Entertainment

Absinthe will fold its tent at Caesars Palace Oct. 21 and open a new production in the former Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ballroom space at The Cosmopolitan in late 2016.

Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers extended its closing date to Dec. 31 at the Encore Theater.

Raiding the Rock Vault ended its residency at The Tropicana July 31.

One Epic Night! is a new show through Jan. 4 at the Plaza featuring finalists Megan Ruger, Will Champlin, Jarrett and Raja, and James Durbin from popular television talent competition programs.

Tony Sacca’s Vegas The Story will open in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s on Friday, Sept. 23 presenting the city’s history with humor and song.

Sin City Comedy & Burlesque featuring a changing lineup of comedians and showgirls moved to The Cabaret inside Planet Hollywood and Tease from the Strip, a competition showcase for rising comedians hosted by comedian John Hilder, shares the room at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Deepak Chopra will appear at The Smith Center with The Future of Wellbeing on Friday, Oct. 28. His book out this month is Radical Beauty - How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out.

John Rich of country duo Big & Rich will open a second-floor music club with an open-air patio at the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s with food served from first-floor Wahlburgers.

Lionel Richie has three additional dates Dec. 27, 29 and 30 at The AXIS in Planet Hollywood.

British R&B performer Van Morrison will headline The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Jan. 13 and 14. Tickets include a CD of his album, “Keep Me Singing,” out Sept. 30.

British pop singer Charli XCX will headline the after-party concert at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center following the 18th Annual PRIDE Night Parade Friday, Oct. 21.

Celebrating Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 45th Season Jeff White Custom Jewelry with prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory will debut a specially designed series of ballet-inspired pendants in October.

Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH - Live On Stage starring the fighter has been extended at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club inside MGM Grand Sept. 8-Oct. 23.

The Festival of Praise tour will bring big name gospel singers to the Orleans Arena Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The Golden Nugget’s country lineup during National Finals Rodeo Dec. 1-10 includes Terri Clark, Tanya Tucker, Brenda Leem Charlie Daniels Band, Wynonna & The Big Noise and Trace Adkins.

Tim McGraw will appear at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 10.

The Weekend in Vegas is a new entertainment-news program hosted by Flamingo headliner Jeff Civillico. The show takes place in front of a live audience at The LINQ Promenade fountain on Thursday nights.

Assorted Developments

Top Shot Las Vegas is first non-lethal shooting range in Las Vegas where participants can practice realistic scenarios with targets moving.

Taco Bell will open a flagship store featuring the chain’s new Cantina-style restaurant with an open kitchen, sharable menu items and alcohol this fall on the Strip at Harmon Corner.

The free public Aviation Nation air show and open house will return to Nellis Air Force Base Nov. 12 and 13 with the Thunderbirds and aerial acts performing and static displays.

The new photo op Blue Man Wax Shack display at the Luxor with three wax figures created by Madame Tussauds allows visitors to go inside Blue Man Group’s creative world.

Tennis greats return for the World TeamTennis Smash Hits at Caesars Palace on Monday, Oct. 10. John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport will headline the annual charity event co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King.

Fly Fit at McCarran International Airport is the first airport fitness program providing travelers with walking paths located throughout the terminals.

After a sold-out sophomore year RiSE Lantern festival will expand to two days Friday-Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8.

Monte Carlo resort will close its pool, The Pub eatery and other outlets on Oct. 3. This move will start the property’s $450 million transformation into two separate hotels — Park MGM and the NoMad Las Vegas, and Park Theater with completion by 2018.

The Roos-N-More zoo in Moapa, 55 miles from Las Vegas, is open again with intentions to receive the public on Saturdays.

Spokane Hoopfest will bring Las Vegas 3-on-3 basketball tournament to Toshiba Plaza at T-Mobile Arena and the top of the New York-New York parking garage Oct. 14-16.

After five years online, the first JAECI interactive boutique store will open downtown with a café-style lounge.

Curacao, a California-based retail giant, will open its 12th store and first in Nevada at the Meadows Mall this fall.

New at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are Leica’s first Las Vegas camera store and DKNY’s completely redesigned outlet.

DC Solar is title sponsor of the track’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and race on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The 15th Vegas Valley Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Historic Fifth Street School is a free day-long public event.