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Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening of New Britney Spears Campus

The Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the organization’s new Britney Spears Campus, located at 3711 E. Sunset Rd. in Henderson, with major donor and international Icon and performer, Britney Spears on Saturday, Nov. 4. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak also joined in on the festivities, declaring it Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Britney Spears Day.

The new 16,000 square-foot facility, which houses 45 programs and services for children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as adults diagnosed with cancer, was made possible by Britney Spears and her efforts to raise one million dollars with donations from ticket sales from her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as major donors including Southwest Specialty Contractors, Zappos, Robert Earl, Live Nation, Fusch Commercial Interiors and Design, Caesars Entertainment, Elizabeth Arden, and Ann White of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation's mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer.

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Breaks Ground on New Library in East Las Vegas

On Thursday, November 2, The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) broke ground for a new library in East Las Vegas anticipated to open in spring 2019. Made possible through the joint efforts of LVCCLD, the City of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the 41,050 square-foot library facility will serve as a community hub for learning, economic advancement, and civic engagement.

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“This new library will be an invaluable resource for the East Las Vegas community, providing opportunities for growth that this neighborhood richly deserves,” said Dr. Ronald Heezen, executive director of LVCCLD. “The facility is surrounded by 19 schools and will give thousands of children and adults critical access to free WiFi, a computer lab, and educational resources that will reduce the ‘digital divide’ and make things like school projects and job-hunting easier.”

The East Las Vegas Library will become a focal point for community gatherings, cultural events, civic meetings, and free programs such as after-school tutoring, English-language and citizenship instruction and career development. The groundbreaking ceremony included City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin, and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, as well as Nevada State Senator Moises Denis and East Las Vegas community member Serafin Calvo. The event was highlighted by the Presentation of Colors by Rancho High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard and performances by Walter Bracken, Robert Lunt, and Sunrise Acres Elementary Schools.

The East Las Vegas Library represents an important milestone in the history of the East Las Vegas community and will sit on a tree-lined, 8.5-acre parcel located on Bonanza Road and East 28th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. An estimated 71 percent of those living in the area are families with young parents and children.

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Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Dr. Ronald R. Heezen speaking at East Las Vegas Library groundbreaking ceremony. - Photo courtesy of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman speaking at East Las Vegas Library groundbreaking ceremony. - Photo courtesy of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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East Las Vegas Library groundbreaking. - Photo courtesy of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

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Library Trustee Felipe A. Ortiz, Nevada State Senator Moises Denis and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Dr. Ronald R. Heezen at East Las Vegas Library groundbreaking. - Photo courtesy of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Excalibur Hotel & Casino Launches “Ultimate 4-D Experience®” Attraction

The much-anticipated Ultimate 4-D Experience made its debut at Excalibur Hotel& Casino's Fun Dungeon entertainment portfolio on November 2. The special effects theater, created by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, the market leader in cinematic attractions specializing in 4-D Theaters, brings tp Las Vegas a quality, family-friendly experience featuring exclusive, blockbuster content that fully immerses and entertains guests.

The Ultimate 4-D Experience®, has opened with three fan favorite film shows, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The initial lineup includes San Andreas 4-D Experience®, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience® and  The LEGO® Movie™ 4-D Experience®, a custom-made animated film that takes place in the world of The LEGO® Movie™.

The 72-seat Ultimate 4-D Experience® theater was developed to showcase a mix of popular, high-action brands from the world’s top studios appealing to all ages.  Each blockbuster 4-D Experience® is approximately 15 minutes in length and is presented in 3-D high definition projection, producing a stunning visual experience.  The immersive nature of the attraction is heightened by incorporating the latest technologies such as in-theater and in-seat effects to create the optimum cinematic experience putting guests right in the middle of the action.

“At Excalibur, we strive to keep our amenities fresh and fun for our guests,” said Sheri Cherubino, CFO of Excalibur Hotel & Casino. “We are excited to expand our Fun Dungeon experience to include the Ultimate 4-D Experience®. It’s a great fit and will appeal to both families and adults.”

The Ultimate 4-D Experience® is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Shows will run every twenty minutes, with each experience playing once an hour. Guests can see one show for $9.99, two shows for $12.99 or three shows for $14.99. Tickets are available at the Excalibur Box Office and at the theater.  The Ultimate 4-D Experience® is located in the Excalibur’s popular Fun Dungeon and features a dynamic theme park quality queue experience complete with cinematic lighting and music to build excitement for each film.

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

OKTOBERFEST 2017 concluded on a high note at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas with the final round of celebrity keg tappers. The stunning ladies of one of The Strip’s sexiest shows, FANTASY, brought some heat to the famous Las Vegas beer hall when they tapped the keg on Friday, Oct. 27.

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FANTASY cast members - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Then, on Saturday, Oct. 28, the AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES, brought a taste of Saturday Night Fever to Hofbräuhaus with the final Oktoberfestbier keg tapping of 2017. Immediately after the keg tapping, the talented cast kept the crowd on their feet when they took over the stage and performed “To Love Somebody,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “You Should Be Dancing.”

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Australian Bee Gees - Photo courtesy of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOUNDATION DONATED ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE FRIENDS OF LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT (LVMPD) FOUNDATION during their ninth game of the season on Friday, Oct. 27.

Vegas Golden Knights check presentation to LVMPD Foundation
Caption L to R: Kerry Bubolz, president, City National Arena; John Coogan, president, Vegas Golden Knights Foundation; Captain John Pelletier, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; retired Deputy Chief for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and LVMPD Foundation board member Matt McCarthy; Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley; George McPhee, president and general manager, Vegas Golden Knights; Deryk Engelland, Vegas Golden Knights.

As part of its continued partnership, on October 28, AFFINITY GAMING DONATED $58,000 to the ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION at the WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S. CEO Michael Silberling presented the check to Desert Southwest Chapter Executive Director Dan Lawler and Regional Director Kelli Kristo before cutting the ribbon at the start line with more than 70 Affinity Gaming employees walking. The gaming company has pledged to contribute more than $125,000 to the association in 2017 with more than $75,000 of that contribution staying in Southern Nevada.

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Affinity Gaming CEO presents $58,000 check to Kelli Kristo and Dan Lawler of the Alzheimer's Association. Courtesy Affinity Gaming.

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Affinity Gaming CEO Michael Silberling with Affinity Gaming employee Ray Green at the Walk to End Alzheimer's start line. Courtesy Affinity Gaming.

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Affinity Gaming employees at the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Courtesy Affinity Gaming.

On Monday, October 30, LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FOOTBALL CLUB unveiled A LOGO that is by the fans, for the fans and of the fans, with elements inspired by hundreds of fan submissions. The result is a logo unique in many ways, capturing the essence of the city that Lights FC will represent when it begins play in the United Soccer League (USL) in February 2018. Along with the logo unveil, Lights FC is announcing its season ticket pricing and benefits for the inaugural season, starting at just $200. Highlighting those benefits for the 2018 campaign, each season ticket purchased will come with a Lights FC jersey. Also, a limited number of T-shirts and hats featuring the new Lights FC logo is now available exclusively at the Z Boutique, located on the Zappos campus in Downtown Las Vegas (400 Stewart Ave.).

Las Vegas Lights FC Logo Cashman Rendering

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, HYDE BELLAGIO took revelers under the big top for a night of amazing feats, miraculous marvels and sensational sights during its XIV: FREAKSHOW HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA. Guests donned costumes reminiscent of the golden age of circus and Hyde’s servers suited up as racy ringmasters, seductive lion tamers, sexy clowns and other sideshow acts. Additionally, partygoers were treated to stilt walkers, contortionists, unbelievable light shows and gravity-defying balancing acts throughout the night. DJ D-Miles kept the beats bumping from behind the turntables as guests danced to electrifying house music well into the early morning hours.

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A hand balancer performs during XIV Freakshow at Hyde Bellagio 10.31.17

Daring balancing acts took place throughout the night at XIV Freakshow 10.31.17
Daring balancing acts took place throughout the night at XIV Freakshow 10.31.17

Hydes sexy servers suited up in seductive freakshow costumes for the Halloween extravaganza
Hydes sexy servers suited up in seductive freakshow costumes for the Halloween extravaganza

Hyde Bellagio celebrated Halloween with a XIV Freakshow themed bash 10.31.17
Hyde Bellagio celebrated Halloween with a XIV Freakshow themed bash 10.31.17

Partiers dressed as sideshow acts during XIV Freakshow at Hyde Bellagio 10.31.17
Partiers dressed as sideshow acts during XIV Freakshow at Hyde Bellagio 10.31.17

Stilt walkers ringmasters and acrobats took over Hyde Bellagio during XIV Freakshow 10.31.17
Stilt walkers ringmasters and acrobats took over Hyde Bellagio during XIV Freakshow 10.31.17

 

Wednesday night, November 1, as CARLOS SANTANA returned to the stage at the House Of Blues as Vegas for the first time since the One October tragedy, he met with some amazing residents that were affected by the shooting. From hospital personnel to survivors, Carlos spoke about the healing power of music. A special moment came when Carlos presented a guitar to Detective Richard Golgart for his daughter Rylie who is still in recovery (pictured below with his wife Kendra).  Those wanting to help in Rylie’s recovery can donate here:  www.gofundme.com/rylies-road-to-recovery

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Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photography

THE KEEP MEMORY ALIVE EVENT CENTER, located in Symphony Park downtown LasVegas, was named "BEST CONFERENCE CENTER IN THE FAR WEST REGION" by Northstar Meetings Group's Stella Awards, spotlighting hotels and suppliers that have achieved excellence in areas such as food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, renovations, green initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

Towbin Motorcars has unveiled the new 10,000-square-foot FERRARI• MASERATI OF LAS VEGAS, now open at 5540 W. Sahara Ave. Formerly known as Penske Wynn Ferrari/Maserati, Ferrari • Maserati of Las Vegas was acquired in late 2015 by Towbin Motorcars, adding to its existing 45,000-square-foot showroom for Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin, to become the biggest ultra-luxury/exotic automobile complex in Nevada. The new showroom highlights state-of-the-art technology and contemporary design to embrace the world-renowned reputation of its automobiles. The owners, Carolynn Towbin, chairman/dealer principal of Towbin Automotive Enterprises, and Jesika Towbin-Mansour, managing partner of Towbin Motorcars, are the first and only sole female owners of a Ferrari and Maserati showroom in North America.

MICHAEL GRIMM, the Winner of America's Got Talent Season 5 has joined the weekly entertainment lineup at Tuscany Suites & Casino (255 East Flamingo Road) performing every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Piazza Lounge.

A new exhibit, SAMURAI: ARMOR FOM THE ANN AND GABRIEL BARBIER-MUELLER COLLECTION, featuring more than 50 objects that were used both for combat and ceremonial purposes, is now open at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) through April 29, 2018.  The exhibit honors the culture, lifestyle and art of the samurai warrior through centuries of Japanese history. Intricate pieces such as lacquered metal helmets adorned with crests and delicate, detailed armor capable of protecting the samurai are on display. The exquisitely crafted pieces represent the evolution of the samurai warrior’s appearance and equipment spanning 600 years from the 14th-19th centuries. During this time period, Japanese society recognized the advancement of the samurai as a great honor: from skilled archers to an elite class of warriors respected for their military skills, refinement and intellect. The exhibit and pieces inside convey the complete story of the samurai, a part of the intellectual Japanese elite who not only fought in battle, but also practiced poetry and calligraphy.

BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m., and private docent tours are available at an additional cost. Tickets to BGFA are $18 for adults; $16 for Nevada residents, seniors 65 and older, and students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For groups of 10 or more, the gallery offers special pricing of $12 per person.

One of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time –CHICAGO– recently announced its limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas. The show will be held on February 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.Tickets ranging in price from $59 to $299, plus applicable fees, are on sale now. A limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets also are available. In response to the tragic Las Vegas shooting that took place October 1, for every ticket sold to each of their nine Las Vegas shows, Chicago will donate $1 to the Las Vegas Victims Fund to aid the victims and their families.

A brand new musical concert experience, THE VOICE: NEON DREAMS opens this spring at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. An innovative concert experience, THE VOICE: NEON DREAMS is the continuation of the musical journey for some of the show’s hottest contestants, bringing fans up close to their favorite performers and right into the world of THE VOICE, allowing them, through a unique and interactive pre-show experience, to take the first steps on their very own VOICE journey. The show features an all-star cast of vocalists, led by season 10 winner Alisan Porter and featuring Chris Mann (season two), Mary Sarah (season 10), Matthew Schuler (season five), and Matt McAndrew (season seven). They will be joined by future winners of THE VOICE and backed by a versatile band led by Michael Sanchez (season 11) that collectively plays more than 50 instruments. THE VOICE: NEON DREAMS will showcase the entire musical spectrum and give show-goers the unique opportunity to experience a constantly-evolving concert event each time they visit as the latest winners, unforgettable singers, and fan favorites of THE VOICE rotate into the show.  Tickets for performances beginning in spring 2018 are on sale now.

VERANDA AT FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LAS VEGAS, which offers Italian cuisine, is offering a Black Friday special with 50 PERCENT OFF DINNER for the month of December if the reservation is made on Friday, November 24. The offer is not valid for Christmas Eve, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve.

Gold Spike, located in downtown Las Vegas, keeps the fun rolling all winter long with DOWN & DERBY, the most exciting dance party on skates! Starting Wednesday, November 1 and continuing the first and third Wednesday of each month into 2018, downtown Las Vegas’ premier adult playground will transform The Backyard into a roller rink for Down & Derby’s renowned roller disco party as it hosts the skate extravaganza with contests, prizes, winter drink specials, and as always, complimentary roller skate rental – and now warm gloves to keep those fingers cozy!

X ROCKS, the hard-hitting, seductive topless revue from the creators of X Burlesque, set to intense, heart-pounding rock songs from artists including Slash & the Conspirators, Metallica, The Beatles, Awolnation, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath and more, made its rocking debut in The Back Room at Bally's Las Vegas on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10 p.m. Performances areThursday through Sunday. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Tickets are $47.94 for general admission and $62.95 for VIP seating. All tickets include tax and applicable fees and can be purchased at the Bally’s Box Office.

Music legend ROD STEWART will return to Las Vegas in June 2018 to resume his ongoing, acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.”at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Showtime 7:30 p.m.Tickets for six new shows June 12 – 23, 2018 went on sale to the public beginning Saturday, Nov. 4. Ticket prices are $49/ $69/ $99/ $165/ $250 (prices include 9% Live Entertainment Tax) and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office.

Accomplished rock and roll photographer NEAL PRESTON will hold exclusive signings for his new book “Neal Preston, Exhilarated And Exhausted” inside Peacock High Limit Gaming at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 12 from noon to 4 p.m.

Local Las Vegas restaurant group METRO PIZZA will pay tribute to the city's true heroes with a special dine-in night on Wednesday, Nov. 8. From 6-9 p.m. at the four main Metro Pizza locations, all Las Vegans are welcomed to dine with members of the local police, fire, ER staffs and EMTs to thank them for their efforts in the wake of the Oct. 1 tragedy and ongoing courageous work in our community. Net proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Las Vegas Victims Fund.

Due to medical reasons, the ANDREW DICE CLAY performances planned for Thursday, November 9, 2017 through Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Red Rock Resort have been CANCELED. Refunds will be provided at the point of purchase.

GALLERIA AT SUNSET has announced Friday, November 10 as the ARRIVAL DATE OF the star of the holiday season: SANTA CLAUS. Beginning at 6 p.m. in the Center Court, the renowned Nevada Ballet will perform scenes from The Nutcracker followed by the arrival of Santa at 6:45 p.m. Santa will lead a countdown at 7 p.m. to the premiere of the Galleria’s holiday light show featuring a 40-foot Christmas tree. The arrival event is FREE and open to the public.

Beginning November 11 and continuing through December 24, Santa and his helpers will be at Galleria at Sunset for photos. Guests can make this year hassle-free by making an appointment and purchasing a photo package in advance with the Santa Fast Pass. This will allows guests to skip the lines and also includes a $20 Shutterfly gift card, and three (3) calls from Santa himself!

Walk-ups are welcome and are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each Santa photo purchase includes one (1) call from Santa, and a $20 Shutterfly gift card to personalize gifts. The Santa Fast Pass is available November 11 to December 21; and walk-up only on December 22 to 24, when the set closes at 6 p.m. 

This year, Santa Claus will also be available for pet photos (cats and dogs only). All pets must be leashed or in a carrier. Avoid waiting in line and make a reservation with the Santa's Fast Pass. Pet photos with Santa are available on Tuesdays only throughout the season.

LIFETIME ATHLETIC GREEN VALLEY, located at 121 Carnegie St. in Henderson, invites locals to celebrate in a “WINTER WONDERLAND” at the club's complimentary anniversary mixer from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. The event, open to both members and non members, will commemorate the club's three year anniversary with a complimentary party, hosted on the resort style outdoor pool deck. The celebration will feature a catered dinner, a dessert bar, dancing and more. All guests will receive a complimentary signature coctail upon entry.

Following the tremendous success of his show over the past three years, international music sensation PITBULL will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2018 for 13 performances of his hit show, “Time of Our Lives.” Performances are scheduled for January: 17, 19, 20, 24, 27;April: 27, 28; May: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12. All shows begin at 9 p.m.Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets range in price from $39 to $169, plus fees and may be purchased in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Grateful for the service of our nation’s dedicated veterans, THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO is partnering with VETERANS IN POLITICS INTERNATIONAL for a SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY TO HONOR SEVERAL LOCAL VETERANS AND LAS VEGAS MILITARY PERSONNEL on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. The downtown property will also offer numerous specials to say thank you to veterans and active military personnel all day long.  Celebrating our brave service members, the awards ceremony will recognize four United States Marine Corps veterans and three current members of the Nevada Army National Guard. Plaza resident headliner, Frankie Scinta will sing the national anthem, and the awards will be presented by Clark County Commission Steve Sisolak under the iconic Plaza dome immediately following the Las Vegas Veterans Day parade.

Also on Nov. 11, the Plaza will offer several VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS AND SPECIALS TO RETIRED AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEMBERS, including:
·A complimentary pair of tickets to see the Scintas perform on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. A Las Vegas favorite for decades, the Scintas entertain guests with their signature comedy, musical prowess, and knack for spot-on impressions during their critically acclaimed show in the classic Plaza showroom. The complimentary tickets will be available at the box office.

·Free entry to a special slot tournament with a grand prize package of an authentic bomber jacket, a complimentary two night stay at the Plaza, and $200 to Oscar’s steakhouse.

·A free small rainbow that plays all 11 games and the chance to win up to $750 at any session at the Plaza’s bingo room, the only bingo hall in downtown Las Vegas offering the highest payouts in the city.

·Various food and beverage specials, including $1 domestic beers and Bloody Mary’s at casino floor bars and a free pastry or dessert and coffee or fountain drink at Brightside – Breakfast & Burgers.

·All offers require guests to show valid veterans or active military identification for participation, and gaming offers must be redeemed at the Royal Rewards players’ club reward center.

EXHIBITIONSM – THE ROLLING STONES EXHIBIT AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS honors VETERANS AND ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY ON VETERANS DAY AND EVERY DAY. Military personnel can present their government-issued military identification cards at the Exhibitionism box office and receive 20% OFF BOTH GA AND VIP TICKETS.

On VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11, VETERANS EAT FOR FREE FOR ANY MEAL PERIOD AT RAMPART CASINO (located on the Westside of Las Vegas in Summerlin). Must show valid military ID to to receive FREE buffet entrance.

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an EXHIBITION OF DRAWING, PINTING AND MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK by Béziers, France, artist and author Marianic Parra. Parra’s artwork explores the natural forms as Parra hopes to endear her work with graciousness, generosity and spirit. “MARIANIC PARRA: IN DREAMY SOLITUDE” will begin Friday, November 11, 2017 and will run through Saturday, January 27, 2018. Ms. Perra will participate in an ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Artspace Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus. The CSN Artspace Gallery is FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Artspace Gallery is upstairs above the main entrance lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino welcomes DIRK ARTHUR'S WILD MAGIC back to the Westgate Cabaret this holiday season. Dirk Arthur Wild Magic will be performed Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday inside the Westgate Cabaret, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Dark on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Show times are 6 p.m.This engagement is not only suitable for families, but great for adults too and will feature amazing sleight-of-hand, spectacular dancers assisting Dirk with his tricks, and unique magic created expertly and exclusively for Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The show is formatted to fit in an intimate setting where the audience can enjoy the magic up close and personal. Due to space limitations in the Cabaret, this version of the show does not feature animals. Tickets are priced at $29.99 for general admission, $59.99 for VIP and $69.99 for Golden Circle. All tickets include taxes and fees and are available for purchase at the Westgate Box Office.

As smoking remains the leading cause of lung cancer, BODIES...THE EXHIBITION inside Luxor Hotel and Casino encourages visitors to give up cigarettes and learn about the negative effects of the habit. In support of American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smokeout” on Thursday, Nov. 16, SMOKERS WHO THROW AWAY A PACK OF CIGARETTES who in the “Commit to Quit” container, located outside of the BODIES’ box office, will receive a COMPLIMENTARY AUDIO TOUR WITH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.

EMERGE IMPACT + MUSIC CONFERENCE, a first-of-its-kind event committed to addressing social issues through new music and thought, has announced details of a ONE NIGHT CONCERT AT BROOKLYN BOWL LAS VEGAS TO BENEFIT THE LAS VEGAS VICTIMS' FUND. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 18 and 100% of the proceeds from tickets sold will go directly to the fund created by by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. The event will feature live music from touring artists including garage-rock band White Reaper, singer-songwriter Mondo Cozmo, and indie-pop artist Quinn XCII, as well as a very special Vegas Super Set, spotlighting local artists B. Rose, Mike Xavier, and Sabriel, among others from the Las Vegas music scene. The concert will be enhanced with appearances by speakers including Choudhry, GRAMMY award-winning record producer Rob Cavallo, legendary MTV video deejay Matt Pinfield, and more. United Blood Services, a nonprofit community blood center providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States, will be onsite to enroll donors and set them up for appointments.

Tickets for the EMERGE one-night concert event in partnership with Brooklyn Bowl are available for $15 and can be purchased through the Brooklyn Bowl Box Office. In addition to all proceeds from tickets sold benefiting the Las Vegas Victims' Fund, donation opportunities will be available at the event.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Hyde Bellagio invites cigar aficionados to the official MASCULINO PREMIUM CIGAR UNVEILING beginning at 8 p.m. Produced under an extremely vetted quality-controlled process, Masculino tobacco is grown in Nicaragua and Honduras with the best Cuban seeds available. Each harvest, batch and cigar goes through a very unique process with the same hand-selected team producing the best cigar for the person with discerning taste. Ticket are available for purchase. Guests with credentials from Cigar Aficionado’s 22nd annual Big Smoke Las Vegas Weekend event will receive complimentary admission.

Green Valley Ranch Resort will celebrate the holiday season with its all-new WINTER'S VILLAGE EXPERIENCE. The AAA Four Diamond rated Henderson destination will soon transform its outdoor amphitheater located in the backyard pool area into a winter wonderland for the entire family. Just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, the winter-like atmosphere will allow guests to deck the halls with a spectacular outdoor real ice rink and holiday-inspired activities for a limited time from Nov. 24 to Jan. 7.

RAIDING THE ROCK VAULT,, the ultimate rock experience which relocated to Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in March 2017, will CELEBRATE ITS 1,000th PERFOMANCE since launching in 2012 on Saturday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 29. The week-long celebration will feature encores for the first time, a grand prize giveaway and special performances by past and present band members .The show’s all-star lineup will include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Dave Amato [Guitar] (REO Speedwagon), Hugh McDonald [Bass] (Bon Jovi), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Asia, Yes), Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (The Offspring, Last in Line, Lynchmob), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Mark Boals [Lead Vocals] (Dokken, Yngwie J. Malmsteen) and Cian Coey [Lead Vocals] (Meat Loaf, We Will Rock You, Dweezil Zappa). Raiding the Rock Vault performs Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

Tickets are on sale now for CHARLIE WILSON in concert on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Guests will enjoy songs from the  Grammy Award nominee including "There Goes My Baby," "Charlie, Last Name Wilson," "Let's Chill" and "You Are." Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available for purchase at the Desert Arena Box Office.

The 66th MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT will take place in Las Vegas from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. PT. Contestants from nearly 100 counties will vie to become the next Miss Universe in this year’s competition.  Showtime: Sunday, Nov. 26; 4 p.m. PT. Tickets for the MISS UNIVERSE® Final Telecast are now on sale to the public starting at $31plus applicable taxes and fees and can be purchased any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office.

Closings:

As part of the ongoing transformation into Park MGM, the following food and beverage venues at Monte Carlo closed.

Sunday, November 5: 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. Tuesday, November 7: Sambalatt, Diablo’s Cantina

Minus5 Ice Bar closed effective Saturday, October 28.

Celebrity sightings:

Sunday night, November 5…

Recording artist Lalah Hathaway was spotted at TAO Asian Bistro in The Venetian with friends.

Across the room was R&B singer-songwriter Durrell Babbs, better known as Tank.

Saturday night, November 4…

Professional golfer Patrick Rodgers was seen at TAO Restaurant in The Venetian with friends.

Recording artist Matt Sanders from the heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold dined at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday.

Friday night, November 3…

Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, took over the private dining room at TAO Asian Bistro in The Venetian, in Las Vegas, to celebrate her birthday alongside family and friends including former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Thursday, November. 2…

Pop music icon Britney Spears was spotted enjoying a night out at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace.

Wednesday night, November 1...

Hip hop artist Earl Stevens, also known as E-40, hosted and performed at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) after-party, sponsored by Lexani.

E 40 at Chateau
E-40 - Photo courtesy of Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop

E 40 Performing with Crowd
E-40 performing - Photo courtesy of Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop

Monday, October 30...

Rapper A$AP Ferg took over Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as part of Marquee’s ABDUQTED Halloween Weekend. Before heading to Marquee, A$AP Ferg dined at Beauty & Essex where he enjoyed a selection of favorites including the chicken meatballs.

10 30 17 Marquee AAP Ferg on Red Carpet
Rapper A$AP Ferg - Photo courtesy of Marquee Nightclub

10 30 17 Marquee AAP Ferg on Stage
Rapper A$AP Ferg performing - Photo courtesy of Marquee Nightclub

At LAVO in The Palazzo, singer and actor Thomas Dekker was seen celebrating his mom’s birthday with his parents and husband Jesse Haddock.

Thursday, October 26...

Former National Hockey League player, Jeremy Roenick dined at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas.


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