‘KELLY AND RYAN’ PLAN FOUR SHOWS FROM VEGAS
KELLY CLARKSON SETS ‘INVINCIBLE’ RESIDENCY AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD
BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO THE PALMS NEXT MARCH
COMEDY WORKS OPENS AT THE PLAZA
...known for her “trailer trash” branding, will open a limited eight-week engagement now thru Nov. 12, at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade.
‘MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER’ CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
RE:MATCH IS NOW OPEN AT THE LINQ
DIFFERENT TAKE ON THE KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
PARIS DEBUTS NEW EIFFEL TOWER LIGHT SHOW
SPIEGELWORLD WILL OPEN “ATOMIC SALOON SHOW”
JEFF CIVILLICO EXTENDS HEADLINING AT PARIS
Tickets: $69.00...$99.00...$119.00...$139.00 (plus fees)
Criss Angel Theater
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Tickets: $66.00 (plus fees) (General Admission)
House of Tape
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Heartbreak Hotel in Concert
ABOUT THIS LAS VEGAS SHOW
3:00pm and 8:00pm
Tickets: $49.00...$69.00...$99.00...$125.00 (plus fees)
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"
"Walk on By"
"I Say a Little Prayer for You"
"That's What Friends Are For"
Tickets: $125.00 (plus fees)
3750 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Tenors of Rock
Tickets: $35.00...$55.00...$75.00...$99.00 (plus fees)
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Piff the Magic Dragon
Tickets: $62.95...$103.00 (plus fees)
The Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
‘KELLY AND RYAN’ PLAN FOUR SHOWS FROM VEGAS
Television co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest ...
...will be broadcasting four live shows from the Paris Hotel airing Nov. 18-21.
During their visit they will also be moving around the Strip to show the nightlife and incredible food scene.
KELLY CLARKSON SETS ‘INVINCIBLE’ RESIDENCY AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD
The highly energetic Kelly Clarkson has announced she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, “Kelly Clarkson: Invincible,” starting on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.
She made the news public to her TV audience with showgirls surrounding her and inviting the audience to see her show in 2020.
General tickets will begin at $59 and go on sale this week.
Clarkson and her longtime band in an exclusively designed show will immerse fans in an up-close music experience covering her nearly two-decade long catalog of award-winning hits.
Clarkson will also be offering VIP Experiences bundling premium tickets with exclusive show perks like a stage-side bar as well as a limited number of meet and greets.
Texas-born singer-songwriter and winning judge on “The Voice,” Clarkson recently released her critically acclaimed Grammy nominated eighth studio album, “Meaning of Life.” Known for her gift of gab, she also made the highest rated daytime debut in seven years with her own talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” syndicated by NBCUniversal Television Distribution.
The 16 dates going on sale for her 8 p.m. shows will be April 1, 3, 4, 10, 11; July 29-31; Aug. 1, 5, 7, 8; and Sept. 18, 19, 23, 25, 26.
JILL KIMMEL WILL HEADLINE AT BROTHER’S COMEDY CLUB
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade is introducing a new night of comedy, “Jill Kimmel Live.”
The 16-show engagement by Jimmy Kimmel’s younger sister will take place select Thursdays from Dec. 26 through July 23, 2020, with shows beginning at 10 p.m.
Jill Kimmel will be using her extensive network of comedy friends, colleagues, and counterparts to follow her act and fill the stage with an eclectic and ever-changing group of performers.
THE CLAIRVOYANTS WILL PERFORM CHRISTMAS SHOW AT PARIS
The Clairvoyants, who are “America’s Got Talent” finalists and “World Champions of Mentalism,” added a performance date to their U.S. Christmas tour with a stop on Nov. 29 at Paris.
Their holiday-themed show will feature illusions performed by the duo, Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass, in the Christmas spirit.
Tickets begin at $30.
Ten and Tass met in October 2011, began developing their “second sight” act, and two months later performed it on stage.
Within a year they had developed a full-length show and started touring Europe.
In 2014, they had a six-month run in “The Illusionarium” show and then a featured spot in the largest touring magic show in the world, “The Illusionists.”
In 2016, The Clairvoyants were second place winners in “America’s Got Talent.”
....opened at the Luxor revealing the first look at Cirque du Soleil’s first live-action thriller.
“R.U.N”contains cinematic stunts and combat, performances that push the boundaries of human endurance, and encompasses just about everything parents tell their kids not to do or say.
IAN BAGG OFFERS LATE SHOW AT JIMMY KIMMEL’S COMEDY CLUB
At The LINQ Promenade, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club is expanding its programming to offer 10 p.m. shows on Thursday nights starting Nov. 14 with Ian Bagg having a 15-show limited engagement through June 29, 2020.
Bagg embraces the unpredictable and pushes limits with his audiences.
Bagg is a touring comedian flying more than 100,000 air miles annually, and the host of the weekly podcast, “Ian Bagg Bought a House.
”His quick wit, off-the-cuff antics, playful conversation and fast-paced crowd work has earned him spots on some of the best stages in the world. He earned a top-five finish on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,”where he performed a national tour.
Bagg has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,”“The Tonight Show,”“Adam Corolla Show,”“WTF with Marc Maron,”and “The Wrap Up Show”on Howard Stern.
THE LINQ PROMENADE ADDS NEW FEATURES
Magic shows, live performances and art installations are now part of The LINQ Promenade’s ongoing array of free attractions.
The open-air retail, entertainment and dining district has added several distinctive new acts and art, including a close-up magician, strolling pianist, “piano gymnast,”LED drummers and other street performers. Atmospheric entertainment takes place nightly and offers fun photo opportunities.
As an addition to their entertainment and ongoing street art demonstrations the open-air district has also added a blacklight-mural created by the extraordinarily talented artist, Gear Duran.
Also known as Gearboxxx, Duran is the owner of GBX3 Studios, where he creates one-of-a-kind art pieces and murals.
CELEBRITY PSYCHIC MEDIUM THOMAS JOHN WILL START A RESIDENCY
World-renowned psychic medium Thomas John will start a residency on Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
“Thomas John: Celebrity Psychic Medium”will be performed Thursday to Monday at 6 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. show on Sunday.
Tickets start at $49.
John discovered his ability at age four, when he saw and spoke to his deceased grandfather, and in his early 20s made it his life’s work connecting folks with loved ones who have passed.
John has been featured on several television shows including “Dr. Phil,”“Million Dollar Listing New York,”“The Real Housewives of New York City”and “Entertainment Tonight.”He recently announced he will create and star in a new series produced by Fulwell 73, who also produce “Carpool Karaoke”and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”The new TV show will air on CBS All Access in early 2020.
HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM - TYLER HENRY WILL APPEAR AT THE PALMS
Tyler Henry - Hollywood Medium will bring his live tour “An Evening of Hope, Healing and Closure”to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms next year on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.95.
Henry’s intuitive ability was apparent when he was only 10 years old foretelling of his grandmother’s death while living in a small town in central California.
Word spread as his talents were revealed and the amazing 23-year-old relocated to Los Angeles and now stars in the mega-hit TV series “Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry”on E! Television Network.
In each episode, the young medium sits down and has one-on-one readings with top famous celebrities.
He has become a best-selling author with his first book “Between Two Worlds,”a memoir about his journey both in Hollywood and as a medium thus far.
TRACY MORGAN BRINGS ‘NO DISRESPECT’ TOUR TO THE PALMS
Comedian Tracy Morgan will bring his new 2020 stand-up comedy tour, “No Disrespect,”to the Pearl Theater inside the Palms on Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45.
Morgan is famous for his award-winning comedic roles across seven seasons of “30 Rock,”and “Saturday Night Live.”
He’s made successful stand-up specials for Netflix, HBO and Comedy Central. Picked up for a third season, TBS’ “The Last O.G.”stars Morgan, who is the executive producer, and Tiffany Haddish.
Morgan can be heard next voicing the role of Fox in Netflix’s November 2019 series, “Green Eggs & Ham,”as well as Caption Caveman in the upcoming 2020 feature, “Scoob.”
"RIVERDANCE" VISITS PARIS WITH 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
“Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show”will play a limited five-show engagement next year at Paris Theater at Paris from May 22-24.
Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon start at $55.
“Riverdance”started as the interval innovative seven-minute dance piece in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, and was later developed into a full-length stage show with a record-breaking world première run in Dublin in early 1995.
The show transferred to London, had a successful tour starting in New York in March 1996 with eight sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, and followed with two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America.
Some amazing facts associated with “Riverdance”include being seen live by more than 27.5 million people in 546 venues worldwide; playing throughout 47 countries across six continents; and holding the Guinness World Record for “Longest Riverdance Line”1693 participants.
CELESTIA AT THE STRAT ADDS NEW ACTS AND CLOSE UP LOOK
Since opening last June, the international production “Celestia”celebrated 160 shows in thee state-of-the-art theatrical black-and-white tent next to The STRAT with tickets now on sale through June 2020.
In August, the tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination dazzled television viewers when it performed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
The death-defying production is adding new jaw-dropping acts and breathtaking production elements, including a brand-new fire spectacular.
Set within a celestial world the journey is brought to life through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, and technology. “Celestia”showcases a talented troupe of more than two dozen multicultural performers showcasing mind-blowing contortion to the Wheel of Death act, including Sergey and Sasha, the hand-and-head balancing father-daughter duo featured on seasons 10 and 13 of “America’s Got Talent,”as well as the Sandou Trio Russian Bar, who appeared on seasons 3 and 11 and were also featured in the hit film, “The Greatest Showman.”
Beginning Friday, Nov. 1, “Celestia” offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at the one-of-a-kind immersive production with a complimentary 30-minute open house every Friday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Audiences will have the opportunity to witness the magic of this award-winning show up close and personal, where cast members will demonstrate their jaw-dropping talents and training techniques within the 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent.
"Celestia" has eight performances weekly, with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets range in price from $29 - $99.
LEGENDS IN CONCERT NAMED #1 BY USA TODAY
With endless entertainment options, it is an honor “USA Today” readers ranked “Legends In Concert”...
... the city’s longest-running production show, at the Tropicana #1 music show in Las Vegas by 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
Through Nov. 19, Frank Marino is hosting the multi-award-winning show as comedy legend Joan Rivers and shares the stage with tribute artists for Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga, Pat Benatar and Elvis.
EARTHQUAKE VISITS THE LAUGH FACTORY
Comedian, actor and voice artist Earthquake...
... has a six-week residency at the 320-seat Laugh Factory on the mezzanine level of the Tropicana with shows Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. from Oct. 10-Nov. 23 (dark Nov. 7-9).
Tickets start at $49.95 for general admission.
Earthquake earned fans via programming platforms fueled by BET, Comedy Central, Showtime, and HBO’s coveted 30-minute comedy special series, “One Night Stand,” plus more.
The new resident comedian is mostly known as the beloved Uncle Mike from the hit sitcom, “Everybody Hates Chris.”
Recently, he made a guest appearance on Bounce Network’s, “In the Cut,” and the Wanda Sykes produced “Face Value” airing on BET Network.
His film credits include animated favorite “Barnyard,”, “Something Like a Business” with Kevin Hart, “Getting Played” with Vivica Fox, Ice Cube’s “The Longshots,” and the Kevin Smith cult classic “Clerks II.”
BALLY’S DEBUTS THE MAGIC ATTIC
The Magic Attic...
... previously named Windows Showroom, has officially been unveiled at Bally’s on the mezzanine level.
The 300-capacity venue offers an intimate entertainment space the hotel considers suitable and ideal for magical productions and illusionists.
The showroom is currently home to “Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream,” “Paranormal Mind Reading Magic,” and “Potted Potter.”
FALL ON FULL DISPLAY AT BELLAGIO CONSERVATORY
The Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden’s autumn display...
...is running through Nov. 30 and will be followed by the holiday design Dec. 7-Jan. 4, 2020.
The Harvest display is featuring golden leaves, waterfalls and for the first time two exotic elephants.
Designer Ed Libby’s travels to India influenced the captivating exhibit. Two 25-foot tigers are keeping a watchful eye over the North Garden.
Three floral sculptures made from more than 2,000 vibrant roses rest on the pond’s edge.
HARD ROCK CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH MEMORABILIA EXHIBITION
The Hard Rock is opening a specially curated memorabilia exhibition to celebrate the hotel and casino’s 25-year history from 1995-2020.
The Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition opened to the public and its transformation to Virgin Hotels in February 2020.
The free exhibition will feature artifacts such as costumes, musical instruments, props and artwork not seen by the public in decades by superstar rock performers.
New items will be added to the collection on a regular basis, during the exhibition’s four-month engagement through Jan. 31, 2020.
The Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition will be located near Pink Taco, off the Paradise parking garage, and open Thursday–Monday from 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
ATOMIC SALOON SHOW’ OPENS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
Spiegelworld’s “Atomic Saloon Show”...
... is now open at the Atomic Saloon inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.
Saloon owner Boozy Skunkton has collected a colorful troupe of international entertainers to create the greatest saloon show, now performing six nights a week.
Spiegelworld, the creators of “Absinthe” and “Opium” in Las Vegas, was just awarded five stars for “Atomic Saloon Show” by the UK’s leading newspapers during its month-long run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“The Times” of London wrote of the show, “Rodeo on steroids is louche and delirious…putting the wild into the Wild West.”
‘BLANC DE BLANC” OPENED AT SAHARA
“Blanc de Blanc”...
... which opened at the Sahara, is the Las Vegas debut for Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies.
The award-winning production, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and the Adelaide Festival, is plunging audiences into an adult world production. Variety acts, acrobatic, balancing, aerial, etc., led by a stud-model emcee turn the room into a party-like free for all!
It’s important to attend with an open mind and an urge to go crazy.
Drinking lots of champagne would be a good idea.
Show times are 7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, with additional 9:30 p.m. shows on Saturdays.
Tickets range from $49 to $129.
DAVID LEE ROTH WILL ROCK HOUSE OF BLUES IN 2020
David Lee Roth...
... front man and voice of Van Halen, will start 2020 off with a residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Jan. 8, 10 and 11.
In the intimate venue, Roth will bring an explosive two-guitar sounds and familiar mega hits to life, which have only been heard on radio until now.
Performances will begin at 8:30 p.m.
More dates include March 18, 20-21, 25, and 27-28.
Tickets for Diamond Dave start at $63.50.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA ADDS 10 DATES TO PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESIDENCY
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera...
... has announced 10 additional dates for her Las Vegas-residency through March 2020 for her “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.
General ticket prices begin at $40.
For every ticket sold, $1 is being donated to The Shade Tree.
All shows begin at 9 p.m. except for the New Year’s Eve show on Tuesday, Dec. 31, which will begin at 10 p.m.
ROB LOWE RETURN VISIT TO PLANET HOLLYWOOD
After a successful show in Las Vegas last April, actor and author Rob Lowe...
... will return to The Strip with an additional “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!” tour stop at Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.
Tickets for Lowe’s 7:30 p.m. show begin at $59.
Lowe released his memoir, “Stories I Only Tell my Friends” in 2011 and followed with his second bestseller book, “Love Life” in 2014.
He decided his third book would be a show.
From the Brat Pack to “The West Wing” to “Parks and Rec” and beyond, “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!” is witty and fun with one-of-a-kind personal insights.
In addition to Lowe’s storytelling, the show includes a Q&A and plenty of insider film clips and photos.
KODI LEE HEADLINES ‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE’ AT PARIS
Singer and pianist Kodi Lee...
... the million-dollar winner of the sensational Season 14 of “America’s Got Talent,” will headline “America’s Got Talent Live” show at Paris Las Vegas, Nov. 7-10.
Lee will be joined on stage with guest Season 14 finalists Detroit Youth Choir, comedian Ryan Niemiller, dance group V. Unbeatable, and violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa.
Tickets begin at $59.
Lee, who was judge Gabrielle Union’s Golden Buzzer, was born with optic nerve hypoplasia rendering him legally blind at an early age. He is also autistic and suffers from Addison’s Dis ease, which is a life-threatening disorder. He recently picked up tap dancing and is one of only a few who can tap dance and sing simultaneously.
“Billy Idol: Las Vegas Presented by SiriusXM” is being extended and will return to The Pearl at Palms on March 6-7, 11, 13-14, 2020.
Tickets are $39.50 – $159.95.
From punk pioneer to a global superstar, Idol with his special niche has remained a household name and recognizable face in pop music for more than three decades. He was an early architect of the sound, style and fury of punk rock, and one of MTV’s first megastars with his lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona.
The music star also hosts an exclusive SiriusXM show, “Billy Idol’s Live Transmission,” which can be heard on SiriusXM’s 1st Wave, channel 33.
LUENELL IS EXTENDING HER ENGAGEMENT AT KIMMEL’S COMEDY CLUB
Comedian/actress and self-proclaimed Original Bad Girl of Comedy, Luenell...
... is extending her time headlining at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade.
Luenell’s initial eight-show engagement from August – September has been extended with 14 new 10 p.m. Sunday shows through Jan. 5.
Luenell is best known for her breakthrough role as the “hooker with the heart of gold” in the Oscar-nominated, blockbuster comedy “Borat.”
Luenell is in the Netflix movie, “Dolemite Is My Name,” starring comedy legend Eddie Murphy.
Plus, she’s joined the all-star cast for the sequel, “Coming to America 2,” currently filming in Atlanta, starring Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
GWEN STEFANI ANNOUNCES FINAL VEGAS-RESIDENCY SHOW DATES
Multi-Platinum recording artist and current judge on “The Voice,” Gwen Stefani...
... has announced the final 16 performance dates for her two-year headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, which started in June 2018.
The final shows will be in February and May 2020.
Tickets begin at $40.
Stefani recently took the helm as co-creator and executive producer of “Kuu Kuu Harajuku,” a children’s animated TV show in its third season on Nick Jr., fulfilling her mission of providing young girls with content that celebrates creativity, imagination, and fearless individuality.
The Comedy Works opened at the Plaza...
... brings nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and up-and-coming talent to the hotel’s classic showroom.
Shows will be 8 p.m. on Thursdays, 9 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 and 10 p.m. on Saturdays with ticket prices starting at $20.
The Comedy Works has been producing stand-up comedy events since 1981. The company owns and operates comedy clubs, produces shows in theaters around the country, and guides the careers of several performers.
Comedians lined up include:
VICKI BARBOLAK STARTS TRAILER PARK TUESDAYS AT KIMMEL’S CLUB
“America’s Got Talent” Top 10 finalist comedienne Vicki Barbolak...
...known for her “trailer trash” branding, will open a limited eight-week engagement now thru Nov. 12, at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade.
Her down-home personality and self-deprecating material embracing the Southern California trailer park lifestyle will launch Trailer Park Tuesdays at the club with shows at 8 p.m.
SLS IS OFFICIALLY THE SAHARA AGAIN
The former SLS is now operating under the resort’s original, iconic brand name – Sahara Las Vegas.
Alex Meruelo purchased the property last year in April and has been transforming the resort.
Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an updated casino floor featuring the 24-hour Casbar Lounge and recently unveiled Infinity premium gaming lounge, renovated hotel rooms, suites and corridors, an upgraded spa and a soon-to-debut new hotel lobby.
Major exterior updates continue with the remodeling of the main porte cochère, a full renovation of the resort’s main pool slated for later this fall, a refresh and new paint color for the building along with soon-to-be installed marquee signage and lettering signaling the name change.
FUN AT MOB MUSEUM’S UNDERGROUND SPEAKEASY
The Underground, the Prohibition history exhibition and speakeasy at The Mob Museum...
... one Monday a month taps into a different dance of the Prohibition-era by offering upbeat and detailed dance instruction.
Due to popular demand, the Museum has extended the Jazz Nights weekly event to three nights a week Thursdays-Saturdays featuring local talent performing from 7 to 11 p.m. with extended hours on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Admission to the speakeasy is included with general Museum admission.
The speakeasy is also free for patrons using the daily password found on Instagram stories @MobMuseum_Underground at either the lobby podium or side entrance.
HOOTERS WILL BECOME OYO HOTEL & CASINO
Nothing seems to stay the same in Las Vegas.
OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s fastest-growing hotel chain, is partnering with Highgate to create the company’s first key flagship property in Las Vegas by taking over Hooters Casino Hotel on Tropicana near the Strip.
OYO will embrace the resort’s 657 rooms across 19 floors and 35,000-square-foot casino. Additional amenities include two signature restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, and outdoor pool.
The property will undergo a transformation to be completed this year, which will bring the OYO brand to life in Las Vegas. Highgate will assume management of the hotel, and Paragon Gaming will continue to operate the casino.
OYO Hotels & Homes started in 2013 and is now the world’s third largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and work spaces. The portfolio combines fully operated real estate comprising of more than 23,000 hotels and 125,000 vacation homes.
MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILED NEW FIGURE - AALIYAH
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas continued its celebration of all things ‘90s by revealing its newest figure, paying tribute to the Princess of R&B, Aaliyah.
The attraction welcomed guests and mega fans of Aaliyah for an exclusive unveiling of the singer’s likeness.
Aaliyah’s figure is a representation of her “Try Again” music video look complete with the sexy and edgy iconic diamond studded bra, choker and belt.
Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, was in attendance for the momentous occasion honoring his late sister’s wax figure, fans, and social media contest winners. Fans and noteworthy VIPs included rapper Kash Doll along with WWE power couple Zelina Vega and Aleister Black.
“JOHNNY WAS” OPENS STORE AT FASHION SHOW
The women’s clothing and accessory brand Johnny Was...
... based in Southern California since 1987 opened a store in Las Vegas and first in Nevada this month at Fashion Show as it continues to expand its national retail presence.
The brand operates 53 retail boutiques nationwide. Johnny Was designs timeless clothes and accessories reflecting an effortless elegance and relaxed lifestyle. The brand includes a full line of fabrics, signature prints and detailed accessories.
The 1,252-square-foot Las Vegas store features hand-painted wall murals by artist Christopher Lord.
The store greets customers with a curated selection of custom embroidered jackets, dusters, kimonos, blouses, and accessories.
‘O’ AT BELLAGIO EXTENDS SHOW SCHEDULE TO NIGHTLY
“O” by Cirque du Soleil...
... which debuted in 1998, for the first time is extending the show schedule to performances every night of the week at Bellagio.
The spectacular production will add performances on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in January 2020.
More than 17 million guests have viewed the aquatic production featuring incredible acrobats and synchronized swimmers including nine Olympians, performing 60-foot high dives in a 1.5-million-gallon pool.
The timeless masterpiece now includes 85 additional cast and crew members to accommodate the new schedule.
CARLOS SANTANA HOUSE OF BLUES’ RESIDENCY CONTINUES IN 2020
Famed guitarist Carlos Santana...
...will continue his residency in 2020 at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.
Some dates are already set starting on Jan. 22.
Tickets for “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” start at $99.50.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album “Supernatural” and the 50th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.
Staying relevant, Santana’s latest album release in June is “Africa Speaks.” To date, Santana has won 10 Grammy awards and three Latin Grammys.
He won a record-tying nine Grammy awards for a single project for 1999’s “Supernatural”...
... including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth” as well as three Latin Grammys.
FOREIGNER HAS 2020 RESIDENCY AT THE VENETIAN
"Cold As Ice"
"Feels Like the FIrst Time"
...will have an exclusive headlining residency show at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort beginning Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years in the music game garnering 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits including the worldwide No. 1 song,
“I Want To Know What Love Is”
Albums sold, now exceeds 80 million. Foreigner’s lineup includes founder, visionary maestro, and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones; lead singer Kelly Hansen; multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel; noted bassist Jeff Pilson; Michael Bluestein on keyboards; guitarist Bruce Watson; and Chris Frazier on drums.
Tickets starting at $49.95 .
The 10 performances going on sale are Jan. 24, 25, 29, 30, Feb. 1, and April 17, 18, 24, 25.
The Strat’s SkyPod...
... at more than 1,000 feet high has revealed a complete remodel of the tower’s indoor/outdoor Observation Deck on the 108th and 109th floors, which includes the new 108 Drinks and 108 Eats by James Trees.
The 108th floor of the Observation Deck is indoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the entire 360-degree circumference.
Food, beverage and retail offerings can be found on this floor, including 108 Eats by James Trees...
...serving gourmet bites, and 108 Drinks...
... featuring craft cocktails, bar and lounge seating.
The 108thfloor also serves as the jumping off point for SkyJump, a new thrill rides box office, and retail store Exhilarate 108.
Stairs lead to the outdoor observation deck on the 109th floor, which offers 360-degree views of the Strip, mounted binoculars, and access to two thrill rides: Insanity and X-Scream. Big Shot is one level up. The Observation Deck and 108 Eats by James Trees are open 10 a.m. –1 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, and 10 a.m.–2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
. Free valet and self-parking are always available.
HANS KLOK DEBUTS NEW SHOW AT EXCALIBUR
Internationally renowned magician Hans Klok...
... opened his new family-friendly production, “Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician,” in a new immersive 425-seat Thunderbird Showroom at Excalibur.
His 70-minute extravaganza will feature more than 50 illusions and his Divas of Magic dancers.
The new venue will feature high-resolution LED walls on the main stage, several performance platforms throughout the showroom, as well as special effects, sound and moving light systems.
Guests can also enjoy an adjacent lounge for pre- and post-show cocktails.
Klok’s show will be performed nightly except Friday at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from $44.95 to $104.95.
COMEDIAN BILL BURR WILL MAKE RETURN VISIT TO COSMOPOLITAN
Bill Burr, comedian, actor, writer and podcast host...
... will visit The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan for the second time this year on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Tickets start at $49.
This summer Burr is shooting the untitled Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson film alongside Marisa Tomei.
His film credits include: “The Front Runner” starring Hugh Jackman; “Daddy’s Home” with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell; “Walk of Shame” with Elizabeth Banks; “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy; “Stand Up Guys” with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken; “Date Night” with Steve Carell and Tina Fey; and co-starring opposite Kevin Costner in the indie film “Black or White.”
MOB MUSEUM HAPPENINGS
There is always something interesting happening at The Mob Museum downtown.
At The Underground...
...the museum’s Prohibition history exhibition in the basement, offers Happy Hours Sundays through Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
The new Happy Hour specials include $2 off all cocktails, beer, wine and food.
Due to popular demand, weekly Jazz Nights at The Underground with its 1920’s-inspired ambiance has been extended to three nights a week, Thursdays-Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m.
Jazz nights feature local talent performing; use secret password Cool Cats for free admission.
‘MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER’ CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Murder is still a big draw at the D Las Vegas. The dinner show “Marriage Can Be Murder”...
...has been a hit in Las Vegas for 20 years, earning the show recognition as the longest running interactive dinner show in Las Vegas.
The husband and wife comedy team, Jayne and Eric Post, will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this October. As creators of the show, they have massed 80 different scripts, which allows them to change music and their killers every three months and promote special themed scripts.
The Posts ad lib and play off audience members, which keeps everyone guessing who dun it.
Jayne plays ditzy blonde hostess D.D., while Eric is the over-eager, short-short wearing Lt. Post.
The dinner, which is integral to the show, starts with the Pre-Killing Course, moves to The Main Corpse, um….Course, with three options Dead Meat, Fowl Play and Hasta La Pasta, and is topped off with Death By Sugar.
This is one show you need to attend early at 6 p.m. or you may miss out on clues and shenanigans as actors are planted among unsuspecting guests.
Ultimately the experience is slapstick comedy and fun for one and all.
Performances are at 6:30 p.m. nightly.
All-inclusive tickets are: General $66.99; VIP $83.99; and R.I.P. $102.99.
‘CELESTIA’ IS NEW SHOW IN TENT AT THE STRAT
...is a new family-friendly circus-style athletic production with amazingly talented performers and original music taking place inside a 30,000-square-foot tent in the parking lot at The STRAT.
This show has a lot to offer at a reasonable price with tickets starting at $29.
The very visual show brings together a multicultural troupe of two dozen talented performers whose exploits range from high-flying to contortion and balancing to thrill-seeking tricks.
Sergey and Sasha, the hand and head balancing father-daughter duo, were seen on Seasons 10 and 13 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (AGT).
The Sandou Trio Russian Bar appeared on Seasons 3 and 11 of AGT and were also featured in the hit film, “The Greatest Showman.”
The show’s theme is an out-of-this world journey.
“Celestia” is performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and at 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
POTTED POTTER’ SHOW AT BALLY’S HAS UNLIMITED APPEAL
“Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s.
A new cast took over June 24.
While references are to the Harry Potter books, there is non-stop action with different characters and props, and adlibs especially with the live Quidditch match.
Over the past several years, the quick-witted show has completed multiple successful sold-out tours in different countries.
“Potted Potter” is performed daily except Thursdays at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets range from $39.99 to $99.99.
RE:MATCH IS NOW OPEN AT THE LINQ
Re:Match at The LINQ Hotel + Experience...
... is open and features an indoor/outdoor setting situated directly on the famed Strip.
Re:Match is designed for guests to engage and interact with the environment and has 27 touch screens that create a cohesive underwater world.
Virtual Sea Life, a world of underwater sea life including sea turtles, stingrays, an octopus, a variety of fish and more can be discovered while exploring the virtual ocean display.
Guests can tap the bar top screen to encounter an overzealous shark, find the lost city of Atlantis or pose for a selfie with a camera-friendly dolphin.
You can open an oyster if you see one; they may contain secrets about the bar or challenge you to social media worthy moments.
Periodically, one of three games will appear at the Re:Match bar screens to challenge those seated around it to a fun competition such as saving the Las Vegas Strip from an alien invasion, catching falling money from FLYLINQ riders or capturing the most chicken wings in the “Sticky Chicken For President” game.
One lucky participant will win a free drink for competing each time a game is played.
STING RESIDENCY AT CAESAR'S PALACE
...the 17-time Grammy Award winning musician, will headline a Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with visual references to some of his most memorable videos and inspirations.
The new show “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” at Harrah’s...
...approaches Presley’s life and music success in a different way.
The producers of “Rock of Ages” have created a story-telling concert experience based on the music and story of Elvis’ spectacular rise to fame and more importantly present 18 of the superstar’s songs, which came to define rock ‘n’ roll.
Eddie Clendening, who created his role as Elvis starring as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 2,200 performances on the Broadway production of “Million Dollar Quartet”...
... leads the band.
Clendening delivers some of the songs while three female backup singers and a couple of the musicians take turns center stage presenting the music.
The show moves in chronological order and follows the evolution of Elvis’ music with little nuggets of select facts and reminds the audience he was inducted into many Hall of Fames including five recognized in the show for rock ‘n’ roll, country, rockabilly, gospel and honky tonk music.
Four giant LED walls present authentic imagery and scenes from his extraordinary life.
Piano and musical director Colte Julian, best known for his critically acclaimed national touring role as Jerry Lee Lewis in “Million Dollar Quartet” ...
...has a spot in the show bringing down the house with his exuberance and dexterity on the keyboard.
Every band member is exceptional and Geno Henderson on guitar is also a singer who has performed as Jackie Wilson, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and others and originated the role of Jocko Henderson on Broadway in “Baby It’s You.”
“Heartbreak Hotel” is performed Wednesday-Monday at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets start at $49.
THE STRAT REVEALS A NEW SCULPTURE AND STORES
The STRAT is continuing to reveal new elements as part of its major makeover.
A new sculpture titled “LOOK!” ...
...has been unveiled at the entryway outside at the base of the tower.
The art piece comprised of three ascending figures made of stainless steel was created by a team of three local Las Vegas artists:
Nick Stiley, who handled design and fabrication...
Adin Fly, who created the artistic concept...
James Talbert, who handled CAD design and fabrication.
Kevin Barry Fine Art was commissioned to create the sculpture to honor the landmark tower.
The three figures range in sizes: the smallest is eight feet tall and 800 pounds; the middle one 11-plus feet tall and 850 pounds; and the tallest 15 feet tall and 1,100 pounds.
The heads of the sculpture reveal a view of the SkyPod.
Additional pieces by local artists throughout The STRAT can be found at the newly-opened BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, View Lounge and The STRAT Café.
Essentials and Exhilarate 108, owned and operated by Marshall Retail Group, are two new stores.
The 630-square-foot Essentials gift shop has been updated with an additional entrance facing the casino floor.
In alignment with The STRAT rebranding, the souvenir shop includes a full product line of STRAT-centric merchandise.
Located on Level 108, the aptly-named Exhilarate 108 also mirrors the renovations, design and rebranding.
FLY LINQ BECOMES FIRST ZIPLINE TO OFFER FOUR WAYS TO RIDE
... is now the only zipline in the world to offer four ride styles, which can be launched simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines at The LINQ Promenade.
The four positions being offered to riders are: prone or “superhero” backward; prone or “superhero” frontward; seated backward; and seated frontward.
FLY LINQ guests start by taking an elevator to the top of the 114-foot-tall launch tower with views of the Strip and surroundings.
After their gear-fitting and a photo opportunity, the experience continues by traveling 1,121 feet through The LINQ Promenade to the landing tower. Riders disembark near the base of High Roller.
Hours are daily 10 a.m. to midnight.
NEW ‘HUNGER GAMES’ ATTRACTION AT MGM GRAND
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition...
...featuring a fully-immersive archery training experience, props and set decorations, 30 original costumes and more opened at the MGM Grand.
At the worldwide box office, the movie grossed more than $3 billion and celebrated character Katniss Everdeen’s journey from humble beginnings in District 12 to her rise as the Mockingjay.
Fans will be able to explore the Hall of Justice, President Snow’s Office, the Tribute Train and District 13.
Some featured costumes will include the Girl on Fire dress, the Mockingjay gown, and Katniss’ Mockingjay armor and pin. A retail shop, Capital Couture, will sell exclusive clothing and collectible items.
TRAGO LOUNGE IS NEW AT THE TROPICANA
With construction walls gone, the Trago Lounge...
...is exposed as the Tropicana’s new 24-hour contemporary bar and lounge located on the casino floor level next to the showroom.
The all-new venue serves up an extensive drink menu, boasting an array of scotch, tequila, and whiskey, as well as signature cocktails.
With more than 3,500 square feet of space and considerable bar-lounge seating, the venue can accommodate up to 120 guests.
Trago Lounge features a 24-seat bar equipped with 10 televisions and 22 video poker machines.
In addition, the venue has DJ music nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Trago Lounge completes the Tropicana’s substantial food and beverage renovation plans and joins the resort’s eclectic culinary lineup, which includes Oakville Steakhouse, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, Robert Irvine’s Public House, and Savor Brunch Buffet along with on-the-go options.
While this new show in a dark obscure tent in the southeast corner of the Excalibur’s parking lot may not be for everyone, it will have strong appeal for many.
Diqui James’ similarly fashioned “De La Guarda” standing-only show ran at the Rio in the fall of 2000 for nearly a year.
The Rio show led to the creation of “Fuerza Bruta” ...
...in Buenos Aires in 2003.
True you will be standing an hour with a show happening above your head and all around a 360-degree changing theatre, but the experience keeps you intrigued.
Infectious drum-beat music is a backdrop to scenarios taking the audience through wind, rain and confetti-blizzards with acrobats performing.
The production has some truly mesmerizing experiences including the huge clear-plastic tarp shallow pool that is lowered above the crowd to where folks can touch it while performers run and jump in the water.
When a tarp is pulled over the audience, you’re not sure what is happening and suddenly it is raised and becomes a tent with three big circles where performers drop through it.
This is a one-of-a-kind experience taking place Wednesday-Sunday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $86.50.
Paris Las Vegas, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has unveiled a $1.7 million light show at the Eiffel Tower.
Inspired by the illuminations of its Eiffel Tower counterpart in France, the resort is offering a free nightly recurring light show every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from sunset to midnight featuring synchronized and choreographed twinkling and colored lights.
In partnership with Vision Sign Inc., Paris installed approximately 300 color washing light fixtures and more than 800 white strobe lights on the tower’s exterior. The 541-foot-tall Las Vegas Eiffel Tower at Paris, which opened Sept. 1, 1999, is a half-scale replica of the famous French landmark and remains the tallest reproduction of the original. In addition, the hotel has introduced the new elegant $3.75 million Voie Spa & Salon. The luxury 25,000-square-foot facility was inspired by many sensory visits throughout regions of France. Paris also offers 2,900 redesigned rooms.
Following the first two renovation phases of 1,300 hotel rooms in 2016, the hotel plans to complete the final phase of nearly 1,600 redesigned guest rooms and suites in May with an additional $86.8+ million investment.
Move over Gazillionaire at Spiegelworld’s show “Absinthe,” because Boozy Skunkton, whose first hotel was acquired by the government as an atomic bomb test site, has returned decades later to take over the Kraken Music Hall...
... a hidden saloon bar in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
Madam Skunkton has collected the “most abnormally sexy but sensationally amoral” international troupe of entertainers to create the greatest saloon show, “Atomic Saloon Show,” which opened on Sept. 8.
To wrangle the band of misfits, Spiegelworld and Britain’s leading comedy director Cal McCrystal will assist in creating the new show being envisioned as “Blazing Saddles” meets “America’s Got Talent” meets “Westworld.”
McCrystal is best known as the comedy director of the West End and Broadway hit “One Man, Two Guvnors” starring James Corden as well as for his comedy direction and role in the movies “Paddington” and “Paddington 2.”
The adults-only circus-variety show “Atomic Saloon Show” will have its world premiere in the Palais du Variété Spiegeltent at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August before making its way to its permanent home at the Kraken Music Hall.
Shows are scheduled nightly except Wednesday: Monday-Tuesday at 8 p.m.; Thursday through Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets starting at $68 are on sale now at Spiegelworld’s website.
With Las Vegas hit shows “Absinthe” and “Opium,” this will be the first time Spiegelworld will have three productions playing concurrently on the Strip.
JEFF CIVILLICO EXTENDS HEADLINING AT PARIS
Multi-talented Jeff Civillico...
...will continue another two years performing his “Comedy in Action” show in the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris through 2020.
Civillico has performed more than 2,000 shows as a headliner with Caesars Entertainment since 2012.
He first appeared at The LINQ, then the Flamingo, and now Paris.
Civillico performs his show on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and select days at 4 p.m.
This industrious performer is also the founder-chairman of national nonprofit Win-Win Entertainment, celebrity spokesman for the Las Vegas National History Museum, and an in demand keynote speaker.
STAIRCASE MURAL ADDS VIBRANT COLORS TO FASHION SHOW MALL
Hard not to notice and smile at the rainbow-colored Strip-side staircase mural outside the Fashion Show mall.
The one-of-a-kind three-dimensional painted installation titled “Colors That Speak to a United City”...
... was created in partnership with muralist Tanya “Miscre8” Watler and curator Patrick Duffy.
This exclusive artistic experience features a 73-individual-colors and took the artist 72 hours to complete.
The 50-foot mural resembling a cascading rainbow is a tribute to diversity, inclusion, hope and optimism.
Watler began her artistic career in the 90s on the streets of her hometown, Harlem, N.Y., with her colorful whimsical street style. She has works featured in such locations as Delano Las Vegas, Zappos, Art Live, and Life is Beautiful.
WAYNE NEWTON MOVES TO CLEOPATRA'S BARGE
Since April 2016, you could find Wayne Newton singing “Danke Schoen” at the Windows Showroom at Bally's.
The Las Vegas legend is relocating to another intimate room and started a new headlining residency with his “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” show at Cleopatra's Barge inside Caesars Palace.
Recognized the world over as “Mr. Las Vegas,” his show allows him to interact with the audience, have Q&A, and share personal career highlights, anecdotes, film clips, and songs.
Newton is a good storyteller and his experiences are true stories and very entertaining.
POP VEGAS WILL FEATURE ROTATING EXHIBITS
Pop Vegas will be a brand-new, trailblazing exhibition space opening at The LINQ Promenade this winter.
The indoor exhibition venue is being designed to house a rotating lineup of changing exhibitions themed around pop-culture topics and trends.
The opening date and names of its first exhibitions will be announced soon.
Pop Vegas will partner with local artists, performers and 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.
Pop-up museums have become popular the past two years. This will be the first permanent venue created specifically to house an ongoing rotation of this new kind of exhibit experiences.
‘A MOB STORY’ IS A REFLECTION WITH A MODERN TWIST
After a few necessary delays to mount a large-scale production show and refurbish the retro-showroom at the Plaza, “A Mob Story” is up and running with the prospects of being an open-ended run.
The remodeled showroom matches the nod to Las Vegas' past with the comfortable table and booth layout and chandeliers in juxtaposition to the new projection video walls wrapping-around the enlarged stage with an added side landing with stairs.
The music-dance production also mixes the past with modern day. The past is the mob theme and the show's compelling charismatic figure Michael Franzese, a real life former ex-mobster with the Columbo crime family.
When Franzese speaks frankly and honestly about the mobster life, he draws in the audience and lets them know it's not a good life.
He knows all too well, which is evidenced in the show with him revealing he's the son of Colombo crime family under-boss John “Sonny” Franzese. His father was in and out of federal prison several times and released last year at 100 years old becoming the oldest individual in federal custody.
On the other hand, the show's producer and director Jeff Kutash has mounted a high-power musical with today's songs and styles of dancing and a world-class cast of 22 singers and dancers.
The many costume changes have the hint of the past such as a dark zoot suit, but with a jazzy colorful glitzy interpretation.
Different periods of the mob's history are covered from the party life and involvement with Havana to the high life in Las Vegas. The video screens are where the audience watches old pictures while vibrant choreography and music energize the show .
PARK MGM INTRODUCES THE SPA & SALON
Park MGM has revealed its new spa and salon experience.
The Spa & Salon, open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m...
...offers treatment rooms of all different sizes and layouts.
The Spa features treatments that incorporate new-age techniques like plant cell research utilized in its signature facial and ancient traditions in floral aromas in the Sothys Hanakasumi body treatment.
Next door, The Salon is an intimate triangular-shaped room designed to encourage lively interaction.
COMEDIAN-MAGICIAN MAC KING EXTENDS HIS HARRAH'S RUN!
Las Vegas headliner Mac King, now in his record-breaking 19th year at Harrah's, has extended his “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” for four more years through 2022.
He is now the longest running act performing at the same hotel in Las Vegas history.
King takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre.
Tickets start at $34.95.
A few of King's many achievements include being named Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, a Guinness Book of World Records holder, and having the distinction of being the only performer to have appeared on all five of NBC's “World's Greatest Magic” shows.
King's astounding sleight-of-hand and humor has been seen both live and on television in more than a dozen foreign countries.
In 2011, he launched Mac King's Magical Literacy Tour in conjunction with the Public Education Foundation and the Reading is Fundamental program to promote childhood literacy.
MADAME TUSSAUDS OPENS TEAM-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY ADVENTURE!
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas...
...is unveiling its newest team-based virtual reality adventure.
In partnership with Virtual Room USA, the collaborative virtual reality experience allows two to four people to participate in up to four, 15-minute timed challenges all the while communicating with teammates.
The game mission set in the year 2217 has a team set off on a journey through historical moments, solving puzzles and challenges along the way.
Together, teams will explore Ancient Egypt and the Medieval Ages, come face-to-face with dinosaurs and journey to the moon, under the ocean and beyond… while trying to save the world.
Virtual Room is sold as an upgrade with tickets costing $12.
The experience is designed for players ages 12 years and up.
‘THE HILARIOUS 7’ OPENS AT HOOTERS
Hooters in conjunction with Admit.VIP has opened its newest comedy production, “The Hilarious 7,” in The Night Owl Showroom.
Appealing to short attention spans and as a departure from typical stand-up comedy, seven comics deliver an ‘all punchlines’ comedy bout in 70 minutes.
The show hosted by Las Vegas-veteran comedian, John Hilder, runs Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $34.95.
Each comic has a short time period to deliver their top jokes to win over the audience, who will determine who is the funniest that night.
Each week, guests can experience different comics going head-to-head in an all-out battle.
GEORGE WALLACE RETURNS WITH A NEW RESIDENCY AT WESTGATE
Comedian and star of stage and screen, George Wallace...
...is returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show at the Westgate Cabaret.
Wallace will perform Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. inside the cozy Westgate Cabaret at Westgate.
Tickets are $65, $75 and $95.
Wallace derives his material from everyday life and shares the moments.
He finds humor everywhere he turns from media to relationships and at all costs avoids standard opening lines.
Wallace began his career as a writer for “The Redd Foxx Show” and made a huge splash on the stand-up scene as one of 150 competitors on the cable television special “The Big Laugh Off.”
Wallace captured first prize, which included club gigs all over the country.
Recently, Wallace appeared on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld and starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the film “Just Getting Started.” He will be appearing in the upcoming movie “The Last Laugh,” with Richard Dreyfus and Chevy Chase.
A SHOW THAT LIVES ON
The cult-classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show - Live!”...
... returned to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.
The memorable 1975 musical will come to life in a completely immersive, off-the-stage Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience presented by an assemblage of talent from shows on the Strip and from around the city. Fans will be doing the Time Warp again.
Tickets start at $10.
PROJECT ENCHILADA IS DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PLAN
Project Enchilada will not be a new restaurant.
The revitalization program planned for Downtown being dubbed as such will be a master plan project to boost curb appeal with new landscaping, vintage signs being restored, more greenery and retail development.
The first area of the plan to get spruced up will be a high-profile stretch of East Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street where there are many closed motels and properties.
MADAME TUSSAUDS OPENS THE HANGOVER BAR
The Hangover Bar...
...is the latest addition to The Hangover Experience at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which currently features the infamous hotel suite and wedding chapel along with wax figures of Alan / Zach Galifianakis, Phil / Bradley Cooper, and Mike Tyson.
The full-service bar offers specialty drinks inspired by "The Hangover" including the Wolf Pack, the Buttery Nipple, the Royal Flush, and the 3 Leg Monkey.
The Hangover Bar takes guests to the scene of movie characters' rooftop toast, which kicked off “The Hangover” film's crazy series of events. Industrial design elements include the roof of Caesars Palace, where the scene takes place, ducting tables and pipes, an aircon feature, an LED backdrop of the Vegas skyline, plus more.
An option is The Highroller Package for $75, which includes admission into Madame Tussauds, a half-hour open bar at The Hangover Bar, and a day-time admission ticket to the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel at The Linq, with an in cabin open bar and bartender for 30 minutes.
MSG SPHERE IS NEXT ARENA IN THE WORKS!
Keep an eye on building activity this summer behind The Venetian-Palazzo resorts when there will be a groundbreaking for the planned MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena.
The 360-foot-tall spherical venue will seat up to 18,000 people for musical acts and special events. In addition to the striking sphere-shape, the exterior will be illuminated with programmable LED lights that can produce graphics, and the interior will feature the world's largest and highest-resolution LED screen with 170,000 square feet of display area wrapping around the inside.
The facility will be developed by Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) and Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the latter slated to contribute $75 million.
Completion is expected by New Year's Eve in 2020.
HEADLINING MAGICIAN JEN KRAMER DEBUTS AT WESTGATE
"The Magic of Jen Kramer” starring magician Jen Kramer debuted inside the Westgate Cabaret.
This will make Kramer the only current female headlining magician in Las Vegas. Named “Female Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society, Kramer graduated with honors in theater from Yale University and has been featured on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion” on The CW Television Network.
Tickets are $19.99 and $29.99.
Kramer's shows will be Wednesday through Saturday at 6 p.m.
STAR WARS ATTRACTION OPENS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location-based experiences, has teamed up with ILMxLAB, a Lucasfilm's Immersive Entertainment division, to create "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire".
This attraction opened in the Grand Canal Shoppes at St. Mark's Square at The Venetian and The Palazzo .
This fully immersive VR fantasy adventure in Las Vegas will be the second Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire location following the success of the first in Glendale Galleria in California.
Hours are daily opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight on Friday-Saturday.
The multi-sensory interactive adventure will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe virtual world: where they can walk freely untethered; see, touch and interact with the environment; feel the turbulence of the skiff below their feet; and smell the smoke.
Under the rebellion's order, teams of four must work together to infiltrate an Imperial base with help from familiar Star Wars characters along the way.
HARD ROCK RESORT WILL BECOME VIRGIN BRANDED HOTEL
Billionaire Richard Branson and partners are purchasing the Hard Rock hotel and casino.
The property will continue as the Hard Rock through 2019 before it is transformed into Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Plans are for the hotel to undergo “hundreds of millions of dollars” worth of renovations over multiple phases.
With the announcement, concern has been what will happen to the giant Hard Rock guitar sign.
Branson admits it may be history at the site and not survive. He says in its place, a giant “V” may be the new look.
LUXOR OPENS ESPORTS ARENA LAS VEGAS
The Strip's first permanent multidimensional esports venue, Esports Arena Las Vegas,
...opened at the Luxor elevating Las Vegas as a leader on the global esports stage.
The multilevel 30,000-square-foot arena is set up to host every form of competitive gaming from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments.
The design features a competition stage, 50-foot two-story LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations and a network TV-quality production studio.
Accompanying elements like virtual reality platforms, retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive practical gaming environment menu by Chef José Andrés set the arena apart as an unrivaled esports entertainment experience.
A collection of arcade favorites and throwback classics create a retro vibe in the arena's first floor bar.
Beneath a 360-degree video wall and custom-built gaming controller chandelier is the History of Gaming exhibit. Eight generations of consoles give visitors the chance to play history's most beloved games for free.
Available for renting are five VIP rooms with their own gaming systems, dedicated server and catering as well as other areas including the front lobby, second floor, main hall and the entire arena.
For daily gamers there are more than 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles.
All-day gaming passes are $25 and local discounts are available.
The arena hours are: noon to 1 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.
There is no fee to enter the arena during standard operating hours, excluding ticketed events.
‘MYSTÈRE’ OFFERS OPEN SATURDAY REHEARSALS
The new open rehearsal schedule for Cirque du Soleil's original must-see production “Mystère” at Treasure Island...
... is every Saturday 3-3:30 p.m.
in the showroom. Fans will have the opportunity to watch cast members rehearsing for the evening's performance and receive a special show voucher.
Spectators are encouraged to post photos on social media, but video and flash photography will not be permitted.
Note open rehearsals are subject to cancellation so confirm with the box office at (702) 894-7722.
PURPLE REIGN ADDS SHOWS AND TALENT AT TROPICANA
...the amazing Prince tribute show at the Tropicana is adding two more weekly shows to its Las Vegas-residency.
The show runs Tuesday through Sunday, six days a week at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.99.
Another change will have a second Prince tribute artist Julian Stefoni...
...headlining along with Jason Tenner, who originated the role.
Stefoni isn't new to the scene and since Prince's death, demand has been high.
Portland-based musician Stefoni has been leading the Erotic City Prince Tribute band.
He's performed Prince tributes for the past 26 years, and in 2000, he met the late artist and appeared on stage with him.
KIND HEAVEN EXPECTED TO TRANSFORM LINQ PROMENADE
will be a new family-friendly entertainment venture opening at The LINQ Promenade in 2019 and it is expected to transform the attraction's streetscape.
The new project is a three-way partnership with Perry Farrell creator of Lollapalooza, Immersive Artistry and Caesars Entertainment.
Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza in 1991 and brought the underground to the forefront of popular culture. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter is best known as the lead man for the legendary alternative rock band Jane's Addiction formed in 1986. He will curate the soundscape for Kind Heaven.
Los Angeles-based Immersive Artistry (IA) creates immersive, multisensory, communal experiences for audiences taking them on journeys by combining state-of-the-art technology with Hollywood storytelling and 360-degree experiences involving all the senses.
Kind Heaven is supposed to be a sensual exotic journey featuring the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, drink and fashion, etc. It will leverage RF technology and advanced wearable tech to create a personalized experience, and cash free environment.
COMEDY CELLAR DEBUTS AT THE RIO!
...the longest-running comedy club in New York City opened its first West Coast location at the Rio.
After 36 years, The Cellar as insiders call it, will bring its underground Greenwich Village vibe with brick wall, stained glass, and low ceiling design to its new, intimate 300-seat club inside Rio.
Food and bar service will be provided by Rio's chefs and bartenders.
The Comedy Cellar discovered household names such as Dave Chapelle, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Dave Atell, Amy Schumer and Chris Rock as well as virtually every important comedian of the last 30 years.
This club uses a showcase format featuring five headliner-level comics, each doing their best 15-20 minutes.
Shows are Thursday - Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m. with an additional 11 p.m. performance on Saturdays.
General tickets begin at $45.
THE FONTAINEBLEAU WILL BECOME THE DREW
New York developer Steve Witkoff, who last summer bought the never-completed blue-tinted Fontainebleau on the Strip for $600 million, plans to turn it into The Drew Las Vegas
...and open in late 2020.
When completed, it's reported the 3,900-room resort will offer three different hotel experiences: The JW Marriott; the exclusive boutique chain Edition; and the Drew.
More amenities will include 20 restaurants, a large pool deck, casino, convention space, and connection to the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion to the south.
ROLLER COASTER AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK ADDS VIRTUAL REALITY
At New York-New York, the 21-year-old Big Apple Roller Coaster ride...
... has been modernized with a new 3½-minute Virtual Reality Experience.
Riders can now choose to wear wireless virtual reality headsets, which transport them via immersive 3D graphics (in 4K resolution) through a remarkably synchronized virtual experience.
The Big Apple coaster trains and track are equipped with sensors synchronizing the visuals with the ride to reduce the chances of motion sickness while wearing the headset.
The Big Apple Virtual Reality Experience costs $20, while a regular ride is still available at $15.
‘ABSINTHE’ PERFORMING TWO SHOWS DAILY
In celebration of seven record-breaking years on the Strip, Las Vegas' No. 1 show, “Absinthe”...
... will now perform two shows per night, seven days a week, and 365 days a year at Caesars Palace.
This will take the performance schedule from 10 to 14 shows per week.