Two of Australia’s most famous magicians, Tyler and Wayne have performed and undressed for millions of fans in more than 200 cities and seven countries in high-profile locations including London’s world-famous West End, since following the requests of several boisterous audience members to make their clothes disappear.

The Strip Gets Raw with New Cookie Dough Dessert Bar

Doughp (pronounced ‘dope’) is coming in fresh from the Bay Area, making a new home at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The second outpost, and first Vegas location, caters to the sweetest addiction of all – raw edible cookie dough in a fun, booze-free bar environment. Cookie dough lovers will dive spoon (or face) first into endless cookie dough flavor combinations that can all be enjoyed raw or taken home to bake.

Janet Jackson Announces Las Vegas Residency Metamophosis

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-Platinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon. The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts.The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation.’

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” Set to Debut at Harrah’s Las Vegas

From the producers of “Rock of Ages” comes “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert,” the ultimate Elvis hit-driven, story-telling concert experience, opening Monday, April 15, 2019 at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Presenting the music and the story of Elvis’ meteoric rise to fame all in one night’s immersive experience, the show features more than 18 Elvis songs that came to define “rock ‘n’ roll” as we know it today, while four giant LED walls present authentic imagery and scenes from his extraordinary life. “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” is the only Elvis production in Las Vegas authorized by Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC. Inspired by the musical originally written and directed by Floyd Mutrux and now adapted for the stage by Ivan Menchell, the concert version of the show in Las Vegas is being staged by Broadway veteran Jeff Calhoun. Unlike previous versions of the show, the Las Vegas production will focus on the music and will be a concert performance.

Pursuit Expands Flight Ride Experience to Las Vegas

Pursuit, a business unit of Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), announced today that it will expand its flight ride concept to Las Vegas. Modeled after Pursuit’s highly successful FlyOver Canada attraction, FlyOver Las Vegas will provide guests with an exhilarating flight experience over the American Southwest’s most iconic locations, picturesque scenery and natural wonders. With construction to begin later this year, the new attraction is anticipated to open in early 2021. This new Las Vegas experience will mark the third FlyOver attraction for the global adventure travel brand, following the highly anticipated launch of FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik in summer 2019. The new year-round attraction will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Tropicana Las Vegas to Debut All-New Bar & Lounge Concept, Trago Lounge

Tropicana Las Vegas is pleased to announce the addition of its all-new bar and lounge concept, Trago Lounge, set to debut March 2019. Located off the casino floor, steps away from the newly renamed Legends in Concert Theater, the completely revamped bar and lounge will feature a touch of classic elegance and offer the ultimate locale to mix and mingle with friends or colleagues, paired with an upscale beverage program. From business travelers to gamblers, upscale tourists and locals alike, the new Trago Lounge will showcase its contemporary design with an open layout overlooking the casino floor, all in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Boasting over 3,500-square feet, the all-new venue will feature bar and lounge seating, allowing for up to 100 guests, complete with a full-service menu with an emphasis on scotch, tequila, and whiskey, plus high-end spirit options, making it a great destination for a variety of occasions. Whether it’s business or pleasure, Trago Lounge will be the perfect location to start a conversation or cap off a memorable evening.

Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade to Debut in March

Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade will debut on March 15, becoming Las Vegas’ newest hotspot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maxie’s menu will feature ostentatious breakfast and lunch classics, as well as a collection of contemporary deli dishes. Operated by Hospitality Boulevard, Maxie’s will be located next to the base of High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Maxie’s will offer contemporary modern diner décor with distinctive accents such as a clean color palette of gray and white punctuated with pops of aqua and red, a black and white checkerboard ceiling and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

Music Legend Dionna Warwick Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

Six-time Grammy Award-winning, music legend Dionne Warwick returns to the Las Vegas Strip as she brings her limited engagement, “An Evening with Dionne Warwick,” to Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas starting April 4, 2019. Honored with this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Warwick will entertain audiences with a stunning musical journey of her multitude of hit songs that have made her the second-most charted female vocalist of all time.

Spiegelworld Announces New Las Vegas Production: ATOMIC SALOON SHOW

Could this become the wildest watering hole in Las Vegas? Her first hotel was acquired by the government as an atomic bomb test site, but, decades later, Boozy Skunkton has returned to take over the Kraken Music Hall, a hidden saloon bar in the heart of Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Boozy has collected the “most abnormally sexy but sensationally amoral” troupe of entertainers on Earth and is determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. ATOMIC SALOON SHOW begins Las Vegas performances on Sept. 8, 2019. With an international cast of comic actors, variety acts, and acrobats, ATOMIC SALOON SHOW will take audiences to the Wild West as it never was. Ensuring she can oversee the day-to-day wrangling of her band of misfits, Madam Skunkton has enlisted the assistance of Spiegelworld and Britain’s leading comedy director Cal McCrystal to create the new show that’s envisioned as  “Blazing Saddles” meets “America’s Got Talent” meets “Westworld.”

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Latest from Vegas – February 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – February 2019.

SLS Las Vegas Unveils Details as $100 Million Resort Upgrades Continue

SLS Las Vegas® has unveiled progress on the $100 million resort renovations that began in October of last year including updates to the casino floor, hotel rooms and corridors. The resort also revealed a new addition to its award-winning culinary program, a fast-casual Mexican concept dubbed Uno Mas. Planning for the reimagined guest experience began in April of last year when Alex Meruelo, founder of the Meruelo Group and owner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nev., acquired the iconic casino property.

Bellagio Debuts Sadelle’s Overlooking Iconic Conservatory

Bellagio is proud to welcome Sadelle’s, SoHo’s popular vintage-style restaurant from Major Food Group and one of the most desired reservations in New York City, to the resort’s award-winning culinary portfolio. In a coveted location overlooking the exquisite Bellagio Conservatory, Sadelle’s brings an elevated perspective to all-day dining in Las Vegas through culinary craftsmanship forging a new identity for approachable cuisine normally found in cafés and bakeries. The restaurant’s stunning locale, Ken Fulk design, fun vibe and legendary menu – including bagels and smoked-fish platters, triple-decker sandwiches, burgers, salads and all-day caviar offerings to name a few – will make it a destination experience for tourists and locals. The 10,000-square-foot space envelops guests in a timeless combination of colorful pastels and bespoke touches transporting diners back in time to a grand café along an old European boulevard.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Return to Las Vegas with All-New Restaurant Opening inside Red Rock Resort

The highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill recently made its debut inside Red Rock Resort. Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, will mark the long-anticipated return of Blue Ribbon Sushi with an all-new Japanese-style restaurant and bar featuring an indoor and outdoor dining experience complete with a traditional 12-seat walnut sushi bar, a roofed cocktail bar with patio seating and a festive outdoor beer garden known as a Kanpai Garden. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will offer guests contemporary Japanese cuisine with a carefully curated menu showcasing the Bromberg Brothers’ dedication to the tradition of pristine quality fish and family-style Japanese fare. Led by Executive Chef Fernando Sposato and Executive Sushi Chef Setsuji Mitsui, guests will be treated to some of the well-known Blue Ribbon classics.

International Superstar Christina Aguilera Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency

Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera recently announced her exclusive headlining residency show, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, May 31, 2019. One of the most accomplished performers of all time, Aguilera has won six GRAMMY Awards, including one Latin GRAMMY Award. She is currently nominated for two additional GRAMMY Awards.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Announces New Hotel Tower

The Grand Entrance to the Downtown Las Vegas party is about to get a little more Grand. In conjunction with the property’s five-year anniversary, The Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has announced expanding the footprint of its hospitality space by over 250,000 square feet in mid-2020 with the addition of a new tower. Anchored by seven guest-room floors and adding 495 new rooms to the property’s existing inventory of 629, the Downtown Grand’s third tower, located on the east side of the property and flanked by Stewart and Ogden, will redefine the intersection of 4th and Ogden with clean-lines, contemporary architecture and modern suites. The sleek, detailed exterior coupled with a strengthened pedestrian view will give the property an increased street-level presence and a dynamic new entrance to the hotel’s casino floor.

Palms Casino Resort to Unveil KAOS, Las Vegas’ Ultimate Dayclub and Nightclub Entertainment Experience

In early April 2019 as part of an ongoing $690 million re-imagination and repositioning of the property, Palms Casino Resort will unveil  KAOS, a spectacular new entertainment experience consisting of a fully integrated 73,000-square-foot dayclub and 29,000-square-foot nightclub, which together will completely redefine the daylife and nightlife experience in Las Vegas. KAOS will feature exclusive residencies with world-renowned musical artists, state-of-the art audio, video and lighting technology and dramatic design and art elements woven throughout the experience. The first of many waves of KAOS talent that will be announced prior to the opening involves (in alphabetical order) exclusive residencies by Above & Beyond, Cardi B, G-EAZY, Kaskade and Skrillex, with numerous other headliner residency announcements to follow as the opening date draws nearer.

The Naked Magicians Announce First Las Vegas Residency at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Sleeves up, pants down: The Naked Magicians are bringing their finely chiseled magical and physical talents to Las Vegas from Australia for their first Strip residency. The R-rated magic show, starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, will perform six nights a week at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tyler and Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, bare it all in The Naked Magicians, foregoing top hats and capes for full-frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians perform mesmerizing feats that are both baffling and entertaining.

Legendary “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton Brings His Accliamed Show “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal” to Caesars Palace

Las Vegas legend, actor, singer and legendary entertainer, “Mr. Las Vegas” will start the New Year off, calling Caesars Palace his new home, with a headlining residency of his acclaimed show, “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” to the resort’s iconic Cleopatra’s Barge starting Jan. 28, 2019. “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” presents the legendary entertainer in a more intimate setting where he interacts with the audience, performing some favorite songs, and sharing personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and audience Q&A.

Comedy sensation Luenell to perform at The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas

Comedy sensation Luenell is bringing her sidesplitting standup to SLS Las Vegas® beginning Sunday, Feb. 10. “Tommy T. Presents: Luenell” will perform Sundays at 7 p.m. inside The Sayers Club® through Sunday, May 12. A force of nature, Luenell has been seen in hit movies and television shows for nearly three decades. Best known for her breakout role in the blockbuster comedy “Borat,” Luenell has also appeared in hit films including “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “The Rock,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Taken 2” and, most recently, the Academy Award-nominated “A Star Is Born.”

Wynn Nightlife Announces Art of the Wild 2019 Lineup

Wynn Nightlife is pleased to announce the official lineup of Art of The Wild 2019. The three-day music experience will return March 22 – 24, 2019 with some of the most acclaimed artists in techno and house. Brand partners including elrow, Music On, Rumors and others will take the stages at Las Vegas’ award-winning nightlife venues XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night. Wynn Nightlife along with promotional partner, Framework, will welcome an unprecedented lineup of talent for the second installment of Art of The Wild, including: Bedouin, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, DJ Tennis, Fisher, Guy Gerber, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Kaz James, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Martinez Brothers, Nic Fanciulli and Paco Osuna. Additional artists to be unveiled.

Palms Unveils “’Til Death Do Us Part” Black and White Wedding Chapel

First generation Guatemalan-American graphic designer and visual artist Joshua Vides, best known for his collaborations with everyone from Lebron James to Takashi Murakami, recently debuted one of his signature black and white installations at Palms Casino Resort tucked away inside the Pearl Concert Theater. Recreating Las Vegas’ most iconic venue, A Little White Wedding Chapel, Vides’ newest installation, titled “’Til Death Do Us Part,” is an 800-square-foot black and white wedding chapel made perfect for an instagram-worthy wedding or vow renewal.

The Bronx Wanderers Continue to Rock Las Vegas with a New Show at The LINQ Hotel & Casino

The Bronx Wanderers will continue to charm audiences with the best 90 minutes of America’s Rock ‘N’ Roll songbook all on one stage with a high energy show that recently moved to the Mat Franco Theater inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Since opening at Bally’s Las Vegas more than two years ago, the father-and-son trio, flanked by their top-notch band, has performed more than 800 shows for over 70,000 fans, and was voted the Bronze Winner of the “Best New Act/Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards 2017. Audiences can still expect to hear hits spanning from the beginning of Rock ‘N’ Roll right through today’s tunes, including numbers from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion, Queen, Billy Joel and Bruno Mars, as well as some fun additions for the new show at The LINQ.

Hilton Expands Presence in Las Vegas with Signing of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to Curio Collection by Hilton

Hilton recently announced that Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will join Curio Collection by Hilton in 2020, following an extensive transformation including renovations to the property. In collaboration with JC Hospitality LLC and Virgin Hotels, the hotel will be a reimagined, contemporary Las Vegas entertainment hub and participate in Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Of the hotels within Hilton’s Collection Brands, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, will be the only property located in Las Vegas and the largest in the world with more than 1,500 guest rooms and over 110,000 square feet of meeting and events space. Featuring a fun yet sophisticated desert modern vibe that reflects the surrounding landscape, the property will provide visitors with comfortably designed guest chambers and beautifully reimagined pool areas, all favorably located minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip.

New Variety Brunch Show Debuts at the SLS Hotel

Ester Goldberg’s Totally Outrageous Brunch at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is an insatiable comedy spectacle filled with awe at every turn. Starring International Glamour Puss Ester Goldberg, along with her cast of talented and unpredictable friends, this show will shock, mock and rock your socks off. A total Vegas experience where one thing’s for sure, brunch will never be the same. Serving a Totally Outrageous Brunch every Saturday and Sunday with two shows each day.

Las Vegas Headliner Jeff Civillico Signs Two-Year Extension with Paris Las Vegas

Headliner Jeff Civillico will continue performing his “Comedy in Action” show at Paris Las Vegas through 2020. Civillico has been a headliner with Caesars Entertainment since 2012, having performed over 2,000 shows at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas and now Paris Las Vegas. “Las Vegas Headliner” is one of many hats Jeff Civillico wears. He is the founder and chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a national 501c3 nonprofit that arranges opportunities for professional entertainers to perform for youth in need, and the celebrity spokesman for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Jeff is also a keynote speaker, having spoken to dozens of major companies nationwide, and a TV host.

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Latest from Vegas – January 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – January 2019.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn Announce 2019 Return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks, and Ronnie Dunn have announced they will return for more shows in 2019. The new dates for “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” ignite excitement for a fourth year of the longest-running country residency in Las Vegas with six additional shows June 26 through July 6. The residency is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration the trio has shared since first touring together in 1993 and features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring crews. The set includes solo and joint performances of their signature tracks including “Fancy,” “My Maria” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” as well as many surprises.

LADY GAGA ENIGMA Headlines Grand Opening of New Las Vegas Resort, Park MGM

Park MGM, Las Vegas’ newest resort, recently celebrated its official grand opening with the debut of Lady Gaga’s residency, the introduction of Las Vegas’ first Eataly and the launch of On The Record, a new speakeasy and club. The debuts of Lada Gaga, On The Record and Eataly mark the final stage of the two-year, $550 million development at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas offer an intimate luxury resort experience on a grand scale. A partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group, Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites; and the Las Vegas extension of Sydell’s NoMad features 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The resort’s culinary program features NoMad Restaurant and NoMad Bar from Will Guidara and Daniel Humm; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other original dining and cocktail experiences. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena.

New International Production Celestia Coming to the Stratosphere

Celestia, an all-new, international production written and directed by Sasha Ivanov, the founder of the live entertainment company Intrigue Shows, will make its debut at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. This tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and illusion will perform eight shows a week in a unique 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art tent located right on the Las Vegas Strip. Presenting an otherworldly story of love and sacrifice through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated illusion, Celestia brings together a talented troupe of 32 multicultural performers to create an eye-popping, immersive experience. From mind-blowing contortion and the Wheel of Death act, to real-time motion capture and projection mapping, Celestia’s world-class performers create a dazzling spectacle unlike any other. Suitable for audiences of all ages, the 90-minute show is perfect for both Las Vegas locals and those visiting from around the world.

Tim Burton Art Exhibition Coming to Neon Museum

For the first time in nearly a decade, renowned American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Tim Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art in the United States. Installed at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, “Tim Burton @ the Neon Museum” will be staged at multiple locations: the museum’s outdoor Boneyard exhibition space, in its North Gallery and at the City of Las Vegas’ Boneyard Park across from the museum’s visitor’s center. The exhibition will comprise a combination of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces and will be on view from October 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020. Created to take advantage of the museum’s unique open-air exhibition spaces, the large-scale installation works will be integrated with the museum’s collection. Burton intends for the exhibition to serve as a retrospective of his own creative history, as well as a celebration of his affection for the Neon Museum. Conceived as a collaboration with the museum, it will be genuinely site-specific and unlike any other exhibition Burton has ever staged.

Favorite Bistro Brings French-Kissed Fare to The LINQ Promenade

Introducing French fare with an American flair, Favorite Bistro recently opened its doors and patio at The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip. The first U.S. location from pedigreed restaurateurs Thierry Bourdoncle and Ariane de Senneville of Group Bourdoncle, Favorite Bistro looks to liberate the presumed French dining experience from white tablecloths and replace it with lively ambiance and cuisine imported from their famed locations found in France’s favorite cities. The third-generation bistro owners and operators are behind the legendary Parisian cafés Le Hibou, Cafe Le Dome de Villiers, Le Café Mabillon and the iconic Senequier in Saint Tropez on the French Riviera.

‘Mo’Nique Does Vegas’ coming to The Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique will take the stage at SLS Las Vegas® for her first-ever Strip residency beginning Friday, Jan. 11. “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” will perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with additional 11 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays, inside The Sayers Club® through Thursday, Feb. 28.

Singer-Songwriter Sarah McLachlan Set to Make Wynn Las Vegas Debut

For the first time, Encore Theater welcomes celebrated singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan to the stage for a three-night engagement at Wynn Las Vegas in April 2019. Marking her return to the Las Vegas Strip after more than eight years, McLachlan will perform fan favorites such as “Angel,” “I Will Remember You,” and “Building A Mystery” in an intimate evening with format, accompanied by cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith.

International sensation FUERZA BRUTA is coming to Excalibur Hotel & Casino

International sensation FUERZA BRUTA is coming to the Las Vegas Strip March 7, 2019, when it opens at Excalibur Hotel & Casino for a six-month limited engagement. The dynamic and immersive theatrical production will perform 10 shows weekly in a technologically advanced tent along the Las Vegas Strip at the northwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue. An interactive theater experience unlike any other, FUERZA BRUTA delights the senses through music, emotion and kinetic aerial imagery. Launched in Buenos Aires in 2003 by Creator and Artistic Director Diqui James and Musical Director and Composer Gaby Kerpel, FUERZA BRUTA quickly took the world by storm, performing for more than six million spectators in more than 34 countries and 58 cities since its inception. With incredible visual effects, FUERZA BRUTA breaks free of the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention to transport audiences to a parallel reality where emotion takes control. At every show, FUERZA BRUTA guests are ushered onto the main stage, where they are surrounded in a 360-degree spectacle with performers demonstrating spectacular feats just inches away.

Gwen Stefani Announces 21 New Show Dates for Residency

Due to popular demand, multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani has announced 21 new dates for her headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Previously announced 2019 shows for February and March are on sale now. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the eye-popping spectacular celebrates the breadth of the star’s illustrious musical career with fan-favorite hits, including “Hollaback Girl,” “Sweet Escape” and “What You Waiting For.”

INDOCHINO Opens Las Vegas Showroom

INDOCHINO, the global leader in custom apparel, is set to give Las Vegas a style upgrade by opening its first Nevada showroom at Fashion Show Las Vegas. Ideal for visitors and residents alike, the brand, which offers exceptional value on perfectly tailored clothing, will also focus on building partnerships with local businesses to dress the thousands of hospitality and entertainment staff along the strip. The 1,500-square-foot showroom, located on Upper Level near Macy’s and Puma, offers an experience like no other. During an hour-long appointment, customers choose from hundreds of fabrics and endless complimentary customization options including lapels, buttons, pockets, linings and monograms. Garments are then made to their measurements and shipped to their door within two weeks for a perfect fit, hassle free. Customer profiles are stored in the cloud for quick and easy repeat shopping in store or online.

Earth, Wind & Fire will return to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Due to popular demand following six sold-out shows in 2018, legendary music group Earth, Wind & Fire will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a six-show limited engagement in 2019. The show will be held on March 20, 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m.

Flamingo Las Vegas Unveils One of the Largest Bunk Bed Suites in the US

Offering innovative experiences for group travel in the heart of the Strip, the iconic Flamingo Las Vegas debuts 14 new Bunk Bed Rooms, along with one of the largest dedicated Bunk Bed Suites in the U.S., as part of the second phase of the resort’s room renovation, totaling a $156 million investment to date. Expected to welcome their first guests on Feb. 1, 2019, the Bunk Bed Rooms are available now for online booking, and the Bunk Bed Suites are available for call-in booking. The current phase of the 976-room renovation follows the recent completion of the resort’s first 1,270 rooms and suites in April with an initial $90 million investment. Two-thirds of the room product at Flamingo Las Vegas will be new or will have been remodeled in the past two years.

On The Record at Park MGM Reveals Bartender Residencies

On The Record, Houston Hospitality’s recently opened speakeasy and club at Park MGM in Las Vegas has assembled a team of the country’s top bartenders from both coasts to guest bartend in the venue’s intimate cocktail and music-driven Vinyl Parlor. Bartenders-in-residency will include Jillian Vose (Dead Rabbit, Manhattan), Alex Day and David Kaplan (Death & Co, Manhattan), Jim Meehan (PDT, Manhattan), Pamela Wiznitzer (Henry at the Life Hotel, Manhattan), among others. A hidden enclave accommodating up to 25 guests, the Vinyl Parlor will pay homage to Jonnie and Mark Houston’s love of music nostalgia and vinyl, with iconic album covers displayed in wooden wall cases. These special guest bartenders will work behind the room’s petite bar and contribute their own song-inspired cocktails to the seasonal menus, and they will riff to concoct a unique cocktail to cater to a guest’s personal palate or mood.

FlixBus Launches #FlixVR on Las Vegas Routes

FlixBus, Europe’s largest long-distance mobility company which recently expanded to the US, recently launched the world’s first virtual reality pilot program on long-distance buses – #FlixVR – with select routes to and from Las Vegas. The program will run for three months and will be available for no extra charge to passengers who reserve “panoramic seats.” With approximately 50 virtual reality games, cinematic and travel experiences – from virtual basketball to floating through outer space, walking across the Arctic with a family of penguins or even guided meditation – a variety of alternate, 3D realities can be enjoyed while FlixBus travellers pass the time en route to their destination.

Daryl Hall and John Oates Return to Las Vegas for Special Limited Engagement

After another incredible touring year, Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number-one selling duo in music history, will return to Las Vegas for three exclusive U.S. dates on March 20, 22 and 23 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The limited engagement is presented by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment.

Kenny Loggins Returns to Wynn Las Vegas

Following his successful debut at Wynn Las Vegas in 2018, singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins will make his return to the Encore Theater for a second headlining engagement in March 2019. For three nights only, Loggins will present his iconic hits and storytelling alongside his band, March 27-30. Spanning his multi-decade career, Loggins’s creativity and diverse playlist has awarded him 12 platinum albums, two GRAMMYs and the first-ever Icon Award, presented by The Guild of Music Supervisors. Performing his beloved Hollywood soundtracks and other fan favorites from his days performing with Jim Messina, Loggins will once again bring the audience to its feet with celebrated hits like “Footloose,” “Danny’s Song,” “I’m Alright,” “House on Pooh Corner” and many more.

Construction Underway for All New Smith & Wollensky Location

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc., a collection of iconic American steakhouses headquartered in Boston, is set to debut its all-new Smith & Wollensky Las Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. Construction is currently underway at the highly anticipated “America’s Steakhouse” branded restaurant, and is slated to be unveiled April 2019.

Texas Station Debuts All-New Regional Barbeque-Inspired Restaurant

Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen, inspired by the Fertitta family’s Texas roots, is now open at Texas Station. The all-new restaurant brings the perfect blend of Southern-inspired fare to North Las Vegas, serving up an array of BBQ, beer and bourbon. Guests are invited to indulge in an assortment of regional barbeque favorites – perfect for any occasion. The menu features an extensive selection of smoked meats as well as innovative styles of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, salads, sides, and desserts, all inspired by the culinary team’s family-style recipes. The restaurant pays homage to the regional styles of barbeque from top Southern-based regions such as Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis and Texas, as well as down-home comfort foods found throughout the United States.

Pop Vegas, Permanent Pop-Up Exhibition Venue, to Open at The LINQ Promenade

This winter, Pop Vegas, the brand-new, trailblazing exhibition space will open at The LINQ Promenade, the open-air entertainment, dining and retail district located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Pop Vegas encompasses indoor exhibition space designed to house a rotating lineup of changing exhibitions themed around exciting pop-culture topics and trends. Pop-up museums that provide guests with immersive experiences and dynamic visual elements designed to be photographed—and shared on social media—have become immensely popular in the last two years. Pop Vegas is the first permanent venue created specifically to house an ongoing rotation of this new kind of exhibit experiences. Pop Vegas will partner with local artists, performers and other personalities to engage in live performances, artist demonstrations and other interactive experiences to enhance each exhibition. Pop Vegas will also be able to accommodate group buyouts for corporate receptions, weddings and other private events.

Diablo’s Cantina Brings the Heat to Luxor

Luxor Hotel and Casino recently spiced up the resort’s food and beverage program with the addition of Diablo’s Cantina. At Diablo’s, guests are invited to ignite their taste buds with tantalizing appetizers, wickedly tasty entrees, delicious desserts and tangy cocktails. The robust menu, created by Executive Chef Saul Ortiz, boasts vibrant Mexican fare deeply rooted in the culture and traditions of Mexico City, the country’s capital. From starters to sides, each dish balances rich flavors with modern cooking techniques and detailed presentations to provide time-honored, south of the border favorites in an approachable way.

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Latest from Vegas – December 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – December 2018.

NoMad Restaurant DebutsInside NoMad Las Vegas

Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara – the creative minds behind “World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017” winner Eleven Madison Park in New York – recently debuted their signature concept, NoMad Restaurant, at NoMad Las Vegas. The highly anticipated eatery is the newest offering at the just-opened hotel within Park MGM, a collaboration between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International. With a design meticulously overseen by French architect Jacques Garcia and inspired by the renowned Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro and the iconic Library of NoMad New York, this new NoMad Restaurant features soaring 23-foot ceilings and a menu that celebrates American classics in a grand and continental way by striking a distinct balance between accessibility, theatricality and luxury.

Cipriani, Urth Caffé and SoulCycle Debut First Las Vegas Locations at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas recently announced the addition of three iconic brands to the resort’s collection of world-class dining and wellness offerings. Debuting in Las Vegas for the first time Cipriani, Urth Caffé, and SoulCycle are dynamic new standouts in the city’s vibrant lifestyle scene, and exemplify the one-of-a-kind guest experiences that can only be found at Wynn. Cipriani, the internationally celebrated four-generation hospitality brand, continues its global growth with Cipriani Las Vegas, their first restaurant on the West Coast. Urth Caffé exclusively offers organic heirloom coffees, with the new location being the first U.S. expansion outside of California for the Los Angeles-based brand.Just steps away is SoulCycle, the indoor cycling phenomenon ideal for visitors focused on fitness, or for locals looking for a new type of group workout experience.

Vanderpump Cocktail Gardento Open at Caesars Palace

Lisa Vanderpump and Caesars Palace will partner to open Vanderpump Cocktail Garden, set to debut early 2019. Bringing a taste of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the cocktail garden will take a page from Vanderpump’s highly successful restaurants and lounges, Villa Blanca, SUR, Pump and Tom Tom. Marrying natural elements with industrial touches, Vanderpump Cocktail Garden will have an indoor patio welcoming guests upon arrival, transporting them to an al fresco-style garden with towering trees and romantic lighting. Inside, the romantic elements continue, including Lisa’s signature touches of pink, with contrasting masculine details. The lounge area will feature booths as well as a full bar that focuses on craft cocktails, Vanderpump branded Sangria and Rosé as well as a carefully selected wine list. Small bites will be available to be shared or perfectly paired with libations.

Mansion54 Debuts in Las Vegas

Epic Venues announces its latest project, Mansion54, to open early December 2018. Mansion54 is a collection of unique, elegant spaces that are flexible for special events,wedding receptions and endless possibilities. The venue features 25,000 square feet of space, an outdoor terrace, two pools and a client concierge team.Formerly the historic Hartland Mansion, Epic Venues bought the property in September 2018 and the property is currently under renovation. When it makes its debut in December of this year, Mansion54 will aim to be one of Las Vegas’hottest venues for special events. Additionally, Mansion54 will actively participate in the Downtown Las Vegas community.

Wynn Resorts Acquires Arrows and Flower Neon Sign Sculpture By Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

Wynn Resorts announces the acquisition of Arrows and Flower Neon Sign , a contemporary multi-media sculpture from the visionary minds of Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. At nine feet tall, the imposing kinetic neon masterwork blends the signature arrows from Abloh’s fashion label, Off-White, with Murakami’s iconic rainbow flower. Fashioned from neon, aluminum and stainless steel, the sculpture was originally included in Murakami and Abloh’s momentous collaborative exhibition entitled “AMERICA TOO” at Gagosian’s Los Angeles space. Less than two weeks after the exhibition’s close the sculpture was installed at Wynn Las Vegas, and is now on display in Wynn Plaza as part of the resort’s continued appreciation and commitment to public art.

Vdara Hotel & Spa Enhances Las Vegas Experience with Debut of New Club Lounge This January

Vdara Hotel & Spa, the stylish all-suite, non-smoking resort in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip,will add to its modern amenities with the debut of Vdara Club Lounge in January 2019. Located on the second floor next to the award-winning ESPA at Vdara, the Club Lounge is a secluded, well-appointed retreat where guests will have access to a pre-arrival concierge to contact guests prior to arrival to assist with booking restaurant reservations, show tickets or any other needs, and continue to assist guests throughout their Las Vegas visit; delectable bites including a rotating selection of gourmet options and a selection of grab-and-go items stocked throughout the day; social hour each afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m.,featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and select beer and wine; and collaborative work spaces featuring a naturally lit, comfortable and quiet place for guests to work. Vdara Club Lounge will be an included feature for guests of Luxury Suites, City Corner Club Lounge Suites and Studio Fountain View Club Lounge Suites, and will be available to all Vdara guests for an additional fee.

Diana Ross Returns to Wynn Las Vegas with All-New Show “Diamond Diana” in February 2019

In celebration of her 75th birthday diamond jubilee, international music icon Diana Ross makes her return to Wynn Las Vegas in winter 2019 with her all-new show, “Diamond Diana.”Following three highly-successful engagements, Ross will present nine performances in her fourth headlining engagement at the Encore Theater. Ross will celebrate her enduring collection of award-winning songs, brilliant new costumes and timeless memories in this exclusive, self-named powerhouse production at Wynn. Performance dates will span from Feb. 6 – 23, 2019.

Howard Hughes Corporation to Unveil New Name, Logo of Las Vegas’ Professional Baseball Team

The Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, the city’s professional baseball team and member of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), will announce the team’s new name and unveil its new logo on Dec. 8. The name change comes on the heels of the team’s September announcement of its new two-year Player Development Contract (PDC)with the Oakland A’s, and in advance of the spring 2019 completion of Las Vegas Ballpark. The new Triple-A baseball stadium will serve as the team’s new home with the season and stadium opener slated for April 9, 2019.

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Latest from Vegas – November 2018

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – November 2018.

Lady Antebellum Sets the Stage for ‘Our Kind of Vegas’ Residency at The Pearl

Current CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum has announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, launching Feb. 8, 2019 at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. As the first Country act to headline the venue, the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio will combine their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Known for taking their headlining run worldwide, Lady A will bring Nashville to Sin City with stripped-down performances each night that will often feature the songwriters behind the group’s fan-favorite hits. Live Nation is the official promoter for the one-of-a-kind residency.

Plaza Hotel & Casino to Open Permanent Outdoor Equestrian and Multipurpose Facility

The Plaza Hotel &Casino is bringing the western legacy back to where it all started – downtown Las Vegas – just in time for the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).Building on the success that its outdoor equestrian facility had last year, the Plaza is expanding the amenity and is making it the first and only permanent outdoor equestrian center in downtown Las Vegas. An official hotel sponsor of the NFR and exclusive Host Hotel for the Junior NFR, the Plaza’s new equestrian center will feature two outdoor arenas for roping practice and exercise during the rodeo. After NFR concludes, the Plaza’s equestrian center will become the city’s newest outdoor event venue diversifying the downtown experience and attracting more business and people to downtown Las Vegas year-round. In this expanded equestrian center adjacent to the hotel/casino, the Plaza doubled the number of equine stalls to 200, 80 of which will be available for year-round use. During NFR, the facility will offer the largest stalls in the city and 24-hour onsite security and veterinarian services.

Caesars Entertainment and Nobu Partners Announce a Ten-Year Extension

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of the world’s-first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace, Nobu Hotel partners including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper and executives Trevor Horwell and Struan McKenzie, joined Caesars Entertainment CEO and President Mark Frissora and Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner for a special presentation on the sprawling outdoor terrace of the lavish Nobu Villa.Addressing the group, Frissora praised the ongoing success of the partnership and announced a decade-long extension and future plans before Horwell shared Nobu Hotels global plans for 20 additional hotels by 2020.

Legendary Band Chicago to Return to the Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time –Chicago – recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for an eight-show limited engagement in 2019. The show will be held on February 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.

Wynn Las Vegas Reaches Major Renewable Energy Milestone

Wynn Las Vegas marks a new renewable energy milestone with its acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership, a collective of organizations that are voluntarily leading the innovation, production and use of green energy in America. The distinction comes less than five months after the debut of the Wynn Solar Facility, a new 160-acre solar complex solely dedicated to generating renewable energy to power the Las Vegas resort.Combined with 103,000 square feet of on-site rooftop solar panels, Wynn Las Vegas is creating and using more than 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 25 percent of the resort’s electric load. According to the U.S. EPA, this is equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 4,000 average American homes. Based on this finding, Wynn Las Vegas becomes the largest Green Power Partner in the hotel industry in the nation, and the only casino resort in Nevada on the list.Additionally, Wynn Las Vegas joins an elite group of Fortune 500® companies that are current Green Power Partners, including Microsoft, Intel, Bank of America, Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks.

Pop Icon Britney Spears to Launch New Residency at Park Theater

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Britney Spears will launch her new spectacular residency, “Britney: Domination,” at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in February 2019. Citi is proud to join Britney Spears and Park MGM as the official credit card of this residency, presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation. The first major Pop Star to have a Las Vegas residency is back! Britney’s new show will embody her strong, take-charge attitude when she returns to the city with her new show, “Britney:Domination.” Designed to give her fans and concertgoers an immersive experience, this show will bring them closer to the excitement than ever before as they party, dance and sing along to her amazing catalogue of hit songs.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Premieres New Dining Concepts, Ghost Donkey and Red Plate

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas expanded its award-winning restaurant collection with the introduction of two new venues in October. Ghost Donkey, a speakeasy-style mezcal and tequila bar, rounds out the offerings at newly-opened Block 16 Urban Food Hall. New York City’s famed mezcal and tequila bar pulls inspiration from the alluring ingredients and flavors of Mexico to create an authentic fiesta experience.Featuring an extensive selection of mezcal, Ghost Donkey serves expertly selected tasting flights alongside specialty crafted cocktails and late-night snacks including an assortment of elevated Nachos like Wild Mushroom and Chicken Mole. Red Plate, a sophisticated new dining concept located on the third level of The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Tower, celebrates traditional Chinese cuisine in a refined setting. Helmed by esteemed Chef Yip Cheung, RedPlate honors traditional Chinese techniques and preparations to present an authentic Cantonese menu with hints of modern inspiration. Menu highlights include an array of carefully selected, signature roasted meats, Chinese hotpot and handmade dim sum.

Puddles Pity Party Announces Engagement at Caesars Palace

Puddles Pity Party – the soft-hearted, 7-foot-tall singing clown – has announced his first-ever artist residency, set for nine unforgettable nights at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.This very special limited engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge kicks off Jan. 17 and extends through Feb. 9, 2019. Puddles’ set will consist of new material as well as classic, rarely performed songs, along with many performance surprises.Puddles’ entire show will be custom designed to suit the intimate layout and unique decor of the iconic Cleopatra’s Barge.

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical is coming to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, the critically acclaimed, thrilling new musical based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, is coming to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas for a 16 show limited engagement. The show will be held December 25 – 30 and January 1 – 6 with additional matinee shows on Saturdays and Sundays. Show times vary each night. The tour stars Andrew Polec, who thrilled London and Toronto critics with his powerhouse performance as Strat, with The Daily Mirror calling him a “perfect rock and roll icon” and Time Out London saying he sings “with a ferocity worthy of MeatLoaf himself.”

New York bBd’s — Beers, Burgers, Desserts — Debuts Its First Las Vegas Location

As Palace Station unveiled its new look and culinary offerings, bBd’s (Beers, Burgers, Desserts) has joined the lineup of new restaurants on the casino floor alongside Boathouse Asian Eatery and the newly reconceptualized Feast Buffet. The all-new restaurant brings an innovative approach to the neighbourhood restaurant featuring a homage to America’s beloved burger and a focus on scratch cooking. Created by Chef Ralph Perrazzo, this New York-based restaurant brings a commitment to craftsmanship and honest cooking. It also marks a return to Las Vegas for Perrazzo who spent several years in progressive kitchen positions at several award-winning restaurants including Jean-Georges, Clio, and Bradley Ogden Restaurant at Caesars Palace, winner of the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Welcomes the Return of The Ice Rink

For the seventh consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above the Las Vegas Strip open to the public Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Overlooking the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, visitors will enjoy roof-top ice skating on more than 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers,adult renditions of seasonal culinary classics, and breathtaking views surrounded by vibrant city lights.

Jimmy Kimmel Partners with Caesars Entertainment to Open Comedy Club 

Next spring, Caesars Entertainment will open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, the new club will showcase comedians ranging from up-and-coming talent to household names curated by Kimmeland his team in a venue designed by Jimmy and his comedian friends. At 8,000 square feet, the venue will be the optimal setting for both comedy talent and the audience, with an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests. The club will be open seven nights a week, with a bar open daily and shows offered nightly.

Plaza Hotel & Casino announces debut of “A Mob Story”

Love them or hate them,mobsters played a major role in the rise of Las Vegas as a legendary tourist destination. “A Mob Story” will entertain audiences with an original production that tells the “tale of how the Mob made Las Vegas, and how Vegas took down the Mob.” Tickets are on sale now for the limited engagement show featuring stunning 180-degree visual effects and world class choreography set to today’s popular music, influenced by wiseguys, gangsters, and mistresses to the mob.Created and directed by legendary producer, Emmy and Golden Globe award winner,Jeff Kutash, “A Mob Story” is the most realistic portrayal of the mob ever presented on stage, as told by the last Godfather, former Colombo family capo,Michael Franzese. A true “made man,” Franzese will provide an unprecedented authentic journey into the secret world of the mafia as the show’s host. Former city of Las Vegas Mayor and illustrious mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will bean ambassador to the show with special appearances.

Legends in Concert to Launch Residency at Tropicana Las Vegas

Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, has announced an all-new residency at Tropicana Las Vegas. Set to debut the second week of February 2019, the acclaimed production boasting an incomparable cast of music legends, will bring its 35-year continuously operating musical tribute spectacular to the Legends in Concert Theater as its 7 p.m. headlining show. Known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, Legends in Concerts made its Las Vegas Strip debut in 1983 and to this day, the multifaceted show continues to evolve its collection of live tribute artists. From artists such as Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin, Sting to Michael Jackson, legendary performers not only look like the stars they portray, but also use their own natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterparts. The show will feature a variety of elaborate theatrical sets, magnificent costumes and a full array of incredible special effects, and much more.

SLS Las Vegas Begins $100 Million Resort Upgrades

SLS Las Vegas recently began more than $100 million in resort renovations that will enhance the casino floor, upgrade hotel rooms and renovate existing pool and entertainment venues.Planning for the reimagined guest experience began in April of this year when Alex Meruelo, founder of the Meruelo Group and owner of the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev., acquired the iconic casino property. Room upgrades are already underway and enhancements to the casino floor began in early October. Updates to the 60,000-square-foot casino floor will include a new layout for the slot, table games pit and high-limit areas, as well as new ceiling, carpeting and lighting to create a modern, inviting atmosphere in the center of the action. Resort renovations will include a redesigned Story Tower,remodels to the World and Grand Tower corridors, and select suite upgrades.Additional enhancements across the property will be announced in the coming months.

The Mob Museum Offering Daily Tours in The Underground Distillery

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, recently began offering daily tours in The Underground Distillery at 5 p.m. During the $12, 30-minute tour, which involves sampling a variety of distilled spirits, participants receive an in-depth explanation of the distillery equipment and distillation process and learn about Prohibition and its impact on distilled spirits. In addition to learning about the historical origin of Prohibition and the drinking culture that existed before the 1920s, guests have the chance to take part in a spirit-tasting experience including in-house distilled moonshine, vodka and the Jamaica ginger infusion. The Distillery Tours are designed to encourage visitors to develop an appreciation for the flavor of moonshine especially since The Underground’s moonshine is as authentic as it can safely get. It is made in-house with 100% corn and bottled at 50% ABV. Tour participants have the option of purchasing souvenir bottles afterwards to commemorate their experience.

Hooters Casino & Hotel Las Vegas Debuts Peti & Taller “The Hooligans of Magic”

Peti & Taller “The Hooligans of Magic” recently debuted at Hooters Casino & Hotel with Mateo Amieva and Christian Ford who prove that anything is possible in Las Vegas. Travelling the world, this dynamic duo built an unforgettable theatrical experience, delighting more than 3,500 audiences internationally. Starring Mateo Amieva from the #1 best-selling magic show in the world, Criss Angel“Mindfreak LIVE!” and Comedian with Cirque Du Soleil for over 10 years;Christian Ford aka the Bad-Boy of Magic from the Golden Globe winning FOXComedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Hooligans of Magic” will blow your mind with their unique style of breathtaking, grand illusions and side-splitting interactive comedy.

Courtesy LVCVA.