Entertainment 

The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” will headline Park Theater at Park MGM Aug. 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11. 

Surviving Queen band members and American Idol star Adam Lambert have a 10-date limited engagement of “The Crown Jewels” at Park Theater Sept. 1-22. Widespread Panic will follow with a three-show run Oct. 26, 27 and 28.

Barry Manilow returns to the Westgate’s showroom with a new show and residency. June dates are 14-16 and 21-23. YES will bring their “Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour” to Westgate Saturday, Sept. 1.

photo by Dennis Leupold

Mariah Carey will return with a new residency show“The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palacebeginning Thursday, July 5. 

Janelle Monáe is bringing her upcoming North American “Dirty Computer Tour” to the Pearl Concert Theater at the PalmsTuesday, June 26.

Amy Schumer and Friends will headline an exclusive series of comedy shows at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan Aug. 10-11 and Nov. 2-3. 

The “American Idol: Live!” 2018 tour will visit the Orleans Arena Sunday, July 29 featuring this season’s top seven finalists and Season 8 winner, Kris Allen.

The Magic of Jen Kramer” starring the “Female Magician of the Year” opened at Westgate Cabaret

Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame returned as guest star playing the fifth girlfriend in “Menopause The Musical” at Harrah’s

George Thorogood & The Destroyers are returning for a poolside performance at the Sunset Station’s Amphitheater Friday, July 20.

Eddie Griffin has a headlining stand-up comedy residency inside The Sayers Club at SLS and will appear this fall in A Star is Bornwith Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Comedians John “Cap” Caparulo (Thursday-Saturday) and Tom Green (Sunday-Monday) are now The Comedy Lineup 10 p.m. regulars at Harrah’s

Reggae YouTube star Conkarah returns for a performance inside Crimson at Red Rock Resort Saturday, July 21. 

Golden Rainbow will present Broadway musical “Chicago” for its 32nd Annual Ribbon of Life fundraiser at the Foundry at SLSSunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. 

Hooters two new shows are “Cons of Comedy” and late night sexy “Electric Candy.” 

Dining

Osteria Costa opened at The Mirage offering Italian dishes meant to evoke the Amalfi Coast in space formerly occupied by Samba Brazilian Steakhouse

Clubhouse Deli opened at Rampart Casino and JW Marriott, adjacent to the recently updated Race & Sports Book area, and The Palms Tower hall has a new Starbucks.

The Underground Lounge at Hooters opened next to the Sports Book with Karaoke Night Thursday through Saturday. 

Beer Park introduced a new custom-made Budweiser beer bar with seating for 15 and beer from copper kegs sent directly from Budweiser’s brewery in Fairfield, Calif. 

The Tropicana will host the second public “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine” at the chef’s Public House Thursday, June 14.

About Town

MSG Sphere Las Vegas 18,000-seat arena is a 360-foot-tall spherical venue planned for behind The Venetian-Palazzo resorts in 2020 with an exterior illuminated with programmable LED lights.

The 47-story, 392-room Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter will become a Waldorf Astoria under the Hilton umbrella in August. Accordingly, the plan is a $50-million renovation to reimagine the hotel. 

Monte Carlo officially shed its name with the new signage taking on the new identity–Park MGM. Dining experiences still to be added include a new Roy Choi dining concept and a specifically-designed Eataly marketplace. 

Wellness trailblazer Canyon Ranch has introducedits third brand extension. CR CREĀT is the company’s first stand-alone, quick-and-casual culinary concept located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo

World Market Center Las Vegas in partnership with the City of Las Vegas will build a new $76 million Expo Center

Julien’s Auctions will hold a Hollywood Legends auction at Planet Hollywood June 22 presenting Property From The Estate Of Jerry Lewis

Mt. Charleston Lodge at the top of Kyle Canyon has been purchased by Ellis Island Casino and Brewery and will make minor renovations.

Moving from the Emergency Arts building, the Burlesque Hall of Fame downtown has a new larger location at 1027 S. Main Street. 

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines new year-round Antelope Canyon Expedition tour is the first and only excursion offering nonstop flights to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegasand the Grand Canyon

Fighters Only Magazine will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the World MMA Awards gala Tuesday, July 3 at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms 

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center with its debut Las Vegas-spot in Boca Park opened its second location in Downtown Summerlin

New developments at The LINQ include: Virtual Reality Adventures moving to a new mall location; Socks & Bottomsopening in June; and Marshall Retail Group opening their new retail concept, Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop

Events

Newly established United States of America Pageant will hold Teen, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. competitions for women from Nevada and California July 27-29 at the Conference Center of Las Vegas

The 11th annual Grand Poker Series is being held at the Golden Nugget through July 3 in the Grand Event Center with more than 90 poker tournaments spread across 36 days. 

The 7th annual Health, Healing & Happiness Conference & Expo June 8-10 at Tuscanyfeatures 30-plus presentations, the Holistic Living Expo, and celebrity doctor Joel Fuhrman returning as a keynote speaker.