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Fifth Annual "Style With A Cause" Raises Funds to Benefit Communities in Schools of Nevada

More than 200 fashion-forward guests filled Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin on Wednesday evening, September 27, for the fifth annual "style with a cause," benefitting Communities in Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) to help increase student graduation rates and prepare students for college.

The fun, fashioned filled evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring tasty bites provided by Andiron, cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, beauty bars by Sephora, a braid bar by Kelly Cardenas Salon, and decorated vignettes by West Elm and Ethan Allen. Guests were also able to experience tarot card readings or spiritual cleanses from local energy healers and psychics, as well as pose for pictures in an empowerment mirror filled with positive affirmations.

Host Denise Valdez from the local CBS affiliate KLAS-TV welcomed everyone as they took their seats for a fashion show showcasing the latest trends presented by Dillard's. Attendees also followed the journey of this year's beauty transformation recipient, Karen Belote-Stevens from CIS of Nevada, as footage was shown of her makeover. Her final look was then unveiled as she walked down the LED-lit runway revealing a new hairstyle by Kelly Cardenas Salon, wardrobe by Dillard's, and makeup by Sephora.

Founder Jenna Doughton poses for pictures with CIS of Nevada representatives and host Denise Valdez Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
Founder Jenna Doughton poses for pictures with CIS of Nevada representatives and host Denise Valdez - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

To continue the empowerment of the evening, three local unsung "sheroes" from CIS of Nevada were then surprised as they were honored for their outstanding commitment to bettering the community.

Models hit the runway wearing latest fall fashions Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
Models hit the runway wearing latest fall fashions - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

Model walking the runway wearing fall fashions by Dillard s Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
Model walking the runway wearing fall fashions by Dillard's - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

Model walks the runway at style with a cause Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
Model walks the runway at style with a cause - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

Model walks the runway in fashion show presented by Dillard s Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
Model walks the runway in fashion show presented by Dillard's - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

style with a cause fashion show presented by Dillard s Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
style with a cause fashion show presented by Dillard's - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

SWAC beauty transformation recipient Karen Belote Stevens unveils makeover Credit Lucinda Flint Photography
SWAC beauty transformation recipient Karen Belote Stevens unveils makeover - Photo credit: Lucinda Flint Photography

"I started "style with a cause" as an event to empower and inspire women through fashion and beauty," said Founder Jenna Doughton. "With the support of the local community, this event has grown every single year. It's my goal to eventually make style with a cause a national event to inspire women everywhere."


Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Celebrates Grand Opening at the Palazzo Las Vegas

The Rolling Stones’ first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, celebrated its official grand opening at The Palazzo® Las Vegas  Wednesday night, September 27. In attendance were a number of local celebrities, including the Australian Bee Gees, cast members from BAZ, Carrot Top, cast members from “Marriage Can Be Murder,” Fantasy, Frank Marino, Human Nature, Jennifer Romas, Kevin Burke from “Defending the Caveman,” Mark Shunock, The Miss Behave Gameshow, Murray SawChuck, Ricardo Laguna, Tenors of Rock, Thunder From Down Under and X Burlesque.

Australian Bee Gees
Australian Bee Gees - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

BAZ
The Cast of BAZ - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Carrot Top
Carrot Top - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Fantasy
Cast of FANTASY - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Frank Marino
Frank Marino - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Human Nature
Human Nature - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Jennifer Romas
Jennifer Romas - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Kevin Burke
Kevin Burke - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Mark Shunock and Cheryl Daro
Mark Shunock and Cheryl Daro - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Marriage Can Be Murder
Marriage Can Be Murder cast members - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Murray SawChuck
Murray Sawchuck - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Ricardo Laguna and Amber Ramsay
Amber Ramsay and Ricardo Laguna - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Tenors of Rock
Tenors of Rock - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

The Miss Behave Gameshow
The Miss Behave Gameshow - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Thunder From Down Under
Thunder From Down Under - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

X Burlesque
X-Burlesque - Photo credit: Denise Truscello

Featuring a display of more than 500 rare items from the most influential Rock ‘N’ Roll band in the world, Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked their vast private archive exploring the very beginning of their history to the Stones’ superstardom of today.

The limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement of Exhibitionism at The Palazzo runs through January 31, 2018.


Burgerim Brings New Burger Concept to Las Vegas

Burgerim, a new gourmet burger-and-fry eatery, serving “always more than one” , made its debut in Las Vegas on Friday evening, September 29, at 9635 Bermuda Road and East Silverado Blvd. To celebrate the new location, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance of the 1,728 square foot burger joint followed by a grand opening party where guests were offered a free duo combo (two burgers, fries and a soft drink). There were also games, giveaways (such as T-shirts and wrist bands) and prizes (that included free uno combo dinner coupons) throughout the night.

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Burgerim - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The first Burgerim restaurant, offering a shiny new concept, opened in Israel in 2011, and has since expanded as an international franchise, with hopes of now making its mark in Las Vegas.

Burgerim's unique approach is that it serves up customized 2.8 oz gourmet mini burgers by the pack, offering diners package choices of uno, duo, trio or party box of sixteen. The assortment of patty options include beef, dry aged beef, Wagyu beef, merguez, salmon, veggie, lamb, turkey, chicken, falafel, alongside choices of gourmet toppings such as sautéed mushrooms, pineapple, sunny-side up eggs and more, all bursting with flavor. All burgers come with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and house sauce and your choice of three buns, white, wheat, gluten free (for an extra 55 cents) or lettuce wrap.

Also on the menu are chicken wings, salads, sandwiches and sides of fries and onion rings. As for those with dietary preferences or restrictions like vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan, delicious alternatives are also provided. And, if satisfying your sweet tooth is next on your plate, dessert options are the sinfully delicious New York Cheesecake, Marshmallow Dream and Flourless Chocolate Cake (gluten free).

Burgerim's goal is to provide incredible taste at a modest price point in a welcoming, stylish atmosphere. In addition to a unique and flavorful experience, the designer restaurant features a modern and inviting décor, a staff that are well practiced in ensuring consistent and excellent customer service and, unlike most fast food restaurants, provides delivery for your convenience.

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Burgerim ribbon cutting - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

In the United States, Burgerim has already opened locations in Memphis, Tennessee, Cypress, Texas, and multiple locations in California, with future plans on opening several other locations in Las Vegas.


Samsung Galaxy Studio Launches at Caesars Palace

Samsung Galaxy Studio launched its Grand Opening in Las Vegas on Thursday September 28 at Caesars Palace. The event was hosted by singer and BGCA brand ambassador Kelly Rowland, and featured a live musical performance by electronic producer/DJ and BGCA supporter Marshmello.

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Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

The evening was a great success, with guests exploring the Galaxy Studio where they were able to take advantage of playing with the different Samsung devices, exploring the activations set-up in store, while also spending time with host Kelly Rowland. Kelly tested out every station, and also interacted with kids from local Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Samsung Galaxy Studio Las Vegas Image 1
Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

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Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

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Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

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Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

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Samsung Galaxy Studio - Photo credit: Sasha Juliard

During the evening, Samsung honored their long time partner Boys and Girls Clubs of America, by announcing that they made a donation of $100,000 to the organization, with proceeds serving the four BGCA clubs in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.


Additional recent and upcoming “happenings” in and around Las Vegas include:

HOFBRÄUHAUS LAS VEGAS continued its 14TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST celebration with celebrity keg tappers the past two weekends.

Tapping the keg of Las Vegas’ only authentic Oktoberfestbier on  Friday, September 22 were stars of Animal Planet’s popular reality television series, “Tanked,” including Irwin “The General” Raymer, Wayde King and his wife, Heather, and Robert “Robbie Redneck” Christlieb. Then, on Saturday, September 23, the cast from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s hit show, “Raiding the Rock Vault” rocked the Hofbräuhaus stage as they tapped the keg. The group featured an all-star lineup of musicians including Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Robin McAuley (Survivor), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot), Mark Boals (Ted Nugent), Jay Schellen (YES, Asia), Andrew Freeman (The Offspring), Cian Coey (Meatloaf), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford), Rowan Robertson (Dio) and Jason Boyleston (Bad Company).

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Raiding The Rock Vault - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Friday evening,September 29, cast members from the sexiest show in Las Vegas, Chippendales, tapped the keg of Las Vegas’ only authentic Oktoberfestbier in their signature cuffs and collars.

Chippendales
Chippendales - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Then, on Saturday evening, September 30, a little magic was brought to the world-famous beer hall when celebrity magician and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino headliner Murray SawChuck tapped the keg.

Murray SawChuck
Murray Sawchuck - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

The 14th annual Oktoberfest celebration runs through October 31 and features Oktoberfest Stein-Holding contests, live entertainment, bar games, prizes and celebrity keg tappings every weekend. Next weekend, don’t miss talented singer, showman, songwriter and musician Frankie Moreno on Friday, Oct. 6 and cast members from the longest-running show on The Strip, Legends in Concert, on Saturday, Oct. 7.

To support the local Houston community and relief effort, Australia's hunky male dance troupe Thunder From Down Under presented a $5,000 donation to members of the Houston Humane Society Tuesday night, September 26 at their Las Vegas show at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino. The donation came from a portion of the proceeds from Thunder From Down Under’s House of Blues Houston show the previous week. In addition to donating, the men of Thunder From Down Under also volunteered at the Houston Humane Society bathing the shelter dogs and cats, walking the dogs, playing with the animals and helping transport them.

“This is something that really means a lot to us. I have four dogs, two cats and a tortoise, and every single one of the guys on this show has an animals themselves,” said Marcus Deegan, Thunder From Down Under’s emcee. “It’s a small pinch, but everyone can donate to this massive cause. If anybody out there has a pet, know it’s not just an animal – it’s part of your family. So when these animals are suffering, it’s these people [from the Humane Society] that make their lives better.”

GERTIE, THE GIMP IN A BLIM, a balloon contortionist, has joined the cast of ABSINTHE in the wondrous Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace, beginning  September 27.

After a successful engagement during the Spring, the delightfully clever and talented mime artist, TAPE FACE who wowed both the judges and TV audiences as a finalist on last year's season 11 America's Got Talent, returned to the Flamingo Las Vegas for his sophomore residency beginning September 29 for a limited engagement at Bugsy's Cabaret. If you missed his fun show where he blends audience participation, music, and puppetry with his childlike humorous antics, you can catch Tape Face's next performance on the following dates: October 19-22, November 1-5, 8-12 and 15-19. Ticket prices begin at $62.95, plus applicable tax and fees. VIP seats including a meet and greet with Tape Face are also available. Tickets can be purchased at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.

Award winning pianist, vocalist and showman WES WINTERS celebrated 30 years in show business, Saturday, September 30 in the Grandview Lounge at The Southpoint Hotel & Casino from 6 to 9pm. The Southpoint has been Winters' performing home in Las Vegas since April of 2011, as a resident artist in the Grandview Lounge every Friday and Saturday having presented over 600 shows to date.

Freakling Bros. The Trilogy of Terror  opened for its historic 25th year in Las Vegas on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4245 S. Grand Canyon Dr. (Flamingo and the 215 Beltway), where it will, once again, feature three heart-stopping haunts, including the classic Castle Vampyre, the experimental COVEN of 13 and the award-winning, world famous Gates of Hell, Nevada’s first and only R-rated attraction. Freakling Bros. stands alongside the LGBTQ community and proudly celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion with the inaugural FREAKLING LGBTQ NIGHT. As a token of that alliance, and a thank you for the decades of support from the Las Vegas community, Freakling Bros. will offer special 2-for-1 tickets, as well as a free rainbow glow necklace, on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Tickets are $15 for COVEN of 13 and Castle Vampyre and $17 for Gates of Hell. Line-pass t-shirts are available for $15 and are valid all month. To enter the Gates of Hell you must be at least 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult, and you must sign a consent form.

Get your fill of Broadway classics with BRUNCH TO BROADWAY at Red Rock Resort. A 50-minute journey through the history of Broadway, complete with live renditions of some of “The Great White Way’s” most prevalent and celebrated hits, Brunch to Broadway debuted in September 2017 and will be performed at noon and 2 p.m. on alternating Sundays at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort.Enjoy Broadway classics, including “Yakety Yak” and “Stand By Me,” from a Broadway-caliber cast and live five-piece band. Performances are at noon and 2 p.m. on alternating Sundays each month. Tickets are $20 plus tax and applicable fees. A Brunch/Show ticket combo, which includes a ticket to the show and entry into the Feast Brunch Buffet at Red Rock Resort, is available for $32 plus tax and applicable fees.  Upcoming show dates include Sunday, Oct. 8, Sunday, Oct. 22, Sunday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 19. Tickets for the November dates go on sale Friday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. and all tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas.

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS PALACE is thinking PINK and using floating friends to turn one of the city’s most iconic water features into a commemorative habitat for pink rubber ducks as a symbol of unity in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the first time ever, throughout October,the distinguished retail center will be offering “Ducks For A Cure” - pink ducks for “adoption” for $5 with ALL proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen®. These limited edition pink ducks can be purchased at either of the Forum Shops Guest Services Booths, located near the Fountain of the Gods and on the second level near the spiral escalator. Once adopted, visitors can personalize their new buoyant buddy with a message to a loved one and take the duck to the reflecting pool located at the base of the spiral escalator on level one and release it into the water. “The sea of pink ducks is a unique way to pay tribute to those who have been effected by breast cancer and it will offer shoppers a visual spectacle during October, which is a great way to increase breast cancer awareness throughout The Forum Shops all month long,” said Maureen Crampton, Director of Marketing and Business Development for The Forum Shops.  Additionally, The Forum Shops will also be offering a special More Than Pink discount card for $10 with all proceeds again benefiting Susan G. Komen. The offers range from 15% - 25% off single items at nearly 30 participating retailers and restaurants.

THE SALVATION ARMY SOUTHERN NEVADA is asking those who wish to donate to relief efforts in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting to do so with monetary donations. Visit salvationarmysouthernnevada.org to access the donation fund.

SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO AND SPA, in partnership with Las Vegas headliner FRANKIE MORENO, will host a SPECIAL SHOW TO BENEFIT THE LAS VEGAS VICTIM'S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the benefit show are available for $25 and 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards raising funds to provide relief and financial aid to the victims and families of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Las Vegas shooting. The evening will offer those impacted by the tragic event the chance to come together, recognize the lives of those lost, and support those in need. The show is 21 years of age or older. For more information about the South Point Hotel and to purchase tickets, visit the South Point website.

DRAI CARES, the nonprofit community engagement arm of DRAI'S LAS VEGAS at The Cromwell, will donate 100 percent of all revenue from Drai's Nightclub and Drai's After Hourson Thursday, Oct. 5, to the LAS VEGAS VICTIMS' FUND in an effort to provide assistance to the victims and families of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. Drai's Nightclub and Drai's After Hours will open at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. respectively on Thursday night. 

In light of this week’s incredibly tragic events, Opportunity Village will reschedule OKTOVERFEST as our community comes together to heal.  For those who have already purchased a ticket, Opportunity Village will exchange it for a HallOVeen or Magical Forest ticket. If you have any questions, please contact Yanique Shim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you for understanding.

GALLERIA AT SUNSET has confirmed that the previously announced OKTOBERFEST event will still take place on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In light of Sunday’s tragedy, half of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the LAS VEGAS VICTIM'S FUND. “Instead of cancelling Galleria’s Oktoberfest, we have decided to use it as a way to raise additional funds and support for those impacted by this weekend’s tragedy,” said Kevin Budny, general manager of Galleria at Sunset.  Staying true to German tradition, the event boasts more than 15 German and local beers, polka dancing, live Bavarian music, contests, and popular German fare. 

First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization, announced that October 6th is First Friday’s 15th anniversary, celebrating “ONE WORLD THROUGH ART.”This anniversary is a celebration of all who have helped make First Friday happen for the past 15 years, supporting our local artists and the diverse community that comes together each month. Key elements for this month include: Free Parking in City of Las Vegas’ 500 South Main Street garage – courtesy of the city of Las Vegas. First Friday's Featured Artist is GENEVA E. MARQUEZ, a mixed media pop-artist from Central California, currently residing in Las Vegas. Her work can be described as edgy expressionism exploding with vibrant colors and her urban, passionate style. She works with acrylic, aerosol, oil, paper and found objects.

THE TOYOTA YARD AT TOPGOLF LAS VEGAS transforms into the ultimate hockey hotspot as Topgolf teams up with VEGAS KNIGHTS TO HOST THE OPENING NIGHT VIEWING PARTY on Friday, Oct. 6. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle and receive giveaway items including a free souvenir cup with complementary draft beer courtesy of Topgolf. The viewing party is FREE for all fans to attend and starts at 4:30 p.m., with the game starting at 5:30 p.m. After the viewing party, guests are invited to see the funk band Turkuaz rock The Toyota Yard stage.

In light of the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, INCUBUS has decided to POSTPONE its five-night limited engagement at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino October 7, 8, 11, 13 and 14. Current ticketholders may redeem their original tickets for any of the rescheduled dates, which will be announced soon. Refunds are also available upon request. Either request should be made directly to the original point of purchase. Tickets purchased with cash from the Hard Rock Hotel box office will need to be returned to either be exchanged or refunded.

Whether a runner or a walker, all Las Vegans can show off their stride for a great cause at the 3rdAnnual ‘SHOW YOUR HEART RUN’ TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN' HEART FOUNDATION on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Kellogg Zaher Park (7901 W. Washington Ave. Las Vegas). Participants can enjoy their choice of a 5K race or a 1.7 mile fun walk. Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. with a warm up and announcements, the 5K run begins promptly at 8 a.m., with the 1.7 mile fun walk beginning immediately following the race start. To register as a runner or walker, and for sponsorship inquiries, please visit www.chfn.org or call 702-967-3522.

5K runner fees are $45 per person beginning Sept. 1 through the event, walkers are $10 per person.  All runners receive a custom medal, bib, and D-tag for timing. Packet pick-up is available on Friday, Oct. 6 from 3 – 6 p.m. at Red Rock Running Company at 7350 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 106. Packet pick up will also be available the day of the event from 7 – 8 a.m.

THE INSANE CLOWN POSSE 'THE GREAT MILENKO' 20 YEAR TOUR SHOW planned for this Saturday, Oct. 7 at Hard Rock Live has been CANCELLED. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Model and entrepreneur AMBER ROSE, in partnership with the Chocolate Lounge Las Vegas at the Fashion Show, presents CHOCOLATE ROSE, a weekly event debuting soon that features a delectable all-male wait staff on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. Amber Rose's Chocolate Rose transforms the beautiful Chocolate Lounge into a sensual setting that promises to leave guests with an experience they won't soon forget. Open to men and women, the evening will showcase popular DJs playing upbeat mixes and a diverse wait staff trained to cater to guest's every desire. Personally hand-selected by Amber, the team of charming and alluring men will entice guests with the Chocolate Lounge's signature chocolate cocktails and decadent dessert items as they turn dreams into reality.

X107.5’s HOLIDAY HAVOC – NIGHT ONE returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s lineup features RISE AGAINST with special guests PORTUGAL. THE MAN, ROYAL BLOOD, NEW POLITICS AND MONDO COSMO. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sale will be donated to the Nevada SPCA.

“Slow Hands” singer, songwriter NIALL HORAN, who has sold more than 70 million records as part of the all-conquering One Direction, brings his rhythmic pop vocals to Las Vegas for an intimate performance in the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest will be Country superstar and “Seeing Blind” collaborator Maren Morris. Tickets start at $59.50 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center.

In a ‘Record Breaking’ less than 60 seconds of the general public ticketing for The Original Misfits at the Forum on 12/30, every single seat was sold out. Now, due to unprecedented demand, THE ORIGINAL MISFITS have announced the addition of a New Show on 12/28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. These highly anticipated shows reunite original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only, along with Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. This unprecedented reunion and lineup has resulted in the legendary horror-punk trailblazers/modern-metal pioneers being one of the hottest tickets of 2017. Tickets ranging in price from $39.75 to $255 (not including applicable service charges or fees) went on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 29.

Now through the end of football season, sports fans can make HYDE BELLAGIO their official home for game-day viewing parties with “EVERY GIVEN SUNDAY” beginning at 9:45 a.m. Each week, the fountain-side hotspot will transform from a stylish nightclub to an upscale football destination complete with 15 HD TVs, plush stadium seating, a diverse rotation of DJs and a variety of food and drink specials.“Every Given Sunday” will take place each Sunday throughout football season from 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Throughout the month of October, CABO WABO CANTINA, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will honor NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH by donating a portion of the proceeds from each Vojito cocktail purchase to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada.

GROW YOUR OWN FESTIVAL - THE HOW TO GROW FRESH, ORGANIC PRODUCE IN LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL –will feature a FREE festival stage lineup of live music and entertainment, chef stage and demonstration, kid’s activities, workshop lineup, and do-it-yourself activities available on Saturday, October 7th.  All taking place from 10am – 4pm at Vegas Roots Community Garden - 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, the event is gearing up to be a full day of FREE activities and entertainment showcasing the valley’s top talents in music, food, urban gardening and farmers leading workshops and demos to get you digging in, with the know-how to grow year-round produce in Las Vegas.

55th ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK, one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest, will be held October 7 and October 8 In Boulder City, Nevada. Art in the Park is the largest fundraiser for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation. The event is held over two days in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada, not far from Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the bright lights of Las Vegas. The event is FREE to the public. Each of the 325+ artists participating in the event will graciously donate a minimum of one (1) piece of artwork to the fundraising raffle. Local Boulder City Chamber of Commerce members also donate amazing prizes. Over $25,000 in prizes will be raffled! Limited free parking is available throughout Boulder City. Limited free handicapped parking is available on the side of City Hall and on the side of the Parks and Recreation Department (401 California Ave.)

NY Times Bestselling pair JON KLASSEN AND MAC BARNETT, whose newest picture book, THE WOLF, THE DUCK AND THE MOUSE will publish, will be in Las Vegas for their book tour on October 10. Their public event will be coordinated through The Writer’s Block, held at the Historic Fifth Street School Auditorium (401 South Fourth Street, Suite 145) at 6:30 PM on the 10th.

Primm Valley Resort & Casino will host the inaugural PRIMM LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Star of the Desert Arena with some of the hottest Latin musical acts, along with food trucks, fireworks and amusement rides. Performers include Café Tacvba, fusing a variety of musical styles including punk, hip hop and electronica with regional Mexican genres; renowned regional Mexican sensation La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas; and platinum selling Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the first mariachi band to be nominated for a Grammy. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the first act starting at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 general admission and $100 VIP seating.

Rockers NINE INCH NAILS is bringing their explosive live set to Las Vegas for a performance at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, October 20. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29 at 10am.

THE GREAT GARAGE AND ANTIQUE SALE, will take place at the Silverton Casino, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas where you can shop and explore over 100 neighborhood garage sales that are put in one place for one day, Saturday, October 21 from 6:30 AM - 2 PM. There also will be food trucks and activities for the kids!
General admission is FREE-- or for you early birds out there, you can get in starting at an earlier time for a special $5 price!

For the first time ever, WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS, located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road,  has partnered with Dark Knight Entertainment to transform the premier water park into a SPOOKYHALLOWEENVILLE from Friday, Oct. 20 to Tuesday, Oct. 31. The ghoulishly delightful occasion will feature jack-o-lanterns, delicious food, haunted train rides, an ominous laser swamp, zombie paintball zone, a treacherous rock wall, trick-or-treating and much more.

Halloweenville will host a Trick or Treat Village featuring delectable sweets and premium candy for $5 per person (bag included) from Friday, Oct. 27 to Tuesday, Oct. 31. Additionally, haunted park-goers will have the opportunity to feast on tempting carnival fare and quench their thirst with creepy concoctions. All Halloweenville attendees are encouraged to wear their costumes and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

General admission tickets are $12 per person, or $8 per person for 2017 Wet’n’Wild season pass holders, and can be purchased at the park upon arrival. Children two years of age and under receive complimentary admission. The festivities take place from Friday, Oct. 20 to Tuesday, Oct. 31. Halloweenville is open 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday to Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday.

Wet‘n’Wild is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. 

Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT LIVE inside the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has added ADDITIONAL SHOWS Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the added shows are on sale now. Darci Lynne Farmer, the winner of the sensational Season 12 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will headline an exclusive engagement of America’s Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer, in Las Vegas Thursday, Nov. 2, Friday, Nov. 3, Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 in the PH Showroomat Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Joining Darci Lynne on the Las Vegas stage will be Season 12 finalists, singer Angelica Hale, dance group Light Balance and comedian Preacher Lawson. Tickets for America’s Got Talent Live range in price from $55 to $185, plus additional taxes and fees.

Celebrity Sightings:

Saturday, September 30...

After performing a stand-up act as part of The Mirage’s “Aces of Comedy” series earlier in the night, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish was seen enjoying a night out at 1 OAK Nightclub inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Actress and model Arielle Vandenberg celebrated her recent birthday at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo with a group of friends that included “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul.

Thursday evening, September 28...

UFC star and Las Vegas native “Big Country” Roy Nelson attended Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth – Round 2 at MGM Grand. Following the show, “Big Country” met “The Champ” backstage for photos.

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Big Country Roy Nelson - Photo courtesy of MGM Grand Las Vegas

Saturday, September 23...

International model and entertainer Pia Mia celebrated her birthday at Hyde Bellagio. Pia took the stage to perform her hits “Do It Again” and “I’m a Fan.” Actress, singer and songwriter Keke Palmer was also spotted dancing the night away at the fountain-side hotspot, and Jamie Foxx made an appearance at Hyde Bellagio, too.

Jamie Foxx at Hyde Bellagio 9.23.17
Jamie Foxx - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

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Keke Palmer - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Pia Mia enjoyed her 21st birthday at Hyde Bellagio 9.23.17
Pia Mia enjoyed her 21st birthday - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Pia Mia performs at Hyde Bellagio 9.23.17
Pia Mia performed on her 21st birthday - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

In the afternoon chart-topping artist DJ Khaled returned tot Marquee Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan for an explosive performance of his biggest hits.

Khaled at Marquee Dayclub Photo Credit Andrew Dang
DJ Khaled at Marquee Dayclub - Photo Credit Andrew Dang

After his performance, Khaled partied the afternoon away in his grand cabana with a group of A-list talent that included Chance the Rapper, French Montana and Juicy J.

Chance the Rapper French Montana Juicy J DJ Khaled DJ Franzen Photo Credit Ivan Barrios
Chance the Rapper, French Montana, Juicy J, DJ Khaled, DJ Franzen - Photo credit: Ivan Barrios

Later that night, DJ Khaled took over the private dining room at TAO Asian Bistro in The Venetian with a group of 20.

Briefly joining Khaled in the private dining room was recording artist Kesha.

Kesha DJ Khaled at TAO Restauarnt Photo Credit Ivan Barrios
Kesha and DJ Khaled - Photo credit: Ivan Barrios

Across the room at TAO restaurant were French Montana, Juicy J and rapper Belly enjoying dinner together.

Upstairs at TAO Nightclub, actress and singer Tamar Braxton was spotted partying with friends.

At Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan, “Glee” star Darren Criss was seen having dinner with friends.


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