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INFERNO, The Fire Spectacular, Lights Up The Stage at Paris Las Vegas

INFERNO, the fire spectacular that has taken Europe and Asia by storm, celebrated its opening night performance at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, February 8, with a packed house.

Starring critically acclaimed Swedish illusionist Joe Labero and the most exciting fire, pyro and aerial group in the world, The Fuel Girls, INFERNO blends death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping illusions and fire within a gasoline-soaked spectacular, that proves playing with fire can be dangerous, mysterious and also beautiful.

Joe Labero and The Fuel Girls Perform in INFERNO at Paris Las Vegas Credit Erik Kabik
Joe Labero and The Fuel Girls Perform in INFERNO at Paris Las Vegas - Photo credit: Erik Kabik

“INFERNO is like nothing The Strip has seen before,” said Kris Russell, co-producer. “Fire brings out something primal in everyone. It’s one element that’s never quite been tamed and this show will push the most talented fire artists in the world to their absolute limits, letting audiences live out their pyromaniac dreams.”

Labero, a four-time Merlin Award winner and “illusionist of the decade”, uses his mind-bending magic to tame nature’s most powerful element through all new mystifying illusions. The Fuel Girls, just off Fall Out Boy’s UK Tour, dazzle with huge fire props including flaming swords, torches and whips, crowns of fire, arena-scale pyro rings, dragon canes, pyro staffs and spinning fire cubes, performing in and around while manipulating the fire itself in death-defying floor and aerial acts.

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The Fuel Girls Perform in INFERNO at Paris Las Vegas - Photo credit: Erik Kabik

“A fiery production that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats, INFERNO is sure to bring the heat as the newest addition to our world-class entertainment line-up at Paris Las Vegas,” Damian Costa, Caesars Entertainment vice president of entertainment operations.

Utilizing a dazzling display of special effects created by world-renowned fire and pyro specialists, the team behind fire spectacles at the Super Bowl, Coachella and more, Labero and his pyromaniac Fuel Girls light up the stage for 90-minutes of the hottest entertainment ever to hit The Strip.

Tickets for INFERNO start from $49.00 (plus fees & taxes) and also be purchased in person at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

All In Aviation Hosts Cirrus Aircraft Event Featuring World's First Personal Jet

All In Aviation, a full-service aviation company specializing in Cirrus Aircraft flight training, rental and sales, hosted an exclusive, private Cirrus Aircraft event on Thursday evening February 1, featuring the world's first single engine personal jet, the SF50 Vision Jet, that is revolutionizing regional transportation around the world. This was the first time the SF50 has been on display in Las Vegas since its launch in 2017. Also on display were additional new aircraft models, with each enabling you to travel in the lap of luxury.

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Cirrus Aircraft personal jet - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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All in Aviation President Paul Sallach  - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Cirrus Aircraft personal jet interior - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Cirrus Aircraft parachutes - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Cirrus Aircraft personal airplane - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Cirrus Aircraft personal jet - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

On hand at the VIP event were Cirrus Aircraft executives including Ben Kowalski, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, and Paul Sallach, president of All In Aviation, who presented a video about the luxury personal jets that he said “will change your life because personal aviation lets you do more of what you want to do”. Not only are the jets beautiful, as a tool for travel, whether for personal or business use, they provide speed, safety, innovation and comfort. The best selling aircraft in the world, Cirrus airplanes are equipped with glass panels, air conditioning, and remarkable, life saving, whole airframe parachute systems.

The executives also spoke about the company's plans for a 24-hangar expansion at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) later this year. This expansion will be the first-ever purpose-built aviation facility of its kind at HND.

The only Cirrus aircraft partner in Southern Nevada, All In Aviation is much more than a flight school. All In Aviation is a trusted partner for aviation training, from a student pilot’s very first flight through the most advanced pilot certifications. As a Cirrus Platinum Training Center, All In Aviation trains pilots in some of the safest and most sophisticated aircraft on the market. With an emphasis on quality customer care, All in Aviation’s flight instruction is led by highly experienced and professional certified flight instructors.

Since 1984, Cirrus has been acknowledged as a major innovator in general aviation aircraft. With a strong focus on integrity in engineering and pilot safety, Cirrus is committed to the future of aviation through smart safety, ease of operation and continuous innovation.  Cirrus’ line of all-composite personal aircraft-–the SR20, SR22 and turbocharged SR22T– incorporates advanced electronic and standard safety technologies including Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).For additional information call 702-ALL-IN22 (702-255-4622) or visit https://www.allinaviation.com/.

Incubus Rocks Into Las Vegas With Residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Multi-platinum alternative rock heavyweight, Incubus, launched their four-night limited engagement at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, February 2. Fans danced and rocked to Incubus’ high energy as the band sang fan favorites including “Drive,” “Anna Molly” and “Loneliest” from their newest album, 8.

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Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

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Photo credit: Erik Kabik/Kabik Photo Group

Earlier in the day, Hard Rock Hotel welcomed frontman Brandon Boyd, an accomplished visual artist, as he presented a large-scale display of his fine art prints which are available now for fans to view. The display is located in front of The Joint doors at Hard Rock Hotel and will remain there through 2018.

Before the show, the band also invited unsung heroes from the tragic 1 October shooting in Las Vegas to a private meet and greet. Incubus was originally scheduled to perform at The Joint in October 2017. The group mingled with the band, took selfies, and exchanged stories before enjoying the show in one of The Joint’s exclusive suites.

Incubus’ remaining shows take places on March 30 and 31. Tickets start at $50.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

The band will donate $1 from each ticket sale and split the proceeds between the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund, organized to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the 1 October tragedy; and to The Campaign to Change Direction, a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to change the culture in America about mental health, mental illness and wellness.

One Piece Thousand Storm Celebrated First Anniversary In Las Vegas with Help from Celebrity Fans Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, celebrity fans of the mobile game One Piece Thousand Storm, were on-hand with game producers from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. to celebrate the popular game’s first anniversary.

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One Piece Thousand Storm in Las Vegas 2018 Characters Producers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy - Photo credit: David Becker

One Piece characters, including Luffy, were also there to delight fans at a fun-filled festival, One Piece Thousand Storm in Las Vegas 2018, that took place outside of Treasure Island Hotel & Casino at Sirens Cove – a fitting setting for a pirate-themed game! The producers also gave a sneak peek during a press conference of a soon-to-be-released second game from the popular One Piece series, titled One Piece Bounty Rush.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy played One Piece Thousand Storm together with the game producer during the press conference. Maks stated, “it’s a beautiful opportunity to spend some time in Vegas celebrating great games” while Val said “it’s awesome family fun that you can play with your kids.”

The first ever, family-friendly event, One Piece Thousand Storm in Las Vegas 2018, took over Sirens Cove allowing fans of all ages to celebrate the game’s first anniversary with other fans. During this event, fans enjoyed photo-ops with One Piece characters with the Treasure Island pirate ship as a backdrop, as well as played One Piece Thousand Storm on the famed Las Vegas Strip for a chance to win huge prizes, and much more.  This event was free and open to the public.

One Piece Thousand Storm is the ultimate pirate co-op action RPG mobile game. Recently hitting more than 10 million downloads, players work together to take down enemies in parties of up to three players with game characters from the popular ONE PIECE anime series.

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

CHRIS PHILLIPS, founder and lead singer of Zowie Bowie, unveiled his own likeness as a shrunken head Thursday night, February 7, at The Golden Tiki, surrounded by fans, friends and fellow entertainers including celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul, and members of Las Vegas' iconic Crazy Girls. The Golden Tiki's managing partner Branden Powers was on hand to present the latest addition to the bar's growing collection of famous heads.

 

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Golden Tiki Zowie Bowie s Chris Phillips and his Shrunken Head - Photo courtesy of The Golden Tiki

"I truly love the Golden Tiki," said Phillips. "And it's an honor to be immortalized here."

"Zowie Bowie is part of the fabric of this city, and just the kind of Las Vegas icon that belongs in the Golden Tiki collection," said Powers. "Rod Stewart, we're ready for you next!"

Zowie Bowie's shrunken likeness was created exclusively for The Golden Tiki's cabinet of curiosities by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. The head was sculpted over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Phillips to ensure physical accuracies. Previously unveiled shrunken heads include Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Marky Ramone of The Ramones, local Las Vegas legends Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Claire Sinclair, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, and Monti Rock III.

The cast of Las Vegas’ most anticipated new show, OPIUM by Spiegelworld arrived at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on February 8 in an over-the-top ceremony complete with eccentric space helmets, psychedelic capes, tribal drums, tin foil and plenty of confetti. Creators of the hit show ABSINTHE will begin pre-launch training with the cast of comic performers and musicians from across the galaxy ahead of preview performances beginning March 13 in the OPIUM Theatre adjacent to Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Tickets are on sale now for performances through Sept. 9.

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“After months of planning, it was bloody exciting to welcome the cast of OPIUM to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas today,” said Harry M. Howie, veteran Australian theatrical promoter, numerologist, and freelance newspaper columnist, who been the public spokesperson for OPIUM since the project was first announced by Spiegelworld in December.

One of the artists answering Harry M. Howie’s call was internationally-renowned costume designer Machine Dazzle, who created the costumes for the arrival ceremony, which surprised guests on The Cosmopolitan’s casino floor.

One of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time -CHICAGO- kicked off their limited engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, February 7. Tickets for the eight remaining shows (February 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24) are available for purchase at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo. Tickets range in price from $59 to $299, and a limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets are also 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.

Caesars Entertainment held a dinner event, SALUTE TO LAS VEGAS HEROES, on Saturday, February 10, which was a night to remember and recognized several first responder organizations. These courageous individuals, included Firefighters, Metro Police, FBI and the Medical Community, each were honored throughout the evening along with appreciation for the efforts of the Red Cross.

Caesars Entertainment chefs Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri and Steve Martarano hosted the event and curated a multi-course menu for the seated dinner of more than 2,500 attendees. Throughout the event, the celebrity chefs along with several keynote speakers and Caesars Entertainment entertainers, including Wayne Newton, Penn & Teller and Tenors of Rock, shared messages of appreciation and gratitude to recognize the bravery and courage of our Las Vegas community heroes.

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Bobby Flay - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Giada De Laurentiis - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Gordon Ramsay - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Guy Fieri - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Steve Martarano - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

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Wayne Newton - Photo credit: Patrick Gray/Kabik Photo Group

The College of Southern Nevada Department of Fine Arts will host an exhibition of digital print artwork by Chinese born multimedia artist, designer and Associate Professor of Art and Design at Monmouth University (NJ), Jing Zhou. Zhou’s artwork explores our common humanity and diverse society, through a personal visual language that expresses universal ideas. “JING ZHOU: VISUAL MEDITATIONS” began Friday, February 9, and will run through Saturday, April 7, 2018. Ms. Zhou will participate in an Artist Talk and Reception on Thursday, March 8, 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.


Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is offering a Lunar New Year promotion, which includes TWO-FOR-ONE TICKETS for guests through Wednesday, Feb. 28 by using Promo Code: CNYBOGO. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is open seven days a week starting at 10 a.m.

SafeNest, along with Break the Cycle and loveisrespect.org., are all working together to RAISE AWARENESS FOR TEEN DATING VIOLENCE throughout the month of February. With school outreach programs that focus on this year’s theme “Healthy Me, Healthy We! A Journey of Self-Love, Positivity, and Strength,” SafeNest aims to teach teens how to build healthy relationships with themselves in order to have healthy relationships with others.  In addition to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, SafeNest is also engaging in Respect Week from Feb. 12 - 16 by encouraging all to wear orange ribbons to raise awareness to the escalating problem of teen dating violence and asking all teens to take the Safe Dating Pledge.

In celebration of NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY on Tues., Feb. 13, HASH HOUSE A GO GO will “give back through flapjacks” by DONATING $1 FROM EVERY RED VELVET PANCAKE SOLD TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN'S HEART FOUNDATION as part of February’s American Heart Month. National Pancake Day, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is one of Hash House A Go Go’s favorite holidays of the year, so much so that they will extend the celebration for the love of pancakes through Friday, Feb. 16, all to support CHF. The red velvet flapjack will be available for National Pancake Day, along with all of Hash House A Go Go’s other flapjack selections, during breakfast, brunch and lunch at locations inside the LINQ Resort & Casino, inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino, on W. Sahara and N. Stephanie Street in Henderson.

The ladies of FANTASY, Luxor Hotel & Casino's award-winning adult revue, will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sizzling TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE SPECIAL on Wednesday, Feb 14. Singles and couples, alike, can spice up the holiday with the powerhouse vocals of Lorena Peril, comedy stylings of Sean E. Cooper and high-energy choreography by the gorgeous cast. Following the show, guests are invited to a meet and greet opportunity with the cast for photos and autographs. Tickets are available for purchase at the Luxor box office.

On Friday, Feb. 16, the ladies of FANTASY will celebrate Chinese New Year by giving a COMPLIMENTARY 2018 “BLACK & WHITE AND NUDE ALL OVER” CALENDAR for all guests who attend that evening's show. Attendees who present their same-day FANTASY ticket stubs to the merchandise counter will receive one 2018 calendar at no cost. Additional calendars, priced at $20, will be available for purchase at various retail locations throughout Luxor, including the Atrium Showroom.

Award-winning grand illusionist DAVID GOLDRAKE is offering a special BUY ONE GET ONE TICKET OFFER for any ticket level for his scheduled FEBRUARY PERFORMANCES OF his new show, ‘Imaginarium’ inside Tropicana Theater at Tropicana Las Vegas.. Additionally on February 14th the first 100 ladies attending the show will receive a single long-stem red rose. David Goldrake performs 'Imaginarium' Tuesday through Sunday at 7pm with general admission ticket prices starting at $45.98 (excludes tax and fees). To take advantage of the BOGO ticket offer, mention the February ‘Celebrate the Love of Magic’ BOGO ticket offer in person at the Tropicana box office. Offer available for all ticket levels.

THE ANNUAL VEGAS SUMMIT SERIES will be returning to Downtown Las Vegas combining the music and cannabis industry into a full three-day event - Feb. 14 – 16. The Vegas Summit Series and will cover a diverse range of topics from regulation and the continued transition of the legal cannabis market to music industry experts sharing their insight for aspiring musicians and industry leaders. The Vegas Summit Series provides an opportunity for individuals such as executives, professionals, artists, investors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to converse and engage in an environment that is conducive to sharing information and creative collaborations within these two growing industries. Individual Conference Badges are $139 per registrant, plus applicable taxes and fees. Summit Series Conference badges are $199 per registrant and include admission into both summits. Discounted Student/Industry badges are also available. Conference badges are on sale now and can be purchased online. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend the music panels at the Vegas Music Summit and 21 years or older to attend the Vegas Cannabis Summit.

The Vegas Cannabis Summit will blaze into Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Country Club, located at 601 Fremont Feb. 14 and 15 and will feature educational seminars from industry experts, VIP events, and concerts. The Vegas Music Summit will take place inside the El Cortez Hotel’s Fiesta Room Feb. 15 and 16 and will feature educational panels, with artist showcases, and industry events taking place after hours at Backstage Bar & Billiards at 601 Fremont.Participating venues include: Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Fremont Country Club and Backstage Bar & Billiards.

NuLeaf, located at 430 E. Twain, will be hosting a “GANGA AND GLAM” event on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. featuring professional makeup touch-ups and lash applications from Glam Sophisticated and a pop up shop from Crykit’s Playhouse, a vintage boutique filled with unique rare pieces. There is NO CHARGE for admission. Visitors must be 21 and over with valid ID.

In celebration of the Chinese New Year The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has a variety of special touches in store to herald the Year of the Dog. The premier luxury retail destination will welcome guests visiting during the celebratory season with dazzling décor, a festive parade, retail special offerings and more. For the 22nd consecutive year, students from the Meadows School, will perform the TRAITIONAL DRAGON PARADE throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Friday, Feb 16 beginning at 10 a.m. The cast of singers and dancers includes 120 Meadows students – 60 from kindergarten and 60 from fifth grade plus the school’s very special guest, founder and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman.

On Friday and Saturday, Feb 16-17, The Forum Shops will offer special greeters who will distribute a distinctive brochure featuring special offers in honor of Chinese New Year from a variety of retailers at The Forum Shops. Greeters will be located near the dragon display on the Fortuna Terrace. The special offer brochure will also be distributed at The Forum Shops Guest Services Centers and Forum Shops Valet.

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS will celebrate Chinese New Year by presenting a live authentic lion dance set to be held on the casino floor on Saturday, February 17 at 6 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning R&B artists THE ISLEY BROTHERS will perform in concert on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. " Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

Aiming to raise both awareness and much need funding to fight what can be a deadly pediatric disease, Children’s Heart Foundation invites all Las Vegans to participate in the 15th ANNUAL WALK WITH THE HEART OF A CHILD on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. This annual fun walk through Fashion Show (3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas) allows participants to walk in celebration or in remembrance of the young lives affected by congenital heart defects throughout the Las Vegas community.

The morning of fun and awareness kicks off at 7 a.m. with registration, entertainment, raffles and the popular Kids Zone, with the walk beginning at 8 a.m.  Online registration can be found at www.chfn.org/walk. Fees are $25 for adults and $15 for active-duty military, students, seniors, and virtual walkers (those who cannot attend the event or physically participate).

The Color Run is launching its 2018 tour, THE COLOR RUN HERO TOUR at 945 Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas on Sat., Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. The Color Run is known as the happiest 5k on the planet, dousing Color Runners in color ever kilometer of the 5k course. The Color Run Hero Tour celebrates the hero in you with brand new super hero inspired course elements like a Hero Zone, two SUPER Zones featuring double the color, a Foam Blaster area, a super-charged Finish Festival with the most activations in the history of The Color Run, a foam area, massive color throws and more! This year’s Las Vegas run benefits Three Square Food Bank, Nevada’s food bank that provides wholesome food to the hungry in the community.Color Runners will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of registration packages. The limited edition 2018 participant kit includes a lightning-bolt t-shirt, buff, two temporary tattoos, unicorn medal and pin, and color powder packets. To register or for more information about The Color Run Hero Tour, visit http://www.thecolorrun.com/locations/las-vegas

After a sold out inaugural year, Atomic Liquors is once again partnering with Beer Zombies to host the second annual BEER ZOMBIES CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1-5 p.m. in the Llama Lot at N. 10th Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Featuring craft beers from more than 40 breweries around the country, guests will enjoy award-winning brews as well as rare, limited one-off selections.Three ticket tiers are available: VIP tickets ($75 per person) include early entry at 12 p.m., unlimited pours, a limited edition Beer Zombies glass, raffle tickets for a chance to win exclusive bombers, a private VIP area, exclusive merchandise, access to rare beers not available in GA area, and entry to the next-day bottle share; GA+ tickets ($55 per person) include unlimited pours and entry to next-day bottle share; and GA tickets ($45 per person) include unlimited pours. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Life Time Athletic clubs, located in Summerlin and Green Valley, invite fathers and daughters of all ages to enjoy a special night at the annual DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. The events will be held at both clubs simultaneously and are open to both members and non-members of Life Time Athletic.

Fathers and daughters can enjoy a night of dancing, crafts, live music and fun at Life Time Athletic Summerlin, located at 10721 W. Charleston Blvd. This year’s sock hop-themed dance will feature a a buffet-style dinner, dancing, crafts and more. Tickets are priced at $40 per couple for Life Time members, and $60 per non-member couples. Additional daughters may join for an extra $10 each.

At Life Time Green Valley, located at 121 Carnegie Street in Henderson, fathers and daughters are invited to its “Under the Sea” Daddy Daughter Dance.  The event will feature a buffet-style dinner, dancing, crafts and more. In addition, members can dance the night away with a Zumba class to fit each theme, taught by one of Life Time’s fitness instructors. Tickets are priced at $40 per couple for Life Time members, and $60 per non-member couples. Additional daughters may join for an extra $10 each.

Don't miss your chance to experience EXHIBITIONISM – THE ROLLING STONES, which ends its limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement at the Palazzo Las Vegas on Sunday, February 25. 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.Exhibitionism is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for Exhibitionism are available in person at the Exhibitionism box office, which is located in The Palazzo Lower Lobby.

Singer/songwriter VANCE JOY brings Nation of Two World Tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

G-EAZY brings his THE BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED TOUR with special guests TRIPPIE REDD, PHORA, AND ANTHONY RUSSO to the Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Sunday, February 25. at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees).

PnB ROCK along with special guest LIL BABY bring the “Catch These Vibes Tour” to House of Blues Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 26. at 8 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m. Tickets start at $27, plus applicable fee.

Commemorating 15 years of being a band, since their 2003 inception in Ocala, FL., A DAY TO REMEMBER brings their “15 Years In The Making Tour” to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. The band will be joined by special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and The Devil Wears Prada. The band is offering a special “commemorative pit pass,” which includes a guaranteed pit ticket, early entry and commemorative merch items. Tickets starting at $29.50 (plus applicable service fees) are on sale at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.

CSN’s FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT THEATRE PROGRAM presents the return of the ONE ACT FESTIVAL that showcases an evening of short plays directed by CSN Students. The festival of short plays allows audiences to delight in shorter episodic stories and celebrate the fruits of a semester of work by the first-time directors who receive training and faculty mentoring from CSN’s award-winning actor/director Mindy Woodhead. Five to seven plays; twelve up-and-coming directors; twenty five student actors; and, one great night of theatre.The event debuts on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. with performances running through March 3, and a matinee scheduled on Sunday, March 4, at 2:00 pm in the Backstage Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus, located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue. General Admission is $12.00 and $10.00 for students and seniors.For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483).

Due to a scheduling conflict, ELTON JOHN has RESCHEDULED the Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 performances of “THE MILLION DOLLAR PIANO” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to Sunday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 16.  Tickets for the two rescheduled performances will go on sale Friday, Feb. 9. at noon PT.

All other performances of “The Million Dollar Piano” remain as scheduled.

Ticket holders for the May 18 and May 19 performances will receive an exclusive pre-sale window to purchase tickets to the rescheduled May 6 and May 16 dates before they go on sale to the public. Details will follow via email delivered to the email address provided when tickets were purchased. All ticket orders for May 18 and May 19 will be refunded.

In celebration of seven record-breaking years on The Strip, Las Vegas’ #1 show, ABSINTHE will perform two shows per night, seven days a week, 365 days a year at Caesars Palace beginning Monday, May 14. Tickets for the new Monday and Tuesday are on sale now.

Closings:

Grand Wok and Sushi Bar at MGM Grand will close, effective Monday, Feb. 19. Details on future plans for the space will be shared in the coming months.

Openings:

Young Las Vegas entrepreneur Corey Holtam opened “WRECK ROOM”, a Las Vegas’ destruction experience on Friday, Feb. 2, that provides guests a 30-minute “smashing good time” in a controlled hassle-free environment. Wreck Room has four separate rooms available for gatherings of one to six. Items to be pulverized are provided along with full suit, face mask, gloves and bootie protection and a wrecking weapon. Participants must be 18 years or older, provide identification, wear closed toe shoes, and sign a waiver.

“It’s a great way for people to release their emotions while having fun”, said Holtam.

WREK ROOM is located in Chinatown at 4090 Schiff Drive. Standard packages start from: $35 single packages; $75 double packages; and group of six $165.

Tropicana Las Vegas continued its food and beverage refresh with the debut of RED LOTUS ASIAN KITCHEN, an Asian-inspired restaurant featuring Asian fare with a western flare, on February 2, 2018. Guests will be treated to fast, easy and flavorful Asian cuisine with a twist - available for dine-in and grab-and-go, just in time for Chinese New Year, the 'Year of the Dog'. The menu will feature an array of appetizers, soups, rice and noodle, as well as rice bowl options.

Celebrity sightings:

Friday, February. 9...

Actress Jessica Biel was spotted enjoying a girl’s night out celebrating a friend’s bachelorette party at Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Following their dinner, Biel and her friends made their way to the nightclub where they were immediately seated at a VIP table near the DJ booth where they enjoyed a high-energy set by resident DJ group Cash Cash before leaving well into the early hours of the morning.

Thursday, February. 8...

Retired NFL wide receiver Miles Austin was spotted dining with his wife at Herringbone Las Vegas Restaurant inside ARIA Resort & Casino.

Wednesday, February 7...

“Ahhhhhhh!” Actor and musician Macaulay Culkin earned his wings at Vegas Indoor Skydiving. After experiencing bodyflight inside Vegas Indoor Skydiving’s 22-foot tall wind tunnel, the “Home Alone” star posed for photos with his flight instructor Andy.

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Macaulay Culkin - Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

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Macaulay Culkin - Photo courtesy of Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Tuesday, February 6...

All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman partied at Hyde Bellagio during INdustry Tuesdays insider night.

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Richard Sherman parties at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas - Photo courtesy of Hyde Bellagio

Also enjoying the night at Hyde Bellagio with a group of friends was former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Saturday night, February 3...

Retired football star Donovan McNabb made a surprise appearance at the Backstreet Boys after-party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas ahead of the highly-anticipated Big Game.

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Donovan McNabb and DJ ShadowReD at Chateau - Photo courtesy of Chateau Nightclub and Rooftop

The National Football Conference (NFC) champion interacted with friends and fans in his lavish booth as he partied alongside Chateau’s resident DJ, ShadowReD, and the Backstreet Boys.

“Antidote” artist Travis Scott took over Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with an over-the-top performance for club-goers. Hip-hop artist NAV joined the rapper on stage to perform their single “Beibs in the Trap”. After wrapping up his 25-minute performance, Scott took in the party from his VIP table where TV personality Kimbella and rappers Jim Jones and Cam’ron joined him.

Earlier in the night at Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, actor Macaulay Culkin dined with friends in town for a bachelor party.

Friday night, February 2...

“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo with family and friends.

Over at TAO Asian Bistro in The Venetian, comedian Mamrie Hart was seen having dinner with friends before heading to see Cher.

At Beauty & Essex in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, former NFL player Charles Godfrey dined with a female companion.

Tuesday, Jan. 30...

Hong Kong martial artist, actor, and film director Jackie Chan was seen at Madame Tussauds on the Las Vegas strip, when his wax figure returned from Los Angeles to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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Jackie Chan - Photo courtesy of Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas

Sunday, Jan. 28...

World-renown Latin artist Maluma was spotted at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace. The superstar, who was in town due to his participation in Saturday’s Calibash concert as he headlined alongside Latin music icons Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin, was also celebrating his 24th birthday at the luxurious ultra-lounge Heart of OMNIA.

Heart of OMNIA Maluma
Heart of OMNIA Maluma

Saturday, Jan. 27...

"Real Housewives of Orange County" stars Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley were spotted at the smash-hit comedy "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man," at Paris Las Vegas. After the show, the celebrity couple caught up with the show's stars Scheana Shay, Chester Lockhart, and Chris Hodgson during the meet-and-greet, where they also witnessed a Las Vegas-style marriage proposal, in which a couple visiting from Michigan became engaged on the spot.

Friday, January 26...

Playmate and adult film star, Nicolette Shea, hosted a party at Crazy Horse III gentlemen’s club to celebrate the Adult Video News Award (AVN) awards in Las Vegas. Joined by five girlfriends including adult film star, Luna Starr, and Maxim model, Toochi Kash, the women posed for red carpet photos and greeted enthusiastic fans.

 


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