Brett’s Vegas View
Britney Spears extends her residency show and undergoes substantial re-imagination of Britney: Piece of Me at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood through December 2017.
Celine Dion resumed her residency show at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace and returned with a new exclusive stage wardrobe.
The Judds both mother and daughter are reuniting for their first concerts in nearly five years with a new show Girls Night Out and nine performances at The Venetian Theatre Oct. 7-24.
Comedian-impersonator Rich Little has extended his autobiographical show another 12 weeks at the Laugh Factory inside the New Tropicana.
Craig Wayne Boyd, NBC’s The Voice season seven champion, returns to Sunset Station’s Club Madrid Friday, Nov. 6.
Cirque du Soleil is offering a free insider view of its $165 million KÀ Theatre Spectacular show at the MGM Grand every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; call 702-891-7940.
So You Think You Can Dance, the 13-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show, touring again this fall with the competition’s top 10 finalists in the new Stage vs. Street format will stop at The Pearl inside the Palms Dec. 11.
The million dollar winner of Season 10 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent will headline a live stage show in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Oct. 22-24 and be joined by diverse acts that competed.
In addition, America’s Got Talent Season Nine winner Mat Franco has a headlining residency at The LINQ.
Brian Malarkey’s acclaimed ocean-to-table concept Herringbone from La Jolla, Calif., will open this winter at ARIA.
The new Hard Rock Center Bar opened with an upgraded look, new lounge area, expanded cocktail menu, panoramic casino floor viewing and the original raised and circular form.
Wahburgers will open a 5,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and retail store adjacent to the newly-opened Starbucks at the outdoor Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s this fall.
The Golden Tiki is a new 24-hour Polynesian tiki bar and gaming lounge in Chinatown.
Upscale Panevino opened by Tony Marnell in 2002 is now Panevino Italian Grille with 55 new dishes, many inspired by the family’s cookbook.
Lago by Julian Serrano at Bellagio that debuted in April has introduced new lake-side lunch and brunch experiences and replaced Jasmine’s Fountains Brunch.
About Town Happenings
Brothers Derek and Greg Stevens and owners of the D downtown bought the Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street from the current Plaza owners but not the name and closed the 400-hotel-room property for renovations and changes.
Mandalay Bay opened its $70 million Convention Center expansion with new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking.
Siegfried & Roy introduced four new tiger cubs at their Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage.
The Electric Daisy Carnival EDC will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17-19, 2016.
The D’s newest attraction is a large-scale bronze replica of Belgium’s famous 17th century Manneken Pis statue of a nude young boy cheerfully “relieving” himself into a fountain.
The Venue Las Vegas, downtown’s newest meeting space is a three-story building opening this month with a comedy club, Virtue Vice lounge, built-in stage, billiard room, executive lounge and rooftop bar.
Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater is North Las Vegas area’s newest live entertainment venue celebrating its public grand opening Oct. 9, 10, 23 and 24 with Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute Show, WAR, Sammy Kershaw and Paul Rodriguez.
The Mob Museum’s new permanent display The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly features the rampant corruption plaguing soccer’s Federation Internationale de Football Association FIFA.
Retired headliner magician Lance Burton produced and directed a new independent comedy Billy Topit Master Magician featuring friends Louie Anderson, Mac King, Robin Leach and Criss Angel.
The Professional Bull Riders PBR will stay at Thomas & Mack Center another year and then move to the new 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena behind New York-New York in November 2016.
The Venetian with comedian Loni Love unveiled a new variety of rose, The Venetian Rose, chosen to complement The Palazzo Rose introduced in December 2012.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway LVMS with JusTours launched the LVMS Express bus service to the speedway during NASCAR and NHRA event weekends.
The 2016 schedule at The Strip at LVMS will mark the 16th consecutive year with two major drag racing events hosted in Las Vegas: the NHRA Spring Nationals April 1-3 and NHRA Toyota Nationals Oct. 27-30 and this year Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
The World ZUU concept developed in 2008 by elite movement consultant Nathan Helberg out of Australia opened its first animal-based fitness and training venue in the United States in Las Vegas.
The Nevada Division of Tourism TravelNevada will present its inaugural Governor’s Global Tourism Summit Nov. 16-17 at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas with keynote speaker Chris Thompson, president/CEO of Brand USA.