Brett’s Vegas View
International comedy The Miss Behave Gameshow opened in the converted Back Room at Bally’s with Miss Behave hosting and audience games.
CIRCUS 1903-The Golden Age of Circus debuted at Paris with a circus tent and new twist featuring sensational puppetry elephants, dangerous acts, turn-of-the-century costumes, and time period soundtrack.
America’s Got Talent winner, magician Mat Franco has been honored at The LINQ Hotel with his namesake marquee, Mat Franco Theater.
Billy Idol’s residency show at House of Blues returns in September and November.
International magician David Goldrake opened his residency at the Tropicana.
Ricky Martin returns to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Sept. 12-23.
Adam London’s Laughternoon show now offers a Presto Magic ticket to learn beginner tricks and have Q&A with the magician. Also audience members get free ice cream through Labor Day.
The Beatles LOVE all-ages new Magical Technical Tour at The Mirage is a complimentary open house held every Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. showcasing the production’s technology, set pieces, sound system, etc. Guests receive an exclusive ticket offer.
Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at The LINQ has new much earlier show times and drink package with a free drink served in a souvenir cup.
Terry Fator’s show at The Mirage is offering a Summer of Winston 40-percent discount ticket off standard ticket prices using code WINSTONSUMMER through Sept. 30. Also, Fator has a new children’s book Winston.
BAZ - Star Crossed Love at The Palazzo celebrated its one-year anniversary with the show’s original star Ruby Lewis returning after a Broadway stint in Paramour.
Cirque du Soleil bought the non-verbal Blue Man Group with an aim to expand the trio beyond the United States where it has five permanent shows.
ALICE: A Steampunk Concert Fantasy, a journey through Wonderland’s darker side, is performed the second Monday of each month at Red Rock Resort at 10 p.m.
ABOUT TOWN NEWS
MGM Grand broke ground on a $130 million expansion of its Conference Center seamlessly adding 250,000 square feet to the existing three-level building by the end of 2018.
New attraction “Fear the Walking Dead: Survival” inspired by the hit AMC series will open this summer at the Fremont Street Experience combining a thrill ride, escape room, maze, and interactive gaming, set against a zombie apocalypse.
Las Vegas started a free six-month pilot shuttle service program, dubbed the Downtown Loop, running daily with seven downtown stops.
Ellis Island Casino Hotel and Brewery broke ground on its new indoor/outdoor two-story dining, bar and entertainment venue, “The Front Yard,” opening late this year.
Minus5 Ice Experience opened its third Las Vegas location inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/Palazzo.
The operator of the Rio’s Kiss-themed mini-golf course will open a second with a different theme plus an arcade and bowling in the lower-lever retail at Bally’s this fall.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation opened Caesars Entertainment Studios on five acres of land adjacent to Bally’s. It is Nevada’s first full-service TV/movie production studio.
The inaugural Emerge Music + Impact Conference will showcase 100 up-and-coming music acts and 30 speakers at various locations Nov. 16-18.
Palace Station is undergoing a property-wide modernization and eliminating its established train theme. Several signs have been retired to the Neon Museum.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has unveiled six new retail shops with specialty design concepts: Chill, Hootenanny, Dunkin’ Donuts open 24/7, Bezel, Day + Night, and Shine.
Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum opened in Boulder City preserving the special effects art form.
SLS Las Vegas has introduced a new casino rewards four-tier program, Club 52.
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation opened the new Britney Spears Campus made possible partially by one million dollars from her Piece of Me show ticket sales at Planet Hollywood.
The Killers’ new music video “The Man,” with front man Brandon Flowers was filmed at such locations as the Marc Antony and Cleopatra Villas at Caesars Palace, the Plaza’s showroom and Dino’s Lounge.
Chinese restaurant Ping Pang Pong at the Gold Coast opened its redesigned and 50-percent larger expanded space where the showroom once resided.
MB Steak at Hard Rock by brothers David and Michael Morton is open with a first floor bar and dining room, and upstairs garden bar and lounge.
Palms Casino Resort under new Station Casinos’ ownership unveiled its 24-hour Lucky Penny Café serving American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
New downtown is the 7th & Carson Bar and Restaurant, a cozy neighborhood haunt with an enclosed outdoor dining area adjacent to the Downtown Container Park.
The recently opened Terrace Lounge at Wynn is offering Afternoon Tea daily noon to 4 p.m.
Robert Irvine’s Public House opened at the Tropicana offering comfort food in a pub-like atmosphere with 32 taps and 30 cans and bottles of beer offered.
Hawthorn Grill steakhouse at JW Marriott is open with dinner nightly and lunch service daily except Sunday.
Recent celebrations include: the 20th anniversary of Drai’s After Hours, making it the longest-running nightlife brand in Las Vegas, and the third anniversary for the 24-hour Mexican restaurant El Dorado Cantina.
Roy’s Restaurant on E. Flamingo and Standard & Pour in Henderson both closed.
Shake Shack opened its fourth Southern Nevada location at The District at Green Valley Ranch.