BIG NEWS

Derek Stevensand Golden Gate co-owner, revealed the 777-room Circa Resort & Casino expected to open December 2020 where the Las Vegas Club once stood with six roof-top pools, a three-level sports book, the Vegas Vickie sign and Garage Mahalintegrating ride sharing.

Opening mid-2020, Downtown Grand will add a third hotel tower on the east side of the property with seven guestroom floors adding 495 rooms.

Historic Bonnie Springs, a tourist attraction since 1958 in Red Rock Canyon, is being sold to home developers. Over the years the destination added a restaurant, petting zoo, Old Town and much more.

 ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS

The new international production, “Celestia,” written and directed by Sasha Ivanov, debuted in the black-and-white tent next to the Stratosphere with a troupe of 32 multi-cultural performers.

Another international show “Fuerza Bruta” with a global track record will be visiting the technologically advanced tent outside the Excalibur for a six-month limited engagement with preview shows March 4-6. 

Musical chairs…Wayne Newton moved from the 250-seat Windows Showroom at Bally’s where he’s been since April 2016 to another intimate room: Cleopatra’s Barge inside Caesars Palacewith his show “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal.” 

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream” moved from Planet Hollywood to Windows Showroom with a new 6 p.m. show time.

“Legends in Concert” will continue as the longest-running show in Las Vegas when it debuts at its new home at the Tropicana on
Feb. 11.

Comedian-actress Mo’Nique has her first Strip residency at SLS with “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” in The Sayers Club through Feb. 28. 

Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan will return to the Strip for the first time in more than eight years April 24, 25-27 at Wynn in theEncore Theater. Kenny Loggins will make his second headlining engagement there March 27-30.

Brett Young,2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, will stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Friday, March 22.

Jeff Civillico continues another two years with his “Comedy in Action” show in the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris through 2020.  

Earth, Wind & Fire will return to The Venetian Theatre for a six-show limited engagement from March 20 to 30.

The free Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival with bluegrass and Americana bands will be held Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hills Park.

DINING ITEMS

Sadelle’s, SoHo’s vintage-style restaurant from Major Food Group, opened in Bellagio overlooking the resort’s conservatory with all-day dining daily 6 a.m. to midnight.

Diablo’s Cantina, which was taken over by the Eataly dining destination at Park MGM, has a new home at the Luxor in space formerly occupied by Tacos & Tequila.

Smoked Burgers & BBQ opened at The Forum Shops at Caesarswith a twist to BBQ favorites and West Coast flare.

URBANeats Market catering to folks on-the-go opened inside Allure Las Vegas

Early part of 2019, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar will open its first location in the West in Town Square

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill opened inside Red Rock Resortwith an all-new Japanese-style restaurant and bar featuring an indoor and outdoor dining experience, and beer garden known as Kanpai Garden.    

The Stratosphere’s Top of the World restaurant on the 106th floor has a remodeled dining room, new food and wine menus and redesigned lobby.  

As part of the Palms renovation, Mabel’s BBQ created by Food Network star and James Beard Award winner Michael Symon is a new eatery on the casino floor. James Beard-winning chef, Marc Vetri, opened the second iteration of his well-known Vetri Cucinaof Philadelphia on the 56th floor, which was formerly the French restaurant AlizéBobby Flay will open his new seafood dining spot Shark in March at
the Palms.

Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen opened at Texas Station in North Las Vegas serving an array of BBQ along with beer and bourbon. 

American gastro-style pub Therapy downtown, which opened mid-2015, was acquired by budding entrepreneur, Chris Morganelli

ABOUT TOWN

Instagram-worthy, cartoonish pop-up White and Black art display installation, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, opened for official wedding ceremonies in the Palms

Pop Vegas will be a trailblazing exhibition space opening at The LINQ Promenade designed to house a rotating lineup of changing exhibitions themed around pop-culture topics and trends. 

im Burton will stage an exhibition of his original fine art in the United States for the first time in nearly a decade at multiple locations inside the Neon Museum Oct. 15-Feb. 15, 2020.

The 50-foot Strip-side rainbow-colored staircase outside the Fashion Show mall is a three-dimensional painted installation titled “Colors That Speak to a United City.” 

Doughp (pronounced “dope”) will open a new store in spring at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood

Indochino, the global leader in custom men’s apparel, opened its first Nevada showroom at Fashion Show.  

Through April 28, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is presenting two installations by renowned artist Yayoi KusamaInfinity Mirrored Room and Narcissus Garden.

Discovery Children’s Museum will explore outer space with its upcoming “Alien Worlds and Androids” exhibit running Feb. 9-May 5. The “Top Secret-License to Spy” exhibit will follow May 25-Sept. 8. 

The 50th Annual World Series of Poker tournament May 28-July 16 at the Rio will have a brand-new event “Big 50” with a $1 million first-place prize running May 30-June 2.