ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE

 

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European/Asia hit fire show Inferno will open at Paris Jan. 24featuring European illusionist Joe Labero and pyro aerial group, The Fuel Girls

Spiegelworld,creators of Absinthe, will launch the world premiere of another show: Opium at The Cosmopolitan on March 13. Meanwhile, balancing trio Silicon Valley Girls joined the Absinthe cast at Caesars Palace

The Voice: Neon Dreams is a brand new 360-degree live concert show coming to the Hard Rock Hotel in June 2018. 

Tony Award winning actor Kiril Kulish has joined BAZ—A Musical Mash-Up at The Palazzo as Scott the Ballroom Dancer.

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man at Paris has two new headlining stars: reality TV personality Scheana Shay and recording artist-MTV star Chester Lockhart

Circus 1903 ends its engagement at Paris Jan. 7 and Vinnie Favorito closed his Westgate residency to move his family to Boston. 

ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are back with an all new show adding Peta Murgatroyd. Their tour will visit The Smith Center May 16.

AJ Lambert will perform a monthly Friday-residency at The Space beginning Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. featuring one of her grandfather Frank Sinatra’s 1950s albums.

Jennifer Lopez’s final performances of her headlining residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood will run June 13 through Sept. 29. Pitbull will return for a fourth year there in 2018 for 13 performances of his show, Time of Our Lives

Donny & Marie have extended their Flamingo residencythrough 2018 and Piff the Magic Dragon’s show in Bugsy’s Cabaret is also extended through 2018. 

Legendary DJ Tiësto has extended his multi-year residency with Hakkasan Group headlining Vegas’ top nightlife and daylife destinations through 2020. 

Country superstars Old Dominion will bring their Happy Endings World Tour, featuring special guest Michael Ray, to the Sandbar Poolside Stage at Red Rock Resort on Friday, April 13 as part of the 2018 ACM (American Country Music) Party For A Cause

Rap superstar Jeezy will bring the Cold Summer Tour to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Thursday, Feb. 8. 

Portugal. The Man is part of The Chelsea lineupinside The Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 13. 

Mel Brooks will return for two exclusive performances at Wynn April 27-28.

DINING DYNAMICS

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace will have its grand opening Friday, Jan. 26 with public festivities at 4 p.m. The 300-seat culinary venture will have perimeter floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The Palms opened A.Y.C.E. (All You Can Eat) buffet with worldly cuisine presented in an innovative, technique-focused fashion in an open food hall with communal tables and seven different food stations. 

Eureka! will open in the Emergency Arts Building in Downtown’s Fremont East District in February. The 70-seat eatery with a patio will specialize in American classics with a modern twist.

Brooklyn Bowl at the The Linq Promenade has a seriously sustainable upgrade to its menu with the addition of The Impossi-bowl Burger, a carnivore-duping plant-based patty by Impossible Foods

New York City staple, The Halal Guys, opened its second Las Vegas-location inside the Forum Food Court at Caesars Palace offering gyros and falafel. 

Local Lip Smacking Foodie Tours’ newest adventure is the Ultimate Steakhouse Experience highlighting three premier venues: Carnevino at The Palazzo; Bazaar Meat in SLS; and Jean Georges Steakhouse in Aria

Shake Shack opened its fifth location in Southern Nevada at the open-air village-styled Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

Pizza Forte opened its second location in the T-Mobile Arena.

NEWS ABOUT TOWN

China Lights lantern festival will debut at Craig Ranch Regional Park Jan. 19-Feb. 25 with 40 larger-than-life illuminated lantern displays, cultural-dining options and entertainment.

The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf opened an indoor monster themed glow-in-the-dark 18-hole miniature golf course at Bally’s with candlepin bowling and games. 

The Auto Collections at The Linq displayingvintage cars since the early 1980s closed. From Jan. 2-Feb. 28 vehicles and everything will be on sale (call 702-794-3174). 

Minus5 Ice Experience has unveiled a new experience with a lunar landing, ice castle and sea experience inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

 

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Wynn’s American steakhouse Country Club on the Wynn Golf Course will close after brunch on Jan. 14 for construction of the resort’s Paradise Park manmade lagoon. 

The Golden Nugget’snew sleek nightlife venue, Troy Liquor Bar, replaced the second-story Gold Diggers nightclub.

The multi-level Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan has received upgrades including new furniture, colors and spaces.

Harrah’s has a brand new lobby bar with charging stations located in the hotel lobby of the recently remodeled Valley Tower

 The Luxor unveiled its newly remodeled rooms as the hotel continues the redesign of more than 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West Towers. 

Planet Hollywood completed a $100 million, 2,496-room renovation as part of Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas portfolio 23,000-room renovation program, now half done.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island has new private event space overlooking the Strip. 

Drybar focusing on hair blowouts opened at The Cosmopolitan.

Cesere Brothers Photography specializing in fine art underwater imagery opened at the Fashion Show mall. 

The Neon Museum offers Photo Walks in the Neon Boneyard with sessions coinciding with sunset. 

AAA is sponsoring the nation’s first self-driving shuttle pilot project for the public in Downtown Las Vegas.