Entertainment Spotlight

Stevie Nicks will be the debut artist at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo with The Pretenders when it opens Saturday, Dec. 17.

Bruno Mars has signed with MGM Resorts International to appear Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30-31 at the Park Theater at Monte Carloand again next March 11-12.

Donny & Marie Osmond extended their Flamingo residency through 2017. Their original deal was a six-week contract eight years ago.

Comedy impressionist Gordie Brown will end his Golden Nuggetrun Nov. 24 after seven years.

Mariah Carey will end her two-year residency in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace next
May 13.

Backstreet Boys will begin a residency inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Wednesday, March 1 with 18 dates through July 1.

Diana Ross will return to The Venetian Theatre for the third run of her residency in February 2017 and perform nine shows that month.

Rock of Ages at the Rio following a previous three-year run at The Venetianwill close Jan. 1.

Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli along with The Four Seasons will headline The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Feb. 18.

Anita Mann’s FANTASY adult revue at the Luxor revealed their 2017 “Natural Beauties of Las Vegas” calendar and celebrated the show’s 17th anniversary with four-time Emmy Award nominee Mandy Moorechoreographing a new finale set to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

American’s Got Talent finalist Piff the Magic Dragon celebrated his first year solo residency show at the Flamingo and will celebrate the holidays with Piff’s Piffmas Piff-Tacular in December.

Legends in Concert “fall” cast includes portrayals of Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Kevin Mills’ Las Vegas debut as Elvis Presley.

The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage celebrated its10th anniversary and started free open rehearsals every Friday and Sunday.

Dining Scoops

Celebrated Chef Gordon Ramsay’s fourth Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, opened at The LINQ Promenade featuring authentic British comfort food.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s first Las Vegas Japanese restaurant opened at the MGM Grand in the space previously occupied by Shibuya.

D Owner Derek Stevens opened the Coffee Stand serving Ann Arbor-based Zingerman’s Coffee Company coffee, which is making its debut in Nevada.

Evel Pie is a new pizza restaurant in the East Fremont Entertainment District operated with legendary motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel’s son Kelly.

Pastry Chef Brigette Contreras from STK in The Cosmopolitan was awarded “Pastry Chef of the Year” by the Nevada Restaurant Association.

Four local Hash House A Go Go restaurants introduced the Huckleberry Sin cocktail in a souvenir Mason jar and extended Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. to seven days a week.

Assorted Developments

Las Vegas has its first new “city” logo since 1979, which will be used everywhere in the future.

Nine large-scale, brightly colored monochromatic human figures crafted fromLEGO bricks by renowned artist Nathan Sawaya are situated throughout The Park on the Strip through
Dec. 30.

Newly remodeled Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store and Cactus Gardenin Henderson started up its all-new monthly Decadence in the Desertculinary and art event on the second Saturday.

A realistic replica of the world’s largest snake is on exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum through Jan. 8. “Titanoboa: Monster Snake”slithered in at 48 feet long and 1.5 tons.

Ainsworth Game Technology, the fifth largest U.S. gaming manufacturer, opened its new $40 million North American headquarters in Las Vegas.

The Venetian has installed the giant sculptured word LOVE in steel ruby red letters, which was at this year’s Life is Beautiful and will return for the 2017 festival Sept. 22-24.

Station Casinos LLC now owns the Palms for $312.5 million giving the company some 20 casino properties in Clark County and Boyd Gaming Corp.completed its $380 million acquisition of Aliante bringing its inventory to 10 properties.

Rouge Lounge closed at the MGM Grand and the space is turning into the Losers Bar opening in December.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill celebrated 10 years at Harrah’s with a recent renovation.

Local custom leather boutique and atelier, Leather Couture by Jessica Galindo, opened in Downtown Summerlin.

Every Saturday hundreds of car enthusiasts convene at SPEEDVEGAS from 7-10 a.m. for the free weekend pop-up attraction, Cars and Coffee.

A 295-unit luxury apartment community under construction at Chinatown will include 9,000 square feet of retail space.

Caesars Entertainment has rolled out a comp drink monitoring system at its Nevada resorts…you play for a “free drink.”

A Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver owned by mob boss Al Capone is on loan at The Mob Museum downtown.

The social reflexology spa Happy Feet has reopened at the El Cortez.

California-based retail giant Curacao opened its first Nevada store at the Meadows Mall.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has introduced the “Lip Smacking BoozyBrunch Tour” on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Las Vegas Monorail has a new more hassle-free website.