Entertainment Happenings

Suzanne Somers of Three’s Company fame opens her residency at Westgate in May.

MJ LIVE Michael Jackson tribute show formerly at Rio opened at the Stratosphere Theater with rotating impersonators.

Olivia Newton-John will release a two-CD recording of her Summer Nights - Live in Las Vegas concert recorded live at the Flamingo to coincide with her return.

International super model Tyson Beckford joins the Chippendales April 30-May 24 at the Rio.

Comedy magician Mac King is extended again at Harrah’s until 2019, making history as a 19-year solo performer at the same property.

BLVD. Cocktail Company lounge at The LINQ started Jazz Night every Tuesday 8 p.m. to midnight.

The Deck at Aliante launches monthly 7 p.m. Poolside Jazz Under the Stars concerts on Thursday, April 30.

Rock band Alice In Chains embarks on a U.S. summer tour with their second stop at The Pearl inside the Palms Saturday, July 18.

Rapper J. Cole will bring his Forest Hills Drive Tour to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Saturday, July 18.

Comedian Eddie Izzard’s Force Majeure World Tour visits United States with two shows at The Pearl at the Palms June 12 and 13.

The 2015 beach concert series at Mandalay Bay will run May through September.

Neil Diamond will play Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, May 17 as part of his 2015 tour.

Marvel Universe LIVE! arena extravaganza featuring Marvel Super Heroes invades Thomas & Mack Center April 23-26.

Dining and Beverage Revelations

Westgate opened Asian-food Silk Road Noodle Bar overlooking the gardens in Westgate’s Benihana Village.

Husband-wife restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla, owners of Honey Salt, Made L.V. and Buddy V’s Ristorante, opened Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin with a grand scale Hamptons cottage interior.

Jayde Fuzion at M Resort transformed into an all-new, all-you-can-eat sushi experience with Asian fusion dishes served tableside or at the sushi bar.

Mercadito at Red Rock Resort started weekly Wednesday four-course Tequila Dinners and added five-course monthly Cooking Demo Mondays with Chef/Partner Patricio Sandoval and Chef Puentes demonstrating.

Corner Bar Management behind Commonwealth and Park on Fremont partnered with Downtown Project to operate The Bunkhouse Saloon, a rustic live music venue, bar and restaurant.

Boutique Vdara introduced its new indoor outdoor lobby concept VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge.

Located in Downtown Summerlin, family-owned Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar will open this month marking the brand’s first location outside of California.

With the purchase of a bottle of wine, Otto Las Vegas in The Venetian’s St. Marks Square offers complimentary small bites from 3-6 p.m.

Brooklyn Bowl’s Double Jump enables guests who dine at Blue Ribbon to receive preferential access to the evening’s concert.

Totally Olive is a new gourmet boutique in Henderson with a Tasting Room.

PDQ fresh food restaurant chain opened its first Nevada location in North Las Vegas with a second outlet opening this summer on West Sahara Avenue.

Las Vegas-based raw and organic juice company JuiceNV is bringing cold-pressed juices and healthy raw foods to Town Square in the LOOK Style Society boutique.

Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand has introduced an 18-course menu indulging in the Chef of the Century’s cuisine for $445.

All Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill locations now offer a $10 two-for-ten lunch menu weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About Town Highlights

Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience will debut all components on April 23 with Priscilla Presley and celebs at Westgate Las Vegas. Included will be a new permanent exhibition of artifacts never before displayed outside Graceland and live entertainment shows celebrating Elvis starting with The Elvis Experience starring actor Martin Fontaine. Another feature will be the new Elvis Presley’s Graceland Wedding Chapel.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ new 10-foot-plus, 200+ pound wax figure is Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball.

Celebrity Cars Las Vegas has expanded to a new showroom on Dean Martin Drive.

LAX Nightclub at Luxor is remodeled with revamped programming focusing on emerging artists.

The Animal Foundation’s 12th Annual Best In Show doggie adoption fundraiser returns to Orleans Arena Sunday, April 26.

Downtown Summerlin started a weekly Saturday farmer’s market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pavilion with 90 percent organic produce.

Las Vegas’ largest certified fresh52 seasonal farmers market is open with 50-plus vendors at Tivoli Village.

With doors closing Monday, May 4, the 60-year-old Riviera is counting down final weeks with historical #RivFacts highlights.

Hakkasan Group’s first premiere ultra-lounge concept, Heart of OMNIA, opened within OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace.

New retailers at The Forum Shops include LUSH, Zadig & Voltaire, Charlotte Olympia, and Fossil.