What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – August 2018.
The Underground at The Mob Museum Launches Happy Hour, Announces Packaged Moonshine and Vodka for Sale
The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its ongoing Happy Hour program in The Underground speakeasy exhibition. The speakeasy’s full-service bar purveys not only house-distilled moonshine and craft beer, but also wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and—of course—a tempting array of authentic, Prohibition-inspired cocktails. From 5 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, visitors can now enjoy 20 percent off select craft cocktails, draft beer and wine by the glass. In addition, visitors can take a taste of Prohibition history home with them with The Underground’s house-distilled moonshine and proprietary vodka.
Anita Baker Set to Perform Limited Engagement at Wynn Las Vegas
Eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2018 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Anita Baker will bring her talents to Wynn Las Vegas for a limited engagement this summer. Performing as part of the Anita Baker – Farewell Concert Series, Baker will appear at the intimate Encore Theater Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Boasting an inspiring career in the arts, Baker has appeared on the silver screen and climbed the Billboard Hot 100 and Contemporary charts. Performing hits like “Just Because,” “Sweet Love, “Caught Up in the Rapture” and other fan favorites, Baker’s engagement at Wynn will serve as one of the final stops on her farewell tour.
Ethel M Chocolates Uncorks New Wine Tasting Experience at the Factory Store
Everything pairs well with Ethel M Chocolate, and for the first time in history, their premium chocolates are now offered with wine in the Factory Store in Henderson, Nevada. Guests can now immerse their senses in Ethel M Chocolates’ new wine pairing experience and discover how their chocolatiers carefully select wines to pair with their signature sweets. Long-time cactus garden-goers and tourists alike can delight in sipping Trinchero Family Estates’ wine alongside unique fan-favorites such as Ethel M’s signature Pecan Caramel Raptures and Lemon Satin Crèmes.
Robot Butlers Recharge Guest Experience at Vdara Hotel & Spa
Vdara Hotel & Spa welcomes the newest additions to its team with Fetch and Jett – two Relay robots responsible for delivering snacks, sundries, and even spa products directly to guest suites. These talented bots work alongside their human colleagues to transport an array of frequently forgotten and requested amenities including shaving and dental kits as well as tasty bites and drinks from Market Café. Designed and built by robot developer Savioke, Fetch and Jett are fully autonomous indoor delivery robots that use advanced technology to seamlessly navigate around people and objects.
Nitro Circus Revs Up Resident Stage Show Coming to Las Vegas Spring 2019
Hot on the heels of Travis Pastrana’s jaw-dropping tribute to Evel Knievel in July, Nitro Circus announced an all-new event. Known throughout the world for its spectacular arena and stadium live shows, Nitro Circus is creating its first-ever resident stage show to open at Bally’s Las Vegas in Spring 2019. This electrifying all-new production will feature the world’s most talented action sports athletes performing spectacular feats and unbelievable stunts in a fully choreographed, adrenaline-charged event. The innovative show will take over the Jubilee Theater, to be reimagined, redesigned and renamed the Nitro Circus Theater, offering guests an up-close look at all the action.
Neon Museum Introduces Self-Guided, General Admission Tours
Fresh off its fiscal year where a record 200,000 people visited the museum, the Neon Museum has once again expanded its offerings. A new general admission ticket, where visitors can take self-guided tours during daytime hours, has been introduced in an effort to meet public demand. Museum historical interpreters stationed around the exhibition area are available to answer questions while guests are free to explore the more than 200 signs on display at their own pace.
Blue Ribbon Restaurants to Debut All-New Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at Red Rock Resort in Late 2018
Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, the New York-based restaurant group that famously began in 1992 with its famous SoHo brasserie, are pleased to announce the return of Blue Ribbon Sushi to Las Vegas. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will open in late 2018 at Red Rock Resort located in the center of the upscale Summerlin community, with an all-new Japanese-style tavern, including a traditional sushi bar with indoor and outdoor seating.
Seven oh Brew Oktoberfest to Launch Inaugural Two-Weekend Festival
From the producers who bring Glittering Lights to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every winter, a new food, drink and music festival will emerge in the Las Vegas Valley this September. Seven oh Brew Oktoberfest is coming to Craig Ranch Regional Park for an over-the-top brewhaha celebration akin to the original festival in Munich, Germany. The almost-authentic Oktoberfest will be hosted over two weekends – September 27 through 30 and October 4 through 7.
Sundance Helicopters Announces Neon & Nature Weddings with Las Vegas Skyline as Backdrop Beginning 8.8.18
Sundance Helicopters, Inc., has announced plans to marry couples at their exclusive scenic overlook beginning on the lucky date of August 8, 2018. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience will be held on a private bluff overlooking the Las Vegas Valley with breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of red, orange, and yellow rock formations. The Neon & Nature Wedding Experience starts at $1,825 per couple and includes an awe-inspiring tour in a private state-of-the-art helicopter en route to the wedding location, access to a VIP waiting room at the Sundance terminal, an officiant, personal cake, wedding flowers, champagne, photography and limousine service. Additionally, specially-curated Lucky 8 Weddings, available on August 8 and 18 is priced at $2,088 and in addition to the Neon & Nature Wedding Experience inclusions, will include elegantly themed “lucky 8” décor and the option to fly in aircraft number 8 with availability.
Off-Strip Luxury Hits Summerlin as JW Marriott Introduces Two Extravagant Suites: The Aviation Suite and The Penthouse Suite
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa recently launched two new suites in the property’s Palms Tower. The Aviation Suite sits high atop the Palms Tower stretching its more than 2,400-square-foot layout into a sleek, modern space and features shades of blue and grey, and industrial touches inspired by aviation throughout. Nestled at the other end of the Palms tower, guests will find The Penthouse Suite – a perfect space for a relaxing, wellness-inspired getaway. Keeping things light and bright, the 2,300-square-foot suite features shades of warm-whites and beiges are accented with touches of gold.
Go Greek Yogurt to Bring Fast Fresh Menu to The Venetian Las Vegas
Go Greek Yogurt, an authentic yogurt bar inspired by Greek culture and cuisine, will open its first location outside of Southern California at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Scheduled to open mid-August, the fresh yogurt bar features master “yogurtiers” who customize each dish both fresh and frozen. The fresh Greek yogurt is particularly authentic, imported by air from Greece, where the thick and creamy yogurt is made using old-world methods and traditions. Ingredients to finish the product and various toppings are also imported from Europe.
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Gears Up for September’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, South Point 400, with Property-wide Experiences
In anticipation for the first-ever South Point 400, South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa is going all-out with property-wide activations to promote the upcoming September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Guests can now partake in a variety of experiences, including a specialty drink menu, specialty gaming chips, gaming promotions, themed spa specials and more.
I Love the 90s – The Vegas Show to Open at Paris Las Vegas
The hugely-successful I LOVE THE ’90s TOUR will have a permanent home on the Las Vegas Strip when I LOVE THE ’90s – THE VEGAS SHOW opens at Paris Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 12. This 90-minute, immersive dance party will feature a live DJ, nostalgic video content, dancers and more. A rotating lineup of crowd favorites will headline the Las Vegas shows, with Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base and All-4-One kicking off the residency. Other artists confirmed to take part in this unbelievable live experience include Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Kid ’n Play and Dru Hill.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Collective Zoo Announce High-Energy Electronic Music Festival, September 1
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is teaming up with Collective Zoo to bring the heat this Labor Day weekend with an evening of booty shakin’ electronic music on Saturday, September 1. The event promises visitors a jam-packed evening celebrating diversity in music, art, food and culture – all in the same spot. House Music lovers can catch memorable electronic sounds in the heart of downtown Las Vegas with performances from a collection of talented entertainers, including Grammy-nominated producer and headliner for the evening Chris Lake, NYC-based Walker & Royce, SINDEN and more.
Palace Station Unveils All-New Contemporary Feast Buffet
Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, recently debuted its all-new Feast Buffet as part of a $192 million modernization of the property. Known as the original Station Casinos’ buffet concept that first debuted at Palace Station in 1988, the next generation buffet concept, 30 years after its debut, now features a modern era vibe within the historic property – allowing for a sensible conquest-worthy dining experience. Located on the new casino floor, the new Feast Buffet boasts a 14,000 square-foot buffet experience and allows seating for up to 394 guests in a dining hall setting.