Brett’s Vegas View
Janet Jackson’s four-month State Of The World fall tour will visit Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Oct. 14.
Il Divo - This is Your Night: Live in Las Vegas will highlight the international quartet at The Venetian six times from Sept. 20-30.
Lady Gaga will appear twice at T-Mobile Arena with her Joanne World Tour Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 16.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man featuring reality star Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez of Bravo’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy opened at Paris with 7 and 11 p.m. shows nightly except Wednesday through Aug. 20.
Jeff Dunham with his colorful sidekicks will bring his Perfectly Unbalanced International Tour to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with 12 dates June 16 through Aug. 30.
Grand illusionist David Goldrake, “The International Man of Mystery,” will make his Las Vegas-residency debut this summer at the Tropicana with his show Imaginarium.
Burlesque’s Dita Von Teese will appear at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay with her The Art of the Teese variety show Monday, July 10. Her decadent spectacle includes a new martini glass with 250,000+ Swarovski crystals.
Clint Holmes is headlining the Golden Nugget with a limited-residency Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August.
The 21st annual Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival is at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 16-18.
Golden Rainbow’s annual variety show fundraiser Ribbon of Life will be held at the Tropicana Sunday, June 25.
Comedy-magician Piff the Magic Dragon, an America’s Got Talent finalist, has 40+ days of performances with his Chihuahua Mr. Piffles through July 4 at the Flamingo.
Fremont Street Experience’s free 9 p.m. outdoor Downtown Rocks Summer Concert Series headliners include: July 3 Ann Wilson of Heart; July 22 Good Charlotte; Aug. 12 Rick Springfield; Aug. 26 Seether; Sept. 1 Collective Soul; and Sept. 30 Chevelle.
Topless revue X Burlesque at the Flamingo celebrates 15 years by introducing new costumes and dance numbers.
Golden Nugget’s star lineup for the National Finals Rodeo Dec. 7-16 includes: John Michael Montgomery Dec. 7; Brenda Lee Dec. 8; Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan Dec. 9; Charlie Daniels Band Dec. 10; Ronnie Milsap Dec. 11; Tanya Tucker Dec. 12; and Clint Black Dec. 14, plus more TBA.
The Super Summer Theatre’s 2017 season at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park will feature: The Wedding Singer June 7-24; In the Heights July 12-29; Man of La Mancha Aug 9-26; and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Sept. 7-23.
Celebrated multi-Michelin star Chef Gordon Ramsay will open the very first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen inspired by the hit TV show Strip-side in front of Caesars Palace this winter marking his fifth eatery in Las Vegas.
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis will open her second restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.
Smith & Wollensky on the Strip closed May 28 and will announce another location in the future.
Michelin-starred Chef Bryce Shuman with partner Sydell Group will open Primrose at Park MGM this fall featuring a South of France-inspired, vegetable-forward menu in a country house setting with a lush garden.
Brothers David Morton of DMK Restaurants in Chicago and Michael Morton of Morton Group in Las Vegas have their first partnership to open MB Steak at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
The buffet at the Eastside Cannery has closed.
Jared’s Old Fashioned Hot Dogs & Hamburgers is now open daily 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Pawn Plaza.
Waffle Bar Las Vegas opened a new location at Tivoli Village with an expanded menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Therapy restaurant on East Fremont Street launched its handcrafted Therapy Whiskey and Therapy Atomic Beer.
Tennesseasonings opened at 7315 W. Warm Springs Road featuring regional-specific East Tennessee BBQ.
ABOUT TOWN NEWS
The Plaza is adding more gaming options including a new Keno lounge, wide variety of slot machines with high payouts and new hi-tech LED roulette tables.
The Golden Nugget is hosting the 10th annual Grand Poker Series May 30-July 3 with more than 90 poker tournaments.
Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard is the new store at Pawn Plaza. Austin Russell nicknamed Chumlee is a cast member on History’s Pawn Stars.
Magical Memories featuring Disney Fine Art opened at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The gallery is designed with theme-park inspired special effects.
Circus Circus’ new expanded pool experience offers Splash Zone with three water slides, Splash Pad with special water features and Splash Snacks mobile food truck, plus more.
The new Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art exhibit running through Sept. 30 showcases the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali.
The 1950 landmark Mission Linen building is under redevelopment over the next 12 months to become a Class A creative office and entertainment space.
Star Trek fans will descend on the 16th annual convention, Aug. 2-4 at the Rio. On Aug. 4, the ZERO-G Experience with host Star Trek legend William Shatner will include zero gravity flying with a few fans.
The Flamingo is hosting Beach Club at Night, a weekly Wednesday nighttime bonfire pool event through September with DJ Tavo, cocktails, games, etc.