Focusing On Entertainment

Lady Gaga with her global Joanne World Tour has two dates at T-Mobile Arena Aug. 11 and due to demand, Dec.16.

Together again, Queen + Adam Lambert on an arena tour will stop at T-Mobile Saturday, June 24.

Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood July 21-Aug. 5 with an eight-night limited engagement of his original Vegas show, Time Of Our Lives.

Grammy award-winning artists Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani will perform during Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love fundraising gala Thursday, April 27 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Def Leppard on tour will visit the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 17 with Poison and Tesla.

Steely Dan has a nine-night residency of their Reelin’ In The Chips show at the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian April 12-29.

Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller will headline The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Tuesday, Aug. 8 with guitarist-songwriter Peter Frampton.

Entertainer Frankie Moreno has a six-week Thursday-night engagement at the Golden Nugget through April 13.

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine will bring his Robert Irvine LIVE interactive show to the Tropicana Theater Thursday, April 6.

Jeff Civillico after knee surgery will resume his Comedy in Action show Wednesday, April 5 with a location move to the Anthony Cools Experience showroom at Paris.

Rock legends Blondie and Garbage will co-headline the Rage and Rapture Tour at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Saturday, July 8.

The newest edition of Legends in Concert at the Flamingo has its first opening theatrical number in the show’s 34-year history choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer.

Hip-hop innovator Future with his new self-titled album will end his Nobody Safe Tour at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, June 30.

British rock band Bush’s rescheduled performance date at The Foundry at SLS is Friday, June 2.

Croatian singer Severina will appear at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Saturday, April 29 and American rock group Band of Horses will perform Friday, May 26.

Restaurant Happenings

Japanese restaurant Zuma at The Cosmopolitan created and co-founded by Chef Rainer Becker is the company’s first time on the West Coast.

The Venetian added Chef Lorena Garcia, the Strip’s first Latina celebrity chef, on its outdoor 21-foot-tall celebrity chef wall. This spring she is opening Chica featuring Latin cuisine.

Chef Charlie Palmer’s reimagined Aureole at the Mandalay Bay now offers a tasting table experience. The transformed space offers three distinct dining experiences: bar and lounge area, main dining room and fine dining Fountain Terrace.

Las Vegas’ original sushi burrito concept, Jaburritos, opened its first restaurant on the Strip at The LINQ Promenade.

Copper Whisk Café, a new dining concept with southern charm serving up breakfast all day and comfort food 24 hours, opened at The Orleans.

Freedom Beat at Downtown Grand started a monthly road trip theme dinner series. Upcoming places will include: April 5, Colorado; May 3, Wisconsin; June 7, New York; July 5, Philadelphia; and Aug. 2, Washington.

Freedom Beat also introduced their newest music and food program The Gibson Biscuits and Jam Sessions taking place every Monday night from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with Gibson hosting and providing instruments and a special house-made biscuits menu.

Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery at the Golden Gate downtown since 2010 for financial reasons closed but there is still a Du-Par’s at the Suncoast.

Assorted News Items

Axe Monkeys open daily is Las Vegas’ first and only axe throwing facility with 23 indoor throwing lanes.

Redneck Riviera at the Grand Bazaar Shops on the second floor above Wahlburgers and owned by John Rich of country duo Big & Rich is open and hosting live country music daily.

Asian-themed Lucky Dragon is expanding its VIP Gaming Lounge and Dragon’s Alley will have a short-term full closure to make room for the new noodle bar while the current main dining space is repurposed as expanded space for Pearl Ocean.

Stations Casinos is giving bingo a comeback with a 432-seat Bingo Room at Santa Fe Station and has one planned for Palace Station.

The 43rd Annual UNLVino Wine Tasting fundraiser will return March 30-April 1 with events: Bubble-Licious at The Venetian; Sake Fever at Red Rock; and Grand Tasting at Paris.

Downtown will have the seventh annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer April 7-8 with more than 500 craft beers from 110 breweries and the returning Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Sept. 22-24.

Professional darts players will compete in the U.S. Masters at the Tropicana, July 13-15.

Finally Elvis has a short street in the Las Vegas Valley named after him replacing Riviera Boulevard signs, which will go on display at the Clark County Museum.

Former LPGA pro Jody Niemann is the first woman general manager of a major golf course in Las Vegas, which is the Dye-designed Royal Links.

Award-winning Serenity Spa by Westgate on the third floor pool deck is now open to the public daily.

Tory Sport, a performance active wear brand from New York City launched in 2004 by Tory Burch, will open at the Fashion Show Mall.