Brett's Vegas View
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group’s new show “R.U.N.” will open at the Luxor Oct. 24 and be the company’s first live action cinematic thriller following two clans and exploring the world of stunts.
Paula Abdul will headline her new Las Vegas residency “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” at the Flamingo with dates Aug. 13 through Jan. 4.
British music icons Duran Duran will return to The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan for two nights Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7–8.
Future mega-stars lined up for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace include: Sting headlining a residency, “My Songs,” opening on Friday, May 22, 2020; rock band Journey with a nine-date engagement Oct. 9-26; and Madonna, who will be announcing her “Madame X” tour stop after her album release June 14.
Reggaeton’s leading global ambassador J Balvin’s fall North American tour “Arcoiris” will visit The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Saturday, Oct. 19 with Puerto Rican music stars Lyanno and Eladio Carrión opening.
Future acts at The Joint at Hard Rock include: Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons with their first ever co-headlining touron Sunday, Oct. 6; as well as Cedric The Entertainer returning Saturday, July 27.
Diana Ross will return to the Encore Theater with six performances of her “Diamond Diana” residency Aug. 14–24.
“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” at Harrah’s approaches the superstar’s life and music in a different manner. “Rock of Ages” producers have created a chronological storytelling concert experience with a multi-talented band and backup singers presenting 18 songs.
Terry Bradshaw returns with “The Terry Bradshaw Show” at the Luxor in the Atrium Showroom Aug. 1–4 and will be joined on stage by bombshell vocalists Lorena Peril and Anne Martinez from the resort’s resident show “Fantasy.”
MAGIC! quartet will appear with an all-ages show in The Toyota Yard at Topgolf Saturday, June 29. The band toured with Maroon 5 over the past five years.
Golden Nugget debuts a new monthly summer pool party, Honky Tonk at The Tank, with local country rockers The Rhyolite Sound through September.
Comedian Mo’Nique continues her residency “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” at SLS with more Thursday-Saturday dates in June inside The Sayers Club.
“The Naked Magicians,” who began their first Las Vegas residency in February inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand, are continuing through June.
Heavy metal band Judas Priest will stop at The Joint at Hard Rock on his “Firepower” tourSaturday, June 29.
Acrobatic equestrian production “Gladius The Show” will stop at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center Sunday, July 21 with 1 and 5 p.m. performances.
Comedian Sinbad will headline the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Friday, July 5.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade opened last month.
The Super Summer Theatre held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park returns for its 44th year with productions including: “Into the Woods,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Chicago,” “Annie” and “Noises Off.”
The new two-story Smith & Wollensky steakhouse opened inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.
Hakkasan Restaurant at the MGM Grand launched the new concept “All That and Dim Sun” 10 p.m. dinner happening every Thursday with a specialty menu.
Kids Eat Free under age 10 at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar in Mandalay Bay July 2–Aug. 31 from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. daily with the purchase of an adult entrée.
In late July,James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez will celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM.
Yelp named Oak & Ivy in Container Park “#2 Whiskey Bar in the U.S.”
The Broken Yolk Cafe opened its first Las Vegas location at Town Square with hours daily 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis inside Green Valley Ranch Resort is now officially certified and serving Kobe Beef.
Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace launched the Strip’s first All-You-Can-Eat BBQ available daily at 11:30 a.m.
Established in 2014, CraftHaus Brewery is constructing a secondary tasting room in the Arts District downtown.
Lucky Dragon, shuttered since last year, has a new owner planning to change the boutique resort’s name, reopen it as a nongaming hotel and turn the casino building into conference space.
The Mob Museum’s newest artifact in The Underground, Prohibition exhibition, is a phone booth from the Four Deuces, which served as the Chicago Outfit’s headquarters.
The STRAT unveiled a stainless-steel sculpture titled “LOOK!” comprised of three ascending figures at the main entrance.
The Welcome to Las Vegas famoussign is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Jon Bon Jovi and son signed their names below the recently added caricatures on the wall at The Palm inside The Forum Shops at Caesars.
Dr. Fred Sigman is author of Motel Vegas mapping out the rise and fall of Las Vegas’ vibrant and historic motels.
Will Roger, cultural co-founder of Burning Man’s aerial and drone photography, has a new book Compass of the Ephemeral with written essays by central figures.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame provides free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp will culminate in a live performance with Lou Gramm (Foreigner) at Vinyl on Saturday, June 29.