Brett's Vegas View
Shania Twain touring next year in support of her new album “NOW” will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Lionel Richie, a Kennedy Center Honoree in December, added 14 performances to his residency at The AXIS in Planet HollywoodNov. 29 through March 2018, while Jennifer Lopez added 32 performances February through August 2018.
Guns N’ Roses on their worldwide Not In This Lifetime Tour will stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Nov. 17.
Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn added a Sunday, Dec. 10 show at Caesars Palace during National Finals Rodeo.
Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical sidekick for 33 years, along with his band, The Shāf-Shifters, have an exclusive three-week, nine-date engagement at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace in December and January.
Bruno Mars added six performance dates for his Park Theater at Monte Carlo residency, Dec. 30-31 and Feb. 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2018.
Cindy Williams of TV series Laverne & Shirley fameextended her run again through Dec. 16 as a guest star in Menopause The Musicalat Harrah’s.
Human Nature, Sands Showroom headliners at The Venetian, has extended their contract to perform their Jukebox show through March 2019.
Blending magic, music and comedy, Jarrett & Raja will debut their Magic vs Music show in the Stratosphere Theater Oct. 18.
Matt Goss will return this fall with an extended residency at The Mirage in the 1Oak nightclub currently undergoing renovations for his live show.
Piff the Magic Dragon’s Flamingo residency is extended through 2018 with a new show and his own display case in the hotel lobby.
Wilson Phillips headlines Henderson Pavilion for the first time Friday, Oct. 13 as part of the venue’s 15th anniversary.
The Scintas will perform every Friday and Saturday night in October and November at the Plaza and also Dec. 29, 30 and New Year’s Eve.
Vegas magician Tommy Wind’s show closed at the Boulevard Theater with plans to move to a new venue in October.
The ghoulish Evil Dead The Musicalcult production opened at the Windows Showroom at Bally’s with 10 p.m. performances.
Canter’s Deli opened its newest location at Tivoli Village followed by Hamptons, a two-level restaurant following featuring modern American cuisine with a twist.
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesar Palace since 1992 will close next year because it will open at Bellagio next spring. For this move to happen, Todd English’s Olives at Bellagiowill close this winter.
A second Las Vegas Dirt Dog opened at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s featuring one-of-a-kind dogs and Filthy Fries.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas’ 14th annual celebration runs through Oct. 31 with celebrity keg tappers including Australian Bee GeesOct. 13, Nathan Burton Oct. 14, Fantasy Girls Oct. 27 and Anthony Cools Oct. 28.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters launched tours showcasing the Grand Canyon West’s new restaurant Sa’Nyu Wa with glass walls.
Primm Valley Resort & Casino as part of its remodel opened a new 24/7 airy restaurant called Primm & Proper serving American favorites.
OFF THE GRID ITEMS
The Palazzo’s gaming floor is undergoing a multi-million dollar remodel, which will include new carpet and stone walkways, removal of escalators to The Grand Canal Shoppes, reworking the collection of bars and adding The Corner Bar.
Marking 25 years, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has a new digital, double-faced freestanding 85-foot-tall marquee simulating a classical Roman building façade.
The new zombie-themed, walk-through attraction “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” inspired by AMC’s hit Fear the Walking Dead, opened at Fremont Street Experience.
The 63-story Fontainebleau building near SLS unfinished and dormant since 2009 has been sold to a partnership for $600 million.
“Exhibitionism,” the Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition with rare artifacts has a limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement at The Palazzo Lower Lobby through Jan. 31, 2018.
The Plaza downtown added a new 21-story mural on its north tower by Faile artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller.
The 24th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival returns to Sunset Park Oct. 13-15 with more than 100 artisans and camping packages.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) moves to cooler dates May 18-20 in 2018, and introduces new experiential elements including camping options, and extended festival hours.
Golden Gate unveiled its new casino expansion including a reimagined façade and dramatic entrance on Fremont Street, new 5,000-square-foot casino floor and a 20-foot extension to the outdoor One Bar at One Fremont Street.
Touring exhibit running through Jan. 31, 2018, at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is Hello from Japan! showing how modern attitudes and traditional Japanese cultural values coexist.
After a two-year hiatus, Westgate reintroduced its poker room next to the sports book with six Texas hold’em cash game tables.
Integrated into tech-savvy gaming lounge LEVEL UP, the arena, “Virtual Reality Powered by Zero Latency,” opened at MGM Grand immersing up to eight players in a completely interactive digital virtual gaming universe.
Rampart Casino Race & Sports Book is the newest renovation, which opened in space vacated by JC’s Irish Pub with 126 seats and a new 50-person capacity bar and lounge.
The Cromwell opened its brand-new 50-seat sportsbook with boxing champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley.
The Las Vegas Paiute 56-member tribe is opening Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace next to its Mini Mart on Main Street and billed as the nation’s largest stand-alone retail marijuana facility.
After a trial at Harrah’s, a UNLV college student’s new casino game Easy Jack similar to blackjack will remain until the end of the year.