Dining Scoops

Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza opened its first Las Vegas location at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s with a second-floor dining room above Starbucks and an outside ground-level patio, both with a full bar.

Serendipity 3 ice cream parlor in front of Caesars Palace since 2009 has been replaced with a new restaurant with al fresco dining: Stripside Café & Bar.

At The Venetian, French-American db Brasserie closed to make room for Chica, a Latin-influenced restaurant.

A second Las Vegas Heart Attack Grill will open at the Hawaiian Marketplace on the Strip in space once occupied by Pete Rose Sports Bar & Grill.

Hawthorn Grill is a new chic steakhouse at the JW Marriott seating more than 370 guests in the main dining room, outdoor patio, two private rooms and lounge.

Entertainment Flashes

Jerry Seinfeld will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four nights: June 17-18 and Sept. 8-9.

Country superstar Chris Stapleton will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Thursday, March 30. He gained superstardom with his 2015 album Traveller.

Grammy Award-winning band Blues Traveler will perform six shows at Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palace Feb. 22 through
March 9.

Carlos Santana has additional 2017 dates in May, September and November at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay solidifying his fifth year at the intimate venue.

On Feb. 16, former CIA officer Jason Hanson opens his fascinating life-saving skills 5 p.m. show Spy Escape & Evasion at the Stratosphere Theater.

Canadian trio The Tenors partner with
One Drop to present the fifth anniversary of One Night for One Drop with Cirque du Soleil artists supporting safe water access programs worldwide Friday, March 3 at New York-New York.

Raiding the Rock Vault will open at the Vinyl inside the Hard Rock March 11 with 8:30 p.m. shows Saturday to Wednesday.

The musical comedy matinee, Tony Sacca’s Vegas The Story, is extended at Bally’s Windows Showroom.

Comedian-impersonator Rich Little’s one-man show at the Laugh Factory inside the Tropicana has been extended through June 2017.

America’s Got Talent finalist Piff the Magic Dragon performs in Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo when he’s not touring and begins sharing the room with past season finalist Tape Face on Feb. 22.

Tenors Of Rock comprised of five blokes from the U.K. began a regular gig at Harrah’s Showroom in January.

The Righteous Brothers featuring Bucky Heard with Bill Medley are continuing at Harrah’s Showroom.

Legends in Concert at the Flamingo reveals a new cast on Feb. 11 with impersonations of Marilyn Monroe, Janice Joplin, Michael Jackson and Elvis.

Chicago celebrating their 50th anniversary and The Doobie Brothers will co-headline a North American summer tour and visit the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, June 9.

Rock legend, John Fogerty, will debut at Wynn with his acclaimed show, John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert, at the Encore Theater for 10 performances: March 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11 and May 19, 20, 24, 27 and 28.

Legendary rock band Journey, named Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2017 class inductees, return to The Joint at Hard Rock for a second residency May 3-20.

The Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, agreed to make XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club their exclusive U.S. club venues for three years.

About Town News

The Dorsey, which replaced The Bourbon Room, is a new cocktail bar at The Venetian.

Alto Bar, the newest destination and largest bar at Caesars Palace located adjacent to Omnia Nightclub, is introducing Las Vegas’ first Virtual Reality Lounge featuring Oculus Rift through Feb. 28.

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens current display honors Chinese New Year ushering in the Year of the Rooster through March 4.

In partnership with Zappos, a first-of-its-kind co-working space opened at The Venetian , The Palazzo Congress Center. The enclosed transparent, pop-up business lounge taps into a growing trend of creating collaborative workspaces.

LEVEL UP, a new “place to play” concept lounge, opened at MGM Grand presenting a new era in interactive, skill-based fun, tech savvy, adult playground.

GameWorks at Town Square debuted the XD Dark Ride multi-sensory adventure ride.

The internationally celebrated World Heritage Collection by award-winning photographer Mario Basner has its world premiere at Tivoli Village through Feb. 28.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas UNLV campus. Three galleries with exhibits and a “Fifty Years” lobby display are celebrations.

Run Away with Cirque du Soleil will return to the Springs Preserve March 11 for its 16th annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk.

CycleBar, the only Premium Indoor Cycling franchise in the United States, opens its first Nevada location at The District in Green Valley with the multisensory tiered CycleTheatre.

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas holds The Car Show on Eastern every Saturday from 7-10 a.m. at Sansone Park Place’s parking lot of Twin Peaks and BJ’s.

Macy’s at The Boulevard Mall is among the 68 stores closing this year. Last December, the 31,000-square-foot of interactive, educational hands-on SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium opened at the mall.