Brett’s Vegas View
News about The Colosseum at Caesars Palace headliners…Jeff Dunham will perform 15 Perfectly Unbalanced shows beginning Wednesday, March 8 and one show a week from June 16-Sept. 13. Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will continue another year with 12 new shows June 21-July 2 and Nov. 29-Dec. 9 in addition to six February-March dates. Multi-talented Jim Gaffigan will visit with his Fully Dressed arena/theatre tour May 6 and 7. Mariah Carey’s final Mariah #1 To Infinity dates April 26-May 13 have been rescheduled July 8-18 and she plans to return in December 2017 with six holiday shows.
Powerhouse brother-sister duo Julianne and Derek Hough will bring their all-new production Move - Beyond - Live On Tour inspired by earth, wind, fire and water elements to The Smith Center Friday, June 16.
IL VOLO will bring their Notte Magica - A Tribute to The Three Tenors tour to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Saturday, March 25.
Bruno Mars will start his 24K Magic Tour North American leg at the T-Mobile Arena Saturday, July 15, and added dates at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo over Labor Day Weekend Sept. 2-3.
Latin music’s youth idol Maluma will bring his first U.S. tour to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Friday, March 24.
Pop superstar Rick Astley will headline at the Pearl inside the Palms Saturday, Jan. 21 and rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening there on Friday, March 24.
Comedian Ralphie May will begin Ralphie May: No Apologies 10 p.m. shows at Harrah’s at the end of January with dates most every month next year.
Kehlani with her Sweet Sexy Savage World Tour will visit Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade performing her debut album on April 20.
Gordie Brown closed at the Golden Nugget after 8½ years, Million Dollar Quartet concluded at Harrah’s, Band of Magicians at the Tropicana only lasted about three weeks and Country Superstars tribute show at Hooters split.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue opened at The LINQ Promenade. The two-story Virgil’s seats 300 and features three outdoor spaces along with three private dining rooms. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner and entertainment nightly 9 p.m. to midnight.
Five-year-old Rí Rá inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place has unveiled a new event and dining space at the back of the pub called The Bordello with an assortment of eccentric furnishings.
Redwood Steakhouse at the California Hotel opened a reinvented fine dining concept in a contemporary island-inspired atmosphere and a lounge 4-6 p.m. social hour daily.
John Rich of the duo Big & Rich in early 2017 will expand his Redneck Riviera brand with an all-new country music bar at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s on the second floor above Wahlburgers. Chicago pizzeria Giordano’s with a patio and bar will open above Starbucks and be its first location in Southern Nevada.
Evel Pie all-American pizzeria founded by hospitality group High Horse with Evel Knievel’s son Kelly opened on East Fremont Street paying homage to the motorcycle daredevil.
Restaurateurs Kris and Bindi Parikh opened their second Mint Indian Bistro location with space for private parties around a live tandoor, a 250-capacity banquet hall, and a sports bar.
Las Vegas celebrity chef Vic Vegas opened his new innovative sub shop concept, 7 Sinful Subs across the street from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Plantone’s Italian Market opened at 8680 W. Warm Springs Road offering pizza, pasta, subs and salads in a family-friendly setting for lunch and dinner daily.
A former Beano’s location at 7200 West Lake Mead Blvd. has been transformed into PT’s Gold, the company’s 53rd tavern in Nevada.
The Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise Road built in 1990 with the jumbo corner guitar sign closed Dec. 31. After 19 years, the free-standing Harley-Davidson Cafe with a famous motorcycle on the building’s front side closed.
About Town Happenings
The 200-room Lucky Dragon hotel-casino is open with five atrium level restaurants and a tea garden with a tea sommelier. Visually dominate is the good luck 1¼-ton glass, 23-feet tall dragon sculpture.
Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. opened its world’s largest retail experience at Treasure Island offering a Hulk-errific “green screen” photo opportunity and Become Iron Man interactive experience.
Wynn and Encore will be adding Amazon’s Echo device to its hotel rooms allowing guests to control room elements by speaking commands.
Paid parking on the Strip started with MGM Resorts International’s properties. Now Caesars Entertainment Corp, Wynn, Encore and The Cosmopolitan are following.
The Electric Daisy Carnival EDC will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 16-18.
Cigarbox is back with a new location west of the Strip at 4046 Dean Martin Drive.
The Golden Tiki in Chinatown added to its Cabinet of Curiosities with former Review Journal gossip columnist Norm Clarke’s shrunken head.
Promenade at Juhl, a 344-residence, multi-building community downtown, opened with seven retailers including Greens & Proteins with healthy comfort food and cocktail lounge Classic Jewel.