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The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle, Opens in Las Vegas

Lighthouse Immersive, the innovators behind the blockbuster Immersive Van Gogh exhibition seen by over 5 million people across North America, brings holiday magic to families in Las Vegas with The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle at Lighthouse ArtSpace Las Vegas at The Shops at Crystals (adjacent to ARIA). The special VIP opening on Saturday, November 19 featured the magical exhibit, followed by a reception where all of the VIP guests and their families were treated to special holiday bagels provided by Las Vegas’ newest bagel spot, The Bagel Nook (in Downtown Summerlin), as well a festive hot chocolate cart serving tasty, toasty treats.

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The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle saw its world premiere in Toronto in 2021, and was met with broad acclaim, with Curiocity calling it “magically immersive,” Now Magazine calling it “the perfect thing to get you in the holiday spirit” and Narcity claiming the “dazzling new experience” is “bursting with holiday excitement.”

Immersive Nutcracker is an ideal family outing, featuring whimsical animated characters alongside footage of professional ballet dancers. This joyful 30-minute immersive experience is an ideal outlet to introduce young children to the art of ballet and the captivating storytelling that often accompanies it. Set to the sweeping music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Immersive Nutcracker encompasses visitors in over 500,000 cubic feet of projections composed of over 1 million frames of video, curating a grand immersive display that relays the tale of The Nutcracker from opening to finale. The projection features beloved scenes set to their classical scores like “The March of the Toys,” “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and more.

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Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, The Nutcracker has become a holiday classic, taking the form of ballets, films and more. The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle is the newest rendition of this timeless classic, using the latest projection mapping technology to chronicle Marie and her beloved toy nutcracker who comes to life to battle the Mouse King and then takes her on an enchanting adventure across a holiday-themed dreamscape.

The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle at Lighthouse ArtSpace at The Shops at Crystals is open for visitors through December 30.  Tickets start at $34.99. Family packs are 10% off per ticket and must be purchased in bundles of four tickets or more.


Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Unveils Delicious and Festive New Holiday Display “Gingerbread Dreams, a Holiday Confection”

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens has unveiled its delicious and decadent new holiday display titled, “Gingerbread Dreams, a Holiday Confection” inviting visitors to celebrate the sweetest and most wonderful time of the year.

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Now through January 1, the new winter display is decked in holiday-trimmed botanicals and giant pastry elements, featuring a 42-foot-tall white fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights nestled among a snowy holiday village, a cozy gingerbread cottage and a bakeshop complete with elves and polar bear helpers. The display engages all five senses as a custom scent, “Gingerbread Dreams” fills the air with notes of clove, cinnamon, vanilla and apple and a soothing holiday soundtrack sets the mood for guests to embark on their journey. For the first time, the Conservatory will offer sweet holiday treats for sale baked by Bellagio’s talented pastry chefs.

Designed by Ed Libby, in collaboration with Bellagio’s Horticulture and Pastry teams, this year’s theme was inspired by a simpler time as guests are transported back to their childhood with whimsical moments and larger-than-life holiday treats.

“For this exhibit, we continue to push the envelope by utilizing and incorporating classic and time-honored holiday themes with an innovative and imaginative approach,” said Libby. “Guests will feel like they’ve stepped into a delicious and fanciful world filled with magical characters, sugary sweet confections and holiday wonders around every corner.”

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is complimentary and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The 22nd Annual Glittering Lights Drive Thru Opens at L.V. Motor Speedway

The 22nd annual Glittering Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is now open for visitors to enjoy this holiday season. Featuring close to 6 million colorful LED lights, it is a holiday tradition that has become part of the fabric of the Las Vegas community with proceeds supporting children's charities.

During VIP night on November 16, my colleagues and I got to enjoy the evening's festivities that included catered food from Carrabba's Italian Grill, hot chocolate, apple cider and other beverages, a fireworks display and, of course, an opportunity to board a complimentary tram ride, or drive in your own car, through the 2.5 mile eye dazzling course. Cohosts for the event was Jen and Eric Post, stars of Marriage Can Be Murder, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino with entertainment provided by magicians Adam London and Farrell Dillon. Guests also had a chance to meet, greet, and have a photo op with Santa and Mrs. Clause, who made a grand entrance at the event via police car escort.

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Every year, this drive through experience gets better and better with new additions that will wow the entire family. Tickets range from $29 per car.


Balla Italian Soul Celebrates Grand Opening at Sahara Las Vegas

Balla Italian Soul, located inside the SAHARA Las Vegas celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 10. Invited guests were treated to welcome cocktails poured from an Aperol spritz cart parked in front of the restaurant, followed by expertly prepared small plates, fresh seafood and antipasti stations and a surprise live dance performance choreographed to embody the bella vita of Italy.

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Sahara GM Paul Hobson and Chef Shawn McClain

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Dancers surprise guests at Balla Grand Opening

On hand were SAHARA Las Vegas president Paul Hobson and Balla’s James Beard Award-winning chef and owner Shawn McClain who delivered remarks about the newest addition to the resort and introduce the restaurant’s executive team. Special guests included members of the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE and Michael Shapiro, leader of Reckless In Vegas.

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Michael Shapiro of 'Reckless in Las Vegas'

The newest restaurant by McClain and partners Richard and Sarah Camarota of McClain Camarota Hospitality, Balla Italian Soul celebrates the ingredient-driven flavors of the Italian coast with a menu of seasonal cuisine including Balla’s selection of aperitivi, handmade pastas, Roman pizzas, an array of fresh seasonal vegetable dishes and salads as well as rustic, fire-roasted meats and fish. The restaurant also offers a Euro-centric, eclectic wine list, unique cocktails and playful desserts.


The LINQ Promenade kicks of the Season with a Holiday Tree Lighting Event

The LINQ Promenade, the entertainment, retail and dining district located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, kicked off the holiday season with a spectacular holiday tree lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 17.

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The evening’s festivities began with the cast of “Potted Potter,” the riotously funny Harry Potter parody show performing at Bally’s Las Vegas, welcoming guests to the Promenade.

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Cast of Potted Potter

Guests then enjoyed live performances by select members of the 12-time Grammy award-winning Las Vegas Academy Vocal Department, and Nevada Rhythmic Academy, the premier rhythmic gymnastics training center in Nevada.

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Finally, Farrell Dillon, the Las Vegas comic performing at the newly reopened Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at the Promenade, entertained the crowd and led the countdown to the officially lighting of The LINQ Promenade’s festive, 30-foot-tall holiday tree.

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LINQ Promenade Tree Lighting with Farrell Dillon


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

SNOW CARNIVAL HOLIDAY FOREST at the M RESORT SPA CASINO opened for guests beginning Wednesday, November 23. The one-of-a-kind winter-themed attraction creates a storybook experience of exploration, wonder and fun for the entire family. From snowball throwing to snowman building, this celebratory attraction offers a variety of seasonal favorites. Coast down the snowy inclines of the “Mini Matterhorn” snow slide, visit the Candy Cane forest, or stop by a snow play area for winter games and more!

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Snow Carnival offers visitors a daily timed forecast of real snow falling from above in a unique immersive play area. Enjoy making memories as you play in a wonderland made up of more than 350 tons of real snow coating the snow area. Each day of the engagement, Snow Carnival adds to the magic by adding 50 tons of fresh snow to create the picturesque winter wonderland and enhancing the indoor Snow Carnival Holiday Forest engagement. Snow Carnival also offers wintery eats, treats, and drinks to pair with the season’s excitement.

General admission tickets are priced at $36.99 for adults, $29.99 for children ages 3 to 11 plus taxes and fees and free admission for children 2 and under. Snow Carnival opens November 23, 2022 and operate daily inside the M Pavilion with select operating hours through January 8, 2023.

On Monday, Nov. 21, HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA volunteers passed out bags of THANKSGIVING MEALS to over 600 families at the organization’s annual Turkey Distribution event. Over the weekend, HELP of Southern Nevada teamed up with 97.1 FM The Point (KXPT), KOMP 92.3 FM, Smith’s Food & Drug and Southern Glaziers Wine, Spirits and Beers to collect donations of frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items or financial donations to benefit Las Vegas families in need this holiday season. With the help of Junior League Las Vegas, all the donations were sorted and packed into family-sized bags during the annual Done in a Day volunteer event.

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Throughout the remainder of November, BODIES…THE EXHIBITION INSIDE LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO, is showing its support for Movember, an annual awareness event that brings attention to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. During Movember, guests will be able to purchase specially designed t-shirts with a portion of proceeds going towards research at the American Cancer Society.

The Kick’n Topless Revue, X COUNTRY is celebrating its seventh anniversary on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Performed at Harrah’s Las Vegas, the show celebrates “lucky number seven” with four racy, new dance numbers. True to the “X” brand, the X Country features some of the most beautiful and talented dancers in Las Vegas, who will tease and seduce the audience to country music’s most popular songs, including a new opening number to Carrie Underwood’s “Poor Everybody Else,” a reverse striptease to “Last Name” by Underwood, a new solo to Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like,” “a spinning chair duet to Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One,” and more. Created, produced, and directed by husband-and-wife team, Matt and Angela Stabile, alongside co-producer Tiffany Mondell and co-producer/choreographer Anthony Cardella, X Country is performed Thursday through Monday at 10 p.m. inside the Harrah’s Cabaret at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Tickets start at are $48 plus tax and fees for general admission and can be purchased online at the Harrah’s Box Office,

MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas is giving fans a whole lot more to be thankful for this holiday season with up to 51%-OFF OF SELECT TICKETS for all performances between Jan. 11 and July 2 when purchased with the Black Friday Weekend special offer between Nov. 25-28. With this special offer, tickets are priced at $49 for both shows on Wednesday and Thursday, and the 10 p.m. performance Sunday, and at $69 for both shows on Friday and Saturday, as well as the 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday; plus tax and fees.

PETER ANTONIOU, psychic comedian and season 16 semi-finalist of the hit television show America’s Got Talent, takes the stage as guest host for the variety-style spectacle AMERICA'S GOT TALENT LIVE at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Performing through November 27, Antoniou joins the extraordinary ensemble of past winners, finalists, golden buzzer and fan-favorite acts with his mind-bending psychic abilities punctuated by his sharp and witty humor. America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE performs Wednesday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 6 p.m. inside Luxor Theater. Tickets starting at $49, plus tax and applicable fees.

LAS VEGAS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM is getting in the spirit of the holiday season with its annual community-created exhibition, A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER. Starting November 25, museum visitors can experience holiday traditions and celebrations from around the world at the heart of Las Vegas’ cultural corridor. Supported in part by Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, A December to Remember features a unique collection of cultural exhibits, workshops, and performances by notable community groups and civic organizations. During the six-week event, visitors can learn about holiday customs from various ethnic and religious cultures including Hawaiian, Japanese, Scottish, Italian, Mexican, Filipino, Buddhist, Muslim, and Wiccan. Workshops and performances from local community groups will be held in various exhibit halls on Fridays and Saturdays. Local community groups participating this year include the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club, Inner Circle Sanctuary, Kizuna, St. Andrew’s Society of Southern Nevada, Parliamo Italiano Las Vegas, The Lopez Family, Nevada Buddhist Association, Mesquite Club, The ‘Ewalu Club at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Hammoudeh Family, the Fabella Family, and more. A December to Remember exhibition is included with Museum Admission or Membership, and will be on display until Sunday, January 1, 2023. Located north of Cashman Center at 900 Las Vegas Blvd N., the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas). General admission tickets are priced at $12 per adult and $6 for children ages 3-11 and can be purchased online or at the door.

BATCH HOSPITALITY, a hospitality group backed by decades of fine dining expertise, has acquired TABLE 34, a beloved local restaurant located at 600 E. Warm Springs Rd., #180. With renovations currently underway, the restaurant will be temporarily closed now through Saturday, Nov. 26. Batch will unveil a reimagined design of both the interior and exterior when Table 34 reopens on Monday, Dec. 5.

THE DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS EXPO will take place at The Plaza’s third floor convention space from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1-10. The carefully curated shopping event features a diverse array of apparel and accessory designers, artisans, jewelers, and Western couture showcasing exclusive looks and products. Admission to the expo is FREE and parking is validated with a purchase.

THE PLAZA HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS will be hosting the following events during NFR...

ROPESMART ROPES FOR THE WORLD DUMMY ROPING will be held in the entry hall of the Plaza’s convention space, Dec. 8-10. Admission is FREE. The DIAMONDS IN THE DESERT PREMIER HORSE SALE will take place The Plaza showroom on Dec. 3. The public as well as horse brokers and buyers from across the country are invited to attend the sale that will feature live and online bidding on 75 performance horses of all disciplines. Previews and meet & greets with the horses will occur Dec. 1 – 2 in the CORE Arena. Each night inside the Plaza’s showroom, NFR enthusiasts can attend a free rodeo watch party sponsored by American Hat Co., Dec. 1-10 starting at 5:30 p.m. The family-friendly watch party will offer nightly prizes and giveaways as well as special guest appearances.

The Plaza will also offer free shuttle service to and from the NFR’s evening events at Thomas & Mack Center. After the evening’s rodeo events conclude, guests can enjoy craft cocktails and live Western-themed entertainment at The Sand Dollar Downtown, including country music headliners like Sam Riddle, Lennon Roach, Davey & The Midnights, Thrillbilly Deluxe, and Outlaws & Angels, who will be performing nightly at 10 p.m., Dec. 1-10.

Cadence, a master planned community in Henderson, is partnering  with the Vegas Viking Sons of Norway for the first-ever CADENCE HOLIDAY BAZAAR. The event, to be held at CADENCE CENTRAL PARK Central Park (1015 E. Sunset Rd. in Henderson) on Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 7 p.m., is open to the public with free admission and street parking. During the Holiday Bazaar, the Sons of Norway, from noon until 5 p.m. only, will host a holiday and Scandinavian-themed gift tent with hundreds of ornaments, decorations, jewelry pieces, cookbooks, shirts, and mugs available for sale at various price points with items sold first-come, first-served. Sons of Norway’s 30-foot Viking ship will be on-site for attendees to climb aboard and strike their best Viking pose, and a Son’s of Norway volunteers will share Norse-kid friendly stories at select times throughout the day.

An excellent event for families, the Cadence Holiday Bazaar will also feature photos with Santa (limited availability and first-come first-served from noon until 2 p.m.), photos and meet-and-greet opportunities with Elsa, Olaf and the Grinch as they stroll around the event, an opportunity to write and mail a letter to Santa, outdoor games and activities, and an under the stars viewing of the family favorite film “Frozen” at 5 p.m.

Las Vegas Kettle Corn and Sweet Treats Emporium will sell treats throughout the day and adults 21-and-older can enjoy a selection of holiday-themed “adult beverages” for purchase from Constellation Catering. The event is also pet-friendly, so leashed canine friends are welcome to attend.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ATHLETIC PROGRAM (LEEAP) is having a FLAG FOOTBALL AND E SPORT COMPETITION on Saturday, December 3, from 8 am – 3 pm at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas. Officers from LVMPD’s Office of Community Engagement and former college and high school coaches organize the competitions to promote good sportsmanship, athletic skill, accountability, discipline, teamwork, and goal setting. LEEAP, an initiative of the LVMPD Foundation, allows LVMPD officers to cultivate strong positive relationships with participants, most of whom reside in lower socio-economic areas of the valley. The goal is to foster inclusiveness and good citizenship through participation in athletic and educational programs.

There is no registration fee, but participants are asked to donate a new, unopened, unwrapped toy to take the field. Officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will distribute the toys during holiday gift-giving events in the community. The 6v6 Flag Football divisions include Coed 8U, Coed 10U, Boys 12U, Girls 12U, Boys 14U, and Girls 14U. Each team consists of up to 10 players, with two coaches per team. The player age group is based on age as of July 31, 2022. The FREE Tournament is first come, first serve and consists of eight teams per division, with division champions receiving championship rings. Registration ends November 12 @ midnight. Register @ LEEAP:Flag Football Event Tickets, Sat, December 3, 2022 at 8:00 am | Eventbrite.

Award-winning, best-selling Puerto Rican singer J. ALVEREZ, known for his hit singles “Junto Al Amanecer,” “La Pregunta” and “Esa Boquita”, will bring his signature reggaeton action to the SAHARA THEATRE INSIDE SAHARA LAS VEGAS on Saturday, Dec. 3. Early bird pricing is currently available for $55 plus taxes and fees. All guests must be 21 years or older with a valid I.D. to attend.

An evening of classics from composers ROSSINI, MENDELSSOHN, AND SHUBERT will performed by CSN DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS MUSIC PROGRAM’S ORCHESTRA on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the NICHOLAS J. HORN THEATRE AT THE NORTH LAS VEGAS CAMPUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, located at 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue. The event will include a special guest performance by Tom Wright, Principal Trumpet for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, who will perform Concerto for Trumpet by Joseph Haydn. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for Students/Seniors.

On Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m, the Department of Fine Arts Music Program’s own CSN CONCERT BAND AND THE LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE will perform a variety of works in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for Students/Seniors.

The Department of Fine Arts Music Program presents the LAS VEGAS YOUTH SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLES (“LVYSE”) led by Artistic Director,  Dr. Lindsey O’Connor, in their fall semester concert at CSN entitled BIOMIMICRY. Students will perform works highlighting biology, science, and technology by composers including Sy Brandon, Michael Giacchino, Ludwig Goransson, Nigel Wood, and Roger Zare. The LVYSE features both college students and local middle and high school students who are dually enrolled at CSN. The concert will take place Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Backstage Theatre at the Cheyenne Campus. General Admission is $8.00 and $5.00 for students and seniors.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the above concerts please call the CSN Box Office at 702-651-LIVE (5483) or buy tickets online at: www.csn.edu/pac.

This New Year’s Eve, DRAI’S NIGHTCLUB will bring 2022 to a close with a powerful Drai’s LIVE performance by CHRIS BROWN on Saturday, Dec. 31. Live from the rooftop of The Cromwell, Brown’s show will be set to the Las Vegas Strip’s spectacular fireworks show at midnight. Brown launched his Drai’s residency this summer, bringing to life a long-held vision for the Grammy-Award winning star with a custom-build stage and dancers – a multi-level show that presents a once-in-a-lifetime performance for fans with Brown delivering hit after hit,

MATTER PARK @ WEST HENDERSON will soon be home to WORLD CLASS TRAINING FACILITY for WNBA CHAMPION LAS VEGAS ACES. The 80,000-square-foot training facility will house state-of-the-art practice center, onsite childcare center, lecture hall, and more for Las Vegas’ WNBA home team. Located at 1379 Raiders Way in Henderson across the street from the Raiders Headquarters and Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, the training facility is now in the final stages of construction and will welcome the Aces in early 2023. The facility will offer unprecedented accommodations for women’s professional sports, while also providing comforts and amenities to meet the unique needs of women. “This groundbreaking training complex exemplifies Mark Davis’ commitment to bridging the inequality between men’s and women’s sports,” said Matter Real Estate Group Partner Matt Root. “We are proud to be working together to create a first-class training center that meets the needs of these women, who are some of the preeminent athletes in the world.”

Stand-up comedian, writer and actor TREVOR WALLACE is returning to THE MIRAGE THEATRE stage to join the 2023 ACES OF COMEDY SERIES lineup Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. Tickets starting at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and fees) go on sale Friday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. PT.and can be purchased online. Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend and guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

THE MIRAGE HOTEL & CASINO has announced that Wayne Brady and Chico Bean will join the ACES OF COMEDY SERIES lineup at THE MIRAGE THEATRE while Jim Jefferies announced additional performances. All three comedians’ shows are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. WAYNE BRADY will perform January 14, 2023 and June 10, 2023; CHICO BEAN takes the stage on April 8, 2023 and JIM JEFFERIES returns June 2 – 3, 2023. Tickets are now on sale. Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend and guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Tony Award-winning global sensation SIX debuts at THE PALAZZO THEATRE INSIDE THE VENETIAN RESORT LAS VEGAS on March 21, 2023, for a strictly limited seven-week engagement. The SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric celebration of 21st century girl power! Tickets are now on sale beginning at $69.99, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian Resort. SIX will play eight performances each week of the limited engagement—Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.


Venue openings and closings:

State of Play Hospitality, operator of Flight Club in North America, has announced their new FLIGHT CLUB LAS VEGAS destination will open to the public on Monday, Nov. 28 Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The energetic social destination will bring a show-stopping environment featuring a unique design, 20 oches, dynamic dining options and more.

Clique Hospitality will open three new additions to PROPER EATS, the company’s elevated food hall this winter at ARIA Resort & CasinoLAUGHING BUDDHA, EASY DONUTS AND PROPER BAR, each created by Clique, will join an exceptional collection of global cuisine and cocktail offerings that includes Seoul Bird, Wexler’s Deli, Shalom Y’all, Pizzaoki and more.

SIEGFRIED AND ROY'S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT INSIDE THE MIRAGE is permanently closing its doors after more than three decades. Franz Kallao, interim president of The Mirage, and Hard Rock Las Vegas President Joe Lupo recently announced the closure in a letter to staff members. According to the letter, the decision to close the iconic attraction was made "as Hard Rock has thought about its vision for The Mirage" once the sale is finalized and "prior to the commencement" of renovations to the property, including the construction of a guitar-shaped tower. Both men said they will "work proactively together" in the coming months to permanently relocate the animals, including big cats, that are currently housed at the facility.


Celebrity Sightings:

Tuesday, November 22...

HOLLY MADISON, former Hugh Hefner girlfriend, Playboy magazine playmate, and star of the reality TV series, The Girls Next Door, was seen at the VIP sneak peak of SNOW CARNIVAL HOLIDAY FOREST at the M RESORT SPA CASINO.

Saturday, November 19...

Prior to his showstopping performance at Zouk Nightclub, hip-hop artist, actor and record executive, LUDACRIS was spotted at EIGHT LOUNGE RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS .Ludacris, joined by actor Larenz Tate, who co-starred with him in Academy Award winning “Crash,” enjoyed Padron 1964 Torpedo cigars in the lounge’s luxe private smoking room.

Wednesday, November 17...

Celebrated producer, actor and playwright LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, in Las Vegas for two appearances in his show FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, surprised more than 200 theater students at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts for a master class, joining the show’s cast and fellow co-creator Anthony Veneziale.  Miranda and Veneziale took the stage with the talented cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME (Simone Acosta AKA “Sims;” Andrew Bancroft AKA “Jelly Donut;” Richard Baskin, Jr. AKA “Rich Midway;” Jay C. Ellis AKA “Jellis J;” Manny Houston AKA “Manny PacksAwow;” Gable Johnson III AKA “Honeycomb;” Morgan Reilly AKA “Hummingbird;” Dizzy Senze AKA “Dizzy”) to talk about various aspects of live performance, sharing advice and personal anecdotes of their show business careers.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16...

Legendary pro-wrestler, RIC FLAIR, made a surprise visit to THE SOURCE DISPENSARY on 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., The flamboyant, Flair recently launched Ric Flair Drip, his cannabis line that is currently sold at all Nevada locations of The Source. Flair, who is also known as “Nature Boy,” spent about an hour touring the store and speaking in-depth with the in-house cannabis guides to introduce and educate them on all of the Flair products.

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