Brett’s Vegas View
Band of Magicians with Australia’s James Galea, Stuart MacLeod from the UK, and Brett Loudermilk and Joel Ward of the United States, will take up residency at the Tropicana Oct. 26 sharing the room with new show Cherry Boom Boom.
America’s Got Talent Live will headline at Planet Hollywood Oct. 27-29 with 12-year-old singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal, Season 11 America’s Got Talent AGT winner; runner-up act The Clairvoyants featuring Tommy Tena and Amelie van Taas; and comedic finalist Tape Face.
Comedy Daredevil featuring AGT stars Ryan Stock and AmberLynn opened at Hooters in the Night Owl Showroom. The couple became famous for their mishap on AGT with a flaming arrow hitting Stock in the neck.
Comedy show Vinnie Favorito Unfiltered opened at the Westgate in the Cabaret Theater starring unscripted Favorito.
Shows have been closing. Improv comedy Puppet Up! Uncensored closed after seven weeks at The Venetian. At Planet Hollywood Showroom, Frankie Moreno’s Under the Influence closed after 10 weeks and AGT winner Paul Zerdin’s Mouthing Off after 12 weeks. Sin City Comedy & Burlesque at Planet Hollywood in the Cabaret room closes Oct. 2.
Windows Showroom changes at Bally’s include Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding closing and new shows opening: Motown tribute show, Solid Gold Soul; The Bronx Wanderers; and Tony Sacca’s Vegas The Story.
Jokesters Comedy Club with a rotating list of comedians moved to the D downtown with Mario Z hosting at 10 p.m.
Zowie Bowie starring Chris Phillips returned to Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort performing every Friday night. Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine will kick off a three-show residency there on Saturdays — Nov. 5, Feb. 4 and April 1.
Male revue Aussie Heat, formerly called Aussie Hunks, celebrated a year anniversary while launching the new name at the V Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops.
Blue Man Group Las Vegas is holding its first Drum-Off competition with the final round at Downtown Container Park on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
The Palm Restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace reopened following an all-encompassing restaurant remodel.
Mercato Della Pescheria, an Italian seafood market-style restaurant with dozen-plus culinary stations, opened in St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian.
The contemporary Angry Butcher Steakhouse opened at Sam’s Town in the Mystic Falls Park atrium.
Uber launched UberEATS, a new app offering a service that delivers food to your door from local restaurants.
Locally owned Nacho Daddy Mexican restaurant’s newest location is at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Jaburritos, Las Vegas’ original sushi burrito concept, will open a new location at The LINQ Promenade in December.
Standard & Pour, a joint venture created by Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands, opened at 11261 S. Eastern Ave.
Lazy Dog will open a second outlet at Town Square this fall. The first location is at Downtown Summerlin.
Amorino, known for its flower-shaped cone, opened its new upscale gelato store at The LINQ Promenade.
Rockhouse at The Venetian became the exclusive Las Vegas location serving Flavor Flav’s Chicken.
Las Vegas Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations offer the company’s first weekday Stoking Social Hour from 3:30 to 6 p.m.
Chinese-themed Lucky Dragon’s grand opening will be Saturday, Dec. 3 and reservations are open on the resort’s website.
The Strip’s first FlowRider Wave-in-a-Box Double opened at Planet Hollywood on the pool deck.
The Atrium, a high-end multi-brand retail concept, will open at The Venetian and The Palazzo this fall and be travel retailer Hudson Group’s first luxury retail concept in a hotel setting.
ALEX AND ANI, an eco-conscious jewelry and accessories store, opened in the Fashion Show Mall.
Three new tenants joining the historic Huntridge downtown neighborhood redevelopment include: a yet-unnamed Cory Harwell restaurant, national chicken wings chain Wingstop and furniture store Henricksen Butler from The Holsum Lofts.
Party in The Park is every Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Park with participating restaurants Beerhaus, Sake Rok and California Pizza Kitchen.
Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival returns to the Clark County Amphitheater for its fifth anniversary Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Vanessa Williams will serve as Woman of the Year for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 33rd Annual Black & White Ball Jan. 28, 2017, at ARIA.
Open rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère at Treasure Island are offered on Saturdays inside the Mystère Theatre from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Guests receive an exclusive two tickets for $99 voucher.
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters launched brand-new Hoover Dam-area tours and opened the company’s seventh heliport next to the Hoover Dam Lodge.
Sustainable indoor-farming company Urban Seed Inc. is building a farming facility with eight greenhouses, offices, a production facility and an event space.
The High Roller launched North America’s first in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates available every Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Therapy in the Fremont East Entertainment District is displaying renowned sculpture artist Joseph Jilbert’s inventive recycled metal pieces, which are for sale.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is converting a 1,200-square-foot space into a working Richard Ditton Learning Lab with three objectives including a live exhibit for museum visitors.
Michael Jackson’s suit and fedora from his Smooth Criminal video are on display at the Michael Jackson One Theater at Mandalay Bay and rock band Breaking Benjamin have a memorabilia display case at Hard Rock Hotel.