ENTERTAINMENT

photo by Mark Seliger

Keith Urban will reopen The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his “Graffiti U World Tour” on Sept. 6 and 7 marking the debut of the newly enhanced showroom and new main floor general admission capability.

Comedian-actor Bill Burr will make a return visit to The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan on Saturday, Dec. 21 following an already sold-out show on Sept. 6. 

A successful run at Jubilee Theater at Bally’s has Dionne Warwick returning with limited select dates September through March 1, 2020, at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. In addition, singer and America’s Got Talent finalist Daniel Emmet will headline an exclusive six-night engagement, “Daniel Emmet: All That I Am,”there Aug. 25-26, Sept. 1, 6 and 22-23. 

Global Latin superstar Daddy Yankee will headline The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan Friday, Sept. 13 in celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend. 

New rap festival Day N’ Vegas Fest Nov. 1-3 at Vegas Festival Grounds will feature headliners J. Cole Nov.1, Travis Scott Nov. 2, and Kendrick Lamar Nov. 3, along with more big names.

The longest running interactive dinner show in Las Vegas, “Marriage Can Be Murder,” recently celebrated 20 successful years in town and takes place nightly at the D.

Longtime Las Vegas showbiz veterans Stacy Law-Blind and Mistinguett have created the two-hour “Showgirl Bootcamp” experience at the Saxe Theater at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

The new family-friendly circus-style athletic “Celestia” production inside a giant tent in The STRAT parking lot highlights a multicultural troupe of two dozen thrill-seeking performers.

Legends in Concert,” Las Vegas’ longest-running show in its 36th year, introduced a new powerhouse summer lineup at the Tropicana with tributes to AdeleStevie WonderCyndi LauperRod Stewart and Elvis.

Princess Wendy Late Night Tease Room is new with 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday shows at The Nerd on the 2nd floor of Neonopolis showcasing a wacky rotating cast of characters presentingcomedy, burlesque and sexy circus acts. 

DINING

La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn, which opened in 2010, has revealed its new garden lounge, a stylish refresh of the restaurant, along with several new dishes and wines.  

Beer Park, the rooftop playground at Paris, has more than doubled in size with the opening of a 10,000-square-foot indoor living room-like expansion attached by garage doors. 

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches debuted its first Las Vegas location inside Fashion Show and introduced area-specific sandwiches such as the “Howard Hughes,” “Bugsy Siege” and “Silver Slipper.” 

Local 35-seat coffee café, Mothership Coffee Roasters, will open in time for Life Is Beautiful, Sept. 20-23, at Fergusons Downtown, which through the revitalization of the historic Fergusons Motel is a new community neighborhood.

SecretBurger.com partnering with Fergusons Downtown will present Picnic in the Alley, a food-focused, drink and entertainment event with an emphasis on female chefs Sunday, Oct. 6.

Two outlets, Einstein Bros. Bagels and French fry-concept Frites,opened at Excalibur’s Castle Walk Food Court and for each it’s their first Strip location. 

The Flavors For Life organization will hold its first Gastronomic Affair Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the World Market Center showcasing healthy dishes by some of Las Vegas’ top chefs and restaurants. 

TAO Group DJ resident Mustard and Food Network’s Choppedjudge Executive Chef Chris Santos introduced the new heath-focused Mustard Summer Salad being served through September at Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan.

Eureka! inside the historic Emergency Arts Building started “Steal the Glass” every Wednesday 6 p.m.-midnight where the all-American restaurant partners with a local craft brewery to create branded take home glassware for the day’s featured craft beer. 

Valencian Gold, a Spanish fast-casual dining concept, opened at 7960 S. Rainbow Blvd. Two American Chefs Paras Shah and Jeffrey Weiss trained in Spain and returned with a vision to bring paella to the people. 

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar on Paradise Road renovated the dining room and lounge to create a lighter, brighter and more contemporary look.

photo by  Eugene Dela Cruz

Off-Strip Locale is a new modern Italian kitchen from Executive Chef Nicole Brisson and restaurateur Andy Hooper located in Mountain’s Edge and open daily for dinner.

Lavo Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo launched a new weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Lavo Endless Italian Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

ABOUT TOWN

ICEBAR by Noel Bowman of Minus5 Ice Experience will be a new ice attraction opening in November at The LINQ Promenadereplacing Sprinkles Cupcakes and will have new immersive features such as dynamic projection mapping. 

Marshall Retail Group has opened a new Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop inside The Strat on the casino floor.

The UndergroundatThe Mob Museumoffers Happy Hours Sunday through Thursday 5-7 p.m. and Jazz Nights, which have been extended to three nights, Thursdays-Saturdays 7 to 11 p.m. 

Las Vegas-born Nacho Daddy with three local locations sells two varieties of hot sauce, Nacho Daddy Stinger Original Hot Sauceand Nacho Daddy Stinger Scorching Hot Sauce(with real scorpions) in stores, and on the company’s website and Amazon.  

Trip to Strip,” created by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), is an affordable rideshare service specifically for small groups up to 11 in the Las Vegas tourist area. 

Cove Beach’s Summer Takeover at Caesars Palace’s Venus Pool + Lounge opened introducing the Dubai lifestyle daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Labor Day Weekend.