Entertainment

Comedian George Wallace returns with a new residency at Westgate in the Westgate Cabaret Tuesday through Thursday. He recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman in Just Getting Started and will appear in The Last Laugh with Richard Dreyfus and Chevy Chase

The Gazillionaire, host of “Absinthe” in the Spiegelworld tent at Caesars Palace announced the outlandish show will be around for years since inking a long-term contract. 

Last month after 23 performances, “Marilyn! A New Musical” at Paris closed. Supposedly it will reopen Sept. 4.

Baz: A Musical Tour de Force” at the Palazzo Theater will close Sunday, July 29 after a couple-year run.

Downtown Rocks free Fremont Street summer concert series added July 21–Jefferson Starship and Eddie Money and Aug. 31–Melissa Etheridge.

Mike & Molly co-star Billy Gardell will appear at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Saturday, Aug. 11. 

Celine Dion at Caesars Palace added 24 performances running Oct 30-Nov. 17 and Dec. 28-Jan. 20, including New Year’s Eve. This summer, she will tour overseas with 22 shows across the Asia-Pacific region.

The cult-classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show–Live!”will return to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Sunday, July 29 with an immersive, off-the-stage experience presented by an assemblage of Las Vegas talent. 

American rock band Lifehouse will perform at M Resort’s Pool Friday, July 20 as part of the summer concert series. 

On July 25 and monthly, “The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas” is held in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center at 10:30 p.m. featuring Las Vegas talent’s original music. 

The Cocktail Cabaret” at Caesars Palace on Cleopatra’s Barge has a new summer schedule moving to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Sake Rok at Park MGM debuted Voss EventsDrag Supper Club” with performances, bottomless sangria and pre-fixe family style dinner every Saturday at 6:30 and 9 p.m.  

Dining

Three decade-old restaurants formerly associated with celebrity chef Mario Batali will close at The Venetian/The Palazzo on Friday, July 27: Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria

Wolfgang Puck’s new Spago restaurant inspired by California living with casual elegrance and farm-to-table spirit opened at Bellagio as a lakeside dining destination with a covered al fresco patio. 

The Cosmopolitan will open Chinese restaurant Red Plate this summer in the former D.O.C.G. third-level space. Second-level of the Boulevard Tower will reveal Block 16 Urban Eatery & Bar in early fall with six quick-service restaurants including: New Orleans’ District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.Ghost Donkey tequila and mezcal cocktail bar; Nashville’s Hattie B’s Hot ChickenLardo with sandwiches from Portland chef Rick Gencarelli; Ricker’s Pok Pok Wing from Portland; and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake.

Palace Station will debut first-to-market restaurant concepts and a brand-new Feast Buffet as part of the resort’s $192 million modernization plan. New outlets–bBd’s (Beers Burgers Desserts), Boathouse Asian Eatery, Mumfresh Asian Eats and Feast Buffet–will open this summer. 

Blue Moon Bar at Planet Hollywood opened adjacent to Zappos Theater featuring Blue Moon’s beers, plus bar and lounge seating.

Southern California Slater’s 50/50, known for over-the-top indulgent burgers, will open the first of three Las Vegas locations in July.

At the Suncoast, 90 NINETY Bar + Grill, named after its 9090 Alta Drive address, is an all-new contemporary casual American restaurant with live music and outdoor patio.

Couple Steve Enger and Jody Lyman opened Cottonwood Station Eatery in historic Blue Diamond seating 30 inside and 50 outside with a fire pit and pet-friendly patio serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Andre’s Bistro & Bar at 6115 S. Fort Apache Road started an afternoon tea program every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. 

About Town Items

Downtown’s revitalization program dubbed Project Enchilada will boostcurb appeal starting with a high-profile stretch of East Fremont Street.

Westgate Resorts has been named title multi-year sponsor of Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Sept. 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Enamored by the illuminated LED tree with constant-changing colors at Burning Man 2017, “Absinthe’s” Gazillionaire at Caesars Palace is working with the tree’s designers to create a 35-foot-tall arborous art installation for the forecourt outside the show’s tent. The Wormwood Tree will launch in September with a music soundtrack.

The Hangover Bar is the latest addition to The Hangover Experience at Madame Tussauds with the full-service bar offering specialty drinks inspired by the movie. 

Bally’s completed a $125 million redesign of 2,052 guest rooms and suites in the new Resort Tower as part of Caesars Entertainment updating its Las Vegas portfolio.

Machine Guns Vegas (MGV) luxury firearms facility launched the Outdoor Watermelon Firearm Experience Thursday through Monday blowing up exploding infused watermelon. 

The Stratosphere introduced a new gaming pit with six Baccarat tables and new Asian menu at nearby Roxy’s Diner

The 16th and largest Welcome to Las Vegas Store opened in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Winston the Impersonating Turtle is again offering a Summer of Winston 40-percent ticket discount to Terry Fator’s show at The Mirage through Sept. 20 using code WINSTONSUMMER. 

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island launched the first complimentary Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Super Hero 25-person decked out shuttle bus transporting visitors to the attraction Friday-Sunday noon to 6 p.m. 

Adam London’s “Laughternoon” at the Dfeatures its fourth annual ice cream promotion serving audiences a free scoop courtesy of Anderson Dairy through Labor Day.