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Barry Manilow Brings His Hits to Westgate Resort & Casino

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow is back in Las Vegas as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater inside the Westgate Resort & Casino.

The legendary entertainer returned to where he previously made his spectacular residency debut on February 24, 2005. This time around Manilow performs a repertoire of hits from his extensive song catalog in a brand new 85-minute stage production that proves at the age of 75 he still has what it takes to be an international superstar. With the energy of a much younger man and a voice that is as amazing and strong as ever, he continues to wow audiences with a commanding performance that has everyone up on their feet and singing along to each of his chart topping hits that remain timeless, including Daybreak, Looks Like We Made It, I Can't Smile Without You, Mandy, I Write The Song, Copacabana and the list goes on. He even includes a nod to his show business beginnings as a writer of TV and radio commercial jingles such as State Farm's “Like a Good Neighbor”, Band-Aid's “Stuck on Band-Aid”; and McDonald's, “You Deserve a Break Today” just to name a few.

Proud to be a product of the Big Apple, the Brooklyn born performer has paid tribute to the city he loves in several of the songs he wrote. That said, prior to entering the theatre audience members are given 3D glasses to wear during a video segment of his show featuring a flying tour over New York City as Barry sings a cover of “On Broadway” and the title song from his latest album “This Is My Town” subtitled, “Songs of New York”. It adds another enjoyable dimension to a fantastic show that is by far one of the best concert experiences in Las Vegas by one of the world's greatest performers.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming him back to our historic stage so that he can once again make it home. Our guests will be delighted by his repertoire of more than 50 Top-40 hits,” said David Siegel, Founder & CEO of Westgate Resorts.

Tickets range in price from $19.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees.  Remaining show dates for Barry Manilow's limited engagement at Westgate Resort & Casino are September 27-29 and Oct. 4-6.

Eden in Love Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Las Vegas with the Launch of their Brand New Community Marketplace

The retail boutique, Eden in Love, with two locations in Waikiki and Honolulu, celebrated their first anniversary at Town Square in Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 4 by saying ‘mahalo’ to all shoppers who where welcomed in the store for an all-day shopping extravaganza that included the debut of their local marketplace and the Vegas-themed TheHeart of Eden collection.

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Husband and wife owners, Bryson and Tanna Dang, who flew in from Hawaii for the anniversary celebration, created Eden in Love as a boutique ‘born to give,’ as they constantly give back to their local communities in Las Vegas and Hawaii. One such way is through hosting in-store fundraisers every month. Eden In Love has extended its community support alongside the Las Vegas first anniversary with the launch of their Made in Nevada Marketplace. Eden in Love now has a dedicated section of their boutique that features locally-made products for shoppers to purchase. The marketplace also includes Made in Hawaii products from various Hawaii-based vendors.

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Starting Thursday, Aug. 2 and throughout the weekend, Eden in Love and Opportunity Village, Las Vegas’ favorite charity, retailed their silk scarves in store, with a portion of the proceeds going back to the charity. The scarves were created by the Opportunity Village individuals in the Fine and Performing Arts Program and can be found online or at the Opportunity Village campuses.

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Merchandise available for purchase from Nevada-based businesses include:

·Fisher Space Pens out of Boulder City featuring bullet pens including the #VEGASSTRONG edition Eden in Love is the first retailer to sell Fisher Space Pens #VEGASSTRONG bullet pens

·Natural Earth handcrafted bath and body products out of Las Vegas, featuring scented bath bombs

·Dee’s Little Soap Shop out of Las Vegas offering environmentally-friendly handmade soaps and bath products, featuring children’s special donut-shaped bath bombs

·Abbie Paulhus out of Las Vegas, offering hand-painted whimsical and expressive art, featuring stationary, cards, art prints and postcards

·Casey Sibley originally out of Reno, offering hand-drawn and hand-painted artwork on textiles; featuringsucculent holders and zip pouches

·Bonum Vitae, based in Las Vegas and offering ethical, cruelty-free and vegan face oils

·MOTD Cosmetics out of Las Vegas offers cruelty-free, vegan makeup brushes with the goal of teaching and inspiring others on how to properly apply makeup; featuring makeup brushes

·Local-ty LV makes clothing for locals by locals, demonstrating their love for all things Las Vegas; featuring Las Vegas t-shirts and hats for women and kids

In addition to the launch of the marketplace, the Aloha Collection from The Heart of Eden clothing line is now available for the first time at the Las Vegas location. This fun, Vegas-themed collection features “High Fives and Vegas Vibes” apparel and so much more.

Eden in Love is located inside Town Square, next to the South Parking Garage. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Perez Hilton Joins the Cast of Chippendales as Special Celebrity Host

Celebrity blogger and social media influence Perez Hilton made his debut as the latest celebrity to guest host Chippendales at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino on Thursday evening, July 26 with a limited 6 week engagement that will run through September 2.

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The openly gay blogger is unlike any other celebrity that has hosted the show. While he may not have the physical attributes that fits in with the hunky cast, what he does bring to the show is a certain sassiness and humor which was evident on media night, July 27. No stranger to the stage, Hilton uses his outrageous sense of humor to guide the audience through a wild and fun filled evening celebrating the hottest men, music and moves in Las Vegas. Adorned in flamboyant, bling enhanced attire on media night, Perez proudly announced, “I am an expert on men”, before taking questions from the audience with which he responded by saying what's on his mind, with no holds barred. In any case, audiences should know that what happens at Chippendales still stays at Chippendales!

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Perez now joins the exclusive roster of celebrities that have served as guest hosts at Chippendales. From Dancing With The Stars and America's Next Top Model winner Nyle DiMarco, international supermodel/actor Tyson Beckford, actors Joey Lawrence, Ian Ziering and Antonio Sabato Jr. and, most recently, DWTS pro and choreographer Tony Dovolani, each bring their own distinct style and energy to the sold out audiences.

A New York University trained actor, Perez Hilton entertains millions daily on his eponymous website and social media channels. Over the years he has written three books, launched two YouTube channels and one very successful podcast - The Perez Hilton Podcast with Chris Booker. His theater credits include NEWSical: The Musical (off-Broadway) and Full House The Musical (New York and Toronto). On television, he's been seen as an actor in Glee, Girl Meets World, Victorious, Law & Order: SVU and countless other shows. In the reality space, he's appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Celebrity Big Brother in the U.K. and won "America's Worst Cooks: Celebrity Edition" for the Food Network. He can be regularly seen providing expert commentary on TV and radio and is thrilled to return to the stage with Chippendales.

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Chippendales performs nightly at 8:30 p.m., with additional shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Perez Hilton’s Chippendales residency runs Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday night performances only) through Sept. 2, 2018. Tickets range from $64.95 to $165.09 + tax and fees (18+).

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

Monday afternoon, July 30, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas welcomed reality star Scheana Shay and the internationally acclaimed dancers of Thunder From Down Under as they hosted the official opening of The Hangover Bar. Kicking off around 1 p.m., the “Vanderpump Rules” starlet alongside the Thunder blokes made their way to The Hangover Bar and welcomed guests. With signature cocktails in hand, Scheana and the Thunder men toasted the official opening of the hottest new bar.

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Vanderpump Rules Star Scheana Shay and Thunder From Down Under Host Official Opening of The Hangover Bar at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - Photo Credit Denise Truscello

As the event went on, the Thunder gents announced that they would be debuting their shot, Thunder Spank, as the first shooter of the Celebrity Shot Series. Mixed with Malibu Rum, Midori Sour and pineapple juice the guys handed out shots to the crowd and took the first taste. The event was a sight to see as guests took photos and continued through the Hangover experience and officially welcomed The Hangover Bar to the Vegas Strip.

The Hangover Bar is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and The Hangover Experience, which currently features the notorious hotel suite and wedding chapel, as well as figures of Alan (portrayed by Zach Galifianakis), Phil (portrayed by Bradley Cooper), and Mike Tyson.

Master insult comedian, COLIN KANE kicked off his residency at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 27. Kane’s R-rated show, The Wolf, tackled relationships, sex, race and those who were brave enough to sit in the front row. He’s an equal opportunity offender and the intimate show was not for the faint-of-heart. Colin Kane The Wolf will return to Vinyl Friday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and are on sale now at Hard Rock Hotel box office.

As part of the annual Heroes at Heart campaign, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, Las Vegas has raised $3,131 for the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. From May 21 through July 8, $1 from each in-store purchase of limited edition coffee and tea blends were donated to the Foundation, which provides support to victims of fires and catastrophic events throughout Las Vegas. In addition to purchasing these speciality blends for their own brews at home, guests had the option to buy both items to donate back to local first responders. As a result, 2,800 bags of coffee and 275 bags of tea were donated and disbursed to local fire stations, the burn unit at University Medical Center and various emergency dispatch and ambulance headquarters.

Manhattan Beach, CA resident MICHAEL BALL became an instant millionaire after sitting down to play IGT’s popular Wheel of Fortune® Double Times Pay 3X4X5X® Slots at Harrah’s Las Vegas on the morning of Friday, July 27, when he hit the more than $1.18 MILLION JACKPOT.

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On Tuesday, July 31, famed musician and Las Vegas headliner, FRANKIE MORENO visited the Nevada School of the Arts to donate 10 brand new Gibson guitars. The donation will allow Nevada School of the Arts to continue its support for students who don’t have or can’t afford instruments but have the aspirations to learn the art of music. Nevada School of the Arts has a wide variety of programs for students and adults, serving students from age two through senior citizens

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Frankie Moreno and brother Tony Moreno present the donation of 10 Gibson guitars to Nevada School of Arts President and CEO, Patrick Duffy - Photo courtesy of Nevada School of the Arts

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Frankie Moreno and brother Tony Moreno present the donation of 10 Gibson guitars to Nevada School of Arts President and CEO, Patrick Duffy - Photo courtesy of Nevada School of the Arts

World-Renowned Illusionist CRISS ANGEL has announced that he will unveil an over-the-top visual spectacular unlike any other in existence – Criss Angel MINDFREAK®, in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino opening Dec. 19, 2018. The brand-new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never-before-seen effects that will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale. Tickets went on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 3. Tickets start at $69, plus tax and applicable fees and will available in-person at the Criss Angel Theater box office. A limited number of VIP Experiences will be available for each performance, including personal escort into the venue, limited edition VIP laminate, photograph and meet & greet with Criss Angel.

For a limited time, the LALIQUE Las Vegas Boutique will display seven new works from the LALIQUE + Damien Hirst 'ETERNAL' art collaboration from August 1 - September 15, 2018. The limited edition crystal pieces feature a selection of Hirst's most recognizable motifs including the cross, dove, skull and butterfly that can be read as emblematic of the cycle of life.  The presentation of these exceptional pieces is the culmination of four years of research and innumerable conversations between LALIQUE and Hirst, combining the creative expertise of both artist and craftsmen. LALIQUE Las Vegas Boutique is located at The Shops at Crystal on 3720 Las Vegas Boulevard, suite 22.

On Wednesday, August 8, CANNABITION, Las Vegas’ first and only immersive cannabis museum and the world’s only cannabis-themed experience of its kind, took delivery of its most historic and iconic artifact — “THE RED SHARK” — Gonzo Journalist HUNTER THOMPSON'S BELOVED 1973 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CONVERTIBLE that was memorialized in Thompson’s seminal book, “FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS” and also appeared in the 1998 film adaptation. This marks the first time Thompson’s car will be on public display, courtesy of Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson. Keneh Ventures, Cannabition’s investment partners in New York and Aspen, Colorado, facilitated the deal to exhibit the Red Shark and provided the introduction to Anita Thompson at Owl Farm. Anita Thompson says she chose to make “Hunter’s big and beautiful” car part of Cannabition, where it will be on public view, to coincide with the growing prevalence of legalized recreational cannabis.When Cannabition opens later this month, the Red Shark will be on display and surrounded by never-before-seen photos and home videos of Thompson with his car.

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Hunter S. Thompson with his 1973 Chevrolet Caprice "The Red Shark"

THE PORCH AT HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL launches its first DIVE IN MOVIE MONTH and hosts FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. throughout August. Located adjacent to the pool and in the heart of Hooters Casino Hotel, THE PORCH offers a backyard party vibe nestled next to the Strip with games such as corn hole and foosball. While watching movies on a new, state-of-the-art 10 foot by 16 foot video wall, Dive in Movie attendees can take a dip or lounge poolside while enjoying food and beverage specials such as buckets of five beers and a floatie for $15; or a bucket of five Budweiser products and a large Pizza Hut pizza with two toppings for $19.99. Individual floaties are available for purchase for $5. Dive in Movies began on Saturday, Aug. 4 and will end on Saturday, Aug. 25. The upcoming movie lineup features: Blue Crush; Saturday, Aug. 11: Finding Nemo; Saturday, Aug. 18: The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Saturday, Aug. 25: Cast Away.

TOBY KEITH celebrates 25th anniversary of first #1 hit with Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Tour with a stop at Red Rock Resort. The country superstar will perform on the Sandbar Poolside Stage, Friday, October 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission standing room only and $100 plus tax and applicable fees for VIP standing room only, and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas. Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

Las Vegas’ “home away from home,”REMEDY'S AND DISTILL” are spreading the love throughout August to show their support for the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION and help raise awareness of heart disease and risk of stroke. Patrons can visit any Remedy’s or Distill location throughout the valley and sip and support on the RED COSMO SPECIALTY COCKTAIL made with Tito’s Vodka for just $10, with 100 PERCENT OF THE PROCEEDS GOING BACK TO THE ASSOCIATION. back to the association.

WELLRED, the “liberal redneck” comedy trio, will be making their first appearance at Treasure Island on August 10 for a 9 p.m. show. The three-man comedy group is made up of friends Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester, each bringing their own recipe for Southern-fried comedy to the national stage.The trio tackles outdated traditions and intolerance mixed with hilariously smart political satire. Tickets are available starting at $35.95, plus tax and handling fees. Guests must be 18 years or older to attend.

Let SHARKY’S MODERN MEXICAN KITCHEN take the stress off of dinner and bring in the entire family during the first week of school, August 12-17, to any Sharky’s Las Vegas location and RECEIVE ONE FREE KID’S MEAL WITH THE PURCHASE OF ONE ENTRÉE. The offer is good at Sharky’s Modern Mexican Kitchen – Blue Diamond, 5070 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, and the Summerlin location at 8975 W. Charleston Blvd.

Marquee Nightclub will host the Official PROJECT AFTERPARTY during MAGIC Fashion Week Monday, August 13. Guests will enjoy a special performance by Sheck Wes as Chase B mans the decks. PROJECT badge holders receive complimentary admission and open bar 11pm-midnight.

All previously-scheduled ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE THE RAILHEAD AT BOULDER STATION will be TEMPORARILY RELOCATED as part of the property’s exciting bingo room renovation. With construction scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 15, all bingo operations will temporarily move to The Railhead, with the iconic venue’s previously-scheduled entertainment, including Boulder Blues, relocating to varying venues in the Station Casinos family.

MARGIE SHEPHERD, motivational speaker with international status and founder/owner/president of Maximize M Productions, who will be imparting her well-earned lessons on how to get the confidence to win your slice of life at A Slice of Vegas in the Mandalay Bay Shops on Wednesday, August 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Along with a dynamic and fascinating presentation by Shepherd, which she promises will impact everyone, guests to the event will experience everything from bling to a who’s who of professionals and a red carpet. Admission to the event is $12 at the door.

Performance painter, THE RICARDO ARTS AKA 'FREAK SINATRA' will headline the August edition of Third Thursday on 3rd on Thursday, August 16th beginning at 7 p.m.While Ricardo visually stimulates the crowd, the 3rd street soundtrack will be provided by DJ Edoc and of course, some of the city's most beloved food trucks will line the streets including: Stripcheeze, The Cookie Bar, Cousins Maine Lobster, Treasure Ice Land, Monti's Smokehouse BBQ and Churros 101. Third Thursday on 3rd is a FREE food truck and live art experience for all ages happening every third thursday of the month at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, on  3rd street corridor between Ogden & Stewart.

HOFBRAUS LAS VEGAS,  Las Vegas’ favorite Beer Hall, will bring talented local bands together for a night of diverse and vibrant music, food and fun with its BATTLE OF THE BANDS event on Friday, August 17. Five bands will battle it out for a standing gig at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Las Vegas musician Scotty Rocker and talented local bands Gravel, Queens Riot, RumRunners and Blitzkrieg will come together to compete inside the Beer Garden at the Haus. In addition, the evening will include a DJ and special guest appearance by “America’s favorite Elvis,” Pete Wilcox. The Battle of the Bands begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, August 17. Doors to the Beer Garden open at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE.

FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup is adding two more locations to its growing presence on the West Coast with its newest Southern Italian-inspired casual-dining restaurant, SIXTH+MILL PIZZERIA AND BAR, in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, opening August 18, 2018 and in Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® in St. Mark Square Las Vegas scheduled to open April 2019. Besides the pizza, sixth+mill will also feature small plates, fritters, salads and durum wheat pastas.

BEER YOGA AT HOFBRAUHAUS LA VEGAS returns Sunday, August 19 at 2 p.m. Enjoy Beer Yoga at Hofbrauhaus and sip on a cold beer while testing your concentration and balance. The hour-long session combines beer and yoga taught by certified yoga instructor, Rosemary Birchard.  Classes are $20 each and come with one bottle of your choice of Hofbräu beer. Those who sign up in advance online are guaranteed a spot in the class. Guests may also purchase the class in person at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. Guests of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend. It is recommended that you bring your own yoga mat.

Comedian and co-host of Top Gear, ADAM FERRARA will be headlining TOPGOLF LAUGHS with special guest WARREN DURSO inside The Birdie Bar at Topgolf Las Vegas on Aug. 24 and 25, 2018. Tickets are $15. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and show time is 9 p.m.

Fresh off the heels of the all-new Mamma Mia movie, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, ABBA THE CONCERT will return to Tropicana Las Vegas.Guests are invited to sing and dance to the best hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s, as ABBA The Concert brings its iconic ABBA tribute performance to Tropicana Theater for one night only on Saturday, August 25. Tickets for this all ages event are priced from $29.95 to $34.95 per person (excludes taxes and fees), and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office.

PKWY Tavern invites partygoers to CELEBRATE WINTER IN AUGUST DURING AN EXHILARATING WINTER WONDERLAND POOL PARTY complete with a 25-foot pool and 10 tons of snow blanketing the bar. On Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 9 p.m., guests can cool off at PKWY Flamingo while sipping Pinnacle Vodka pool party punch, thirst-quenching snow cones, a Pinnacle Vodka ice luge and Victory Brewing beer specials starting at just $5. Throughout the evening, revelers can test their skills with pool volleyball and dance the night away as Blueprint Sound delivers the hottest beats that will continue into the early morning hours.

GIRL SOUTS OF NEVADA will host its inaugural STEAM Career Conference at Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. STEAM, which stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math,” is one of the four key pillars of Girl Scouts.

“From science to the arts, we have some tremendous female business leaders in Las Vegas,” said Linda Bridges, Chief of Communications of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. “This event gives young women in the community the opportunity to learn more about how they may pursue careers in various fields, as well as to pull inspiration to break into fields that are currently underrepresented by women.” The event is open to all girls between sixth and 12th grade, priced at $25 for Girl Scouts and $30 for non-Girl Scouts. Participants will enjoy a series of hands-on exercises including workshops and round-table discussions with influential women and peers during scheduled breakout sessions. All attendees will receive a STEAM Career Conference branded tote bag, professional notebook and pen set, continental breakfast and a plated lunch. All attendees must register on line by Friday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.

Latin Grammy Award-nominated música urbana duo, ALEXIS Y FIDO, with special guests FULANITO AND DIEGO VAL, will take over M Pool as part of M Resort & Casino's concert series on Aug. 31.Doors open at 6 p.m. with a live DJ set beginning at that time, and Diego Val performing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now fo r $27, plus applicable L.E.T. and facilities fees.

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER is teaming up with Collective Zoo to bring the heat this Labor Day weekend with an evening of booty shakin’ electronic music on Saturday, September 1. The event promises visitors a jam-packed evening celebrating diversity in music, art, food and culture – all in the same spot. House Music lovers can catch memorable electronic sounds in the heart of downtown Las Vegas with performances from a collection of talented entertainers, including Grammy-nominated producer and headliner for the evening CHRIS LAKE, NYC-BASED WALKER & ROYCE, SINDEN and more. General admission tickets start at $25 plus applicable fees, with VIP packages starting at $50 plus applicable fees. Doors & music for the show will open at 4 p.m. The evening will also feature sets from other top performers including Golf Clap, Lucati, Teig and Flashgang.

CABO WABO CANTINA, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will host GAME DAY PARTIES featuring drink specials during regular season professional football games and select college football games beginning Thursday, Sept. 6; and the big game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.

J. COLE has announced the additional support acts that will join him on his 34-date tour in support of his chart-topping new album KOD, with SPECIAL GUEST YOUNG THUG, JADEN SMITH AND EARTHGANG will join the tour when it makes a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets range in price from $49.50 to $149.50 (not including applicable service charges.

Award-winning grand illusionist DAVID GOLDRAKE is planning to open a new show, set to debut to Las Vegas audiences in Spring, 2019. Following his final performance at the Tropicana on September 30, 2018, David Goldrake will focus on producing and rehearsing for his new headlining magic production. He looks forward to announcing the details regarding his new project within the next few months.

Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual “CHEERS TO CHOCOLATE” event, hosted by Easterseals Nevada, that returns to The District at Green Valley Ranch, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 6-9 p.m. The decadent night will be filled with entertainment, sweet treats, seasonal libations and a silent auction. This year, guests can expect indulgences from Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Ethel M Chocolate Factory, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Bad Beat Brewing and many more. All proceeds earned from the evening will directly benefit Easterseals Nevada. Pre-event individual tickets are on sale now for $50 or two tickets for $80 Day of individual tickets will be available for $60 or two tickets for $90. To purchase tickets, please visit events.eastersealsnv.org .This is a 21+ event.

NEVADA BALLET THEATRE (NBT) launches its 2018-2019 mainstage performance season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with the Las Vegas premiere of Ben Stevenson’s renowned Ballet, DRACULA  With an enhanced weekend performance schedule, tickets from $29 and up are now available for four performances beginning Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28, 2018 and may be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office.


KARMA AND LUCK, a Las Vegas-based modern spiritual lifestyles brand – designed to unify cultures, celebrate diversity and introduce the West to the beautiful spiritual customs of the Middle East and Far East through jewelry and home décor, opened its 13th signature location at Fashion Show Las Vegas, 3200 LasVegas Blvd. South. Karma And Luck is currently open at: The Venetian; The Forum Shoppes at Caesars Palace; The Mirage; Miracle Mile Shops; Flamingo Las Vegas; Harrah’s Hotel & Casino; Westgate Resort & Casino; Luxor Hotel & Casino; Excalibur Hotel; Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

ELECTRA COCKTAILCLUB has opened at The Palazzo® Las Vegas, embodying a dynamic scene where cocktail creations challenge the limits of tradition in an atmosphere that exudes an escapist, kinetic vibe. Electra completes The Venetian Cocktail Collective, representing the evolution of nightlife in Las Vegas comprised of the sophisticated Dorsey, the romantic Rosina and now the inventive Electra.

As part of a $192 million property-wide modernization, Palace Station unveiled its ALL-NEW ASIAN-INSPIRED RESTAURANT BOATHOUSE ASIAN EATERY, created by dynamic brother and sister team Cat and Tu Do together with their partner Hans Mogensen from Northern California. The restaurant serves up lunch and dinner and celebrates authentic Asian cuisine featuring an eclectic menu with touches from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine and features a guest capacity of more than 200 people for both indoor and outdoor seating, complete with a large cocktail bar, 14-seat sushi bar and six seat noodle bar, all in a contemporary atmosphere.

Celebrity sightings:

Sunday, Aug. 5...

Producer, director and choreographer best known for directing the “High School Musical” trilogy and “Hocus Pocus,” Kenny Ortega, made an appearance at Club Domina to catch Magic Mike Live inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Also spotted at Club Domina over the weekend was model Nazanin Mandi who was celebrating her bachelorette party ahead of her nuptials to R&B crooner Miguel.

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