Entertainment Highlights

Zappos.com teaming with Caesars Entertainment is renaming The AXIS 7,000-seat entertainment venue Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood

Comedy Cellar, New York City’s longest-running comedy club, is opening its first West Coast-location, a 300-seat club with an underground Greenwich Village vibe, at the Rio on April 5. 

The new show Opium from the creators of Absinthe opened at The Cosmopolitan in the Chelsea Tower.

Blink-182 will launch “Kings of the Weekend,” their first Las Vegas 16-date residency May through November at the Pearl at the Palms.

The Mirage headliner ventriloquist Terry Fator, catapulted to fame winning America’s Got Talent, celebrated his 9th Strip anniversary and introducednew puppet cast members Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Alice Cooper’s 27th album “Paranormal” released last July prompts his summer tour “A Paranormal Night with Alice Cooper” with a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Friday, Aug. 10 featuring guitarist Ace Frehley

Kiefer Sutherland will make his Las Vegas musical debut performing hits from his first country album “Down in a Hole” at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Saturday, April 28 with guest Rick Brantley. 

Prince tribute show Purple Reign at the Tropicana, added two more weekly shows to its six-night Las Vegas-residency and artist Julian Stefoni headlining along with Jason Tenner, who originated the role. 

Some powerhouse comedians will visit The Colosseum at Caesars Palace including: Sebastian Maniscalco on his new “Stay Hungry Tour” Sunday, April 15; Jim Gaffigan May 27 and July 20 as part of “The Fixer Upper Tour;” plus Steve Martin and Martin Short July 1. 

TOTO in support of the band’s 40th Anniversary will bring “The 40 Trips Around the Sun” world tour to Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station Friday, Aug. 10. 

English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, whoreleased her self-titled, award-nominated debut studio album last June, will appear at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Thursday, June 28. 

Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese in partnership with Absolut Elyx vodka will bring her new sparkling “2018Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe”tour and cast to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Thursday, June 28. 

Country rock artist Brantley Gilbert returns to Las Vegas for an appearance at the Green Valley Ranch Amphitheater with guest Lauren Alaina Saturday, June 16. 

“Hollywood Medium”-Tyler Henry will perform his 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from The Departed show at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., Saturday, April 21. 

The 29th annual “Jazz in the Park Concert Series” is free including parking at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. The lineup will include: Ghost-Note May 12; Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen May 19; Diane Schuur May 26; The Groove Project featuring Marcus Anderson, Oli Silk and JJ Sansaverino June 2; and Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers June 16. Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

North America’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) will run dusk until dawn at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, May 18-20. 

Dining News

Renowned Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Group made its Western Hemisphere debut of China Tang opening in The District at MGM Grand with a dining experience reviving the golden age glory of the Tang Dynasty

Palms Casino Resort unveiled the intimate, art-infused Send Noodles Asian fusion-inspired restaurant on the casino floor as part of the ongoing $620 million property-wide renovation. 

The Great American Foodie Fest will return to Sunset Station’s parking lot April 26-29 with more than 50 food vendors, including 15 celebrity gourmet food trucks, and more. 

Hooters is opening its newest restaurant addition, Steak ‘n Shake.

Corduroy on East Fremont Street launched Mule Mondays from 4-9 p.m. with half-off the infamous drink for $5.50.

About Town Clips

Kind Heaven will be a family-friendly Asian-themed entertainment venture opening at The LINQ Promenade in 2019. Expected to transform the attraction’s streetscape, the project is a three-way partnership with Perry Farrell creator of Lollapalooza, Immersive Artistry and Caesars Entertainment.

The Park MGM’s new pool experience features three pools–South, East and North, big heated spa, 12 cabanas and multiple bars along with light bites. 

The 24-hour MINT Tavern opened at 332 W. Sahara Ave., a few doors down from the town’s oldest operating steakhouse Golden Steer

Through April 29, the Discovery Children’s Museum new traveling exhibit is Design Zone with a behind-the-scenes look at how creative problem solvers use math. 

Hogs & Heifers Saloon downtown will skip the Laughlin River Run April 25-28 and instead hold its first Rebel Run mini-rally for before or after trips.

D Las Vegas is the first downtown casino to feature the new-to-market, multi-station Fortune Cup mechanical horse racing game created by Konami Gaming, Inc. 

Shepard Fairey and Frank Zummo unveiled their original SJC Custom Drums used in 2016-17 titled “Rise Above” at the Hard Rock Hotel

The Museum of Gaming History (MoGH) exhibit debuted at the Nevada State Museum in the Springs Preserve with Nevada casino memorabilia display cases. Mini-museums are also located at the El Cortez, Plaza, Neon Museum and Mob Museum

The Bootlegger Italian Bistro opened Studio77, a full-service recording studio connected to the south-Strip property for musicians and artists.

Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport has introduced weed disposal boxes so tourists don’t smuggle Nevada’s legal marijuana drugs across the border.